Profile of Grimsby

Community Profile of Grimsby
  Grimsby Niagara region Ontario
Population
Population density per square kilometre 347.2 230.5 13.4
Population of 2001 21,297 410,574 11,410,046
Population of 2006 23,937 427,421 12,160,282
Population change 12.4% 4.1% 6.6%
Lone female parent 3.5% 21.9% 20.0%
Lone male parent 4.2% 5.4% 4.5%
Population who immigrated to Canada in the last five years 5.2% 10.4% 17.1%
Aboriginal identity 0.8% 1.6% 2.0%
Visible minority status 3.2% 6.3% 22.8%
Housing
Total private dwellings 8,944 179,903 4,972,869
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 8,743 169,425 4,554,251
Education
People ages 25-64 who have not completed high school9.3% 14.0% 13.6%
Knowledge of neither English nor French 0.1% 0.6% 2.2%
Land
Land area (square km) 68.9 1,854.2 907,573.8

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population Density

Grimsby has a relatively larger urban area compared to the rest of Niagara. There are approximately 347.2 people in one square kilometre compared to 230.5 in Niagara and 13.4 in Ontario.

Population Change

Between 2001 and 2006, the population of Grimsby grew by 12.4%. This means the population in Grimsby grew at a much faster pace than the population of Niagara (4.1%) and the population of Ontario (6.6%).

Population who did not Graduate from High School

The percentage of the population of Grimsby between the ages of 25 and 64 that have not completed their high school education is 9.3%, compared to 14.0% in Niagara and 13.6% in Ontario.

Lone Parent Families

Grimsby has a lower percentage of single mothers (13.5%), among the families with children at home compared to Niagara (21.9%) and Ontario (20.0%). As for families with single fathers, Grimsby also has a lower percentage (4.2%) than Niagara (5.4%) and Ontario (4.5%).

Language, Immigration and Aboriginals

Almost all of Grimsby residents are able to speak either English or French. Only a small proportion cannot (0.1%). This pattern is also seen in Niagara, but in Ontario, the proportion is slightly higher at 2.2%.

In Grimsby, 3.2% of people are a visible minority, which is lower than the visible minority population of Niagara at 6.3%, but is much lower than that of Ontario (22.8%). In terms of immigration, Grimsby has a lower percentage of people who immigrated in the last five years (5.2%) than Niagara (10.4%), but again, this percentage is much lower than that of Ontario (17.1%).

In 2006, there was a lower percentage of Aboriginals (0.8%) living in Grimsby compared to Niagara (1.6%) and Ontario (2.0%) However, only Aboriginals who live off reserve were surveyed by the census.

Income Profile of Grimsby
  Grimsby Niagara region Ontario
Low income before tax 8.2% 12.0% 14.7%
Low income after tax 5.6% 8.4% 11.1%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (before tax) 8.1% 15.0% 18.0%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (after tax) 6.0% 10.5% 13.7%

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population with low Income

Grimsby at 8.2%, has a lower percentage of people considered as living in low income (before tax), than Niagara (12.0%) and Ontario (14.7%). The same goes for those considered to be living with low income (after tax). After taxes, the percentage of people living within the low income bracket is as follows: 5.6% for Grimsby, 8.4% for Niagara, and 11.1% for Ontario.

Low Income Families

In Grimsby, 8.1% of families who are considered as living in low income (before tax) have a child/youth under the age of 18 living with them. After tax this decreases to 6.0%, which is lower than in Niagara (10.5%) and Ontario (13.7%).


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