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Some facts about our local immigrant population:


*Please note, a French version of this information will be available in the near future*

 

  • 1 in 4 people in Windsor-Essex are immigrants
  • 85, 810 people in Windsor-Essex are immigrants 
  • Education Attainment of Immigrants:

    • 20, 050 have a high school diploma
    • 18, 675 have a college education
    • 21, 675 have a university degree
  • Education Attainment of Newcomers

    • 1, 915 have a high school diploma
    • 1, 095 have a college education
    • 2, 970 have a university education
  • Recent Immigration by Place of Birth (2011-2016)

    • Bangladesh: 175
    • Lebanon: 295
    • Pakistan: 345
    • Mexico: 390
    • Philippines: 465 
    • China: 800
    • India: 810
    • Syria: 1940
    • Iraq: 2095

Age at Immigration

  • Under 5 years old: 10, 520
  • 5-14 years old: 16, 355
  • 25-44 years old: 31, 875
  • 45-54 years old: 13,385
  • 45+ years old: 6, 850

Top 5 Sectors Immigrants are Employed In:

  • Manufacturing: 9, 020
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance: 4, 885
  • Retail Trade: 3, 850
  • Accommodation & Food Service: 2, 985
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services: 2, 835 

 

 

The top 5 first languages (mother tongue) for our local communities   

  • Windsor-Essex
    • 8, 645: Arabic
    • 3, 335: Spanish
    • 3, 050: Mandarin
    • 2, 920: Italian
    • 2, 910: French
  • Amherstburg:
    • 180: Italian
    • 95: French 
    • 15: Arabic 
    • 15: Polish 
    • 15: Cantonese 
  • Essex:
    • 150: Portuguese 
    • 80: French
    • 65: Spanish
    • 30: German
    • 20: Mandarin
  • Kingsville:
    • 600: German
    • 570: Spanish
    • 105: Portuguese 
    • 50: Italian
    • 50: French
  • Lakeshore:
    • 660: French
    • 190: Punjabi
    • 125: German
    • 100: Polish
    • 95: Romanian 
  • LaSalle:
    • 255: Arabic
    • 215: Italian
    • 185: Mandarin
    • 160: French
    • 115: Punjabi
  • Leamington:
    • 1, 850: German
    • 1, 090: Spanish
    • 485: Portuguese
    • 390: Arabic
    • 215: Italian
  • Tecumseh:
    • 230: French
    • 180: Italian
    • 130: Arabic
    • 110: Serbian
    • 95: Punjabi
  • Windsor:
    • 7, 745: Arabic
    • 2, 745: Mandarin
    • 1, 990: Italian
    • 1, 550 French
    • 1, 435: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 

 Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population 

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