Profile of Wainfleet

Community Profile of Wainfleet
  Wainfleet Niagara region Ontario
Population
Population density per square kilometre 30.4 230.5 13.4
Population of 2001 6,258 410,574 11,410,046
Population of 2006 6,601 427,421 12,160,282
Population change 5.5% 4.1% 6.6%
Lone female parent 7.8% 21.9% 20.0%
Lone male parent 5.0% 5.4% 4.5%
Population who immigrated to Canada in the last five years 1.8% 10.4% 17.1%
Aboriginal identity 2.9% 1.6% 2.0%
Visible minority status 1.8% 6.3% 22.8%
Housing
Total private dwellings 2,916 179,903 4,972,869
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 2,390 169,425 4,554,251
Education
People ages 25-64 who have not completed high school 15.7% 14.0% 13.6%
Knowledge of neither English nor French 0.0% 0.6% 2.2%
Land
Land area (square km) 217.3 1,854.2 907,573.8
Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population Density

Wainfleet has a relatively large rural area compared to the rest of Niagara. There are approximately 30.4 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 Wainfleet grew by 5.5%. This means the population of Wainfleet grew more than the population of Niagara (4.1%) yet less than the population growth of Ontario (6.6%).

Population who did not Graduate from High School

As of 2006, 15.7% of the population of Wainfleet 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

Wainfleet has a lower percentage of single mothers (7.8%) among the families with children at home compared to Niagara (21.9%) and Ontario (20.0%). As for families with single fathers, Wainfleet has a lower percentage (5.0%) than Niagara (5.4%) and a higher percentage than Ontario (4.5%).

Language, Immigration and Aboriginals

Almost all of Wainfleet residents are able to speak either English or French. Only a small percentage cannot (less than 0.1%). In Niagara, less than 1% of residents are unable to speak either English or French, but in Ontario the percentage is higher at 2.2%.

In Wainfleet, 1.8% of people are a visible minority, which is much lower than the visible minority population of Niagara at 6.3%, and even lower than that of Ontario (22.8%). In terms of immigration, Wainfleet has a lower percentage of people immigrating in the last five years (1.8%) than Niagara (10.4%) and Ontario (17.1%).

In 2006, there was a greater percentage of Aboriginals (2.9%) living in Wainfleet compared to Niagara (1.6%) and Ontario (2.0%) However, only Aboriginals who live off reserve were surveyed by the census.

Income Profile of Wainfleet
  Wainfleet Niagara region Ontario
Low income before tax 7.0% 12.0% 14.7%
Low income after tax 4.3% 8.4% 11.1%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (before tax) 8.5% 15.0% 18.0%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (after tax) 6.1% 10.5% 13.7%
Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population with low Income

Wainfleet has a lower number of people considered as living in low income (before tax) (7.0%) 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: 4.3% in Wainfleet, 8.4% in Niagara, and 11.1% in Ontario.

Low Income Families

In Wainfleet, 8.5% families who are considered low income (before tax) have a child/youth under the age of 18 living with them. After tax, 6.1% of families are considered low income, which is lower to Niagara (10.5%) and Ontario (13.7%).


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