Windsor, Ontario

Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and lies at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Windsor is located south of Detroit, is separated from that city by the Detroit River, and has views of the Detroit skyline. Windsor is the only Canadian city located south of a US city and the region marks the only north-bound border crossing from Canada into mainland United States. The current mayor of Windsor is Eddie Francis. It is nicknamed the Rose City and residents of Windsor are known as Windsorites. [1]

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Overview


Population in 2006:  323,342
Population in 2001:  307,877
Population change:  5%

Average property values in 2006:
Windsor $ 203,133
Ontario $ 297,479
Canada $ 263,369


Median household income in 2005:
Windsor $ 59,574
Ontario $ 60,455
Canada $ 53,634


Median age in 2006:
Windsor 37.7
Ontario 39
Canada 39.5


Median rent in 2006:
Windsor $ 700
Ontario $ 801
Canada $ 671


Median mortgage payment in 2006:
Windsor $ 968
Ontario $ 1,046
Canada $ 839
 

Climate

Temperature Chart

Temperature January February March April May June July August September October November December
Daily Average (°C) -5 -3 2 8 15 20 23 22 17 11 5 -2
Daily Maximum (°C) -1 1 6 13 21 25 28 27 23 16 8 2
Daily Minimum (°C) -8 -7 -2 3 9 15 17 17 12 6 1 -5
Canada Daily Average (°C) -10 -8 -3 4 11 15 18 17 12 6 -1 -8
Precipitation

Precipitation January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rainfall (mm) 29 33 56 81 81 90 82 80 96 64 67 47
Snowfall (mm) 35 28 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 30
Precipitation(mm) 58 57 75 85 81 90 82 80 96 65 76 75
 
 

Demographics

Racial Groups
Racial Groups Windsor
Total
Total Population 320,730
Total visible minority population 51,200
Chinese 7,825
South Asian 10,270
Black 9,485
Filipino 3,145
Latin American 2,905
South East American 2,945
Arab 9,975
West Asian 1,835
Korean 605
Japenese 150
Visibile minority, n.i.e . 995
Multiple Visible minority 1,060
White 269,530
 
Age characteristics
Age characteristics Windsor
Total
Total Population 323,340
0 to 4 years 19,070
5 to 9 years 20,430
10 to 14 years 22,020
15 to 19 years 21,985
20 to 24 years 22,010
25 to 29 years 20,465
30 to 34 years 22,515
35 to 39 years 24,050
40 to 44 years 26,750
45 to 49 years 25,055
50 to 54 years 22,110
55 to 59 years 19,915
60 to 64 years 14,920
65 to 69 years 11,875
70 to 74 years 10,105
75 to 79 years 8,810
80 to 84 years 6,670
85 years and over 4,575
 
 
Knowledge of languages
Knowledge of languages Windsor
Total
Total Population 320,730
English only 282,525
French only 395
English and French 33,575
Neither English nor French 4,230
 

Immigrant status
and period of immigration
Windsor
Total
Total Population 320,730
Non-immigrants 242,445
Immigrants 74,770
Non-permanent residents 3,515
Non-immigrants are persons who are Canadian citizens by birth. Although most Canadian citizens by birth were born in Canada, a small number were born outside Canada to Canadian parents.
Generation Status
Generation Status Windsor
Total
Total Population (Over 15) 259,205
1st generation 72,425
2nd generation 51,505
3rd generation or more 135,280
 

Income



Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($):
Windsor $ 28,279
Ontario $ 27,258
Canada $ 25,615
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($):
Windsor $ 25,381
Ontario $ 24,604
Canada $ 23,307
Total income refers to the total money income received from all sources during calendar year 2005 by persons 15 years and over.
After-tax income refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid for 2005.

Median income in 2005 - All private households: ($):
Windsor $ 59,574
Ontario $ 60,455
Canada $ 53,634
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children: ($):
Windsor $ 94,422
Ontario $ 87,960
Canada $ 82,156
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children: ($):
Windsor $ 69,376
Ontario $ 68,764
Canada $ 62,503
Median income in 2005 - One-person households: ($):
Windsor $ 30,123
Ontario $ 30,025
Canada $ 26,720
Private household refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy the same dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. It may consist of a family group (census family) with or without other persons, of two or more families sharing a dwelling, of a group of unrelated persons, or of one person living alone. Household members who are temporarily absent on Census Day (e.g., temporary residents elsewhere) are considered as part of their usual household. For census purposes, every person is a member of one and only one household. Unless otherwise specified, all data in household reports are for private households only.

Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households: ($):
Windsor $ 51,132
Ontario $ 52,117
Canada $ 46,584
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children: ($):
Windsor $ 78,050
Ontario $ 74,095
Canada $ 69,711
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children: ($):
Windsor $ 58,974
Ontario $ 58,755
Canada $ 53,667
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households: ($):
Windsor $ 26,525
Ontario $ 26,473
Canada $ 23,888
 

Households




Median rent in 2006:
Windsor $ 700
Ontario $ 801
Canada $ 671


Median mortgage payment in 2006:
Windsor $ 968
Ontario $ 1,046
Canada $ 839
Occupied private dwelling types
Occupied private dwelling characteristics - as a % of total occupied private dwellings Windsor
Single-detached houses 69%
Semi-detached houses 4%
Row houses 5%
Apartments, duplex 3%
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys 9%
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys 10%
Other dwellings 0%
 
Household characteristics
Household characteristics Windsor
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 38,295
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 33,700
One-person households 33,835
Other households types 20,010
 
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Windsor
Total population 5 years and over 301,435
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 185,945
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 72,410
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 26,550
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 3,180
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 13,350
 

