Measuring Up: Census 2011 – Municipality of MEAFORD
In this series of blog posts, we’ll reveal the entirely-not-boring-and-surprisingly-interesting results of the latest 2011 Census for the areas of Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Clearview, Wasaga Beach and Meaford. Phew.
First of all, the StatCan website tells us:
“Canada’s 2011 Census held on May 10, 2011 counted 33,476,688 persons. Between 2006 and 2011, Canada’s population grew by 1,863,791 persons, which translates to a growth rate of 5.9%. That is slightly higher than the 5.4% growth rate observed between the 2001 and 2006 censuses.”
They go on to say that the increase in population was related to an increase in the number of non-permanent residents and immigrants as well as higher fertility.
RESULTS FOR MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD
In our little corner of the world, here’s what the stats tell us happened over the last 5 years (between the 2006 census and the 2011 census.)
The 2011 Census indicates the Municipality of Meaford had a population of 11,100, up 1.4% from the 2006 results. The national average growth is 5.9%.
Meaford’s land area is 588.61 square kilometres which equals a population density of 18.9 persons per square kilometre. Compare this to the provincial figures: land area is 908,607.67 square kilometres with a population density of 14.1 persons per square kilometre.
According to the 2011 Census, Meaford was comprised of 4,633 private dwellings occupied by usual residents, representing a change from 2006 figures of 4.3%. Canada as a whole saw the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increase 7.1%.