BRAMPTON, ON. (March 19, 2012) – During the five-year period between 2006 and 2011, the population of Bolton grew from 25,699 to an estimated 26,996; a growth rate of 5 per cent. This figure has been calculated based on the Bolton area’s boundaries, as defined by the Bolton Rural Service Centre in Schedule D of the Regional Official Plan.
“Although recently released Census data indicates a small decrease in population for the Bolton Population Centre, the Region of Peel has been able to use estimates to show actual growth for the Bolton Rural Service Centre,” said Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning. “The Bolton Population Centre, as defined by Statistics Canada, excludes approximately 300 homes in reporting the 2011 population, which are captured in the Bolton Rural Service Centre.”
The Region calculated the Bolton Rural Service Centre’s 2006 population using a custom data order from Statistics Canada, which allows the Region to accurately account for the 2006 population. The Region was able to estimate the Bolton Rural Service Centre’s 2011 population using ortho imagery to count the houses excluded from the settlement boundary. This allowed the Region to estimate Bolton’s 2011 population at 26,996.
“Bolton’s growth is in line with the rest of Peel, which continues to grow at a rapid rate,” said Regional Chair and CEO Emil Kolb. “As more people choose to make Peel their home, they also contribute by making us a culturally rich and dynamic community.”
According to the 2011 Census, since 2006 the population of Peel grew from 1,159,455 to 1,296,814, a growth rate of 11.8 per cent. The city of Brampton experienced 20.8 per cent growth, while the city of Mississauga had 6.7 per cent growth. Town of Caledon, which includes Bolton, grew by 4.2 per cent since 2006.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.