Demographics in Brampton, ON

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

What is the population of Brampton?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 656,480
Male population 328,200 50.0%
Female population 328,280 50.0%
Average age 37.5
Male population 50.0%
Female population 50.0%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 117,660 17.9%
15 to 24 99,605 15.2%
25 to 34 103,030 15.7%
35 to 44 94,495 14.4%
45 to 54 85,425 13.0%
55 to 64 74,440 11.3%
Over 65 81,830 12.5%
Under 14 17.9%
15 to 24 15.2%
25 to 34 15.7%
35 to 44 14.4%
45 to 54 13.0%
55 to 64 11.3%
Over 65 12.5%
There are 656,480 residents in Brampton, with an average age of 37.5. Males make up 50% of the population, while females account for 50%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Brampton (117,660 individuals), followed by those aged 25 to 34 (103,030 people).

What is the marital status of Brampton residents?

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% of Total
Married 288,065 53.5%
Common law 17,930 3.3%
Single 178,220 33.1%
Separated 11,700 2.2%
Divorced 20,420 3.8%
Widowed 22,485 4.2%
Married 53.5%
Common law 3.3%
Single 33.1%
Separated 2.2%
Divorced 3.8%
Widowed 4.2%
A total of 178,220 people in Brampton have never been married (which represents 33.1% of the population). Wedded people in Brampton (288,065 locals) account for 53.5% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 3.3% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 17,930 people).

What are the employment statistics in Brampton?

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Unemployment rate 13.3%
% of Total
Management 2,200 0.6%
Business, finance and administration 66,260 19.3%
Natural and applied sciences 33,705 9.8%
Health 20,225 5.9%
Education, law, community and government services 25,670 7.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 4,980 1.4%
Sales and service 79,315 23.1%
Trades and transport 80,200 23.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,765 0.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 28,595 8.3%
Management 0.6%
Business, finance and administration 19.3%
Natural and applied sciences 9.8%
Health 5.9%
Education, law, community and government services 7.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.4%
Sales and service 23.1%
Trades and transport 23.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 8.3%
Brampton has an unemployment rate of 13.3%. Regarding the most common jobs in Brampton, people working in Trades and transport account for the largest share of the local workforce (80,200 individuals), followed by those in Sales and service (79,315 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (66,260 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Brampton?

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% of Total
English 610,630 93.8%
French 4,415 0.7%
English and French 4,560 0.7%
Neither English nor French 31,220 4.8%
The majority of Brampton residents (that’s 93.8%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Brampton?

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Median household income $111,000
Median after-tax household income $98,000
The median household income in Brampton is $111,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $98,000 per year.

How many households are there in Brampton?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 182,470
Owned households 142,480 78.1%
Rented households 39,990 21.9%
Owned households 78.1%
Rented households 21.9%

Household size

Average household size 3.6
% of Total
1 person 22,140 12.1%
2 person 35,990 19.7%
3 person 34,145 18.7%
4 person 42,935 23.5%
5 person 47,265 25.9%
1 person 12.1%
2 person 19.7%
3 person 18.7%
4 person 23.5%
5 person 25.9%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 25,095 13.8%
35 to 44 40,090 22.0%
45 to 54 43,705 24.0%
55 to 64 38,265 21.0%
Over 65 35,315 19.4%
Under 34 13.8%
35 to 44 22.0%
45 to 54 24.0%
55 to 64 21.0%
Over 65 19.4%
There is a total of 182,470 households in Brampton, 78.1% of which are owner-occupied and 21.9% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Brampton is 3.6 people. Of the total households here, those with 5 or more people living in them account for the largest share of the market (47,265 households), followed by establishments occupied by 4 people (42,935 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is 45 to 54 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Brampton, at 24%.

What are the housing characteristics in Brampton?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 2,660 1.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 4,935 2.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 12,605 6.9%
Between 1971 and 1980 22,560 12.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 25,285 13.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 26,260 14.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 49,965 27.4%
After 2011 38,195 20.9%
Before 1945 1.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 2.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 6.9%
Between 1971 and 1980 12.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 13.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 14.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 27.4%
After 2011 20.9%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 1,000 0.6%
1 bedroom 12,240 6.7%
2 bedrooms 21,570 11.8%
3 bedrooms 57,720 31.6%
4 or more bedroom 89,940 49.3%
No bedrooms 0.6%
1 bedroom 6.7%
2 bedrooms 11.8%
2 bedrooms 31.6%
4 or more bedroom 49.3%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 96,020 52.6%
Apartments 18,585 10.2%
Attached homes 67,845 37.2%
Movable homes 20 0.0%
Single-detached homes 52.6%
Apartments 10.2%
Attached homes 37.2%
Median home value $900,000
Average home value $967,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 143,540 78.7%
Major repairs 6,065 3.3%
Minor repairs 32,860 18.0%
Regular maintenance 78.7%
Minor repairs 18.0%
Major repairs 3.3%
Single-detached houses account for 52.6% of the residential buildings in Brampton. Apartments make up 10.2% of the Brampton housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $900,000 and the average figure sits at $967,000. Of all the properties in Brampton, 4 or more bedrooms units include 89,940 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 57,720 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (78.7%) and minor repairs (18%).

What is the education level in Brampton?

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% of Total
No diploma 89,500 16.8%
High school diploma 152,685 28.7%
Apprenticeship diploma 19,545 3.7%
College diploma 92,770 17.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 16,640 3.1%
University degree 161,400 30.3%
No diploma 16.8%
High school diploma 28.7%
Apprenticeship diploma 3.7%
College diploma 17.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.1%
University degree 30.3%
Approximately 28.7% of the population in Brampton has a high school diploma (that’s 152,685 residents). Brampton locals holding a college diploma (92,770 people) account for 17.4% of the resident pool. Additionally, 30.3% of them hold a university degree (161,400 people).

What is the average commute time in Brampton?

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Average commute time 30 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 204,435 85.9%
By public transit 24,600 10.3%
By bicycle/by walking 3,700 1.6%
By other methods 5,280 2.2%
By car, truck or van 85.9%
By public transit 10.3%
By bicycle/by walking 1.6%
By other methods 2.2%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 77,185 40.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 111,550 59.0%
Commute to a different province 315 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 40.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 59.0%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 34,355 14.4%
15 to 29 minutes 87,895 36.9%
30 to 44 minutes 67,240 28.2%
45 to 59 minutes 22,910 9.6%
More than 60 minutes 25,620 10.8%
Less than 15 minutes 14.4%
15 to 29 minutes 36.9%
30 to 44 minutes 28.2%
45 to 59 minutes 9.6%
More than 60 minutes 10.8%
Most employed people in Brampton (87,895 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (67,240 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Brampton is 30 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Brampton locals commute to another municipality within the same province 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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