Oakville is a Canadian city located in Ontario. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area. The city has a population of 193,832 people per the latest census taken in 2016.
City Size and Population Density
The city’s total area is over 53 square miles (138.89 km2), which makes the population density 3,404 residents per square mile. The city is split into six different wards of which house 12 neighborhoods. In recent years, Oakville has been named as one of the best cities to live in through the country.
Demographics of Oakville Population
Breaking down the population by ethnic origin shows that almost one-quarter of residents are of English descent. There is also a high number of Scottish and Irish that live in Oakville. Other ethnic groups include Germans, Italians, Polish, and French. Over 81% of the population is white.
The city has a population that is younger than the national average. Over 28% of the total population is under the age of 19 – higher than the national average of 24.4%.
Oakville also has a lower percentage of pensioners when compared to the national average.
Almost 70% of the population speak English as their native language.
Almost 80% of residents follow the Christian religion.
Population Growth in Oakville
The city has exhibited massive population growth historically through the years, particularly in the period between 1961 and 1971, when the population grew by over 493%. Through 2011, the city exhibited growth percentages in the double digits. Between the censuses of 2011 and 2016, the population grew by 6.2%, indicating that it is slowing down slightly but steady growth should be expected in the years ahead.