Fast Facts

Check out 2017 Unemployment Rates and Employment Numbers in Sarnia Lambton. Find current statistics and analysis on the labour force, population numbers, employment by industry or occupation and educational attainment.

 


 

Current Indicators

2017 Unemployment Rate (%)

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
Sarnia Lambton 7.7  8.0  8.0 8.1 8.1
Chatham-Kent 6.4  6.8  7.1 7.0 7.0
Windsor Essex 5.8  5.7  5.8 5.8 6.1
Economic Region 570 6.3  6.4  6.5 6.5 6.6

2017 Sarnia Lambton Employment Numbers

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
# of employed  persons 57500 56800 56600 56100 55900
# of unemployed persons 4800  4900  4900 4900  4900

*Statistics Canada. Labour Force Survey, 2017.

Note: Statistics Canada updates their estimates for labour force statistics. Published unemployment rates & employment numbers listed above are updated to reflect these changes.


 

Census Division and Subdivisions in Lambton County

The census divisions of Ontario are used by Statistics Canada to aggregate census data. The following chart depicts the population size of various cities in Lambton County in 2016.

2016 Population Sizes
Lambton County 126,638
Aamjiwnaang 639
Brooke-Alvinston 2,411
Dawn-Euphemia 1,967
Enniskillen 2,796
Kettle & Stony Point 1,011
Lambton Shores 10,631
Oil Springs 648
Petrolia 5,742
Plympton-Wyoming 7,795
Point Edward 2,037
 Sarnia 71,594
 St.Clair 14,086
 Walpole Island  1,589
 Warwick  3,692

*Source: Statistics Canada. 2017. Population and dwelling count highlight tables. 2016 Census. Catalogue no. 98-402-X2016001. Ottawa.

Chart showing Age Distribution for Lambton County & Municipalities, 2011. Click here: LambtonMunicipalitiesAgeDistribution


 

Labour Force Activity

Below are employment data ‘fast facts’ for the Sarnia Lambton community. For more detailed local labour market information, consult our Local Labour Market Report 2014/2015.

Labour Force Activity 2011 2006
Population – 15 Years and Older 104,360 104,835
Workforce 62,155 67,450
Employed 56,245 63,055
Unemployed 5,910 4,395
Not in the Workforce 42,205 37,380
Participation Rate 59.6% 64.3%
Employment Rate 53.9% 60.1%
Unemployment Rate 9.5% 6.5%

*Source: Statistics Canada 2006, 2011

 


 

Employment Population Statistics

Below are population numbers for census subdivisions by industry and by occupation in Lambton County in 2011.

Employment by Industry (Top 10) 2011
Health Care and Social Assistance 7,985
Manufacturing 7,645
Retail Trade 7,490
Construction 5,475
Accommodation and Food Services 5,135
Educational Services 4,180
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 3,505
Administration and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services 3,390
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 3,215
Professional, Scientific, Technical Services 2,985

*Source: Statistics Canada 2011

 

Employment by Occupation (Top 10) 2011
Sales and Service 17,215
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 11,890
Business, Finance and Administrative 8,735
Management 7,255
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 6,485
Health 4,265
Natural and Applied Sciences 3,800
Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities 3,460
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 1,655
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport 1,385

*Source: Statistics Canada 2011

 


 

Educational Attainment

Below is a chart depicting Lambton County’s overall Educational Attainment in an age group of 15 to 64 years.

Educational Attainment 2011
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree 12,785
High School Certificate or Equivalent 27,070
Apprenticeship, Trades Certificate or Diploma 8,570
College, CEGEP or other Non-University Certificate or Diploma 21,625
University Certificate, Diploma or Degree 12,135

*Source: Statistics Canada 2011


 

Employers: Top Industries

Below are the top industries in which large, medium and small employers operate in Lambton County.

Large employers (500 employees and over)

Industry # of Large Businesses
Educational services 2
 Heavy and civil engineering construction 2
 Hospitals 2
 Ambulatory health care services 1
 General merchandise stores 1
 Chemical manufacturing 1
 Pipeline manufacturing 1
 Total 10

 

Medium employers (100-499 employees)

Industry # of Medium Businesses
Specialty trade contractors 7
Nursing and residential care 7
Chemical manufacturing 6
Professional, scientific and technical services 4
 Food and beverage stores 4
 Social assistance 4
 Local public administration 4
 Total (not all are listed here) 67

 

Small employers (1-99 employees)

Industry # of Small Businesses
Specialty trade contractors 278
 Professional, scientific and technical services 265
 Ambulatory health care services 246
 Food services and drinking places  246
 Religious, grant-making, civic and professional and similar organizations  147
 Total (not all are listed here)  3,516

Source: Statistics Canada. Canadian Business Counts, December 2016.
Note: Data source counts each location as a separate business entity.