Demographics and Statistics

Designated as an urban growth centre in the Provincial Growth Plan, Brantford is emerging as a destination of choice for families and companies alike looking to capitalize on the area's optimal location, diversified workforce and quality of life amenities. Due to the areas growth, the Brantford area was designated as a Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in 2006, as the City of Brantford and County of Brant's geographic attributes and population base met the Provincial guidelines for a CMA designation. In 2011, the Brantford CMA reached 136,035 people, increasing its population base by 8.7% over 5 years. The following information highlights the Brantford CMA's demograhic characteristics and growth forecasts from various perspectives. Click to view 2011 Brantford CMA Census Profile.

Brantford CMA Population Pyramid: 2011 Census

Population Pyramid for Brantford CMA 2011


CMA Growth: 2011 Census

Fastest Growing CMAs from 2006-2011


Population Catchments: 2011 Census

50km and 100km Population Catchments and Income in relation to Brantford


Non-Official Languages Spoken by Population (Top 5)

Top 5 non-official languages spoken by population in Brantford.


Population Forecasts: 2011-2041

Population Forecasts 2011-2041

Source:Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Forecast to 2041 – Technical Report November 12, 2012 prepared by Hemson Consulting Ltd

Demographic Snapshot

  • Population in 2011: 136,035
  • Population in 2006: 125,099
  • 2006-2011 Population Change: 8.7% (Ontario-5.7%, Canada 5.9%)
  • Median Age: 40.6 years
  • Population 15+: 81.9%
  • Avg. Household Income: $79,419
  • % Population with High School Diploma or Higher (25+ years): 75% 
  • Total Private Dwellings: 55,307

Note: Statistics are actual and forecasted figures for the Brantford CMA region.