Profile of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Community ProfileNiagara-on-the-LakeNiagara regionOntario
Population
Population density per square kilometre109.8230.513.4
Population of 200113,839410,57411,410,046
Population of 200614,587427,42112,160,282
Population change5.4%4.1%6.6%
Lone female parent14.2%21.9%20.0%
Lone male parent2.6%5.4%4.5%
Population who immigrated to Canada in the last 5 years7.2%10.4%17.1%
Aboriginal identity0.6%1.6%2.0%
Visible minority status5.9%6.3%22.8%
Housing
Total private dwellings6,025179,9034,972,869
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents5,447169,4254,554,251
Education
People ages 25-64 who have not completed high school8.4%14.0%13.6%
Knowledge of neither English nor French0.2%0.6%2.2%
Land
Land area (square km)132.81,854.2907,573.8

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population Density

Niagara-on-the-Lake has a relatively large rural area compared to the rest of Niagara. In Niagara-on-the-Lake, there are approximately 109.8 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake grew by 5.4%. This means that the population in Niagara-on-the-Lake grew more than the population of Niagara (4.1%), yet less than of the population of Ontario (6.6%).

Population who did not Graduate from High School

As of 2006, 8.4% of the population of Niagara-on-the-Lake 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

Niagara-on-the-Lake has a lower percentage of single mothers (14.2%) among the families with children at home compared to Niagara (21.9%) and Ontario (20.0%). Niagara-on-the-Lake also has a lower percentage (2.6%) of families with single fathers than Niagara (5.4%) and Ontario (4.5%).

Language, Immigration and Aboriginals

Almost all of Niagara-on-the-Lake residents are able to speak either English or French. Only a very 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake, 5.9% of people are a visible minority, which is similar to the visible minority population of Niagara (6.3%), but is much lower than Ontario (22.8%). In terms of immigration, 7.2% of the population of Niagara-on-the-Lake immigrated in the last 5 years, which is lower than Niagara (10.4%) and even lower than Ontario (17.1%).

In 2006, a small percentage (0.6%) of the total population of Niagara-on-the-Lake is Aboriginal, which is lower than Niagara (1.6%) and Ontario (2.0%). However, only Aboriginals who live off reserve were surveyed by the census.

Income ProfileNiagara-on-the-LakeNiagara regionOntario
Low income before tax5.7%12.0%14.7%
Low income after tax4.1%8.4%11.1%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (before tax)7.9%15.0%18.0%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (after tax)6.3%10.5%13.7%

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population with low Income

Niagara-on-the-Lake has a lower percentage of people considered as living in low income (before tax) (5.7%) than both Niagara (12.0%) and Ontario (14.7%). The same goes for the 'after tax low income' percentages. After taxes, the percentages of people living within the low income bracket are as follows: 4.1% for Niagara-on-the-Lake, 8.4% for Niagara, and 11.1% for Ontario.

Low Income Families

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, 7.9% of families who are considered living in low income (before tax) have a child/youth under the age of 18 living with them. After tax, this number decreases to 6.3%, which is lower than Niagara (10.5%) and Ontario (13.7%).


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