Education


Educational attainment
Educational attainment Windsor
Total population 15 years and over 261,810
No certificate, diploma or degree 57,035
High school certificate or equivalent 78,440
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 21,375
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 47,615
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 8,500
University certificate, diploma or degree 46,235
 
Major field of study
Major field of study Windsor
Total population 15 years and over 261,810
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 135,480
Education 8,725
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 2,700
Humanities 5,220
Social and behavioural sciences and law 13,075
Business, management and public administration 23,470
Physical and life sciences and technologies 3,580
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 5,170
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 32,985
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,205
Health, parks, recreation and fitnes 19,735
Personal, protective and transportation services 7,855
Other 10
 
Location of study
Location of study Windsor
Total population 15 years and over 261,810
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 135,480
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 123,730
Inside Canada 98,230
Outside Canada 25,500
 

Employment


Labour force activity
Labour force activity Windsor
Total population 15 years and over 261,810
In the labour force 166,895
Employed 152,995
Unemployed 13,905
Not in the labour force 92,310
Participation rate 64
Employment rate 59
Unemployment rate 8
 
Employment rate
Participatiion Rate:
Windsor 64
Ontario 67
Canada 67

Employment rate:
Windsor 59
Ontario 63
Canada 62

Unemployment rate:
Windsor 8
Ontario 6
Canada 7
 
Participation rate - Refers to the labour force in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006), expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years and over excluding institutional residents.
Occupation for males
Occupation for males Windsor
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 86,010
Management occupations 8,250
Business, finance and administration occupations 5,945
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 7,575
Health occupations 1,905
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 4,040
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 1,350
Sales and service occupations 17,045
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 22,950
Occupations unique to primary industry 2,120
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 14,830
 
Occupation for females
Occupation for females Windsor
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76,585
Management occupations 4,735
Business, finance and administration occupations 16,935
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,800
Health occupations 8,520
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 8,750
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 1,745
Sales and service occupations 25,345
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 1,640
Occupations unique to primary industry 615
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 6,495
 
Industry for males
Industry for males Windsor
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 86,010
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 1,855
Construction 6,790
Manufacturing 29,850
Wholesale trade 3,310
Retail trade 7,925
Finance and real estate 2,710
Health care and social services 2,610
Educational services 3,975
Business services 12,865
Other services 14,115
 
Industry for females
Industry for females Windsor
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76,585
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 735
Construction 995
Manufacturing 9,660
Wholesale trade 1,260
Retail trade 10,625
Finance and real estate 4,120
Health care and social services 13,800
Educational services 7,470
Business services 9,275
Other services 18,635
 
Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Windsor
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 176,760
English 173,405
French 1,135
Non-official language 1,215
English and French 370
English and non-official language 605
French and non-official language 0
English, French and non-official language 30
 
Mode of transportation to work
Car, truck, van, as driver:
Windsor 115,510
Ontario 4,038,035
Canada 10,644,330

Car, truck, van, as passenger:
Windsor 10,505
Ontario 470,410
Canada 1,133,145

Public transit:
Windsor 4,015
Ontario 736,060
Canada 1,622,725

Walked or bicycled:
Windsor 7,775
Ontario 389,105
Canada 1,134,805

All other modes:
Windsor 1,250
Ontario 57,350
Canada 179,250
 

Election Results

40th General Federal Election (2008)

Windsor includes the following Electoral Districts:
Windsor--Tecumseh
Windsor West

Electoral results for all districts in Windsor:
Conservative:23.3%
Green:6.06%
Liberal:19.82%
NDP:50.53%
Other:0.29%
 

Crime



Offence rate (per 100,000)
2004 Offence Rate:
Windsor: 7676
Canada: 8051
 
2005 Offence Rate:
Windsor: 6594
Canada: 7761
 
2006 Offence Rate:
Windsor: 6754
Canada: 6984
 
2007 Offence Rate:
Windsor: 6138
Canada: 6984
 


Violent offence rate (per 100,000)
2006 Violent Offence Rate:
Windsor: 658
Canada: 951
 
2007 Violent Offence Rate:
Windsor: 644
Canada: 930
 


Homicides rate (per 100,000)
2004 Homicides Rate:
Windsor: 1.2
Canada: 1.9
 
2005 Homicides Rate:
Windsor: 1.5
Canada: 2
 
2006 Homicides Rate:
Windsor: 1.5
Canada: 1.9
 
2007 Homicides Rate:
Windsor: 1.2
Canada: 1.8
 


Robberies rate (per 100,000)
2004 Robberies Rate:
Windsor: 70
Canada: 86
 
2005 Robberies Rate:
Windsor: 66
Canada: 89
 
2006 Robberies Rate:
Windsor: 70
Canada: 94
 
2007 Robberies Rate:
Windsor: 57
Canada: 90
 


Break & Enter rate (per 100,000)
2004 Break & Enter Rate:
Windsor: 922
Canada: 860
 
2005 Break & Enter Rate:
Windsor: 698
Canada: 804
 
2006 Break & Enter Rate:
Windsor: 743
Canada: 768
 
2007 Break & Enter Rate:
Windsor: 730
Canada: 700
 


Car Thefts rate (per 100,000)
2004 Car Thefts Rate:
Windsor: 455
Canada: 531
 
2005 Car Thefts Rate:
Windsor: 339
Canada: 496
 
2006 Car Thefts Rate:
Windsor: 291
Canada: 487
 
2007 Car Thefts Rate:
Windsor: 231
Canada: 443
 

Source information:

* Weather data sourced from Environment Canada (http://www.ec.gc.ca)

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