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Immigrant Numbers Below Average In Wellington County


by Olivia Rutt.

The number of immigrants living in Wellington County is below the national average according to the recent Census release.

On Oct. 25 Statistics Canada released the latest information from the 2016 Census including immigration and ethnocultural diversity, housing and aboriginal peoples.

Information regarding immigration includes demographics, generation status and ethnic origins.

This provides a snapshot of the populations in geographical locations.

In Puslinch, immigrants make up 16.4% of the population, of which 14.1% are refugees. The top place of birth for immigrants in Puslinch is the U.K. (25.5%) followed by India, U.S., Germany and Italy.

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