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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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 101,725 1.4%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 92,015
Male population 45,115 49.0%
Female population 46,900 51.0%
Average age 38.9
Male population 49.0%
Female population 51.0%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 17,150 18.6%
15 to 24 12,100 13.2%
25 to 34 11,650 12.7%
35 to 44 12,495 13.6%
45 to 54 14,415 15.7%
55 to 64 11,595 12.6%
Over 65 12,615 13.7%
Under 14 18.6%
15 to 24 13.2%
25 to 34 12.7%
35 to 44 13.6%
45 to 54 15.7%
55 to 64 12.6%
Over 65 13.7%
There are 92,015 residents in Clarington, with an average age of 38.9. Males make up 49% of the population, while females account for 51%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Clarington (17,150 individuals), followed by those aged 45 to 54 (14,415 people).

What is the marital status of Clarington residents?

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% of Total
Married 39,380 52.6%
Common law 7,445 9.9%
Single 18,630 24.9%
Separated 2,200 2.9%
Divorced 3,785 5.1%
Widowed 3,425 4.6%
Married 52.6%
Common law 9.9%
Single 24.9%
Separated 2.9%
Divorced 5.1%
Widowed 4.6%
A total of 18,630 people in Clarington have never been married (which represents 24.9% of the population). Wedded people in Clarington (39,380 locals) account for 52.6% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 7,445 people).

What are the employment statistics in Clarington?

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Unemployment rate 7.4%
% of Total
Management 5,100 10.7%
Business, finance and administration 7,195 15.1%
Natural and applied sciences 2,690 5.6%
Health 3,595 7.5%
Education, law, community and government services 6,350 13.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,120 2.4%
Sales and service 10,200 21.4%
Trades and transport 7,940 16.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 810 1.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,650 5.6%
Management 10.7%
Business, finance and administration 15.1%
Natural and applied sciences 5.6%
Health 7.5%
Education, law, community and government services 13.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.4%
Sales and service 21.4%
Trades and transport 16.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.6%
Clarington has an unemployment rate of 7.4%. Regarding the most common jobs in Clarington, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (10,200 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (7,940 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (7,195 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Clarington?

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% of Total
English 89,480 98.0%
French 1,425 1.6%
English and French 115 0.1%
Neither English nor French 250 0.3%
The majority of Clarington residents (that’s 98%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Clarington?

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Median household income $95,753
Median after-tax household income $81,631
The median household income in Clarington is $95,753, while the median after-tax household income sits at $81,631 per year.

How many households are there in Clarington?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 32,840
Owned households 28,940 88.1%
Rented households 3,900 11.9%
Owned households 88.1%
Rented households 11.9%

Household size

Average household size 2.8
% of Total
1 person 5,755 17.5%
2 person 10,855 33.0%
3 person 6,070 18.5%
4 person 6,720 20.5%
5 person 3,445 10.5%
1 person 17.5%
2 person 33.0%
3 person 18.5%
4 person 20.5%
5 person 10.5%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 4,885 14.9%
35 to 44 6,465 19.7%
45 to 54 7,875 24.0%
55 to 64 6,465 19.7%
Over 65 7,150 21.8%
Under 34 14.9%
35 to 44 19.7%
45 to 54 24.0%
55 to 64 19.7%
Over 65 21.8%
There is a total of 32,840 households in Clarington, 88.1% of which are owner-occupied and 11.9% 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 (10,855 households), followed by establishments occupied by 4 people (6,720 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is 45 to 54 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Clarington, at 24%.

What are the housing characteristics in Clarington?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 2,470 7.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 2,140 6.5%
Between 1961 and 1970 2,130 6.5%
Between 1971 and 1980 3,140 9.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 5,850 17.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 6,805 20.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 7,135 21.7%
After 2011 3,160 9.6%
Before 1945 7.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 6.5%
Between 1961 and 1970 6.5%
Between 1971 and 1980 9.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 17.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 20.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 21.7%
After 2011 9.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 40 0.1%
1 bedroom 1,290 3.9%
2 bedrooms 4,465 13.6%
3 bedrooms 15,615 47.6%
4 or more bedroom 11,425 34.8%
No bedrooms 0.1%
1 bedroom 3.9%
2 bedrooms 13.6%
2 bedrooms 47.6%
4 or more bedroom 34.8%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 25,955 79.0%
Apartments 265 0.8%
Attached homes 6,545 19.9%
Movable homes 75 0.2%
Single-detached homes 79.0%
Apartments 0.8%
Attached homes 19.9%
Movable homes 0.2%
Median home value $400,945
Average home value $447,499

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 23,450 71.4%
Major repairs 1,250 3.8%
Minor repairs 8,135 24.8%
Regular maintenance 71.4%
Minor repairs 24.8%
Major repairs 3.8%
Single-detached houses account for 79% of the residential buildings in Clarington. Apartments make up 0.8% of the Clarington housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $400,945 and the average figure sits at $447,499. Of all the properties in Clarington, 3 bedrooms units include 15,615 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 11,425 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (71.4%) and minor repairs (24.8%).

What is the education level in Clarington?

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% of Total
No diploma 12,385 16.7%
High school diploma 21,735 29.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 5,465 7.4%
College diploma 21,825 29.5%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,260 1.7%
University degree 11,395 15.4%
No diploma 16.7%
High school diploma 29.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.4%
College diploma 29.5%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.7%
University degree 15.4%
Approximately 29.4% of the population in Clarington has a high school diploma (that’s 21,735 residents). Clarington locals holding a college diploma (21,825 people) account for 29.5% of the resident pool. Additionally, 15.4% of them hold a university degree (11,395 people).

What is the average commute time in Clarington?

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Average commute time 32 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 40,650 91.0%
By public transit 2,370 5.3%
By bicycle/by walking 1,215 2.7%
By other methods 395 0.9%
By car, truck or van 91.0%
By public transit 5.3%
By bicycle/by walking 2.7%
By other methods 0.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 11,025 28.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 28,035 71.6%
Commute to a different province 120 0.3%
Commute within the same municipality 28.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 71.6%
Commute to a different province 0.3%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 10,010 22.4%
15 to 29 minutes 14,485 32.5%
30 to 44 minutes 8,515 19.1%
45 to 59 minutes 3,730 8.4%
More than 60 minutes 7,890 17.7%
Less than 15 minutes 22.4%
15 to 29 minutes 32.5%
30 to 44 minutes 19.1%
45 to 59 minutes 8.4%
More than 60 minutes 17.7%
Most employed people in Clarington (14,485 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (10,010 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Clarington is 32 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 (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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