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Employment Overview

In 2009, all businesses (excluding farm and home-based businesses) in the Township of King were included in the employment survey, including the communities of King City, Nobleton and Schomberg. In 1998, these areas accounted for approximately 3,300 jobs in King; by 2009, King demonstrated employment growth of 78.1% to an estimated 5,800 jobs.

Employment by Sector

Between 1998 and 2009, sectoral employment in the Township of King has seen a push towards more service-producing industries, with a 4.8% increase in this sector's share of total employment. Dominant service-producing  industries in King Township include personal services, educateion and business services.

Construction was the largest employer among goods-producing industries in 2009, accounting for 11.3% of total employment, up from the 4.2% it accounted for in 1998.

Across all sectors personal services was the dominant sector in King Township, accounting for 17.5% of employment. Within this sector, amusement and recreation industries was the largest subsector. Further analysis shows that King's five golf courses account for the majority of employment within the amusement and recreation subsector.

Since 1998, business services, public administration, and wholesale trade were the fastest growing sectors in King, growing 460 jobs, 240 jobs, 240 jobs, and 215 jobs respectively over the past eleven years. In contrast, the only sector to experience a decline from 1998 to 2009 was retail trade, down marginally by 0.6% (approximately 40 jobs).

 *Employment and Industry 2009 (King Municipal Profile pg. 29)  

 Number

 Sector

 

 23

 Construction

16.1%

 61

 Educational Services

11.9%

 11

 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

8.5%

 31-33

 Manufacturing

8.4%

 71

 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

7.6% 

 54

 Professional, Scientific and Professional Services

7.5%

 44-45

 Retail Trade

7.0%

 72

 Accomodation and Food Services

5.7%

 56

 Administrative, Waste Management/Remediation Services

5.2%

 48-49

 Transportation and Warehousing

4.7%

 81

 Other Services (except public administration)

4.0%

 62

 Health care and social assistance

3.6%

 53

 Real Estate and rental and leasing

2.9%

 41

 Wholesale Trade

2.6%

 52

 Finance and Insurance

1.6% 

 51

 Information and Cultural Industries

1.3%

 91

 Public Administration

0.5% 

 55

 Management of companies and enterprises

0.5%

 21

 Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction

0.3%

 22

 Utilities

0.1%

*Source: York Region Planning and Development Services Department, Long Range and Strategic Planning Branch, 2006 Census Canada.