|Population density per square kilometre||219.6||230.5||13.4|
|Population of 2001||18,048||410,574||11,410,046|
|Population of 2006||18,224||427,421||12,160,282|
|Lone female parent||20.0%||21.9%||20.0%|
|Lone male parent||5.8%||5.4%||4.5%|
|Population who immigrated to Canada in the last five years||4.5%||10.4%||17.1%|
|Visible minority status||2.1%||6.3%||22.8%|
|Total private dwellings||7,678||179,903||4,972,869|
|Private dwellings occupied by usual residents||7,054||169,425||4,554,251|
|People ages 25-64 who have not completed high school||14.9%||14.0%||13.6%|
|Knowledge of neither English nor French||0.9%||0.6%||2.2%|
|Land area (square km)||83.0||1,854.2||907,573.8|
Thorold has a fairly urban area compared to Niagara. There are approximately 219.6 people in one square kilometre compared to 230.5 in Niagara and 13.4 in Ontario.
Between 2001 and 2006, the population of Thorold grew by 1.0%. This means the population in Thorold grew less than the population of Niagara (4.1%) and Ontario (6.6%).
As of 2006, 14.9% of the population of Thorold 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.
Thorold has a similar percentage of single mothers (20.0%) among the families with children at home compared to Niagara (21.9%) and Ontario (20.0%). As for families with single fathers, Thorold has a slightly higher percentage (5.8%) than Niagara (5.4%) and Ontario (4.5%).
Almost all of Thorold residents are able to speak either English or French. Only a small percentage cannot (less than 1%). This pattern is also seen in Niagara, but in Ontario, the percentage is slightly higher at 2.2%.
In Thorold, 2.1% of people are a visible minority, which is lower than the visible minority population of Niagara (6.3%), and is much lower than that of Ontario (22.8%). In terms of immigration, Thorold has smaller percentage of people who immigrated in last 5 years (4.5%) than Niagara (10.4%), but again, this is much lower than that of Ontario (17.1%).
In 2006, there was a similar percentage of Aboriginals living in Thorold (1.9%) compared to Niagara (1.6%) and Ontario (2.0%). However, only Aboriginals who live off reserve were surveyed by the census.
|Low income before tax||9.8%||12.0%||14.7%|
|Low income after tax||7.0%||8.4%||11.1%|
|Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (before tax)||13.2%||15.0%||18.0%|
|Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (after tax)||10.4%||10.5%||13.7%|
Thorold has a lower percentage of people considered as living in low income (before tax) (9.8%) 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: 7.0% for Thorold, 8.4% for Niagara, and 11.1% for Ontario.
In Thorold, 13.2% of families who are considered low income (before tax) have a child/youth under the age of 18 living with them. After tax, 10.4% of families are considered low income, which is similar to Niagara (10.5%) but lower than Ontario (13.7%).