Local Statistics

Find current statistics and analysis on the local labour force, population numbers, employment by industry or occupation and educational attainment.


Current Indicators

2021 Unemployment Rate (%)

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
Sarnia Lambton 10.1 8.5 7.4 7.6 7.7 8.0
Chatham-Kent 8.7 7.6 6.4 7.0 7.0 7.0
Windsor Essex 10.3 10.2 7.6 10.3 10.5 10.5

2021 Sarnia Lambton Employment Numbers

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV  DEC
# of employed  persons 54,900 56,600 58,800 59,400 59,300 59,600
# of unemployed persons 6,200 5,200 4,700 4,900 5,000 5,200

*Statistics Canada. Labour Force Survey, 2021.

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 2019.

2016 Population Sizes
Lambton County 132,972
Aamjiwnaang 672
Brooke-Alvinston 2,301
Dawn-Euphemia 2,233
Enniskillen 2,812
Kettle & Stony Point 1,062
Lambton Shores 11,327
Oil Springs 619
Petrolia 6,097
Plympton-Wyoming 8,381
Point Edward 2,044
 Sarnia 74,958
 St.Clair 14,802
 Walpole Island  1,671
 Warwick  3,993

*Source: Statistics Canada. Table 17-10-0142-01  Population estimates, July 1 2020, by census subdivision, 2016 boundaries


 

Employment Population Statistics

Below are population numbers for census division by industry and by occupation in Lambton County in 2016.

Employment by Industry (Top 10) 2016
Health Care and Social Assistance 7,670
Manufacturing 6,495
Retail Trade 6,490
Construction 4,910
Accommodation and Food Services 4,330
Educational Services 3,580
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 2,835
Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services 2,755
Professional, Scientific Technical Services 2,730
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 2,560

*Source: Statistics Canada 2016

 

Employment by Occupation (Top 10) 2016
Sales and Service 13,605
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators 10,295
Business, Finance and Administration 6,975
Management 6,000
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services 5,620
Health 4,505
Natural and Applied Sciences 3,775
Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities 3,300
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production 1,485
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport   920

*Source: Statistics Canada 2016

 


 

Educational Attainment

Below is a chart depicting Lambton County’s overall Educational Attainment for those aged 15 years and over, 2016

Educational Attainment 2016
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree 17,615
High School Certificate or Equivalent 30,835
Apprenticeship, Trades Certificate or Diploma 11,075
College, CEGEP or other Non-University Certificate or Diploma 29,275
University Certificate, Diploma or Degree or Above 14,825

*Source: Statistics Canada 2016


 

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
Local, municipal and regional public administration 2
Heavy and civil engineering construction 1
Petroleum and coal product manufacturing 1
Chemical manufacturing 1
Pipeline transportation 1
Repair and maintenance 1
Hospitals 1
Ambulatory health care services 1
Total (not all are listed here) 12

 

Medium employers (100-499 employees)

Industry # of Medium Businesses
Nursing and residential care facilities 9
Chemical manufacturing 6
Specialty trade contractors
5
Food and beverage stores 4
Crop production 3
Professional, scientific and technical services 3
Social assistance 3
Local, municipal and regional public administration 2
Petroleum and coal product manufacturing 2
Total (not all are listed here) 64

 

Small employers (1-99 employees)

Industry # of Small Businesses
Specialty trade contractors2 269
 Ambulatory health care services 259
Professional, scientific and technical services 237
Food services and drinking places 227
Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations 135
Construction of buildings 125
Repair and maintenance 116
 Total (not all are listed here) 3,318

Businesses Without Employees

Industry # of Small Businesses
Real estate 1,474
Crop production 1,274
Professional, scientific and technical services 478
Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investment and related activities 341
Animal production and aquaculture 302
Specialty trade contractors 263
Ambulatory health care services 256
 Total (not all are listed here) 3,318

Source: Statistics Canada. Canadian Business Counts, December 2020.
Note: Data source counts each location as a separate business entity.