In the Parry Sound Area, we are a welcoming and growing community. Listed below are some quick facts about our community. The Parry Sound Area has a total population of 16,760 people.
  • This includes the Township of the Archipelago, Carling Township, the Municipality of McDougall, the Township of McKellar, the Town of Parry Sound, Seguin Township, and the Municipality of Whitestone.
  •  Statistics Canada 2011 Census The total area of the seven municipalities is 2,870.84 kilometres squared.
  •  In the summer months, the area population grows to approximately 60,000 with the influx of summer residents and tourists. The Parry Sound Area is truly a four seasons community, with average daily temperatures that compare to other regions.
  • In the Parry Sound Area, residents rely predominantly on driving vehicles, as the area is spread out, however in the area centres, many destinations are within walking distance.
  • The Parry Sound Area has a highly skilled labour force. 11% of the population has completed an apprenticeship, trade certificate, or diploma, and 16% have a college or CEGEP certificate.
  • The West Parry Sound Health Centre is the area’s largest employer, with over 520 full-time and part-time staff, which lends to the importance of the Health Care & Social Assistance Industry within the community.
  • Labour costs in the Parry Sound Area are lower than the provincial average. The median earnings in the Parry Sound Area are over $7,000 dollars lower than the provincial average earnings and $6,000 lower for those who worked full time, full year. Hourly wages also reflect the lower-than-average labour costs.
More information can be found on the Parry Sound Industrial Park website.