Demographics in Stratford, PE

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

What is the population of Stratford?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 10,925
Male population 5,285 48.4%
Female population 5,640 51.6%
Average age 40.3
Male population 48.4%
Female population 51.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 2,070 18.9%
15 to 24 1,325 12.1%
25 to 34 1,280 11.7%
35 to 44 1,505 13.8%
45 to 54 1,480 13.5%
55 to 64 1,270 11.6%
Over 65 2,005 18.3%
Under 14 18.9%
15 to 24 12.1%
25 to 34 11.7%
35 to 44 13.8%
45 to 54 13.5%
55 to 64 11.6%
Over 65 18.3%
There are 10,925 residents in Stratford, with an average age of 40.3. Males make up 48.4% of the population, while females account for 51.6%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Stratford (2,070 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (2,005 people).

What is the marital status of Stratford residents?

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% of Total
Married 4,685 52.9%
Common law 875 9.9%
Single 2,210 24.9%
Separated 195 2.2%
Divorced 440 5.0%
Widowed 455 5.1%
Married 52.9%
Common law 9.9%
Single 24.9%
Separated 2.2%
Divorced 5.0%
Widowed 5.1%
A total of 2,210 people in Stratford have never been married (which represents 24.9% of the population). Wedded people in Stratford (4,685 locals) account for 52.9% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 875 people).

What are the employment statistics in Stratford?

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Unemployment rate 8.0%
% of Total
Management 110 1.9%
Business, finance and administration 1,060 18.3%
Natural and applied sciences 500 8.6%
Health 645 11.1%
Education, law, community and government services 1,045 18.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 180 3.1%
Sales and service 1,320 22.7%
Trades and transport 665 11.5%
Natural resources and agriculture 150 2.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 130 2.2%
Management 1.9%
Business, finance and administration 18.3%
Natural and applied sciences 8.6%
Health 11.1%
Education, law, community and government services 18.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.1%
Sales and service 22.7%
Trades and transport 11.5%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.2%
Stratford has an unemployment rate of 8%. Regarding the most common jobs in Stratford, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (1,320 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (1,060 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (1,045 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Stratford?

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% of Total
English 10,485 96.6%
French 210 1.9%
English and French 45 0.4%
Neither English nor French 115 1.1%
The majority of Stratford residents (that’s 96.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Stratford?

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Median household income $91,000
Median after-tax household income $78,000
The median household income in Stratford is $91,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $78,000 per year.

How many households are there in Stratford?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 4,295
Owned households 3,050 71.0%
Rented households 1,245 29.0%
Owned households 71.0%
Rented households 29.0%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 1,000 23.2%
2 person 1,565 36.4%
3 person 705 16.4%
4 person 705 16.4%
5 person 330 7.7%
1 person 23.2%
2 person 36.4%
3 person 16.4%
4 person 16.4%
5 person 7.7%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 705 16.4%
35 to 44 860 20.1%
45 to 54 735 17.2%
55 to 64 780 18.2%
Over 65 1,205 28.1%
Under 34 16.4%
35 to 44 20.1%
45 to 54 17.2%
55 to 64 18.2%
Over 65 28.1%
There is a total of 4,295 households in Stratford, 71% of which are owner-occupied and 29% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Stratford is 2.5 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (1,565 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (1,000 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Stratford, at 28.1%.

What are the housing characteristics in Stratford?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 110 2.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 115 2.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 215 5.0%
Between 1971 and 1980 725 16.9%
Between 1981 and 1990 490 11.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 565 13.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 965 22.5%
After 2011 1,110 25.8%
Before 1945 2.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 2.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 5.0%
Between 1971 and 1980 16.9%
Between 1981 and 1990 11.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 13.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 22.5%
After 2011 25.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 180 4.2%
2 bedrooms 1,280 29.7%
3 bedrooms 1,430 33.2%
4 or more bedroom 1,415 32.9%
1 bedroom 4.2%
2 bedrooms 29.7%
2 bedrooms 33.2%
4 or more bedroom 32.9%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 2,825 65.6%
Apartments 45 1.0%
Attached homes 1,430 33.2%
Movable homes 5 0.1%
Single-detached homes 65.6%
Apartments 1.0%
Attached homes 33.2%
Movable homes 0.1%
Median home value $400,000
Average home value $432,800

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 3,175 73.9%
Major repairs 135 3.1%
Minor repairs 985 22.9%
Regular maintenance 73.9%
Minor repairs 22.9%
Major repairs 3.1%
Single-detached houses account for 65.6% of the residential buildings in Stratford. Apartments make up 1% of the Stratford housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $400,000 and the average figure sits at $432,800. Of all the properties in Stratford, 3 bedrooms units include 1,430 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 1,415 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (73.9%) and minor repairs (22.9%).

What is the education level in Stratford?

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% of Total
No diploma 790 9.0%
High school diploma 1,785 20.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 415 4.8%
College diploma 2,145 24.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 285 3.3%
University degree 3,315 38.0%
No diploma 9.0%
High school diploma 20.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 4.8%
College diploma 24.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.3%
University degree 38.0%
Approximately 20.4% of the population in Stratford has a high school diploma (that’s 1,785 residents). Stratford locals holding a college diploma (2,145 people) account for 24.6% of the resident pool. Additionally, 38% of them hold a university degree (3,315 people).

What is the average commute time in Stratford?

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Average commute time 17 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 4,200 95.9%
By public transit 45 1.0%
By bicycle/by walking 65 1.5%
By other methods 70 1.6%
By car, truck or van 95.9%
By public transit 1.0%
By bicycle/by walking 1.5%
By other methods 1.6%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 620 16.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 3,065 80.0%
Commute to a different province 145 3.8%
Commute within the same municipality 16.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 80.0%
Commute to a different province 3.8%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,940 44.3%
15 to 29 minutes 1,810 41.3%
30 to 44 minutes 390 8.9%
45 to 59 minutes 110 2.5%
More than 60 minutes 130 3.0%
Less than 15 minutes 44.3%
15 to 29 minutes 41.3%
30 to 44 minutes 8.9%
45 to 59 minutes 2.5%
More than 60 minutes 3.0%
Most employed people in Stratford (1,940 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (1,810 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Stratford is 17 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Stratford 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.