Toronto is the capital city of Ontario province. Toronto is Canada’s most populated city with an estimated population of over 2.7 million people. Toronto is also the fourth largest city in North America. The city is in the south of Ontario, close to the US border. Toronto is an international hub for business, finance, arts, and culture. Around 19% Canadians lives in Toronto. It has very diverse culture thanks to migration history which brings many people from different countries to Toronto.
Based on our research,Toronto population will reach 2,843,471 (around 2.84 million) by end of 2021.The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.84% over last 10 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate. The estimation will adjust once Statistic Canada publishes census data.
Population Growth of Toronto
Looking back last 10 years of Toronto’s population, the growth rate is very consistent and strong ranging from 0.77% to 1.15%, adding around 20,980 to 30,920 people each year to the overall population. Lot of workers was moving to Toronto to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. On the other hand, Toronto is a popular city for immigrants. Toronto has recorded the strong population growth in 2015 (1.15%).
Demographics of Toronto
According to Canada census, Toronto is an extremely diverse city, with a huge number of ethnic and cultural groups living there. In 2016, the three most commonly ethnic origins overall were Chinese (12.5%), English (12.3%) and Canadian (12%).
In 2016, the U.N. Development Program ranked Toronto second in its list of cities with the highest rate of foreign-born populations, behind Miami in the United States. It ranks higher than other multicultural cities or countries such as Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York and Singapore.
The top four languages spoken in Toronto are: English, French, Chinese, and Italian. Chinese and Italian are two non-official spoken languages widely used at work. The religious makeup of Toronto is: No religion (24.2%), Christian(54.1%), Muslim(8.2%), Hindu (5.6%), Jewish(3.8%), Buddhish (2.7%), Sikth(0.8%), Other(0.6).
From age prospective, in 2016, persons aged 14 years and under made up 14.5 per cent of the population, and those aged 65 years and over made up 15.6 per cent. The median age was 39.3 years. 48% of the population is male while 52% are female. Women outnumber men in all age groups 15 and older.
The top 3 occupations and number of people are: Business, finance and administration occupations (258,870), education, law and social, community and government services occupations (186,795) and Sales and service occupations (345,145). 101,275 people work from home, 9,045 worked outside Canada, 156,250 people has no fixed work location and 1,094,805 people work at usual place. Top 3 industries are: Manufacturing (105,285), Retail (141,535) and Professional, scientific and technical services (175,685).
Population Density of Toronto
Toronto’s population density is 4,334 people per kilo square meter, which is ranking the most populated city in Canada.
Facts About Toronto
- The Toronto Stock Exchange is the third largest in North America and the seventh largest in the world in terms of capitalization.
- In fact, the Toronto Zoo is the largest in Canada. The zoo is home to over 16,000 creatures, including 491 species.
- Toronto was ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
- The multicultural population of the GTA is expected to reach 9 million people by 2036.
- Toronto’s lowest reported temperature was-31.3 degrees C (without wind chill) in 1943.
- Toronto is the only Canadian city to play in seven major league sports.
- Little Italy, Little Portugal and Chinatown have dual-language street signs written both in English and in a language other than French.
- Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s busiest airport. In 2015, 41 million passengers went through the airport.
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