Oshawa Population 2022

406,444
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Oshawa is a Canadian city located in Ontario along Lake Ontario. It is a part of the Greater Toronto Area, and is the largest city in the Regional Municipality of Durham - located in Canada.

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The city, according to the 2016 Canadian Census, had a population of 379,848. The city was incorporated in 1850 and has an interesting history. It was once known as the “Automotive Capital of Canada,” and is home to the General Motors of Canada headquarters. Now, the city is a leader in education and health sciences.

Oshawa City Size and Population Density

The total area of the city is over 903.69 square kilometers (348.91 square miles). The population density comes to about 420.6 residents per square kilometer (1,091 people living per square mile).

Population Demographics in Oshawa

Oshawa’s population is primarily European, comprising over 90% of the population. There are also other ethnic groups including Blacks, South Asians, and Chinese residing within this Canadian city. Almost 40% of the population are of Canadian descent, but there are also large numbers of people who have English, Scottish, Irish and French origins.

The median age of Oshawians is higher than the national average. The median age of the population in Oshawa is 40.1 years of age, while the overall Canadian population comes in with a median age of 36.7 years.

In terms of religions among the population of Oshawa, over 44% of residents identify as Protestant, with over 30% identifying as being Roman Catholic.

Over 86% of residents speak English as their native language, while 2.2% speak French.

Oshawa Population Growth Rate

The city of Oshawa has seen strong population growth throughout the years, particularly during the 1950s through 1970s. Through the early 1990s, the city saw double-digit growth every five years. However, that rate has slowed a bit in recent years, with a 6.6% population increase recorded between 2011 and 2016. The city’s thriving economy, educational opportunities, and employment opportunities – including being an ideal location for startups and tech businesses – indicate that the city of Oshawa will continue to post strong population growth at the time of its next Census.

Year Population
195047,944
195150,298
195252,770
195355,357
195458,074
195560,925
195663,919
195767,052
195870,344
195973,797
196077,424
196181,164
196284,449
196387,867
196491,429
196595,124
196698,975
1967102,981
1968107,155
1969111,486
1970115,998
1971120,531
1972123,381
1973126,290
1974129,271
1975132,325
1976135,402
1977137,955
1978140,560
1979143,213
1980145,921
1981149,180
1982158,898
1983169,250
1984180,292
1985192,021
1986204,059
1987210,910
1988218,001
1989225,309
1990232,873
1991240,510
1992246,067
1993251,738
1994257,547
1995263,490
1996269,461
1997274,759
1998280,168
1999285,683
2000291,316
2001297,134
2002303,711
2003310,434
2004317,315
2005324,329
2006331,218
2007336,209
2008341,282
2009346,418
2010351,638
2011356,830
2012361,457
2013366,130
2014370,870
2015375,672
2016380,543
2017385,477
2018390,475
2019394,466
2020398,459
2021402,453
2022406,444
2023410,430
2024414,405
2025418,367
2026422,318
2027426,260
2028430,188
2029434,096
2030437,979
2031441,832
2032445,657
2033449,456
2034453,231
2035456,986

Oshawa Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
195047,9440.00%
195150,2984.91%2,354
195252,7704.91%2,472
195355,3574.90%2,587
195458,0744.91%2,717
195560,9254.91%2,851
195663,9194.91%2,994
195767,0524.90%3,133
195870,3444.91%3,292
195973,7974.91%3,453
196077,4244.91%3,627
196181,1644.83%3,740
196284,4494.05%3,285
196387,8674.05%3,418
196491,4294.05%3,562
196595,1244.04%3,695
196698,9754.05%3,851
1967102,9814.05%4,006
1968107,1554.05%4,174
1969111,4864.04%4,331
1970115,9984.05%4,512
1971120,5313.91%4,533
1972123,3812.36%2,850
1973126,2902.36%2,909
1974129,2712.36%2,981
1975132,3252.36%3,054
1976135,4022.33%3,077
1977137,9551.89%2,553
1978140,5601.89%2,605
1979143,2131.89%2,653
1980145,9211.89%2,708
1981149,1802.23%3,259
1982158,8986.51%9,718
1983169,2506.51%10,352
1984180,2926.52%11,042
1985192,0216.51%11,729
1986204,0596.27%12,038
1987210,9103.36%6,851
1988218,0013.36%7,091
1989225,3093.35%7,308
1990232,8733.36%7,564
1991240,5103.28%7,637
1992246,0672.31%5,557
1993251,7382.30%5,671
1994257,5472.31%5,809
1995263,4902.31%5,943
1996269,4612.27%5,971
1997274,7591.97%5,298
1998280,1681.97%5,409
1999285,6831.97%5,515
2000291,3161.97%5,633
2001297,1342.00%5,818
2002303,7112.21%6,577
2003310,4342.21%6,723
2004317,3152.22%6,881
2005324,3292.21%7,014
2006331,2182.12%6,889
2007336,2091.51%4,991
2008341,2821.51%5,073
2009346,4181.50%5,136
2010351,6381.51%5,220
2011356,8301.48%5,192
2012361,4571.30%4,627
2013366,1301.29%4,673
2014370,8701.29%4,740
2015375,6721.29%4,802
2016380,5431.30%4,871
2017385,4771.30%4,934
2018390,4751.30%4,998
2019394,4661.02%3,991
2020398,4591.01%3,993
2021402,4531.00%3,994
2022406,4440.99%3,991
2023410,4300.98%3,986
2024414,4050.97%3,975
2025418,3670.96%3,962
2026422,3180.94%3,951
2027426,2600.93%3,942
2028430,1880.92%3,928
2029434,0960.91%3,908
2030437,9790.89%3,883
2031441,8320.88%3,853
2032445,6570.87%3,825
2033449,4560.85%3,799
2034453,2310.84%3,775
2035456,9860.83%3,755

Oshawa Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Toronto6,312,9740.93%
Montreal4,276,5260.68%
Vancouver2,631,6900.97%
Calgary1,611,4751.95%
Edmonton1,518,9211.87%
Ottawa1,422,6351.04%
Quebec City837,8140.73%
Winnipeg832,9440.99%
Hamilton775,7510.62%
Kitchener578,5361.38%
London Ca514,7850.67%
St Catharines Niagara420,8130.60%
Halifax417,1730.58%
Oshawa406,4440.99%
Victoria393,8121.00%
Windsor339,5150.55%
Saskatoon336,9641.79%

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