2011 Census: Population & Dwelling Counts
Population Growth – Peel & the GTA
- During the 5-year period between 2006 and 2011, the population of Peel grew from 1,159,4551 to 1,296,814, a growth rate of 11.8%.
- Peel has the second largest population behind Toronto (2,615,060) in the GTA.
- Peel also has the third highest growth rate in population, behind York (15.7%) and Halton (14.2%).
- From 2001-2006, Peel's growth rate was 17.2%, which was higher than the 2006-2011 growth rate of 11.8%.
- Peel's residents comprised 21.4% of the total GTA population, which is the second-largest share behind Toronto (43.2%).
- Peel's share in the GTA population increased from 20.9% in 2006 to 21.4% in 2011.
- In terms of absolute population growth, Peel grew by 137,359 people, which is the second highest in the GTA, behind York (139,812 people).
Population Growth – Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon
- From 2006 to 2011, Mississauga's population grew 6.7% (668,5991 to 713,443); Brampton's grew 20.8% (433,806 to 523,911) and Caledon grew 4.2% (57,050 to 59,460).
- All 3 municipalities experienced a decline in growth compared to the 2001-2006 period, which was 9.1%, 33.3% and 12.8% for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, respectively.
- Mississauga accounted for 55.0% of Peel's population, while Brampton and Caledon accounted for 40.4% and 4.6%.
- Brampton's share of the population has increased from 2006 to 2011, while Caledon and Mississauga's shares have decreased.
Occupied Dwellings - Peel & the GTA
- According to the 2011 Census, there were 402,939 occupied private dwellings in Peel, an increase of 12.2% from 2006.
- Peel has the second highest number of occupied private dwelling units in the GTA, behind Toronto (1,047,877).
- The growth in occupied private dwellings ranks Peel third in the GTA, behind York (17.4%) and Halton (14.1%).
- Peel has an 18.6% share of the total occupied private dwellings in the GTA, which is the second largest share behind Toronto (48.4%).
- The average number of persons per occupied dwelling unit (PPU)2 has slightly decreased in Peel, from 3.23 to 3.22, but is still the highest in the GTA.
Occupied Dwellings in Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon
- From 2006 to 2011 the number of occupied private dwellings increased by 9.2% in Mississauga (214,894 to 234,582); 18.5% in Brampton (125,934 to 149,271); and 4.8% in Caledon (18,214 to 19,086).
- Brampton's persons-per-occupied-dwelling-unit increased from 3.44 in 2006 to 3.51 in 2011.
- Mississauga's persons-per-occupied-dwelling-unit decreased from 3.11 to 3.04 and in Caledon from 3.13 to 3.12.
1The 2011 Census data release has changed the 2006 population number for Mississauga due to boundary changes. These numbers reflect the change.
2PPU does not include undercount; PPU should increase when undercount is included.