PEACH on the Street Survey

Image from PEACH on the Street with a volunteer (in orange) showing the survey to a participant.


The PEACH team conducted an in-person survey on the Access Alderney site in five parts: Introduction, Quiet Tent, Space for Play, Seating, and Signage & Washrooms. All surveys were answered anonymously. The Introduction survey asked respondents for some key information about themselves, such as their age, personal experience of disability, approximate household income, and length of time living in Halifax Regional Municipality. Respondents were then asked to visit four spaces in Alderney Plaza where temporary design features were set up, answer questions about their experience of each space, and offer their opinions on specific inclusive design features.

The same five survey sections were combined into a single survey, which was released online with photos from the PEACH on the Street event for respondents who were unable to attend in-person. The in-person and online survey attracted a total of 114 responses. Exactly 75% of respondents completed all five sections of the survey. The graphics below describe characteristics about the people who answered this survey. Click the buttons at the top of this page to view initial results from each of the other four survey sections. Further analysis is underway, and results will be updated on these pages as they are completed. Thank you for your patience while these are being released.

Who answered our survey?

Gender and Age

Survey respondents predominantly identified as female (58%), with 39% of respondents identifying as male and 1% as non-binary. The age range of participants was relatively well-distributed with 28% between the ages of 25 and 34, 25% between 35 and 44, 15% between 45 and 55, and between 55 and 64. Older populations were less represented, with 8% of respondents over the age of 65. There was similarly less participation from person 18 to 24 years of age.

Parents, Caregivers and Persons with Disabilities

Respondents were asked if they were parents or caregivers to others, to which 39% said they were. Of those respondents, 8% reported that they were a caregiver to someone who experiences disability. Just over one quarter of survey respondents (26%) identified as experiencing some form of disability themselves. The distribution of people experiencing disability (n = 30) included 40% who experienced mobility disability, 33% who experienced difficulty processing information due to cognitive, learning, or mental health disability, 10% who experienced auditory or visual impairment, and 20% who experienced an undefined disability. An additional 10% opted to ‘Prefer Not to Say’.


Residency in Halifax Regional Municipality

The majority of respondents were residents of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Nova Scotia. Only 9% were not non-residents. The largest cohort reported living in HRM for 20 years or more (37%), with the next highest living in HRM for 5-9 years (14%), then 1-4 years (13%), 15-19 years (12%), 10-14 years (8%), and less than 1 year (5%).  

Average Household Income

Average household income was fairly well distributed among respondents. The greatest proportion of respondents earned over $100,000 a year (22%). The remaining ranges of household income were reported as: 17% earned $80,000 to less than $100,000, 14% earned $60,000 to less than $80,000, 13% earned $40,000 to less than $60,000, 12% earned $20,000 to less than $40,000, 4% earned $10,000 to less than $20,000 and 4% earned less than $10,000. Additionally, 13% of participants preferred not to disclose their household income.

Visit to Alderney Plaza

Finally, respondents were asked how often they spent time in the Alderney Plaza through their daily lives. The greatest proportion of respondents visited the plaza on average once a week (33%). Only 8% visited on a daily basis. All others visited maybe 1-4 times a year (19%), only for special occasions (5%) or even more rarely (4%). 5% of respondents said they never visited Alderney Plaza at all.