World Population

Ontario Population

Ontario is a province in east-central Canada, borders Quebec province to the east, United States to the south, and Manitoba to the west. Ontario is divided into two larger regions, Northern and Southern Ontario. Northern Ontario is divided into Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Ontario. Southern Ontario is further divided into Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, and Southwestern Ontario, essentially creating 5 distinct regions. Ontario province is most populous in Canada and home to more than one-third of total population. According to Statcan, Ontario population in 2021 is estimated to be 14.8 million, second largest province of Canada in area, after Quebec. Toronto is the provincial capital city, and Ottawa is the national capital. Most of Ontario's population lives within municipal boundaries, Population is growing but at a slower rate than the rest of Canada, however, population growth in unincorporated territories slightly outpaced that of municipalities. On aggregate, smaller municipalities are getting smaller or are stagnant and the larger urban municipalities are showing more rapid growth. Ontario's population change is lower than projections for most census divisions.


Ethnic groups

Becoming a Canadian citizen is very easy. You need to first be a permanent resident and have lived in Canada for three out of the last five years, pass a citizenship test, prove your language skills. It is cheaper to live in a metropolitan city in Canada than in the United States, roughly it takes 12 months for the Citizenship process. Canada is the top tenth most powerful passport on the planet, including with Australia.

ResidentsPopulationMaleFemale
Canadian citizens12,223,0655,987,3606,235,705
Canadian citizens aged under 182,546,0751,305,8201,240,255
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over9,676,9904,681,5404,995,445
Not Canadian citizens1,019,095484,880534,215

People up to third generation are officially termed as non-immigrants and thereon the people inflow is termed as immigrants. Below table indicates Ontario immigration numbers per year:

ImmigrantsPopulationMaleFemale
Non-immigrants9,188,8154,555,2704,633,545
Immigrants3,852,1451,814,6652,037,480
Before 19811,077,745507,500570,240
1981 to 1990513,995246,235267,755
1991 to 2000834,510390,315444,195
2001 to 2010953,730446,895506,835
2001 to 2005490,560230,950259,610
2006 to 2010463,170215,945247,225
2011 to 2016472,170223,715248,450
Non-permanent residents201,200102,30598,895

The Ontario state officially categorizes its population into six groups, they are Native American/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, African American, European Whites, Asian, and Native Hawaiian. Below table is the Immigrants by selected place of birth:

Place of BirthPopulation
Americas598,950
Brazil14,705
Colombia28,815
El Salvador20,920
Guyana79,745
Haiti10,195
Jamaica119,840
Mexico30,075
Peru10,550
Trinidad and Tobago52,810
United States109,005
Other places of birth in Americas122,280
Europe1,144,295
Bosnia and Herzegovina21,300
Croatia27,330
France13,385
Germany63,460
Greece36,575
Hungary22,085
Ireland15,275
Italy157,815
Netherlands47,400
Poland96,000
Portugal103,025
Romania42,720
Russian Federation42,980
Serbia23,695
Ukraine39,945
United Kingdom264,125
Other places of birth in Europe127,190
Africa226,770
Algeria2,925
Egypt34,510
Ethiopia15,570
Kenya14,940
Morocco5,485
Nigeria20,630
Somalia16,970
South Africa, Republic of19,390
Other places of birth in Africa96,355
Asia1,869,805
Afghanistan33,145
Bangladesh39,410
China317,225
Hong Kong108,030
India360,540
Iran86,810
Iraq50,390
Japan8,145
Korea, South57,085
Lebanon34,545
Pakistan142,265
Philippines231,760
Sri Lanka109,855
Syria22,680
Taiwan17,840
Viet Nam80,525
Other places of birth in Asia169,555
Oceania and other places of birth12,330

Recent immigrants by selected places of birth

Recent ImmigrantsPopulation
Americas60,700
Brazil3,180
Colombia4,520
Cuba1,950
Haiti2,575
Jamaica8,935
Mexico5,670
United States14,635
Venezuela2,460
Other places of birth in Americas16,775
Europe45,295
France2,010
Germany1,695
Ireland1,900
Moldova880
Romania2,425
Russian Federation4,905
Ukraine4,455
United Kingdom7,780
Other places of birth in Europe19,245
Africa39,380
Algeria415
Cameroon1,390
Congo, Democratic Republic of the1,835
Côte d'Ivoire605
Egypt8,220
Eritrea2,055
Ethiopia2,505
Morocco655
Nigeria5,910
Somalia2,065
South Africa, Republic of1,410
Tunisia310
Other places of birth in Africa12,010
Asia324,820
Afghanistan5,785
Bangladesh8,180
China58,840
Hong Kong1,985
India69,325
Iran21,225
Iraq14,645
Israel2,050
Japan1,385
Korea, South6,320
Lebanon3,230
Nepal3,395
Pakistan25,435
Philippines53,190
Saudi Arabia3,140
Sri Lanka8,185
Syria12,710
Taiwan1,015
Turkey2,590
United Arab Emirates4,290
Viet Nam3,885
Other places of birth in Asia13,995
Oceania and other1,980
Australia1,535
Other places of birth445

