Centre Wellington, Ontario
|Township of Centre Wellington|
St. Andrew Street in Fergus.
Location of Centre Wellington within Wellington County
|Established||January 1, 1999|
|• Mayor||Joanne Ross-Zuj|
|• Governing Body||Centre Wellington Township Council|
|• MP||Mike Chong (Con)|
|• MPP||Ted Arnott (PC)|
|• Land||407.53 km2 (157.35 sq mi)|
|• Density||65.5/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal Code FSA||N1M, N0B|
|Area code(s)||519 and 226|
The township also contains the smaller communities of Aboyne, Alma, Belwood, Dracon, Ennotville, Inverhaugh, Living Springs, Oustic, Pentland Corners, Salem, Shiloh, Simpson Corners, Speedside and Spier, and the ghost town of Ponsonby.
The township was established on January 1, 1999, by amalgamating the former town of Fergus, the former village of Elora and parts of the former townships of West Garafraxa, Nichol, Pilkington and Eramosa.
According to the 2011 Canadian Census, the population of Centre Wellington is 26,693, a 2.5% increase from 2006. The population density is 65.5 people per square km. The median age is 42.7 years old, a bit higher than the national median at 40.6 years old. There are 10,729 private dwellings with an occupancy rate of 92.7%. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the median value of a dwelling in Centre Wellington is $300,625, a bit higher than the national average at $280,552. The median household income (after-taxes) in Centre Wellington is $66,764, higher than the national average at $54,089.
Centre Wellington is mostly made up of European descents. The racial make up of Centre Wellington is:
- 96.5% White
- 2.1% Aboriginal; 1.4% First Nations, 0.7% Metis'
- 0.4% South Asian
- 0.3% East Asian; 0.3% Chinese, 0.0% Korean, 0.0% Japanese
- 0.2% Latin American'
- 0.2% Black
- 0.1% Southeast Asian; 0.1% Filipino
- 0.0% Arab
- 0.0% West Asian
- 0.0% Multiracial; 0.7% including Metis
- 0.2% Other
According to the Canada 2011 Census:
- Population: 26,693
- % Change (2006–2011): +2.5
- Dwellings: 10,729
- Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 9,945
- Area (km².): 407.53
- Density (persons per km².): 65.5
- Population in 2011: 26,693
- Population in 2006: 26,049
- Population in 2001: 24,260
- Population total in 1996: 21,786
Centre Wellington recently expanded the community centre in Fergus which now has two ice pads, a pool, a hall and a gym. The complex plays host to the Fergus Devils Jr.C hockey team, the Fergus Highlanders minor hockey association, the Fergus Thistles minor lacrosse association, and the Fergus Flippers aquatic club. The Elora arena plays host to the Elora Rocks Sr.A hockey team, the Elora Mohawks Jr.B lacrosse team, the Elora Lightning minor hockey association and the Elora Mohawks minor lacrosse association. The Inverhaugh Cricket Club is the only privately owned turf wicket in Canada used for cricket. Highland Park is the home to Centre Wellington Minor Softball Association which has been providing safe and fun softball to families in CW for decades. They now offer Softball to both kids AND Adults to better serve the entire family and keep the people of Centre Wellington active. Fergus is also home to the Highland Rugby Club.
Centre Wellington is covered by local newspapers and television through the following services:
- The Wellington Advertiser
- Fergus-Elora News Express
- "Centre Wellington, Ontario (Code 3523025) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- NHS Profile of Centre Wellington: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3523025&Data=Count&SearchText=Centre%20Wellington&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
||Wellington North||East Luther-Grand Valley||East Garafraxa|