Census results are in from Statistics Canada.
Population in South Dundas has grown 2.5 per cent between 2006 and 2011. In 2006, South Dundas reported having 10,535 people and in 2011 there were 10,794.
On February 10th, South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds said his initial reaction to the news “is it makes you feel good. There’s some apparent growth in South Dundas.”
As for where in South Dundas the growth has occurred, Byvelds said, “from what I see of the situation, we’ve had some nice growth in Morrisburg and Iroquois and there’s been some growth in rural areas.”
Surrounding municipalities also saw some changes, some were dramatic and some were not.
North Dundas increased its population by 1.2 per cent, with a 2011 total of 11,225.
Both North Stormont and South Stormont increased by less than one percentage. North Stormont went up by only 0.1 per cent with a 2011 total of 6,775 and South Stormont went up by 0.8 per cent with a population total of 12,617 in 2011.
North Glengarry’s population decreased substantially by 3.6 per cent going from 10,635 people in 2006 to only 10,251 in 2011.
South Glengarry’s population change was closest to that of South Dundas in that it increased by 2.2 per cent with a total population of 13,162 in 2011.
Overall, SD&G’s population increased by 0.7 per cent between 2006 and 2011. According to the census profile provided by Statistics Canada 2012, SD&G’s 2011 population is 111,164.