Demographics of Oshawa, Ontario

Overview
Population, 2021

175,383

10%
Population, 2016: 159,458
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 145.72
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 1203.6
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$48,960
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$41,840
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$100,700
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$86,200
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
51.8%
Unemployment rate
15.2%
Participation rate
61.1%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$705,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,726
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,400
Population
Population, 2021 175,383
Population, 2016 159,458
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 10.00%
Total private dwellings, 2021 69,324
Total private dwellings, 2016 64,883
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 6.80%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 66,634
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 62,595
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 6.50%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 146
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 1,204
National population rank, 2021 29
Province/territory population rank, 2021 14
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 174,010
Official languages 172,395
English 172,100
French 11,595
Non-official languages 37,890
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 143,235
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 137,125
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $48,960
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 137,220
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,840
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 118,365
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $44,120
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 98,605
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $43,160
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 126,230
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $11,800
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 15,305
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,880
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 44,650
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,480
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 143,240
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 43,655
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $62,800
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $70,300
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 37,720
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $16,600
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,300
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 77.80%
Employment income (%) 63.40%
Government transfers (%) 22.20%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.60%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 7.10%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 6.30%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 143,235
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 134,315
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $46,040
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 134,395
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $39,200
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 116,885
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,880
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 98,975
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,480
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 119,845
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,830
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 10,715
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,990
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 143,240
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 43,255
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $59,600
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $66,700
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 35,475
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $23,400
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $31,400
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 84.80%
Employment income (%) 71.20%
Government transfers (%) 15.20%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 66,635
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $100,700
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $86,200
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 16,815
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $49,680
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $42,440
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 49,815
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $118,000
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $101,000
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 47,390
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $117,400
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $100,300
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 14,205
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $105,900
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $89,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 20,900
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $142,400
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $121,000
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 10,240
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $81,000
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $72,300
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 25,320
Average total income in 2020 ($) $45,280
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $39,000
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 174,010
Canadian citizens 162,130
Canadian citizens aged under 18 35,000
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 127,130
Not Canadian citizens 11,880
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 66,630
Owner 42,750
Renter 23,880
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 66,630
Condominium 4,770
Not condominium 61,865
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 66,630
No bedrooms 455
1 bedroom 6,740
2 bedrooms 13,395
3 bedrooms 26,810
4 or more bedrooms 19,240
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 66,630
1 to 4 rooms 15,030
5 rooms 10,365
6 rooms 11,095
7 rooms 9,955
8 or more rooms 20,185
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 66,630
1960 or before 15,700
1961 to 1980 23,330
1981 to 1990 7,925
1991 to 2000 5,425
2001 to 2005 3,135
2006 to 2010 3,680
2011 to 2015 3,325
2016 to 2021 4,100
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 66,630
15 to 24 years 1,400
25 to 34 years 9,225
35 to 44 years 12,245
45 to 54 years 12,245
55 to 64 years 13,825
65 to 74 years 9,845
75 to 84 years 5,500
85 years and over 2,350
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 66,345
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 48,015
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 18,330
30% to less than 100% 16,945
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 42,720
% of owner households with a mortgage 66.90%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 19.30%
% in core housing need 6.40%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,640
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,726
Median value of dwellings ($) $695,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $705,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,300
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,400
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 143,240
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 26,970
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 116,265
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 94,490
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 11,145
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 83,340
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 143,235
No certificate, diploma or degree 24,415
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 45,345
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 73,475
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 46,170
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 8,405
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 3,935
Apprenticeship certificate 4,470
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 35,280
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 2,490
Bachelor’s degree or higher 27,300
Bachelor's degree 19,085
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 1,710
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 435
Master's degree 5,505
Earned doctorate 575
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 94,490
No certificate, diploma or degree 9,635
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 27,500
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 57,355
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 35,170
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 5,785
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 2,725
Apprenticeship certificate 3,060
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 27,610
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,775
Bachelor’s degree or higher 22,185
Bachelor's degree 15,355
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 1,335
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 340
