World Population

Ottawa Population

Ottawa is the city in Ontario province and capital city of Canada, located on the south bank of the Ottawa River, and its confluence of three major rivers of the Ottawa River, the Gatineau River and the Rideau River. Ottawa population in 2021 is estimated to be 1.15 million, covers city area of 2,790.30 sq km (1,077.34 sq mi), fourth largest city in Canada. According to statcan data Ottawa population in 2020 estimates are 1,111,773 people. Ottawa refers from Ottawa River, from the Algonquin language Odawa, means trade. The Greater Ottawa-Gatineau Area is the census metropolitan area, also referred to as Canada's Capital Region is the city of Ottawa, and the neighboring city of Gatineau, Quebec. The Greater area can also increase its support to emerging or new economic clusters covers 6767.41 sq km (2612.79 sq mi) forms the metropolitan region.

Ottawa city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearOttawa Population
1950282,326
1955329,307
1960399,176
1965468,623
1970558,557
1975656,938
1980719,978
1985786,674
1990892,600
1995976,800
20001,041,385
20051,108,515
20101,197,003
20111,218,013
20151,290,572
2020*1,378,151
2025*1,451,571
2035*1,588,536
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Ottawa city Population(UA)

Greater Ottawa-Gatineau Area

The Greater Ottawa-Gatineau Area is defined as the City of Ottawa, the City of Gatineau, and the surrounding municipalities to the two cities. The Greater Ottawa-Gatineau population will soon reach 1.5 million people by 2025 and will likely reach 2 to 3 million by the end of this century. By 2021 population density of Greater area is 196 per square kilometre. The Greater Ottawa-Gatineau population in 2016 is 1,323,783, as compared to 1,254,919 in 2011 with the percent change of 5.5. Total private dwellings are 571,146.

Ottawa City(2021)Greater Ottawa-Gatineau(2020)
Population1.15 million 1,461,494
Area2,790.30 sq km (1,077.34 sq mi)6767 sq km (2612.79 sq mi)
Rank4(Canada)
Reference: statcan


Ottawa Language demographics

According to 2016 census of Greater Ottawa area, English and French as co-official languages, 37.6% of the population can speak both languages as of 2016, making it the largest city in Canada with both spoken languages. English constitute 62.4 percent, while French make up 14.2 percent.

LanguagesPopulation
English768,215
French353,425
Non-official languages115,545
Aboriginal languages405
Algonquian languages265
Cree-Montagnais languages250
Armenian250
Niger-Congo languages250
Wu (Shanghainese)250
Karenic languages250
Moose Cree5
Naskapi5
Southern East Cree5
Woods Cree5
Eastern Algonquian languages5
Mi'kmaq5
Carrier5
Michif5
Maltese5
Austro-Asiatic languages; n.i.e5
Scottish Gaelic5
Icelandic5
Kashmiri5
Italic (Romance) languages5
Kartvelian languages5
Georgian5
Chinese languages5
Northern East Cree30
Bilen30
Belarusan30
Bamanankan30
Dinka30
Swampy Cree10
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages10
Ojibway10
Pangasinan10
Waray-Waray10
Dravidian languages10
Slavic languages10
Celtic languages10
Norwegian10
Oriya (Odia)10
Ga10
Uyghur10
Cree190
Inuit languages135
Inuktitut115
Marathi115
Tibeto-Burman languages115
Inuit languages15
Yiddish15
Mongolic languages15
Min Dong15
Non-Aboriginal languages115,140
Afro-Asiatic languages28,965
Berber languages475
Kabyle385
Berber languages90
Nilo-Saharan languages90
Cushitic languages4,005
Oromo130
Akan (Twi)130
Somali3,785
Cushitic languages55
Latvian55
Igbo55
Semitic languages24,470
Amharic870
Arabic22,950
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic35
Konkani35
Ewe35
Ganda35
Harari20
Semitic languages20
Afro-Asiatic languages20
Macedonian20
Catalan20
Mongolian20
Shona20
Estonian20
Hebrew145
Tigrigna430
Croatian430
Austro-Asiatic languages4,530
Khmer (Cambodian)590
Vietnamese3,935
Austronesian languages3,395
Cebuano125
Hiligaynon45
Austronesian languages45
Uzbek45
Other languages45
Ilocano230
Malagasy25
Slovene (Slovenian)25
Danish25
Indo-Iranian languages25
Turkic languages25
Malay120
American Sign Language120
Tagalog (Pilipino; Filipino)2,780
Creole languages2,235
Haitian Creole205
Creole1,960
Creole languages75
Dravidian languages1,880
Kannada80
Malayalam285
Tamil1,310
Hindi1,310
Telugu200
Indo-European languages45,425
Albanian320
Balto-Slavic languages10,880
Baltic languages110
Lingala110
Lithuanian50
Hakka50
Azerbaijani50
Slavic languages10,765
Bosnian425
Bulgarian560
Swahili560
Czech235
Polish2,165
Russian4,125
Serbian1,490
Serbo-Croatian465
Slovak210
Ukrainian575
Germanic languages1,140
Afrikaans40
Quebec Sign Language40
Finnish40
Dutch195
German780
Swedish70
Tibetan70
Greek670
Indo-Iranian languages15,305
Indo-Aryan languages9,795
Bengali1,985
Gujarati620
Nepali735
Punjabi (Panjabi)2,225
Sindhi65
Sinhala (Sinhalese)400
Sign languages400
Urdu2,285
Iranian languages5,480
Kurdish435
Pashto655
Persian (Farsi)4,385
Italic (Romance) languages16,850
Italian2,580
Portuguese3,020
Romanian1,865
Spanish9,365
Japanese440
Korean1,215
Niger-Congo languages2,275
Fulah (Pular; Pulaar; Fulfulde)60
Yoruba60
Nilo-Saharan languages60
Rundi (Kirundi)480
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)330
Wolof100
Sign languages; n.i.e240
Sino-Tibetan languages22,425
Chinese languages21,840
Cantonese5,985
Mandarin14,600
Min Nan (Chaochow; Teochow; Fukien; Taiwanese)305
Chinese635
Tibeto-Burman languages580
Burmese150
Tai-Kadai languages335
Lao225
Thai105
Turkic languages925
Turkish800
Uralic languages555
Hungarian490


