Focus on Geography Series, 2021 Census of Population

Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo, Census metropolitan area

Unemployment rates by broad age groups, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2001 to 2021

Employment rates by broad age groups, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2001 to 2021

Participation rates by broad age groups, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2001 to 2021

Total population aged 15 years and over by labour force status and broad age groups, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2021

Total population aged 15 years and over by labour force status and broad age groups, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2021
Labour force status Total 15 to 24 25 to 64 65 and over
Total population aged 15 years and over 469,600 75,790 309,190 84,620
In the labour force 311,910 45,240 253,865 12,800
Employed 277,975 34,840 231,985 11,155
Unemployed 33,935 10,405 21,880 1,645
Not in the labour force 157,695 30,550 55,325 71,820
Participation rate (%) 66.4 59.7 82.1 15.1
Employment rate (%) 59.2 46.0 75.0 13.2
Unemployment rate (%) 10.9 23.0 8.6 12.8

Employed labour force by class of worker and broad age groups, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2021

Employed labour force by class of worker and broad age groups, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2021
Class of worker Total 15 to 24 25 to 64 65 and over
Count % Count % Count % Count %
Total employed labour force 277,975 100.0 34,840 100.0 231,985 100.0 11,155 100.0
Employee 244,095 87.8 33,515 96.2 203,110 87.6 7,470 67.0
Self-employed (incorporated or unincorporated) Footnote 1 33,880 12.2 1,325 3.8 28,875 12.4 3,680 33.0

Distribution of the employed labour force aged 15 years and over by industry sectors, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2016 and 2021

Distribution of the employed labour force aged 15 years and over by broad occupational categories, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2021 Footnote 2

Main reasons people did not work the full year, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2020 Footnote 3

Main reasons people mostly worked part time, Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (CMA), 2020 Footnote 4

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