A total of 383,822 people lived in the City of London in 2016, making London the fifteenth largest city in Canada and sixth in Ontario. London’s population grew by 4.8% from 2011 to 2016 when 366,151 people lived here.
Comparing London’s growth to the other nine largest Ontario cities, London grew more than Hamilton and Windsor, but less than Toronto, Ottawa, Brampton, Markham, Vaughan and Kitchener. Our population growth was also lower than Ontario’s.
The City of London is the major urban area in Middlesex County, the London Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) and the London Economic Region. Middlesex County’s population grew by 3.7 %, from 2011 to 2016 the London CMA population increased by 4.1 % and the population for the London Economic Region grew by 3.6 %.
The number of occupied private dwellings in London grew at a faster rate than population, increasing by 5.5 % from 2006. The 2011 Census counted 153,630 occupied private dwellings, compared with 145,526 five years earlier. Occupied private dwellings are separate living quarters with a private entrance in which people permanently live.
The Population and Dwelling Counts fact sheet is complemented by the Annex to fact sheet on population and dwelling counts (2016 Census). The annex provides further information and maps on Middlesex County, London Economic Region, London CMA, City of London, and City of London Federal Electoral Districts.