- Peel’s population continues to grow.
- In Q2 2019 Peel’s total population was estimated at 1.49 million persons, 0.8 per cent higher than in Q2 2018.
- Population was higher in all three local municipalities.
Population with Undercount1
Peel Region continues to grow, with a total population (including undercount) of 1.49 million persons in Q2 2019, up 0.8 per cent from Q2 2018.
Over the one-year period Q2 2018 to Q2 2019, approximately 11,000 additional persons moved to Peel.
The increase in Peel’s population reflected growth in all three local municipalities as follows:
- The City of Brampton: up 1.1 per cent to 659,700 persons;
- The Town of Caledon: up 2.3 per cent to 74,600 persons; and
- The City of Mississauga: up 0.3 per cent to 756,000 persons.
Estimated Population Without Undercount
When the estimated undercount is excluded, Peel’s total population stood at approximately 1.44 million persons in Q2 2019, distributed across Peel’s municipalities as follows:
- City of Mississauga: 731,500 persons;
- City of Brampton: 638,200 persons; and
- Town of Caledon: 72,200 persons.
Peel benefits from many strategic advantages including:
- Its location in one of the most vibrant Canadian economic hubs – the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),
- Its proximity to the large United States (US) market, and
- Its highly developed transportation network, including Pearson International Airport provides easy access to national and international markets, particularly to the US, Canada’s main trading partner.
The continued increase in population reflects the positive impacts of these (and many other) strategic advantages which make Peel an attractive location to new residents.
1 Not all residents complete the population census and therefore the population count is understated by an amount referred to as the population undercount. This is estimated and added to the population who complete the census and that total is referred to as population “with undercount”. Although these persons are not counted in the census, the Region provides service to them and therefore it is important that they are counted as part of Peel’s population.