Demographics of Edmonton, Alberta

Overview
Population, 2021

1,010,899

8.3%
Population, 2016: 933,088
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 765.61
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 1320.4
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$56,800
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$47,640
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$110,600
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$92,900
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
59.5%
Unemployment rate
12.7%
Participation rate
68.2%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$419,600
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,720
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,302
Population
Population, 2021 1,010,899
Population, 2016 933,088
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 8.30%
Total private dwellings, 2021 428,857
Total private dwellings, 2016 388,254
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 10.50%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 396,404
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 361,033
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 9.80%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 766
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 1,320
National population rank, 2021 5
Province/territory population rank, 2021 2
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 996,490
Official languages 973,345
English 971,925
French 67,175
Non-official languages 410,435
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 812,605
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 772,300
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $56,800
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 772,575
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $47,640
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 685,935
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $53,150
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 579,410
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $52,900
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 690,130
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $10,700
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 100,450
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,040
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 258,250
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,290
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 812,605
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 265,985
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $68,500
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $79,400
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 240,385
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $21,800
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $32,680
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 83.20%
Employment income (%) 69.80%
Government transfers (%) 16.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.60%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 6.10%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 5.50%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 812,605
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 757,650
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $55,800
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 757,850
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $46,480
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 681,465
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $55,700
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 584,580
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $55,450
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 656,190
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,610
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 62,855
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,890
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 812,605
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 264,360
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $66,000
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $77,400
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 228,400
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $30,400
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $40,960
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 89.80%
Employment income (%) 76.60%
Government transfers (%) 10.30%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 396,400
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $110,600
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $92,900
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 115,515
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $58,650
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $49,200
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 280,885
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $132,000
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $110,800
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 263,055
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $132,400
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $110,800
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 86,785
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $128,000
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $105,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 122,605
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $154,400
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $128,800
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 42,610
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $83,100
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $73,800
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 169,925
Average total income in 2020 ($) $53,100
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $45,040
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 996,485
Canadian citizens 863,500
Canadian citizens aged under 18 197,490
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 666,005
Not Canadian citizens 132,985
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 396,400
Owner 252,150
Renter 144,245
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 396,400
Condominium 94,750
Not condominium 301,645
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 396,400
No bedrooms 3,860
1 bedroom 55,090
2 bedrooms 94,340
3 bedrooms 136,735
4 or more bedrooms 106,380
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 396,400
1 to 4 rooms 138,580
5 rooms 65,915
6 rooms 54,345
7 rooms 42,880
8 or more rooms 94,680
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 396,400
1960 or before 50,230
1961 to 1980 110,385
1981 to 1990 43,560
1991 to 2000 39,315
2001 to 2005 32,950
2006 to 2010 34,225
2011 to 2015 42,510
2016 to 2021 43,230
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 396,400
15 to 24 years 15,715
25 to 34 years 72,840
35 to 44 years 85,785
45 to 54 years 70,715
55 to 64 years 70,130
65 to 74 years 48,765
75 to 84 years 22,995
85 years and over 9,455
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 394,485
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 298,595
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 95,885
30% to less than 100% 87,405
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 252,090
% of owner households with a mortgage 65.40%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 17.70%
% in core housing need 5.50%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,680
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,720
Median value of dwellings ($) $384,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $419,600
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,250
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,302
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 812,605
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 134,660
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 677,945
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 562,080
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 65,480
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 496,600
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 812,610
No certificate, diploma or degree 119,345
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 227,215
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 466,045
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 224,565
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 59,580
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 19,095
Apprenticeship certificate 40,485
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 134,560
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30,425
Bachelor’s degree or higher 241,480
Bachelor's degree 163,340
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 12,350
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 7,790
Master's degree 47,840
Earned doctorate 10,155
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 562,080
No certificate, diploma or degree 55,060
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 132,900
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 374,120
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 173,745
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 44,965
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 13,875
Apprenticeship certificate 31,085
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 105,310
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 23,480
Bachelor’s degree or higher 200,380
Bachelor's degree 134,645
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 9,695
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 6,555
Master's degree 41,455
Earned doctorate 8,035
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 812,610
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 346,560
Education 30,710
13. Education 30,710
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 13,315
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 1,640
