Demographics & Labour

We've assembled some of the key Sturgeon County demographics into various charts and graphs for you to view. Need more info? Contact our Economic Development team today.

 


Population

Sturgeon County has seen population growth of 4.7% from 2011-2016. (Figure 1)

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The >65 years old age group had the highest population growth of 30% over the 5 years, followed by an increase of 3% in the working age group (20-64 years). (Table 1)

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The County has the highest proportion of working aged residents (15-64 yrs) compared to surrounding census subdivisions. (Figure 2)

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Labour

Sturgeon County’s labour force has a large population of self-employed individuals. 19% of the county’s working population were self employed in 2016, which was 6% above the national and provincial rates. (Figure 3)

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The unemployment rate in the county was 7.2% in 2016, again below the national and provincial rates, and the 3rd lowest in the surrounding CSD areas. (Figure 4)

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Education

63% of Sturgeon County’s 25-64 years age group has achieved a post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma by 2016 (Figure 5)

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Of the 6665 individuals with a post secondary degree, 1/3 studied architecture, engineering, or related technologies. Of the 1/3, the focuses of studies (from greatest to least individuals) have been in mechanic & repair technologies, construction, and engineering

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Income

Sturgeon had the 2nd highest median total income per household in 2015 with $121,984.00, within the CSD region (Figure 8)

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Looking at the median employment income for full-year full-time workers, Sturgeon county is the second highest county within the CSD region at $73,045.00 (Figure 9)

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Industry

Sturgeon County’s sector breakdown is measured in # of establishments in each sector, and an estimate of people employed within the sector.

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The county’s 3 largest sectors, in 2016, by # of establishments are construction, agriculture, and Real estate, rental & leasing (Figure 10)

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By labour force count within each sector, construction is still the largest sector, followed by agriculture, and third: transportation & warehousing (Figure 11)

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# of establishments without employees is removed to see the sectors that employ the most amount of people in the county: Construction, Transportation & warehousing, and Manufacturing (Figure 11)

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The largest number of establishments are without employees, which supports the findings previously that Sturgeon County has a large amount of self employed individuals in Figure 3. (Figure 12)

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Population

  • Population Growth in sturgeon County and Surrounding Census Subdivisions 2011-2016Sturgeon County has seen population growth of 4.7% from 2011-2016. (Figure 1)

 

  • The >65 years old age group had the highest population growth of 30% over the 5 years, followed by an increase of 3% in the working age group (20-64 years). (Table 1)

 

  • The County has the highest proportion of working aged residents (15-64 yrs) compared to surrounding census subdivisions. (Figure 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labour

  • Self Employment in Sturgeon CountySturgeon County’s labour force has a large population of self-employed individuals. 19% of the county’s working population were self employed in 2016, which was 6% above the national and provincial rates. (Figure 3)

 

  • The unemployment rate in the county was 7.2% in 2016, again below the national and provincial rates, and the 3rd lowest in the surrounding CSD areas. (Figure 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

  • ~63% of Sturgeon County’s 25-64 years age group has achieved a post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma by 2016 (Figure 5)

 

  • Of the 6665 individuals with a post secondary degree, 1/3 studied architecture, engineering, or related technologies. Of the 1/3, the focuses of studies (from greatest to least individuals) have been in mechanic & repair technologies, construction, and engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income

  • Sturgeon had the 2nd highest median total income per household in 2015 with $121,984.00, within the CSD region (Figure 8)

 

  • Looking at the median employment income for full-year full-time workers, Sturgeon county is the second highest county within the CSD region at $73,045.00 (Figure 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industry

  • Sturgeon County’s sector breakdown is measured in # of establishments in each sector, and an estimate of people employed within the sector.

 

  • The county’s 3 largest sectors, in 2016, by # of establishments are construction, agriculture, and Real estate, rental & leasing (Figure 10)

 

  • By labour force count within each sector, construction is still the largest sector, followed by agriculture, and third: transportation & warehousing (Figure 11)

 

  • # of establishments without employees is removed to see the sectors that employ the most amount of people in the county: Construction, Transportation & warehousing, and Manufacturing (Figure 11)

 

  • The largest number of establishments are without employees, which supports the findings previously that Sturgeon County has a large amount of self employed individuals in Figure 3. (Figure 12)


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