Statistics

The statistics used have been gathered from multiple sources, including:

  • Census Data (2006, 2011) - Statistics Canada
  • Statistics Canada - Taxfiler
  • Business Pattern Data (2011, 2012) - Statistics Canada
  • Labour Force Data Survey (2011 – 2012) - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
  • Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)

Population

Population Characteristics

South Stormont

Ontario

Population 2011

12,617

12,851,821

Population 2006

12,520

12,160,282

2006 to 2011 Population Change (%)

0.9

5.7


Population: 2001 to 2011

  • The estimated population in South Stormont in 2011 was 12,617. 
  • South Stormont’s population increased 0.8% from 2006 to 2011, which is slightly better than Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry’s 0.7 increase. However, Ontario and Canada both posted rates over 5%.
  • The overall population in South Stormont is much older than that of Ontario. The South Stormont median age is 45.5, about five years older than Ontario’s 40.4.

Education Enrollment and Attainment

The five largest post-secondary field of study for residents of South Stormont is Business, Management, Marketing and related support services; Health Professions and related programs; Education; Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians; and Construction trades.

  • The percentage of South Stormont residents who have a college diploma was higher than the provincial percentage in 2011 (29.6% vs 21.6%). The same advantage held true with trade certificates (13% vs 8.3%).

  • The percentage of South Stormont residents who have a university degree was less than half that of Ontario in 2011 (12.7% vs. 26%). 

South Stormont – Proportion of the population aged 25 years and over by level of educational attainment and age groups

Age

No certificate, diploma or degree

High school diploma

Trades certificate

College diploma

University

Aged 25 to 44

5.1

25.3

13.7

36.4

19.6

Aged 45 to 64

14.9

27.6

11.3

32.3

13.7

Aged 65 years and over

32.6

19.5

16.0

13.6

18.4


Incomes: 2000 to 2010

  • Average earnings for employees in South Stormont for 2012 were $45,600.

Housing: 2008 to 2013

South Stormont has competitive housing prices - the average sale price of dwellings increased from $163,028 in 2008 to $214,556 in 2012. This was still significantly lower than the provincial average in 2012 ($369,000).      

Labour Force

  • Key Indicators: 2011
  • Participation and employment rates in South Stormont are similar to those of Ontario.
  • The unemployment rate in South Stormont was lower than that of Ontario in 2011 (6.9% vs. 8.3%). 

Labour Force by Occupation:  2011

Within South Stormont, the top occupations were: professional occupations in education services; industrial, electrical and construction trades; service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations; sales support occupations. For Ontario as a whole the top occupations were: administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations; service support and other service occupations, n.e.c.; Sales representatives and salespersons - wholesale and retail trade.

Labour Force by Industry: 2011

Top industries for the employed labour force

Industry

South Stormont

Ontario

number

%

Rank

number

%

Rank

Retail trade

770

12.2

1

701,300

11.1

1

Health care and social assistance

750

11.9

2

668,435

10.6

2

Manufacturing

700

11.1

3

657,630

10.4

3

The number of self-employed in South Stormont amounted to 570 or 9.0% of all total employed workers.

Economy: South Stormont /Regional / Provincial

Industries

2008 Jobs

2012 Jobs

Absolute

Change in number of jobs

Percent Change

Percent Change (in ON)

Average Earnings/

Job

2012

Average Earnings/

Job

2012

(in ON)

11 – Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting

South Stormont

32

26

(-6)

( -19%)

7%

$15,328.

$22,562.

S.D. & G.

771

1,078

307

40%

$18,185

21 – Mining, Quarrying and Gas Extraction

South Stormont

10

 

--

--

( -14%)

--

$85,298.

S. D. & G.

19

18

(-1)

( - 5%)

$64,110.

22 - Utilities

South Stormont

   

--

--

2%

--

$88,827.

S. D. & G.

237

213

(-24)

(- 10%)

$88,629

23 - Construction

South Stormont

333

296

(-37)

( -11%)

6%

$50,543.

$56,664.

S. D. & G.

2,602

2,979

377

14%

$49,179.

31/33 - Manufacturing

South Stormont

672

804

132

20%

( - 13%)

$58,628.

$54,017.

S. D. & G.

7,011

6,805

(-206)

( -3%)

$48,129.

41 – Wholesale Trade

South Stormont

105

110

5

5%

( -1%)

$53,216.

$57,339.

S. D. & G.

1,831

1,970

139

8%

$51,338.

44/45 – Retail Trade

South Stormont

184

249

65

35%

0%

$27,589.

$26,939.

S. D. & G.

4,927

5,129

202

4%

$24,034.

48/49 – Transportation and Warehousing

South Stormont

176

141

(-35)

( -20%)

3%

$48,445.

