- Peel remains a growing Region.
- In Q3 2019, the total population in Peel Region was estimated at 1.49 million, 0.7 per cent higher than in Q3 2018.
- There was higher population in all three local municipalities.
Population with Undercount1
In Q3, total population in Peel (including undercount) was 0.7 per cent above estimated population in Q3 2018 as Peel continued to grow.
This means that approximately 10,800 people moved to Peel between Q3 2018 and Q3 2019.
The increase in Peel’s population reflected growth in all three local municipalities as follows:
- The City of Mississauga: up 0.3 per cent to 756,400 persons
- The City of Brampton: up 1.1 per cent to 660,700 persons;
- The Town of Caledon: up 2.6 per cent to 75,000 persons.
Peel Region remains on track to reach a total population of approximately 2 million by 2041.
Estimated Population Without Undercount
Excluding estimated undercount, Peel’s total population stood at approximately 1.44 million in Q3 2019, distributed across Peel’s municipalities as follows:
- City of Mississauga: 731,500 persons;
- City of Brampton: 639,200 persons; and
- Town of Caledon: 72,200 persons.
Peel benefits from many strategic advantages including the following:
- Location: Peel is in one of the most vibrant Canadian economic hubs – the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is in close proximity to the large United States (US) market, and
- Highly developed transportation network: This includes Pearson International Airport which 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.
1Not 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.