Based on the 2016 Census, the population of Sarnia-Lambton is 126,638 with a workforce (ages 15-64) of 64,386. Sarnia-Lambton’s population is augmented by surrounding communities such as Wallaceburg (10,098), which is located south of Sarnia-Lambton in Chatham-Kent, and Strathroy (14,401), located east of Sarnia-Lambton in neighbouring Middlesex County.
For additional information on population go to the Data / Statistics section of our website.
Sarnia-Lambton has a highly skilled workforce, with many local industries requiring individuals with engineering and technical backgrounds. Compared to the provincial average, Sarnia-Lambton has a higher percentage of individuals with college credentials or apprenticeship trade certificates (45% of the population age 25 – 65 versus 31% provincially).
The primary post-secondary education areas of study for Lambton’s population are:
- Architecture, engineering, and related technologies (16%)
- Health and related fields (10%)
- Business, management and public administration (8%)
Lambton College, located in Sarnia, offers many technical courses and apprenticeship training for various trades including: Chemical Production and Power Engineering; Construction; Electrical; Instrumentation & Control; Millwright; and Welding. In addition to these technical programs, the College also offers a wide range of other diploma programs as well as joint Bachelor programs with Brock, Windsor, and Nipissing Universities.
In addition to Lambton College there are several other educational institutions that are within close proximity to the community. including:
- Baker College
- Fanshawe College
- St. Clair College
- University of Windsor
- Waterloo University
- Western University
- University of Guelph
- Wilfrid Laurier University
For additional information on education attainment go to the DATA / STATISTICS section of our website.