Demographics in Toronto, ON

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

What is the population of Toronto?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 2,794,355
Male population 1,350,865 48.3%
Female population 1,443,490 51.7%
Average age 41.5
Male population 48.3%
Female population 51.7%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 384,295 13.8%
15 to 24 320,460 11.5%
25 to 34 490,740 17.6%
35 to 44 399,630 14.3%
45 to 54 359,935 12.9%
55 to 64 362,315 13.0%
Over 65 476,985 17.1%
Under 14 13.8%
15 to 24 11.5%
25 to 34 17.6%
35 to 44 14.3%
45 to 54 12.9%
55 to 64 13.0%
Over 65 17.1%
There are 2,794,355 residents in Toronto, with an average age of 41.5. Males make up 48.3% of the population, while females account for 51.7%. Locals 25 to 34 years old represent the largest age group in Toronto (490,740 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (476,985 people).

What is the marital status of Toronto residents?

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% of Total
Married 1,020,980 42.4%
Common law 192,430 8.0%
Single 853,580 35.4%
Separated 67,320 2.8%
Divorced 154,535 6.4%
Widowed 121,210 5.0%
Married 42.4%
Common law 8.0%
Single 35.4%
Separated 2.8%
Divorced 6.4%
Widowed 5.0%
A total of 853,580 people in Toronto have never been married (which represents 35.4% of the population). Wedded people in Toronto (1,020,980 locals) account for 42.4% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 192,430 people).

What are the employment statistics in Toronto?

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Unemployment rate 13.9%
% of Total
Management 24,775 1.7%
Business, finance and administration 315,270 21.5%
Natural and applied sciences 159,770 10.9%
Health 105,465 7.2%
Education, law, community and government services 181,940 12.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 83,130 5.7%
Sales and service 350,245 23.9%
Trades and transport 175,505 12.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 8,350 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 59,140 4.0%
Management 1.7%
Business, finance and administration 21.5%
Natural and applied sciences 10.9%
Health 7.2%
Education, law, community and government services 12.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 5.7%
Sales and service 23.9%
Trades and transport 12.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.0%
Toronto has an unemployment rate of 13.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in Toronto, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (350,245 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (315,270 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (181,940 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Toronto?

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% of Total
English 2,590,345 93.4%
French 38,695 1.4%
English and French 22,190 0.8%
Neither English nor French 121,390 4.4%
The majority of Toronto residents (that’s 93.4%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Toronto?

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Median household income $84,000
Median after-tax household income $74,000
The median household income in Toronto is $84,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $74,000 per year.

How many households are there in Toronto?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 1,160,895
Owned households 602,925 51.9%
Rented households 557,970 48.1%
Owned households 51.9%
Rented households 48.1%

Household size

Average household size 2.4
% of Total
1 person 385,765 33.2%
2 person 353,415 30.4%
3 person 178,225 15.4%
4 person 147,360 12.7%
5 person 96,120 8.3%
1 person 33.2%
2 person 30.4%
3 person 15.4%
4 person 12.7%
5 person 8.3%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 236,575 20.4%
35 to 44 210,570 18.1%
45 to 54 204,790 17.6%
55 to 64 215,740 18.6%
Over 65 293,205 25.3%
Under 34 20.4%
35 to 44 18.1%
45 to 54 17.6%
55 to 64 18.6%
Over 65 25.3%
There is a total of 1,160,895 households in Toronto, 51.9% of which are owner-occupied and 48.1% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Toronto is 2.4 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (385,765 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (353,415 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Toronto, at 25.3%.

What are the housing characteristics in Toronto?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 169,710 14.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 170,475 14.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 170,450 14.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 163,535 14.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 109,780 9.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 92,980 8.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 122,970 10.6%
After 2011 160,985 13.9%
Before 1945 14.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 14.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 14.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 9.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 8.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 10.6%
After 2011 13.9%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 28,765 2.5%
1 bedroom 330,340 28.5%
2 bedrooms 334,320 28.8%
3 bedrooms 268,505 23.1%
4 or more bedroom 198,960 17.1%
No bedrooms 2.5%
1 bedroom 28.5%
2 bedrooms 28.8%
2 bedrooms 23.1%
4 or more bedroom 17.1%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 270,490 23.3%
Apartments 542,625 46.7%
Attached homes 347,695 30.0%
Movable homes 85 0.0%
Single-detached homes 23.3%
Apartments 46.7%
Attached homes 30.0%
Median home value $900,000
Average home value $1,131,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 818,885 70.5%
Major repairs 74,480 6.4%
Minor repairs 267,530 23.0%
Regular maintenance 70.5%
Minor repairs 23.0%
Major repairs 6.4%
Single-detached houses account for 23.3% of the residential buildings in Toronto. Apartments make up 46.7% of the Toronto housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $900,000 and the average figure sits at $1,131,000. Of all the properties in Toronto, 2 bedrooms units include 334,320 (the highest share) and 1 bedroom units have 330,340 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (70.5%) and minor repairs (23%).

What is the education level in Toronto?

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% of Total
No diploma 339,500 14.3%
High school diploma 555,590 23.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 80,935 3.4%
College diploma 356,760 15.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 68,545 2.9%
University degree 976,620 41.1%
No diploma 14.3%
High school diploma 23.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 3.4%
College diploma 15.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.9%
University degree 41.1%
Approximately 23.4% of the population in Toronto has a high school diploma (that’s 555,590 residents). Toronto locals holding a college diploma (356,760 people) account for 15% of the resident pool. Additionally, 41.1% of them hold a university degree (976,620 people).

What is the average commute time in Toronto?

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Average commute time 31 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 482,480 61.0%
By public transit 207,680 26.2%
By bicycle/by walking 76,365 9.6%
By other methods 24,945 3.2%
By car, truck or van 61.0%
By public transit 26.2%
By bicycle/by walking 9.6%
By other methods 3.2%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 514,695 79.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 132,960 20.5%
Commute to a different province 1,530 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 79.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 20.5%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 130,355 16.5%
15 to 29 minutes 251,795 31.8%
30 to 44 minutes 222,015 28.0%
45 to 59 minutes 88,655 11.2%
More than 60 minutes 98,655 12.5%
Less than 15 minutes 16.5%
15 to 29 minutes 31.8%
30 to 44 minutes 28.0%
45 to 59 minutes 11.2%
More than 60 minutes 12.5%
Most employed people in Toronto (251,795 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (222,015 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Toronto is 31 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Toronto 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.

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