30.6% of the Ontario population are First Generation immigrants, The persons who were born outside Canada, followed by 22.6% are Second Generation immigrants, The Children of First Generation who are born in Canada and 45.13% are the Third Generation Immigrants, Third generation or more refers to people who are born in Canada with both parents born in Canada, Grand Children of First Generation.

Immigrants by GenerationPopulationMaleFemale
First generation4,122,8401,953,0952,169,740
Second generation3,049,8351,525,3001,524,540
Third generation or more6,069,4852,993,8453,075,640
The four main categories of immigrants to Canada are Economic Immigrants (Canadian experience class, skilled workers and business people), Principal immigrants(people who moved for study purpose), Secondary Immigrants (dependents), the Family Class members (closely related persons of Canadian residents living in Canada), Humanitarian and Compassionate applicants (people accepted as immigrants for humanitarian grounds.
Immigrants TypePopulationMaleFemale
Economic immigrants1,364,380677,695686,685
Principal applicants540,795338,460202,335
Secondary applicants823,580339,240484,350
Immigrants sponsored by family940,405382,890557,520
Refugees482,665253,750228,910
Other immigrants38,03517,40020,640

Aboriginal Canadian identity, sometimes known as Aboriginality, is the perception of oneself as Aboriginal Canadian, or the recognition by others of that identity. This includes those who reported being an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuit and/or those who Registered or Treaty Indian status, that is registered under the Indian Act of Canada, and those who reported membership in a First Nation or Indian band. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.

ResidentsPopulationMaleFemale
Aboriginal identity374,395179,970194,420
Single Aboriginal responses361,125173,685187,445
First Nations (North American Indian)236,680112,840123,845
Métis120,58559,01561,570
Inuk (Inuit)3,8601,8352,030
Multiple Aboriginal responses5,7302,6803,045
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere7,5403,6153,930
Non-Aboriginal identity12,867,7656,292,2656,575,500

Minority population in Canada includes 3.8 million Canadians identified as a member of a visible minority group in the 2016 Census, accounting for 28.9% of the total population. People of South Asian origin are Canada's largest visible minority group, with a population of 1.1 million followed by Chinese with 754,550, Black with 627,715, and Filipinos with 311,675.

ImmigrantsPopulationMaleFemale
Total visible minority population3,885,5851,878,0752,007,505
South Asian1,150,415582,010568,400
Chinese754,550359,230395,315
Black627,715296,270331,445
Filipino311,675132,440179,230
Latin American195,95093,645102,310
Arab210,435109,585100,850
Southeast Asian133,85563,25570,605
West Asian154,67077,38577,280
Korean88,93542,44546,495
Japanese30,83013,59517,235
Visible minority, n.i.e.97,97046,10551,860
Multiple visible minorities128,58562,10566,485
Not a visible minority9,356,5754,594,1654,762,410

Population by Ethnic origin at the 2016 census, the racial and ethnic composition of Ontario was 60.6% are European Origin, Whites, 3.85% are Aboriginal origins, 2.4% are Latin, Central and South American origins, 3% are African origins, 23% are Asian origins and 0.15% are Oceania origins.

