Population growth high in Milton and Oakville, much lower in Burlington, Halton Hills
Published February 17, 2022 at 3:42 pm
The 2021 census released by Statistics Canada shows quite a disparity of growth in Halton among its four municipalities – Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.
The census numbers compare the current 2021 numbers to 2016. In that time, the population in Halton has grown 8.7 per cent, from 548,435 to 596,031. With 208,601 private dwellings, the average home has 2.85 occupants.
A higher number of occupants per home indicates more single-family detached or semi-detached units while a lower number would indicate more apartment and condo units.
The fastest growing of Halton’s communities is Milton, which grew 20.7 per cent, from 110,128 to 132,979. The average occupancy rate is 2.82 in 41,000 private dwellings.
Also growing quickly is Oakville, up 10.3 per cent from 193,832 to 213,759. The average occupancy rate is 2.80 in 74,891 private dwellings.
Halton Hills, on the other hand, has only grown by 2.9 per cent, from 61,161 to 62,951. The average occupancy rate is 2.82 over 22,252 dwellings.
The slowest growth has occurred in Burlington at 2 per cent, from 183,314 to 186,948. The occupancy rate is 2.49 in 74,891 dwellings.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising