Demographics in Moncton, NB

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

What is the population of Moncton?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 79,465
Male population 38,720 48.7%
Female population 40,745 51.3%
Average age 41.9
Male population 48.7%
Female population 51.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 12,025 15.1%
15 to 24 9,715 12.2%
25 to 34 11,330 14.3%
35 to 44 10,915 13.7%
45 to 54 10,055 12.6%
55 to 64 10,165 12.8%
Over 65 15,260 19.2%
Under 14 15.1%
15 to 24 12.2%
25 to 34 14.3%
35 to 44 13.7%
45 to 54 12.6%
55 to 64 12.8%
Over 65 19.2%
There are 79,465 residents in Moncton, with an average age of 41.9. Males make up 48.7% of the population, while females account for 51.3%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Moncton (15,260 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (12,025 people).

What is the marital status of Moncton residents?

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% of Total
Married 26,670 39.5%
Common law 9,120 13.5%
Single 21,480 31.8%
Separated 2,230 3.3%
Divorced 4,415 6.6%
Widowed 3,540 5.2%
Married 39.5%
Common law 13.5%
Single 31.8%
Separated 3.3%
Divorced 6.6%
Widowed 5.2%
A total of 21,480 people in Moncton have never been married (which represents 31.8% of the population). Wedded people in Moncton (26,670 locals) account for 39.5% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 13.5% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 9,120 people).

What are the employment statistics in Moncton?

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Unemployment rate 9.1%
% of Total
Management 410 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 7,265 17.4%
Natural and applied sciences 2,955 7.1%
Health 3,815 9.1%
Education, law, community and government services 4,740 11.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,140 2.7%
Sales and service 14,005 33.6%
Trades and transport 5,720 13.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 460 1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 1,220 2.9%
Management 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 17.4%
Natural and applied sciences 7.1%
Health 9.1%
Education, law, community and government services 11.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.7%
Sales and service 33.6%
Trades and transport 13.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.9%
Moncton has an unemployment rate of 9.1%. Regarding the most common jobs in Moncton, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (14,005 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (7,265 individuals) and Trades and transport (5,720 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Moncton?

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% of Total
English 54,115 69.2%
French 22,410 28.6%
English and French 1,275 1.6%
Neither English nor French 410 0.5%
The majority of Moncton residents (that’s 69.2%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Moncton?

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Median household income $68,000
Median after-tax household income $60,000
The median household income in Moncton is $68,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $60,000 per year.

How many households are there in Moncton?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 35,110
Owned households 19,635 55.9%
Rented households 15,475 44.1%
Owned households 55.9%
Rented households 44.1%

Household size

Average household size 2.2
% of Total
1 person 11,540 32.9%
2 person 13,015 37.1%
3 person 5,020 14.3%
4 person 3,855 11.0%
5 person 1,685 4.8%
1 person 32.9%
2 person 37.1%
3 person 14.3%
4 person 11.0%
5 person 4.8%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 7,665 21.8%
35 to 44 6,095 17.4%
45 to 54 5,945 16.9%
55 to 64 5,985 17.0%
Over 65 9,430 26.8%
Under 34 21.8%
35 to 44 17.4%
45 to 54 16.9%
55 to 64 17.0%
Over 65 26.8%
There is a total of 35,110 households in Moncton, 55.9% of which are owner-occupied and 44.1% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Moncton is 2.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (13,015 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (11,540 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Moncton, at 26.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in Moncton?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 2,925 8.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 4,305 12.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 4,040 11.5%
Between 1971 and 1980 4,865 13.8%
Between 1981 and 1990 3,845 11.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 4,360 12.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 5,600 15.9%
After 2011 5,185 14.8%
Before 1945 8.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 12.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 11.5%
Between 1971 and 1980 13.8%
Between 1981 and 1990 11.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 12.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 15.9%
After 2011 14.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 235 0.7%
1 bedroom 5,080 14.5%
2 bedrooms 11,270 32.1%
3 bedrooms 11,575 33.0%
4 or more bedroom 6,960 19.8%
No bedrooms 0.7%
1 bedroom 14.5%
2 bedrooms 32.1%
2 bedrooms 33.0%
4 or more bedroom 19.8%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 14,770 42.0%
Apartments 1,130 3.2%
Attached homes 18,190 51.8%
Movable homes 1,035 3.0%
Single-detached homes 42.0%
Apartments 3.2%
Attached homes 51.8%
Movable homes 3.0%
Median home value $200,000
Average home value $237,600

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 24,010 68.4%
Major repairs 2,020 5.8%
Minor repairs 9,085 25.9%
Regular maintenance 68.4%
Minor repairs 25.9%
Major repairs 5.8%
Single-detached houses account for 42% of the residential buildings in Moncton. Apartments make up 3.2% of the Moncton housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $200,000 and the average figure sits at $237,600. Of all the properties in Moncton, 3 bedrooms units include 11,575 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 11,270 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (68.4%) and minor repairs (25.9%).

What is the education level in Moncton?

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% of Total
No diploma 9,695 14.8%
High school diploma 19,070 29.1%
Apprenticeship diploma 3,610 5.5%
College diploma 15,390 23.5%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,480 2.3%
University degree 16,270 24.8%
No diploma 14.8%
High school diploma 29.1%
Apprenticeship diploma 5.5%
College diploma 23.5%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.3%
University degree 24.8%
Approximately 29.1% of the population in Moncton has a high school diploma (that’s 19,070 residents). Moncton locals holding a college diploma (15,390 people) account for 23.5% of the resident pool. Additionally, 24.8% of them hold a university degree (16,270 people).

What is the average commute time in Moncton?

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Average commute time 15 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 26,130 85.7%
By public transit 1,065 3.5%
By bicycle/by walking 2,530 8.3%
By other methods 755 2.5%
By car, truck or van 85.7%
By public transit 3.5%
By bicycle/by walking 8.3%
By other methods 2.5%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 20,410 76.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 5,900 22.2%
Commute to a different province 270 1.0%
Commute within the same municipality 76.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 22.2%
Commute to a different province 1.0%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 17,120 56.2%
15 to 29 minutes 10,300 33.8%
30 to 44 minutes 1,940 6.4%
45 to 59 minutes 470 1.5%
More than 60 minutes 650 2.1%
Less than 15 minutes 56.2%
15 to 29 minutes 33.8%
30 to 44 minutes 6.4%
45 to 59 minutes 1.5%
More than 60 minutes 2.1%
Most employed people in Moncton (17,120 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (10,300 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Moncton is 15 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Moncton 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.

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