Demographics in St. Catharines, ON

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

What is the population of St. Catharines?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 141,490 0.1%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 133,115
Male population 63,490 47.7%
Female population 69,625 52.3%
Average age 43.7
Male population 47.7%
Female population 52.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 18,835 14.2%
15 to 24 16,960 12.7%
25 to 34 16,650 12.5%
35 to 44 14,525 10.9%
45 to 54 18,415 13.8%
55 to 64 18,850 14.2%
Over 65 28,875 21.7%
Under 14 14.2%
15 to 24 12.7%
25 to 34 12.5%
35 to 44 10.9%
45 to 54 13.8%
55 to 64 14.2%
Over 65 21.7%
There are 133,115 residents in St. Catharines, with an average age of 43.7. Males make up 47.7% of the population, while females account for 52.3%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in St. Catharines (28,875 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (18,850 people).

What is the marital status of St. Catharines residents?

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% of Total
Married 50,565 44.2%
Common law 10,035 8.8%
Single 32,190 28.2%
Separated 4,405 3.8%
Divorced 8,315 7.3%
Widowed 8,765 7.7%
Married 44.2%
Common law 8.8%
Single 28.2%
Separated 3.8%
Divorced 7.3%
Widowed 7.7%
A total of 32,190 people in St. Catharines have never been married (which represents 28.2% of the population). Wedded people in St. Catharines (50,565 locals) account for 44.2% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 8.8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 10,035 people).

What are the employment statistics in St. Catharines?

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Unemployment rate 8.1%
% of Total
Management 6,480 10.5%
Business, finance and administration 8,010 13.0%
Natural and applied sciences 2,850 4.6%
Health 4,750 7.7%
Education, law, community and government services 6,975 11.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,710 2.8%
Sales and service 18,445 30.0%
Trades and transport 8,245 13.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,390 2.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,705 4.4%
Management 10.5%
Business, finance and administration 13.0%
Natural and applied sciences 4.6%
Health 7.7%
Education, law, community and government services 11.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.8%
Sales and service 30.0%
Trades and transport 13.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.4%
St. Catharines has an unemployment rate of 8.1%. Regarding the most common jobs in St. Catharines, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (18,445 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (8,245 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (8,010 individuals).

What language is most spoken in St. Catharines?

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% of Total
English 126,575 96.9%
French 2,675 2.0%
English and French 430 0.3%
Neither English nor French 945 0.7%
The majority of St. Catharines residents (that’s 96.9%) speak English.

What is the median household income in St. Catharines?

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Median household income $59,256
Median after-tax household income $53,360
The median household income in St. Catharines is $59,256, while the median after-tax household income sits at $53,360 per year.

How many households are there in St. Catharines?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 56,870
Owned households 37,915 66.7%
Rented households 18,955 33.3%
Owned households 66.7%
Rented households 33.3%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 18,155 31.9%
2 person 20,070 35.3%
3 person 8,330 14.6%
4 person 6,745 11.9%
5 person 3,575 6.3%
1 person 31.9%
2 person 35.3%
3 person 14.6%
4 person 11.9%
5 person 6.3%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 9,265 16.3%
35 to 44 7,840 13.8%
45 to 54 10,705 18.8%
55 to 64 11,120 19.6%
Over 65 17,940 31.6%
Under 34 16.3%
35 to 44 13.8%
45 to 54 18.8%
55 to 64 19.6%
Over 65 31.6%
There is a total of 56,870 households in St. Catharines, 66.7% of which are owner-occupied and 33.3% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in St. Catharines is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (20,070 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (18,155 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in St. Catharines, at 31.6%.

What are the housing characteristics in St. Catharines?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 7,980 14.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 11,785 20.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 10,655 18.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 11,595 20.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 6,445 11.3%
Between 1991 and 2000 4,280 7.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 3,110 5.5%
After 2011 1,025 1.8%
Before 1945 14.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 20.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 18.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 20.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 11.3%
Between 1991 and 2000 7.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 5.5%
After 2011 1.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 180 0.3%
1 bedroom 7,555 13.3%
2 bedrooms 13,950 24.5%
3 bedrooms 23,865 42.0%
4 or more bedroom 11,320 19.9%
No bedrooms 0.3%
1 bedroom 13.3%
2 bedrooms 24.5%
2 bedrooms 42.0%
4 or more bedroom 19.9%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 32,395 57.0%
Apartments 6,135 10.8%
Attached homes 18,255 32.1%
Movable homes 95 0.2%
Single-detached homes 57.0%
Apartments 10.8%
Attached homes 32.1%
Movable homes 0.2%
Median home value $259,909
Average home value $293,123

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 39,485 69.4%
Major repairs 3,470 6.1%
Minor repairs 13,915 24.5%
Regular maintenance 69.4%
Minor repairs 24.5%
Major repairs 6.1%
Single-detached houses account for 57% of the residential buildings in St. Catharines. Apartments make up 10.8% of the St. Catharines housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $259,909 and the average figure sits at $293,123. Of all the properties in St. Catharines, 3 bedrooms units include 23,865 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 13,950 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (69.4%) and minor repairs (24.5%).

What is the education level in St. Catharines?

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% of Total
No diploma 20,160 18.2%
High school diploma 34,445 31.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 8,455 7.6%
College diploma 25,265 22.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,745 1.6%
University degree 20,990 18.9%
No diploma 18.2%
High school diploma 31.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.6%
College diploma 22.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.6%
University degree 18.9%
Approximately 31% of the population in St. Catharines has a high school diploma (that’s 34,445 residents). St. Catharines locals holding a college diploma (25,265 people) account for 22.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 18.9% of them hold a university degree (20,990 people).

What is the average commute time in St. Catharines?

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Average commute time 21 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 51,040 88.6%
By public transit 2,450 4.2%
By bicycle/by walking 3,525 6.1%
By other methods 605 1.0%
By car, truck or van 88.6%
By public transit 4.2%
By bicycle/by walking 6.1%
By other methods 1.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 29,800 58.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 21,240 41.5%
Commute to a different province 120 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 58.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 41.5%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 22,040 38.2%
15 to 29 minutes 22,850 39.7%
30 to 44 minutes 6,600 11.4%
45 to 59 minutes 2,530 4.4%
More than 60 minutes 3,600 6.2%
Less than 15 minutes 38.2%
15 to 29 minutes 39.7%
30 to 44 minutes 11.4%
45 to 59 minutes 4.4%
More than 60 minutes 6.2%
Most employed people in St. Catharines (22,850 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (22,040 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in St. Catharines is 21 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed St. Catharines 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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