A total of 383,822 people lived in the City of London in 2016, making London the fifteenth largest city in Canada and sixth in Ontario. London’s population grew by 4.8% from 2011 to 2016 when 366,151 people lived here.
Comparing London’s growth to the other nine largest Ontario cities, London grew more than Hamilton and Windsor, but less than Toronto, Ottawa, Brampton, Markham, Vaughan and Kitchener. Our population growth was also lower than Ontario’s.
The City of London is the major urban area in Middlesex County, the London Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) and the London Economic Region. Middlesex County’s population grew by 3.7 %, from 2011 to 2016 the London CMA population increased by 4.1 % and the population for the London Economic Region grew by 3.6 %.
The number of occupied private dwellings in London grew at a faster rate than population, increasing by 5.5 % from 2006. The 2011 Census counted 153,630 occupied private dwellings, compared with 145,526 five years earlier. Occupied private dwellings are separate living quarters with a private entrance in which people permanently live.
The Population and Dwelling Counts fact sheet is complemented by the Annex to fact sheet on population and dwelling counts (2016 Census). The annex provides further information and maps on Middlesex County, London Economic Region, London CMA, City of London, and City of London Federal Electoral Districts.
About -St Thomas Ont.
St. Thomas Position For Growth
Purpose of the Project
St. Thomas is growing! How & where should we grow?
The City of St. Thomas has a projected 20-year residential forecast of 50,600 people by 2041, and as a result needs to adjust its Urban Area boundary to accommodate this potential growth as part of an Official Plan review.
In June 2018, the City completed a population and housing study that identified the need for an additional 76 gross hectares of residential land to accommodate the projected population growth.
This project builds on a study from 2010 where lands within the north-west quadrant of the City along with other land blocks on the west and south-east sides of St. Thomas were strategically assessed for residential designation. Remaining expansion lands from that study are being reassessed as part of this project.
The purpose of this study is to undertake the necessary planning and engineering studies to support the preferred expansion lands, bring those lands into the Urban Area boundary, and designate them for development; and identify citywide recreational and cultural infrastructure, and fire protection services needed to support that growth.