Ethnic groupsPopulation
North American Aboriginal origins518,300
First Nations (North American Indian)385,505
Inuit6,870
Métis137,485
Other North American origins3,220,595
Acadian16,580
American140,165
Canadian3,109,770
New Brunswicker320
Newfoundlander10,850
Nova Scotian1,485
Ontarian2,165
Québécois5,390
Other North American origins, n.i.e.675
European origins8,151,470
British Isles origins4,900,430
Channel Islander1,120
Cornish755
English2,808,805
Irish2,095,460
Manx2,450
Scottish2,107,295
Welsh198,475
British Isles origins, n.i.e.323,185
French origins1,350,520
Alsatian1,235
Breton290
Corsican205
French1,349,255
Western European origins (except French origins)1,766,975
Austrian72,475
Bavarian450
Belgian57,890
Dutch527,750
Flemish4,005
Frisian2,705
German1,189,670
Luxembourger915
Swiss59,835
Western European origins, n.i.e.1,095
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins)266,085
Danish53,555
Finnish76,755
Icelandic13,215
Norwegian59,335
Swedish71,035
Northern European origins, n.i.e.12,540
Eastern European origins1,339,610
Bulgarian16,750
Byelorussian11,690
Czech42,340
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.14,810
Estonian15,075
Hungarian163,500
Latvian18,095
Lithuanian35,100
Moldovan3,905
Polish523,490
Romanian98,235
Russian220,850
Slovak40,535
Ukrainian376,440
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.10,330
Southern European origins1,772,160
Albanian25,980
Bosnian14,680
Catalan285
Croatian82,220
Cypriot4,400
Greek148,555
Italian931,805
Kosovar1,305
Macedonian39,440
Maltese35,255
Montenegrin2,545
Portuguese324,930
Serbian66,835
Sicilian4,190
Slovenian26,485
Spanish171,145
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.20,245
Southern European origins, n.i.e.965
Other European origins105,865
Basque1,585
Jewish77,280
Roma (Gypsy)2,295
Slavic, n.o.s.2,065
Other European origins, n.i.e.23,290
Caribbean origins462,600
Antiguan3,275
Bahamian2,305
Barbadian26,625
Bermudan2,010
Carib2,295
Cuban14,490
Dominican9,180
Grenadian14,690
Guadeloupean70
Haitian17,715
Jamaican257,060
Kittitian/Nevisian2,260
Martinican195
Montserratan620
Puerto Rican1,495
St. Lucian7,170
Trinidadian/Tobagonian59,560
Vincentian/Grenadinian12,155
West Indian, n.o.s.56,865
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.16,970
Latin, Central and South American origins322,210
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya)10,795
Arawak1,055
Argentinian11,460
Belizean810
Bolivian1,885
Brazilian18,395
Chilean14,625
Colombian40,820
Costa Rican2,790
Ecuadorian20,385
Guatemalan10,040
Guyanese73,360
Hispanic5,805
Honduran3,360
Maya2,500
Mexican43,120
Nicaraguan7,100
Panamanian2,475
Paraguayan600
Peruvian14,780
Salvadorean27,595
Uruguayan4,200
Venezuelan11,750
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.14,095
African origins414,095
Central and West African origins85,735
Akan965
Angolan1,635
Ashanti1,205
Beninese555
Burkinabe415
Cameroonian4,700
Chadian645
Congolese10,425
Edo1,025
Ewe180
Gabonese170
Gambian630
Ghanaian24,850
Guinean1,105
Ibo1,940
Ivorian1,350
Liberian770
Malian490
Malinké345
Nigerian26,560
Peulh135
Senegalese1,000
Sierra Leonean1,175
Togolese670
Wolof80
Yoruba4,055
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.4,745
North African origins86,665
Algerian4,065
Berber1,845
Coptic2,305
Dinka205
Egyptian52,845
Libyan3,785
Maure290
Moroccan12,305
Sudanese8,975
Tunisian2,295
North African origins, n.i.e.1,755
Southern and East African origins128,910
Afrikaner560
Amhara720
Bantu, n.o.s.870
Burundian3,105
Djiboutian1,035
Eritrean11,870
Ethiopian22,560
Harari475
Kenyan5,860
Malagasy430
Mauritian3,600
Oromo1,290
Rwandan3,215
Seychellois350
Somali40,995
South African19,760
Tanzanian2,610
Tigrian770
Ugandan2,950
Zambian805
Zimbabwean3,425
Zulu440
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.8,475
Other African origins119,670
Black, n.o.s.17,380
Other African origins, n.i.e.103,560
Asian origins3,100,450
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins523,340
Afghan54,535
Arab, n.o.s.44,705
Armenian29,675
Assyrian12,075
Azerbaijani4,105
Georgian2,815
Hazara680
Iranian117,065
Iraqi50,460
Israeli17,080
Jordanian9,660
Kazakh1,325
Kurd9,210
Kuwaiti1,510
Kyrgyz340
Lebanese86,245
Palestinian28,480
Pashtun3,010
Saudi Arabian3,660
Syrian31,440
Tajik1,850
Tatar2,135
Turk34,165
Turkmen695
Uighur755
Uzbek2,400
Yemeni4,225
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.16,270
South Asian origins1,182,845
Bangladeshi29,195
Bengali15,235
Bhutanese1,450
East Indian774,500
Goan4,775
Gujarati5,915
Kashmiri1,795
Nepali8,150
Pakistani149,060
Punjabi55,455
Sinhalese5,195
Sri Lankan124,270
Tamil42,760
South Asian origins, n.i.e.58,705
East and Southeast Asian origins1,422,890
Burmese4,420
Cambodian (Khmer)14,655
Chinese849,345
Filipino337,760
Hmong650
Indonesian9,325
Japanese41,620
Karen1,645
Korean93,420
Laotian9,875
Malaysian7,310
Mongolian2,940
Singaporean1,260
Taiwanese10,060
Thai6,865
Tibetan6,365
Vietnamese107,640
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.4,375
Other Asian origins13,430
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.13,430
Oceania origins20,680
Australian13,315
New Zealander4,250
Pacific Islands origins3,490
Fijian1,610
Hawaiian470
Maori485
Polynesian, n.o.s.275
Samoan225
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.555


