What proportion of Peels population is comprised of immigrants?

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What proportion of Peels population is comprised of immigrants?

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43.1% of Peel’s total population is comprised of immigrants, up from the 1996 figure of 39.8%. By comparison, 26.8% of Ontario’s population (or 3,030,075) was comprised of immigrants in 2001. Has the number of immigrants in Peel increased between 1996 and 2001? • Yes, between the 1996 and 2001 Census of Canada, the number of immigrants in Peel increased by 25.2%, a growth of 85,450 people (from 339,370 to 424,820). This rate of growth outstripped that of the general rate of population growth in Peel in the same period, which was only 16%. • 62.6% of Peel’s population growth between 1996 and 2001 was due to immigration into Peel (85,450 of 136,423). What are the top ten countries of origin for immigrants in Peel? • India • United Kingdom • Poland • The Philippines • Jamaica • Pakistan • Guyana • Trinidad and Tobago • Vietnam • Hong Kong Table 1 The Immigrant Population in Peel Region and its Municipalities, 2001 (with Ontario Comparison) Ontario Peel Mississauga Brampton Caledon # % # %

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