50. Visual and performing arts 11,675
Humanities 21,795
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 2,430
23. English language and literature/letters 4,615
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 7,445
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 330
38. Philosophy and religious studies 1,500
39. Theology and religious vocations 2,570
54. History 2,405
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 500
Social and behavioural sciences and law 47,530
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 900
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 5,450
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 7,430
22. Legal professions and studies 8,385
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 745
42. Psychology 9,265
45. Social sciences 15,345
Business, management and public administration 98,255
30.16 Accounting and computer science 195
44. Public administration and social service professions 5,655
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 92,410
Physical and life sciences and technologies 23,445
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 9,365
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 6,100
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 215
40. Physical sciences 6,495
41. Science technologies/technicians 1,265
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 21,415
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 17,275
25. Library science 1,430
27. Mathematics and statistics 2,360
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 350
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 104,730
04. Architecture and related services 3,225
14. Engineering 31,235
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 24,095
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 30
46. Construction trades 21,010
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 13,670
48. Precision production 11,465
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 7,965
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 4,985
03. Natural resources and conservation 2,985
Health and related fields 76,555
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 4,425
51. Health professions and related programs 69,675
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 140
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 2,320
Personal, protective and transportation services 20,270
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 12,510
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 105
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 175
43. Security and protective services 3,955
49. Transportation and materials moving 3,520
Other 60
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 562,085
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 187,960
Education 21,810
13. Education 21,810
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 10,765
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 1,150
50. Visual and performing arts 9,615
Humanities 17,020
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,965
23. English language and literature/letters 3,575
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 6,040
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 270
38. Philosophy and religious studies 1,190
39. Theology and religious vocations 1,815
54. History 1,820
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 340
Social and behavioural sciences and law 39,175
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 755
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 4,630
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 5,875
22. Legal professions and studies 6,990
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 650
42. Psychology 7,420
45. Social sciences 12,855
Business, management and public administration 81,015
30.16 Accounting and computer science 155
44. Public administration and social service professions 4,505
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 76,360
Physical and life sciences and technologies 18,045
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 7,380
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 4,575
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 150
40. Physical sciences 5,025
41. Science technologies/technicians 920
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 18,605
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 15,365
25. Library science 1,085
27. Mathematics and statistics 1,875
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 290
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 83,240
04. Architecture and related services 2,525
14. Engineering 26,095
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 19,290
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 15
46. Construction trades 16,595
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 9,965
48. Precision production 8,765
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 6,465
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 3,925
03. Natural resources and conservation 2,540
Health and related fields 61,845
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 3,450
51. Health professions and related programs 56,370
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 130
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 1,890
Personal, protective and transportation services 16,060
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 9,670
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 95
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 120
43. Security and protective services 3,330
49. Transportation and materials moving 2,855
Other 60
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 812,610
In the labour force 554,040
Employed 483,855
Unemployed 70,185
Not in the labour force 258,565
Participation rate 68.20%
Employment rate 59.50%
Unemployment rate 12.70%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 812,610
Did not work 280,650
Worked 531,960
Worked full year full time 274,975
Worked part year and/or part time 256,990
Average weeks worked in reference year 41
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 554,040
Class of worker - not applicable 19,885
All classes of workers 534,160
Employee 467,470
Permanent position 382,595
Temporary position 84,870
Fixed term (1 year or more) 28,125
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 56,745
Self-employed 66,690
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 554,040
Occupation - not applicable 19,885
All occupations 534,160
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 4,535
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 90,840
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 45,680
3 Health occupations 50,115
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 65,050
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 12,985
6 Sales and service occupations 137,280
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 102,620
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 7,815
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 17,230
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 554,040
Industry - not applicable 19,885
All industries 534,160
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 2,415
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 10,225
22 Utilities 5,075
23 Construction 50,765
31-33 Manufacturing 29,530
41 Wholesale trade 18,070
44-45 Retail trade 63,085
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 31,195
51 Information and cultural industries 7,440
52 Finance and insurance 18,335
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 9,980
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 41,125
55 Management of companies and enterprises 720
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 23,660
61 Educational services 39,035
62 Health care and social assistance 77,255
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 9,445
72 Accommodation and food services 35,390
81 Other services (except public administration) 25,285
91 Public administration 36,125
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 483,855
Worked at home 102,215
Worked outside Canada 1,335
No fixed workplace address 73,790
Usual place of work 306,525
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 306,525
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 257,805
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 40,125
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 6,670
Commute to a different province or territory 1,920
Total - Main mode of commuting for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 380,315
Car, truck or van 323,705
Car, truck or van - as a driver 298,320
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 25,380
Public transit 30,860
Walked 13,430
Bicycle 3,355
Other method 8,970
Total - Commuting duration for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 380,315
Less than 15 minutes 86,415
15 to 29 minutes 174,830
30 to 44 minutes 82,100
45 to 59 minutes 19,050
60 minutes and over 17,920
Language of Work
Total - All languages used at work for the population in private households aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020 - 25% sample data 578,920
English 548,320
French 1,195
Non-official language 3,930
Indigenous 10
Non-Indigenous 3,920
English and French 5,490
English and non-official language(s) 19,270
French and non-official language(s) 15
English, French and non-official language(s) 450
Multiple non-official languages 255
Total - Language used most often at work for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020, in private households, 2021 Census - 25% sample data 578,920
Official languages 567,195
English 565,135
French 2,065
Non-official languages 7,395
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 935,115
Non-movers 515,210
Movers 419,905
Non-migrants 265,930
Migrants 153,980
Internal migrants 99,140
Intraprovincial migrants 62,145
Interprovincial migrants 36,995
External migrants 54,840
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