Demographics in Brantford, ON

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

What is the population of Brantford?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 106,998 1.4%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 97,495
Male population 47,135 48.4%
Female population 50,360 51.6%
Average age 40.8
Male population 48.4%
Female population 51.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 17,300 17.7%
15 to 24 11,765 12.1%
25 to 34 12,400 12.7%
35 to 44 12,305 12.6%
45 to 54 13,430 13.8%
55 to 64 13,530 13.9%
Over 65 16,765 17.2%
Under 14 17.7%
15 to 24 12.1%
25 to 34 12.7%
35 to 44 12.6%
45 to 54 13.8%
55 to 64 13.9%
Over 65 17.2%
There are 97,495 residents in Brantford, with an average age of 40.8. Males make up 48.4% of the population, while females account for 51.6%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Brantford (17,300 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (16,765 people).

What is the marital status of Brantford residents?

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% of Total
Married 35,640 44.4%
Common law 8,705 10.8%
Single 21,635 27.0%
Separated 3,275 4.1%
Divorced 5,690 7.1%
Widowed 5,255 6.6%
Married 44.4%
Common law 10.8%
Single 27.0%
Separated 4.1%
Divorced 7.1%
Widowed 6.6%
A total of 21,635 people in Brantford have never been married (which represents 27% of the population). Wedded people in Brantford (35,640 locals) account for 44.4% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 8,705 people).

What are the employment statistics in Brantford?

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Unemployment rate 6.9%
% of Total
Management 4,020 8.6%
Business, finance and administration 6,240 13.4%
Natural and applied sciences 2,095 4.5%
Health 3,080 6.6%
Education, law, community and government services 4,775 10.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 955 2.0%
Sales and service 11,750 25.2%
Trades and transport 8,025 17.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 655 1.4%
Manufacturing and utilities 4,940 10.6%
Management 8.6%
Business, finance and administration 13.4%
Natural and applied sciences 4.5%
Health 6.6%
Education, law, community and government services 10.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.0%
Sales and service 25.2%
Trades and transport 17.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.4%
Manufacturing and utilities 10.6%
Brantford has an unemployment rate of 6.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in Brantford, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (11,750 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (8,025 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (6,240 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Brantford?

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% of Total
English 94,790 98.2%
French 945 1.0%
English and French 130 0.1%
Neither English nor French 700 0.7%
The majority of Brantford residents (that’s 98.2%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Brantford?

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Median household income $62,640
Median after-tax household income $56,116
The median household income in Brantford is $62,640, while the median after-tax household income sits at $56,116 per year.

How many households are there in Brantford?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 39,215
Owned households 26,450 67.4%
Rented households 12,765 32.6%
Owned households 67.4%
Rented households 32.6%

Household size

Average household size 2.4
% of Total
1 person 11,080 28.2%
2 person 13,160 33.6%
3 person 6,450 16.4%
4 person 5,270 13.4%
5 person 3,265 8.3%
1 person 28.2%
2 person 33.6%
3 person 16.4%
4 person 13.4%
5 person 8.3%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 6,640 16.9%
35 to 44 6,630 16.9%
45 to 54 7,690 19.6%
55 to 64 7,915 20.2%
Over 65 10,345 26.4%
Under 34 16.9%
35 to 44 16.9%
45 to 54 19.6%
55 to 64 20.2%
Over 65 26.4%
There is a total of 39,215 households in Brantford, 67.4% of which are owner-occupied and 32.6% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Brantford is 2.4 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (13,160 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (11,080 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Brantford, at 26.4%.

What are the housing characteristics in Brantford?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 7,630 19.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 6,315 16.1%
Between 1961 and 1970 5,195 13.2%
Between 1971 and 1980 6,640 16.9%
Between 1981 and 1990 4,280 10.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 3,485 8.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 4,115 10.5%
After 2011 1,555 4.0%
Before 1945 19.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 16.1%
Between 1961 and 1970 13.2%
Between 1971 and 1980 16.9%
Between 1981 and 1990 10.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 8.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 10.5%
After 2011 4.0%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 170 0.4%
1 bedroom 4,205 10.7%
2 bedrooms 9,785 25.0%
3 bedrooms 16,245 41.4%
4 or more bedroom 8,805 22.5%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 10.7%
2 bedrooms 25.0%
2 bedrooms 41.4%
4 or more bedroom 22.5%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 24,070 61.4%
Apartments 3,820 9.7%
Attached homes 11,315 28.8%
Movable homes 10 0.0%
Single-detached homes 61.4%
Apartments 9.7%
Attached homes 28.8%
Median home value $279,178
Average home value $297,094

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 26,355 67.2%
Major repairs 2,855 7.3%
Minor repairs 10,010 25.5%
Regular maintenance 67.2%
Minor repairs 25.5%
Major repairs 7.3%
Single-detached houses account for 61.4% of the residential buildings in Brantford. Apartments make up 9.7% of the Brantford housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $279,178 and the average figure sits at $297,094. Of all the properties in Brantford, 3 bedrooms units include 16,245 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 9,785 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (67.2%) and minor repairs (25.5%).

What is the education level in Brantford?

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% of Total
No diploma 17,025 21.7%
High school diploma 25,420 32.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 5,700 7.3%
College diploma 19,035 24.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,015 1.3%
University degree 10,305 13.1%
No diploma 21.7%
High school diploma 32.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.3%
College diploma 24.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.3%
University degree 13.1%
Approximately 32.4% of the population in Brantford has a high school diploma (that’s 25,420 residents). Brantford locals holding a college diploma (19,035 people) account for 24.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 13.1% of them hold a university degree (10,305 people).

What is the average commute time in Brantford?

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Average commute time 23 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 40,005 90.2%
By public transit 1,715 3.9%
By bicycle/by walking 2,220 5.0%
By other methods 395 0.9%
By car, truck or van 90.2%
By public transit 3.9%
By bicycle/by walking 5.0%
By other methods 0.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 24,205 61.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 15,195 38.5%
Commute to a different province 45 0.1%
Commute within the same municipality 61.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 38.5%
Commute to a different province 0.1%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 18,090 40.8%
15 to 29 minutes 12,080 27.2%
30 to 44 minutes 6,630 15.0%
45 to 59 minutes 3,725 8.4%
More than 60 minutes 3,810 8.6%
Less than 15 minutes 40.8%
15 to 29 minutes 27.2%
30 to 44 minutes 15.0%
45 to 59 minutes 8.4%
More than 60 minutes 8.6%
Most employed people in Brantford (18,090 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (12,080 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Brantford is 23 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Brantford 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 (2016).
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.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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