Tracking the Trends 2020
Tracking the Trends provides a comprehensive overview of Edmonton’s social well-being.
The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) is pleased to present this 15th edition of Tracking the Trends. Thirty one years after the release of the first edition in 1989, we remain committed to regularly updating this valuable compendium of social and economic data critical to sound decision-making. We hope decision-makers, social policy planners, researchers, and the general public will find this publication useful in broadening their understanding of social trends in the Edmonton region.
The publication of this edition was postponed by several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused disruptions to work as ESPC adapted to working from home, as well as delays in data releases. Unfortunately, data on COVID-19 could not be captured in this report, but the effects of the pandemic on Edmontonians will be seen in future Tracking the Trends.
Note: since the release of this report, we identified the following errata. The PDF version has now been updated as of January 15, 2021.
Table C4: Total Apartment Vacancy Rate, October Average, Edmonton CMA, added in missing value for the year 2006
Table D11: Employed Persons Earning Low Wages by Gender, July 2017 to June 2018, Edmonton CMA. The “total” for wage “$13.60” was incorrectly listed as 54800, this was corrected to 54.8
Table F4: Maximum monthly AISH benefit payments, added in missing values for the years 2000-2002 and 2004
Figure F4 was updated as well to reflect the added in values
Table F5: Number of individuals receiving Employment Insurance, added in missing the value for the year 2008
Table G8: Lone-Parent to Couple Family Proportion, Edmonton CMA, added in the missing value for the year 2009
Table G9: Property and Violent Crime Rates, Crime Severity Index, Edmonton City. An older version of the table was inserted by accident, it was replaced with an up-to date version.