Perth—Wellington

Perth—Wellington is a federal electoral district in southwestern Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. The riding consists of:

Perth—Wellington
Ontario electoral district
Perth-Wellington.png
Perth—Wellington in relation to other southern Ontario ridings (2013 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
John Nater
Conservative
District created2003
First contested2004
Last contested2021
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]104,912
Electors (2015)75,217
Area (km²)[2]3,580.14
Pop. density (per km²)29.3
Census division(s)Perth, Wellington
Census subdivision(s)Minto, Wellington North, North Perth, Mapleton, West Perth, Perth East, Stratford, Perth South, St. Marys
  • Perth County including the City of Stratford and the Town of St Marys, and
  • the Town of Minto, the Townships of Mapleton and Wellington North in the County of Wellington.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Perth—Wellington community profile
2016 2011
Population: 107,908 (2.9% from 2011) 104,912 (1.0% from 2006)
Land area: 3,580.29 km2 (1,382.36 sq mi) 3,580.14 km2 (1,382.30 sq mi)
Population density: 30.1/km2 (78/sq mi) 29.3/km2 (76/sq mi)
Median age: 41.4 (M: 40.1, F: 42.7) 40.5 (M: 39.1, F: 41.8)
Total private dwellings: 43,512 42,111
Median household income: $70,567 $63,182
Notes: NHS Profile, Statistics Canada – References: 2016[4] 2011[5] earlier[6]
Visible Minorities and Aboriginals[7]
Group 2016 Census 2011 Census
Population % of total Population % of total
Aboriginal 1,450 1.4 1,895 1.9
Visible Minority 3,260 3.1 2,070 2.0
All other 100,815 95.5 98,800 96.1
Total 105,525 100.0 102,765 100.0
Population by mother tongue[8]
Group 2016 Census 2011 Census
Population % of total Population % of total
English 91,725 86.3 89,950 86.9
French 565 0.5 645 0.6
English and French 100 0.1 100 0.1
All other 13,910 13.1 12,850 12.4
Total 106,300 100.0 103,545 100.0

(Other languages, 2016: 7.8% German, 1.9% Dutch)

Mobility over previous five years
Group 2016 Census 2011 Census
Population % of total Population % of total
At the same address 68,030 68.8 67,290 69.9
In the same constituency 14,725 14.9 14,620 15.2
In the same province 14,295 14.5 12,880 13.3
From another province 750 0.8 605 0.6
From another country 1,000 1.0 910 1.0
Total aged 5 or over 98,800 100.0 96,305 100.0

HistoryEdit

The riding was created in 2003 from parts of Perth—Middlesex (76%), Waterloo—Wellington (17%) and Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey (7%) ridings. It did not undergo any boundary changes in the 2012 electoral redistribution.[9]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Parliament Years Member Party
Perth—Wellington
Riding created from Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey,
Perth—Middlesex and Waterloo—Wellington
38th  2004–2006     Gary Schellenberger Conservative
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019 John Nater
43rd  2019–present

Election resultsEdit

Graph of election results in Perth—Wellington (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)
2021 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nater 26,984 48.6 +2.3
Liberal Brendan Knight 13,684 24.7 -2.4
New Democratic Kevin Kruchkywich 9,552 17.2 +2.6
People's Wayne Baker 5,357 9.5 +7.9
Total valid votes 55,577 99.3
Total rejected ballots 380 0.7
Turnout 55,957 65.8
Eligible voters 85,049
Conservative hold Swing +2.4
Source: Elections Canada[10]
2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative John Nater 25,622 46.34 +3.42 $73,230.45
Liberal Pirie Mitchell 15,002 27.13 -10.44 $48,553.60
New Democratic Geoff Krauter 8,094 14.64 -0.32 $19,103.41
Green Collan Simmons 4,949 8.95 +6.35 none listed
People's Roger Fuhr 894 1.62 +1.19 $583.54
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 733 1.33 -0.21 $9,547.05
Total valid votes 55,294 99.32  
Total rejected ballots 381 0.68 +0.33
Turnout 55,675 66.68 -1.35
Eligible voters 83,501
Conservative hold Swing +6.93
Source: Elections Canada[11]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative John Nater 22,255 42.92 -11.56 $125,945.50
Liberal Stephen McCotter 19,480 37.57 +19.59 $54,799.08
New Democratic Ethan Rabidoux 7,756 14.96 -6.29 $39,763.84
Green Nicole Ramsdale 1,347 2.60 -1.95
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 794 1.53 -0.21 $11,543.38
No Affiliation Roger Fuhr 219 0.42 $28.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,851 99.61   $208,635.42
Total rejected ballots 186 0.36 -0.03
Turnout 52,037 68.03 +4.56
Eligible voters 76,496
Conservative hold Swing -15.58
Source: Elections Canada[12][13]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Gary Schellenberger 25,281 54.5 +6.5 $82,570
New Democratic Ellen Papenburg 9,861 21.3 +4.3 $17,764
Liberal Bob McTavish 8,341 18.0 -5.7 $40,957
Green John Cowling 2,112 4.6 -4.5 $4.790
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 806 1.7 -0.4 $8,010
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,401 100.00   $84,700
Total rejected ballots 179  
Turnout 46,580 63.5%  
Eligible voters 73,391
Conservative hold Swing +1.1%
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Gary Schellenberger 20,709 48.0 +1.9 $68,139
Liberal Sandra Gardiner 10,225 23.7 -1.9 $29,238
New Democratic Kerry McManus 7,234 17.0 -1.8 $23,081
Green John Cowling 3,884 9.0 +2.5 $13,365
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 898 2.1 -0.8 $8,662
Marxist–Leninist Julian Ichim 98 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,048 100.0   $82,152
Conservative hold Swing +1.9%
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Schellenberger 22,004 46.1 +4.1
Liberal David Cunningham 12,301 25.8 -7.6
New Democratic Keith Dinicol 8,876 18.6 +3.0
Green John Cowling 3,117 6.5 +0.3
Christian Heritage Irma DeVries 1,396 2.9 +0.1
Total valid votes 47,694 100.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.9%
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Gary Schellenberger 18,879 42.0
Liberal Brian Innes 15,032 33.4
New Democratic Robert Roth 7,027 15.6
Green John Cowling 2,770 6.2
Christian Heritage Irma Nicolette Devries 1,273 2.8
Total valid votes 44,981 100.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. ^ "Perth–Wellington | Maps Corner | Elections Canada Online". elections.ca. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ in private households
  8. ^ excluding institutional residents
  9. ^ "Perth - Wellington". CBC News. CBC. 2008. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  11. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Perth—Wellington, 30 September 2015
  13. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 43°48′04″N 80°56′20″W / 43.801°N 80.939°W / 43.801; -80.939