Demographics in Pickering, ON

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

What is the population of Pickering?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 99,185
Male population 48,095 48.5%
Female population 51,090 51.5%
Average age 40.9
Male population 48.5%
Female population 51.5%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 16,405 16.5%
15 to 24 12,190 12.3%
25 to 34 13,250 13.4%
35 to 44 13,190 13.3%
45 to 54 12,850 13.0%
55 to 64 14,870 15.0%
Over 65 16,435 16.6%
Under 14 16.5%
15 to 24 12.3%
25 to 34 13.4%
35 to 44 13.3%
45 to 54 13.0%
55 to 64 15.0%
Over 65 16.6%
There are 99,185 residents in Pickering, with an average age of 40.9. Males make up 48.5% of the population, while females account for 51.5%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Pickering (16,435 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (16,405 people).

What is the marital status of Pickering residents?

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% of Total
Married 42,865 51.8%
Common law 5,265 6.4%
Single 24,345 29.4%
Separated 2,040 2.5%
Divorced 4,130 5.0%
Widowed 4,140 5.0%
Married 51.8%
Common law 6.4%
Single 29.4%
Separated 2.5%
Divorced 5.0%
Widowed 5.0%
A total of 24,345 people in Pickering have never been married (which represents 29.4% of the population). Wedded people in Pickering (42,865 locals) account for 51.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 6.4% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 5,265 people).

What are the employment statistics in Pickering?

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Unemployment rate 12.9%
% of Total
Management 800 1.5%
Business, finance and administration 11,605 22.3%
Natural and applied sciences 5,375 10.3%
Health 3,400 6.5%
Education, law, community and government services 6,490 12.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,540 3.0%
Sales and service 12,370 23.8%
Trades and transport 8,185 15.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 635 1.2%
Manufacturing and utilities 1,585 3.0%
Management 1.5%
Business, finance and administration 22.3%
Natural and applied sciences 10.3%
Health 6.5%
Education, law, community and government services 12.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.0%
Sales and service 23.8%
Trades and transport 15.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.2%
Manufacturing and utilities 3.0%
Pickering has an unemployment rate of 12.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in Pickering, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (12,370 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (11,605 individuals) and Trades and transport (8,185 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Pickering?

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% of Total
English 95,855 97.1%
French 1,115 1.1%
English and French 500 0.5%
Neither English nor French 1,285 1.3%
The majority of Pickering residents (that’s 97.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Pickering?

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Median household income $118,000
Median after-tax household income $102,000
The median household income in Pickering is $118,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $102,000 per year.

How many households are there in Pickering?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 33,430
Owned households 28,470 85.2%
Rented households 4,960 14.8%
Owned households 85.2%
Rented households 14.8%

Household size

Average household size 3.0
% of Total
1 person 5,740 17.2%
2 person 9,715 29.1%
3 person 6,445 19.3%
4 person 6,805 20.4%
5 person 4,720 14.1%
1 person 17.2%
2 person 29.1%
3 person 19.3%
4 person 20.4%
5 person 14.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 3,600 10.8%
35 to 44 6,045 18.1%
45 to 54 6,745 20.2%
55 to 64 8,100 24.2%
Over 65 8,940 26.7%
Under 34 10.8%
35 to 44 18.1%
45 to 54 20.2%
55 to 64 24.2%
Over 65 26.7%
There is a total of 33,430 households in Pickering, 85.2% of which are owner-occupied and 14.8% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Pickering is 3.0 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (9,715 households), followed by establishments occupied by 4 people (6,805 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Pickering, at 26.7%.

What are the housing characteristics in Pickering?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 710 2.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 1,355 4.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 3,140 9.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 5,210 15.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 8,960 26.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 6,545 19.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 2,995 9.0%
After 2011 4,515 13.5%
Before 1945 2.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 4.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 9.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 15.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 26.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 19.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 9.0%
After 2011 13.5%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 70 0.2%
1 bedroom 1,685 5.0%
2 bedrooms 3,765 11.3%
3 bedrooms 12,820 38.4%
4 or more bedroom 15,085 45.1%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 5.0%
2 bedrooms 11.3%
2 bedrooms 38.4%
4 or more bedroom 45.1%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 19,915 59.6%
Apartments 3,060 9.2%
Attached homes 10,430 31.2%
Movable homes 20 0.1%
Single-detached homes 59.6%
Apartments 9.2%
Attached homes 31.2%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $880,000
Average home value $929,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 24,715 73.9%
Major repairs 1,205 3.6%
Minor repairs 7,510 22.5%
Regular maintenance 73.9%
Minor repairs 22.5%
Major repairs 3.6%
Single-detached houses account for 59.6% of the residential buildings in Pickering. Apartments make up 9.2% of the Pickering housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $880,000 and the average figure sits at $929,000. Of all the properties in Pickering, 4 or more bedrooms units include 15,085 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 12,820 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (73.9%) and minor repairs (22.5%).

What is the education level in Pickering?

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% of Total
No diploma 9,500 11.6%
High school diploma 23,440 28.5%
Apprenticeship diploma 4,000 4.9%
College diploma 17,880 21.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2,125 2.6%
University degree 25,245 30.7%
No diploma 11.6%
High school diploma 28.5%
Apprenticeship diploma 4.9%
College diploma 21.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.6%
University degree 30.7%
Approximately 28.5% of the population in Pickering has a high school diploma (that’s 23,440 residents). Pickering locals holding a college diploma (17,880 people) account for 21.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 30.7% of them hold a university degree (25,245 people).

What is the average commute time in Pickering?

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Average commute time 31 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 26,000 87.1%
By public transit 2,335 7.8%
By bicycle/by walking 645 2.2%
By other methods 880 3.0%
By car, truck or van 87.1%
By public transit 7.8%
By bicycle/by walking 2.2%
By other methods 3.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 6,485 26.6%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 17,890 73.3%
Commute to a different province 20 0.1%
Commute within the same municipality 26.6%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 73.3%
Commute to a different province 0.1%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 5,605 18.8%
15 to 29 minutes 8,450 28.3%
30 to 44 minutes 8,175 27.4%
45 to 59 minutes 3,820 12.8%
More than 60 minutes 3,810 12.8%
Less than 15 minutes 18.8%
15 to 29 minutes 28.3%
30 to 44 minutes 27.4%
45 to 59 minutes 12.8%
More than 60 minutes 12.8%
Most employed people in Pickering (8,450 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (8,175 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Pickering is 31 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Pickering 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.

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