Town of east Gwillimbury

Growth and Change in Immigrant Population

Immigrants accounted for only 14.5% of the Town’s population in 2006 – up modestly from 13.9% in 2001. On the other hand, Ontario had 29.2% of the population foreign-born in 2006, which was proportionately more than double the Town’s share.Population By Immigrant Status, Town of EG, 2001-2006

Population by Immigrant Status, Province of Ontario, 2001-2006 

The figure below reflects the composition of the Town’s immigrant population as of 2006. It is clear that much of this segment of the population is from ‘traditional’ sources, specifically the United Kingdom, Western Europe, Southern Europe and the U.S.  

Immigrants by Place of Birth, 2006

Trends in the Town’s visible minority population largely mirror those of the immigrant population.  In 2006, only 725 residents were of a visible minority group, which was proportionately small compared to the Region and Province.  This visible minority population grew significantly (23.9%) between 2001 and 2006, compared to non-visible minority population growth, which only increased by 1.8% between 2001 and 2006. This growth was concentrated particularly among the Filipino, Japanese, and Southeast Asian populations.

Visible Minority Population, Town of East Gwillimbury, 2001-2006