Languages

English is the official and most spoken language in Ontario, 85.1% speak English and 0.3% speak French.

LanguagePopulationMaleFemale
English only11,455,5005,689,8305,765,665
French only40,04017,34022,705
English and French1,490,390665,850824,540
Neither English nor French326,935130,850196,085
Around 200 languages were reported by Ontarians as mother tongue in the 2016 Census. The top 25 of these accounted for 98.3% of Ontario's total population. More than 70 Aboriginal languages were reported in the 2016 Census. These languages can be divided into 12 language families and they are Algonquian languages, Inuit languages, Siouan languages, Athabaskan languages, Salish languages, Tsimshian languages, Wakashan languages, Iroquoian languages, Michif, Tlingit, Kutenai and Haida.
Language Spoken at HomePopulation
English10,328,680
French277,045
Non-official languages1,916,315
Aboriginal languages9,210
Algonquian languages8,685
Cree-Montagnais languages2,370
Montagnais (Innu)5
Moose Cree10
Naskapi10
Northern East Cree20
Swampy Cree105
Woods Cree5
Cree, n.o.s.2,220
Eastern Algonquian languages5
Mi'kmaq5
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages6,305
Algonquin5
Ojibway3,315
Oji-Cree2,905
Ottawa (Odawa)75
Algonquian languages, n.i.e.5
Athabaskan languages20
Northern Athabaskan languages15
Dene5
Gwich'in5
Sarsi (Sarcee)5
Inuit languages160
Inuktitut140
Inuit languages, n.i.e.15
Iroquoian languages210
Cayuga5
Mohawk185
Oneida20
Michif5
Siouan languages5
Dakota5
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)5
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s.120
Non-Aboriginal languages1,907,105
Afro-Asiatic languages138,460
Berber languages345
Kabyle255
Berber languages, n.i.e.90
Cushitic languages14,460
Bilen170
Oromo805
Somali13,370
Cushitic languages, n.i.e.110
Semitic languages123,410
Amharic5,625
Arabic94,195
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic9,515
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic2,915
Harari555
Hebrew4,850
Maltese1,090
Tigrigna3,920
Semitic languages, n.i.e.755
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e.245
Austro-Asiatic languages50,245
Khmer (Cambodian)3,770
Vietnamese46,435
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e40
Austronesian languages85,370
Bikol90
Cebuano2,325
Fijian15
Hiligaynon910
Ilocano4,100
Malagasy35
Malay1,810
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango)445
Pangasinan90
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)75,070
Waray-Waray90
Austronesian languages, n.i.e.380
Creole languages5,325
Haitian Creole355
Creole, n.o.s.3,995
Creole languages, n.i.e.975
Dravidian languages96,250
Kannada1,060
Malayalam8,760
Tamil80,600
Telugu5,705
Dravidian languages, n.i.e.125
Hmong-Mien languages200
Indo-European languages978,300
Albanian9,190
Armenian8,630
Balto-Slavic languages192,945
Baltic languages2,305
Latvian860
Lithuanian1,440
Slavic languages190,645
Belarusan175
Bosnian3,220
Bulgarian4,830
Croatian11,125
Czech3,070
Macedonian6,255
Polish52,555
Russian63,570
Serbian23,175
Serbo-Croatian1,925
Slovak3,520
Slovene (Slovenian)1,465
Ukrainian15,415
Slavic languages, n.i.e.355
Celtic languages120
Scottish Gaelic60
Welsh30
Celtic languages, n.i.e.35
Germanic languages44,515
Afrikaans755
Danish280
Dutch4,450
Frisian90
German37,255
Icelandic45
Norwegian70
Swedish385
Vlaams (Flemish)145
Yiddish370
Germanic languages, n.i.e.655
Greek21,700
Indo-Iranian languages435,835
Indo-Aryan languages344,050
Bengali29,590
Gujarati45,445
Hindi28,960
Kashmiri65
Konkani540
Marathi2,420
Nepali5,640
Oriya (Odia)325
Punjabi (Panjabi)132,135
Sindhi2,880
Sinhala (Sinhalese)4,595
Urdu91,450
Iranian languages90,730
Kurdish3,675
Pashto6,750
Persian (Farsi)80,305
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e.1,050
Italic (Romance) languages265,375
Catalan135
Italian72,960
Portuguese67,415
Romanian19,920
Spanish104,820
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e.110
Japanese6,040
Kartvelian languages770
Georgian775
Korean48,540
Mongolic languages225
Mongolian230
Niger-Congo languages12,120
Akan (Twi)4,415
Bamanankan25
Edo305
Ewe135
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde)110
Ga175
Ganda195
Igbo540
Lingala225
Rundi (Kirundi)475
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)420
Shona455
Swahili2,085
Wolof130
Yoruba1,300
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e.1,120
Nilo-Saharan languages550
Dinka120
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e.425
Sign languages4,425
American Sign Language1,605
Quebec Sign Language25
Sign languages, n.i.e2,795
Sino-Tibetan languages448,200
Chinese languages441,615
Cantonese198,745
Hakka2,870
Mandarin220,535
Min Dong265
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese)5,775
Wu (Shanghainese)3,690
Chinese, n.o.s.9,630
Chinese languages, n.i.e.100
Tibeto-Burman languages6,580
Burmese1,010
Karenic languages1,360
Tibetan3,875
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e.335
Tai-Kadai languages3,865
Lao2,535
Thai1,315
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e10
Turkic languages12,435
Azerbaijani770
Turkish10,545
Uyghur290
Uzbek585
Turkic languages, n.i.e.250
Uralic languages15,330
Estonian790
Finnish1,835
Hungarian12,700


