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Labour Force

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Labour Force Activity

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

Source: Environics Analytics, 2015 Estimates

Occupation Data

Oakville has a high percentage of residents in management; business, finance and administration; and natural and applied sciences and related occupations relative to the Province of Ontario. These occupations have been highlighted in green in the graph below. 

Management: 19,508
18%
Business, finance and administration: 19,658
18.2%
Natural and applied sciences and related: 10,665
9.9%
Health: 5,511
5.1%
Education, law and social, community and government services: 13,412
12.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport: 3,589
3.3%
Sales and service: 25,521
23.6%
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related: 6,674
6.2%
Natural resources, agriculture and related production: 1,154
1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities: 2,436
2.3%

Source: Environics Analytics, 2015 Estimates

Industry Data

Oakville has a high percentage of residents in finance and insurance; professional, scientific and technical services; wholesale trade; and real estate, rental and leasing industries relative to the Province of Ontario. These industries have been highlighted in green in the graph below. 

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: 237
0.22%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: 303
0.28%
Utilities: 855
0.79%
Construction: 4,409
4.08%
Manufacturing: 9,094
8.42%
Wholesale trade: 7,001
6.48%
Retail trade: 11,459
10.61%
Transportation and warehousing: 3,984
3.69%
Information and cultural industries: 3,247
3.01%
Finance and insurance: 11,080
10.26%
Real estate and rental and leasing: 2,911
2.7%
Professional, scientific and technical services: 13,591
12.59%
Management of companies and enterprises: 288
0.27%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services: 3,978
3.68%
Educational services: 7,974
7.39%
Health care and social assistance: 9,051
8.38%
Arts, entertainment and recreation: 2,163
2%
Accommodation and food services: 6,449
5.97%
Other services (except Public Administration): 4,598
4.26%
Public administration: 5,292
4.9%

Source: Environics Analytics, 2015 Estimate

Businesses by # of Employees

Small and medium sized businesses are an important piece of Oakville’s economy with 65 per cent of local businesses having between one and four employees.

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Patterns, June 2016. 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 between the ages of 5 to 19 and 40 to 49 when compared to the province.

Source: Environics Analytics, 2015 Estimates

Household Income

Oakville has higher than average household incomes when compared to the province. The average household income in 2015 was estimated to be $149,948 compared to the provincial average of $95,214 and over 50 per cent of households in Oakville make more than $100,000.

$0 to $9,999
1,771
$10,000 to $19,999
2,696
$2,000 to $29,999
3,045
$30,000 to $39,999
3,558
$40,000 to $49,999
3,897
$50,000 to $59,999
3,813
$60,000 to $69,999
3,602
$70,000 to $79,999
3,776
$80,000 to $89,999
3,499
$90,000 to $99,999
3,595
$100,000 to $124,999
7,744
$125,000 to $149,999
6,629
$150,000 to $174,999
5,265
$175,000 to $199,999
3,898
$200,000 to $249,999
4,429
$250,000 or over
8,881

Source: Environics Analytics, 2015 Estimates, Current year (2015) $

Educational Attainment

Over 75 per cent of Oakville’s population between 25 and 64 years of age have a post-secondary education.

No certificate, diploma or degree
4.21%
High school certificate or equivalent
16.28%
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma
4.11%
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma
20.24%
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level
5.86%
Bachelor's degree
30.13%
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level
19.18%

Source: Environics Analytics, 2015 Estimates (Current) year 2015$)

Languages

While English is the most common language in Oakville, over 57,000 residents identify a different language as their mother tongue. The most common mother tongue languages after English include Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, French and Italian.

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.