$46,410.

S. D. & G.

2,338

2,284

(-54)

(- 2%)

$44,304.

51 – Information and Cultural Industries

South Stormont

   

--

--

0%

--

$57,676.

S. D. & G.

517

655

138

27%

$48,218.

52 – Finance and Insurance

South Stormont

64

86

22

34%

4%

$56,019.

.$58,743.

S. D. & G.

900

1,032

132

15%

$44,284.

53 – Real Estate, Rental and Leasing

South Stormont

18

20

2

11%

( -7%)

$38,869.

$46,710.

S. D. & G.

566

563

(-3)

( - 1%)

$39,797.

54 – Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

South Stormont

81

99

17

21%

(2%)

$65,759.

$65,869.

S. D. & G.

950

1,147

197

21%

$60,407.

55 – Management of Companies and Enterprises

South Stormont

0

0

0

0%

( -17%)

$0.00

$59,313.

S. D. & G.

0

0

0

0%

$0.00

56 – Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation

South Stormont

155

206

51

33%

( -4%)

$32,678..

$36,496.

S. D. & G.

4,475

3,975.

(-500)

( -11%)

$32,650.

61 – Educational Services

South Stormont

194

198

4

2%

4%

$52,104.

$54,250.

S.D. & G.

3,058

3,041

(-17)

( -1%)

$52,678.

62 – Health Care and Social Assistance

South Stormont

250

320

70

28%

12%

$29,564.

$44,075.

S. D. & G.

5,352

6,631

1,279

24%

$37,127.

71 – Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

South Stormont

 

11

--

--

( -1%)

--

$28,930.

S. D. & G.

616

622

6

1%

$25,912.

72 – Accommodation and Food Services

South Stormont

133

176

43

32%

3%

$16,322.

$18,105.

S.D. & G.

2,874

3,110

236

8%

$17,179.

81 – Other Services (except Public Administration)

South Stormont

97

91

(-6)

( -6%)

1%

$32,871.

.$35,314.

S. D. & G.

1,492

1,646

154

10%

$33,664

91 – Public Administration

South Stormont

241

248

7

3%

2%

$52,195.

$62,418.

S. D. & G.

2,561

2,584

23

1%

$50,289.

X0 - Unclassified

South Stormont

34

80

46

135%

116%

$47,245.

$47,245.

S. D. & G.

522

1,191

669

128%

$47,245.

South Stormont TOTAL

2,801

3,178

377

13%

2%

$45,465.

$46,815.

S.D. & G TOTAL

43,620

46,675

3,055

7%

$39,757.


Key South Stormont Economy Highlights

  • With a 13% increase in the number of jobs in South Stormont between 2008 and 2012, the community’s economy is growing more rapidly than Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) (7%) or Ontario (2%).
  • Average Earnings are over 14% higher in South Stormont than in SD&G and just under 3% of the provincial average.
  • Manufacturing is a key sector to economic prosperity in South Stormont.  Job creation grew by 20% while falling 3% in SD&G and 13% in Ontario.  With the exception of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, wages are also the highest in this sector.
  • The industries associated with tourism are growing in South Stormont.  Job creation in Accommodation and Food Services grew by 32% as compared to 8% in SD&G and 3% in Ontario although wages are lower in South Stormont than in SD&G and Ontario.  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation in the area prior to 2012 had less than 10 jobs so data was suppressed; however, the industry has grown. 
  • While Retail Trade was stagnant in Ontario and grew by 4% in SD&G, the industry grew by 35 percent in South Stormont.  Wages in this sector are higher than in SD&G and the province.
  • Finance and Insurance grew by 34% with wages in line with provincial averages but considerably higher than in SD&G.
  • Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation grew by 51 jobs or 33% in South Stormont while in decline in SD&G and Ontario.  This industry includes employment services, business support services, security, services to buildings, waste management and remediation services.
  • Health Care and Social Assistance Services grew by 28%.  Wages are significantly lower in South Stormont than in SD&G and Ontario.
  • The increase in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services by 17 jobs (21%) and a wage rate in line with the provincial average is important to note as this sector is often viewed as a key contributor to the knowledge-based economy.  Similarly the increase in “unclassified industries” can be viewed as a sign of increased innovation in new industries.
  • Agriculture is not as prevalent in South Stormont compared to SD&G and it has declined in South Stormont by six jobs.  Wages are lower in the sector when compared to SD&G and Ontario. 
  • Construction has lost 37 jobs and declined by 11% while the sector grew by 14% in SD&G and 6% provincially.
  • While wages are higher in the Transportation and Warehousing sector compared to SD&G and Ontario, the number of jobs has decreased by 35 (20%).