Updated Long-Term Population and Housing Growth Analysis

21 Dec 2020

We are pleased to release the draft Long-Term Population and Housing Growth Analysis technical brief for feedback. For access to the draft technical brief, please click on the term "Long-Term Population and Housing Growth Analysis throughout this update. We'd be happy to accept any feedback through the email address Regionalofficialplanreview@regionofwaterloo.ca or by mail at Community Planning Division (ROPR),150 Frederick Street, 8th Floor, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4J3, until January 15, 2021.


We will use any comments or feedback to help finalize the Long-Term Population and Housing Growth Analysis which will inform the Land Needs Assessment and Growth Scenario phase of the ROP Review project.


What is the Long-Term Population and Housing Growth Analysis?

By 2051, the Region of Waterloo's total population base is forecast to grow to approximately 923,000 persons. The purpose of the Long-Term Population and Housing Growth Analysis is to analyse the Region's long-term population and housing growth, to extend the Region's population forecast to 2051 and to inform and provide input into the Land Needs Assessment. This review has been undertaken within the context of macro-economic trends as well as regional economic and demographic trends that are anticipated to influence the amount, type, and, ultimately, the location of future residential development with the Region of Waterloo.


What is the purpose of the Long-Term Population and Housing Growth Analysis?

The purpose of this brief is to:
  • Analyze the Region’s long‐term population and housing growth potential based on current data;
  • Extend the Region’s population forecast to 2051 to implement the Provincial growth forecasts; and,
  • To assess long‐term growth drivers from a regional and local perspective as input into the Land Needs Assessment.
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