CK Counts has been updated in the area of demographics based on the 2011 Census. For a copy of the Community Context Update March 2014 Census 2011Demographics please contact 

Data from the census describes population trends, population density and age structures between 2006 and 2011 in each of the 13 urban Centres. CK Counts also includes new data on the five hamlets (Erieau, Morpeth, Highgate, Shrewsbury, and Cedar Springs).This data empowers us to plan accordingly and make improved strategic decisions and resource allocations for our communities. 

Population Decline

From the 2006 to 2011, the population of CK declined by 4.2% from 108,58 to 104,075. The largest decreases was observed in the 0 to 14 aged group (-10.6%).  In comparison, the population of Ontario increased by 5.7% from 2006 to 2011.

The new Census data from 2017 shows that, Chatham-Kent has a population of 103,671 plus Moravian town of 404 to equal 104,075.

For population projection-type information, please click HERE to be re-directed to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Growth Analysis 2006 - 2031 Study. 


CK has a higher percentage of seniors then average
Since 2006, there has been an 8% increase of seniors living in CK. Almost 1/3 of the population in CK is 55 or older and every age group beyond age 44 has grown as a percentage of the total population from 2001 to 2011.  



Individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to act as Citizen Ambassadors and Community Partners to promote image, community development and the economy of Chatham-Kent. Retention and attraction of people and businesses lead to growth and overall quality of life. Chatham-Kent is cultivating growth from shore to shore! Click HERE for free ambassador tools, such as photos, videos, brochures.