2051 Population, Household & Employment Forecasts

The County of Wellington, in consultation with our seven member municipalities, is responsible for the long-range growth management in Wellington. Through the A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the province has assigned Wellington County population, household and employment forecasts until 2051. As a result, the County and it's local communities are expected to achieve significant levels of growth over the next 30 years. 

The following tables outline the County and member municipalities population, household and employment forecasts to 2051 resulting from our long range growth management work.  Additional information related to these forecasts can be found in the Final Phase 1 MCR Report: Urban Structure and Growth Allocations

Wellington County Projected Growth

Projected growth in Wellington County to 2051.

 20212051
 Total Population1  100,800  160,000
% of Population in Primary Urban Centres  53  66 
Households  36,060  57,940 
Total Employment2  43,000  70,000 

1 Includes net undercount adjustment which is estimated at approximately 3%

2 Includes 'no fixed place of work' employment

Township of Centre Wellington Projected Growth

Projected growth in the Township of Centre Wellington to 2051.

 20212051
Centre Wellington    
Total Population1 34,100  58,200 
Households  12,810  22,130 
Total Employment2  12,200  25,100 
 20212051
Elora-Salem    
Total Population1 7,800 14,100
Households 2,960  5,280
Fergus    
Total Population1 19,100  36,300 
Households 7,320 14,080
Outside Primary Urban Centres    
Total Population1 7,200 7,800
Total Employment2  2,530 2,770

Includes net undercount adjustment which is estimated at approximately 3%

Includes 'no fixed place of work' employment

Town of Erin Projected Growth

Projected growth in the Town of Erin to 2051.

 20212051
 Erin    
Total Population1 12,000 26,300 
Households  4,230  9,200 
Total Employment2  3,100  6,200 
 20212051
Erin Village    
Total Population1 3,100  10,800
Households  1,140  3,840
Hillsburgh    
Total Population1 1,400 6,100
Households 550 2,190
Outside Primary Urban Centres    
Total Population1 7,500 9,400
Households 2,540 3,170

Includes net undercount adjustment which is estimated at approximately 3%

Includes 'no fixed place of work' employment

Guelph/Eramosa Township Projected Growth

Projected growth in the Township of Guelph/Eramosa to 2051.

 20212051
Guelph/Eramosa    
Total Population1  13,600 14,700 
Households  4,650  5,110 
Total Employment 6,000  6,800 
 20212051
Rockwood    
Total Population1 5,200 5,800 
Households  1,880 2,180
Outside Primary Urban Centre    
Total Population1 8,400 8,900
Households 2,770 2,930

Includes net undercount adjustment which is estimated at approximately 3%

Includes 'no fixed place of work' employment

Township of Mapleton Projected Growth

Projected growth in the Township of Mapleton to 2051.

 20212051
Mapleton    
Total Population1  11,200 15,100
Households  3,260 4,820
Total Employment2  4,400  7,000 
 20212051
Drayton    
Total Population1 2,400 4,300
Households  850 1,580
Moorefield     
Total Population1 600 2,500
Households 180 880
Outside Primary Urban Centres    
Total Population1 8,200 8,300
Households 2,230 2,360

Includes net undercount adjustment which is estimated at approximately 3%

Includes 'no fixed place of work' employment

Town of Minto Projected Growth

Projected growth in the Town of Minto to 2051.

 20212051
Minto    
Total Population1 9,300  15,200 
Households  3,400  5,460
Total Employment 4,200  6,500 
 20212051
Clifford    
Total Population1 900 1,400
Households  390 580
Harriston    
Total Population1 2,200 3,500
Households 830 1,280
Palmerston    
Total Population1 3,000 6,800
Households 1,160 2,460
Outside Primary Urban Centres    
Total Population1 3,200 3,500
Households 1,020 1,140

Includes net undercount adjustment which is estimated at approximately 3%

Includes 'no fixed place of work' employment

Township of Puslinch Projected Growth

Projected growth in the Township of Puslinch to 2051.

 20212051
Puslinch    
Total Population1 7,900  10,000
Households  2,850  3,560
Total Employment2  5,800  7,900

Includes net undercount adjustment which is estimated at approximately 3%

Includes 'no fixed place of work' employment

Township of Wellington North Projected Growth

Projected growth in the Township of Wellington North to 2051.

 20212051
Wellington North    
Total Population1 12,700  20,500
Households  4,860  7,660
Total Employment2  7,300  10,500
 20212051
Arthur    
Total Population1  2,700 4,800
Households  1,055 1,845
Mount Forest    
Total Population1 5,500 10,600
Households 2,330 4,110
Outside Primary Urban Centres    
Total Population1 4,500 5,100
Households 1,475 1,705

Includes net undercount adjustment which is estimated at approximately 3%

Includes 'no fixed place of work' employment

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