Friday, 12 July 2013

Demographics

In the 2011 Census, the City of Markham had a population of 301,709 living in 90,534 of its 93,202 total dwellings, a 15.3% change from its 2006 population of 261,573. With a land area of 212.58 km2 (82.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,419.27/km2 (3,675.90/sq mi) in 2011.

Historical populations Year Pop.   ±%   1871 1,000 —     1901 967 −3.3% 1911 909 −6.0% 1921 1,012 +11.3% 1931 1,008 −0.4% 1941 1,204 +19.4% 1951 1,606 +33.4% 1961 4,294 +167.4% 1971 36,684 +754.3% 1981 77,037 +110.0% 1991 153,811 +99.7% 1996 173,383 +12.7% 2001 208,615 +20.3% 2006 261,573 +25.4% 2011 301,709 +15.3% Canada 2006 Census Population  % of Total Population Ethnicity group Source: White 89,815 34.4 Chinese 89,300 34.2 South Asian 44,995 17.3 Other visible minority 17,520 6.7 Black 8,005 3.1 Filipino 7,370 2.8 Southeast Asian 1,970 0.8 Latin American 1,380 0.5 First Nations 215 0.1 M├ętis 155 0.1 Total population 260,755 100

Mother Tongue Percentage English 38.5% Cantonese 15.8% Chinese, not otherwise specified 10.4% Tamil 4.9% Mandarin 4.8% Urdu 2.1% Persian (Farsi) 1.9% Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1.6% Gujarati 1.6% Panjabi (Punjabi) 1.5% Italian 1.4%

46.1% of residents stated their religion as Christian, almost evenly split between Roman Catholics and Protestants. Non-Christian religions include Hinduism: 5.7%, Judaism: 5.3%, Islam: 5.3%, Buddhism: 3.4%, Sikhism: 1.1%, and 23% indicated no religion.

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