Statistics Canada began releasing data from the 2016 Census today and will be providing detail over the coming year. The population of Cabbagetown – Don Vale* increased by 40 people in the past 5 years from 4021 to 4061 people living in 2,164 private dwellings. Welcome new Cabbagetowners!
– Canada’s population grew 1.7 million people (5% more than in 2011) to 35,151,728.
– The Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (this includes much of the 905 area code), grew 6.2 per cent to 5,928,040.
– The population of Toronto (the city, not the surrounding area) rose by 116,511 people to 2,731,571. Some neighbourhoods in the city saw remarkable increases in population due to the boom in condo living over the past 5 years; Liberty Village saw a population increase of 175%!
Cabbagetown – Census Tracts 67 and 68
There are two “Census Tracts” that correspond closely with the *boundaries of the Cabbagetown Residents Association catchment area with tract 67 north of Winchester Street and tract 68 south to Gerrard Street East. I tried to determine population figures for Cabbagetown west of Parliament Street and in the Cabbagetown South neighbourhood also – but due to the historic vagaries of the Stats Can tracts, it wasn’t possible to figure out since the boundaries don’t neatly overlay.
Census Tracts are “small, relatively stable geographic areas that usually have a population between 2,500 and 8,000 persons. They are located in census metropolitan areas and in census agglomerations that had a core population of 50,000 or more in the previous census.”
Tract areas 67 and 68 as seen in this map correspond to our boundaries neatly except that a couple of homes on Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Crescent (in the north part of tract 67 across from Castle Frank Subway station) are not part of Cabbagetown – these account for approximately 30 households and roughly 60 people. There are a total of 2,164 private dwellings in the combined tracts.
Tract 67 (north part of Cabbagetown – Don Vale – .65 square kilometres)
Tract 67 saw an increase of 17 people from 1,677 to 1,694. There are 868 private dwellings in this tract and population density is 2600.6 per sq. km.
Tract 68 (south part of Cabbagetown – Don Vale – .42 square kilometres)
Tract 68 experienced an increase of 23 people from 2,344 to 2,367. There are 1296 private dwellings in this tract and population density is 5655.9 people per sq. km.
Some interesting visual representations of the data have been posted online.