Demographics in Wasaga Beach, ON

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

What is the population of Wasaga Beach?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 24,860
Male population 12,105 48.7%
Female population 12,755 51.3%
Average age 50.4
Male population 48.7%
Female population 51.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 2,905 11.7%
15 to 24 1,905 7.7%
25 to 34 2,130 8.6%
35 to 44 2,390 9.6%
45 to 54 2,605 10.5%
55 to 64 4,305 17.3%
Over 65 8,615 34.7%
Under 14 11.7%
15 to 24 7.7%
25 to 34 8.6%
35 to 44 9.6%
45 to 54 10.5%
55 to 64 17.3%
Over 65 34.7%
There are 24,860 residents in Wasaga Beach, with an average age of 50.4. Males make up 48.7% of the population, while females account for 51.3%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Wasaga Beach (8,615 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (4,305 people).

What is the marital status of Wasaga Beach residents?

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% of Total
Married 11,345 51.7%
Common law 2,390 10.9%
Single 4,355 19.8%
Separated 775 3.5%
Divorced 1,460 6.6%
Widowed 1,630 7.4%
Married 51.7%
Common law 10.9%
Single 19.8%
Separated 3.5%
Divorced 6.6%
Widowed 7.4%
A total of 4,355 people in Wasaga Beach have never been married (which represents 19.8% of the population). Wedded people in Wasaga Beach (11,345 locals) account for 51.7% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 2,390 people).

What are the employment statistics in Wasaga Beach?

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Unemployment rate 13.9%
% of Total
Management 100 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 1,495 15.0%
Natural and applied sciences 500 5.0%
Health 705 7.1%
Education, law, community and government services 1,105 11.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 260 2.6%
Sales and service 2,860 28.7%
Trades and transport 2,185 22.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 290 2.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 450 4.5%
Management 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 15.0%
Natural and applied sciences 5.0%
Health 7.1%
Education, law, community and government services 11.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.6%
Sales and service 28.7%
Trades and transport 22.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.5%
Wasaga Beach has an unemployment rate of 13.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in Wasaga Beach, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (2,860 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (2,185 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (1,495 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Wasaga Beach?

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% of Total
English 24,255 97.6%
French 440 1.8%
English and French 35 0.1%
Neither English nor French 130 0.5%
The majority of Wasaga Beach residents (that’s 97.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Wasaga Beach?

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Median household income $76,000
Median after-tax household income $68,000
The median household income in Wasaga Beach is $76,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $68,000 per year.

How many households are there in Wasaga Beach?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 10,810
Owned households 9,235 85.4%
Rented households 1,575 14.6%
Owned households 85.4%
Rented households 14.6%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 2,850 26.4%
2 person 4,820 44.6%
3 person 1,430 13.2%
4 person 1,080 10.0%
5 person 635 5.9%
1 person 26.4%
2 person 44.6%
3 person 13.2%
4 person 10.0%
5 person 5.9%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 770 7.1%
35 to 44 1,145 10.6%
45 to 54 1,355 12.5%
55 to 64 2,345 21.7%
Over 65 5,190 48.0%
Under 34 7.1%
35 to 44 10.6%
45 to 54 12.5%
55 to 64 21.7%
Over 65 48.0%
There is a total of 10,810 households in Wasaga Beach, 85.4% of which are owner-occupied and 14.6% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Wasaga Beach is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (4,820 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (2,850 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Wasaga Beach, at 48%.

What are the housing characteristics in Wasaga Beach?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 260 2.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 635 5.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 770 7.1%
Between 1971 and 1980 875 8.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 970 9.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 2,190 20.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 2,770 25.6%
After 2011 2,335 21.6%
Before 1945 2.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 5.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 7.1%
Between 1971 and 1980 8.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 9.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 20.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 25.6%
After 2011 21.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 10 0.1%
1 bedroom 585 5.4%
2 bedrooms 2,915 27.0%
3 bedrooms 4,100 37.9%
4 or more bedroom 3,205 29.6%
No bedrooms 0.1%
1 bedroom 5.4%
2 bedrooms 27.0%
2 bedrooms 37.9%
4 or more bedroom 29.6%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 8,935 82.6%
Apartments 5 0.0%
Attached homes 1,840 17.0%
Movable homes 30 0.3%
Single-detached homes 82.6%
Attached homes 17.0%
Movable homes 0.3%
Median home value $600,000
Average home value $634,500

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 8,275 76.5%
Major repairs 405 3.7%
Minor repairs 2,135 19.7%
Regular maintenance 76.5%
Minor repairs 19.7%
Major repairs 3.7%
Single-detached houses account for 82.6% of the residential buildings in Wasaga Beach. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $600,000 and the average figure sits at $634,500. Of all the properties in Wasaga Beach, 3 bedrooms units include 4,100 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 3,205 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (76.5%) and minor repairs (19.7%).

What is the education level in Wasaga Beach?

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% of Total
No diploma 4,035 18.6%
High school diploma 7,585 35.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 1,715 7.9%
College diploma 5,180 23.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 450 2.1%
University degree 2,715 12.5%
No diploma 18.6%
High school diploma 35.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.9%
College diploma 23.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.1%
University degree 12.5%
Approximately 35% of the population in Wasaga Beach has a high school diploma (that’s 7,585 residents). Wasaga Beach locals holding a college diploma (5,180 people) account for 23.9% of the resident pool. Additionally, 12.5% of them hold a university degree (2,715 people).

What is the average commute time in Wasaga Beach?

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Average commute time 30 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 6,465 92.9%
By public transit 105 1.5%
By bicycle/by walking 225 3.2%
By other methods 165 2.4%
By car, truck or van 92.9%
By public transit 1.5%
By bicycle/by walking 3.2%
By other methods 2.4%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 1,695 30.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 3,935 69.6%
Commute to a different province 25 0.4%
Commute within the same municipality 30.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 69.6%
Commute to a different province 0.4%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,895 27.2%
15 to 29 minutes 1,980 28.4%
30 to 44 minutes 1,450 20.8%
45 to 59 minutes 765 11.0%
More than 60 minutes 880 12.6%
Less than 15 minutes 27.2%
15 to 29 minutes 28.4%
30 to 44 minutes 20.8%
45 to 59 minutes 11.0%
More than 60 minutes 12.6%
Most employed people in Wasaga Beach (1,980 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (1,895 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Wasaga Beach is 30 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Wasaga Beach 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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