Demographics of Kitchener, Ontario

Overview
Population, 2021

256,885

10.1%
Population, 2016: 233,222
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 136.81
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 1877.6
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$51,950
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$43,720
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$104,300
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$87,800
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
59.4%
Unemployment rate
11%
Participation rate
66.8%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$701,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,608
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,334
Population
Population, 2021 256,885
Population, 2016 233,222
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 10.10%
Total private dwellings, 2021 103,388
Total private dwellings, 2016 95,495
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 8.30%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 99,812
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 92,217
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 8.20%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 137
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 1,878
National population rank, 2021 20
Province/territory population rank, 2021 9
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 254,145
Official languages 248,265
English 248,150
French 15,840
Non-official languages 95,265
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 209,280
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 200,385
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $51,950
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 200,430
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $43,720
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 178,185
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $48,120
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 151,340
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $48,600
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 181,680
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $10,080
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 19,435
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,490
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 61,055
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,450
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 209,285
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 74,670
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $62,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $72,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 58,975
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $18,800
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $27,200
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 82.40%
Employment income (%) 70.60%
Government transfers (%) 17.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 5.70%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 5.00%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 209,280
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 196,230
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $49,080
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 196,255
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $41,200
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 175,950
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $48,080
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 151,255
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $48,360
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 170,620
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,830
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 14,180
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,410
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 209,285
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 74,260
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $57,600
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $67,900
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 55,285
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $24,400
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $32,560
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 87.80%
Employment income (%) 76.00%
Government transfers (%) 12.10%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.10%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 99,810
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $104,300
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $87,800
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 26,595
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $54,100
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $45,720
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 73,215
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $122,500
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $103,100
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 69,455
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $122,300
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $102,600
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 24,155
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $107,500
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $90,100
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 31,710
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $149,200
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $123,500
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 11,050
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $79,100
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $70,500
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 39,330
Average total income in 2020 ($) $48,720
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $41,720
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 254,145
Canadian citizens 221,325
Canadian citizens aged under 18 48,320
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 173,005
Not Canadian citizens 32,820
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 99,815
Owner 59,580
Renter 40,235
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 99,815
Condominium 14,280
Not condominium 85,530
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 99,815
No bedrooms 595
1 bedroom 14,310
2 bedrooms 23,630
3 bedrooms 40,710
4 or more bedrooms 20,570
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 99,815
1 to 4 rooms 30,975
5 rooms 15,565
6 rooms 15,270
7 rooms 12,045
8 or more rooms 25,960
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 99,815
1960 or before 19,090
1961 to 1980 29,425
1981 to 1990 12,795
1991 to 2000 10,355
2001 to 2005 7,510
2006 to 2010 6,865
2011 to 2015 6,025
2016 to 2021 7,755
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 99,815
15 to 24 years 2,510
25 to 34 years 18,375
35 to 44 years 19,805
45 to 54 years 18,150
55 to 64 years 18,440
65 to 74 years 12,855
75 to 84 years 7,100
85 years and over 2,570
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 99,445
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 76,255
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 23,190
30% to less than 100% 21,315
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 59,580
% of owner households with a mortgage 65.00%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 14.80%
% in core housing need 3.90%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,550
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,608
Median value of dwellings ($) $680,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $701,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,300
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,334
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 209,285
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 38,095
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 171,190
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 142,735
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 16,425
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 126,310
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 209,280
No certificate, diploma or degree 34,805
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 58,090
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 116,390
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 58,380
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 11,180
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 5,300
Apprenticeship certificate 5,885
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42,990
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 4,205
Bachelor’s degree or higher 58,015
Bachelor's degree 38,755
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 3,615
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 1,145
Master's degree 12,505
Earned doctorate 1,995
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 142,735
No certificate, diploma or degree 14,610
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 35,070
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 93,055
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 44,470
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 7,815
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 3,600
Apprenticeship certificate 4,210
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 33,685
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 2,970
Bachelor’s degree or higher 48,585
Bachelor's degree 31,900
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 2,975
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 985
Master's degree 11,055
Earned doctorate 1,675
