Immigration to Kingston – By The Numbers
How does Kingston rank when it comes to immigration and diversity? The following tables make use of 2006 national census data to compare us to Guelph (a similar-sized city), Ontario, and Canada overall.
Kingston has fewer immigrants than Guelph, the province, and the country as a whole, both in terms of absolute numbers and relative to the total population. At the same time, the growth rate of Kingston’s population is noticeably lower.
|Growth rate (2001-2006)||2.6%||8.3%||6.6%||5.4%|
|Immigrants (relative to total population)||14.2%||21.1%||28.3%||19.8%|
Of the immigrants currently living in Kingston, relatively few are recent arrivals, with a large majority entering Canada before 1991.
|Recent Immigrants (2001-2006, relative to immigrant population)||12.7%||15.8%||17.1%||17.9%|
|Established Immigrants (pre-1991, relative to immigrant population)||71.6%||60.4%||55.4%||55.1%|
Kingston residents are also less likely to have a language other than English or French as their mother tongue, or to identify as a visible minority.
|Mother tongue other than English or French (relative to total population)||11.2%||19.8%||27.2%||20.6%|
|Visible Minorities (relative to total population)||7.1%||13.8%||22.8%||16.2%|