Population Change in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area Essay examples

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Analysis Toronto CMA has experienced a rapid growth in population during the past decades. The question is: will current ministry policies on planning cities suffice to keep the current standards of living if the growth in population continues with the same rate? Detailed analysis of the past profile of population growth is needed to answer this question. However, because of the rapid rate of population growth, ministry needs to change policies and set new plans to address housing, transportation and environmental problems. Toronto CMA consists of 27 municipalities divided into four types: central city, inner suburb, outer suburb and rural fringe. Based on the census results available at Statcan from 1961 to 2006, data are…show more content…
This means that the population in central city has declined by 8.66 % in 2001 compared to its population in 1961. Graph1. Central City Population Change from 1961 to 2001 According to Table 1, inner suburbs have overall positive rate of change in population from 1961 to 2001. This means that the population of inner suburbs has increased from 1961 to 2001. If we look closer to the data, we can notice that East York and North York population has grown with faster rate than other inner suburb municipalities. Graph2. Inner Suburbs Population Change from 1961 to 2001 As you can see from Graph 2, Scarborough has the fastest rate of growth from 1961 to 1981; however, its population drops by 26.99 % from 1981 to 1991. If we look at the data corresponding to municipalities that are classified as outer suburb, we can observe that Caledon has the fastest rate of growth from 1971 to 1981, Vaughan has the fastest rate of growth from 1981 to 1991 and 2001, and Brampton has the fastest rate of growth from 1971 to 2006 compared to other 13 municipalities listed under outer suburb. Below is the rate of change in population for Caledon, Vaughan, and Brampton that respectively have the highest rates of growth from 1971 to 2006. Please refer to Appendix for other municipalities data. Municipality TYPE 1971 to 1981 1981 to 1991 1991 to 2001 2001 to 2006 1971 to 2006 BRAMPTON Outer Suburb 150.23% 157.64%
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