Oakville, Ontario Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Oakville, a town in Canada with a land area of 138.94 km2 and has a population density of 1538.50 people per km2.

The data includes average age, age distribution, marital status, individual and household income, spoken languages, employment and unemployment rates, occupations, religion, and various other characteristics.

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Population Characteristics

Based on the latest census, it is estimated the total population in Oakville is around 213,759 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Oakville in 2021 census have increased 10.28% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
193,832213,759 +10.28%

Population By Genders

Of the 213,759 total population in Oakville, the largest gender is female with around 110,280 women within the population.

103,480110,280 +6.17%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 193,832 population in Oakville, majority of them are in the age of 45 to 49 years years old, with 8.10% of them are male and 8.50% female. While the median age of the whole population is 41.60.

0 to 4 years4,710 4.60%4,570 4.10% 2.97%9,280 4.30%
5 to 9 years6,535 6.30%6,345 5.80% 2.91%12,875 6.00%
10 to 14 years8,300 8.00%7,985 7.20% 3.80%16,285 7.60%
15 to 19 years8,535 8.20%8,135 7.40% 4.69%16,665 7.80%
20 to 24 years6,875 6.60%6,500 5.90% 5.45%13,375 6.30%
25 to 29 years5,175 5.00%5,000 4.50% 3.38%10,175 4.80%
30 to 34 years4,865 4.70%5,445 4.90% 10.65%10,315 4.80%
35 to 39 years5,870 5.70%6,885 6.20% 14.74%12,755 6.00%
40 to 44 years6,805 6.60%8,295 7.50% 17.96%15,105 7.10%
45 to 49 years8,410 8.10%9,370 8.50% 10.25%17,780 8.30%
50 to 54 years8,595 8.30%9,015 8.20% 4.66%17,615 8.20%
55 to 59 years7,545 7.30%7,705 7.00% 2.08%15,255 7.10%
60 to 64 years6,175 6.00%6,510 5.90% 5.15%12,680 5.90%
65 to 69 years4,490 4.30%5,170 4.70% 13.15%9,665 4.50%
70 to 74 years3,760 3.60%4,580 4.20% 17.90%8,345 3.90%
75 to 79 years2,915 2.80%3,385 3.10% 13.88%6,300 2.90%
80 to 84 years2,070 2.00%2,465 2.20% 16.02%4,530 2.10%
85 years and over1,845 1.80%2,915 2.60% 36.71%4,760 2.20%
85 to 89 years1,215 1.20%1,695 1.50% 28.32%2,910 1.40%
90 to 94 years515 0.50%940 0.90% 45.21%1,455 0.70%
95 to 99 years100 0.10%255 0.20% 60.78%360 0.20%
100 years and over10 0.00%30 0.00% 66.67%40 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

If we look at the population data from the broader age groups, we can see that most people in Oakville are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

0 to 14 years18.90%17.10%18.00%
15 to 64 years66.50%66.10%66.30%
65 years and over14.60%16.80%15.70%
Average age of the population39.50%41.20%40.40%
Median age of the population40.80%42.80%41.60%

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Population of Oakville by Ethnicity and Origin

In Oakville, the population data reflects a diverse range of ethnicities, contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape. Oakville embraces various ethnic groups, each adding to its dynamic societal fabric.

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Oakville's dedication to inclusivity and the appreciation of distinct contributions that each ethnicity brings to the shared narrative of the area.

Here are the top 10 ethnicities in Oakville.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Indian (India)7.59%7.23%7.40%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Oakville, which totals 193,832, the majority, consisting of 43,130 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 2 persons.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person13,4259.15%
2 persons20,49013.95%
3 persons14,0409.55%
4 persons16,66011.30%
5 or more persons8,9506.10%

Income in Oakville

The population data in a region can offer valuable insights when analyzed in relation to income levels. By examining the income distribution within Oakville, we can gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics at play.

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Oakville is $47,200 (according to the 2020 data).

Per capita income data in a region provides a comprehensive snapshot of the average income earned by each individual residing within that area. By dividing the total income generated in the region by its population, per capita income quantifies the economic well-being of the population on an individual basis.

This data not only reflects the region's overall economic performance but also offers insights into income distribution, quality of life, and potential disparities.

Household Income

The median household income in Oakville is $128,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Oakville provides crucial insights into the economic landscape and living standards of its residents. By analyzing this data, policymakers, researchers, and businesses in Canada gain a comprehensive understanding of income distribution, socioeconomic disparities, and trends within Oakville.

Education Levels in Oakville

This data captures the distribution of individuals across various educational milestones, such as high school diplomas, college degrees, and beyond.

This information is pivotal in shaping educational policies, workforce development strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing access to quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities within Oakville.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher72,43578,770151,20554.45%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate25,63526,45552,09017.40%
No certificate, diploma or degree10,46010,88021,3356.70%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree100,415111,265211,68575.90%

Employment in Oakville

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Oakville's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 7.63% which is quite high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate57.57%
Unemployment rate7.63%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Oakville working as an employee. Most of them (65.40%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Oakville working self-employed.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The industry employment sectors census data provides valuable insights into the diverse economic landscape of a specific region in Oakville. By categorizing and quantifying the distribution of employment across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education, and more, this data illuminates the region's economic composition.

As we can see from the table below, most of the people (15%) in Oakville are working in the professional, scientific and technical services sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1301750%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction3101600%
Wholesale trade3,5202,2705%
Retail trade5,7305,89510%
Transportation and warehousing2,9551,2404%
Information and cultural industries2,0051,1903%
Finance and insurance6,4955,30510%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,7801,6853%
Professional, scientific and technical services10,1406,86515%
Management of companies and enterprises4455701%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1,9851,6953%
Educational services2,2755,8607%
Health care and social assistance2,4758,1759%
Arts, entertainment and recreation9901,0352%
Accommodation and food services2,1752,7954%
Other services (except public administration)1,3402,0953%
Public administration1,9052,1304%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Oakville. This data offers a comprehensive view of where individuals are employed, shedding light on the geographic distribution of workplaces and the flow of workers across various areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Worked at home22,58022,31544,88544.90%
Worked outside Canada5202207400.70%
No fixed workplace address5,5802,1857,7607.80%
Usual place of work23,79022,76546,55546.60%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Oakville travel to work or school, highlighting the prevalence of various modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transit, cycling, and walking.

This data aids in the formulation of targeted transportation policies and the development of efficient transit systems, ultimately contributing to sustainable urban planning and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the region.

Commuting Duration

The commuting duration captures the average time individuals spend traveling to their workplaces, shedding light on the efficiency of public transit systems, road networks, and the overall accessibility of the region.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes27.40%
15 to 29 minutes32.20%
30 to 44 minutes22.10%
45 to 59 minutes9.30%
60 minutes and over8.90%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Oakville offers a multifaceted lens onto societal dynamics. This intricate data repository encapsulates the diverse array of marital bonds within the locale.

Long-term commitments, such as marriages, civil unions, and common-law partnerships, coalesce into a mosaic that mirrors the region's social fabric. By examining trends in marital status, we can discern evolving norms and preferences around Oakville area, gauging the ebb and flow between tradition and modernity.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

In Oakville, the most used official language is English. Around 202,470 people in the area speak English.

English and French2,410
Neither English nor French4,760


This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

The most common religion in Oakville is Christian. Around 111,530 people in Oakville are Christian (52,170 males and 52,170 females).