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Labour Force


Accessible and Trained Labour Force


In Dryden, sales and service occupations represent the largest occupation group in the area. Dryden has 5.2% more labour force in the sales and service occupations than the provincial average. Experienced sales and service occupations; business, finance and administration; management; and art, culture, recreation and sport represent over 54% of Dryden's total workforce.



Labour Force

Dryden is home to a 6,469 strong labour force, with access to a labour force of more than 13,468. Dryden's estimated labour participation, employment and unemployment rates are as follows:

Characteristic

Dryden 2012

Dryden Labour
Shed 2012

Ontario 2012

Total Population 15+
6,469
13,468
11,096,917
In the labour force
4,156
8,734
7,111,304
Employed
3,842
8,042
6,500,308
Unemployed
314
692
610,996
Not in labour force
2,314
4,736
3,985,614
Participation rate %
64.23
64.9
64.08
Employment rate %
59.39
59.7
58.58
Unemployment rate %
7.55
7.9
5.96
Source: McSweeney & Associates from Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012.

Labour Force by Occupation

In Dryden, as in the rest of Ontario, Sales and Service occupations represent the largest occupation group in the area. Dryden has 5.2% more labour force in the sales and service occupations than the provincial average. Trades, transport, equipment operators and related occupations are also substantially higher than the Provincial average. The following table indicates the City of Dryden's labour force experience by occupation.

Characteristic

Dryden 2012

Dryden 2012 %

Ontario %

Total labour force 15 years and over
4,156
Occupation - Not applicable
42
1.0
1.6
All occupations
4,113
99.0
98.4
A Management Occupations
407
9.8
10.2
AO Senior management occupations
19
0.5
1.3
A1 Specialist managers
91
2.2
3.0
A2 Managers in retail, trade, food and accommodation services
208
5.0
2.8
A3 Other mangers, n.e.c
89
2.1
3.2
B Business, finance and administration occupations
629
15.1
18.6
B0 Professional occupations in business and finance
70
1.7
2.8
B1 Finance and insurance administration occupations
48
1.2
1.2
B2 Secretaries
94
2.3
1.4
B3 Administrative and regulatory occupations
89
2.1
2.2
B4 Clerical supervisors
12
0.3
0.5
B5 Clerical occupations
316
7.6
10.4
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
237
5.7
6.9
C0 Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences
68
1.6
4.2
C1 Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences
169
4.1
2.8
D Health Occupations
228
5.5
5.1
D0 Professional occupations in health
95
2.3
1.1
D1 Nurse supervisors and registered nurses
56
1.3
1.6
D2 Technical and related occupations in health
28
0.7
1.1
D3 Assisting occupations in support of health services
50
1.2
1.3
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion
328
7.9
8.3
E0 Judges, lawyers, psychologists, social workers, ministers of religion and policy and program officers
63
1.5
2.3
E1 Teachers and professors
169
4.1
4.0
E2 Paralegals, social services workers and occupations in education and religion, n.e.c.
97
2.3
2.0
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
9
0.2
2.9
F0 Professional occupations in art and culture
9
0.2
1.3
F2 Technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
0
0.0
1.6
G Sales and service occupations
1183
28.5
23.2
G0 Sales and service supervisors
41
1.0
0.8
G1 Wholesale, technical, insurance, real estate sales specialists, and retail, wholesale and grain buyers
57
1.4
2.3
G2 Retail salespersons and sales clerks
203
4.9
4.5
G3 Cashiers
50
1.2
1.8
G4 Chefs and cooks
91
2.2
1.2
G5 Occupations in food and beverage service
67
1.6
1.4
G6 Occupations in protective services
9
0.2
1.6
G7 Occupations in travel and accommodation, including attendants in recreation and sport
61
1.5
0.8
G8 Child care and home support workers
121
2.9
1.4
G9 Sales and service occupations, n.e.c.
483
11.6
7.6
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
737
17.7
13.9
H0 Contractors and supervisors in trades and transportation
33
0.8
0.7
H1 Construction trades
58
1.4
2.3
H2 Stationary engineers, power station operators and electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
136
3.3
1.0
H3 Machinists, metal forming, shaping and erecting occupations
59
1.4
1.3
H4 Mechanics
180
4.3
2.1
H5 Other trades, n.e.c.
36
0.9
0.7
H6 Heavy Equipment and crane operators, including drillers
42
1.0
0.4
H7 Transportation equipment operators and related workers, excluding labourers
109
2.6
3.2
H8 Trades helpers, construction and transportation labourers and related occupations
84
2.0
2.3
I Occupations unique to primary industry
110
2.6
2.4
I0 Occupations unique to agriculture, excluding labourers
8
0.2
1.4
I1 Occupations unique to forestry operations, mining, oil and gas extraction and fishing, excluding labourers
47
1.1
0.2
I2 Primary production labourers
55
1.3
0.7
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities
246
5.9
7.0
J0 Supervisors in manufacturing
31
0.7
0.4
J1 Machine operators in manufacturing
98
2.4
2.5
J2 Assemblers in manufacturing
5
0.1
2.4
J3 Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
111
2.7
1.6
Source: McSweeney & Associates from Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012.

Labour Force by Industry


As in Ontario, the percentage of Dryden's labour force experience is larger in retail trade than any other industry. In fact, the percentage of retail trade experience in Dryden is substantially higher than Ontario's. Dryden also has a higher percentage of labour force in health care and social assistance than Ontario does.

Characteristic

Dryden 2012

Dryden 2012 %

Ontario 2012 %

Total labour force 15 years and over
4,156
Industry - Not Applicable
38
0.9
1.6
All industries
4,118
99.1
98.4
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
174
4.2
1.7
Mining and oil and gas extraction
9
0.2
0.4
Utilities
57
1.4
0.7
Construction
137
3.3
5.9
Manufacturing
606
14.6
13.9
Wholesale trade
102
2.5
4.7
Retail trade
734
17.7
11.0
Transportation and warehousing
152
3.7
4.7
Information and cultural industries
63
1.5
2.6
Finance and insurance
84
2.0
4.8
Real estate and rental and leasing
36
0.9
1.8
Professional, scientific and technical services
125
3.0
7.3
Management of companies and enterprises
0
0.0
0.1
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
39
0.9
4.7
Educational services
279
6.7
6.6
Health care and social assistance
475
11.4
9.4
Arts, entertainment and recreation
9
0.2
2.1
Accommodation and food services
420
10.1
6.2
Other services (except public administration)
296
7.1
4.5
Public administration
321
7.7
5.5
Source: McSweeney & Associates from Manifold Data Mining Inc. Superdemographics 2012.