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2016 Census: Population & Dwelling Counts

Population Growth - Peel & the GTA

  • During the 5-year period between 2011 and 2016, the population of Peel grew from 1,296,809 to 1,381,739, a growth rate of 6.5%.

  • Peel had the second largest population behind Toronto (2,731,571) in the GTA.

  • Peel had the third highest growth rate in population, behind Halton (9.3%) and York (7.5%).

  • From 2006-2011, Peel’s growth rate was 11.8%, which was higher than the 2011-2016 growth rate of 6.5%.

  • Peel’s residents comprised 21.5% of the total GTA population, which is the second-largest share behind Toronto (42.6%).

  • Peel’s share in the GTA population increased from 21.4% in 2011 to 21.5% in 2016.

  • In terms of absolute population growth, Peel grew by 84,930 people, which was the second highest in the GTA, behind Toronto (116,511 people).

Population Growth - Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon

  • From 2011 to 2016, Mississauga’s population grew 1.1% (713,443 to 721,599); Brampton’s grew 13.3% (523,906 to 593,638) and Caledon grew 11.8% (59,460 to 66,502).

  • Mississauga accounted for 52.2% of Peel’s population, while Brampton and Caledon accounted for 43.0% and 4.8%.

  • Brampton and Caledon’s share of the Peel population increased from 2011 to 2016, while Mississauga’s shares decreased.

Occupied Dwellings - Peel & the GTA

  • According to the 2016 Census, there were 430,180 occupied private dwellings in Peel, an increase of 6.8% from 2011.

  • Peel had the second highest number of occupied private dwelling units in the GTA, behind Toronto (1,112,929).

  • The growth in occupied private dwellings ranks Peel third in the GTA, behind York (10.4%) and Halton (7.8%).

  • Peel had an 17.7% share of the total occupied private dwellings in the GTA, which was the second largest share behind Toronto (45.9%).

  • The average number of persons per occupied dwelling unit (PPU)1 has slightly decreased in Peel, from 3.22 to 3.21, but was still the highest in the GTA.

Occupied Dwellings in Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon

  • From 2011 to 2016, the number of occupied private dwellings increased by 2.7% in Mississauga (234,582 to 240,913); 12.6% in Brampton (149,270 to 168,011); and 11.4% in Caledon (19,086 to 21,256).

  • Brampton’s persons-per-occupied-dwelling-unit increased from 3.51 in 2011 to 3.53 in 2016 and Caledon’s persons-per-occupied-dwelling-unit increased from 3.12 in 2011 to 3.13 in 2016.

  • Mississauga’s persons-per-occupied-dwelling-unit decreased from 3.04 to 3.00.

1 PPU does not include undercount; PPU should increase when undercount is included.

2016 CENSUS BULLETIN - Population & Dwelling Counts

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  • 2016 Census - Type of Dwelling
    This tabular data set provides the structural types of dwellings for Peel, Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga as of May 2016.

  • 2016 Census - Population by Age and Sex
    This tabular data set provides the ages of males and females by 5 year and single year age groups for Peel, Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga as of May 2016.