Focus on Geography Series, 2021 Census of Population

Oakville, Town

Population, 2021 and 2016 censuses

11

Provincial population rank: 11

National population rank: 25 of 4,831

10.3%

In 2021, the enumerated population of Oakville (Town), was 213,759, which represents a change of 10.3% from 2016. This compares to the provincial average of 5.8% and the national average of 5.2%.

11.0%

In 2021, there were 73,558 private dwellings occupied in Oakville (Town), which represent a change of 11.0% from 2016.

1538.5

The land area of Oakville (Town) is 138.94 square kilometres and the population density was 1538.5 people per square kilometre.

Population change for Oakville (Town) and higher level geographies, 2016 to 2021

Oakville (Town) — Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2016 to 2021

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
Milton T 132,979 110,128 20.7
Burlington CY 186,948 183,314 2.0
Mississauga CY 717,961 721,599 -0.5

Ontario [PR] — Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
East Gwillimbury T 34,637 23,991 44.4
The Blue Mountains T 9,390 7,025 33.7
New Tecumseth T 43,948 34,242 28.3
Thorold CY 23,816 18,801 26.7
Seguin TP 5,280 4,304 22.7

Ontario [PR] — Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
Dryden CY 7,388 7,749 -4.7
Bayham MU 7,096 7,396 -4.1
Fort Frances T 7,466 7,739 -3.5
Kirkland Lake T 7,750 7,981 -2.9
Temiskaming Shores CY 9,634 9,920 -2.9
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