Demographics in London, ON

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

What is the population of London?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 430,828 1.7%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 383,825
Male population 185,610 48.4%
Female population 198,215 51.6%
Average age 40.5
Male population 48.4%
Female population 51.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 61,880 16.1%
15 to 24 52,870 13.8%
25 to 34 54,805 14.3%
35 to 44 46,795 12.2%
45 to 54 53,085 13.8%
55 to 64 50,640 13.2%
Over 65 63,755 16.6%
Under 14 16.1%
15 to 24 13.8%
25 to 34 14.3%
35 to 44 12.2%
45 to 54 13.8%
55 to 64 13.2%
Over 65 16.6%
There are 383,825 residents in London, with an average age of 40.5. Males make up 48.4% of the population, while females account for 51.6%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in London (63,755 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (61,880 people).

What is the marital status of London residents?

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% of Total
Married 142,365 44.2%
Common law 29,845 9.3%
Single 98,445 30.6%
Separated 11,175 3.5%
Divorced 21,890 6.8%
Widowed 18,220 5.7%
Married 44.2%
Common law 9.3%
Single 30.6%
Separated 3.5%
Divorced 6.8%
Widowed 5.7%
A total of 98,445 people in London have never been married (which represents 30.6% of the population). Wedded people in London (142,365 locals) account for 44.2% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.3% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 29,845 people).

What are the employment statistics in London?

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Unemployment rate 7.9%
% of Total
Management 18,025 9.8%
Business, finance and administration 27,275 14.8%
Natural and applied sciences 11,400 6.2%
Health 16,460 8.9%
Education, law, community and government services 25,170 13.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 5,120 2.8%
Sales and service 46,270 25.1%
Trades and transport 22,540 12.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,945 1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 9,820 5.3%
Management 9.8%
Business, finance and administration 14.8%
Natural and applied sciences 6.2%
Health 8.9%
Education, law, community and government services 13.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.8%
Sales and service 25.1%
Trades and transport 12.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.3%
London has an unemployment rate of 7.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in London, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (46,270 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (27,275 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (25,170 individuals).

What language is most spoken in London?

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% of Total
English 366,695 96.6%
French 4,790 1.3%
English and French 2,010 0.5%
Neither English nor French 5,945 1.6%
The majority of London residents (that’s 96.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in London?

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Median household income $62,011
Median after-tax household income $55,255
The median household income in London is $62,011, while the median after-tax household income sits at $55,255 per year.

How many households are there in London?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 163,140
Owned households 98,070 60.1%
Rented households 65,070 39.9%
Owned households 60.1%
Rented households 39.9%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 52,195 32.0%
2 person 55,300 33.9%
3 person 23,975 14.7%
4 person 20,375 12.5%
5 person 11,300 6.9%
1 person 32.0%
2 person 33.9%
3 person 14.7%
4 person 12.5%
5 person 6.9%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 34,720 21.3%
35 to 44 25,985 15.9%
45 to 54 31,615 19.4%
55 to 64 30,835 18.9%
Over 65 39,990 24.5%
Under 34 21.3%
35 to 44 15.9%
45 to 54 19.4%
55 to 64 18.9%
Over 65 24.5%
There is a total of 163,140 households in London, 60.1% of which are owner-occupied and 39.9% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in London is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (55,300 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (52,195 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in London, at 24.5%.

What are the housing characteristics in London?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 18,275 11.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 22,145 13.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 23,485 14.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 27,755 17.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 24,280 14.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 17,880 11.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 20,935 12.8%
After 2011 8,390 5.1%
Before 1945 11.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 13.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 17.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 14.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 11.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 12.8%
After 2011 5.1%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 610 0.4%
1 bedroom 25,035 15.4%
2 bedrooms 41,450 25.4%
3 bedrooms 59,920 36.7%
4 or more bedroom 36,130 22.2%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 15.4%
2 bedrooms 25.4%
2 bedrooms 36.7%
4 or more bedroom 22.2%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 81,150 49.7%
Apartments 33,985 20.8%
Attached homes 47,860 29.3%
Movable homes 150 0.1%
Single-detached homes 49.7%
Apartments 20.8%
Attached homes 29.3%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $259,884
Average home value $296,853

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 115,555 70.8%
Major repairs 9,470 5.8%
Minor repairs 38,115 23.4%
Regular maintenance 70.8%
Minor repairs 23.4%
Major repairs 5.8%
Single-detached houses account for 49.7% of the residential buildings in London. Apartments make up 20.8% of the London housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $259,884 and the average figure sits at $296,853. Of all the properties in London, 3 bedrooms units include 59,920 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 41,450 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (70.8%) and minor repairs (23.4%).

What is the education level in London?

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% of Total
No diploma 51,850 16.4%
High school diploma 88,545 28.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 17,685 5.6%
College diploma 72,540 22.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 5,515 1.7%
University degree 80,175 25.4%
No diploma 16.4%
High school diploma 28.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 5.6%
College diploma 22.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.7%
University degree 25.4%
Approximately 28% of the population in London has a high school diploma (that’s 88,545 residents). London locals holding a college diploma (72,540 people) account for 22.9% of the resident pool. Additionally, 25.4% of them hold a university degree (80,175 people).

What is the average commute time in London?

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Average commute time 22 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 142,030 82.7%
By public transit 15,825 9.2%
By bicycle/by walking 12,340 7.2%
By other methods 1,595 0.9%
By car, truck or van 82.7%
By public transit 9.2%
By bicycle/by walking 7.2%
By other methods 0.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 133,605 87.6%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 18,550 12.2%
Commute to a different province 350 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 87.6%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 12.2%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 51,185 29.8%
15 to 29 minutes 78,300 45.6%
30 to 44 minutes 26,430 15.4%
45 to 59 minutes 7,180 4.2%
More than 60 minutes 8,690 5.1%
Less than 15 minutes 29.8%
15 to 29 minutes 45.6%
30 to 44 minutes 15.4%
45 to 59 minutes 4.2%
More than 60 minutes 5.1%
Most employed people in London (78,300 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (51,185 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in London is 22 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed London 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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