Demographic Overview

Home to nearly 1.2 million residents, York Region is recognized as one of the safest and most diverse regions in Canada. By 2041, the population is expected to reach nearly 1.8 million, outpacing both provincial and national growth levels. 

York Region is comprised of nine municipalities, spanning from Steeles Avenue in the south to Lake Simcoe in the north. In total, the jurisdiction covers 1,756 square kilometres of land and 350 square kilometres of waterways. Every day, there are 2.4 million vehicle trips on York Region’s 4,100 kilometres of urban and rural roads, helping residents get to where they live, work and play.

Our members police a vastly diverse environment, from bustling cityscapes in the south to the serene waters of Lake Simcoe, north of Georgina.

York Region is celebrated for the diversity of its residents, who speak dozens of languages and trace their ancestries back to all corners of the globe.

District Map of York Region

York Region by the Numbers

More Than

120

languages spoken

49%

of residents self-identify as a visible minority

By 2031, one in five residents will be age

65

or older

 

70%

of residents have a post-secondary education

900,000

new jobs to be created by 2041

 

Environmental Scan

Through the environmental scan, York Regional Police identifies, analyzes and monitors environmental factors that can influence the delivery of police services in the future. These factors include regional, demographic and socio-economic trends; crime, calls for service and resource trends; public safety and legislative impacts at the federal, provincial and municipal levels; and political and environmental changes.

The identification of these key factors helps York Regional Police ensure that our business plan reflects and responds to our changing environment.