New Census Data Reveals Interesting Facts About Milton’s Workforce

Published December 4, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Milton is changing, and fast.

It’s transforming from a rural community to a bustling town with a population of 110,128 people–people who are seemingly more diverse, more educated and more prone to being stuck in traffic than ever before.

Census data has shed light on interesting facts about education, work, transit and commuting in Milton and beyond.

In terms of Canada overall, Stats Can has revealed that 28.5 per cent of adults between the ages of 25 and 64 have a bachelor’s degree or higher, 22.4 per cent of adults in the same age group have a college diploma and 10.8 per cent have an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma.

In 2015, 49.8 per cent of adults between 25 and 54 worked full-time for a full-year.

As far as transit goes, just 12.4 per cent of were using public transit to get to work in 2016. In terms of commute, Canadians were spending an average of 26.2 minutes getting to and from work. As far as language goes, most Canadians still speak English or French almost exclusively at work–99.2 per cent. Only 15.4 per cent use more than language while working.

As far as Milton goes, the numbers aren’t far off the Canadian average. The data indicates that 51,270 residents over 15 years of age in private households have a post-secondary certificate, degree or diploma, with slightly more women than men completing post-secondary studies (26,580 vs 24,690). Stans Can says 9,640 residents have no certificate, degree or diploma, while 35,120 have a secondary school diploma or equivalent.

In terms of apprenticeships, 3,745 have gone the trade or apprenticeship route. In this area, men outnumber women 2,645 to 1,095.

Data reveals that 19,475 residents have a bachelor’s degree, 17,290 have a college diploma or non-university certificate, 1,800 have a university certificate or diploma above the bachelor level, 690 have a degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry, 5,725 have a master’s degree and 495 have earned a doctorate.

More women have bachelor’s degrees and college diplomas than men, but men have more master’s and doctorate degrees.

As for what people studied or are studying, 2,805 study education, 2,605 study the humanities, 5,945 study social and behavioural sciences and law, 11,660 study business, 2,215 study physical and life sciences and technologies, and 3,070 study math and computer science.

More men than women gravitate to architecture and mathematics while more women choose to study business, social science and law and the humanities.

Data reveals that 207,315 residents study in Canada and 193,370 choose to stay in Ontario.

In terms of commuting, 43,045 Milton residents drive to work, while 4,260 take public transportation. Data reveals that 2,740 are driven to work, 1,145 walk, 200 cycle and 510 use an alternate mode of transportation to get to their place of employment.

As far as commuting times go, 11,020 residents commute for 15-29 minutes a day, while 9,635 spend more than an hour commuting. Stats Can says 9,980 enjoy commutes of less than 15 minutes, while 13,915 are in transit for 30-44 minutes and 7,355 for 45-59 minutes.

Most residents – 15,585 of them – leave for work between 7 a.m. and 7:59 a.m.

In terms of employment, data shows that 56,485 residents are employed versus 3,330 who are unemployed. The employment rate in town is 70.1 per cent.

As for what industries residents tend to work in, data reveals that 12,395 are in sales and service roles, 8,810 are in management positions, 10,510 work in the business, finance and administration sectors, 6,005 work in natural and applied sciences, 2,915 work in health-related fields and 7,195 work in education, law and social, community and government services.

Residents also work in arts and culture, trades, and natural resources.

In terms of language, 61,470 speak English or French at work versus 420 who speak non-official languages.

As for what other languages residents speak at work, 40 speak Arabic, 10 speak Hebrew, 20 speak Tagalog, 25 speak Polish, 10 speak Croatian, 25 speak Punjabi, 20 speak Gujarati, 10 speak Hindi, 30 speak Urdu, 25 speak Korean, 40 speak Spanish, 10 speak Portuguese, and 40 speak a Chinese language — 25 Mandarin and 15 Cantonese.

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