Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Determinants Of Health

Ethnic Origin

Overall

By Low Income

Overall

According to the 2016 Census data, 35% or 183,995 Simcoe Muskoka residents reported English as at least one of their ethnic origin. This was followed by Canadian (34% or 180,435), Scottish (25% or 131,070), Irish (24% or 125,275), French (12% or 64,870), German (11% or 57,335), Italian (7% or 36,150) and Dutch (5% or 28,420). Ontario residents also had similar results to that of Simcoe Muskoka, with Canadian reported as their top ethnic origin, followed by English, Scottish, Irish and French.

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Certain ethnicities were more commonly reported in distinct muncipalities:

  • English: A larger percentage of the population in Muskoka District (44%) reported at least one of their ethnic origins as English compared to Simcoe County (34%). 52% of the population in Lake of Bays reported at least one of their ethnic origins as English, 47.3% in Muskoka lakes, and 45% in Huntsville.
  • French: Municipalities with the largest percentage of their population identifying at least one of their ethnic origins as French included Penetanguishene (36%), Midland (26%), Tiny (21%), and Georgian Bay (21%).
  • Scottish: Municipalities with the largest percentage of their population identifying at least one of their ethnic origins as Scottish included Huntsville (31%), Muskoka Lakes (31%), Clearview (30%), Oro-Medonte (30%), Bracebridge (30%), Collingwood (30%).
  • In Bradford West-Gwillimbury, 16% of the population had listed an Asian origin as at least one of their ethnic origins, 15% identified Italian, and 12% idenfied Portugese as one of their ethnic origins

By Low Income

Based on the after-tax Low Income Measure (LIM-AT), the 2016 Census indicated that 12% (or 61,115) of Simcoe Muskoka’s residents were living in low income in 2015. 

In Simcoe Muskoka, the ethnic origins with the highest percentage living in low income based on the 2010 after-tax Low Income Measure (LIM-AT),  were Iranian (32% or 135), Pakistani (26% or 160), and Romanian (26% or 515). The ethnic origins in Ontario with the highest percentage living in low income were Arab (not otherwise specified) (32% or 12,405), Korean (31% or 25,995) and Pakistani (29% or 31,915).