Population Density - Statistics in Niagara

Population Density

In Niagara, there are approximately 230.5 people in one square kilometre compared to 13.4 per square kilometre in all of Ontario.

There are only four municipalities out of the 12 that make up the region which have a higher population density than Niagara as a whole. These are St. Catharines (1,373.3) Welland (620.7), Niagara Falls (392.1), and Grimsby (347.2). This means that overall the Niagara region has a relatively large rural area, compared to Ontario.

Density
(sq. km)
2001 2006 Change Area
(sq. km)
Fort Erie 179.9 28,143 29,925 6.3% 166.4
Grimsby 347.2 21,297 23,937 12.4% 68.9
Lincoln 133.4 20,612 21,722 5.4% 162.9
Niagara Falls 392.1 78,815 82,184 4.3% 209.6
Niagara-on-the-Lake 109.8 13,839 14,587 5.4% 132.8
Pelham 127.8 15,272 16,155 5.8% 126.4
Port Colborne 152.5 18,450 18,599 0.8% 122.0
St. Catha
-rines
1,373.3 129,170 131,989 2.2% 96.1
Thorold 219.6 18,048 18,224 1.0% 83.0
Wainfleet 30.4 6,258 6,601 5.5% 217.3
Welland 620.7 48,402 50,331 4.0% 81.1
West Lincoln 34.0 12,268 13,167 7.3% 387.7
Niagara Region 230.5 410,574 427,421 4.1% 1,854.20
Ontario 13.4 11,410,046 12,160,282 6.6% 907,573.8

Total private dwellings Private dwellings occupied by usual residents
Fort Erie 14,251 12,219
Grimsby 8,944 8,743
Lincoln 7,875 7,623
Niagara Falls 33,871 32,482
Niagara-on-the-Lake 6,025 5,447
Pelham 6,058 5,933
Port Colborne 8,519 7,791
St. Catharines 57,790 54,730
Thorold 7,678 7,054
Wainfleet 2,916 2,390
Welland 21,543 20,717
West Lincoln 4,433 4,296
Niagara Region 179,903 169,425
Ontario 4,972,869 4,554,251

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2001 and 2006.

Population Change

Between 2001 and 2006, the population of Niagara grew by 4.1%, which is less than the population growth of Ontario during the same period (6.6%). Within Niagara, the population growth for each municipality varied from 0.8 to 12.4%.

The municipalities of Port Colborne (0.8%), Thorold (1.0%), St. Catharines (2.2%) and Welland (4.0%) had growth lower than the Niagara region average. Grimsby (12.4%) and West Lincoln (7.3%) had the highest growth. The rest of the municipalities grew slightly faster than the Niagara average over the 5 year range of 4.3 - 6.3%.

People ages 25 - 64 who have not completed high school Lone female parent Lone male parent Knowledge of neither English nor French
Fort Erie 15.1% 25.1% 5.2% 0.3%
Grimsby 9.3% 13.5% 4.2% 0.1%
Lincoln 12.1% 12.6% 4.2% 0.5%
Niagara Falls 15.0% 25.5% 6.4% 1.1%
Niagara-on-the-Lake 8.4% 14.2% 2.6% 0.2%
Pelham 6.8% 13.4% 3.1% 0.1%
Port Colborne 16.1% 24.7% 6.4% 0.3%
St. Catharines 13.9% 24.4% 5.6% 0.7%
Thorold 14.9% 20.0% 5.8% 0.9%
Wainfleet 15.7% 7.8% 5.0% 0.0%
Welland 15.7% 24.3% 5.5% 0.5%
West Lincoln 19.5% 10.6% 4.5% 0.4%
Niagara Region 14.0% 21.9% 5.4% 0.6%
Ontario 13.6% 20.0% 4.5% 2.2%
Population who immigrated to Canada in the last 5 years Aboriginal identity Visible minority status
Fort Erie 12.7% 3.2% 5.5%
Grimsby 5.2% 0.8% 3.2%
Lincoln 5.3% 0.6% 3.2%
Niagara Falls 12.4% 1.7% 7.8%
Niagara-on-the-Lake 7.2% 0.6% 5.9%
Pelham 3.4% 0.5% 2.2%
Port Colborne 7.2% 2.1% 1.5%
St. Catharines 12.9% 1.5% 10.0%
Thorold 4.5% 1.9% 2.1%
Wainfleet 1.8% 2.9% 1.8%
Welland 9.1% 2.4% 3.7%
West Lincoln 4.2% 0.7% 1.4%
Niagara Region 10.4% 1.6% 6.3%
Ontario 17.1% 2.0% 22.8%

Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006.


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