Master's degree 4,670
Earned doctorate 480
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 143,235
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 69,760
Education 3,425
13. Education 3,425
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 2,795
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 465
50. Visual and performing arts 2,330
Humanities 3,470
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 325
23. English language and literature/letters 810
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 1,050
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 100
38. Philosophy and religious studies 125
39. Theology and religious vocations 455
54. History 485
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 125
Social and behavioural sciences and law 9,795
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 110
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 1,130
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,180
22. Legal professions and studies 1,920
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 135
42. Psychology 1,530
45. Social sciences 2,780
Business, management and public administration 15,370
30.16 Accounting and computer science 25
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,545
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 13,800
Physical and life sciences and technologies 2,350
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 955
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 640
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 35
40. Physical sciences 495
41. Science technologies/technicians 225
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 3,650
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 3,195
25. Library science 145
27. Mathematics and statistics 265
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 40
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 14,730
04. Architecture and related services 395
14. Engineering 3,020
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 3,760
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 3,190
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 2,860
48. Precision production 1,505
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,240
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 850
03. Natural resources and conservation 400
Health and related fields 11,410
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 1,050
51. Health professions and related programs 10,250
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 25
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 80
Personal, protective and transportation services 5,220
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 2,485
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 10
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 20
43. Security and protective services 1,970
49. Transportation and materials moving 735
Other 15
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 94,485
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 37,130
Education 2,405
13. Education 2,405
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 2,150
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 330
50. Visual and performing arts 1,820
Humanities 2,515
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 250
23. English language and literature/letters 615
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 720
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 80
38. Philosophy and religious studies 90
39. Theology and religious vocations 315
54. History 380
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 65
Social and behavioural sciences and law 7,935
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 85
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 975
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 1,735
22. Legal professions and studies 1,640
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 105
42. Psychology 1,215
45. Social sciences 2,180
Business, management and public administration 12,520
30.16 Accounting and computer science 15
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,285
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 11,225
Physical and life sciences and technologies 1,815
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 765
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 490
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 35
40. Physical sciences 345
41. Science technologies/technicians 185
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 3,090
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 2,730
25. Library science 115
27. Mathematics and statistics 200
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 40
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 11,120
04. Architecture and related services 320
14. Engineering 2,430
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 2,915
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 2,350
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 2,055
48. Precision production 1,045
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 980
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 665
03. Natural resources and conservation 315
Health and related fields 8,685
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 770
51. Health professions and related programs 7,840
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 20
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 50
Personal, protective and transportation services 4,115
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 1,925
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 1,620
49. Transportation and materials moving 570
Other 15
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 143,235
In the labour force 87,550
Employed 74,250
Unemployed 13,300
Not in the labour force 55,685
Participation rate 61.10%
Employment rate 51.80%
Unemployment rate 15.20%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 143,235
Did not work 58,485
Worked 84,750
Worked full year full time 44,780
Worked part year and/or part time 39,965
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 87,550
Class of worker - not applicable 3,555
All classes of workers 83,995
Employee 74,040
Permanent position 63,820
Temporary position 10,215
Fixed term (1 year or more) 3,530
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 6,690
Self-employed 9,955
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 87,550
Occupation - not applicable 3,555
All occupations 83,995
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 500
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 14,165
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 6,245
3 Health occupations 6,435
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 9,590
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 2,105
6 Sales and service occupations 23,235
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 16,915
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 1,120
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 3,680
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 87,550
Industry - not applicable 3,555
All industries 83,995
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 405
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 135
22 Utilities 1,550
23 Construction 7,700
31-33 Manufacturing 5,900
41 Wholesale trade 2,355
44-45 Retail trade 11,290
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 4,995
51 Information and cultural industries 1,905
52 Finance and insurance 3,905
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 1,680
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 5,595
55 Management of companies and enterprises 325
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 5,325
61 Educational services 6,060
62 Health care and social assistance 11,115
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,580
72 Accommodation and food services 4,775
81 Other services (except public administration) 3,435
91 Public administration 3,965
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 74,250
Worked at home 17,115
Worked outside Canada 170
No fixed workplace address 10,910
Usual place of work 46,050
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 46,050
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 17,860
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 15,700
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 12,425
Commute to a different province or territory 55
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 56,960
Car, truck or van 50,150
Car, truck or van - as a driver 45,375
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 4,780
Public transit 3,570
Walked 1,815
Bicycle 110
Other method 1,315
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 56,960
Less than 15 minutes 14,955
15 to 29 minutes 17,575
30 to 44 minutes 9,710
45 to 59 minutes 5,995
60 minutes and over 8,715
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 91,905
English 88,615
French 330
Non-official language 345
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 345
English and French 1,260
English and non-official language(s) 1,280
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 40
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 91,905
Official languages 90,775
English 90,275
French 500
Non-official languages 615
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 164,055
Non-movers 93,745
Movers 70,310
Non-migrants 23,210
Migrants 47,095
Internal migrants 41,575
Intraprovincial migrants 39,520
Interprovincial migrants 2,050
External migrants 5,520
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