Labour Market

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In 2012, the Town of Georgina completed a Labour Market Study in partnership with the Town of East Gwillimbury, the Workforce Training Board, Georgina Trades and Training Centre(GTTI) and South Lake Community Futures. Similar to many other rural Greater Toronto Area communities, many of the residents in Town commute outside of town for work. The study revealed that 33% of the total surveyed workforce in Georgina and East Gwillimbury travelled to Toronto for employment, 25% travel to Georgina, and nearly 15% travel to Newmarket for employment. Upon closer review of each town, only 5% of East Gwillimbury residents who were surveyed indicated commuting within East Gwillimbury for employment, and 31% of Georgina residents who were surveyed commuted within Georgina for work.

Labour Force Market

The Tables below provide a better picture of the labour force in the Town of Georgina comparing the Province of Ontario.
 

Labour Force in Georgina over the age of 15 years old

Labour force status Georgina Ontario
Total population aged 15 years and over 35,225 10,473,665
In the labour force 24,930 6,864,985
Employed 22,825 6,297,000
Unemployed 2,105 567,985
Not in the labour force 10,300 3,608,680
Participation rate 70.8 65.5
Employment rate 64.8 260.1
Unemployment rate 8.4 8.3

Source: Statistics Canada, 2013
The 35 – 54 years of age represent the largest employed labour force in the Town of Georgina.

Employed Labour Force by Age in Georgina

 Groups Georgina % Ontario %
Total 22,825 100.0 6,297,000 100.0
15 to 24 years 2,945 12.9 795,585 12.6
25 to 34 years 3,890 17.0 1,251,265 19.9
35 to 54 years 11,690 51.2 3,067,335 48.7
55 to 64 years 3,535 15.5 959,560 15.2
65 years and over 760 3.3 223,260 3.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2013