Demographics in Vaughan, ON

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

What is the population of Vaughan?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 331,572 1.6%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 306,230
Male population 149,055 48.7%
Female population 157,175 51.3%
Average age 39.2
Male population 48.7%
Female population 51.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 57,520 18.8%
15 to 24 41,560 13.6%
25 to 34 33,925 11.1%
35 to 44 42,775 14.0%
45 to 54 49,925 16.3%
55 to 64 37,050 12.1%
Over 65 43,475 14.2%
Under 14 18.8%
15 to 24 13.6%
25 to 34 11.1%
35 to 44 14.0%
45 to 54 16.3%
55 to 64 12.1%
Over 65 14.2%
There are 306,230 residents in Vaughan, with an average age of 39.2. Males make up 48.7% of the population, while females account for 51.3%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Vaughan (57,520 individuals), followed by those aged 45 to 54 (49,925 people).

What is the marital status of Vaughan residents?

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% of Total
Married 147,525 59.3%
Common law 6,965 2.8%
Single 67,875 27.3%
Separated 4,860 2.0%
Divorced 9,390 3.8%
Widowed 12,090 4.9%
Married 59.3%
Common law 2.8%
Single 27.3%
Separated 2.0%
Divorced 3.8%
Widowed 4.9%
A total of 67,875 people in Vaughan have never been married (which represents 27.3% of the population). Wedded people in Vaughan (147,525 locals) account for 59.3% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 2.8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 6,965 people).

What are the employment statistics in Vaughan?

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Unemployment rate 5.8%
% of Total
Management 22,595 14.2%
Business, finance and administration 30,885 19.4%
Natural and applied sciences 14,755 9.2%
Health 8,145 5.1%
Education, law, community and government services 18,415 11.6%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 4,590 2.9%
Sales and service 34,730 21.8%
Trades and transport 18,205 11.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 965 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 6,155 3.9%
Management 14.2%
Business, finance and administration 19.4%
Natural and applied sciences 9.2%
Health 5.1%
Education, law, community and government services 11.6%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.9%
Sales and service 21.8%
Trades and transport 11.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 3.9%
Vaughan has an unemployment rate of 5.8%. Regarding the most common jobs in Vaughan, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (34,730 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (30,885 individuals) and Management (22,595 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Vaughan?

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% of Total
English 287,380 94.3%
French 2,180 0.7%
English and French 2,805 0.9%
Neither English nor French 12,280 4.0%
The majority of Vaughan residents (that’s 94.3%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Vaughan?

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Median household income $105,351
Median after-tax household income $90,615
The median household income in Vaughan is $105,351, while the median after-tax household income sits at $90,615 per year.

How many households are there in Vaughan?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 94,250
Owned households 84,490 89.6%
Rented households 9,760 10.4%
Owned households 89.6%
Rented households 10.4%

Household size

Average household size 3.2
% of Total
1 person 12,155 12.9%
2 person 22,760 24.2%
3 person 18,290 19.4%
4 person 24,125 25.6%
5 person 16,920 18.0%
1 person 12.9%
2 person 24.2%
3 person 19.4%
4 person 25.6%
5 person 18.0%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 8,000 8.5%
35 to 44 19,210 20.4%
45 to 54 25,720 27.3%
55 to 64 19,315 20.5%
Over 65 22,005 23.4%
Under 34 8.5%
35 to 44 20.4%
45 to 54 27.3%
55 to 64 20.5%
Over 65 23.4%
There is a total of 94,250 households in Vaughan, 89.6% of which are owner-occupied and 10.4% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Vaughan is 3.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 4 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (24,125 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (22,760 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is 45 to 54 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Vaughan, at 27.3%.

What are the housing characteristics in Vaughan?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 520 0.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 885 0.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 1,265 1.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 5,000 5.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 20,780 22.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 22,515 23.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 33,445 35.5%
After 2011 9,850 10.4%
Before 1945 0.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 0.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 1.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 5.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 22.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 23.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 35.5%
After 2011 10.4%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 145 0.2%
1 bedroom 5,125 5.4%
2 bedrooms 9,200 9.8%
3 bedrooms 28,455 30.2%
4 or more bedroom 51,335 54.5%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 5.4%
2 bedrooms 9.8%
2 bedrooms 30.2%
4 or more bedroom 54.5%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 61,215 65.0%
Apartments 9,810 10.4%
Attached homes 23,225 24.6%
Movable homes 5 0.0%
Single-detached homes 65.0%
Apartments 10.4%
Attached homes 24.6%
Median home value $801,884
Average home value $893,065

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 73,145 77.6%
Major repairs 2,195 2.3%
Minor repairs 18,915 20.1%
Regular maintenance 77.6%
Minor repairs 20.1%
Major repairs 2.3%
Single-detached houses account for 65% of the residential buildings in Vaughan. Apartments make up 10.4% of the Vaughan housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $801,884 and the average figure sits at $893,065. Of all the properties in Vaughan, 4 or more bedrooms units include 51,335 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 28,455 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (77.6%) and minor repairs (20.1%).

What is the education level in Vaughan?

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% of Total
No diploma 43,715 17.7%
High school diploma 61,890 25.1%
Apprenticeship diploma 12,355 5.0%
College diploma 42,365 17.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 7,015 2.8%
University degree 79,310 32.2%
No diploma 17.7%
High school diploma 25.1%
Apprenticeship diploma 5.0%
College diploma 17.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.8%
University degree 32.2%
Approximately 25.1% of the population in Vaughan has a high school diploma (that’s 61,890 residents). Vaughan locals holding a college diploma (42,365 people) account for 17.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 32.2% of them hold a university degree (79,310 people).

What is the average commute time in Vaughan?

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Average commute time 32 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 123,495 84.2%
By public transit 18,690 12.7%
By bicycle/by walking 2,970 2.0%
By other methods 1,505 1.0%
By car, truck or van 84.2%
By public transit 12.7%
By bicycle/by walking 2.0%
By other methods 1.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 46,775 36.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 80,655 63.2%
Commute to a different province 160 0.1%
Commute within the same municipality 36.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 63.2%
Commute to a different province 0.1%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 22,175 15.1%
15 to 29 minutes 44,660 30.4%
30 to 44 minutes 38,555 26.3%
45 to 59 minutes 18,105 12.3%
More than 60 minutes 23,165 15.8%
Less than 15 minutes 15.1%
15 to 29 minutes 30.4%
30 to 44 minutes 26.3%
45 to 59 minutes 12.3%
More than 60 minutes 15.8%
Most employed people in Vaughan (44,660 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (38,555 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Vaughan is 32 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Vaughan 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 (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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