Neighbourhoods
Rural Oshawa

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

Rural Oshawa offers a peaceful and close-knit community.

Property Pulse

Detached homes dominate the area, with a mix of older and newer construction.

Community Canvas

Rural Oshawa is home to families, professionals, and retirees, creating a diverse and welcoming community.

What You'll Love

You'll love the country living atmosphere, spacious homes, and proximity to Hwy 407.

Have a look around Rural Oshawa.

Rural Oshawa 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. Rural Oshawa is an extensive rural area located north of Oshawa.

People & Families in Rural Oshawa

Families with kids make up 47% of households in Rural Oshawa, while couples without children make up 31% of households and 16% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 51 different ethnic origins, and 23% are first-generation immigrants, while 23% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

770

Neighbourhood Population

2,183

Household Size

  • 1 person - 15%
  • 2 persons - 35%
  • 3 persons - 18%
  • 4 persons - 17%
  • 5 or more persons - 12%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 16%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 46%
  • Couples without children - 30%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 21%
  • 3 or more children - 12%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 15%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 15%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 31%
  • Canadian - 26%
  • Irish - 17%
  • Scottish - 15%
  • German - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 8%
  • 35 to 44 years - 14%
  • 45 to 54 years - 27%
  • 55 to 64 years - 23%
  • 65 to 74 years - 18%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 18%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 7%

Rural Oshawa Schools

Rural Oshawa has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 11 public schools and 8 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, Gifted/Talented Program, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

11

Catholic Schools

8

Getting Around in Rural Oshawa

There are 61 transit stops in Rural Oshawa. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 27%
  • Commute to another city - 74%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 92%
  • Transit - 3%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 31%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 21%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 10%
  • 60 minutes and over - 21%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 15%

Work and Education in Rural Oshawa

In Rural Oshawa, 24% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 64% have any postsecondary education. The construction industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 3%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 4%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 12%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 9%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 11%
  • $200,000 and over - 14%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 24%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 16%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Construction - 15%
  • Retail trade - 12%
  • Health care and social assistance - 8%

Employment

  • Employed - 61% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 34% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Rural Oshawa Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. Rural Oshawa has a consistent population, with 36% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 23% 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 - 2%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 100%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 1%
  • 2 bedrooms - 4%
  • 3 bedrooms - 50%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 42%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 24%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 12%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 9%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 6%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 5%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 16%
  • 1960 or before - 27%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 90%
  • Renter - 8%

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