Demographics

Summerside is a Canadian city in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. It is the second largest city in the province and the principal municipality for the western part of the island. The population of Prince Edward Island as a whole grew by an estimated 3,600 people between 2011 and 2016, a slightly slower pace than that achieved between 2006 and 2011 (up 4,400) but, faster than that occurring between 2001 and 2006 (500). The population of the province has increased by approximately 8,500 people since 2001.

However, Prince County and the City of Summerside have not shared in this growth. The population of the county as of 2016 is estimated at less than 100 people more than it was in 2001, while that of the city has increased by roughly 200 people over that span of time.

Population

Source: Population 2001-2016. 2011 National Household Survey, 2011 Community Profiles, Metro Economics 2016

Population by age

Source: Population 2001-2016. 2011 National Household Survey, 2011 Community Profiles, Metro Economics 2016

As a result of an “aging-in-place” phenomenon, the share of the county’s and the city’s population accounted for by persons 65 and over is increasing at a faster rate than the province.

Read full report from April, 2016:
City of Summerside Socio-Economic Projections and Statistical Data Updates