SLWDB Local Statistics

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

Note: Data source counts each location as a separate business entity.

Current Indicators

2021 Unemployment Rate (%)

LocationJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
Sarnia-Lambton10.18.57.47.67.77.97.67.56.88.3
Chatham-Kent8.77.66.47.07.07.07.06.96.58.5
Windsor-Essex10.310.27.610.310.510.59.89.39.27.6

2021 Sarnia-Lambton Employment Numbers

LocationJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
# of employed persons54,90056,60058,80059,40059,30059,60060,10060,10061,00060,400
# of unemployed persons6,2005,2004,7004,9005,0005,2005,0004,8004,4005,500

*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.

Location2016 Population Sizes
Lambton County132,972
Aamjiwnaang672
Brooke-Alvinston2,301
Dawn-Euphemia2,233
Enniskillen2,812
Kettle & Stony Point1,062
Lambton Shores11,327
Oil Springs619
Petrolia6,097
Plympton-Wyoming8,381
Point Edward2,044
Sarnia74,958
St.Clair14,802
Walpole Island1,671
Warwick3,993

*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 Assistance7,670
Manufacturing6,495
Retail Trade6,490
Construction4,910
Accommodation and Food Services4,330
Educational Services3,580
Other Services (Except Public Administration)2,835
Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services2,755
Professional, Scientific Technical Services2,730

*Source: Statistics Canada 2016

Employment by Occupation (Top 10)2016
Sales and Service13,605
Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators10,295
Business, Finance and Administration6,975
Management6,000
Education, Law and Social, Community and Government Services5,620
Health4,505
Natural and Applied Sciences3,775
Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities3,300
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production1,485
Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport920

*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 Attainment2016
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree17,615
High School Certificate or Equivalent30,835
Apprenticeship, Trades Certificate or Diploma11,075
College, CEGEP or other Non-University Certificate or Diploma29,275
University Certificate, Diploma or Degree or Above14,825

*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 services2
Local, municipal and regional public administration2
Heavy and civil engineering construction1
Petroleum and coal product manufacturing1
Chemical manufacturing1
Pipeline transportation1
Repair and maintenance1
Hospitals1
Ambulatory health care services1
Total (not all are listed here)12

Medium Employers (100-499 employees)

Industry# of Medium Businesses
Nursing and residential care facilities9
Chemical manufacturing6
Specialty trade contractors5
Food and beverage stores4
Crop production3
Professional, scientific and technical services3
Social assistance3
Local, municipal and regional public administration2
Petroleum and coal product manufacturing2
Total (not all are listed here)64

Small Employers (1-99 employees)

Industry# of Small Businesses
Specialty trade contractors269
Ambulatory health care services259
Professional, scientific and technical services237
Food services and drinking places227
Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations135
Construction of buildings125
Repair and maintenance116
Total (not all are listed here)3,318

Businesses Without Employees

Industry# of Small Businesses
Specialty trade contractors269
Ambulatory health care services259
Professional, scientific and technical services237
Food services and drinking places227
Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations135
Construction of buildings125
Repair and maintenance116
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.