Demographics in Chatham - Kent, ON

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

What is the population of Chatham - Kent?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 103,990
Male population 51,225 49.3%
Female population 52,765 50.7%
Average age 44.3
Male population 49.3%
Female population 50.7%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 16,550 15.9%
15 to 24 11,295 10.9%
25 to 34 11,075 10.6%
35 to 44 11,615 11.2%
45 to 54 12,150 11.7%
55 to 64 16,760 16.1%
Over 65 24,535 23.6%
Under 14 15.9%
15 to 24 10.9%
25 to 34 10.6%
35 to 44 11.2%
45 to 54 11.7%
55 to 64 16.1%
Over 65 23.6%
There are 103,990 residents in Chatham - Kent, with an average age of 44.3. Males make up 49.3% of the population, while females account for 50.7%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Chatham - Kent (24,535 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (16,760 people).

What is the marital status of Chatham - Kent residents?

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% of Total
Married 41,865 47.9%
Common law 8,795 10.1%
Single 21,815 25.0%
Separated 2,775 3.2%
Divorced 5,875 6.7%
Widowed 6,310 7.2%
Married 47.9%
Common law 10.1%
Single 25.0%
Separated 3.2%
Divorced 6.7%
Widowed 7.2%
A total of 21,815 people in Chatham - Kent have never been married (which represents 25% of the population). Wedded people in Chatham - Kent (41,865 locals) account for 47.9% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.1% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 8,795 people).

What are the employment statistics in Chatham - Kent?

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Unemployment rate 10.7%
% of Total
Management 285 0.6%
Business, finance and administration 6,230 13.0%
Natural and applied sciences 2,465 5.1%
Health 4,160 8.7%
Education, law, community and government services 4,900 10.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 650 1.4%
Sales and service 11,990 25.0%
Trades and transport 10,095 21.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 3,105 6.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 4,045 8.4%
Management 0.6%
Business, finance and administration 13.0%
Natural and applied sciences 5.1%
Health 8.7%
Education, law, community and government services 10.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.4%
Sales and service 25.0%
Trades and transport 21.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 6.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 8.4%
Chatham - Kent has an unemployment rate of 10.7%. Regarding the most common jobs in Chatham - Kent, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (11,990 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (10,095 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (6,230 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Chatham - Kent?

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% of Total
English 100,340 97.4%
French 1,915 1.9%
English and French 105 0.1%
Neither English nor French 620 0.6%
The majority of Chatham - Kent residents (that’s 97.4%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Chatham - Kent?

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Median household income $72,000
Median after-tax household income $65,000
The median household income in Chatham - Kent is $72,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $65,000 per year.

How many households are there in Chatham - Kent?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 44,030
Owned households 31,710 72.0%
Rented households 12,320 28.0%
Owned households 72.0%
Rented households 28.0%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 13,355 30.3%
2 person 16,785 38.1%
3 person 5,865 13.3%
4 person 4,835 11.0%
5 person 3,185 7.2%
1 person 30.3%
2 person 38.1%
3 person 13.3%
4 person 11.0%
5 person 7.2%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 5,800 13.2%
35 to 44 6,420 14.6%
45 to 54 6,900 15.7%
55 to 64 9,820 22.3%
Over 65 15,080 34.3%
Under 34 13.2%
35 to 44 14.6%
45 to 54 15.7%
55 to 64 22.3%
Over 65 34.3%
There is a total of 44,030 households in Chatham - Kent, 72% of which are owner-occupied and 28% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Chatham - Kent is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (16,785 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (13,355 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Chatham - Kent, at 34.3%.

What are the housing characteristics in Chatham - Kent?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 9,415 21.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 8,020 18.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 6,750 15.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 8,240 18.7%
Between 1981 and 1990 3,985 9.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 3,805 8.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 2,130 4.8%
After 2011 1,685 3.8%
Before 1945 21.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 18.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 15.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 18.7%
Between 1981 and 1990 9.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 8.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 4.8%
After 2011 3.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 90 0.2%
1 bedroom 4,005 9.1%
2 bedrooms 11,270 25.6%
3 bedrooms 19,235 43.7%
4 or more bedroom 9,425 21.4%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 9.1%
2 bedrooms 25.6%
2 bedrooms 43.7%
4 or more bedroom 21.4%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 33,455 76.0%
Apartments 1,540 3.5%
Attached homes 8,865 20.1%
Movable homes 175 0.4%
Single-detached homes 76.0%
Apartments 3.5%
Attached homes 20.1%
Movable homes 0.4%
Median home value $348,000
Average home value $376,400

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 30,400 69.1%
Major repairs 3,175 7.2%
Minor repairs 10,445 23.7%
Regular maintenance 69.1%
Minor repairs 23.7%
Major repairs 7.2%
Single-detached houses account for 76% of the residential buildings in Chatham - Kent. Apartments make up 3.5% of the Chatham - Kent housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $348,000 and the average figure sits at $376,400. Of all the properties in Chatham - Kent, 3 bedrooms units include 19,235 (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 (69.1%) and minor repairs (23.7%).

What is the education level in Chatham - Kent?

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% of Total
No diploma 18,250 21.4%
High school diploma 27,480 32.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 5,500 6.4%
College diploma 21,780 25.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,185 1.4%
University degree 11,030 12.9%
No diploma 21.4%
High school diploma 32.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.4%
College diploma 25.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.4%
University degree 12.9%
Approximately 32.2% of the population in Chatham - Kent has a high school diploma (that’s 27,480 residents). Chatham - Kent locals holding a college diploma (21,780 people) account for 25.6% of the resident pool. Additionally, 12.9% of them hold a university degree (11,030 people).

What is the average commute time in Chatham - Kent?

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Average commute time 19 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 33,910 93.0%
By public transit 160 0.4%
By bicycle/by walking 1,835 5.0%
By other methods 560 1.5%
By car, truck or van 93.0%
By public transit 0.4%
By bicycle/by walking 5.0%
By other methods 1.5%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 25,790 81.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 5,745 18.2%
Commute to a different province 30 0.1%
Commute within the same municipality 81.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 18.2%
Commute to a different province 0.1%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 17,780 48.8%
15 to 29 minutes 9,735 26.7%
30 to 44 minutes 5,270 14.4%
45 to 59 minutes 1,795 4.9%
More than 60 minutes 1,885 5.2%
Less than 15 minutes 48.8%
15 to 29 minutes 26.7%
30 to 44 minutes 14.4%
45 to 59 minutes 4.9%
More than 60 minutes 5.2%
Most employed people in Chatham - Kent (17,780 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (9,735 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Chatham - Kent is 19 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Chatham - Kent 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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