The latest Census by Statistics Canada indicates the 2011 population of Toronto is 2,615,060, or 7.8% of Canada's total population of 33,476,688.
• Between 2006 and 2011, Toronto's population grew by 111,779 residents, an increase of 4.5%. This is more than 5 times the population growth reported by the Census for the City of Toronto in the previous five-year period. Between 2001 and 2006, the reported population growth was 21,787 or 0.9%.
• 133,566 more people live in Toronto than were here a decade ago.
• The 2011 population of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is 18.1% of Canada's population. The City of Toronto accounts for 43.2% of the GTA's population. This is down slightly from 45.1% of the GTA in 2006.
•Between 2006 and 2011, the GTA's population increased by 9.0% or by 498,336 persons. Toronto accounts for about 22.4% of the GTA's growth. This is compared to 4.6% of the GTA growth between 2001 and 2006. The City's share of the GTA growth has increased by almost 5 times.
• In 2011, Toronto's median age was 39.2 years, slightly higher than the 2006 median age of 38.4, but 1.4 years below the national median of 40.6 years.
• The age structure of Toronto's population is continuing to shift. In the five years since the 2006 Census, Toronto has continued to gain older adults; the share of adults 75+ has increased from 7.0% to 7.2%. At the same time, the number of children 0‐4 has also increased, by 5,530 or 4.1%.
• The two fastest growing age groups between 2006 and 2011 were aged 60‐64 years and 85+ years. Those aged 60‐64 grew by 28.8% (from 109,465 to 140,965) while the 85+ by 5% (from 43,100 to 54,965). Despite the fact that the population grew between 2006 and 2011, those aged 5‐14 and 35‐44 declined.