Ottawa Population by Race

Immigrants by selected place of birth:

NationalityPopulationMaleFemale
Americas41,15518,27022,885
Brazil1,290600695
Colombia2,7451,1251,620
El Salvador2,1651,0301,135
Guyana1,420665755
Haiti8,5153,6504,865
Jamaica3,1751,3851,790
Mexico1,8257251,100
Peru1,165550615
Trinidad and Tobago1,360525830
United States9,5304,3755,160
Other places of birth in Americas7,9603,6454,315
Europe66,81532,05034,760
Bosnia and Herzegovina2,3451,1501,195
Croatia1,020500520
France4,4702,1052,370
Germany4,5601,9652,595
Greece990530460
Hungary885465430
Ireland920435475
Italy5,6752,9602,715
Netherlands2,2801,1651,115
Poland4,5302,0252,500
Portugal3,4351,6751,760
Romania3,3701,6101,760
Russian Federation3,1951,3351,850
Serbia1,070520550
Ukraine2,0059401,065
United Kingdom17,2308,6608,565
Other places of birth in Europe8,8404,0104,825
Africa41,49019,79021,700
Algeria2,2451,1501,090
Egypt3,7451,9901,755
Ethiopia2,3201,0851,245
Kenya1,160580580
Morocco2,7751,3701,405
Nigeria1,385655735
Somalia3,9851,5302,455
South Africa; Republic of965515450
Other places of birth in Africa22,90010,92511,980
Asia105,41550,11555,300
Afghanistan2,5101,2651,240
Bangladesh2,7001,4051,300
China18,9008,15010,755
Hong Kong3,0951,5451,550
India10,6855,3505,330
Iran4,9002,4652,430
Iraq3,8702,0701,800
Japan775190585
Korea; South1,8558051,050
Lebanon13,5607,1156,440
Pakistan3,9801,9801,995
Philippines9,3053,4655,835
Sri Lanka2,4001,1451,245
Syria3,6151,8401,775
Taiwan880370515
Viet Nam5,9802,7453,235
Other places of birth in Asia16,4108,1958,215
Oceania and other places of birth930495430
Recent immigrants by selected places of birth
EthnicPopulationMaleFemale
Americas5,5952,6152,975
Brazil20011580
Colombia515235280
Cuba220105115
Haiti1,780795990
Jamaica1458560
Mexico320125195
United States1,360715645
Venezuela17060110
Other places of birth in Americas885385495
Europe3,6951,7801,920
France655335315
Germany17575100
Ireland956530
Moldova753545
Romania240110130
Russian Federation420160260
Ukraine275135140
United Kingdom665340320
Other places of birth in Europe1,095530570
Africa9,8004,6355,170
Algeria390170220
Cameroon755410350
Congo; Democratic Republic of the1,085470615
Côte d'Ivoire425180240
Egypt850460385
Eritrea245115130
Ethiopia335125215
Morocco485230250
Nigeria440200235
Somalia370155215
South Africa; Republic of1105555
Tunisia215105105
Other places of birth in Africa4,0951,9552,135
Asia18,6459,0359,610
Afghanistan550280270
Bangladesh540270270
China2,8551,2201,635
Hong Kong854535
India1,9501,070875
Iran880415465
Iraq1,155600555
Israel20511090
Japan1152585
Korea; South25590165
Lebanon1,115585530
Nepal290160125
Pakistan695380310
Philippines2,7401,1051,640
Saudi Arabia375220155
Sri Lanka22095130
Syria2,1301,145990
Taiwan502530
Turkey19510095
United Arab Emirates355220135
Viet Nam21080130
Other places of birth in Asia1,685795890
Oceania and other1508070
Australia1358555
Other places of birth20015

