The population of the Region of Queens is concentrated along the coastline and through the eastern side of the Region’s boundary, primarily clustered around major roadways. Population centres with the highest density are around Liverpool, Milton, Beach Meadows, Summerville, and White Point. The population of interior Queens is focused largely in the Caledonia area. There is also a significant amount of development between Ponhook and Molega Lakes and between Port Medway and Mill Village up to Charleston. Land in central, western and northern Queens is largely provincially owned (either Crown Land or protected areas). As a result, the population is very low in these areas. The exception is Ponhook Lake Reservation (at the outlet of Lake Rossignol) which had a population of 15 people in 2016.
The map below shows the population per square kilometre for each census area in the Region of Queens. The dark points on the map are buildings. The deeper shades of red indicate a higher population density.
Between 2011 and 2016 the total population in Queens decreased by 609 people (from 10,960 to 10,351) or -5.6% (Census Canada). The greatest changes were experienced in the more populated areas, with Milton area experiencing a 17% decrease, a 14% decrease in the Caledonia area, and 12% in the area between downtown Liverpool and White Point Connector Road. The greatest percentage growth was on the Ponhook Lake Reserve, gaining 5 residents between 2011 and 2016 amounting to 50% growth for this small community.
Conversely, some growth occurred in the more eastern coastal areas, including Western Head to Mersey Point, Summerville Centre to White Point, and East and West Berlin to Port Medway, as well as the western part of Liverpool near the highway. Growth in these areas represents up to a 5% increase in population.
The map below shows change in population between 2011 and 2016 by percentage for each census dissemination area in the Region of Queens. Red indicates a population decline and green indicates an increase.