Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Determinants Of Health

Ethnic Origin

Overall

By Low Income

Overall

According to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), 38% or 188,330 Simcoe Muskoka residents reported English as their ethnic origin. This was followed by Canadian (34% or 166,925), Scottish (26% or 130,325), Irish (25% or 123,670), French (13% or 64,235), German (11% or 54,910), Italian (6% or 28,645) and Dutch (6% or 28,125). 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 geographic areas when compared to the percentage living in Simcoe Muskoka overall:

  • English: Higher in Barrie (25%) and the southern Simcoe County municipalities of Innisfil (7%) and New Tecumseth (6%).
  • French: Higher in Barrie (27%) and the northern Simcoe County municipalities of Orillia (6%), and Midland (6%).
  • Italian: Higher in Barrie (28%) and the southern Simcoe County municipalities of Bradford West Gwillimbury (15%), and Innisfil (9%).
  • Portuguese: Amongst all those living in Simcoe Muskoka who reported their ethnic origin to be Portuguese, the highest percentage live in the municipality of Bradford West Gwillimbury (36%).

By Low Income

Based on the after-tax Low Income Measure (LIM-AT), the 2011 NHS indicated that 11% (or 56,050) of Simcoe Muskoka’s residents were living in low income in 2010.

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).