The Sault will grow by almost 10,000 people, primarily from people coming and settling down here to fill new jobs and replace retiring Baby Boomers.
Projected increase is from 73,400 residents in 2016 to 83,300 residents in 2036.
Net change from in-migration: increase of 18,000 people.
Net change from births: decrease of 8,000 people.
Need: 4,000 new homes.
Population distribution in 2016, based on the Canada census:
Population distribution in 2036, based on projections:
Health and social services will continue as the top employer in the Sault. Manufacturing jobs will drop slightly but still be one of the top sectors.
Top sectors in 2016, based on the Canada census:
Top sectors in 2036, based on projections:
Projected increase is from 31,000 jobs in 2016 to 36,900 jobs in 2036, for a total change of approximately 6,000 jobs.
Change in job numbers by sector:
Note: Other sectors change by less than approximately 100 jobs.
We shared our 20-year population and employment projections to City Council on January 28, 2019. Thanks to local media outlets for sharing this information.