Centennial Scarborough

Centennial Scarborough the Complete Neighbourhood Guide

Explore this Centennial Scarborough Neighbourhood Guide to learn more about the residents, schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and other aspects of this community.

Centennial Scarborough

About Centennial Scarborough

Centennial Scarborough is a neighbourhood that consistently attracts residents from various age groups, especially families with teenagers, individuals in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Originally known as the small lakefront town of Port Union in the 19th century, it became a part of the Township of Pickering until 1974. Following World War II, it transformed into a suburban bedroom community. The area boasts mature trees, parks, and waterfront, making it an affluent neighbourhood with a high rate of home ownership.

People & Families in Centennial Scarborough

In this community, 56% of households consist of families with children, while 26% are households with childless couples, and 11% are occupied by individuals living alone. The residents of Centennial Scarborough represent a rich diversity of 105 ethnic backgrounds, with 37% being first-generation immigrants and 31% being second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

4,120

Neighbourhood Population

12,615

Household Size

  • 1 person – 10%
  • 2 persons – 31%
  • 3 persons – 20%
  • 4 persons – 23%
  • 5 or more persons – 13%

Household Types

  • One-person households – 11%
  • Non-family households – 1%
  • Families with children – 56%
  • Couples without children – 26%
  • Multiple families in household – 4%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child – 26%
  • 2 children – 30%
  • 3 or more children – 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years – 16%
  • 15 to 64 years – 65%
  • 65 years and over – 18%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English – 19%
  • Canadian – 18%
  • Scottish – 14%
  • Irish – 14%
  • East Indian – 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years – 0%
  • 25 to 34 years – 4%
  • 35 to 44 years – 15%
  • 45 to 54 years – 25%
  • 55 to 64 years – 22%
  • 65 to 74 years – 19%
  • 75 to 84 years – 9%
  • 85 years and over – 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years – 4%
  • 5 to 9 years – 5%
  • 10 to 14 years – 5%
  • 15 to 19 years – 7%
  • 20 to 29 years – 11%
  • 30 to 39 years – 9%
  • 40 to 49 years – 12%
  • 50 to 59 years – 15%
  • 60 to 69 years – 12%
  • over 70 years – 9%

Centennial Scarborough Schools

Centennial Scarborough boasts excellent elementary schools and specialized secondary programs. The neighbourhood is served by a total of 8 public schools and 4 Catholic schools. Among the educational offerings, local schools provide special programs such as International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

8

Catholic Schools

4

Public

Catholic

Having Fun in Centennial Scarborough

Discovering enjoyment is a breeze with numerous parks and recreational facilities in Centennial Scarborough. The parks in this area offer playgrounds for children and sports facilities. With a total of 9 parks and 38 recreational facilities, the average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

9

Number of Recreation Facilities

38

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds – 6
  • Pool – 1
  • Tennis Courts – 3
  • Basketball Courts – 2
  • Ball Diamonds – 3
  • Sports Fields – 10
  • Track – 1
  • Community Centre – 1
  • Splash Pads – 2
  • Skateboard Park – 1
  • Trails – 4
  • Arts/Performance Facilities – 2
  • Fitness/Weight Room – 1
  • Gym – 1

Getting Around in Centennial Scarborough

This neighbourhood boasts 81 transit stops, including the Rouge Hill GO rail station. The majority of residents in this area rely on personal vehicles for commuting, with most choosing to commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city – 82%
  • Commute to another city – 18%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle – 70%
  • Transit – 26%
  • Walk/bike – 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes – 24%
  • 30 to 44 minutes – 23%
  • 45 to 59 minutes – 14%
  • 60 minutes and over – 26%
  • Less than 15 minutes – 10%

Work and Education in Centennial Scarborough

Within this community, 45% of adult residents have obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher, while 75% have pursued some form of postsecondary education. The most prevalent industry among residents is finance and insurance.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 – 2%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 – 3%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 – 4%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 – 4%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 – 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 – 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 – 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 – 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 – 13%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 – 12%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 – 15%
  • $200,000 and over – 16%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations – 20%
  • Sales and service occupations – 20%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services – 14%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Finance and insurance – 11%
  • Educational services – 11%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services – 10%

Employment

  • Employed – 58% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed – 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force – 36% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Centennial Scarborough Homes

Centennial Scarborough primarily features detached homes, and the neighbourhood maintains a stable population. About 21% of households have relocated within the last 5 years, and 6% have moved within the past year. The housing landscape includes a blend of older and newer residences, with a predominant trend of owner occupancy.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house – 82%
  • Semi-detached house – 3%
  • Duplex – 3%
  • Row house – 8%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo – 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo – 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium – 2%
  • Not condominium – 97%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom – 0%
  • 2 bedrooms – 4%
  • 3 bedrooms – 37%
  • No bedrooms – 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms – 59%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 – 46%
  • 1981 to 1990 – 14%
  • 1991 to 2000 – 21%
  • 2001 to 2005 – 4%
  • 2006 to 2010 – 5%
  • 2011 to 2016 – 1%
  • 1960 or before – 6%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner – 94%
  • Renter – 6%

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