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Indicator Values

283,152.00 - 352,027.00:
 
352,027.00 - 420,902.00:
 
420,902.00 - 489,777.00:
 

Average House Price

Data Source

Economic Development Winnipeg. 2017. Average house prices – Winnipeg and Canada. From: https://www.economicdevelopmentwinnipeg.com/uploads/document/average_residential_prices_cma_2016.t1513199847.pdf

The most recent data for this indicator was made available in 2016. This data is updated annually as it becomes available.

Rationale and Connections

Housing is usually the largest component of a households wealth. When housing prices go up, homeownersnet worth increase, and they tend to be more willing to spend more and take on additional debt. This has a significant positive impact on the economy.

Conversely, when housing prices decrease, households find it more difficult to borrow (as their equity has decreased), and rather than spending, they tend to try to pay off their mortgages faster.

Housing prices also impact Winnipeggers’ willingness and ability purchase a home, or to live in certain areas of the city.

Measurement and Limitations

Average house price measures average residential detached housing prices listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system – this means that private sales may not be included. Rates are seasonally adjusted.

References

Economic Development Winnipeg. 2017. Average annual Residential Prices – Select Cities. From https://www.economicdevelopmentwinnipeg.com/uploads/document/average_residential_prices_cma_2016.t1513199847.pdf

Nathalie Girouard & Sveinbjorn Blondal, 2001. House Prices and Economic Activity. OECD Economics Department Working Papers 279, OECD Publishing. From:http://www.oecd.org/eco/monetary/1888662.pdf

GHG
Greenhouse gas emissions measures the City of Winnipeg greenhouse gases, or carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e), released into the atmosphere.

Data Source

This data was taken from the City of Winnipeg’s 2011 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast. March, 2015

The most recent data for this indicator was made available in 2016. This data is updated as it becomes available.

More detail about this indicator can be found in Peg’s 2017 Wellbeing Report on the Natural and Built Environment: http://www.mypeg.ca/sites/www.mypeg.ca/files/uploads/AnnualWinnipegWellnessReport2017.pdf

Rationale and Connections

Greenhouse gas emissions are a major contributor to climate change. Growing concentrations in the atmosphere are resulting in an increase in the global average temperature which directly affects climate patterns, ultimately affecting the health and wellbeing of ecosystems and societies. In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Rio de Janiero, Brazil first acknowledged the existence of climate change and has the stabilization of GHG concentrations as an objective (UNFCCC, 1992).

Measurement and Limitations

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shown in this indicator are measured as CO2e (Tonnes). The City of Winnipeg divides emissions into 5 sources: natural gas and electricty from buildings, vehicles (residential and commercial), public transit, waste disposal and water and waste water systems. It is important to note that according to the data source, GHG inventories prior to 2011 were created with data and methods that are not compatible with those used in 2011. Comparisons between these inventores and the new comprehsnsive inventory for 2011 are difficult and my not necessarily reflect an accurate depiction of the changes in Winnipeg GHG emissions.

While GHG emissions consist of a variety of gases including; carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), water vapor (H2O) and ozone (O3), however, the City of Winnipeg only reports on CO2 emissions. Based on the ICLEI Protocol upon which the City of Winnipeg’s 2011 inventory, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane gas are reported. For ease of comparison, these gases are converted into a common unit of tonnes of carbon dioxide equitalent (CO2e).

References

Province of Manitoba (2015). Manitoba Government Climate Change & Green Initiatives Online– July 2015, Retrieved from: http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/climate/climate_change.html

UNFCCC (1992). United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Online: http://unfccc.int/files/essential_background/convention/background/application/pdf/convention_text_with_annexes_english_for_posting.pdf

Average House Price

Average house price measures the average price of homes listed in the Multiple Listing Service database used by Canadian realtors.
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Average House Price Sustainable Development Goals

8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.

A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. . The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.