Aboriginal population

AboriginalPopulationMaleFemale
Aboriginal identity38,12018,15019,965
Single Aboriginal36,22517,31018,915
First Nations (North American Indian)17,7908,4009,385
Métis17,1558,3258,825
Inuk (Inuit)1,280580700
Multiple Aboriginal765335440
Non-Aboriginal identity1,262,615617,450645,165

Visible minority population

RegionPopulationMaleFemale
South Asian39,98020,32019,655
Chinese43,77520,66523,105
Black77,99537,06040,935
Filipino12,7155,0857,630
Latin American15,6307,1808,460
Arab49,52025,96023,565
Southeast Asian13,7256,4957,230
West Asian9,9255,0754,855
Korean3,2601,4701,800
Japanese2,6251,0851,540
Visible minority; n.i.e.3,0951,4001,690
Multiple visible minorities8,7204,1404,580
Not a visible minority1,019,750499,655520,090

Ethnic origin population

EthnicPopulation
North American Aboriginal origins74,120
First Nations (North American Indian)54,090
Inuit1,850
Métis20,035
Other North American origins501,820
Acadian5,515
American14,165
Canadian484,255
New Brunswicker80
Newfoundlander780
Nova Scotian120
Ontarian650
Québécois6,590
Other North American origins30
European origins772,545
British Isles origins468,015
Channel Islander115
Cornish85
English224,680
Irish244,575
Manx185
Scottish197,645
Welsh18,780
British Isles origins37,045
French origins300,550
Alsatian100
Breton485
Corsican95
French300,290
Western European origins (except French origins)136,795
Austrian6,485
Bavarian70
Belgian6,555
Dutch33,515
Flemish545
Frisian75
German94,385
Luxembourger170
Swiss5,640
Western European origins150
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins)26,295
Danish5,950
Finnish4,265
Icelandic1,600
Norwegian7,180
Swedish7,640
Northern European origins1,660
Eastern European origins98,045
Bulgarian1,795
Byelorussian985
Czech3,930
Czechoslovakian810
Estonian985
Hungarian9,650
Latvian1,180
Lithuanian2,600
Moldovan520
Polish36,975
Romanian7,895
Russian17,230
Slovak2,810
Ukrainian28,150
Eastern European origins1,055
Southern European origins100,355
Albanian1,190
Bosnian1,665
Catalan20
Croatian4,130
Cypriot165
Greek8,005
Italian53,825
Kosovar60
Macedonian625
Maltese705
Montenegrin195
Portuguese14,625
Serbian3,635
Sicilian310
Slovenian1,350
Spanish15,605
Yugoslavian; n.o.s.1,190
Southern European origins85
Other European origins9,230
Basque395
Jewish6,220
Roma (Gypsy)95
Slavic250
Other European origins2,340
Caribbean origins31,680
Antiguan275
Bahamian175
Barbadian1,390
Bermudan105
Carib135
Cuban1,560
Dominican960
Grenadian320
Guadeloupean20
Haitian13,790
Jamaican8,640
Kittitian/Nevisian65
Martinican50
Montserratan45
Puerto Rican140
St. Lucian815
Trinidadian/Tobagonian2,245
Vincentian/Grenadinian255
West Indian1,730
Caribbean origins1,190
Latin; Central and South American origins24,005
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya)1,130
Arawak75
Argentinian800
Belizean95
Bolivian220
Brazilian1,445
Chilean1,395
Colombian3,755
Costa Rican205
Ecuadorian280
Guatemalan580
Guyanese2,090
Hispanic420
Honduran350
Maya435
Mexican4,000
Nicaraguan1,260
Panamanian130
Paraguayan45
Peruvian1,760
Salvadorean2,700
Uruguayan140
Venezuelan1,190
Latin; Central and South American origins1,450
African origins74,715
Central and West African origins18,910
Akan130
Angolan250
Ashanti20
Beninese615
Burkinabe505
Cameroonian2,275
Chadian225
