Demographics in Burlington, ON

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

What is the population of Burlington?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 186,945
Male population 89,460 47.8%
Female population 97,485 52.2%
Average age 43.3
Male population 47.8%
Female population 52.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 29,900 16.0%
15 to 24 20,810 11.1%
25 to 34 19,900 10.6%
35 to 44 24,955 13.4%
45 to 54 26,445 14.2%
55 to 64 25,755 13.8%
Over 65 39,180 21.0%
Under 14 16.0%
15 to 24 11.1%
25 to 34 10.6%
35 to 44 13.4%
45 to 54 14.2%
55 to 64 13.8%
Over 65 21.0%
There are 186,945 residents in Burlington, with an average age of 43.3. Males make up 47.8% of the population, while females account for 52.2%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Burlington (39,180 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (29,900 people).

What is the marital status of Burlington residents?

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% of Total
Married 82,260 52.4%
Common law 12,475 7.9%
Single 38,925 24.8%
Separated 4,180 2.7%
Divorced 9,545 6.1%
Widowed 9,660 6.2%
Married 52.4%
Common law 7.9%
Single 24.8%
Separated 2.7%
Divorced 6.1%
Widowed 6.2%
A total of 38,925 people in Burlington have never been married (which represents 24.8% of the population). Wedded people in Burlington (82,260 locals) account for 52.4% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 7.9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 12,475 people).

What are the employment statistics in Burlington?

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Unemployment rate 10.7%
% of Total
Management 2,480 2.5%
Business, finance and administration 20,930 21.3%
Natural and applied sciences 9,970 10.2%
Health 7,270 7.4%
Education, law, community and government services 12,345 12.6%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3,465 3.5%
Sales and service 24,630 25.1%
Trades and transport 12,230 12.5%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,265 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 3,595 3.7%
Management 2.5%
Business, finance and administration 21.3%
Natural and applied sciences 10.2%
Health 7.4%
Education, law, community and government services 12.6%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.5%
Sales and service 25.1%
Trades and transport 12.5%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 3.7%
Burlington has an unemployment rate of 10.7%. Regarding the most common jobs in Burlington, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (24,630 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (20,930 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (12,345 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Burlington?

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% of Total
English 179,390 97.2%
French 2,585 1.4%
English and French 875 0.5%
Neither English nor French 1,705 0.9%
The majority of Burlington residents (that’s 97.2%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Burlington?

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Median household income $110,000
Median after-tax household income $94,000
The median household income in Burlington is $110,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $94,000 per year.

How many households are there in Burlington?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 73,175
Owned households 54,955 75.1%
Rented households 18,220 24.9%
Owned households 75.1%
Rented households 24.9%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 18,430 25.2%
2 person 24,680 33.7%
3 person 11,865 16.2%
4 person 12,670 17.3%
5 person 5,535 7.6%
1 person 25.2%
2 person 33.7%
3 person 16.2%
4 person 17.3%
5 person 7.6%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 7,585 10.4%
35 to 44 12,735 17.4%
45 to 54 14,630 20.0%
55 to 64 15,080 20.6%
Over 65 23,150 31.6%
Under 34 10.4%
35 to 44 17.4%
45 to 54 20.0%
55 to 64 20.6%
Over 65 31.6%
There is a total of 73,175 households in Burlington, 75.1% of which are owner-occupied and 24.9% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Burlington is 2.5 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (24,680 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (18,430 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Burlington, at 31.6%.

What are the housing characteristics in Burlington?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 1,930 2.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 8,285 11.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 11,235 15.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 13,250 18.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 10,035 13.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 10,595 14.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 11,570 15.8%
After 2011 6,275 8.6%
Before 1945 2.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 11.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 15.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 18.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 13.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 14.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 15.8%
After 2011 8.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 130 0.2%
1 bedroom 8,125 11.1%
2 bedrooms 16,115 22.0%
3 bedrooms 27,395 37.4%
4 or more bedroom 21,410 29.3%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 11.1%
2 bedrooms 22.0%
2 bedrooms 37.4%
4 or more bedroom 29.3%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 36,795 50.3%
Apartments 12,830 17.5%
Attached homes 23,535 32.2%
Movable homes 10 0.0%
Single-detached homes 50.3%
Apartments 17.5%
Attached homes 32.2%
Median home value $900,000
Average home value $1,024,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 54,790 74.9%
Major repairs 2,985 4.1%
Minor repairs 15,410 21.1%
Regular maintenance 74.9%
Minor repairs 21.1%
Major repairs 4.1%
Single-detached houses account for 50.3% of the residential buildings in Burlington. Apartments make up 17.5% of the Burlington housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $900,000 and the average figure sits at $1,024,000. Of all the properties in Burlington, 3 bedrooms units include 27,395 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 21,410 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (74.9%) and minor repairs (21.1%).

What is the education level in Burlington?

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% of Total
No diploma 16,595 10.8%
High school diploma 38,855 25.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 6,550 4.2%
College diploma 33,495 21.7%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3,705 2.4%
University degree 54,880 35.6%
No diploma 10.8%
High school diploma 25.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 4.2%
College diploma 21.7%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.4%
University degree 35.6%
Approximately 25.2% of the population in Burlington has a high school diploma (that’s 38,855 residents). Burlington locals holding a college diploma (33,495 people) account for 21.7% of the resident pool. Additionally, 35.6% of them hold a university degree (54,880 people).

What is the average commute time in Burlington?

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Average commute time 24 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 49,885 88.8%
By public transit 2,415 4.3%
By bicycle/by walking 2,540 4.5%
By other methods 1,330 2.4%
By car, truck or van 88.8%
By public transit 4.3%
By bicycle/by walking 4.5%
By other methods 2.4%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 24,515 50.5%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 23,965 49.4%
Commute to a different province 75 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 50.5%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 49.4%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 18,265 32.5%
15 to 29 minutes 19,215 34.2%
30 to 44 minutes 10,040 17.9%
45 to 59 minutes 4,455 7.9%
More than 60 minutes 4,205 7.5%
Less than 15 minutes 32.5%
15 to 29 minutes 34.2%
30 to 44 minutes 17.9%
45 to 59 minutes 7.9%
More than 60 minutes 7.5%
Most employed people in Burlington (19,215 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (18,265 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Burlington is 24 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Burlington 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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