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Demographics

View the Demographics tab for information such as Population, Age and more. Data is populated from census, state, provincial and municipal sources, along with third-party projections.

Total Population

69,878

Median Household Income

71,193

Total Visible Minorities

1,715

Median Age

48.5

What is the Population of Bruce County, ON?

At present, Bruce County, ON has a population of 68,147 people. Overall, the population of Bruce County, ON is growing at a rate of 0.44% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its populations grew by 2,045 people, an average growth rate of 0.62% per year from 2011 to 2016.

Age

The largest population of Bruce County, ON is the age group between 60 and 64 years old, and the least populated age group is 85+ years old. 60.6% of the population are in the working age group between 15 to 64 years old, while 26.08% make up the younger population which will be a part of labour force in less than 2 decades.

Gender

Overall, women outnumber men by 885 people. The 15 to 19 years old age cohort exhibits the largest discrepancy with a difference of 130 people between the sexes. Furthermore, majority of the population is between the ages 60 to 64 years old, comprising 8.76 per cent of the population.

Marital Status

Majority of the population are married, making up 55.29 per cent of the population. Having a predominantly married population is highy beneficial to Bruce County, ON as married couples usually bring in larger incomes, higher net worth and gains on average. They also help boost the community's liveliness and labour force, as they are most likely to bear children and create the best economic conditions for them. Furthermore, this group also spends more compared to most of their counterparts.

Aboriginal Identification

The largest aboriginal population are that of the First Nations, making up 77.83 per cent of the total aboriginal population. At 685 people, the second largest Aboriginal population is the Metis.

Household Income

With a population at 68,147 people, most inhabitants at Bruce County, ON are above the low income cut-off, or the income a person must earn to be considered to be part of the low income group. Majority are also above the 2,016 national median income of $70,336 per year.

Visible Minority

The largest visible minority population are that of the South Asian, making up 37.9 per cent of the total visible minority population. The second largest group are the Black, making up 315 people.Following Black is Chinese that is 14.58 per cent of the visible minority population.

Labour Force

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Total Labour
Force

33,245

Employment
Rate

56.4%

Participation
Rate

60.1%

Unemployment
Rate

5.5%

Labour Force Industry

The industry that hires the most from Bruce County, ON's workforce is Utilities hiring 4530 people or 13.62% of the community's workforce. This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in: operating electric, gas and water utilities. These establishments generate, transmit, control and distribute electric power; distribute natural gas; treat and distribute water; operate sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities; and provide related services, generally through a permanent infrastructure of lines, pipes and treatment and processing facilities. The second largest is the Retail Trade industry that hired 11.21% of locals. The third largest is the Health Care and Social Assistance industry, whose 3635 employees are from Bruce County, ON.

Labour Force Occupation

Most of Bruce County, ON's workforce is working in Sales and service with 7430 people or 22.35% of the community's workforce. This category contains retail and wholesale sales occupations and customer and personal service occupations related to a wide range of industries, such as accommodation and food services, travel, tourism and cleaning services. Sales and service occupations can be linked, for the most part, to formal post-secondary or occupation-specific training programs. Others are characterized by periods of formal on-the-job training. Apprenticeship training is available for some specialized service occupations. Progression from sales and service occupations to positions of increased responsibility, or supervision, usually requires occupational experience and may require completion of related training programs. The second largest is those in Trades, transport and equipment operators, comprising 18.17% of locals. The third largest group are those in Management, whose 4140 employees are from Bruce County, ON.

Unemployment Rate

Overall, the unemployment rate in Bruce County, ON is growing at a rate of 0.07% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016.

Participation Rate

Overall, the participation rate in Bruce County, ON is declining at a rate of 0.29% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its participation rates declined by 1.9%, an average growth rate of -0.38% per year from 2011 to 2016. A decrease in participation rate means the proportion of the working population in Bruce County, ON is lower than in the past.

Employment Rate

Overall, the employment rate in Bruce County, ON is declining at a rate of 0.34% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its employment rates declined by 4.2%, an average decline rate of 0.42% per year from 2006 to 2016. Further decrease in employment rates signals a negative economic condition in the community with job seekers not finding employment.

Taxation

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Federal General
Corporate Tax

15

Federal Small
Business Corporate

9

Federal M&P
Corporate Tax

15

Federal Investment
Corporate Tax

15

Quality of Life

View the Quality of Life tab for information such as Average Rainfall, Average Snowfall and more. Data is populated from census, state, provincial and municipal sources, along with third-party projections.

