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Labour Force

Explore the latest labour force, demographic, business, and industry data to learn more about Oakville’s economy.

Labour Force Activity

Oakville has higher rates of participation than the Province of Ontario.

Source: Environics Analytics, 2020 Estimates, *Population source: Town of Oakville, 2021

Occupation Data

Oakville has a high percentage of residents with occupations in management; business, finance and administration; and sciences. Occupations highlighted in green are of a higher percentage in Oakville than the Province of Ontario.

20,090 (11.73%)
Business, finance and administration
21,643 (12.63%)
12,187 (7.11%)
7,016 (4.10%
Social science, education, government and religion
13,967 (8.15%)
Art, culture, recreation and sport
4,669 (2.73%)
Sales and service
23,991 (14.01%)
Trades, transport and operators
8,001 (4.67%)
Primary industries (natural resources, agriculture and related)
1,248 (0.73%)
Manufacturing and utilities
2,811 (1.64%)

Source: Environics Analytics, 2020 Estimates

Industry Data

Oakville has a high percentage of residents working in the industries of information and cultural; finance and insurance; and professional, scientific, and technical services. Industry categories highlighted in green are of a higher percentage in Oakville than in the Province of Ontario.

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
342 (0.20%)
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
385 (0.23%)
763 (0.45%)
5,487 (3.20%)
9,105 (5.32%)
Wholesale trade
6,530 (3.81%)
Retail trade
12,721 (7.43%)
Transportation and warehousing
4,278 (2.50%)
Information and cultural industries
3,517 (2.05%)
Finance and insurance
11,832 (6.91%)
Real estate, rental and leasing
3,450 (2.01%)
Professional, scientific and technical services
14,750 (8.61%)
Management of companies and enterprises
544 (0.32%)
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
4,220 (2.46%)
Educational services
8,876 (5.18%)
Health care and social assistance
10,087 (5.89%)
Arts, entertainment and recreation
2,510 (1.47%)
Accommodation and food services
7,051 (4.12%)
Other services (except Public Administration)
3,931 (2.29%)
Public administration
4,787 (2.79%)

Source: Environics Analytics, 2020 Estimate

Businesses by # of Employees

Small businesses are an important part of Oakville’s economy, with 64 per cent of local businesses having between one and four employees.

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Patterns, June 2020. Establishments with at least one employee.



Oakville is a family-oriented community, which is reflected in our population data. Oakville has a higher percentage of residents aged 5 to 24, and 40 to 59 than the Province of Ontario.

Source: Environics Analytics, 2020 Estimates

Household Income

Oakville is an affluent community, with higher than average household incomes when compared to the Province of Ontario, as highlighted in green below.

Oakville's 2020 average household income is estimated at $192,562.04, with the provincial average at $111,866.84. Almost 65 per cent of Oakville households earn an annual income of more than $100,000.

$0 to $19,999
Oakville: 2.13%
Ontario: 4.36%
$20,000 to $39,999
Oakville: 9.90%
Ontario: 16.64%
$40,000 to $59,999
Oakville: 8.35%
Ontario: 13.53%
$60,000 to $79,999
Oakville: 7.96%
Ontario: 12.13%
$80,000 to $99,999
Oakville: 7.76%
Ontario: 10.71%
$100,000 to $124,999
Oakville: 9.09%
Ontario: 10.85%
$125,000 to $149,999
Oakville: 8.57%
Ontario: 8.54%
$150,000 to $199,999
Oakville: 12.90%
Ontario: 10.13%
$200,000 to $299,999
Oakville: 15.17%
Ontario: 7.89%
$300,000 Or Over
Oakville: 18.18%
Ontario: 5.23%

Source: Environics Analytics, 2020 Estimates, Current year $ (2020)

Educational Attainment

A significant amount of Oakville’s population is highly educated, with an outstanding 80 per cent of residents aged 25 to 64 having attained a post-secondary education. Education levels highlighted in green are higher than provincial averages.

No certificate, diploma or degree
High school certificate or equivalent
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level
Bachelor's degree
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level

Source: Environics Analytics, 2020 Estimates


While English is the most common language, over 70,000 Oakville residents identify different languages as their mother tongue. The most common include Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, Urdu and Portuguese.

Source: Environics Analytics, 2020 Estimates

Development Activity

Commercial Building Permits Issued

Source: Town of Oakville

Industrial Building Permits Issued

Source: Town of Oakville

Market Reports

Oakville Industrial Market Report

Review the Oakville Industrial Market Report (pdf)

Oakville Office Market Report

Review the Oakville Office Market Report (pdf)

Business Costs

Information on business costs can be found on the Business Costs and Incentives page.