Brampton at a Glance

2011 Census Population: 523,911
(9th largest city in Canada, 4th largest city in Ontario and 3rd largest in the Greater Toronto Area)
 
2014 Population - Estimate Approaching: 600,000

2011 Private Private Dwellings: 154,663

2014 Employment: Estimate Over 190,000
  
Median Age (2011 Census): 34.7

Land Area (square km): 266.71

Population Density (per square km): 1,967.11

Census Period Growth Rate (2006-2011): 20.80%

Annual Growth Rate (2006-2011): 4.16%

Average Annual Growth Rate (2001-2006): 6.60%

Unemployment Rate (Unemployment Rate, Region of Peel, May 2014): 7.70%

Estimated Average Household Income (2012): $98,883 
  
Nearest Airport Toronto Pearson International Airport

Major Highways Serving Brampton Hwy 407, Hwy 410, Hwy 401, Hwy 403, Hwy 427
  
Major Economic Sectors
 
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Retail Administration and Logistics
  • ICT
  • Food and Beverage
  • Life Sciences
  • Business Services
  • Economic Base Services-producing sector (72%)
  • Goods-producing sector (28%)


National Headquarters in Brampton
Loblaw Companies, Maple Lodge Farms, HBC/Zellers, Santa Maria Foods, xpedx,  Velcro Canada, Bacardi Canada Inc., Brita Canada, Italpasta, Clorox of Canada, Blue Giant, Brampton Brick, Mandarin Restaurants
 
Major Employers
Rogers Communications, Chrysler Canada, Loblaw Companies, Maple Lodge Farms, Canadian Tire Corporation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Gamma-Dynacare Laboratories, Olymel L.P. Waste Management of Canada Corporation, Winners Apparel 
  
Building Activity 
In 2013, Brampton was the 8th largest construction market in Canada and 2nd largest in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area
 
Building Permit Value Sector (Year-to-date December 2013)

  • Residential           $944,50,000
  • Industrial             $148,048,000 
  • Commercial          $193,461,000 
  • Institutional         $93,243,000 
  • Total                  $1,379,253 ,000


Recreation and Parks Over 6,000 acres of parkland and open space