We measure progress towards long-term outcomes by tracking key indicators for the Peel community.
Why is this important?
- Ontario's Places to Grow Act (2005) was meant to guide development across the Province that supports economic prosperity, protects the environment, and increases the quality of life in communities.1
- Planning for communities where growth is well managed is a key goal of the Region of Peel's Strategic Plan.
- Monitoring population growth helps Peel make good decisions about giving residents access to the services and amenities they need.
How is this measured?
- Census data, which is gathered every five years, gives us important information about our population.
- The Region of Peel needs population growth data to make good decisions about how to provide for the needs of the people who live and/or work in Peel, and who use the services the Region of Peel offers.
- The Region of Peel uses this population growth data to support planning, administration, policy development, and to evaluate its performance.2
What progress are we making?
- Between 2011 and 2016, the Region of Peel grew from 1,350,000 to 1,438,000 people.
- Average annual population growth of 17,600 people in Peel is consistent with population estimates in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
- Through the Plan and Manage Growth Term of Council Priority, we will work to make sure our infrastructure keeps pace with our population growth, as outlined in Ontario's Places to Grow Act, while also closely managing the financial risk inherent with investing in generational infrastructure prior to growth arriving.
1 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. https://www.placestogrow.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=420&Itemid=12
2 Statistics Canada, Census of Population: http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=3901