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Demographics

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Total Population

137,288

Median Household Income

103,809

Total Visible Minorities

29,050

Median Age

40.3

What is the Population of Whitby, ON?

At present, Whitby, ON has a population of 128,377 people. Overall, the population of Whitby, ON is growing at a rate of 3.12% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its populations grew by 6,355 people, an average growth rate of 1.04% per year from 2011 to 2016.

What is the Median Age of Whitby, ON?

Whitby, ON has a median age of 39 years old.

Age

The largest population of Whitby, ON is the age group between 50 and 54 years old, and the least populated age group is between 80 and 84 years old. 67.23% of the population are in the working age group between 15 to 64 years old, while 29.59% make up the younger population which will be a part of labour force in less than 2 decades.

Gender

Overall, women outnumber men by 3340 people. The 20 to 24 years old age cohort exhibits the largest discrepancy with a difference of 315 people between the sexes. Furthermore, majority of the population is between the ages 50 to 54 years old, comprising 8.47 per cent of the population.

Marital Status

Majority of the population are married, making up 53.69 per cent of the population. Having a predominantly married population is highy beneficial to Whitby, 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 57.03 per cent of the total aboriginal population. At 730 people, the second largest Aboriginal population is the Metis. persons with Registered or Treaty Indian status but are not First Nations, Métis or Inuit follows with 3.84% of the total Aboriginal population in Whitby, ON.

Household Income

With a population at 128,377 people, most inhabitants at Whitby, 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 $103,809 per year.

Knowledge Of Official Language

Majority of the population speaks English only, making up 90.76 per cent of the population.

Median Household Income

In Whitby, ON, the median household income is $103,809 per year. The median household income in Whitby, ON is greater than the national household median income in 2015.

Period Of Immigration

The largest influx of immigrants to Canada was pre-1981, where 11,175 people surveyed called Canada their new home.

Visible Minority

The largest visible minority population are that of the Black, making up 34.72 per cent of the total visible minority population. The second largest group are the South Asian, making up 8,345 people.Following South Asian is Chinese that is 10.95 per cent of the visible minority population.

Labour Force

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Total Labour
Force

68,745

Employment
Rate

64.3%

Participation
Rate

69.4%

Unemployment
Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Overall, the unemployment rate in Whitby, ON is growing at a rate of 0.17% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its unemployment rates grew by 0.1%, an average growth rate of 0.02% per year from 2011 to 2016. A growing unemployment rate signals that there is a higher level of competition between job applicants so obtaining a job becomes more difficult.

Participation Rate

Overall, the participation rate in Whitby, ON is declining at a rate of 0.31% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its participation rates declined by 2.8%, an average growth rate of -0.56% per year from 2011 to 2016. A decrease in participation rate means the proportion of the working population in Whitby, ON is lower than in the past.

Employment Rate

Overall, the employment rate in Whitby, ON is declining at a rate of 0.41% per year over the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016. In the last two census, its employment rates declined by 2.6%, an average decline rate of 0.52% per year from 2011 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)

850

Average Yearly
Snowfall(cm)

106

Highest Temperature
(Celsius)

33

Lowest Temperature
(Celsius)

-25

Average Rainfall

Umbrellas and raincoats are most handy in the month of September when it rains an average of 94 mm. This is 12.27% of the annual rain experienced in Whitby, ON. The month of November is also rainy with an average rainfall of 80.0 mm. Following November is May, when 78.9 mm is the average rainfall.

Average Snowfall

Wrap up in layers in the month of Janurary when snow builds up tp an average of 35.6 centimetres. This is 33.68% of the annual snowfall experienced in Whitby, ON. The month of February is also snowy with an average snowfall of 24.9 cm. Following February is December, when 24.9 cm is the average snowfall.

Average Temperature

It is coldest in Whitby, ON in January when temperature drops to -8.5 °C and warmest in the month of July when it hits 25.1 °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 9.4 °C in the same month in 2016. Temperatures are most stable in Whitby, ON in the month of November.

Real Estate

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Number of
Renters

7,255

Number of
Home Owners

36,280

Most Popular
Dwelling Size

4 or More Bedrooms

Least Popular
Dwelling Size

1 Bedroom or Less

Construction Period

20.31 per cent, which is majority of homes in Whitby, ON, were constructed between 1991 to 2000. Building and home construction was also brisk between 1981 to 1990, where 8,230 homes were built. In between 2001 to 2005, 8,205 of homes were built too.

Dwellings By Bedroom

43.67%, which is majority of homes in Whitby, ON, have 4 or more bedrooms. Homes with three bedrooms are also very popular, with 17,315 homes built with this number of bedrooms. The third largest category of homes according to number of bedrooms are two bedrooms representing 10.47 per cent of dwellings.

Transportation

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Most Used
Transportation

Vehicle Driver

Busiest Time
On Roads

7:00AM - 7:59AM

Residents Who
Work Locally

13,570

Vehicle Drivers

78.41%

Time Leaving For Work

Majority of commuters in Whitby, ON leave their homes from 7:00am to 7:59am, saying that it's enough time to get to work. The second most popular time to head to work, with 18.96% of respondents, is from 6:00am to 6:59am. However, 11370 of commuters still prefer to leave from 8:00am to 8:59am.

Transportation Mode

Majority of commuters, around 47,075 respondents in Whitby, ON, are carpooling in a private car, truck, or van to go to work. Moreover, 12.48% of respondents say that they prefer taking the public transit, which includes buses, subways among other things. The third most popular means of transportation is driving alone in a private car, truck, or van with 3,195 commuters preferring it.

Education

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Dominant Level
of Education

High School

Most Popular
Field of Study

Business Admin

Most Popular
Educational Destination

Canada

Least Popular
Field of Study

Agriculture

Education

Most people in Whitby, ON have have completed a high school education. With 28,785 people, it is what most people in Whitby, ON completed. Coming in second, 32.47% of inhabitants say they have completed a university degree. The third largest group are people who have not completed any certificate, with 13,865 people responding.

Field Of Study

Most are in Business, Management & Public Administration with 13,130 people practicing it in Whitby, ON. Engineering & related fields is another popular field of expertise, as 18.81% of inhabitants are involved in it. The third group are those who are in Social Sciences & Law, with 8,390 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. Whitby, ON has 15,830 people or 27.0% of workers in STEM industries.

Location Of Study

Majority of the population, which is around 84.7% of residents received their schooling from Canada. Another country where most residents received their schooling is another country not listed here, making up 4,045 people. At 2.58 per cent, those who received their education from United States is the third largest group.

Utilities

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Companies

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Largest Industry
by Business Count

Real Estate

Smallest Industry
by Business Count

Mining & Oil

Most Popular
Business Size

1-4 Employees

Least Popular
Business Size

500-999 Employees