Profile of Lincoln

Community Profile of Lincoln
  Lincoln Niagara region Ontario
Population
Population density per square kilometre 133.4 230.5 13.4
Population of 2001 20,612 410,574 11,410,046
Population of 2006 21,722 427,421 12,160,282
Population change 5.4% 4.1% 6.6%
Lone female parent 12.6% 21.9% 20.0%
Lone male parent 4.2% 5.4% 4.5%
Population who immigrated to Canada in the last five years 5.3% 10.4% 17.1%
Aboriginal identity 0.6% 1.6% 2.0%
Visible minority status 3.2% 6.3% 22.8%
Housing
Total private dwellings 7,875 179,903 4,972,869
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 7,623 169,425 4,554,251
Education
People ages 25-64 who have not completed high school 12.1% 14.0% 13.6%
Knowledge of neither English nor French 0.5% 0.6% 2.2%
Land
Land area (square km) 162.9 1,854.2 907,573.8
Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population Density

Lincoln has a relatively larger rural area compared to the rest of Niagara. There are approximately 133.4 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 West Lincoln grew by 5.4%. This means that the populations in West Lincoln grew more than the population of Niagara (4.1%) and the population of Ontario (6.6%).

Population who did not Graduate from High School

As of 2006, 12.1% of the population of Lincoln between the ages of 25 and 64 had not completed their high school education, compared to 14.0% in Niagara and 13.6% in Ontario.

Lone Parent Families

Lincoln has a lower percentage of single mothers (12.6%), among the families with children at home, compared to Niagara (21.9%) and Ontario (20.0%). As for families with single fathers, Lincoln also has a lower percentage (4.2%) than Niagara (5.4%) and Ontario (4.5%).

Language, Immigration and Aboriginals

Almost all of Lincoln residents are able to speak either English or French. Only a small proportion cannot (less than 1%). This pattern is also seen in Niagara, but in Ontario, the proportion is slightly higher at 2.2%.

In Lincoln, 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, Lincoln has a lower percentage of people who immigrated in the last five years (5.3%) than Niagara (10.4%), but again, this number is much lower than that of Ontario (17.1%).

In 2006, there is a lower percentage of Aboriginals (0.6%) living in Lincoln compared to Niagara (1.6%) and Ontario (2.0%). However, only Aboriginals who live off reserve were surveyed by the census.

Income Profile of Lincoln
  Lincoln Niagara region Ontario
Low income before tax 5.3% 12.0% 14.7%
Low income after tax 3.8% 8.4% 11.1%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (before tax) 4.9% 15.0% 18.0%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (after tax) 3.9% 10.5% 13.7%
Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population with low Income

Lincoln has a much lower percentage of people considered as living in low income (before taxes) (5.3%) than both Niagara (12.0%) and Ontario (14.7%). The same goes for the 'after tax low income' percentages. After taxes, the percentage of people living within the low income bracket is as follows: 3.8% for Lincoln, 8.4% for Niagara, and 11.1% for Ontario.

Low Income Families

In Lincoln, 4.9% of families who are considered low income (before tax) have a child/youth under the age of 18 living with them. After tax this decreases to 3.9%, which is much lower than in Niagara (10.5%) and Ontario (13.7%).


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