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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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 106,216 0.6%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 101,650
Male population 49,540 48.7%
Female population 52,110 51.3%
Average age 43.4
Male population 48.7%
Female population 51.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 16,640 16.4%
15 to 24 11,590 11.4%
25 to 34 10,640 10.5%
35 to 44 10,905 10.7%
45 to 54 14,285 14.0%
55 to 64 16,165 15.9%
Over 65 21,415 21.1%
Under 14 16.4%
15 to 24 11.4%
25 to 34 10.5%
35 to 44 10.7%
45 to 54 14.0%
55 to 64 15.9%
Over 65 21.1%
There are 101,650 residents in Chatham - Kent, with an average age of 43.4. Males make up 48.7% of the population, while females account for 51.3%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Chatham - Kent (21,415 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (16,640 people).

What is the marital status of Chatham - Kent residents?

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% of Total
Married 42,380 49.8%
Common law 7,785 9.2%
Single 20,075 23.6%
Separated 2,840 3.3%
Divorced 5,365 6.3%
Widowed 6,565 7.7%
Married 49.8%
Common law 9.2%
Single 23.6%
Separated 3.3%
Divorced 6.3%
Widowed 7.7%
A total of 20,075 people in Chatham - Kent have never been married (which represents 23.6% of the population). Wedded people in Chatham - Kent (42,380 locals) account for 49.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.2% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 7,785 people).

What are the employment statistics in Chatham - Kent?

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Unemployment rate 7.5%
% of Total
Management 5,205 11.3%
Business, finance and administration 5,705 12.4%
Natural and applied sciences 1,920 4.2%
Health 3,505 7.6%
Education, law, community and government services 4,635 10.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 670 1.5%
Sales and service 10,980 23.8%
Trades and transport 7,860 17.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,840 4.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 3,725 8.1%
Management 11.3%
Business, finance and administration 12.4%
Natural and applied sciences 4.2%
Health 7.6%
Education, law, community and government services 10.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.5%
Sales and service 23.8%
Trades and transport 17.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 4.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 8.1%
Chatham - Kent has an unemployment rate of 7.5%. Regarding the most common jobs in Chatham - Kent, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (10,980 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (7,860 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (5,705 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Chatham - Kent?

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% of Total
English 97,785 97.1%
French 2,245 2.2%
English and French 100 0.1%
Neither English nor French 555 0.6%
The majority of Chatham - Kent residents (that’s 97.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Chatham - Kent?

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Median household income $58,264
Median after-tax household income $52,719
The median household income in Chatham - Kent is $58,264, while the median after-tax household income sits at $52,719 per year.

How many households are there in Chatham - Kent?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 43,030
Owned households 31,075 72.2%
Rented households 11,955 27.8%
Owned households 72.2%
Rented households 27.8%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 12,825 29.8%
2 person 16,435 38.2%
3 person 5,830 13.6%
4 person 5,045 11.7%
5 person 2,895 6.7%
1 person 29.8%
2 person 38.2%
3 person 13.6%
4 person 11.7%
5 person 6.7%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 6,165 14.3%
35 to 44 5,885 13.7%
45 to 54 8,355 19.4%
55 to 64 9,420 21.9%
Over 65 13,195 30.7%
Under 34 14.3%
35 to 44 13.7%
45 to 54 19.4%
55 to 64 21.9%
Over 65 30.7%
There is a total of 43,030 households in Chatham - Kent, 72.2% of which are owner-occupied and 27.8% 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 (16,435 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (12,825 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Chatham - Kent, at 30.7%.

What are the housing characteristics in Chatham - Kent?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 10,185 23.7%
Between 1946 and 1960 8,120 18.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 6,210 14.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 7,965 18.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 3,825 8.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 3,750 8.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 2,300 5.4%
After 2011 660 1.5%
Before 1945 23.7%
Between 1946 and 1960 18.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 18.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 8.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 8.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 5.4%
After 2011 1.5%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 40 0.1%
1 bedroom 3,875 9.0%
2 bedrooms 10,845 25.2%
3 bedrooms 19,140 44.5%
4 or more bedroom 9,120 21.2%
No bedrooms 0.1%
1 bedroom 9.0%
2 bedrooms 25.2%
2 bedrooms 44.5%
4 or more bedroom 21.2%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 32,965 76.6%
Apartments 1,385 3.2%
Attached homes 8,470 19.7%
Movable homes 205 0.5%
Single-detached homes 76.6%
Apartments 3.2%
Attached homes 19.7%
Movable homes 0.5%
Median home value $160,572
Average home value $191,420

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 28,835 67.0%
Major repairs 3,265 7.6%
Minor repairs 10,920 25.4%
Regular maintenance 67.0%
Minor repairs 25.4%
Major repairs 7.6%
Single-detached houses account for 76.6% of the residential buildings in Chatham - Kent. Apartments make up 3.2% of the Chatham - Kent housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $160,572 and the average figure sits at $191,420. Of all the properties in Chatham - Kent, 3 bedrooms units include 19,140 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 10,845 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (67%) and minor repairs (25.4%).

What is the education level in Chatham - Kent?

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% of Total
No diploma 19,870 24.0%
High school diploma 24,935 30.1%
Apprenticeship diploma 6,200 7.5%
College diploma 21,330 25.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,040 1.3%
University degree 9,385 11.3%
No diploma 24.0%
High school diploma 30.1%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.5%
College diploma 25.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.3%
University degree 11.3%
Approximately 30.1% of the population in Chatham - Kent has a high school diploma (that’s 24,935 residents). Chatham - Kent locals holding a college diploma (21,330 people) account for 25.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 11.3% of them hold a university degree (9,385 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 39,165 92.2%
By public transit 435 1.0%
By bicycle/by walking 2,460 5.8%
By other methods 380 0.9%
By car, truck or van 92.2%
By public transit 1.0%
By bicycle/by walking 5.8%
By other methods 0.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 31,675 84.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 5,895 15.7%
Commute to a different province 50 0.1%
Commute within the same municipality 84.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 15.7%
Commute to a different province 0.1%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 20,295 47.8%
15 to 29 minutes 12,170 28.7%
30 to 44 minutes 5,900 13.9%
45 to 59 minutes 2,000 4.7%
More than 60 minutes 2,075 4.9%
Less than 15 minutes 47.8%
15 to 29 minutes 28.7%
30 to 44 minutes 13.9%
45 to 59 minutes 4.7%
More than 60 minutes 4.9%
Most employed people in Chatham - Kent (20,295 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (12,170 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 (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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