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The 1986, 1996 and 2001 Survey Summaries for the GTA

Town of Markham


DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS


Total Number of Households 2001: 61000
1996: 49400
1986: 33500
Dwelling Type House Townhouse Apartment
2001: 82% 9% 9%
1996: 82% 7% 11%
1986: 90% n/a 10%
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5+
2001: 9% 24% 23% 27% 16%
1996: 10% 22% 21% 27% 19%
1986: 7% 23% 21% 31% 18%
Number of Vehicles 0 1 2 3 4+
2001: 3% 27% 51% 14% 4%
1996: 4% 30% 51% 12% 3%
1986: 3% 26% 56% 11% 5%
Household Averages Persons  Workers  Drivers  Vehicles  Trips/Day 
2001: 3.2 1.7 2.3 1.9 7.6
1996: 3.3 1.6 2.2 1.8 7.1
1986: 3.4 1.8 2.1 1.9 7.0

Total Population 2001: 198200
1996: 163500
1986: 112400
Employment Status
Population Licenced
Drivers
Student Full
Time
Part
Time
Work at
Home
Male 2001: 99300 72% 29% 47% 6% 3%
1996: 80100 70% 29% 46% 5% 3%
1986: 55000 68% 29% 55% 4% 1%
Female 2001: 98900 67% 25% 34% 11% 2%
1996: 83400 64% 28% 32% 10% 1%
1986: 57400 60% 26% 33% 12% 2%


Age Distribution of Population
Age Category
Median 0-10 11-15 16-25 26-45 46-64 65+
2001: 36.9 13% 8% 15% 31% 25% 9%
1996: 34.4 14% 8% 15% 33% 21% 8%
1986: 30.3 18% 9% 15% 37% 15% 5%

Daily Trips/Person (age 11+) Daily Work Trips/Worker
2001: 2.7 2001: 0.79
1996: 2.5 1996: 0.8
1986: 2.6 1986: 0.76





TRAVEL PATTERNS


Trips Made by Markham Residents

Trip Purpose Category
Time Period Year Trips % of 24 hr. HB-W HB-S HB-D N-HB
6-9 a.m. 2001: 113300 24.4% 47% 23% 20% 9%
1996: 89000 25.2% 47% 27% 17% 9%
1986: 55900 23.7% 59% 23% 12% 5%
24 Hours 2001: 463600 30% 13% 40% 16%
1996: 353700 32% 16% 38% 14%
1986: 236200 35% 15% 36% 15%
Percentage of Trips Within Region
6-9 a.m. 2001: 46% 24 Hours 2001: 46%
1996: 45% 1996: 46%
1986: 32% 1986: 39%

Trips Made to Markham

Destination Purpose
Time Period Year Trips % of 24 hr. Work School Home Other
6-9 a.m. 2001: 124400 25.6% 59% 19% 5% 17%
1996: 97500 26.0% 59% 23% 3% 15%
1986: 55300 23.6% 69% 19% 3% 9%
24 Hours 2001: 486600 21% 5% 40% 34%
1996: 375100 21% 6% 40% 32%
1986: 234000 21% 6% 43% 30%

Trips Made by Markham Residents

Time Period Year Trips Auto
Driver
Auto
Passng.
Local
Transit
GO
Train
Walk & 
Cycle
Other
6-9 a.m. 2001: 113300 65% 15% 7% 2% 7% 4%
1996: 89000 62% 16% 9% 1% 8% 4%
1986: 55900 63% 10% 12% 1% 8% 6%
24 Hours 2001: 463600 69% 18% 6% 1% 4% 2%
1996: 353700 67% 19% 6% 1% def 2%
1986: 236200 67% 14% 8% 1% 6% 4%
Median Trip Length (km) by Mode
Year Auto 
Driver
Auto 
Passng.
Local 
Transit
GO 
Train
2001: 5.6 3.8 16.5 24.8
1996: 5.6 3.6 16 24.5
1986: 6.6 4.7 15.2 23.7

Trips Made to Markham

Time Period Year Trips Auto
Driver
Auto
Passng.
Local
Transit
GO
Train
Walk & 
Cycle
Other
6-9 a.m. 2001: 124400 72% 14% 4% * 6% 4%
1996: 97500 67% 16% 5% * 8% 4%
1986: 55300 69% 10% 7% * 8% 6%
24 Hours 2001: 486600 72% 17% 4% 1% 4% 2%
1996: 375100 69% 18% 5% 0% 5% 2%
1986: 234000 69% 15% 7% 0% 6% 4%