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Demographics and Statistics

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On this page you'll find information about Brockton's demographics and statistics.

Statistics Canada

View the Statistics Canada website for more information. 

For more detailed population information, visit the Statistics Canada's Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census subdivision of Brockton page.

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Population Growth

Between the Census years of 2001 and 2011, the municipality had a net decrease of 226 residents (-2.3% growth); in comparison, Bruce County added 2,210 residents (3.5% growth), which was driven by communities along the Lake Huron shoreline like Port Elgin and Kincardine. Population and economic growth along the shoreline is proving to be beneficial for the municipality with many spin-off benefits such as new residential construction and supporting businesses. Although the population in Brockton is stable, the population in the town of Walkerton is projected to grow to nearly 6,000 residents by 2026.

In addition, the County of Bruce population is projected to grow at an average rate of 0.4% through to 2031.

Graph of Bruce County Population growth

Source: Derived from Statistics Canada, Census of Population (2001, 2006 and 2011) and Ministry of Finance, Ontario Population Projections Update, 2011-2036.

Age Structure

The Municipality of Brockton and County of Bruce have large populations in the 45-64 age group, at over 3,000 residents in Brockton and 21,500 residents in the county. This group can be attributed to the baby boomer cohort.

 Gaph of Brockton Age Structure

Source: Derived from Statistics Canada, Census of Population (2001, 2006 and 2011)

Moving forward 5 years, the The Municipality and Bruce County are increasingly aware of the demands of an aging population and the pressures placed in terms of delivery and accessing municipal services to this segment of the population.