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Total Population and Density

Total Population and Density

Key Findings: 
  • The population of Middlesex-London in 2011 was 439,151 (Fig. 1.2).
  • The City of London had a population of 366,151 in 2011.  According to the 2011 Census, London was the sixth largest city in Ontario and 15th largest in Canada (Fig. 1.2).
  • After the City of London, Strathroy-Caradoc is the largest municipality with a population in Middlesex County, followed by Middlesex Centre and Thames Centre (Fig. 1.2).
  • The population density for the City of London in 2011 was 870.6 people per square kilometre. The next most densely populated area was Strathroy-Caradoc with 76.5 people per square kilometre.
  • Maps (Fig. 1.4 and Fig. 1.5) show how population density varies within the City of London and the County of Middlesex.
  • The majority of the population of Middlesex-London lives in the City of London, the only large urban population centre of this health region (Fig. 1.3).
  • One in ten Middlesex-London residents live in rural areas, which is a smaller proportion than Ontario as a whole (Fig. 1.3).
How this Indicator was Calculated: 
Ontario Public Health Standard: 

Population Health Assessment and Surveillance Protocol - Section 1, Subsections b-i

Jargon Explained

Population Centre 

Population Centre has replaced the term urban area. It is an area with a population of at least 1,000 and a density of 400 or more people per square kilometre. All areas outside population centres continue to be defined as rural areas.

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