Demographics of St. Catharines, Ontario

Overview
Population, 2021

136,803

2.8%
Population, 2016: 133,113
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 96.2
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 1422.1
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$47,560
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$40,800
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$89,600
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$77,000
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
49.1%
Unemployment rate
15.8%
Participation rate
58.4%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$581,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,306
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,168
Population
Population, 2021 136,803
Population, 2016 133,113
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 2.80%
Total private dwellings, 2021 61,977
Total private dwellings, 2016 59,879
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 3.50%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 58,903
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 56,873
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 3.60%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 96
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 1,422
National population rank, 2021 42
Province/territory population rank, 2021 20
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 134,335
Official languages 132,955
English 132,850
French 8,905
Non-official languages 28,695
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 115,005
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 111,005
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $47,560
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 111,060
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $40,800
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 97,135
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,400
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 76,210
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $40,520
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 102,885
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $12,210
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 12,060
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,170
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 34,195
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,460
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 115,005
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 31,725
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $57,200
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $66,900
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 32,895
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $15,900
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $24,180
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 76.20%
Employment income (%) 58.50%
Government transfers (%) 23.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.40%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 6.90%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 6.10%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 115,005
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 109,240
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $45,320
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 109,275
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,680
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 96,615
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $42,720
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 76,825
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $42,000
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 97,765
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $8,450
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 7,915
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,420
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 115,005
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 31,465
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $53,600
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $64,000
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 31,395
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $22,800
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $30,720
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 83.40%
Employment income (%) 65.20%
Government transfers (%) 16.70%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.00%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 58,905
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $89,600
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $77,000
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 19,010
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $47,320
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $40,960
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 39,895
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $109,800
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $94,100
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 37,755
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $110,100
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $94,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 15,335
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $99,900
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $85,000
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 14,085
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $140,200
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $118,400
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 7,125
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $73,500
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $66,500
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 25,700
Average total income in 2020 ($) $43,560
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $37,960
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 134,335
Canadian citizens 125,595
Canadian citizens aged under 18 22,365
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 103,225
Not Canadian citizens 8,740
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 58,905
Owner 37,945
Renter 20,960
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 58,905
Condominium 6,310
Not condominium 52,590
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 58,905
No bedrooms 275
1 bedroom 7,990
2 bedrooms 14,780
3 bedrooms 23,540
4 or more bedrooms 12,310
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 58,905
1 to 4 rooms 15,300
5 rooms 8,820
6 rooms 9,365
7 rooms 8,225
8 or more rooms 17,195
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 58,905
1960 or before 19,160
1961 to 1980 22,675
1981 to 1990 6,560
1991 to 2000 4,460
2001 to 2005 1,825
2006 to 2010 1,355
2011 to 2015 1,205
2016 to 2021 1,655
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 58,905
15 to 24 years 1,675
25 to 34 years 7,620
35 to 44 years 8,395
45 to 54 years 9,305
55 to 64 years 11,940
65 to 74 years 10,760
75 to 84 years 6,455
85 years and over 2,755
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 58,620
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 44,650
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 13,970
30% to less than 100% 12,810
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 37,920
% of owner households with a mortgage 55.80%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 14.40%
% in core housing need 5.30%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,140
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,306
Median value of dwellings ($) $548,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $581,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,100
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,168
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 115,005
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 19,990
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 95,020
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 69,690
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 6,980
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 62,710
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 115,005
No certificate, diploma or degree 17,880
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 36,115
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 61,010
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 35,590
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 7,540
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 3,575
Apprenticeship certificate 3,960
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 25,940
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 2,105
Bachelor’s degree or higher 25,420
Bachelor's degree 17,075
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 1,615
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 625
Master's degree 5,175
Earned doctorate 930
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 69,695
No certificate, diploma or degree 6,095
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 20,240
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 43,360
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 24,660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 4,535
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 2,255
Apprenticeship certificate 2,280
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 18,825
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,300
Bachelor’s degree or higher 18,700
Bachelor's degree 12,545
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 1,195
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 410
Master's degree 3,905
Earned doctorate 640
