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 peaceful and diverse neighbourhood with a mix of rural charm and suburban convenience.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, with a mix of older and newer houses.

Community Canvas

A community of families, professionals, and retirees from various ethnic backgrounds, creating a vibrant atmosphere.

What You'll Love

Great schools, diverse community, and easy access to amenities and major highways.

Have a look around Northwood.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. The Northwood area is in northwest Oshawa, with Northglen to the south. It is largely an unbuilt, rural area, with farms and farm homes, as well as a residential development. A limited commercial/services area lies along Taunton Rd, the southern boundary. The southern area also has industrial lands. Land in the Northwood area is designated as Northwood Business Park, and some development is underway. The homes in Northwood include some farm homes, and a small suburb off of Thornton Rd, in the north.

People & Families in Northwood

Families with kids make up 47% of households in Northwood, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 18% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 40 different ethnic origins, and 23% are first-generation immigrants, while 26% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

300

Neighbourhood Population

868

Household Size

  • 1 person - 18%
  • 2 persons - 28%
  • 3 persons - 15%
  • 4 persons - 23%
  • 5 or more persons - 13%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 18%
  • Non-family households - 11%
  • Families with children - 46%
  • Couples without children - 21%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 28%
  • 3 or more children - 13%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 74%
  • 65 years and over - 10%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 29%
  • Canadian - 26%
  • Irish - 16%
  • Scottish - 14%
  • French - 12%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 10%
  • 25 to 34 years - 8%
  • 35 to 44 years - 18%
  • 45 to 54 years - 30%
  • 55 to 64 years - 16%
  • 65 to 74 years - 10%
  • 75 to 84 years - 6%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 9%
  • 20 to 29 years - 21%
  • 30 to 39 years - 9%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 13%
  • 60 to 69 years - 11%
  • over 70 years - 4%

Northwood Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 13 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving Northwood. The special programs offered at local schools include Christian, International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

13

Catholic Schools

7

Private Schools

1

Getting Around in Northwood

There are 42 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and a mix of commuting within and outside the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 51%
  • Commute to another city - 47%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 87%
  • Transit - 8%
  • Walk/bike - 4%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 30%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 15%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 9%
  • 60 minutes and over - 15%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 28%

Work and Education in Northwood

In Northwood, 26% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 73% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 14%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 2%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 4%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 8%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 11%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 8%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 13%
  • $200,000 and over - 11%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 39%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 13%
  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations - 10%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 13%
  • Accommodation and food services - 9%
  • Educational services - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 63% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 10% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 26% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Northwood Homes

In Northwood, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 37% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 13% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 94%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 3%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 1%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 3%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 3%
  • 2 bedrooms - 10%
  • 3 bedrooms - 42%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 45%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 8%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 3%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 52%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 25%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 3%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 8%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 77%
  • Renter - 23%

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