|Population density per square kilometre||620.7||230.5||13.4|
|Population of 2001||48,402||410,574||11,410,046|
|Population of 2006||50,331||427,421||12,160,282|
|Lone female parent||24.3%||21.9%||20.0%|
|Lone male parent||5.5%||5.4%||4.5%|
|Population who immigrated to Canada in the last five years||9.1%||10.4%||17.1%|
|Visible minority status||3.7%||6.3%||22.8%|
|Total private dwellings||21,543||179,903||4,972,869|
|Private dwellings occupied by usual residents||20,717||169,425||4,554,251|
|People ages 25-64 who have not completed high school||15.7%||14.0%||13.6%|
|Knowledge of neither English nor French||0.5%||0.6%||2.2%|
|Land area (square km)||81.1||1,854.2||907,573.8|
Welland has a relatively high urban area compared to the rest of Niagara. There are approximately 620.7 people in one square kilometre compared to 230.5 in Niagara and 13.4 in Ontario.
Between 2001 and 2006, the population of Welland grew by 4.0%. This means the population in Welland was similar to the population growth of Niagara (4.1%), yet less than the population growth of Ontario (6.6%).
As of 2006, 15.7% of the population of Welland 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.
Welland has a higher percentage of single mothers (24.3%) among the families with children at home compared to Niagara (21.9%) and Ontario (20.0%). As for families with single fathers, Welland has a similar percentage (5.5%) to Niagara (5.4%), and a higher percentage than Ontario (4.5%).
Almost all of Welland 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 proportion is higher at 2.2%.
In Welland, 3.7% of people are a visible minority, which is less to the visible minority population of Niagara at 6.3%, but is much lower than that of Ontario (22.8%). In term of immigration, Welland has a smaller percentage of people immigrating in the last five years (9.1%) than Niagara (10.4%), but again, this percentage is much lower than that of Ontario (17.1%).
In 2006, there was a greater percentage of Aboriginals (2.4%) living in Welland 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||14.4%||12.0%||14.7%|
|Low income after tax||10.2%||8.4%||11.1%|
|Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (before tax)||17.6%||15.0%||18.0%|
|Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (after tax)||12.4%||10.5%||13.7%|
Welland has a higher percentage of people considered as living within low income (before tax) (14.4%) than Niagara (12.0%) and slightly lower than 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: 10.2% for Welland, 8.4% for Niagara, and 11.1% for Ontario.
In Welland, 17.6% 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 12.4%, which is higher than Niagara (10.5%) but lower than Ontario (13.7%).