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Labour Force

Explore the latest labour force, demographic, business, and industry data to learn more about Oakville’s economy.

Labour Force Activity

Oakville has higher rates of participation and employment and a lower unemployment rate than the Province of Ontario.

Source: Environics Analytics, 2018 Estimates, *Population source: Town of Oakville

Occupation Data

Oakville has a high percentage of residents with occupations in management; business, finance and administration; and sciences. Occupations highlighted in green are of a higher percentage in Oakville than the Province of Ontario.

Management: 18,725
11.01%
Business, finance and administration: 19,758
11.61%
Sciences: 11,492
6.75%
Health: 5,753
3.38%
Social science, education, government and religion: 14.076
8.27%
Art, culture, recreation and sport: 4,053
2.38%
Sales and service: 25,512
15%
Trades, transport and operators: 7,391
4.34%
Primary industries (natural resources, agriculture and related): 955
0.56%
Manufacturing and utilities: 2,397
1.41%

Source: Environics Analytics, 2018 Estimates

Industry Data

Oakville has a high percentage of residents working in the industries of professional, scientific, and technical services, finance and insurance. Industry categories highlighted in green are of a higher percentage in Oakville than in the Province of Ontario.

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: 440
0.26%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: 380
0.28%
Utilities: 961
0.56%
Construction: 5,396
3.17%
Manufacturing: 9,446
5.55%
Wholesale trade: 7,001
4.12%
Retail trade: 10,933
6.43%
Transportation and warehousing: 3,695
2.17%
Information and cultural industries: 3,115
1.83%
Finance and insurance: 11,101
6.53%
Real estate, rental and leasing: 3,699
2.17%
Professional, scientific and technical services: 13,926
8.19%
Management of companies and enterprises: 357
0.21%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services: 4,393
2.58%
Educational services: 7,718
4.54%
Health care and social assistance: 8,661
5.09%
Arts, entertainment and recreation: 2,107
1.24%
Accommodation and food services: 6,197
3.64%
Other services (except Public Administration): 4,546
2.67%
Public administration: 5,435
3.19%

Source: Environics Analytics, 2018 Estimate

Businesses by # of Employees

Small business is an important part of Oakville’s economy, with 63 per cent of local businesses having between one and four employees.

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Patterns, July 2018. Establishments with at least one employee.

Demographics

Population

Oakville is a family-oriented community, which is reflected in our population data. Oakville has a higher percentage of residents aged 5 to 19, and 40 to 54 than the Province of Ontario, as highlighted in green below.

Source: Environics Analytics, 2018 Estimates

Household Income

Oakville is an affluent community, with higher than average household incomes when compared to the Province of Ontario, as highlighted in green below.

Oakville's 2018 average household income was estimated at $170,216.75, with the provincial average at $106,524.04. Almost 60 per cent of Oakville households earn an annual income of more than $100,000.

$0 to $19,999
4,130
$20,000 to $39,999
5,578
$40,000 to $59,999
6,708
$60,000 to $79,999
6,323
$80,000 to $99,999
6,103
$100,000 to $124,999
7,426
$125,000 to $149,999
6,656
$150,000 to $199,999
9,910
$200,000 or over
18,590

Source: Environics Analytics, 2018 Estimates, Current year (2018) $

Educational Attainment

Oakville’s population is highly educated, with more than 75 per cent of residents aged 25 to 64 having a post-secondary education. Education levels highlighted in green are higher than provincial averages.

No certificate, diploma or degree
5.02%
High school certificate or equivalent
16.9%
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma
3.69%
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma
20.05%
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level
5.29%
Bachelor's degree
30.16%
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level
18.89%

Source: Environics Analytics, 2018 Estimates

Languages

While English is the most common language, over 60,000 Oakville residents identify different languages as their mother tongue. The most common include Spanish, Urdu, Arabic, Portuguese, and Polish.

Source: Environics Analytics, 2018 Estimates

Development Activity

Commercial Building Permits Issued

Source: Town of Oakville

Industrial Building Permits Issued

Source: Town of Oakville

Market Reports

Oakville Industrial Market Report

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Oakville Office Market Report

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Business Costs

Information on business costs can be found on the Business Costs and Incentives page.