Congolese6,005
Edo50
Ewe70
Gabonese250
Gambian45
Ghanaian1,550
Guinean625
Ibo115
Ivorian1,160
Liberian95
Malian585
Malinké125
Nigerian2,305
Peulh200
Senegalese890
Sierra Leonean95
Togolese805
Wolof65
Yoruba440
Central and West African origins1,540
North African origins18,520
Algerian2,590
Berber1,825
Coptic120
Dinka50
Egyptian6,555
Libyan1,300
Maure100
Moroccan4,385
Sudanese865
Tunisian1,170
North African origins650
Southern and East African origins26,945
Afrikaner50
Amhara95
Bantu; n.o.s.590
Burundian3,180
Djiboutian880
Eritrean1,390
Ethiopian3,025
Harari10
Kenyan665
Malagasy405
Mauritian385
Oromo285
Rwandan2,445
Seychellois30
Somali10,700
South African1,285
Tanzanian360
Tigrian200
Ugandan430
Zambian150
Zimbabwean335
Zulu55
Southern and East African origins1,485
Other African origins12,325
Black1,450
Other African origins11,115
Asian origins197,900
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins74,700
Afghan4,115
Arab8,620
Armenian1,735
Assyrian135
Azerbaijani245
Georgian190
Hazara65
Iranian7,620
Iraqi5,070
Israeli765
Jordanian1,660
Kazakh165
Kurd890
Kuwaiti980
Kyrgyz40
Lebanese31,785
Palestinian4,265
Pashtun230
Saudi Arabian590
Syrian5,230
Tajik125
Tatar160
Turk3,250
Turkmen130
Uighur75
Uzbek205
Yemeni1,015
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins2,220
South Asian origins42,310
Bangladeshi2,305
Bengali1,055
Bhutanese315
East Indian28,940
Goan125
Gujarati180
Kashmiri55
Nepali910
Pakistani4,660
Punjabi1,130
Sinhalese290
Sri Lankan2,750
Tamil965
South Asian origins2,235
East and Southeast Asian origins82,815
Burmese630
Cambodian (Khmer)2,685
Chinese49,925
Filipino14,100
Hmong0
Indonesian700
Japanese3,370
Karen280
Korean3,550
Laotian885
Malaysian520
Mongolian355
Singaporean45
Taiwanese785
Thai780
Tibetan90
Vietnamese9,650
East and Southeast Asian origins285
Other Asian origins385
Other Asian origins380
Oceania origins2,215
Australian1,490
New Zealander490
Pacific Islands origins275
Fijian55
Hawaiian20
Maori25
Polynesian95
Samoan40
Pacific Islands origins55


Nativity by Place of Birth

TypePopulationMaleFemale
Canadian citizens1,225,865599,815626,050
Canadian citizens aged under 18260,450132,740127,705
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over965,415467,070498,345
Not Canadian citizens74,86535,78539,080
Immigrant status and period of immigration
Type/PeriodPopulationMaleFemale
Non-immigrants1,027,730506,010521,720
Immigrants255,800120,725135,075
Before 198160,78529,34031,445
1981 to 199033,98516,50517,480
1991 to 200057,14526,17030,975
2001 to 201066,00030,56535,435
2001 to 200530,95514,27016,680
2006 to 201035,04516,29018,750
2011 to 201637,89018,15019,740
Non-permanent residents17,2008,8658,335


Ottawa Housing

According 2016 census of Greater Ottawa area, 240,120 homes are single-detached house, 75,230 are apartment in a building that has five or more storeys, 38,905 are semi-detached house, 88,160 are row houses, 15,630 are apartment or flat in a duplex, 75,475 are apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys, 1,185 are movable dwelling. 152,680 are with 1 person dwellings, 180,485 are 2 persons dwellings, 83,390 are 3 persons dwellings, 77,495 are 4 persons dwellings, 41,450 are 5 or more persons dwellings.

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