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 115,005
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 53,990
Education 4,225
13. Education 4,225
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 2,525
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 205
50. Visual and performing arts 2,325
Humanities 3,645
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 390
23. English language and literature/letters 825
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 875
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 140
38. Philosophy and religious studies 305
39. Theology and religious vocations 405
54. History 495
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 210
Social and behavioural sciences and law 7,675
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 75
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 880
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 1,750
22. Legal professions and studies 760
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 225
42. Psychology 1,425
45. Social sciences 2,555
Business, management and public administration 11,475
30.16 Accounting and computer science 30
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,245
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 10,200
Physical and life sciences and technologies 2,240
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 955
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 495
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 30
40. Physical sciences 670
41. Science technologies/technicians 100
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 2,020
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 1,540
25. Library science 90
27. Mathematics and statistics 325
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 70
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 10,745
04. Architecture and related services 350
14. Engineering 1,625
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 2,840
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 2,085
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 2,110
48. Precision production 1,740
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,250
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 870
03. Natural resources and conservation 385
Health and related fields 10,665
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 1,140
51. Health professions and related programs 9,280
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 45
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 200
Personal, protective and transportation services 4,510
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 2,625
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 10
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 25
43. Security and protective services 1,320
49. Transportation and materials moving 530
Other 30
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 69,690
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 26,330
Education 2,705
13. Education 2,705
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 1,890
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 110
50. Visual and performing arts 1,780
Humanities 2,420
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 270
23. English language and literature/letters 515
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 650
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 85
38. Philosophy and religious studies 205
39. Theology and religious vocations 275
54. History 290
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 145
Social and behavioural sciences and law 5,780
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 55
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 715
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 1,395
22. Legal professions and studies 585
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 145
42. Psychology 970
45. Social sciences 1,915
Business, management and public administration 8,435
30.16 Accounting and computer science 20
44. Public administration and social service professions 1,010
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 7,410
Physical and life sciences and technologies 1,490
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 660
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 345
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 15
40. Physical sciences 400
41. Science technologies/technicians 60
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 1,630
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 1,305
25. Library science 45
27. Mathematics and statistics 230
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 50
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 7,145
04. Architecture and related services 235
14. Engineering 1,190
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 1,975
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 1,315
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 1,420
48. Precision production 1,015
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 940
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 640
03. Natural resources and conservation 300
Health and related fields 7,630
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 890
51. Health professions and related programs 6,565
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 30
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 145
Personal, protective and transportation services 3,285
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 1,835
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 10
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 10
43. Security and protective services 1,065
49. Transportation and materials moving 360
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 115,005
In the labour force 67,120
Employed 56,490
Unemployed 10,630
Not in the labour force 47,885
Participation rate 58.40%
Employment rate 49.10%
Unemployment rate 15.80%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 115,005
Did not work 47,760
Worked 67,245
Worked full year full time 32,485
Worked part year and/or part time 34,760
Average weeks worked in reference year 40
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 67,120
Class of worker - not applicable 2,045
All classes of workers 65,075
Employee 56,505
Permanent position 48,280
Temporary position 8,220
Fixed term (1 year or more) 2,525
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 5,700
Self-employed 8,570
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 67,120
Occupation - not applicable 2,045
All occupations 65,075
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 575
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 9,290
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 3,655
3 Health occupations 5,780
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 7,750
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 1,905
6 Sales and service occupations 20,410
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 10,900
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 1,620
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 3,195
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 67,120
Industry - not applicable 2,045
All industries 65,075
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 1,445
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 75
22 Utilities 425
23 Construction 5,020
31-33 Manufacturing 5,685
41 Wholesale trade 2,240
44-45 Retail trade 9,135
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 2,810
51 Information and cultural industries 900
52 Finance and insurance 2,075
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 1,240
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 4,095
55 Management of companies and enterprises 75
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 3,495
61 Educational services 5,055
62 Health care and social assistance 9,185
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,425
72 Accommodation and food services 5,305
81 Other services (except public administration) 2,765
91 Public administration 2,615
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 56,490
Worked at home 11,620
Worked outside Canada 240
No fixed workplace address 6,735
Usual place of work 37,900
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 37,895
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 22,575
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 11,025
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 4,245
Commute to a different province or territory 60
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 44,635
Car, truck or van 40,200
Car, truck or van - as a driver 36,610
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 3,590
Public transit 1,360
Walked 1,825
Bicycle 355
Other method 895
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 44,635
Less than 15 minutes 18,475
15 to 29 minutes 16,450
30 to 44 minutes 5,525
45 to 59 minutes 1,660
60 minutes and over 2,520
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 72,330
English 69,615
French 165
Non-official language 220
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 220
English and French 915
English and non-official language(s) 1,305
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 105
Multiple non-official languages 0
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 72,330
Official languages 71,605
English 71,290
French 320
Non-official languages 390
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 128,210
Non-movers 79,285
Movers 48,925
Non-migrants 22,100
Migrants 26,825
Internal migrants 21,905
Intraprovincial migrants 20,290
Interprovincial migrants 1,620
External migrants 4,925
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