Average Yearly
Rainfall(mm)

820

Average Yearly
Snowfall(cm)

272

Highest Temperature
(Celsius)

26

Lowest Temperature
(Celsius)

-11

Average Rainfall

Umbrellas and raincoats are most handy in the month of September when it rains an average of 109 mm. This is 13.31% of the annual rain experienced in Bruce County, ON. The month of August is also rainy with an average rainfall of 95.0 mm. Following August is October, when 88.2 mm is the average rainfall.

Average Snowfall

Wrap up in layers in the month of Janurary when snow builds up tp an average of 82.6 centimetres. This is 30.42% of the annual snowfall experienced in Bruce County, ON. The month of December is also snowy with an average snowfall of 67.9 cm. Following December is February, when 51.8 cm is the average snowfall.

Average Sunshine

Sunscreens are most handy in the month of July when the sun shines an average of 300 hours. This is 15.21% of the annual sunshine experienced in Bruce County, ON. The month of June is also sunny with an average sunshine of 265 hours. Following June is August, when 259.5 hours is the average number of sun hours.

Average Temperature

It is coldest in Bruce County, ON in January when temperature drops to -11.0 °C and warmest in the month of July when it hits 26.1 °C. It will be a good idea to always check temperatures and the weather around June when temperatures are more fickle that it changed by 13.1 °C in the same month in 2016. Temperatures are most stable in Bruce County, ON in the month of December.

Real Estate

View the Real Estate tab for information such as Construction Period, Dwellings By Bedroom and more. Data is populated from census, state, provincial and municipal sources, along with third-party projections.

Number of
Renters

5,285

Number of
Home Owners

23,530

Most Popular
Dwelling Size

3 Bedrooms

Least Popular
Dwelling Size

1 Bedroom or Less

Construction Period

33.48 per cent, which is majority of homes in Bruce County, ON, were constructed before 1960. Building and home construction was also brisk between 1961 to 1980, where 8,460 homes were built. In between 1981 to 1990, 3,690 of homes were built too.

Dwellings By Bedroom

43.7%, which is majority of homes in Bruce County, ON, have three bedrooms. Homes with 4 or more bedrooms are also very popular, with 8,305 homes built with this number of bedrooms. The third largest category of homes according to number of bedrooms are two bedrooms representing 19.65 per cent of dwellings.

Home Ownership

81.66% of people in Bruce County, ON are home owners while the remaining are renters.

Transportation

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Most Used
Transportation

Vehicle Driver

Busiest Time
On Roads

N/A

Residents Who
Work Locally

N/A

Vehicle Drivers

86.01%

Transportation Mode

Majority of commuters, around 23,635 respondents in Bruce County, ON, are carpooling in a private car, truck, or van to go to work. Moreover, 5.97% of respondents say that they prefer walking. The third most popular means of transportation is driving alone in a private car, truck, or van with 1,635 commuters preferring it.

Education

View the Education tab for information such as Education, Field Of Study and more. Data is populated from census, state, provincial and municipal sources, along with third-party projections.

Dominant Level
of Education

High School

Most Popular
Field of Study

Engineering

Most Popular
Educational Destination

N/A

Least Popular
Field of Study

Other

Education

Most people in Bruce County, ON have have completed a high school education. With 14,885 people, it is what most people in Bruce County, ON completed. Coming in second, 26.24% of inhabitants say they have completed college education. The third largest group are people who have not completed any certificate, with 11,080 people responding.

Field Of Study

Most are in Engineering & related fields with 8,830 people practicing it in Bruce County, ON. Health & related fields is another popular field of expertise, as 16.29% of inhabitants are involved in it. The third group are those who are in Business, Management & Public Administration, with 4,600 people responding that it is their line of work. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is expected to be a growing industry, however, Department of Finance confirms that Canada is lagging behind other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in terms of STEM graduates. Bruce County, ON has 10,360 people or 34.52% of workers in STEM industries.

Utilities

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Companies

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Largest Industry
by Business Count

Agriculture

Smallest Industry
by Business Count

Agriculture

Most Popular
Business Size

1-4 Employees

Least Popular
Business Size

500-999 Employees

Business Size

The industry that dominates Bruce County, ON is 1 to 4 employees comprising of 1,087 businesses or 57.51% of the community's business establishments. Coming second is the 5 to 9 employees industry that makes up 20.95% of the business community. The third largest is the 10 to 19 employees industry, which includes 224 businesses.