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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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 422,325
Male population 206,375 48.9%
Female population 215,950 51.1%
Average age 40.7
Male population 48.9%
Female population 51.1%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 69,020 16.3%
15 to 24 54,745 13.0%
25 to 34 64,595 15.3%
35 to 44 54,895 13.0%
45 to 54 49,485 11.7%
55 to 64 54,520 12.9%
Over 65 75,070 17.8%
Under 14 16.3%
15 to 24 13.0%
25 to 34 15.3%
35 to 44 13.0%
45 to 54 11.7%
55 to 64 12.9%
Over 65 17.8%
There are 422,325 residents in London, with an average age of 40.7. Males make up 48.9% of the population, while females account for 51.1%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in London (75,070 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (69,020 people).

What is the marital status of London residents?

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% of Total
Married 152,780 43.2%
Common law 34,605 9.8%
Single 112,185 31.8%
Separated 11,470 3.2%
Divorced 23,100 6.5%
Widowed 19,160 5.4%
Married 43.2%
Common law 9.8%
Single 31.8%
Separated 3.2%
Divorced 6.5%
Widowed 5.4%
A total of 112,185 people in London have never been married (which represents 31.8% of the population). Wedded people in London (152,780 locals) account for 43.2% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 34,605 people).

What are the employment statistics in London?

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Unemployment rate 13.3%
% of Total
Management 1,845 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 33,120 15.9%
Natural and applied sciences 16,365 7.9%
Health 20,400 9.8%
Education, law, community and government services 26,920 13.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 5,775 2.8%
Sales and service 55,525 26.7%
Trades and transport 32,650 15.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 2,615 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 12,645 6.1%
Management 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 15.9%
Natural and applied sciences 7.9%
Health 9.8%
Education, law, community and government services 13.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.8%
Sales and service 26.7%
Trades and transport 15.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 6.1%
London has an unemployment rate of 13.3%. Regarding the most common jobs in London, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (55,525 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (33,120 individuals) and Trades and transport (32,650 individuals).

What language is most spoken in London?

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% of Total
English 403,125 96.4%
French 4,850 1.2%
English and French 2,360 0.6%
Neither English nor French 7,885 1.9%
The majority of London residents (that’s 96.4%) speak English.

What is the median household income in London?

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Median household income $76,500
Median after-tax household income $68,500
The median household income in London is $76,500, while the median after-tax household income sits at $68,500 per year.

How many households are there in London?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 174,655
Owned households 101,555 58.2%
Rented households 73,100 41.8%
Owned households 58.2%
Rented households 41.8%

Household size

Average household size 2.4
% of Total
1 person 54,230 31.0%
2 person 58,315 33.4%
3 person 25,470 14.6%
4 person 22,415 12.8%
5 person 14,225 8.1%
1 person 31.0%
2 person 33.4%
3 person 14.6%
4 person 12.8%
5 person 8.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 36,000 20.6%
35 to 44 29,795 17.1%
45 to 54 29,220 16.7%
55 to 64 32,830 18.8%
Over 65 46,810 26.8%
Under 34 20.6%
35 to 44 17.1%
45 to 54 16.7%
55 to 64 18.8%
Over 65 26.8%
There is a total of 174,655 households in London, 58.2% of which are owner-occupied and 41.8% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in London is 2.4 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (58,315 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (54,230 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in London, at 26.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in London?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 18,130 10.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 21,010 12.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 23,770 13.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 28,495 16.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 24,460 14.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 18,810 10.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 19,725 11.3%
After 2011 20,255 11.6%
Before 1945 10.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 12.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 13.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 16.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 14.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 10.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 11.3%
After 2011 11.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 1,080 0.6%
1 bedroom 26,920 15.4%
2 bedrooms 44,225 25.3%
3 bedrooms 61,340 35.1%
4 or more bedroom 41,095 23.5%
No bedrooms 0.6%
1 bedroom 15.4%
2 bedrooms 25.3%
2 bedrooms 35.1%
4 or more bedroom 23.5%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 85,275 48.8%
Apartments 37,550 21.5%
Attached homes 51,675 29.6%
Movable homes 160 0.1%
Single-detached homes 48.8%
Apartments 21.5%
Attached homes 29.6%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $548,000
Average home value $583,500

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 126,555 72.5%
Major repairs 9,555 5.5%
Minor repairs 38,550 22.1%
Regular maintenance 72.5%
Minor repairs 22.1%
Major repairs 5.5%
Single-detached houses account for 48.8% of the residential buildings in London. Apartments make up 21.5% of the London housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $548,000 and the average figure sits at $583,500. Of all the properties in London, 3 bedrooms units include 61,340 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 44,225 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (72.5%) and minor repairs (22.1%).

What is the education level in London?

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% of Total
No diploma 51,155 14.7%
High school diploma 94,620 27.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 16,285 4.7%
College diploma 76,895 22.1%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 7,320 2.1%
University degree 101,045 29.1%
No diploma 14.7%
High school diploma 27.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 4.7%
College diploma 22.1%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.1%
University degree 29.1%
Approximately 27.2% of the population in London has a high school diploma (that’s 94,620 residents). London locals holding a college diploma (76,895 people) account for 22.1% of the resident pool. Additionally, 29.1% of them hold a university degree (101,045 people).

What is the average commute time in London?

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Average commute time 21 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 118,720 85.9%
By public transit 8,790 6.4%
By bicycle/by walking 7,585 5.5%
By other methods 3,060 2.2%
By car, truck or van 85.9%
By public transit 6.4%
By bicycle/by walking 5.5%
By other methods 2.2%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 99,230 85.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 16,370 14.1%
Commute to a different province 200 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 85.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 14.1%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 47,460 34.4%
15 to 29 minutes 59,460 43.0%
30 to 44 minutes 18,880 13.7%
45 to 59 minutes 6,005 4.4%
More than 60 minutes 6,345 4.6%
Less than 15 minutes 34.4%
15 to 29 minutes 43.0%
30 to 44 minutes 13.7%
45 to 59 minutes 4.4%
More than 60 minutes 4.6%
Most employed people in London (59,460 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (47,460 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in London is 21 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 (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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