Demographics in Barrie, ON

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

What is the population of Barrie?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 147,825
Male population 72,385 49.0%
Female population 75,440 51.0%
Average age 40.2
Male population 49.0%
Female population 51.0%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 24,745 16.7%
15 to 24 19,140 13.0%
25 to 34 21,575 14.6%
35 to 44 19,690 13.3%
45 to 54 19,485 13.2%
55 to 64 19,690 13.3%
Over 65 23,515 15.9%
Under 14 16.7%
15 to 24 13.0%
25 to 34 14.6%
35 to 44 13.3%
45 to 54 13.2%
55 to 64 13.3%
Over 65 15.9%
There are 147,825 residents in Barrie, with an average age of 40.2. Males make up 49% of the population, while females account for 51%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Barrie (24,745 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (23,515 people).

What is the marital status of Barrie residents?

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% of Total
Married 52,220 42.4%
Common law 14,305 11.6%
Single 36,950 30.0%
Separated 4,335 3.5%
Divorced 8,575 7.0%
Widowed 6,695 5.4%
Married 42.4%
Common law 11.6%
Single 30.0%
Separated 3.5%
Divorced 7.0%
Widowed 5.4%
A total of 36,950 people in Barrie have never been married (which represents 30% of the population). Wedded people in Barrie (52,220 locals) account for 42.4% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 11.6% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 14,305 people).

What are the employment statistics in Barrie?

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Unemployment rate 12.5%
% of Total
Management 645 0.8%
Business, finance and administration 11,595 14.8%
Natural and applied sciences 5,490 7.0%
Health 6,690 8.6%
Education, law, community and government services 9,320 11.9%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,945 2.5%
Sales and service 21,380 27.4%
Trades and transport 14,910 19.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,010 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 5,095 6.5%
Management 0.8%
Business, finance and administration 14.8%
Natural and applied sciences 7.0%
Health 8.6%
Education, law, community and government services 11.9%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.5%
Sales and service 27.4%
Trades and transport 19.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 6.5%
Barrie has an unemployment rate of 12.5%. Regarding the most common jobs in Barrie, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (21,380 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (14,910 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (11,595 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Barrie?

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% of Total
English 142,165 97.2%
French 2,480 1.7%
English and French 455 0.3%
Neither English nor French 1,165 0.8%
The majority of Barrie residents (that’s 97.2%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Barrie?

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Median household income $93,000
Median after-tax household income $82,000
The median household income in Barrie is $93,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $82,000 per year.

How many households are there in Barrie?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 55,315
Owned households 37,435 67.7%
Rented households 17,880 32.3%
Owned households 67.7%
Rented households 32.3%

Household size

Average household size 2.6
% of Total
1 person 13,230 23.9%
2 person 17,530 31.7%
3 person 9,835 17.8%
4 person 9,090 16.4%
5 person 5,625 10.2%
1 person 23.9%
2 person 31.7%
3 person 17.8%
4 person 16.4%
5 person 10.2%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 9,420 17.0%
35 to 44 10,300 18.6%
45 to 54 10,855 19.6%
55 to 64 11,430 20.7%
Over 65 13,310 24.1%
Under 34 17.0%
35 to 44 18.6%
45 to 54 19.6%
55 to 64 20.7%
Over 65 24.1%
There is a total of 55,315 households in Barrie, 67.7% of which are owner-occupied and 32.3% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Barrie is 2.6 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (17,530 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (13,230 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Barrie, at 24.1%.

What are the housing characteristics in Barrie?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 2,225 4.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 3,350 6.1%
Between 1961 and 1970 3,830 6.9%
Between 1971 and 1980 6,595 11.9%
Between 1981 and 1990 7,985 14.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 13,245 23.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 12,790 23.1%
After 2011 5,305 9.6%
Before 1945 4.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 6.1%
Between 1961 and 1970 6.9%
Between 1971 and 1980 11.9%
Between 1981 and 1990 14.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 23.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 23.1%
After 2011 9.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 210 0.4%
1 bedroom 5,215 9.4%
2 bedrooms 10,505 19.0%
3 bedrooms 20,645 37.3%
4 or more bedroom 18,730 33.9%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 9.4%
2 bedrooms 19.0%
2 bedrooms 37.3%
4 or more bedroom 33.9%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 32,210 58.2%
Apartments 4,240 7.7%
Attached homes 18,830 34.0%
Movable homes 25 0.0%
Single-detached homes 58.2%
Apartments 7.7%
Attached homes 34.0%
Median home value $695,000
Average home value $696,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 39,275 71.0%
Major repairs 2,520 4.6%
Minor repairs 13,520 24.4%
Regular maintenance 71.0%
Minor repairs 24.4%
Major repairs 4.6%
Single-detached houses account for 58.2% of the residential buildings in Barrie. Apartments make up 7.7% of the Barrie housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $695,000 and the average figure sits at $696,000. Of all the properties in Barrie, 3 bedrooms units include 20,645 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 18,730 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (71%) and minor repairs (24.4%).

What is the education level in Barrie?

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% of Total
No diploma 18,485 15.3%
High school diploma 37,880 31.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 6,420 5.3%
College diploma 30,650 25.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2,415 2.0%
University degree 24,830 20.6%
No diploma 15.3%
High school diploma 31.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 5.3%
College diploma 25.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.0%
University degree 20.6%
Approximately 31.4% of the population in Barrie has a high school diploma (that’s 37,880 residents). Barrie locals holding a college diploma (30,650 people) account for 25.4% of the resident pool. Additionally, 20.6% of them hold a university degree (24,830 people).

What is the average commute time in Barrie?

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Average commute time 27 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 49,825 90.6%
By public transit 2,060 3.8%
By bicycle/by walking 2,060 3.8%
By other methods 1,025 1.9%
By car, truck or van 90.6%
By public transit 3.8%
By bicycle/by walking 3.8%
By other methods 1.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 27,840 62.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 16,950 37.7%
Commute to a different province 130 0.3%
Commute within the same municipality 62.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 37.7%
Commute to a different province 0.3%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 19,200 34.9%
15 to 29 minutes 14,775 26.9%
30 to 44 minutes 7,390 13.4%
45 to 59 minutes 5,580 10.2%
More than 60 minutes 8,025 14.6%
Less than 15 minutes 34.9%
15 to 29 minutes 26.9%
30 to 44 minutes 13.4%
45 to 59 minutes 10.2%
More than 60 minutes 14.6%
Most employed people in Barrie (19,200 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (14,775 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Barrie is 27 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Barrie 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.