Town of east Gwillimbury

Population Growth

The Town of East Gwillimbury has experienced modest population growth in the last 15 years.  Between the Census years of 1996 and 2011, the Town added 1,404 residents for just a 13.7% growth rate during that period; in comparison, York Region added over half its population (74.3%) during the same time period. The provincial population also grew at nearly twice the rate of the Town’s over the same period (19.5%).

Population Chart 1

The Province of Ontario in 2006 released Places to Grow: A Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which set regional and municipal targets for population and employment throughout the GTA. The Town’s population is projected to grow to 88,000 people by 2031 – an increase of between 62,000 and 66,000 people, depending on the 2011 estimates. This represents an increase of between 235% and 297%. While the Region as a whole is also expected to experience significant growth of over 430,000 people, this represents growth of just over 40%.

Population Chart 2

Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.