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Elgin County Labour Force

Data Last Updated: 18 July, 2018
Characteristic (2017 unless noted) Value

Labour Force Characteristics

Total population, aged 15 years and older 77,170
In the labour force 48,543
Employed 44,916
Unemployed 3,627
Not in the labour force 28,627
Participation rate (%) 62.9
Employment rate (%) 58.2
Unemployment rate (%) 7.47

Labour Force by Industry

Total labour force aged 15 and over 48,543
Industry - not applicable 1,350
All industries 47,193
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 3,104
Mining and oil and gas extraction 48
Utilities 241
Construction 3,268
Manufacturing 8,400
Wholesale trade 1,530
Retail trade 4,736
Transportation and warehousing 3,121
Information and cultural industries 556
Finance and insurance 1,355
Real estate and rental and leasing 620
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,449
Management of companies and enterprises 16
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 2,375
Educational services 2,706
Health care and social assistance 5,897
Arts, entertainment and recreation 767
Accommodation and food services 3,100
Other services (except public administration) 1,993
Public administration 1,908

Labour Force by Occupation

Total labour force 15 years and over by occupation 48,543
Occupation - Not applicable 1,350
All occupations 47,193
0 Management occupations 4,849
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 6,150
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,803
3 Health occupations 3,439
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 4,409
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 730
6 Sales and service occupations 10,134
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 8,945
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 2,134
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 4,600

Employment Income (2017) for Persons 15 Years of Age and Over

Population aged 15 years and over who worked full year, full time and with employment income 24,889
Median employment income ($) 46,356
Average employment income ($) 56,248
Male aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 13,508
Male aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 51,567
Male aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 62,112
Female aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 11,381
Female aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 39,446
Female aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 48,318