Whitby Neighbourhoods
Whitby Industrial

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 mix of industrial and parkland, with small residential pockets.

Property Pulse

A mix of older and newer homes, mostly owner-occupied, with a variety of home types.

Community Canvas

Many young families, immigrants, and residents in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.

What You'll Love

Easy access to Lake Ontario for outdoor activities, with parks along the lakeshore.

Have a look around Whitby Industrial.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. The Whitby Industrial area is a large area in Whitby's southeast corner, with Lake Ontario as the southern border. As the name suggests, it is mostly an industrial area, but with parklands along the lakeshore, as well as a small pocket of residences along the shoreline at the southern end of Thickson Road.

People & Families in Whitby Industrial

Families with kids make up 53% of households in Whitby Industrial, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 21% of households are one person living alone. People in Whitby Industrial come from 79 different ethnic origins, and 28% are first-generation immigrants, while 26% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,475

Neighbourhood Population

4,515

Household Size

  • 1 person - 20%
  • 2 persons - 28%
  • 3 persons - 17%
  • 4 persons - 20%
  • 5 or more persons - 12%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 20%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 52%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 28%
  • 3 or more children - 12%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 20%
  • 15 to 64 years - 70%
  • 65 years and over - 9%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 28%
  • English - 26%
  • Irish - 20%
  • Scottish - 18%
  • German - 8%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 15%
  • 35 to 44 years - 25%
  • 45 to 54 years - 22%
  • 55 to 64 years - 21%
  • 65 to 74 years - 9%
  • 75 to 84 years - 1%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 7%
  • 5 to 9 years - 7%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 11%
  • 30 to 39 years - 17%
  • 40 to 49 years - 15%
  • 50 to 59 years - 12%
  • 60 to 69 years - 7%
  • over 70 years - 3%

Whitby Industrial Schools

Whitby Industrial has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 8 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, 1 private school, and 1 alternative/special school serving Whitby Industrial. The special programs offered at local schools include Montessori, French Immersion, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

8

Catholic Schools

7

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in Whitby Industrial

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 5 parks in Whitby Industrial, with 6 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 1.

Number of Parks

5

Number of Recreation Facilities

6

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Trails - 4
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Getting Around in Whitby Industrial

There are 77 transit stops in Whitby Industrial. Rail stations include Durham College Oshawa GO. In Whitby Industrial, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 22%
  • Commute to another city - 77%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 78%
  • Transit - 18%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 26%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 13%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 12%
  • 60 minutes and over - 27%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 19%

Work and Education in Whitby Industrial

In Whitby Industrial, 27% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 67% have any postsecondary education. The retail trade industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 7%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 15%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 11%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 12%
  • $200,000 and over - 7%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 22%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 17%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Retail trade - 10%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 9%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 69% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 25% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Whitby Industrial Homes

In Whitby Industrial, there are a mix of home types. Whitby Industrial has a consistent population, with 45% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 12% 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 - 50%
  • Semi-detached house - 4%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 27%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 14%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 5%
  • Not condominium - 94%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 5%
  • 2 bedrooms - 14%
  • 3 bedrooms - 50%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 28%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 21%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 13%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 5%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 15%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 19%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 15%
  • 1960 or before - 9%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 75%
  • Renter - 24%

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