Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Ottawa - Gatineau, (CMA) - Ontario / Quebec

Data quality

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
National population rank
5 of 152
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Ottawa - Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) was 1,323,783, which represents a change of 5.5% from 2011. This compares to the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Ottawa - Gatineau is 6,767.41 square kilometres and the population density was 195.6 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 535,499 private dwellings occupied in Ottawa - Gatineau, which represent a change of 5.9% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Ottawa - Gatineau

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Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Ottawa - Gatineau

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Ottawa - Gatineau

Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Population change, 2011 to 2016 for census subdivisions in the Ottawa - Gatineau CMA

Table 1 Ottawa - Gatineau CMA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2016 2011 % change
Ottawa Census subdivision - Ottawa, City CV 934,243 883,391 5.8
Gatineau Census subdivision - Gatineau, Ville V 276,245 265,349 4.1
Clarence-Rockland Census subdivision - Clarence-Rockland, City C 24,512 23,185 5.7
Russell Census subdivision - Russell, Township TP 16,520 15,247 8.3
North Grenville Census subdivision - North Grenville, Municipality MU 16,451 15,085 9.1
Val-des-Monts Census subdivision - Val-des-Monts, Municipalité 11,582 10,420 11.2
Cantley Census subdivision - Cantley, Municipalité 10,699 9,888 8.2
La Pêche Census subdivision - La Pêche, Municipalité 7,863 7,619 3.2
Chelsea Census subdivision - Chelsea, Municipalité 6,909 6,977 -1.0
Pontiac Census subdivision - Pontiac, Municipalité 5,850 5,681 3.0
L'Ange-Gardien Census subdivision - L'Ange-Gardien, Municipalité 5,464 5,051 8.2
Thurso Census subdivision - Thurso, Ville V 2,818 2,455 14.8
Val-des-Bois Census subdivision - Val-des-Bois, Municipalité 865 938 -7.8
Lochaber-Partie-Ouest Census subdivision - Lochaber-Partie-Ouest, Canton (municipalité de) CT 856 646 32.5
Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette Census subdivision - Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Municipalité 727 757 -4.0
Bowman Census subdivision - Bowman, Municipalité 658 677 -2.8
Mayo Census subdivision - Mayo, Municipalité 601 572 5.1
Denholm Census subdivision - Denholm, Municipalité 505 572 -11.7
Lochaber Census subdivision - Lochaber, Canton (municipalité de) CT 415 409 1.5

Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Ontario

Table 2 Ontario – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2011 to 2016
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2016 2011 % change Nat. Prov.
Toronto Toronto - Census metropolitan area CMA 5,928,040 5,583,064 6.2 1 1
Ottawa - Gatineau Ottawa - Gatineau - Census metropolitan area CMA 1,323,783 1,254,919revised r 5.5 5  not applicable ···
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part)   332,057 318,011revised r 4.4  not applicable ··· 3
Ottawa - Gatineau (Ontario part)   991,726 936,908revised r 5.9  not applicable ··· 2
Hamilton Hamilton - Census metropolitan area CMA 747,545 721,053 3.7 9 3
Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo - Census metropolitan area CMA 523,894 496,383revised r 5.5 10 4
London London - Census metropolitan area CMA 494,069 474,786 4.1 11 5
St. Catharines - Niagara St. Catharines - Niagara - Census metropolitan area CMA 406,074 392,184 3.5 12 6
Oshawa Oshawa - Census metropolitan area CMA 379,848 356,177 6.6 14 7
Windsor Windsor - Census metropolitan area CMA 329,144 319,246 3.1 16 8
Barrie Barrie - Census metropolitan area CMA 197,059 187,013 5.4 21 9
Greater Sudbury Greater Sudbury - Census metropolitan area CMA 164,689 163,067revised r 1.0 24 10
Kingston Kingston - Census metropolitan area CMA 161,175 159,561 1.0 25 11
Guelph Guelph - Census metropolitan area CMA 151,984 141,097 7.7 28 12
Brantford Brantford - Census metropolitan area CMA 134,203 135,501 -1.0 30 13
Peterborough Peterborough - Census metropolitan area CMA 121,721 118,975 2.3 32 14
Thunder Bay Thunder Bay - Census metropolitan area CMA 121,621 121,596 0.0 33 15
Belleville Belleville - Census metropolitan area CMA 103,472 101,668revised r 1.8 37 16
Chatham-Kent Chatham-Kent - Census agglomeration CA 102,042 104,075 -2.0 38 17
Sarnia Sarnia - Census agglomeration CA 96,151 97,131revised r -1.0 43 18
Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie - Census agglomeration CA 78,159 79,800 -2.1 47 19
Kawartha Lakes Kawartha Lakes - Census agglomeration CA 75,423 73,219revised r 3.0 49 20
North Bay North Bay - Census agglomeration CA 70,378 72,241revised r -2.6 51 21
Norfolk Norfolk - Census agglomeration CA 64,044 63,175 1.4 53 22
Cornwall Cornwall - Census agglomeration CA 59,699 58,957 1.3 56 23
Leamington Leamington - Census agglomeration CA 49,147 49,765 -1.2 64 24
Timmins Timmins - Census agglomeration CA 41,788 43,165 -3.2 70 25
Woodstock Woodstock - Census agglomeration CA 40,902 37,754 8.3 72 26
Brockville Brockville - Census agglomeration CA 38,553 39,024 -1.2 74 27
Midland Midland - Census agglomeration CA 35,859 35,419 1.2 76 28
Owen Sound Owen Sound - Census agglomeration CA 31,820 32,092 -0.8 84 29
Stratford Stratford - Census agglomeration CA 31,465 30,903revised r 1.8 85 30
Carleton Place Carleton Place - Census agglomeration CA 31,451 29,180revised r 7.8 86 31
Orillia Orillia - Census agglomeration CA 31,166 30,586revised r 1.9 87 32
Centre Wellington Centre Wellington - Census agglomeration CA 28,191 26,693 5.6 97 33
Pembroke Pembroke - Census agglomeration CA 23,269 24,017 -3.1 105 34
Collingwood Collingwood - Census agglomeration CA 21,793 19,241 13.3 107 35
Wasaga Beach Wasaga Beach - Census agglomeration CA 20,675 17,537revised r 17.9 108 36
Cobourg Cobourg - Census agglomeration CA 19,440 18,519 5.0 112 37
Petawawa Petawawa - Census agglomeration CA 17,187 15,988 7.5 120 38
Port Hope Port Hope - Census agglomeration CA 16,753 16,214 3.3 122 39
Arnprior Arnprior - Census agglomeration CA 15,973 15,485revised r 3.2 124 40
Tillsonburg Tillsonburg - Census agglomeration CA 15,872 15,301 3.7 125 41
Kenora Kenora - Census agglomeration CA 15,096 15,348 -1.6 131 42
Ingersoll Ingersoll - Census agglomeration CA 12,757 12,146 5.0 145 43
Hawkesbury Hawkesbury - Census agglomeration CA 11,974 12,128 -1.3 149  not applicable ···
Hawkesbury (Quebec part)   1,711 1,577 8.5  not applicable ··· 30
Hawkesbury (Ontario part)   10,263 10,551 -2.7  not applicable ··· 45
Elliot Lake Elliot Lake - Census agglomeration CA 10,741 11,348 -5.3 152 44

Symbols:

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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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revised
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use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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