Comment 97292

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 30, 2014 at 15:48:47 in reply to Comment 97282

I looked around and it looks like the actual difference is 25% from average. I took that to mean the upper-bound is 125% and the lower-bound is 75%.

Here's the 2011 census numbers:

Average population is 34,663

By the 2011 census numbers, the wards 7 and 8 are above the limit, wards 10, 13, 14, and 15 are all below, and wards 1 and 9 are close-ish to the low end limit.

Assuming we created a "ward 7.5" that turns Wards 7 and 8 into 3 wards? We have an average of 32,497.

With that average, wards 10, 14 and 15 are still low, and ward 13 is incredibly close to the limit.

So creating a new Mountain ward is not sufficient to fix the problem. Either the borders of the "newer" wards have to expand and eat some of the territory of the "old Hamilton" wards, or one of the "new" wards has to go away and they must be adjusted among themselves.

Data below.

edit: RTH markdown doesn't like the pipe-delimited table I thought it would like. Data here:

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2014-01-30 15:50:57

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