Neighbourhood Guide

Rural Brock

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Rural Brock stretches north from Brock-Scugog Townline Road and includes Thorah Island.

People & Families in Rural Brock

Families with kids make up 39% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 33% of households and 23% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 61 different ethnic origins, and 9% are first-generation immigrants, while 16% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,400

Neighbourhood Population

8,891

Household Size

  • 1 person - 22%
  • 2 persons - 37%
  • 3 persons - 14%
  • 4 persons - 14%
  • 5 or more persons - 9%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 22%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 38%
  • Couples without children - 32%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 24%
  • 2 children - 21%
  • 3 or more children - 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 15%
  • 15 to 64 years - 64%
  • 65 years and over - 19%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 42%
  • Canadian - 37%
  • Scottish - 31%
  • Irish - 27%
  • German - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 11%
  • 35 to 44 years - 12%
  • 45 to 54 years - 21%
  • 55 to 64 years - 24%
  • 65 to 74 years - 17%
  • 75 to 84 years - 9%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 10%
  • 30 to 39 years - 10%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 17%
  • 60 to 69 years - 14%
  • over 70 years - 10%

Rural Brock Schools

Rural Brock has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools and 6 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

6

Having Fun in Rural Brock

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids and water access. There are 5 parks in this neighbourhood, with 15 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

5

Number of Recreation Facilities

15

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 3
  • Ball Diamond - 1
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Beach - 1
  • Winter Sports Facility - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facility - 1
  • Boating Facility - 1
  • Trails - 3
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Getting Around in Rural Brock

There are 13 transit stops in Rural Brock. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 28%
  • Commute to another city - 72%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 93%
  • Transit - 1%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 20%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 19%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 15%
  • 60 minutes and over - 23%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 21%

Work and Education in Rural Brock

In Rural Brock, 13% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 53% have any postsecondary education. The construction industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 12%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 8%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 7%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 8%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 13%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 8%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 9%
  • $200,000 and over - 5%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 23%
  • Sales and service occupations - 21%
  • Management occupations - 14%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Construction - 15%
  • Retail trade - 10%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 63% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 32% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Rural Brock Homes

In Rural Brock, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 33% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 9% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 90%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 3%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 4%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 2%
  • Not condominium - 97%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 3%
  • 2 bedrooms - 17%
  • 3 bedrooms - 46%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 31%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 30%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 17%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 6%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 3%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 2%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 2%
  • 1960 or before - 37%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 85%
  • Renter - 15%

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