Toronto, Ontario Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Toronto, a city in Canada with a land area of 631.10 km2 and has a population density of 4427.80 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 Toronto is around 2,794,356 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Toronto in 2021 census have increased 2.30% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
2,731,5712,794,356 +2.30%

Population By Genders

Of the 2,794,356 total population in Toronto, the largest gender is female with around 1,443,490 women within the population.

1,350,8651,443,490 +6.42%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 2,731,571 population in Toronto, majority of them are in the age of 30 to 34 years years old, with 9.10% of them are male and 8.60% female. While the median age of the whole population is 39.60.

0 to 4 years63,380 4.70%60,170 4.20% 5.06%123,550 4.40%
5 to 9 years66,350 4.90%62,690 4.30% 5.52%129,040 4.60%
10 to 14 years67,665 5.00%64,040 4.40% 5.36%131,710 4.70%
15 to 19 years69,135 5.10%65,675 4.50% 5.00%134,810 4.80%
20 to 24 years93,740 6.90%91,915 6.40% 1.95%185,650 6.60%
25 to 29 years121,370 9.00%122,585 8.50% 0.99%243,955 8.70%
30 to 34 years122,845 9.10%123,935 8.60% 0.88%246,785 8.80%
35 to 39 years105,070 7.80%108,740 7.50% 3.38%213,810 7.70%
40 to 44 years88,905 6.60%96,910 6.70% 8.26%185,820 6.60%
45 to 49 years82,600 6.10%93,275 6.50% 11.44%175,875 6.30%
50 to 54 years87,130 6.40%96,925 6.70% 10.11%184,060 6.60%
55 to 59 years92,710 6.90%98,665 6.80% 6.04%191,380 6.80%
60 to 64 years81,960 6.10%88,970 6.20% 7.88%170,935 6.10%
65 to 69 years65,525 4.90%76,025 5.30% 13.81%141,550 5.10%
70 to 74 years53,985 4.00%64,930 4.50% 16.86%118,910 4.30%
75 to 79 years36,035 2.70%45,850 3.20% 21.41%81,880 2.90%
80 to 84 years26,000 1.90%36,785 2.50% 29.32%62,790 2.20%
85 years and over26,455 2.00%45,400 3.10% 41.73%71,855 2.60%
85 to 89 years16,995 1.30%25,435 1.80% 33.18%42,430 1.50%
90 to 94 years7,545 0.60%14,610 1.00% 48.36%22,155 0.80%
95 to 99 years1,720 0.10%4,675 0.30% 63.21%6,400 0.20%
100 years and over195 0.00%680 0.00% 71.32%875 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years14.60%12.90%13.80%
15 to 64 years70.00%68.40%69.20%
65 years and over15.40%18.60%17.10%
Average age of the population40.30%42.60%41.50%
Median age of the population38.40%41.20%39.60%

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Population of Toronto by Ethnicity and Origin

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

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

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Indian (India)7.00%6.22%6.60%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Toronto, which totals 2,731,571, the majority, consisting of 542,625 people live in a apartment in a building that has five or more storeys. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 1 person.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person385,76516.60%
2 persons353,41515.20%
3 persons178,2257.70%
4 persons147,3606.35%
5 or more persons96,1204.15%

Income in Toronto

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

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Toronto is $39,200 (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 Toronto is $84,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Toronto 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 Toronto.

Education Levels in Toronto

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 Toronto.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher827,190940,7651,767,95045.25%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate444,595415,135859,72521.20%
No certificate, diploma or degree232,505244,115476,63011.45%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree1,238,5301,405,6802,644,20567.45%

Employment in Toronto

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

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 8.84% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate55.01%
Unemployment rate8.84%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Toronto working as an employee. Most of them (67.20%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Toronto 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 Toronto. 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 (14%) in Toronto are working in the professional, scientific and technical services sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1,4801,0850%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1,3356600%
Wholesale trade27,73017,6503%
Retail trade68,15573,4209%
Transportation and warehousing51,52015,8104%
Information and cultural industries34,70526,1404%
Finance and insurance63,06060,4358%
Real estate and rental and leasing22,16518,8803%
Professional, scientific and technical services114,91590,96514%
Management of companies and enterprises4,4654,7151%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services40,48034,6105%
Educational services37,80569,6707%
Health care and social assistance37,860125,61011%
Arts, entertainment and recreation17,43015,9752%
Accommodation and food services40,03042,1305%
Other services (except public administration)23,19037,8254%
Public administration24,56530,4004%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Toronto. 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 home245,515264,720510,24039.00%
Worked outside Canada3,9902,4106,3950.50%
No fixed workplace address102,34539,945142,29010.90%
Usual place of work323,655325,525649,18549.60%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Toronto 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 minutes16.50%
15 to 29 minutes31.80%
30 to 44 minutes28.10%
45 to 59 minutes11.20%
60 minutes and over12.50%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Toronto 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 Toronto 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 Toronto, the most used official language is English. Around 2,590,345 people in the area speak English.

English and French22,190
Neither English nor French121,390


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 Toronto is Christian. Around 1,274,450 people in Toronto are Christian (580,640 males and 580,640 females).