Population Information

  • Windsor and Essex County has a population of 398,953 people (2016 Census). The latest population projections (based on the 2011 Census), show that the local population is expected to grow to approximately 450,000 people by 2029.
  • As of 2016, 17.7% of the local population are seniors (65 years of age or older). The proportion of seniors in Windsor and Essex County is projected to grow steadily. By 2029, seniors are projected to account for approximately 24% of the local population.
  • Data from 2013-15 shows that the rate of preventable deaths among Windsor and Essex County residents (140.1 deaths per 100,000 residents) remains significantly higher than Ontario’s rate (121.8 deaths per 100,000 residents). Preventable deaths contribute to a shorter life expectancy and a higher likelihood of premature death among Windsor and Essex County residents.