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Demographics and Statistics

Brampton Transit System Demographics and Statistics

According to the Brampton Economic Development Office – Bureau Information and Policy Branch (with data from Statistics Canada), Brampton is experiencing tremendous economic growth.

The city flourishes with a population of over 523,911, making it the 9th largest city in Canada. Brampton is rapidly expanding and is projected to become one of Canada’s top 10 cities within the coming years.

Additionally, Brampton is counted among the top three sources of employment and labour in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

A current look at the City of Brampton

  • The city assumed the highest rate of population growth among Canada’s 20 largest cities in the year 2011
  • Within the GTA, Brampton is the 3rd largest community of over 100,000 people
  • Brampton’s population continues its steady growth at a rate higher than the GTA
  • In 2011, the city accomplished a population surplus of over 500,000
  • The most spoken language in the city is English with 269,790 speakers living in Brampton
  • The city’s largest population group is 30-49 years old
  • The labour force is in good hands with the children of the 30-49 year-olds who are between the ages of 1-19
  • $83,379 is the average household income in Brampton

The ridership of the Brampton Transit system can be broken down as follows (data compiled via a Brampton Transit survey):

  • Since 2010, ridership has surpassed 18 million and continues to grow
  • 48% of those surveyed are employed, another 40% are students
  • 8% riders claimed they ride a bicycle to or from their transit stop or terminal
  • 79% of riders do not own a car, nor have access to one
  • 90% have the Internet at home
  • 56% have Internet access at work or in another location
  • 57% possess a smart phone with mobile Internet access
  • Ridership satisfaction is gender specific with male riders enjoying the Brampton Transit services more than females
  • 31% of overall respondents indicated they made 9 to 10 one-way trips per week
  • About 1-in-5 customers questioned estimated the frequency of transit uses at 3 to 5 (22%) or 6 to 8 (21%) weekly one-way trips

The City of Brampton is a melting pot of different ethnicities, age groups and income brackets, making it an ideal candidate for major economic growth and prosperity.

With a transit system that is equipped to handle increasing ridership, Brampton is fast becoming one of the most desirable cities in the GTA.


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