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Growth Trends Review


The Growth Trends Review Report 2016 is available online or from the Planning Services Department directly.

The report identifies emerging development-related issues and trends within the Municipality of Clarington. Building permit activity and other related data are used as indicators of housing and employment activity within Clarington, the level of local investment, and economic performance.

The Municipality of Clarington's total building permit value decreased slightly in 2016. However, residential permits continue on the 5-year trend and have increased to $320 million in 2016. Forty per cent of Clarington's residential growth was by intensification within already built up areas. Clarington's overall 2016 residential building permit values account for more than 90 per cent of all permits issued. Non-residential permits for commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural development decreased in 2016 affecting the overall value.

Over the last 15 years, Clarington's share of building permit value in Durham has increased from 10 per cent to over 20 per cent. Clarington and Oshawa each contributed approximately one-quarter of total residential permit value in Durham Region.

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