Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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Waterloo, Regional municipality (CD) - Ontario

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

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
8 of 49
National population rank
14 of 293
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Waterloo (Regional municipality) was 535,154, which represents a change of 5.5% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 4.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Waterloo (Regional municipality) is 1,368.92 square kilometres and the population density was 390.9 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 203,832 private dwellings occupied in Waterloo (Regional municipality), which represent a change of 6.4% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 10 years, Waterloo (Regional municipality)

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 10 years, Waterloo (Regional municipality)

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 10 years, Waterloo (Regional municipality)

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 10 years, Waterloo (Regional municipality)

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Population Change (in percentage) for Waterloo (Regional municipality) and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Waterloo (Regional municipality) and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Waterloo (Regional municipality) – Neighbouring census divisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Waterloo (Regional municipality) – Neighbouring census divisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census division (CD) name CD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Wellington Census division - Wellington, County CTY 222,726 208,360 6.9
Oxford Census division - Oxford, County CTY 110,862 105,719 4.9
Hamilton Census division - Hamilton, Census division CDR 536,917 519,949 3.3
Perth Census division - Perth, County CTY 76,796 75,112 2.2
Brant Census division - Brant, Census division CDR 134,808 136,035 -0.9

Ontario – Census divisions with the highest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 2 Ontario – Census divisions with the highest population change, 2011 to 2016
Census division (CD) name CD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Kenora Census division - Kenora, District DIS 65,533 57,607 13.8
Halton Census division - Halton, Regional municipality RM 548,435 501,674revised r 9.3
Dufferin Census division - Dufferin, County CTY 61,735 56,881 8.5
Simcoe Census division - Simcoe, County CTY 479,650 446,063 7.5
York Census division - York, Regional municipality RM 1,109,909 1,032,524 7.5

Ontario – Census divisions with the lowest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 3 Ontario – Census divisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census division (CD) name CD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Prince Edward CDR 24,735 25,258 -2.1
Chatham-Kent CDR 102,042 104,075 -2.0
Nipissing DIS 83,150 84,736 -1.9
Cochrane DIS 79,682 81,122 -1.8
Algoma DIS 114,094 115,870 -1.5

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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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