Dufferin County Population
According to the 2011 Census, Dufferin County has a population of 56,881. Between 2006 and 2011, the population has grown by 4.5%, which is slightly lower than the Ontario growth rate of 5.7% during the same time period.
The County is projected to grow to a population of 80,000 by 2031
as outlined in the provincial Places to Grow Act.
The municipalities that comprise Dufferin County are all working diligently to accommodate these growth projections.
The population is roughly split between male (49.42%) and female (50.58%).
Twenty-seven percent of Dufferin residents are under 19 years of age, 60% are between 20 and 64 years of age, 12% are 65+. Dufferin County has a larger percentage of young people than Ontario at 27% and a smaller percentage of seniors than Ontario at 12%. This reflects the family oriented nature of Dufferin County.
The median age for Dufferin County residents is 40 years old.
Seventy-four percent of families in Dufferin County are married couples with 12% common-law families and 14% single parent families. The average number of persons living in a private household in Dufferin County was 3.
Of Dufferin County residents 15 years and older, 29% are single (never been married), 55% are legally married, 4% are separated, 7% are divorced, 5% are widowed.
Citizens in Dufferin County represent many ethnic origins; however 88% of residents are classified as non-immigrants. Ninety-one percent of residents identify English as their mother tongue.
In 2006 Census, 53% percent of the population between the ages 25-64 show some sort of post-secondary education (i.e. apprenticeship, trades certificate, college/university certificate, diploma or Bachelor’s degree) this represents an 8% increase in post-secondary education from 2001.