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 209,285
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 92,890
Education 5,395
13. Education 5,395
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 3,665
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 380
50. Visual and performing arts 3,285
Humanities 7,440
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 560
23. English language and literature/letters 1,950
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 2,040
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 225
38. Philosophy and religious studies 535
39. Theology and religious vocations 870
54. History 945
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 320
Social and behavioural sciences and law 14,330
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 185
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 1,930
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,605
22. Legal professions and studies 1,830
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 430
42. Psychology 2,355
45. Social sciences 4,990
Business, management and public administration 23,345
30.16 Accounting and computer science 20
44. Public administration and social service professions 2,225
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 21,095
Physical and life sciences and technologies 4,880
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 2,020
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 1,090
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 80
40. Physical sciences 1,495
41. Science technologies/technicians 195
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 7,835
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 5,915
25. Library science 325
27. Mathematics and statistics 1,350
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 245
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 25,115
04. Architecture and related services 750
14. Engineering 8,435
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 6,070
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 3,395
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 3,300
48. Precision production 3,160
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 2,075
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 1,285
03. Natural resources and conservation 785
Health and related fields 15,845
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 1,615
51. Health professions and related programs 13,915
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 60
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 255
Personal, protective and transportation services 6,295
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 3,620
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 35
43. Security and protective services 1,730
49. Transportation and materials moving 910
Other 170
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 142,735
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 49,685
Education 4,070
13. Education 4,070
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 2,920
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 265
50. Visual and performing arts 2,655
Humanities 5,860
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 445
23. English language and literature/letters 1,615
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 1,555
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 170
38. Philosophy and religious studies 410
39. Theology and religious vocations 605
54. History 795
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 255
Social and behavioural sciences and law 11,670
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 165
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 1,755
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,055
22. Legal professions and studies 1,510
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 345
42. Psychology 1,805
45. Social sciences 4,040
Business, management and public administration 19,055
30.16 Accounting and computer science 15
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,845
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 17,195
Physical and life sciences and technologies 3,945
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 1,625
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 825
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 70
40. Physical sciences 1,265
41. Science technologies/technicians 160
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 6,730
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 5,205
25. Library science 235
27. Mathematics and statistics 1,095
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 200
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 19,665
04. Architecture and related services 660
14. Engineering 7,130
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 4,870
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 2,470
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 2,365
48. Precision production 2,165
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,705
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 1,025
03. Natural resources and conservation 680
Health and related fields 12,285
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 1,315
51. Health professions and related programs 10,695
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 50
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 220
Personal, protective and transportation services 5,035
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 2,795
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 25
43. Security and protective services 1,475
49. Transportation and materials moving 755
Other 120
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 209,280
In the labour force 139,695
Employed 124,325
Unemployed 15,375
Not in the labour force 69,585
Participation rate 66.80%
Employment rate 59.40%
Unemployment rate 11.00%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 209,285
Did not work 70,460
Worked 138,820
Worked full year full time 76,635
Worked part year and/or part time 62,185
Average weeks worked in reference year 42
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 139,695
Class of worker - not applicable 3,415
All classes of workers 136,280
Employee 120,815
Permanent position 105,215
Temporary position 15,605
Fixed term (1 year or more) 5,785
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 9,815
Self-employed 15,465
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 139,695
Occupation - not applicable 3,415
All occupations 136,280
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 1,260
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 22,220
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 15,760
3 Health occupations 9,385
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 13,905
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 3,485
6 Sales and service occupations 32,380
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 23,065
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 1,425
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 13,400
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 139,695
Industry - not applicable 3,415
All industries 136,280
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 785
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 135
22 Utilities 650
23 Construction 9,615
31-33 Manufacturing 22,495
41 Wholesale trade 4,505
44-45 Retail trade 14,255
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 7,115
51 Information and cultural industries 3,900
52 Finance and insurance 8,015
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 2,170
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 12,650
55 Management of companies and enterprises 480
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 6,405
61 Educational services 10,700
62 Health care and social assistance 14,980
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,595
72 Accommodation and food services 7,130
81 Other services (except public administration) 4,610
91 Public administration 4,085
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 124,325
Worked at home 33,970
Worked outside Canada 430
No fixed workplace address 13,920
Usual place of work 76,005
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 76,005
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 35,775
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 28,015
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 12,090
Commute to a different province or territory 130
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 89,925
Car, truck or van 79,585
Car, truck or van - as a driver 72,320
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 7,265
Public transit 5,090
Walked 2,890
Bicycle 545
Other method 1,815
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 89,925
Less than 15 minutes 26,845
15 to 29 minutes 40,385
30 to 44 minutes 12,435
45 to 59 minutes 4,360
60 minutes and over 5,895
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 148,245
English 141,815
French 255
Non-official language 670
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 670
English and French 1,670
English and non-official language(s) 3,715
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 80
Multiple non-official languages 35
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 148,245
Official languages 146,030
English 145,530
French 500
Non-official languages 1,300
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 239,560
Non-movers 135,675
Movers 103,890
Non-migrants 41,850
Migrants 62,030
Internal migrants 42,335
Intraprovincial migrants 37,680
Interprovincial migrants 4,650
External migrants 19,700
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