Figure 14; Shrinking Population Over a 20 Year Period - source: Statistic Canada

The Population is Migrating to Adjacent Municipalities
Figure 14 shows the percentage growth of the three municipalities over a twenty year period. We see that Meaford grew the most at 10.63% followed by Georgian Bluffs which grew by 9.61%. Then we have Owen Sound, which grew less than one percent during this 20 year period from 2011 to 2021.  Although this looks like Owen Sound is actually growing, albeit slowly, it really isnít.