According to 2016 census, the population of Canada is 13,448,494 and the population in 2011 is 12,851,821, Population change from 2011 to 2016 is 4.6%. The population of age group from 0 to 14 years is 2,207,970(Male:1,131,615,Female:1,076,350), 15 to 64 years is 8,988,865(Male:4,412,115, Female:4,576,750), 65 years and over is 2,251,655 (Male:1,015,655, Female:4,1,236,000), 85 years and over is 301,075 (Male:106,090, Female:4,194,985).

Age GroupTotalMaleFemale
0 to 4 years697,360357,300340,055
5 to 9 years756,085387,320368,765
10 to 14 years754,530387,000367,530
15 to 19 years811,670416,730394,945
20 to 24 years894,390457,815436,570
25 to 29 years874,350436,345438,010
30 to 34 years864,765420,800443,965
35 to 39 years842,485402,900439,585
40 to 44 years871,875418,465453,415
45 to 49 years937,385453,105484,275
50 to 54 years1,056,345517,170539,175
55 to 59 years989,460482,280507,180
60 to 64 years846,145406,505439,640
65 to 69 years737,745352,475385,270
70 to 74 years528,645250,455278,185
75 to 79 years393,010179,810213,195
80 to 84 years291,185126,825164,360
85 to 89 years188,47073,045115,425
90 to 94 years88,39027,40060,990
95 to 99 years21,2105,15016,060
100 years and over3,0054952,520
StatusTotalMaleFemale
Married or living common law6,438,0853,219,2903,218,795
Married5,531,9302,764,2752,767,655
Living common law906,155455,015451,145
Not married and not living common law4,802,4402,208,4852,593,955
Never married3,182,7851,689,1801,493,605
Separated328,675138,140190,535
Divorced653,835252,900400,935
Widowed637,150128,265508,880


Income Distribution

Income RangePopulationMaleFemale
Under $10,0001,615,790711,105904,685
$10,000 to $19,9991,829,355742,7101,086,645
$20,000 to $29,9991,410,760589,975820,785
$30,000 to $39,9991,147,510519,550627,955
$40,000 to $49,9991,021,880489,595532,285
$50,000 to $59,999809,115415,950393,165
$60,000 to $69,999630,635348,525282,110
$70,000 to $79,999479,890277,725202,165
$80,000 to $89,999378,185222,095156,095
$90,000 to $99,999324,810181,815142,995
$100,000 and over909,005616,420292,585
$100,000 to $149,999600,995394,410206,590
$150,000 and over308,010222,01086,000


History

Paleo Indians are the native Indians used to stay in the region of Ontario for thousands of years. The History of Ontario covers the period from the arrival of Europeans in 1791, Upper Canada is named as Ontario. The settlement of York became Toronto in 1796. Between 1785 and 1806, The Upper Canada's population increased from 6,000 to 46,000 between 1785 to 1806.


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