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A collection of selected Statistics about Cobourg from the 2016 Census.

Population

In 2016, the enumerated population of Cobourg (Town) was 19,440.

Growth

This is up 5.0% from 2011. This compares to Northumberland growth of 4.2%, the provincial average of 4.6%,  and the national average of 5.0%.

Census Canada estimates continued growth:

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Population 19,805 20,020 20,079 20,026 20,152


Age groups

Total - Distribution (%) of the population by broad age groups

 

Cobourg

Ontario

  Total Male Female Total Male Female
0 to 14 years 12.6 13.8 11.4 16.4 17.3 15.6
15 to 64 years 56.1 57.6 54.8 66.8 67.3 66.4
65 years and over 31.4 28.6 33.7 16.7 15.5 17.9
85 years and over 5.3 3.8 6.6 2.2 1.6 2.8
Average age of the population 49.1 47.2 50.8 41.0 40.0 41.9
Median age of the population 53.5 51.5 55.1 41.3 40.2 42.4


Where did we live

Households

Total - Private households in Cobourg - 8,635
Average household size: Cobourg:    2.2    Ontario:  2.6    

Dwellings

  • Owners 6,060
  • Renters 2,580
  • Condominium 1,215 
  • Not condominium 7,425


Language

Knowledge of official languages:

Language Total Male Female
English only 17,580 8,220 9,360
French only 5 5 5
English and French 1,525 645 885
Neither English nor French 30 15 15


Citizenship

All Canadian Citizens except:

  Total Male Female
Not Canadian citizens 375 185 190


Generation Status in 2016

Generation status refers to whether or not the person or the person's parents were born in Canada (not how many generations lived in Cobourg!)

  Total Male Female
First generation 2,580 1,175 1,400
Second generation  3,250 1,500 1,745
Third generation or more 12,890 6,070 6,820


Income and Employment

Average total income in 2015 among recipients

  All Male Female
Cobourg $44,945 $53,763 $37,459
Ontario $47,915 $56,780 $39,585


Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2015: $97,676

Employment

Population aged 15 years and over by Labour force status

  All Male Female
Participation rate 52.7 56.1 49.8
Employment rate 48.2 51.3 45.5
Unemployment rate 8.5 8.6 8.6


Commuting to Work in 2016

Main mode of commuting

  Total Male Female
Car, truck, van - as a driver 5,760 2,855 2,905
Car, truck, van - as a passenger 480 240 240
Public transit 195 75 120
Walked 610 280 335
Bicycle 100 65 35
Other method 100 35 60

For more details, go to Statistics Canada site and search for Cobourg.  https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/start

There will be a new Census in 2021.

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