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West Elgin Labour Force

Data Last Updated: 17 October, 2018
Characteristic (2017 unless noted) Value

Labour Force Characteristics

Total population, aged 15 years and older 4,478
In the labour force 2,962
Employed 2,735
Unemployed 226
Not in the labour force 1,516
Participation rate (%) 66.15
Employment rate (%) 61.09
Unemployment rate (%) 7.64

Labour Force by Industry

Total labour force aged 15 and over 2,962
Industry - not applicable 49
All industries 2,913
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 323
Mining and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 16
Construction 310
Manufacturing 445
Wholesale trade 77
Retail trade 285
Transportation and warehousing 159
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 65
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 74
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 210
Educational services 112
Health care and social assistance 364
Arts, entertainment and recreation 84
Accommodation and food services 240
Other services (except public administration) 94
Public administration 54

Labour Force by Occupation

Total labour force 15 years and over by occupation 2,962
Occupation - Not applicable 49
All occupations 2,913
0 Management occupations 419
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 359
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 154
3 Health occupations 187
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 181
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 35
6 Sales and service occupations 571
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 603
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 84
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 320

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 1,135
Median employment income ($) 44,225
Average employment income ($) 49,374
Male aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 640
Male aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 49,425
Male aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 57,022
Female aged 15 years and over: Worked full year, full time 495
Female aged 15 years and over: Median employment income ($) 30,413
Female aged 15 years and over: Average employment income ($) 38,235