Town of east Gwillimbury

Labour Force by Industry

Between 2001 and 2011, the Town of East Gwillimbury’s labour force grew from 12,085 to 13,582, an increase of 12.4%.

As seen in figure below, the areas of greatest concentration for the Town’s labour force (as of 2011) are:

  • Manufacturing (1,727 persons or 12.7% of the resident labour force)
  • Retail trade (1,530 persons or 11.3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (1,382 persons or 10.2%)
  • Construction (1,259 persons or 9.3%)

Labour For by Industry, 2001, 2006, 2011

These industries have employed the largest shares of the Town’s labour force since 2001. However, as indicated in the figure below, the growth trends among these and other industries tell a different story about the trajectory and future composition of the Town’s labour force. Of the four industries cited above that are collectively responsible for 43.5% of the Town’s labour force, only construction, health care and social assistance have shown consistent growth between 2001-2006 and 2006-2011.

Instead, growth has occurred in a number of other industries – many of which are more knowledge-intensive than those that have been traditional drivers of local labour force growth. Industries (excluding health care and construction) that have shown consecutive 5-year periods of growth.

Change in Labour Force by Industrym Town of EG, 2001-2011

Comparative Labour force by industry, 2006