Profile of West Lincoln

Community Profile of West Lincoln
  West Lincoln Niagara region Ontario
Population
Population density per square kilometre 34.0 230.5 13.4
Population of 2001 12,268 410,574 11,410,046
Population of 2006 13,167 427,421 12,160,282
Population change 7.3% 4.1% 6.6%
Lone female parent 10.6% 21.9% 20.0%
Lone male parent 4.5% 5.4% 4.5%
Population who immigrated to Canada in the last five years 4.2% 10.4% 17.1%
Aboriginal identity 0.7% 1.6% 2.0%
Visible minority status 1.4% 6.3% 22.8%
Housing
Total private dwellings 4,433 179,903 4,972,869
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 4,296 169,425 4,554,251
Education
People ages 25-64 who have not completed high school 19.5% 14.0% 13.6%
Knowledge of neither English nor French 0.4% 0.6% 2.2%
Land
Land area (square km) 387.7 1,854.2 907,573.8

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population Density

West Lincoln has a relatively high rural area compared to the rest of Niagara. There are approximately 34.0 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 7.3%. This means that the population 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, 19.5% of the population of West Lincoln between the ages 25 and 64 had not completed their high school education, compared to 14.0% in Niagara and 13.6% in Ontario.

Lone Parent Families

West Lincoln has a lower percentage of single mothers (10.6%) among the families with children at home compared to Niagara (21.9%) and Ontario (20.0%). As for families with single fathers, West Lincoln has a lower percentage (4.5%) than Niagara (5.4%) and a similar percentage to Ontario (4.5%).

Language, Immigration and Aboriginals

Almost all of West Lincoln 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 higher at 2.2%

In West Lincoln, 1.4% of people are a visible minority, which is much lower than the visible minority population of Niagara (6.3%), and Ontario (22.8%). In terms of immigration, West Lincoln has a smaller percentage of their population who immigrated in the last five years (4.2%) than Niagara (10.4%), and is even smaller in comparison to Ontario (17.1%).

In 2006, there was a lower percentage of Aboriginals (0.7%) living in West 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 West Lincoln
  West Lincoln Niagara region Ontario
Low income before tax 4.1% 12.0% 14.7%
Low income after tax 3.0% 8.4% 11.1%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (before tax) 4.1% 15.0% 18.0%
Low income families with children or youth less than 18 years old (after tax) 3.3% 10.5% 13.7%

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.

Population with low Income

West Lincoln has a lower percentage of people considered as living in low income (before tax) (4.1%) 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: 3.0% for West Lincoln, 8.4% for Niagara, and 11.1% for Ontario.

Low Income Families

In West Lincoln, 4.1% of families who are considered low income (before tax) have a child/youth under the age of 18 living with them. After tax, 3.3% of the families are considered low income, which is much lower than in Niagara (10.5%) and Ontario (13.7%).


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