Norfolk Stats Information

Norfolk County Information

Norfolk County

Information resourced from the Census 2016 report.

Population of Norfolk County 64,044

50.4% Female, 49.6% Male
Land area: 1607.55 square kilometers
Population density: 39.8% (person per square kilometer)
Average age: 44. 5
Ages: 0 to 14, 15%
Ages: 65 + years, 22%
Total private dwellings: 28,720
Average household size: 2.4 persons

Business

Employee and Business Services

Human Resources

January – July 2017

35 positions filled
1133 resumes received

Corporate Support Services

January – July 2017

Number of Formal Bid Documents Reviewed by Corporate Support Services: 49
Number of Accessibility Complaints and/or Requests for Accessible Formats or Communication Supports: 7
Number of Provincial Offences Charges Received from Enforcement Agencies and Processed: 2947
Number of Special Events Permits Issued: 15
Percentage of Employees Who Have Accessibility Training: 100%

Website norfolkcounty.ca

Number of Unique visits for each month to the Norfolk County Website: 180,379,000
Number of Incoming Emails: 2,916,333
Number of Incoming Emails Blocked by SPAM: 618,154
Number of Outgoing Emails: 544,989

Community

Community Services

Fire and Rescue Services.

False Alarm, perceived emergency False Alarm, perceived emergency: 34%
False Alarm, equipment malfunction: 46%
Incidents: 13%

Fire Education

How often do you practice escaping your home?(520 students under 18 were asked these questions)
The number that answered:
Once a year: 117
Twice a year: 79
More than twice a year: 104
Never: 6
I don’t have a home escape plan: 213

Adults were asked the question: (374 adults were asked this question)
How much time do you have to escape your home in an emergency?
Less then a minute: 267
2- 4 minutes: 76
4-7 minutes: 4
10-12 minutes: 2
12+ minutes: 2
Correct answer: Less than a minute

Urban Forestry January 1 to June 15, 2017

438 number of requests for tree inspection
947 number of trees inspected
345 number of trees planted

Forestry January 1 to June 15, 2017

87 Number of Harvest Permit Applications
15 Number of Harvest Permits Application amendments
85 Number of Harvest Permits issued
47 Number of woodlots inspected

Oakwood Cemetery

Number of Full Burials: 55
Number of Cremations: 59
Number of Niche Inurnment: 0

Development

Development and Cultural Services

Building

Total Construction Value 2016: $110,924,000
Total Construction Value Jan. – Sept. 2017: $114,195.000
Total Building Permits Issued 2016: 1248
Total Building Permits Issued Jan. – Sept.: 1267
Number of Residential Units 2016: 389
Number of Residential Units Jan. – Sept. 2017: 323

Bylaw Occurrences

The total closed occurrences include occurrences closed from previous years.
Number of bylaw occurrences: 597
Number of bylaw occurrences closed: 749

Animal Control 2016

Calls for service: 266
Dogs retrieved: 306
Dogs redeemed by owner: 86
Dogs adopted: 111

Community Planning September 2017

Number of Development Applications to Date.
Number of consents severances: 60
Number of minor variance: 55
Number of zoning amendments: 43
Number of official plan amendments: 6
Number of site plans: 19
Number of submissions: 4
Agreements: 7

Heritage and Culture

Heritage and Culture – 6 months, June 30, 2017

Number of Volunteer Hours   2255

Outreach                                11327

Number of Visits to Date       13272

Tourism and Economic Development

Number of Tourism Partners: 273 (June 2017)
Norfolk Tourism Website:  norfolk tourism.ca
Geographic Markets with Highest Growth in Interest in visiting Norfolk County % Growth (2016 over 2015):
Montreal 184, Barrie 129, Oshawa 72, Markham 71, Ottawa 52, Richmond Hill 41, Vaughan 39, Hamilton 39, Brampton 34, St. Thomas 33, Guelph 25, Kitchener 17

Economic Development Strategy Outcomes

Progress on Recommendations after 5 years
Recommendations Completed or Underway: 67%
Recommendations Challenged or Exploring Options: 24%
Recommendations Not Proceeding: 9%

Public Works

Public Works and Environmental Services

Environmental Services

Total tonnage of Recycling Materials received curbside collection Since Jan. 2017: 403 MT per month

Fleet & Facilities

Amount of energy produced by Waterford Fire Station solar panels.
August 2017 Generation – 1,404 kWh
2017 year to date (end of May): 9,246 kWh generated

Volume of WATER produced per month

232,000 m3/month of drinking water

Roads

SALT USAGE for 2016/2017 winter season equated to approximately 5000 tonne/month

Finance

Financial Services

Tax Billed

Tax Billed: $100,409,299
Taxes Paid: $95,326,853
Outstanding Arrears: $7,896,294

Credit Rating

History Last Six Years.
2012 A, 2013 A, 2014 A+, 2015 AA-, 2016 AA-, 2017 AA-

Accounts Payable

Number of vendors: 3117
Statistics and cheques: 3110
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer Payments: 9481

Health

Health and Social Services

Social Services and Housing

Percentage of Social Housing wait list housed annually (2016): 36%
Percentage of population receiving social assistance: 3.3%
Number of children receiving fee subsidy for licensed child care: 483

Norview Lodge

Percentage of Occupancy (4th quarter 2016): 99.6%
Number of volunteer hours (4th quarter 2016): 1573.25