A snapshot of Wingham - Census 2016

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The average Wingham resident is a 47-year-old female, married with no children, lives in a three-bedroom house that is owned outright, and is Anglican. 

This is the snapshot given by the 2016 Census data released on Tuesday June 27.

In the 2011 census, the only difference for our average resident was she was a 45-year-old.

Not much has changed in our town between the two census years. Our population is currently numbered at 5374 while in 2011 it was 5313.

Median weekly income has risen from $766 to $912, median monthly mortgages have dropped from $1300 to $1245, while median weekly rent has risen from $200 to $250.

Slightly less of us are married – in 2011 48.3 per cent of people were married while last year’s census tells us 44.5 per cent are married.

The biggest shift in our town’s data is a drop in all religions and the rise of people identifying as having no religion from 17 percent in 2011 to 23 per cent in 2016.