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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Population Changes in Grey Bruce

Grey Bruce | by Kevin Bernard  

Collingwood is now bigger than Owen Sound and Shelburne has a population explosion.

Some big population changes are showing up in the latest Canadian census.

It shows for the first time that Collingwood now has a population greater than Owen Sound.

Collingwood grew 13 per cent since the previous census in 2011 and is now at 21,793.

Meanwhile, Owen Sound's population slipped 1.6 per cent in those 5 years to 21,341.

The Blue Mountains had the biggest population explosion in Grey county, up 8.9 per cent to just over 7,000 people.

Some of the other changes in Grey county: Georgian Bluffs grew .7 per cent to 10,479,  Meaford was down 1 per cent to 10,991, Grey Highlands grew 3 per cent to 9,804, and West Grey increased 2 per cent to 12,518. The overall population in Grey was up 1.4 per cent to 93,830.

In Bruce County, Saugeen Shores increased in population by 8.3 per cent over the five years to 13,715.

Kincardine's population grew nearly 2 per cent to 11,389, while Brockton was up slightly to 9,461. Arran Elderslie is down .1 per cent to 6,803.

Some of the other changes in Bruce county: Northern Bruce Peninsula rose 6.8 per cent to 3,999,  South Bruce Peninsula was down just 3 people to 8,413,  and the County's overall population grew 3 per cent to 68,147.

Other interesting stats:

Shelburne's population exploded by 39 per cent from 2011 to 2016, now at 8,126 people. Toronto was up 4.5 per cent 2.73 million. London was up 4.8 per cent to 383,822.

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