The number of people that usually live in an area.
- Peel Region remains a growing municipality but population growth in Peel has slowed since the COVID-19 restrictions induced a halt in immigration.
- In the second quarter of 2020, the total population in Peel Region was estimated at 1.50 million, 0.5 per cent higher than that recorded in the second quarter of 2019.
- Population growth continued in all three local municipalities.
Population with Undercount
In Q2 2020, total population in Peel (including undercount) was 0.5 per cent above total population in Q2 2019.
This means that an additional 7,567 people moved to Peel between Q2 2019 and Q2 2020.
The increase in Peel’s population reflected growth in all three local municipalities as follows:
- The City of Mississauga: up 0.2 per cent to 757, 787 persons;
- The City of Brampton: up 0.8 per cent to 664,980 persons; and
- The Town of Caledon: up 0.8 per cent to 74,975 persons.
Estimated Population Without Undercount
Excluding estimated undercount, Peel’s total population stood at approximately 1.45 million in the second quarter of 2020, distributed across Peel’s municipalities as follows:
- City of Mississauga: 733,083 persons;
- City of Brampton: 643,302 persons; and
- Town of Caledon: 72,822 persons.
Given Peel’s many strategic advantages including its location and a well-developed road and transportation network, it remains an attractive location for new residents.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting halt in immigration slowed the growth in Peel’s population in Q2 2020 to 0.5 per cent. A year earlier in Q2 2019, Peel’s population growth was 0.8 per cent.
As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually eased and immigration restarts, Peel’s population is expected to return to its long-term growth path towards a total population of approximately 2 million by 2041.
1Not all residents complete the population census and therefore the population count is understated by an amount referred to as the population undercount. This is estimated and added to the population who complete the census and that total is referred to as population “with undercount”. Although these persons are not counted in the census, the Region provides service to them and therefore it is important that they are counted as part of Peel’s population.