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Health Unit Region Population Estimates

  • The 2016 population estimate for the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) region is 127,875 individuals. Between 2006 and 2012, the regional population increased significantly by about 1,000 individuals or by 1%, and has remained stable since then. 

Population by Age and Sex:

  • The age groups that comprised the highest percentage (about a third) of the our regional population were adults aged 50 to 69 years, compared to Ontario where 50 to 59 year olds and 20 to 29 year olds were the age groups most represented in the population (see Figure 1; Table 1).
  • The population for children aged 17 years or younger has decreased significantly by about 15% between 2006 and 2016. In comparison, the population of seniors (adults aged 65 years or older) has increased significantly by about 30% (see Figure 2). Similar increases and decreases in child and senior populations occurred in the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts (see Tables 4 and 5).
  • The percentage of males and females within each age group is between 48% and 52% within all age groups with the exception of adults aged 75 years and older. Females represented 72% of the population aged 90 years or older, 59% of the population aged 85 to 89 years, and 53% of the population aged 75 to 84 years.

Population for Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts:

  • In the Parry Sound district, adults aged 50 to 69 years comprised over a third of the population, while in the municipalities of the Nipissing district served by the Health Unit (excluding South Algonquin, Temagami, and Bear Island) adults aged 50 to 59 years and 20 to 29 year olds were the most represented age groups in the population (see Tables 2 and 3).
Figure 1. Population estimates for the Health Unit region

Figure 1. Population estimates for individuals residing within the Health Unit region, by sex and age group, 2016.

Bar graph showing the male and female population estimates for each 5-year age group. Estimates are listed in Table 1.

 

Table 1. Population estimates for the Health Unit region

Table 1. Population estimates for individuals residing within the Health Unit region, by sex and age Group, 2016.

Age Group (Years)

Females

Males

Total

0-4

2,656

2,892

5,548

5-9

2,924

2,985

5,909

10-14

2,868

2,993

5,861

15-19

3,266

3,452

6,718

20-24

3,894

3,857

7,751

25-29

3,773

3,997

7,770

30-34

3,651

3,493

7,144

35-39

3,305

3,291

6,596

40-44

3,451

3,358

6,809

45-49

3,845

3,990

7,835

50-54

5,438

5,289

10,727

55-59

5,500

5,592

11,092

60-64

5,146

4,933

10,079

65-69

4,686

4,496

9,182

70-74

3,465

3,303

6,768

75-79

2,740

2,427

5,167

80-84

1,905

1,683

3,588

85-89

1,273

870

2,143

90+

853

335

1,188

Total

64,639

63,236

127,875

Table 2. Population estimates for the adjusted Nipissing district

Of the municipalities served by the Health Unit within the Nipissing district (excludes South Algonquin, Temagami, and Bear Island), the population has increased significantly by about 295 individuals since 2006.

Table 2. Population estimates for individuals residing within municipalities of the Nipissing district served by the Health Unit*, by age group and planning area, 2016.

Age Group (Years)

North Bay

East Nipissing

West Nipissing

Total*

0-4

2,463

541

831

3,835

5-9

2,676

615

876

4,167

10-14

2,565

575

878

4,018

15-19

3,092

646

923

4,661

20-24

4,325

545

745

5,615

25-29

4,341

674

1,016

6,031

30-34

3,623

679

1,012

5,314

35-39

3,020

686

973

4,679

40-44

3,084

686

974

4,744

45-49

3,225

810

1,088

5,123

50-54

4,247

1,116

1,569

6,932

55-59

4,200

1,244

1,697

7,141

60-64

3,564

1,008

1,523

6,095

65-69

3,117

825

1,392

5,334

70-74

2,526

485

977

3,988

75-79

2,045

407

636

3,088

80-84

1,576

228

464

2,268

85-89

954

152

228

1,334

90+

528

120

161

809

Total

55,171

12,042

17,963

85,176

*Only includes municipalities served by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit; excludes South Algonquin, Temagami, and Bear Island.

Table 3. Population estimates for Parry Sound district

In Parry Sound, the population increased by about 801 individuals between 2006 and 2012, but decreased by about 477 individuals between 2012 and 2016.

Table 3. Population estimates for individuals residing within the Parry Sound district, by age group and planning area, 2016.

Age Group (Years)

North East Parry Sound

South East Parry Sound

West Parry Sound

Total

0-4

549

409

755

1,713

5-9

577

360

805

1,742

10-14

605

370

868

1,843

15-19

585

499

973

2,057

20-24

571

499

1,066

2,136

25-29

459

408

872

1,739

30-34

576

456

798

1,830

35-39

639

439

839

1,917

40-44

677

488

900

2,065

45-49

794

632

1,286

2,712

50-54

1,040

920

1,835

3,795

55-59

1,043

999

1,909

3,951

60-64

1,100

984

1,900

3,984

65-69

987

983

1,878

3,848

70-74

687

693

1,400

2,780

75-79

576

469

1,034

2,079

80-84

343

304

673

1,320

85-89

230

150

429

809

90+

121

57

201

379

Total

12,159

10,119

20,421

42,699

 

Figure 2. Population estimates for children and seniors in the Health Unit region

Figure 2. Population estimates for children and seniors within the Health Unit region, by year.

Table 4. Population estimates for children in the Health Unit region

Table 4. Population estimates for children within the Health Unit region, by district and year.

Year

Nipissing district (only includes municipalities served by the Health Unit)

Parry Sound district

Health Unit region

2006

17,385

7,602

24,987

2007

16,926

7,515

24,441

2008

16,567

7,384

23,951

2009

16,231

7,213

23,444

2010

15,966

7,171

23,137

2011

15,840

7,068

22,908

2012

15,545

6,959

22,504

2013

15,290

6,765

22,055

2014

15,065

6,634

21,699

2015

14,911

6,580

21,491

2016

14,821

6,525

21,346

Table 5. Population estimates for seniors in the Health Unit area

Table 5. Population estimates for seniors within the Health Unit region, by district and year.

Year

Nipissing district (only includes municipalities served by the Health Unit)

Parry Sound district

Health Unit region

2006

12,979

8,646

21,625

2007

13,271

8,796

22,067

2008

13,664

9,050

22,714

2009

13,947

9,227

23,174

2010

14,197

9,314

23,511

2011

14,540

9,577

24,117

2012

15,118

9,982

25,100

2013

15,586

10,391

25,977

2014

16,021

10,755

26,776

2015

16,412

10,997

27,409

2016

16,821

11,215

28,036

Definitions, data sources and methodology

Definitions:

Population estimates: Population counts based on census subdivision populations.

Adjusted Nipissing district: Only includes municipalities served by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit; excludes South Algonquin, Temagami, and Bear Island.

Data sources:

Statistics Canada 2016, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH Ontario, Date Extracted: 2017/11/3. The original data source is the Demography Division of Statistics Canada.

Methodology:

Population estimates are based on the census counts adjusted for net undercoverage beginning with the 1986 census. Population estimates are final intercensal estimates that are interpolated using the adjusted census counts for the census years around the year that the estimates are for. Population estimates beyond the most recent census onwards are extrapolated by applying the growth rates by age and sex of each census division (CD) to the census subdivisons that comprise that CD.

For more details on this methodology, please see: "Postcensal estimates of census subdivisions population by age and sex” (April 2015) produced by Statistics Canada.

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