Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses
Provincial population rank
14 of 44
National population rank
32 of 152
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Peterborough census metropolitan area (CMA) was 121,721, which represents a change of 2.3% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 4.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
- The land area of Peterborough is 1,507.12 square kilometres and the population density was 80.8 people per square kilometre.
- In 2016, there were 50,533 private dwellings occupied in Peterborough, which represent a change of 3.4% from 2011.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Peterborough
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Peterborough
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 Peterborough CMA
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Peterborough Census subdivision - Peterborough, City||CY||81,032||78,777 revised r||2.9|
|Selwyn Census subdivision - Selwyn, Township||TP||17,060||16,846||1.3|
|Cavan Monaghan Census subdivision - Cavan Monaghan, Township||TP||8,829||8,601||2.7|
|Douro-Dummer Census subdivision - Douro-Dummer, Township||TP||6,709||6,805||-1.4|
|Otonabee-South Monaghan Census subdivision - Otonabee-South Monaghan, Township||TP||6,670||6,581 revised r||1.4|
|Curve Lake First Nation 35 Census subdivision - Curve Lake First Nation 35, Indian reserve||IRI||1,059||1,003||5.6|
|Hiawatha First Nation Census subdivision - Hiawatha First Nation, Indian reserve||IRI||362||362||0.0|
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.