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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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 717,960
Male population 351,545 49.0%
Female population 366,415 51.0%
Average age 41.1
Male population 49.0%
Female population 51.0%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 109,320 15.2%
15 to 24 96,325 13.4%
25 to 34 100,160 14.0%
35 to 44 91,190 12.7%
45 to 54 98,020 13.6%
55 to 64 103,535 14.4%
Over 65 119,400 16.6%
Under 14 15.2%
15 to 24 13.4%
25 to 34 14.0%
35 to 44 12.7%
45 to 54 13.6%
55 to 64 14.4%
Over 65 16.6%
There are 717,960 residents in Mississauga, with an average age of 41.1. Males make up 49% of the population, while females account for 51%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Mississauga (119,400 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (109,320 people).

What is the marital status of Mississauga residents?

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% of Total
Married 316,235 52.0%
Common law 26,750 4.4%
Single 190,760 31.3%
Separated 14,180 2.3%
Divorced 30,475 5.0%
Widowed 30,240 5.0%
Married 52.0%
Common law 4.4%
Single 31.3%
Separated 2.3%
Divorced 5.0%
Widowed 5.0%
A total of 190,760 people in Mississauga have never been married (which represents 31.3% of the population). Wedded people in Mississauga (316,235 locals) account for 52% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 4.4% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 26,750 people).

What are the employment statistics in Mississauga?

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Unemployment rate 14.0%
% of Total
Management 4,955 1.3%
Business, finance and administration 82,165 22.1%
Natural and applied sciences 48,950 13.2%
Health 23,720 6.4%
Education, law, community and government services 34,620 9.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 9,330 2.5%
Sales and service 90,300 24.3%
Trades and transport 56,875 15.3%
Natural resources and agriculture 2,295 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 18,080 4.9%
Management 1.3%
Business, finance and administration 22.1%
Natural and applied sciences 13.2%
Health 6.4%
Education, law, community and government services 9.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.5%
Sales and service 24.3%
Trades and transport 15.3%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.9%
Mississauga has an unemployment rate of 14%. Regarding the most common jobs in Mississauga, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (90,300 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (82,165 individuals) and Trades and transport (56,875 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Mississauga?

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% of Total
English 676,630 94.6%
French 7,395 1.0%
English and French 6,705 0.9%
Neither English nor French 24,110 3.4%
The majority of Mississauga residents (that’s 94.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Mississauga?

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Median household income $102,000
Median after-tax household income $89,000
The median household income in Mississauga is $102,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $89,000 per year.

How many households are there in Mississauga?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 244,580
Owned households 172,225 70.4%
Rented households 72,355 29.6%
Owned households 70.4%
Rented households 29.6%

Household size

Average household size 2.9
% of Total
1 person 47,335 19.4%
2 person 67,705 27.7%
3 person 47,360 19.4%
4 person 47,210 19.3%
5 person 34,965 14.3%
1 person 19.4%
2 person 27.7%
3 person 19.4%
4 person 19.3%
5 person 14.3%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 28,340 11.6%
35 to 44 40,875 16.7%
45 to 54 51,605 21.1%
55 to 64 58,260 23.8%
Over 65 65,495 26.8%
Under 34 11.6%
35 to 44 16.7%
45 to 54 21.1%
55 to 64 23.8%
Over 65 26.8%
There is a total of 244,580 households in Mississauga, 70.4% of which are owner-occupied and 29.6% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Mississauga is 2.9 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (67,705 households), followed by establishments occupied by 3 people (47,360 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Mississauga, at 26.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in Mississauga?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 3,770 1.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 13,955 5.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 27,360 11.2%
Between 1971 and 1980 47,655 19.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 47,955 19.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 46,745 19.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 39,275 16.1%
After 2011 17,855 7.3%
Before 1945 1.5%
Between 1946 and 1960 5.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 11.2%
Between 1971 and 1980 19.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 19.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 19.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 16.1%
After 2011 7.3%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 1,275 0.5%
1 bedroom 31,240 12.8%
2 bedrooms 49,850 20.4%
3 bedrooms 79,885 32.7%
4 or more bedroom 82,320 33.7%
No bedrooms 0.5%
1 bedroom 12.8%
2 bedrooms 20.4%
2 bedrooms 32.7%
4 or more bedroom 33.7%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 90,660 37.1%
Apartments 66,830 27.3%
Attached homes 86,830 35.5%
Movable homes 255 0.1%
Single-detached homes 37.1%
Apartments 27.3%
Attached homes 35.5%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $900,000
Average home value $999,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 179,580 73.4%
Major repairs 11,625 4.8%
Minor repairs 53,370 21.8%
Regular maintenance 73.4%
Minor repairs 21.8%
Major repairs 4.8%
Single-detached houses account for 37.1% of the residential buildings in Mississauga. Apartments make up 27.3% of the Mississauga housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $900,000 and the average figure sits at $999,000. Of all the properties in Mississauga, 4 or more bedrooms units include 82,320 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 79,885 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (73.4%) and minor repairs (21.8%).

What is the education level in Mississauga?

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% of Total
No diploma 80,295 13.3%
High school diploma 152,265 25.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 22,470 3.7%
College diploma 99,290 16.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 18,635 3.1%
University degree 230,635 38.2%
No diploma 13.3%
High school diploma 25.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 3.7%
College diploma 16.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.1%
University degree 38.2%
Approximately 25.2% of the population in Mississauga has a high school diploma (that’s 152,265 residents). Mississauga locals holding a college diploma (99,290 people) account for 16.4% of the resident pool. Additionally, 38.2% of them hold a university degree (230,635 people).

What is the average commute time in Mississauga?

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Average commute time 28 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 180,545 82.7%
By public transit 24,890 11.4%
By bicycle/by walking 7,065 3.2%
By other methods 5,845 2.7%
By car, truck or van 82.7%
By public transit 11.4%
By bicycle/by walking 3.2%
By other methods 2.7%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 106,490 58.9%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 74,055 40.9%
Commute to a different province 325 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 58.9%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 40.9%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 41,835 19.2%
15 to 29 minutes 83,990 38.5%
30 to 44 minutes 53,060 24.3%
45 to 59 minutes 18,620 8.5%
More than 60 minutes 20,845 9.6%
Less than 15 minutes 19.2%
15 to 29 minutes 38.5%
30 to 44 minutes 24.3%
45 to 59 minutes 8.5%
More than 60 minutes 9.6%
Most employed people in Mississauga (83,990 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (53,060 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Mississauga is 28 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 (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.