Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
7 of 44
National population rank
14 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Oshawa census metropolitan area (CMA) was 379,848, which represents a change of 6.6% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 4.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Oshawa is 903.69 square kilometres and the population density was 420.3 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 138,962 private dwellings occupied in Oshawa, which represent a change of 7.1% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Oshawa
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Oshawa
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 Oshawa CMA
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Oshawa Census subdivision - Oshawa, City||CY||159,458||149,607||6.6|
|Whitby Census subdivision - Whitby, Town||T||128,377||122,022||5.2|
|Clarington Census subdivision - Clarington, Municipality||MU||92,013||84,548||8.8|
Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Ontario
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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