Demographics in Edmonton, AB

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Edmonton?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 1,010,895
Male population 503,035 49.8%
Female population 507,860 50.2%
Average age 38.4
Male population 49.8%
Female population 50.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 184,115 18.2%
15 to 24 121,550 12.0%
25 to 34 165,490 16.4%
35 to 44 159,965 15.8%
45 to 54 123,065 12.2%
55 to 64 118,265 11.7%
Over 65 138,460 13.7%
Under 14 18.2%
15 to 24 12.0%
25 to 34 16.4%
35 to 44 15.8%
45 to 54 12.2%
55 to 64 11.7%
Over 65 13.7%
There are 1,010,895 residents in Edmonton, with an average age of 38.4. Males make up 49.8% of the population, while females account for 50.2%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Edmonton (184,115 individuals), followed by those aged 25 to 34 (165,490 people).

What is the marital status of Edmonton residents?

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% of Total
Married 378,080 45.7%
Common law 75,360 9.1%
Single 263,065 31.8%
Separated 20,940 2.5%
Divorced 53,255 6.4%
Widowed 36,085 4.4%
Married 45.7%
Common law 9.1%
Single 31.8%
Separated 2.5%
Divorced 6.4%
Widowed 4.4%
A total of 263,065 people in Edmonton have never been married (which represents 31.8% of the population). Wedded people in Edmonton (378,080 locals) account for 45.7% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.1% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 75,360 people).

What are the employment statistics in Edmonton?

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Unemployment rate 12.7%
% of Total
Management 4,535 0.8%
Business, finance and administration 90,840 17.0%
Natural and applied sciences 45,680 8.6%
Health 50,115 9.4%
Education, law, community and government services 65,050 12.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 12,985 2.4%
Sales and service 137,280 25.7%
Trades and transport 102,620 19.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 7,815 1.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 17,230 3.2%
Management 0.8%
Business, finance and administration 17.0%
Natural and applied sciences 8.6%
Health 9.4%
Education, law, community and government services 12.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.4%
Sales and service 25.7%
Trades and transport 19.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 3.2%
Edmonton has an unemployment rate of 12.7%. Regarding the most common jobs in Edmonton, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (137,280 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (102,620 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (90,840 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Edmonton?

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% of Total
English 955,475 95.5%
French 17,320 1.7%
English and French 5,790 0.6%
Neither English nor French 22,160 2.2%
The majority of Edmonton residents (that’s 95.5%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Edmonton?

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Median household income $90,000
Median after-tax household income $79,500
The median household income in Edmonton is $90,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $79,500 per year.

How many households are there in Edmonton?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 396,395
Owned households 252,150 63.6%
Rented households 144,245 36.4%
Owned households 63.6%
Rented households 36.4%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 115,525 29.1%
2 person 123,340 31.1%
3 person 61,175 15.4%
4 person 56,830 14.3%
5 person 39,530 10.0%
1 person 29.1%
2 person 31.1%
3 person 15.4%
4 person 14.3%
5 person 10.0%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 88,555 22.3%
35 to 44 85,785 21.6%
45 to 54 70,715 17.8%
55 to 64 70,130 17.7%
Over 65 81,215 20.5%
Under 34 22.3%
35 to 44 21.6%
45 to 54 17.8%
55 to 64 17.7%
Over 65 20.5%
There is a total of 396,395 households in Edmonton, 63.6% of which are owner-occupied and 36.4% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Edmonton is 2.5 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (123,340 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (115,525 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is under 34 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Edmonton, at 22.3%.

What are the housing characteristics in Edmonton?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 10,540 2.7%
Between 1946 and 1960 39,685 10.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 42,925 10.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 67,450 17.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 43,560 11.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 39,315 9.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 67,165 16.9%
After 2011 85,740 21.6%
Before 1945 2.7%
Between 1946 and 1960 10.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 10.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 17.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 11.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 9.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 16.9%
After 2011 21.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 3,860 1.0%
1 bedroom 55,090 13.9%
2 bedrooms 94,340 23.8%
3 bedrooms 136,735 34.5%
4 or more bedroom 106,380 26.8%
No bedrooms 1.0%
1 bedroom 13.9%
2 bedrooms 23.8%
2 bedrooms 34.5%
4 or more bedroom 26.8%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 196,535 49.6%
Apartments 29,405 7.4%
Attached homes 168,500 42.5%
Movable homes 1,970 0.5%
Single-detached homes 49.6%
Apartments 7.4%
Attached homes 42.5%
Movable homes 0.5%
Median home value $384,000
Average home value $419,600

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 283,525 71.5%
Major repairs 21,010 5.3%
Minor repairs 91,865 23.2%
Regular maintenance 71.5%
Minor repairs 23.2%
Major repairs 5.3%
Single-detached houses account for 49.6% of the residential buildings in Edmonton. Apartments make up 7.4% of the Edmonton housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $384,000 and the average figure sits at $419,600. Of all the properties in Edmonton, 3 bedrooms units include 136,735 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 106,380 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (71.5%) and minor repairs (23.2%).

What is the education level in Edmonton?

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% of Total
No diploma 119,345 14.7%
High school diploma 227,215 28.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 59,580 7.3%
College diploma 134,560 16.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 30,425 3.7%
University degree 241,480 29.7%
No diploma 14.7%
High school diploma 28.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.3%
College diploma 16.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.7%
University degree 29.7%
Approximately 28% of the population in Edmonton has a high school diploma (that’s 227,215 residents). Edmonton locals holding a college diploma (134,560 people) account for 16.6% of the resident pool. Additionally, 29.7% of them hold a university degree (241,480 people).

What is the average commute time in Edmonton?

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Average commute time 24 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 323,705 85.1%
By public transit 30,860 8.1%
By bicycle/by walking 16,785 4.4%
By other methods 8,970 2.4%
By car, truck or van 85.1%
By public transit 8.1%
By bicycle/by walking 4.4%
By other methods 2.4%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 257,805 84.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 46,795 15.3%
Commute to a different province 1,920 0.6%
Commute within the same municipality 84.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 15.3%
Commute to a different province 0.6%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 86,415 22.7%
15 to 29 minutes 174,830 46.0%
30 to 44 minutes 82,100 21.6%
45 to 59 minutes 19,050 5.0%
More than 60 minutes 17,920 4.7%
Less than 15 minutes 22.7%
15 to 29 minutes 46.0%
30 to 44 minutes 21.6%
45 to 59 minutes 5.0%
More than 60 minutes 4.7%
Most employed people in Edmonton (174,830 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (86,415 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Edmonton is 24 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Edmonton locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.