Demographics in Mississauga, ON

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

What is the population of Mississauga?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 774,116 0.6%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 721,595
Male population 351,930 48.8%
Female population 369,665 51.2%
Average age 39.6
Male population 48.8%
Female population 51.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 120,930 16.8%
15 to 24 102,855 14.2%
25 to 34 91,865 12.7%
35 to 44 93,555 13.0%
45 to 54 114,695 15.9%
55 to 64 95,930 13.3%
Over 65 101,780 14.1%
Under 14 16.8%
15 to 24 14.2%
25 to 34 12.7%
35 to 44 13.0%
45 to 54 15.9%
55 to 64 13.3%
Over 65 14.1%
There are 721,595 residents in Mississauga, with an average age of 39.6. Males make up 48.8% of the population, while females account for 51.2%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Mississauga (120,930 individuals), followed by those aged 45 to 54 (114,695 people).

What is the marital status of Mississauga residents?

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% of Total
Married 319,385 53.2%
Common law 25,950 4.3%
Single 181,745 30.3%
Separated 14,875 2.5%
Divorced 29,690 4.9%
Widowed 29,025 4.8%
Married 53.2%
Common law 4.3%
Single 30.3%
Separated 2.5%
Divorced 4.9%
Widowed 4.8%
A total of 181,745 people in Mississauga have never been married (which represents 30.3% of the population). Wedded people in Mississauga (319,385 locals) account for 53.2% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 4.3% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 25,950 people).

What are the employment statistics in Mississauga?

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Unemployment rate 8.3%
% of Total
Management 42,445 11.7%
Business, finance and administration 70,285 19.4%
Natural and applied sciences 35,805 9.9%
Health 20,275 5.6%
Education, law, community and government services 33,175 9.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 8,575 2.4%
Sales and service 86,755 24.0%
Trades and transport 43,750 12.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 2,250 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 18,375 5.1%
Management 11.7%
Business, finance and administration 19.4%
Natural and applied sciences 9.9%
Health 5.6%
Education, law, community and government services 9.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.4%
Sales and service 24.0%
Trades and transport 12.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.1%
Mississauga has an unemployment rate of 8.3%. Regarding the most common jobs in Mississauga, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (86,755 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (70,285 individuals) and Trades and transport (43,750 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Mississauga?

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% of Total
English 676,435 94.2%
French 8,265 1.2%
English and French 7,885 1.1%
Neither English nor French 25,270 3.5%
The majority of Mississauga residents (that’s 94.2%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Mississauga?

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Median household income $83,018
Median after-tax household income $72,657
The median household income in Mississauga is $83,018, while the median after-tax household income sits at $72,657 per year.

How many households are there in Mississauga?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 240,910
Owned households 174,125 72.3%
Rented households 66,785 27.7%
Owned households 72.3%
Rented households 27.7%

Household size

Average household size 3.0
% of Total
1 person 44,965 18.7%
2 person 63,670 26.4%
3 person 46,625 19.4%
4 person 49,340 20.5%
5 person 36,315 15.1%
1 person 18.7%
2 person 26.4%
3 person 19.4%
4 person 20.5%
5 person 15.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 27,985 11.6%
35 to 44 43,705 18.1%
45 to 54 61,775 25.6%
55 to 64 53,715 22.3%
Over 65 53,730 22.3%
Under 34 11.6%
35 to 44 18.1%
45 to 54 25.6%
55 to 64 22.3%
Over 65 22.3%
There is a total of 240,910 households in Mississauga, 72.3% of which are owner-occupied and 27.7% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Mississauga is 3.0 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (63,670 households), followed by establishments occupied by 4 people (49,340 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is 45 to 54 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Mississauga, at 25.6%.

What are the housing characteristics in Mississauga?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 3,535 1.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 14,720 6.1%
Between 1961 and 1970 27,435 11.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 49,025 20.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 48,655 20.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 47,080 19.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 41,470 17.2%
After 2011 9,000 3.7%
Before 1945 1.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 6.1%
Between 1961 and 1970 11.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 20.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 20.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 19.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 17.2%
After 2011 3.7%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 685 0.3%
1 bedroom 28,185 11.7%
2 bedrooms 47,775 19.8%
3 bedrooms 82,210 34.1%
4 or more bedroom 82,060 34.1%
No bedrooms 0.3%
1 bedroom 11.7%
2 bedrooms 19.8%
2 bedrooms 34.1%
4 or more bedroom 34.1%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 90,780 37.7%
Apartments 63,130 26.2%
Attached homes 86,670 36.0%
Movable homes 335 0.1%
Single-detached homes 37.7%
Apartments 26.2%
Attached homes 36.0%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $599,824
Average home value $642,468

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 176,090 73.1%
Major repairs 11,270 4.7%
Minor repairs 53,555 22.2%
Regular maintenance 73.1%
Minor repairs 22.2%
Major repairs 4.7%
Single-detached houses account for 37.7% of the residential buildings in Mississauga. Apartments make up 26.2% of the Mississauga housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $599,824 and the average figure sits at $642,468. Of all the properties in Mississauga, 3 bedrooms units include 82,210 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 82,060 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (73.1%) and minor repairs (22.2%).

What is the education level in Mississauga?

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% of Total
No diploma 89,995 15.1%
High school diploma 155,855 26.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 26,900 4.5%
College diploma 105,465 17.7%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 17,205 2.9%
University degree 199,350 33.5%
No diploma 15.1%
High school diploma 26.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 4.5%
College diploma 17.7%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.9%
University degree 33.5%
Approximately 26.2% of the population in Mississauga has a high school diploma (that’s 155,855 residents). Mississauga locals holding a college diploma (105,465 people) account for 17.7% of the resident pool. Additionally, 33.5% of them hold a university degree (199,350 people).

What is the average commute time in Mississauga?

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Average commute time 32 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 262,220 78.0%
By public transit 60,750 18.1%
By bicycle/by walking 10,010 3.0%
By other methods 3,135 0.9%
By car, truck or van 78.0%
By public transit 18.1%
By bicycle/by walking 3.0%
By other methods 0.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 159,935 54.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 135,560 45.8%
Commute to a different province 690 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 54.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 45.8%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 51,135 15.2%
15 to 29 minutes 114,590 34.1%
30 to 44 minutes 81,025 24.1%
45 to 59 minutes 35,955 10.7%
More than 60 minutes 53,405 15.9%
Less than 15 minutes 15.2%
15 to 29 minutes 34.1%
30 to 44 minutes 24.1%
45 to 59 minutes 10.7%
More than 60 minutes 15.9%
Most employed people in Mississauga (114,590 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (81,025 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Mississauga is 32 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Mississauga 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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