Waterloo Region now over 511K population, StatsCan says
Over the past 5 years, numbers increased at a steady pace
Nearly 4,000 new residents moved to the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas between 2014 and 2015, newly released statistics show.
The report released Wednesday by Statistics Canada reported that as of July 1, 2015, the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area had a population of 511,319, up from 507,347.
Guelph also saw a bump in residents, from 151,285 in 2014 to 152,951 in 2015.
Seven in 10 Canadians live in CMAs
Across the country, 70% of residents lived in a census metropolitan area – which is what both Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area and Guelph are considered.
The median age of people who live in census metropolitan areas (or CMAs) tended to be younger than people in non-CMAs, 39.3 years old compared to 43.9 years old, Statistics Canada said.
People over the age of 65 was also lower in CMAs, 14.9 per cent, compared to non-CMAs, 18.9 per cent.