Table 3.3
Population, Greater Golden Horseshoe, 1971, 2001 and 2011

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Population, Greater Golden Horseshoe, 1971, 2001 and 2011
Table summary
This table displays population in the Greater Golden Horseshoe in 1971, 2001 and 2011. The row headers provide information by sub-area of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The column headers provide information on the population, in persons, the share of total population, in percent, and the change, in percent, for 1971, 2001 and 2011.
  1971 Share of total population 1971 2001 Share of total population 2001 2011 Share of total population 2011 Change 1971  to 2011 Change 2001  to 2011
  persons percent persons percent persons percent
Total 4,528,587 100.0 7,444,233 100.0 8,686,923 100.0 91.8 16.7
Inside greenbelt 3,094,087 68.3 5,077,991 68.2 5,959,729 68.6 92.6 17.4
Settled area 1 3,054,939 67.5 3,919,451 52.7 4,146,412 47.7 35.7 5.8
Adjacent area 2 39,148 0.9 1,158,540 15.6 1,813,317 20.9 10,491.6 56.5
Greenbelt 3 443,269 9.8 507,548 6.8 935,115 10.8 111.0 84.2
Niagara Escarpment 88,679 2.0 102,593 1.4 106,147 1.2 19.7 3.5
Oak Ridges Moraine 52,270 1.2 125,305 1.7 200,116 2.3 282.9 59.7
Protected countryside 163,090 3.6 279,650 3.8 312,249 3.6 91.5 11.7
Within greenbelt not classed 139,230 3.1 266,140 3.6 316,603 3.6 127.4 19.0
Outside greenbelt 991,231 21.9 1,592,554 21.4 1,792,079 20.6 80.8 12.5
Settled area boundary inside the greenbelt is based on the 1971 Census of Population.
The adjacent area identified here is the area between the 1971 settled area and the greenbelt.
Greenbelt area boundary is defined by the Government of Ontario's Greenbelt Act, 2005.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, 2013, special tabulation of data from the 1971, 2001 and 2011 Censuses of Population.
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