Brampton is a city located in Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area. It is the 9th largest city in the country and the 4thlargest in Ontario.
The latest population of Brampton is 656,480 people.
Over the years, Brampton’s population has increased dramatically; therefore, this article discusses Brampton’s population growth and demographics.
Brampton Population Growth
The forecasted population of Brampton for 2021 is 698,200 people based on Statistics Canada Census data. This shows a 13% increase from 2016’s population count. Based on the actual 2021 data, the population change from 2016 to 2021 shows a 10.6% increase.
Based on projections for the years 2021 to 2026, Brampton’s estimated population will grow to nearly 800,000. According to one review, the population vs years graph for Brampton shows an exponential increase in population, which increases by around 10% each year.
Here’s a population chart based on the Statistics Canada Census that exhibits an increasing trend in population growth from 2001 to 2021:
Figure 1 Brampton’s population growth (source: Statistics Canada)
Moreover, according to the 2016 Census, Brampton also had the second-highest growth rate among major cities in Canada.
Preliminary forecasts have also been prepared for population projections from 2021 to 2051. Based on these projections, the population will increase but the growth rate compared to the last decade will be slower. Here’s another chart that represents the population of Brampton between 2016 and 2021, and addresses the future forecast:
Figure 2 Population growth in Brampton (2016-2021) with forecast to 2051 (source: City of Brampton)
Brampton has a population density of 2,469 people per square kilometer. That’s a 10.7% increase in density compared to 2016’s population density of 2229 people per square kilometer.
According to the 2021 Census data, Brampton’s population grew by 10.6% since 2016. It has a provincial population rank of 4 and a national population rank of 9.
Meanwhile, Ontario’s provincial average population growth had a 5.8% increase and the national average was recorded at 5.2%.
The number of private dwellings also increased by 8.6% since the 2016 Census. The new number of dwellings was estimated to be around a total of 182,472 private dwellings in 2021.
The following is a chart comparing the percentage change in the population of Brampton with higher-level geographies:
Figure 3 Population change for Brampton and higher level geographies, 2016-2021 (2021) (source: ;)
Average age in Brampton
The average age in Brampton is 36.5, with women aged at 37.3 and men at 35.8. Based on the data from Statistics Canada, 75 people in the population of Brampton have also made it to triple digits, with most people aged between 15 to 64.
As a result, roughly 68.6% of the general population lies between the ages of 15 to 64, while 20.3% falls below the 15-year mark.
Additionally, people aged between 65 and 84 years make up 11.2% of the total population, while only 1% make it past their 85th birthday.
Brampton household demographics
Based on data from 2016, around 87.750 dwellings in Brampton are detached homes.
The average household consists of 3.2 people, while 56,460 families consist of two individuals. Brampton has approximately 135,955 couples, and from these, only 126,360 are considered married.
Couples with children make up 94,600 of the total population. There are 44,440 couples that have a family of two children while 19,125 of the total couple population have three or more kids.
Similarly, households with one parent comprise 28,565 families, out of which 15,100 are those with one child and 8,920 with two. Single-parent families with more than three children are numbered at 4,545.