2016 Census data was released on Wednesday on Immigration, Ethnocultural Diversity, Housing, and Aboriginal Peoples. The Burlington Economic Development Corporation has provided a brief summary about how we compare regionally and provincially.
- Burlington has a population of 180,125 citizens in private households: 136,680 (75.9%) are non-immigrants, while 42,465 (23.6%) are immigrants and 980 (0.5%) are non-permanent residents. This number is different than the overall population of 183,314 that uses a 100% sample size and includes marginal dwellings.
- Burlington has grown by 7,535 people between 2011 and 2016 – a 4.3% overall growth rate. Burlington has attracted 5,635 immigrants, which made up 74.8% of this growth.
- Burlington has been attracting a higher percentage of immigrants from Europe and the Americas (20% and 17%, respectively) than the geographies of Hamilton CMA, Halton, Ontario and Canada during the last census period; however, Burlington attracts less people of Asian decent (52% of recent immigrants) compared with Ontario (69% of recent immigrants).
- In Burlington, there are 71,375 private households. Of this, 76% own and 24% rent. Home ownership in Burlington is higher than in Ontario where 70% own and 30% rent.
- Burlington has an average housing price of $632,556, which represents an increase of 177% since 2001. Burlington has a median housing price lower than Oakville and Halton Region, comparable to Milton, and higher than Ontario and Canada.