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Demographics
The 2012 estimated population of Dryden is 7,717. The estimated population of the Dryden labour shed area (consisting of Dryden, Kenora Unorganized and Machin) is 15,855. The estimated population of the trade area is 30,000 people (consisting of Dryden, Machin, Ignace, Vermilion Bay, Ear Falls, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Kenora Unorganized, Eagle Lake First Nation and Wabigoon First Nations).
 
Population Projections
2017 projected population for Dryden: 7,311
2022 projected population for Dryden: 7,111
2015 projected population for Dryden labour shed: 15,554
2020 projected population for Dryden labour shed: 14,764
Source: McSweeney & Associates from Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012
 
Historical Population Size and Growth
Between 2001 and 2006, Dryden's population as counted through the Census remained stable.
 
Dryden
2001
2006
2012
Population Count
8,198
8,195
7,717
% Change from Previous Census
0
-5.9
Source: Statistics Canada. 2007. 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census.
Source:  McSweeney & Associates for Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012

Population Density
The population density of the City of Dryden is 132.9 persons per km2. This figure is based on the City area, 65.2 km2, as indicated in the 2006 census.

Age Profile
Dryden has an older population compared to the provincial average, with a median age 1.8 years higher than Ontario. Statistics show that the percentage of the total population between the ages of 20-44 is less than the provincial average, while the percentages for those 45 years and above are above the provincial average.
Characteristics
Dryden
2012
Dryden
2012 (%)
Dryden Labour Shed
2012 (%)
Ontario
2012 (%)
Total - all persons
7,717
Aged 0 - 4
391
5.1
4.7
5.9
Aged 5 - 9
413
5.4
4.9
5.5
Aged 10 - 14
444
5.8
5.4
5.5
Aged 15 - 19
525
6.8
6.4
6.3
Aged 20 - 24
523
6.8
6.3
6.9
Aged 25 - 29
393
5.1
4.9
6.8
Aged 30 - 34
409
5.3
4.9
6.9
Aged 35 - 39
470
6.1
5.7
6.9
Aged 40 - 44
511
6.6
6.7
7.1
Aged 45 - 49
622
8.1
8.4
7.7
Aged 50 - 54
638
8.3
9.0
7.5
Aged 55 - 59
576
7.5
8.4
6.7
Aged 60 - 64
467
6.1
6.9
5.7
Aged 65 - 69
407
5.3
5.8
4.6
Aged 70 - 74
318
4.1
4.4
3.4
Aged 75 - 79
235
3.0
3.1
2.6
Aged 80 - 84
181
2.3
2.1
2.0
Aged 85+
193
2.5
1.9
1.9
Median Age of population

43

 

39.36

% of the population aged 15 years and older
83.5
84.4
83.1
Source: McSweeney & Associates from Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012.

M
obility Characteristics
Characteristics
Dryden 2012
Dryden 2012 (%)
Ontario 2012 (%)

Mobility status place of residence one year ago

Total population 1 year and over
7,717
Non-movers
6,668
86.4
86.0
Movers
1,049
13.6
14.0
    Non-migrants
612
58.3
59.3
    Migrants
437
41.7
40.7
       Internal Migrants
416
95.2
80.6
          Intraprovincial
276
66.3
89.8
          Interprovincial
140
32.0
10.2
       External migrants
21
4.8
19.4
Mobility status place of residence status five years ago
Total population 5 years and over
7,717
Non-movers
4,980
64.5
56.7
Movers
2,737
35.5
43.3
Non-migrants
1,705
62.3
53.7
    Migrants
1,032
60.5
46.3
       Internal Migrants
936
90.7
74.6
          Intraprovincial
573
61.2
89.0
          Interprovincial
364
38.8
11.0
       External migrants
96
9.3
25.4
Source: McSweeney & Associates from Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012.

Income
The following table illustrates generally lower average income, in Dryden than in Ontario, but higher median incomes.
 
Characteristic (Persons aged 15 years and over)
Dryden 2012
Dryden Labour Shed 2012
Ontario 2012
Total population with presence of income
6,469
96.8%
95.2%
Median earnings (worked full year, full time)
$33,060
$31,996
Average earnings (worked full year, full time)
$44,034

$41,406

$45,874
Median 2010 after tax
$29,944
$28,556
Average 2010 after tax
$36,190
$34,452
$37,145
Median family income after tax
$91,451
$88,865
Average Family Income after tax
$103,649
$96,722
$109,933
Composition of total income (100%)
100
100
Earnings - % of income
75.97
78.76
Government transfers - % of income
9.68
10.53
Other money - % of income
14.36
10.71
Source: McSweeney & Associates from Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012 (2011 incomes).

Knowledge of Official Languages (Conversational Ability)
Characteristics
Dryden 2012
Dryden 2012 (%)
Ontario 2012 (%)
Total population
7,717


English only
7,171
92.9
86.0
French only
0
0.0
0.4
English and French
525
6.8
11.4
Other languages
21
0.3
2.2
Source: McSweeney & Associates from Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012.