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Health Unit Region Population Estimates

  • The 2017 population estimate for the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) region is 128,488 individuals. Between 2008 and 2017, the regional population increased significantly by about 1,000 individuals or by 1%. 

Population by Age and Sex:

  • The age groups that comprised the highest percentage (about one third) of 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 10% between 2008 and 2017. In comparison, the population of seniors (adults aged 65 years or older) has increased significantly by about 28% (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 73% of the population aged 90 years or older, 60% of the population aged 85 to 89 years, and 54% 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 35% of the population, similarly, in the municipalities of the Nipissing district served by the Health Unit (excluding South Algonquin, Temagami, and Bear Island) adults aged 50 to 69 years old was the most represented age groups in the population (approximately 30%; 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, 2017.

Bar graph showing the male and female population estimates for each 5 year age group

 

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, 2017.

Age Group (Years)

Females

Males

Total

0-4

2,739

2,949

5,688

5-9

2,903

3,043

5,946

10-14

2,849

3,003

5,852

15-19

3,211

3,449

6,660

20-24

3,711

3,744

7,455

25-29

3,951

4,008

7,959

30-34

3,582

3,578

7,160

35-39

3,371

3,226

6,597

40-44

3,329

3,343

6,672

45-49

3,800

3,921

7,721

50-54

5,139

5,153

10,292

55-59

5,586

5,597

11,183

60-64

5,233

5,011

10,244

65-69

4,714

4,490

9,204

70-74

3,783

3,570

7,353

75-79

2,828

2,536

5,364

80-84

2,018

1,646

3,664

85-89

1,373

908

2,281

90+

872

321

1,193

Total

64,992

63,496

128,488

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 625 individuals since 2008.

Table 2. Population estimates for individuals residing within municipalities of the Nipissing district served by the Health Unit*, by age group and planning area, 2017.

Age Group (Years)

North Bay

East Nipissing

West Nipissing

Total*

0-4

2,565

561

865

3,991

5-9

2,706

619

885

4,210

10-14

2,535

571

870

3,976

15-19

3,048

636

906

4,590

20-24

4,087

514

706

5,307

25-29

4,410

688

1,034

6,132

30-34

3,604

679

1,012

5,295

35-39

3,046

690

987

4,723

40-44

3,034

672

960

4,666

45-49

3,203

808

1,078

5,089

50-54

4,011

1,060

1,487

6,558

55-59

4,193

1,244

1,686

7,123

60-64

3,623

1,027

1,545

6,195

65-69

3,125

817

1,397

5,339

70-74

2,715

524

1,049

4,288

75-79

2,140

429

660

3,229

80-84

1,565

216

454

2,235

85-89

1,019

173

234

1,426

90+

548

112

177

837

Total

55,177

12,040

17,992

85,209

*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, 2017.

Age Group (Years)

North East Parry Sound

South East Parry Sound

West Parry Sound

Total

0-4

550

397

750

1,697

5-9

574

359

803

1,736

10-14

617

375

884

1,876

15-19

592

500

978

2,070

20-24

572

503

1,073

2,148

25-29

489

428

910

1,827

30-34

589

459

817

1,865

35-39

625

429

820

1,874

40-44

659

476

871

2,006

45-49

767

618

1,247

2,632

50-54

1,016

909

1,809

3,734

55-59

1,083

1,023

1,954

4,060

60-64

1,111

1,002

1,936

4,049

65-69

992

981

1,542

3,065

70-74

758

765

1,400

2,780

75-79

580

483

1,072

2,135

80-84

369

327

733

1,429

85-89

238

173

444

855

90+

120

39

197

356

Total

12,301

10,246

20,732

43,279

 

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.

Graph showing the population estimates for children and seniors 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

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

15,100

6,600

21,700

2015

14,988

6,519

21,507

2016

14,935

6,510

21,445

2017

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

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

16,078

10,787

26,865

2015

16,513

11,050

27,563

2016

16,940

11,378

28,318

2017

17,354

11,705

29,059

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 2017, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH Ontario, Date Extracted: 2021/01/18. 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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