Demographics in Clarington, ON

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

What is the population of Clarington?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 101,430
Male population 49,785 49.1%
Female population 51,645 50.9%
Average age 39.6
Male population 49.1%
Female population 50.9%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 19,620 19.3%
15 to 24 11,450 11.3%
25 to 34 13,050 12.9%
35 to 44 14,830 14.6%
45 to 54 12,970 12.8%
55 to 64 13,840 13.6%
Over 65 15,670 15.4%
Under 14 19.3%
15 to 24 11.3%
25 to 34 12.9%
35 to 44 14.6%
45 to 54 12.8%
55 to 64 13.6%
Over 65 15.4%
There are 101,430 residents in Clarington, with an average age of 39.6. Males make up 49.1% of the population, while females account for 50.9%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Clarington (19,620 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (15,670 people).

What is the marital status of Clarington residents?

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% of Total
Married 42,350 51.8%
Common law 8,650 10.6%
Single 20,450 25.0%
Separated 2,370 2.9%
Divorced 4,150 5.1%
Widowed 3,840 4.7%
Married 51.8%
Common law 10.6%
Single 25.0%
Separated 2.9%
Divorced 5.1%
Widowed 4.7%
A total of 20,450 people in Clarington have never been married (which represents 25% of the population). Wedded people in Clarington (42,350 locals) account for 51.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.6% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 8,650 people).

What are the employment statistics in Clarington?

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Unemployment rate 11.0%
% of Total
Management 420 0.8%
Business, finance and administration 9,070 17.2%
Natural and applied sciences 3,810 7.2%
Health 4,505 8.5%
Education, law, community and government services 7,260 13.8%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,305 2.5%
Sales and service 12,515 23.7%
Trades and transport 10,350 19.6%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,080 2.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,495 4.7%
Management 0.8%
Business, finance and administration 17.2%
Natural and applied sciences 7.2%
Health 8.5%
Education, law, community and government services 13.8%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.5%
Sales and service 23.7%
Trades and transport 19.6%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.7%
Clarington has an unemployment rate of 11%. Regarding the most common jobs in Clarington, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (12,515 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (10,350 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (9,070 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Clarington?

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% of Total
English 98,875 97.9%
French 1,405 1.4%
English and French 245 0.2%
Neither English nor French 425 0.4%
The majority of Clarington residents (that’s 97.9%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Clarington?

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Median household income $112,000
Median after-tax household income $96,000
The median household income in Clarington is $112,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $96,000 per year.

How many households are there in Clarington?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 35,950
Owned households 30,800 85.7%
Rented households 5,150 14.3%
Owned households 85.7%
Rented households 14.3%

Household size

Average household size 2.8
% of Total
1 person 6,540 18.2%
2 person 11,560 32.2%
3 person 6,580 18.3%
4 person 7,140 19.9%
5 person 4,130 11.5%
1 person 18.2%
2 person 32.2%
3 person 18.3%
4 person 19.9%
5 person 11.5%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 4,815 13.4%
35 to 44 7,615 21.2%
45 to 54 7,045 19.6%
55 to 64 7,650 21.3%
Over 65 8,825 24.6%
Under 34 13.4%
35 to 44 21.2%
45 to 54 19.6%
55 to 64 21.3%
Over 65 24.6%
There is a total of 35,950 households in Clarington, 85.7% of which are owner-occupied and 14.3% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Clarington is 2.8 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (11,560 households), followed by establishments occupied by 4 people (7,140 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Clarington, at 24.6%.

What are the housing characteristics in Clarington?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 2,460 6.8%
Between 1946 and 1960 2,030 5.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 1,920 5.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 3,320 9.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 6,195 17.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 6,745 18.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 6,555 18.2%
After 2011 6,730 18.7%
Before 1945 6.8%
Between 1946 and 1960 5.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 5.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 9.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 17.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 18.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 18.2%
After 2011 18.7%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 75 0.2%
1 bedroom 1,875 5.2%
2 bedrooms 5,080 14.1%
3 bedrooms 16,175 45.0%
4 or more bedroom 12,750 35.5%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 5.2%
2 bedrooms 14.1%
2 bedrooms 45.0%
4 or more bedroom 35.5%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 27,945 77.7%
Apartments 525 1.5%
Attached homes 7,430 20.7%
Movable homes 65 0.2%
Single-detached homes 77.7%
Apartments 1.5%
Attached homes 20.7%
Movable homes 0.2%
Median home value $750,000
Average home value $772,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 26,715 74.3%
Major repairs 1,205 3.4%
Minor repairs 8,035 22.4%
Regular maintenance 74.3%
Minor repairs 22.4%
Major repairs 3.4%
Single-detached houses account for 77.7% of the residential buildings in Clarington. Apartments make up 1.5% of the Clarington housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $750,000 and the average figure sits at $772,000. Of all the properties in Clarington, 3 bedrooms units include 16,175 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 12,750 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (74.3%) and minor repairs (22.4%).

What is the education level in Clarington?

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% of Total
No diploma 10,980 13.5%
High school diploma 23,730 29.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 5,355 6.6%
College diploma 23,555 29.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,405 1.7%
University degree 16,100 19.8%
No diploma 13.5%
High school diploma 29.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.6%
College diploma 29.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.7%
University degree 19.8%
Approximately 29.2% of the population in Clarington has a high school diploma (that’s 23,730 residents). Clarington locals holding a college diploma (23,555 people) account for 29% of the resident pool. Additionally, 19.8% of them hold a university degree (16,100 people).

What is the average commute time in Clarington?

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Average commute time 28 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 34,305 93.4%
By public transit 790 2.2%
By bicycle/by walking 915 2.5%
By other methods 705 1.9%
By car, truck or van 93.4%
By public transit 2.2%
By bicycle/by walking 2.5%
By other methods 1.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 10,585 34.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 19,880 65.2%
Commute to a different province 35 0.1%
Commute within the same municipality 34.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 65.2%
Commute to a different province 0.1%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 9,040 24.6%
15 to 29 minutes 12,515 34.1%
30 to 44 minutes 6,875 18.7%
45 to 59 minutes 3,565 9.7%
More than 60 minutes 4,725 12.9%
Less than 15 minutes 24.6%
15 to 29 minutes 34.1%
30 to 44 minutes 18.7%
45 to 59 minutes 9.7%
More than 60 minutes 12.9%
Most employed people in Clarington (12,515 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (9,040 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Clarington is 28 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Clarington 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.