Map of Simcoe Muskoka


Working Age Population

Key Messages
Simcoe County
District of Muskoka

Key Messages

  • In 2021, 63% (379,840) of Simcoe Muskoka’s population was composed of persons aged 15 to 64. This was lower than Ontario (66% or 9,334,440 people).
  • The working age population in Simcoe Muskoka increased by 8% in the past 5 years, from 351,865 in 2016 to 379,840 in 2021. As a comparison, in the same time period, the senior population (aged 65 and older) grew 23% and the child population grew 10%.
  • The largest growth in working age population out of all Simcoe Muskoka Census subdivisions with a population over 5,000 was New Tecumseth, which increased by 26% from 21,925 in 2016 to 27,670 in 2021. Wasaga Beach had the second highest growth, increasing by 18% from 11,315 in 2016 to 13,340 in 2021.

Simcoe County

  • In Simcoe County, Chippewas of Rama First Nation had the highest proportion (70% or 695 people) of their population composed of working aged persons, followed by Essa (68% or 15,620 people) and Barrie (67% or 99,570).

Highest Working Age in Simcoe County

Lowest Working Age in Simcoe County

District of Muskoka

  • In the District of Muskoka, Huntsville had the highest proportion (62% or 13,025 people) of their population composed of working aged persons, followed by Moose Deer Point (61% or 130 people) and Gravenhurst (59% or 7,770 people).
  • All Census subdivisions within the District of Muskoka had lower working age population percentages than the province.

Working Age Muskoka

Technical Notes

Census subdivision (CSD) generally refers to municipalities (e.g. Clearview Township) as well as areas considered equivalent to municipalities for reporting census data, such as First Nations reserves (e.g. Chippewas of Rama First Nation).

Statistics Canada uses the names Moose Point 79 and Christian Island 30 and 30A to describe the geographic area of two local First Nation communities, however, we will refer to these communities by their commonly known names, Moose Deer Point and Beausoleil First Nation, respectively. These names are what most local Indigenous groups or individuals use and what we expect our readers will understand while accessing HealthSTATS. 

Census data for Wahta Mohawk Territory is not available.

Further Reading

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