Neighbourhoods
Rural Centre Wellington

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Rural Centre Wellington is a peaceful and close-knit community surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Property Pulse

Mostly older, owner-occupied detached homes with spacious yards and charming features like walk-in closets and natural light.

Community Canvas

A community of families, professionals, and retirees who value the rural lifestyle and strong sense of community.

What You'll Love

You'll love the tranquility and natural beauty of Rural Centre Wellington, with easy access to parks and Belwood Lake.

Have a look around Rural Centre Wellington.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Rural Centre Wellington is a large rural area surrounding the main population centres in Centre Wellington. Centre Wellington is a township in Wellington County. The area is agricultural but also includes industries such as manufacturing. In addition to Fergus and Elora, the township includes several small communities, hamlets and villages including: Aboyne, Belwood, Creek Bank, Cumnock, Dracon, Ennotville, Inverhaugh, Living Springs, Oustic, Pentland Corners, Ponsonby, Salem, Shiloh, Simpson Corners, Speedside and Spier.

People & Families in Rural Centre Wellington

Families with kids make up 38% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 39% of households and 19% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 67 different ethnic origins, and 12% are first-generation immigrants, while 17% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

4,490

Neighbourhood Population

12,196

Household Size

  • 1 person - 19%
  • 2 persons - 41%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 14%
  • 5 or more persons - 11%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 19%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 38%
  • Couples without children - 38%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 18%
  • 2 children - 18%
  • 3 or more children - 12%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 16%
  • 15 to 64 years - 59%
  • 65 years and over - 22%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 36%
  • Canadian - 31%
  • Scottish - 29%
  • Irish - 24%
  • German - 16%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 9%
  • 35 to 44 years - 14%
  • 45 to 54 years - 19%
  • 55 to 64 years - 22%
  • 65 to 74 years - 17%
  • 75 to 84 years - 11%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 9%
  • 30 to 39 years - 7%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 14%
  • 60 to 69 years - 14%
  • over 70 years - 13%

Rural Centre Wellington Schools

Rural Centre Wellington has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 12 public schools and 7 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

12

Catholic Schools

7

Having Fun in Rural Centre Wellington

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in Rural Centre Wellington feature water access. There are 2 parks in this neighbourhood, with 9 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

2

Number of Recreation Facilities

9

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Beach - 1
  • Boating Facility - 1
  • Campground - 1
  • Fishing Locations - 2
  • Trails - 3
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Getting Around in Rural Centre Wellington

There are 5 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Rural Centre Wellington, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 38%
  • Commute to another city - 61%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 95%
  • Transit - 0%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 29%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 25%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 7%
  • 60 minutes and over - 8%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 29%

Work and Education in Rural Centre Wellington

In this neighbourhood, 23% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 63% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 4%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 7%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 12%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 9%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 11%
  • $200,000 and over - 10%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 17%
  • Sales and service occupations - 17%
  • Management occupations - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 13%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%
  • Retail trade - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 64% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 2% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 32% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Rural Centre Wellington Homes

In Rural Centre Wellington, there are mostly detached homes. Rural Centre Wellington has a consistent population, with 33% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 10% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 82%
  • Semi-detached house - 2%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 3%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 6%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 2%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 8%
  • Not condominium - 91%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 5%
  • 2 bedrooms - 21%
  • 3 bedrooms - 39%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 33%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 20%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 16%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 16%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 5%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 5%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 12%
  • 1960 or before - 22%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 88%
  • Renter - 11%

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