Demographics in Oakville, ON

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

What is the population of Oakville?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 213,760
Male population 103,480 48.4%
Female population 110,280 51.6%
Average age 40.4
Male population 48.4%
Female population 51.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 38,435 18.0%
15 to 24 30,040 14.0%
25 to 34 20,490 9.6%
35 to 44 27,860 13.0%
45 to 54 35,395 16.6%
55 to 64 27,935 13.1%
Over 65 33,595 15.7%
Under 14 18.0%
15 to 24 14.0%
25 to 34 9.6%
35 to 44 13.0%
45 to 54 16.6%
55 to 64 13.1%
Over 65 15.7%
There are 213,760 residents in Oakville, with an average age of 40.4. Males make up 48.4% of the population, while females account for 51.6%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Oakville (38,435 individuals), followed by those aged 45 to 54 (35,395 people).

What is the marital status of Oakville residents?

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% of Total
Married 99,815 56.9%
Common law 7,965 4.5%
Single 48,125 27.4%
Separated 3,710 2.1%
Divorced 7,855 4.5%
Widowed 7,860 4.5%
Married 56.9%
Common law 4.5%
Single 27.4%
Separated 2.1%
Divorced 4.5%
Widowed 4.5%
A total of 48,125 people in Oakville have never been married (which represents 27.4% of the population). Wedded people in Oakville (99,815 locals) account for 56.9% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 4.5% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 7,965 people).

What are the employment statistics in Oakville?

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Unemployment rate 11.7%
% of Total
Management 3,535 3.2%
Business, finance and administration 27,150 24.8%
Natural and applied sciences 14,760 13.5%
Health 7,450 6.8%
Education, law, community and government services 12,590 11.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 4,190 3.8%
Sales and service 25,870 23.6%
Trades and transport 10,235 9.3%
Natural resources and agriculture 990 0.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,765 2.5%
Management 3.2%
Business, finance and administration 24.8%
Natural and applied sciences 13.5%
Health 6.8%
Education, law, community and government services 11.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.8%
Sales and service 23.6%
Trades and transport 9.3%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.5%
Oakville has an unemployment rate of 11.7%. Regarding the most common jobs in Oakville, people working in Business, finance and administration account for the largest share of the local workforce (27,150 individuals), followed by those in Sales and service (25,870 individuals) and Natural and applied science (14,760 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Oakville?

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% of Total
English 202,470 95.1%
French 3,270 1.5%
English and French 2,410 1.1%
Neither English nor French 4,760 2.2%
The majority of Oakville residents (that’s 95.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Oakville?

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Median household income $128,000
Median after-tax household income $108,000
The median household income in Oakville is $128,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $108,000 per year.

How many households are there in Oakville?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 73,555
Owned households 57,025 77.5%
Rented households 16,530 22.5%
Owned households 77.5%
Rented households 22.5%

Household size

Average household size 2.9
% of Total
1 person 13,425 18.2%
2 person 20,490 27.8%
3 person 14,040 19.1%
4 person 16,660 22.6%
5 person 8,950 12.2%
1 person 18.2%
2 person 27.8%
3 person 19.1%
4 person 22.6%
5 person 12.2%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 6,495 8.8%
35 to 44 13,370 18.2%
45 to 54 19,345 26.3%
55 to 64 15,745 21.4%
Over 65 18,605 25.3%
Under 34 8.8%
35 to 44 18.2%
45 to 54 26.3%
55 to 64 21.4%
Over 65 25.3%
There is a total of 73,555 households in Oakville, 77.5% of which are owner-occupied and 22.5% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Oakville is 2.9 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (20,490 households), followed by establishments occupied by 4 people (16,660 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is 45 to 54 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Oakville, at 26.3%.

What are the housing characteristics in Oakville?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 1,225 1.7%
Between 1946 and 1960 4,730 6.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 5,610 7.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 8,330 11.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 13,595 18.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 11,910 16.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 14,535 19.8%
After 2011 13,620 18.5%
Before 1945 1.7%
Between 1946 and 1960 6.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 7.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 11.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 18.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 16.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 19.8%
After 2011 18.5%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 295 0.4%
1 bedroom 5,095 6.9%
2 bedrooms 10,885 14.8%
3 bedrooms 23,715 32.2%
4 or more bedroom 33,565 45.6%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 6.9%
2 bedrooms 14.8%
2 bedrooms 32.2%
4 or more bedroom 45.6%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 43,130 58.6%
Apartments 8,955 12.2%
Attached homes 21,470 29.2%
Single-detached homes 58.6%
Apartments 12.2%
Attached homes 29.2%
Median home value $1,200,000
Average home value $1,388,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 56,105 76.3%
Major repairs 2,420 3.3%
Minor repairs 15,030 20.4%
Regular maintenance 76.3%
Minor repairs 20.4%
Major repairs 3.3%
Single-detached houses account for 58.6% of the residential buildings in Oakville. Apartments make up 12.2% of the Oakville housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $1,200,000 and the average figure sits at $1,388,000. Of all the properties in Oakville, 4 or more bedrooms units include 33,565 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 23,715 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (76.3%) and minor repairs (20.4%).

What is the education level in Oakville?

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% of Total
No diploma 18,145 10.4%
High school diploma 36,890 21.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 4,910 2.8%
College diploma 25,865 14.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 4,580 2.6%
University degree 83,230 47.9%
No diploma 10.4%
High school diploma 21.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 2.8%
College diploma 14.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.6%
University degree 47.9%
Approximately 21.2% of the population in Oakville has a high school diploma (that’s 36,890 residents). Oakville locals holding a college diploma (25,865 people) account for 14.9% of the resident pool. Additionally, 47.9% of them hold a university degree (83,230 people).

What is the average commute time in Oakville?

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Average commute time 26 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 46,305 85.2%
By public transit 3,850 7.1%
By bicycle/by walking 2,270 4.2%
By other methods 1,890 3.5%
By car, truck or van 85.2%
By public transit 7.1%
By bicycle/by walking 4.2%
By other methods 3.5%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 21,685 46.6%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 24,740 53.1%
Commute to a different province 130 0.3%
Commute within the same municipality 46.6%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 53.1%
Commute to a different province 0.3%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 14,895 27.4%
15 to 29 minutes 17,515 32.2%
30 to 44 minutes 11,985 22.1%
45 to 59 minutes 5,055 9.3%
More than 60 minutes 4,860 9.0%
Less than 15 minutes 27.4%
15 to 29 minutes 32.2%
30 to 44 minutes 22.1%
45 to 59 minutes 9.3%
More than 60 minutes 9.0%
Most employed people in Oakville (17,515 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (14,895 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Oakville is 26 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Oakville 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 (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.