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About Cambridge

This southern Ontario riding has urban and rural areas, including the city of Cambridge and the township of North Dumfries.

Manufacturing, including automotive and some textile production, accounts for 26 per cent of jobs. There is also a strong technology sector in the region.

According to the 2006 census, immigrants, many of them from Gemany or Portugal, make up about 21 per cent of the population. The average household income is $86,497 and the unemployment rate is 5.7 per cent.

The riding was created in 1976 from most of Waterloo-Cambridge and a small portion of Wellington riding. In the 1996 redistribution, the lines were redrawn to take in parts of Wellington and Brant counties. In 2004, part of the city of Kitchener was moved from Cambridge riding into the Kitchener-Conestoga riding.

Population: 129,434 (2006 census; an increase of 8.6% since 2001)

Source: CBC