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Lifestyle & Opportunity – A Great Combination

Ideally situated in the heart of Canada’s economic engine, Orangeville’s perfect combination of location, lifestyle and opportunities makes it a great place to live and do business. Our historic community is set in the picturesque Hills of the Headwaters, one of the most scenic regions in southern Ontario. Our region’s diverse landscape and community amenities and activities help energize our residents and business community.

Population & Employment – Connected Growth

As the largest urban area in Dufferin County, the Town of Orangeville has experienced steady growth, with Statistics Canada Census, 2016 reporting a population of 28,900 people.

The Province’s ‘Places to Grow’ initiative projects the number of residents for the whole of Dufferin County to increase by 47% from 2006 levels to 80,000 residents by 2031, creating new opportunities for business, services and residents.


Population Increases: Town of Orangeville & County of Dufferin

Year      Orangeville      Dufferin County

1996       21,498            45,657

2001       25,248            51,003

2006       26,925            54,436

2011      27,975             56,881

2016      28,900             61,735

(Source: Stats Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016)

 

Population by Age Structure

Age     Town of Orangeville   County of Dufferin

0 to 4               1770                            3575

5 to 9               1910                            3895

10 to 14           1815                            3975

15 to 19           2040                            4275

20 to 24           1790                            3865

25 to 29           1810                            3425

30 to 34           1900                            3585

35 to 39           1940                            3770

40 to 44           2070                            4180

45 to 49           2220                            4715

50 to 54           2345                            5375

55 to 69          1795                             4480

60 to 64          1450                             3570

65 to 69          1275                             3140

70 to 74            965                             2245

75 to 79            975                             1495

80 to 84            540                             1075

85 to 89            390                               705

90 to 94            160                               310

95 to 99               40                                 80

100 years +        10                                 10

(Source: Stats Canada 2016)

Orangeville is a youthful community. In fact, it is the fourth youngest among all municipalities in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, with an average age of 38.7 years, well below the provincial average age of 41 years. In 2016, 40.69 percent of the resident population of Orangeville was between the ages of 25 and 59 years.

Education Attainment                                                                   Orangeville      County of Dufferin

University, certificate, diploma or degree                                        3,485                    7.570

University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level              325                       880

College CEGEP or other non-university or diploma                     5,740                  12,215

Apprenticeship or Trades certificate or diploma                            1,410                    3,645

High school certificate or equivalent                                                7,725                   16,040

(Source: Stats Canada 2016)

Increasing employment opportunities for Orangeville and Dufferin County are directly connected to population growth. Dufferin County’s employment base is projected to expand to 27,000 local jobs by 2031, up from 18,945 reported by the 2006 census, and will provide the workforce needed to support a growing local and regional economy.

A qualified and diverse workforce supports the growing and expanding business base in the community. Our highly-skilled workforce is sought for their talent and expertise, with more than 46% of our residents possessing a post-secondary education. As a result, a significant portion of our workforce holds positions in business and finance, skilled trades, management and applied sciences.

 

Labour Force by Industry                                                           Orangeville           County of Dufferin

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting                                           105                       985

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction                                     40                         75

Utilities                                                                                                     180                       300

Construction                                                                                        1,570                    3,430

Manufacturing                                                                                      1,880                    4,370

Wholesale trade                                                                                     785                    1,695

Retail trade                                                                                            2,055                   3,980

Transportation and warehousing                                                        880                    2,000

Information and cultural industries                                                     325                       600

Finance and insurance                                                                         460                    1,050

Real estate and rental and leasing                                                     370                       735

Professional, scientific and technical services                                 850                    2,005

Management of companies and enterprises                                       20                         40

Administrative and support, waste management

and remediation services                                                                      790                    1,785

Education services                                                                               1,210                    2,315

Health care and social assistance                                                   1,635                    3,280

Arts, entertainment and recreation                                                       310                       750

Accommodation and food services                                                   1,255                    2,320

Other services (except public administration)                                    740                    1,475

Public administration                                                                           1,030                    1,855

(Source: Stats Canada 2016)

 

Labour Force: Town of Orangeville and County of Dufferin

Total Population 15 years and over

Orangeville                                           County of Dufferin

Total          Male          Female          Total          Male          Female

22,875      11,020      11,855            49,430      24,400      25,030

Total Population 15 years and over in the labour force

Total          Male          Female          Total          Male          Female

16,760      8,540        8,220              35,640      18,720     16,920

(Source: Stats Canada 2016)