Feb 08, 2012
Numbers just released from the 2011 Census show that Mississauga's population
is continuing to grow. More than 713,443 people now call Mississauga home, an increase of
44,844 people from the last Census count in 2006. Mississauga's actual population is higher
than the Census shows after taking into account people who did not file a Census form or were
missed in the count.
The new population figure is consistent with the numbers the City expected to see in the 2011
Census. The Census, which reports on population across the country every five years, is
important for city planners who keep track of how communities are growing. Identifying trends
helps to make sure that the City is planning for the population of the future.
"These numbers really make the difference when we look ahead," said John Calvert,
Director of Policy Planning at the City's Planning and Building Department. "The Mississauga
Official Plan, for example, maps out what we need to do to achieve the goals outlined in
our City's Strategic
Plan. The growth we are seeing through the Census confirms that our new Official Plan is
the right plan for the future."
- Mississauga retains its status as the sixth largest city in Canada
- the 2011 population according to the Census was 713,443
- the increase in Mississauga's population from 2006 to 2011 was 44,844
- the increase in Mississauga's population as a percentage was 6.7 per cent
- the overall increase in Ontario was 5.7 per cent, and
- the overall increase in Canada was 5.9 per cent.
For more information visit mississauga.ca/data or
contact the City at 905-615-3200, extension 5556.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money
and maintaining infrastructure.
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Public Affairs Specialist, City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 3940