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Labour Force

Compared to the provincial average, the Kawartha Lakes labour force is more heavily involved in the following industries:

  • natural resources, agriculture and related production
  • trades, transport and equipment operators and related
  • education, law, social community and government
  • health
  • management

The top three occupations in Kawartha Lakes are:

  • Sales and service
  • Trades, transport, equipment operators and related
  • Business, finance and administration occupations

In brief, Where Kawartha Lakes Labour Force Works (2011) indicates that Kawartha Lakes has a labour force with a regular place of work of 25,170. Of our total labour force with a usual place of work, almost 41% commute outside of Kawartha Lakes for work. Place of Residence for Persons Working in Kawartha Lakes (2011) demonstrates that 88% of workers in Kawartha Lakes live in Kawartha Lakes. A comparison of these Tables is shown Commuter Flow in Kawartha Lakes (2011).

 Kawartha Lakes labour force overview
 

Labour force data

2011

total population in the labour force

36,130

total population out of the labour force

25,115

total population over 15 years of age

61,460

total population employed

33,065

total population unemployed

3065

Kawartha Lakes participation rate

59%

population employment percentage

54%

unemployment rate

8.5%

Source: Statistics Canada, National Household Survey 2011

 Labour force by industry

 

Description

Kawartha Lakes jobs in industries

Kawartha Lakes percentage of labour force in industry

Ontario percentage of labour force in industry

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

1,205

4.23

1.29

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

70

0.25

0.37

Utilities

97

0.34

0.62

Construction

2,748

9.65

6.48

Manufacturing

1,896

6.66

9.57

Wholesale trade

1,401

4.92

5.07

Retail trade

4,242

14.90

10.89

Transportation and warehousing

1,130

3.97

4.53

Information and cultural industries

120

0.42

2.19

Finance and insurance

770

2.71

4.95

Real estate and rental and leasing

360

1.27

2.45

Professional, scientific and technical services

1,063

3.73

7.75

Management of companies and enterprises

0

0.00

0.51

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

1,069

3.75

5.77

Educational services

2,133

7.49

6.90

Health care and social assistance

3,263

11.46

10.57

Arts, entertainment and recreation

412

1.45

2.06

Accommodation and food services

2,015

7.08

6.37

Other services (except public administration)

1,897

6.66

4.40

Public administration

2,252

7.91

5.93

Unclassified

328

1.15

1.32

Source: EMSI, Analyst

 Where Kawartha Lakes Labour Force Works (2011)

Place of work

Total

Male

Female

Kawartha Lakes

14,925

6,200

8,725

Peterborough

2,170

885

1,290

Toronto

1,450

1,025

425

Oshawa

1,090

710

385

Scugog

840

355

490

Brock

570

270

300

Clarington

515

260

250

Whitby

405

200

205

Uxbridge

350

205

145

Pickering

275

225

45

Cavan-Monaghan

225

95

125

Markham

220

125

95

Ajax

210

170

35

Orillia

210

75

140

Newmarket

200

115

85

Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield

185

90

95

Vaughan

180

160

0

Minden Hills

160

110

50

Mississauga

105

40

70

Richmond Hill

100

65

30

Whitchurch-Stouffville

100

70

30

Mnjikaning First Nation 32 (Rama First Nation 32)

85

40

45

East Gwillimbury

80

0

0

Barrie

75

25

50

Ramara

70

40

25

Georgina

65

40

25

Others

310

105

100

Total

25,170

11,700

13,260

Total resident labour force with a usual place of workoutside of Kawartha Lakes

10,245

5,500

4,535

Percent of residents declaring a place of work outside of Kawartha Lakes

40.7%

47.6%

34.2%

 Source: 2011 National Household Survey

 Place of Residence for Persons Working in Kawartha Lakes (2011)

Place of residence

Total

Male

Female

Kawartha Lakes

14,925

6,200

8,725

Peterborough

610

280

330

Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield

230

85

145

Brock

210

80

125

Clarington

150

60

95

Minden Hills

125

50

80

Scugog

120

35

80

Oshawa

115

55

60

Douro-Dummer

85

0

55

Uxbridge

70

65

0

Otonabee-South Monaghan

60

50

0

Toronto

45

15

30

Ajax

40

0

0

Others

175

110

20

Total

16,960

7,085

9,745

Total non-resident workforce commuting to work in the City of Kawartha Lakes

2,035

885

1,020

Percent of workers (non-residents) commuting to work to the City of Kawartha Lakes

12.0%

12.5%

10.5%

 Source: 2011 National Household Survey

 Commuter Flow in Kawartha Lakes (2011)
 

Distribution of the Kawartha Lakes labour force

 Source: 2011 National Household Survey

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