Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Population

Working Age Population

In 2016, 65.1% (or 351,865) of Simcoe Muskoka’s population was composed of persons aged 15 to 64. This was slightly lower than Ontario (66.8% or 8,988,865). The working age population in Simcoe Muskoka increased by 4.3% since 2011 from 337,375 in 2011 to 351,865 in 2016. As a comparison, in the same time period, the senior population (aged 65 and older) grew 23.3%.

The largest growth in working age population out of all Simcoe Muskoka communities was in Bradford West Gwillimbury which increased by 21.2% from 19,840 in 2011 to 24,045 in 2016. Essa had the second highest growth out of all municipalities in Simcoe Muskoka with a population over 5,000, increasing by 12.1% from 13,290 in 2011 to 14,895 in 2016. Essa also had the highest proportion (70.7%) of their population composed of working aged persons.

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