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2011 Census: Age and Sex Data

Summary of Facts

  • Of the 1.3 million people living in Peel in May 2011, 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female.
  • Of the GTA's 6.1 million people, 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female.
  • The median age in Peel was 36.9 years, the lowest in the GTA. Peel's median age has increased by 1.3 years from 35.6 in 2006.
  • Females had a median age of 37.6 in Peel, while Males had a median age of 36.0.

Children

  • In Peel, the population aged 0 to 14 accounted for 19.7% of the population, down from 21.1% in 2006. In the GTA, the population aged 0 to 14 accounted for 17.5% of the population, down from 18.6% in 2006.
  • Peel had the highest proportion of population aged 0 to 14 (19.7%) in the GTA. Children aged 0 to 6 accounted for 44.5% of Peel's 0 to 14 population and 8.7% of Peel's total population.
  • Mississauga's population aged 0 to 14 accounted for 18.0% of their population, while in Brampton this group accounted for 21.8%, and in Caledon they accounted for 19.9%.
  • From 2006 to 2011, the population aged 0 to 14 grew 4.1% in Peel and 15.1% in Brampton, while it declined 3.3% in Mississauga and 5.6% in Caledon. The population aged 0 to 14 grew 2.3% in the GTA.
  • Peel had the third highest growth in population aged 0 to 14 in the GTA.

Seniors

  • In Peel, the population aged 65+ accounted for 10.5% of the population, up from 9.0% in 2006. In the GTA, the population aged 65+ accounted for 12.8% of the population, up from 12.0% in 2006.
  • Peel had the lowest proportion of population aged 65+ (10.5%) in the GTA.
  • Mississauga's population aged 65+ accounted for 11.4% of their population, while they accounted for 9.1% of Brampton's population, and 11.6% of Caledon's population.
  • From 2006 to 2011, the Population aged 65+ grew 30.0% in Peel, 24.0% in Mississauga, 41.0% in Brampton, 33.5% in Caledon, and 16.5% in the GTA.
  • Peel had the second highest growth in population aged 65+ in the GTA.

Working Age Population

  • In 2011 and 2006, the population aged 15 to 64 accounted for 69.9% of the population in Peel. In the GTA, the population aged 15 to 64 accounted for 69.7% of the population, up from 69.4% in 2006.
  • Peel had the second highest proportion of population aged 15 to 64.
  • The population aged 15 to 64 accounted for 70.5% of Mississauga's population, 69.1% of Brampton's population, 68.5% of Caledon's population.
  • From 2006 to 2011, the Population aged 15 to 64 grew 11.9% in Peel, 7.1% in Mississauga, 20.4% in Brampton, 3.4% in Caledon, and 9.5% in the GTA.
  • Peel had the third highest growth in population aged 15 to 64 in the GTA.


The 2011 Census data release has changed the 2006 population number for Mississauga due to boundary changes. These numbers reflect the change.