Windsor among top regions for adult children living at home


New data from the 2021 census sheds light on how Windsor-Essex compares to the rest of the province and the country.

The Windsor area has one of the highest proportions of young adults living with their parents, according to data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada.

In the census metropolitan area (CMA) of Windsor, 44.7% of people aged 20 to 34 lived with their parents in 2021.

(Statistics Canada)

Only Oshawa (48.7%) and Toronto (46.6%) had higher proportions of young adults living at home.

Income levels increase

The data showed the median after-tax household income in the region was $73,000, up from around $59,000 in 2015.

However, this is lower than the Ontario median of $79,500, but on par with the national figure.

Incomes in the City of Windsor itself were significantly lower than those in the region as a whole, at $63,600, and also lower in Leamington at $70,500.

“These remain the lowest after-tax median household incomes in the region,” Alicea Fleming, vice president of community impact for United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, said in a virtual presentation on some of the new data on Wednesday.

LaSalle had the highest income among the eight municipalities in the Windsor CMA, at $102,000.

The gap between rich and poor in this region was also high.

Windsor has the fifth highest income inequality among major cities in Canada, according to the statistics agency.

It found that 11.3% of Windsor-area households were low-income, compared to the national average of 11.1%.

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