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Sturgeon County Demographics

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Sturgeon County has seen population growth of 4.7% from 2011-2016. (Figure 1)

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The >65 years old age group had the highest population growth of 30% over the 5 years, followed by an increase of 3% in the working age group (20-64 years). (Table 1)

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The County has the highest proportion of working aged residents (15-64 yrs) compared to surrounding census subdivisions. (Figure 2)

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Sturgeon County’s labour force has a large population of self-employed individuals. 19% of the county’s working population were self employed in 2016, which was 6% above the national and provincial rates. (Figure 3)

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The unemployment rate in the county was 7.2% in 2016, again below the national and provincial rates, and the 3rd lowest in the surrounding CSD areas. (Figure 4)

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63% of Sturgeon County’s 25-64 years age group has achieved a post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma by 2016 (Figure 5)

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Of the 6665 individuals with a post secondary degree, 1/3 studied architecture, engineering, or related technologies. Of the 1/3, the focuses of studies (from greatest to least individuals) have been in mechanic & repair technologies, construction, and engineering

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Sturgeon had the 2nd highest median total income per household in 2015 with $121,984.00, within the CSD region (Figure 8)

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Looking at the median employment income for full-year full-time workers, Sturgeon county is the second highest county within the CSD region at $73,045.00 (Figure 9)

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Sturgeon County’s sector breakdown is measured in # of establishments in each sector, and an estimate of people employed within the sector.

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The county’s 3 largest sectors, in 2016, by # of establishments are construction, agriculture, and Real estate, rental & leasing (Figure 10)

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By labour force count within each sector, construction is still the largest sector, followed by agriculture, and third: transportation & warehousing (Figure 11)

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# of establishments without employees is removed to see the sectors that employ the most amount of people in the county: Construction, Transportation & warehousing, and Manufacturing (Figure 11)

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The largest number of establishments are without employees, which supports the findings previously that Sturgeon County has a large amount of self employed individuals in Figure 3. (Figure 12)

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