Neighbourhoods
McLaughlin

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.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A vibrant and diverse area which fosters a deep sense of community spirit.

Property Pulse

McLaughlin offers a mix of older homes and low-rise apartments with spacious layouts.

Community Canvas

A welcoming community of families, professionals, and retirees from diverse backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Great schools, numerous parks, and a variety of recreational facilities for all ages.

Have a look around McLaughlin.

McLaughlin has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. The McLaughlin neighbourhood is in west central Oshawa, on Oshawa's western boundary. It is an older neighbourhood, predominantly residential, with commercial areas, including restaurants, along King Street West, the southern boundary. Housing in McLaughlin includes complexes of low-rise apartment buildings, townhome complexes, and single-detached homes from the 1950s-1960s, bungalow-style, as well as some older 2-storey homes from roughly the 1930s, and a southwest subdivision off of Thornton from roughly the 1980s.

People & Families in McLaughlin

Families with kids make up 39% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 29% of households and 24% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 95 different ethnic origins, and 17% are first-generation immigrants, while 21% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

4,920

Neighbourhood Population

12,192

Household Size

  • 1 person - 24%
  • 2 persons - 38%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 12%
  • 5 or more persons - 7%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 24%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 39%
  • Couples without children - 29%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 30%
  • 2 children - 20%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 12%
  • 15 to 64 years - 65%
  • 65 years and over - 21%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 34%
  • Canadian - 30%
  • Irish - 23%
  • Scottish - 22%
  • French - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 12%
  • 35 to 44 years - 12%
  • 45 to 54 years - 20%
  • 55 to 64 years - 21%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 10%
  • 85 years and over - 5%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 11%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 16%
  • 60 to 69 years - 13%
  • over 70 years - 13%

McLaughlin Schools

McLaughlin has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving McLaughlin. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in McLaughlin

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids. There are 16 parks in McLaughlin, with 29 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 1.

Number of Parks

16

Number of Recreation Facilities

29

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 11
  • Arena - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 3
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Stadium - 1
  • Botanical Gardens - 3
  • Trails - 5
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Getting Around in McLaughlin

There are 85 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In McLaughlin, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute to another city, and people have mostly short commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 37%
  • Commute to another city - 62%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 85%
  • Transit - 9%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 27%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 13%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 17%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 33%

Work and Education in McLaughlin

In McLaughlin, 17% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 58% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 11%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 7%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 8%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 8%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 8%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 11%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 7%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 7%
  • $200,000 and over - 4%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 28%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 18%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 13%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%
  • Manufacturing - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 54% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 40% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

McLaughlin Homes

In McLaughlin, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 34% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 12% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 66%
  • Semi-detached house - 3%
  • Duplex - 6%
  • Row house - 6%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 13%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 3%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 1%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 6%
  • 2 bedrooms - 19%
  • 3 bedrooms - 45%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 26%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 34%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 26%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 33%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 69%
  • Renter - 29%

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