Greater Ottawa-Gatineau Region Population Tops 1,450,000

Ottawa’s population continues to increase, with western suburbs seeing largest growth in 2016. Here’s a quick snapshot of trends, from the City of Ottawa’s 2016 development report, which was published this week.

– The City of Ottawa’s population at the end of 2016 was 968,580, up by 0.8 per cent from 2015.

– The greater Ottawa-Gatineau region had a population of 1,457,464.

– The community with the largest growth in 2016 was Kanata-Stittsville with 27.8 per cent of all growth.

– More people move to Ottawa than leave. According to the 2014-2015 statistics (the most recent available), the net number of people moving to Ottawa was 5,827, an increase of nine per cent from the previous year.

– Greater Montreal provided the largest number of new Ottawa residents.

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