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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            1785                                3220

5 to 9            1785                                3480

10 to 14         2030                               4110

15 to 19         2320                               4635

20 to 24         1765                               3500

25 to 29         1550                               2765

30 to 34         1830                               3080

35 to 39         2070                               3685

40 to 44         2220                               4450

45 to 49         2475                               5325

50 to 54         2020                               4570

55 to 69         1550                               3670

60 to 64         1355                               3290

65 to 69           975                               2350

70 to 74           715                               1645

75 to 79           615                               1305

80 to 84          480                                  960

85 & over        440                                  860

(Source: Stats Canada 2011)

Orangeville is a youthful community. In fact, it is the fourth youngest among all municipalities in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, with a median age of 37.3 years, well below the provincial median age of 40.4 years. In 2011, 27.4 percent of the resident population of Orangeville was between the ages of 25 and 44 years.

Orangeville is appealing to families. The total number of census families in the community increased by 8.3% between 2001 and 2006 to 7,630. With growth forecasts predicting 11,132 households in Orangeville by 2011, and 21,455 households in the rest of the County, Orangeville and area will remain a great location for families looking for an active lifestyle alternative.

Education Attainment                                                                   Orangeville      County of Dufferin

University, certificate, diploma or degree                                        2,535                    5,710

University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level              710                    1,430

College CEGEP or other non-university or diploma                     5,355                  10,345

Apprenticeship or Trades certificate or diploma                            1,870                    4,410

High school certificate or equivalent                                                7,390                   14,365

(Source: Stats Canada 2011)

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 42% 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                                           130                       970

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction                                     30                         75

Utilities                                                                                                     125                       310

Construction                                                                                        1,090                    2,620

Manufacturing                                                                                      2,085                    4,065

Wholesale trade                                                                                     840                    1,825

Retail trade                                                                                           2,030                    3,805

Transportation and warehousing                                                    1,065                    1,995

Information and cultural industries                                                     315                       575

Finance and insurance                                                                         510                    1,005

Real estate and rental and leasing                                                     240                       520

Professional, scientific and technical services                                 610                    1,405

Management of companies and enterprises                                         0                         45

Administrative and support, waste management

and remediation services                                                                      600                    1,510

Education services                                                                               1,130                    1,980

Health care and social assistance                                                   1,390                    2,775

Arts, entertainment and recreation                                                       355                       640

Accommodation and food services                                                  1,130                    1,865

Other services (except public administration)                                   815                    1,465

Public administration                                                                          1,140                    1,890

(Source: Stats Canada 2011)

 

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

21,985      10,585      11,400            45,165      22,385       22,780

Total Population 15 years and over in the labour force

Total          Male          Female          Total          Male          Female

15,945      8,155        7,795              31,915      16,965     14,950

(Source: Stats Canada 2011)