Petawawa, Ontario Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Petawawa, a town in Canada with a land area of 164.70 km2 and has a population density of 110.30 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 Petawawa is around 18,160 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Petawawa in 2021 census have increased 5.66% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
17,18718,160 +5.66%

Population By Genders

Of the 18,160 total population in Petawawa, the largest gender is male with around 9,780 women within the population.

9,7808,385 +14.26%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 17,187 population in Petawawa, majority of them are in the age of 30 to 34 years years old, with 11.60% of them are male and 11.00% female. While the median age of the whole population is 32.00.

0 to 4 years705 7.20%695 8.30% 1.42%1,400 7.70%
5 to 9 years770 7.90%690 8.20% 10.39%1,460 8.00%
10 to 14 years560 5.70%530 6.30% 5.36%1,090 6.00%
15 to 19 years530 5.40%380 4.50% 28.30%915 5.00%
20 to 24 years885 9.00%480 5.70% 45.76%1,365 7.50%
25 to 29 years1,180 12.10%835 10.00% 29.24%2,020 11.10%
30 to 34 years1,130 11.60%920 11.00% 18.58%2,050 11.30%
35 to 39 years875 8.90%720 8.60% 17.71%1,595 8.80%
40 to 44 years595 6.10%530 6.30% 10.92%1,125 6.20%
45 to 49 years470 4.80%450 5.40% 4.26%920 5.10%
50 to 54 years420 4.30%445 5.30% 5.62%865 4.80%
55 to 59 years490 5.00%430 5.10% 12.24%925 5.10%
60 to 64 years350 3.60%365 4.40% 4.11%720 4.00%
65 to 69 years270 2.80%295 3.50% 8.47%565 3.10%
70 to 74 years245 2.50%260 3.10% 5.77%500 2.80%
75 to 79 years130 1.30%150 1.80% 13.33%280 1.50%
80 to 84 years95 1.00%115 1.40% 17.39%210 1.20%
85 years and over75 0.80%90 1.10% 16.67%165 0.90%
85 to 89 years55 0.60%65 0.80% 15.38%115 0.60%
90 to 94 years15 0.20%15 0.20% 0.00%30 0.20%
95 to 99 years5 0.10%5 0.10% 0.00%10 0.10%
100 years and over0 0.00%5 0.10% 100.00%5 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years20.90%22.90%21.80%
15 to 64 years70.80%66.40%68.80%
65 years and over8.40%10.70%9.40%
Average age of the population33.30%34.90%34.10%
Median age of the population31.20%33.20%32.00%

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Population of Petawawa by Ethnicity and Origin

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

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Petawawa'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 Petawawa.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
British Isles4.36%3.94%4.13%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Petawawa, which totals 17,187, the majority, consisting of 4,760 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 person1,55511.50%
2 persons2,35517.40%
3 persons1,1508.50%
4 persons1,1408.45%
5 or more persons5554.10%

Income in Petawawa

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

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Petawawa is $57,600 (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 Petawawa is $102,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Petawawa 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 Petawawa.

Education Levels in Petawawa

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 Petawawa.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher1,6652,6054,26018.65%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate5,2303,0008,22535.45%
No certificate, diploma or degree1,2309852,2159.15%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree5,7456,97012,71555.40%

Employment in Petawawa

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

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 4.49% which is pretty low acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate66.38%
Unemployment rate4.49%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Petawawa working as an employee. Most of them (75.90%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Petawawa 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 Petawawa. 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 (45%) in Petawawa are working in the public administration sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting15200%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1000%
Wholesale trade25200%
Retail trade2854308%
Transportation and warehousing100602%
Information and cultural industries10401%
Finance and insurance15701%
Real estate and rental and leasing10601%
Professional, scientific and technical services4402808%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1501653%
Educational services804456%
Health care and social assistance7586010%
Arts, entertainment and recreation30751%
Accommodation and food services2403106%
Other services (except public administration)601452%
Public administration3,3001,00545%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Petawawa. 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 home6207851,40515.80%
Worked outside Canada180202002.30%
No fixed workplace address7952951,09012.30%
Usual place of work3,5252,6456,17069.50%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Petawawa 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 minutes55.60%
15 to 29 minutes34.10%
30 to 44 minutes7.50%
45 to 59 minutes1.00%
60 minutes and over1.70%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Petawawa 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 Petawawa 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 Petawawa, the most used official language is English. Around 16,305 people in the area speak English.

English and French100
Neither English nor French15


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 Petawawa is Christian. Around 9,470 people in Petawawa are Christian (4,730 males and 4,730 females).