Population Change, Southern Ontario, 2016 to 2021



I’m just going to park this here for now.  This is a quick map showing population change from 2016 to 2021 in southern Ontario municipalities (i.e, census subdivisions). The division between “southern Ontario” and all else was a bit arbitrary, and the color range doesn’t bode well with the baselayer (my usual choice, Stamen, was finicky with the plugin), but there are some interesting things here  to discover all the same. Population change in the suburbs and exurbs is mad-high.  (e.g, Collingwood, Waterloo, Kitchener, Barrie area, Peterborough).  I suppose this confirms what the realtors were telling us about the covid.

Future changes I’m thinking about

– fixing the colour

– all of Canada.  (comparatives won’t always be useful)

– the increase in dwellings and of population in K-W CT’s.  (Watch the suburbs grow.)

Welcome back, blog.  I suppose i should match the content to the URL.


(full screen view for the phones.)