Brampton and Hamilton's Population

A comparison of Brampton and Caledon's population growth

By: Ahmad Wasif

What are we looking for?

We are measuring and comparing the growth rates of Brampton and Hamilton on the life span of 10 years from 2000-2010. We are also looking for the slopes of the two lines and when they intercept.

Why is this important?

By seeing the population growth from 2000-2010 we can see changes that need to be done to the city in order to accommodate the population. By finding the slope of growth of population for a city we can also find the rate of which the city is growing. By comparing the two cities population growth and at what points their lines intercept we can find trends and see which city people are beginning to populate and start asking questions such as why more people are going to that city.


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In this table the year represents the x axis while the population represents the y axis.


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The lines intercept at (10, 425 000)


Through the data shown we can find the y-intercept and slope of both Hamilton's and Brampton's population growth and then put it into an linear equation.
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Through all the data presented we can come to multiple conclusions about the two cities.

One thing we can see and compare is that although Hamilton originally has a much larger population than Brampton, Brampton is growing at a faster rate with a higher slope. Because of the larger slope of Brampton we can say that the two cities population's are equal by 2010 and that is when the two lines intersect. And afterwards if the two cities are to continue this trend Brampton will have a larger population than Hamilton.

We can also begin to wonder why more people are beginning to live in Brampton rather than Hamilton. And this may be due to Brampton's growing neighbourhoods and development. More and more houses are beginning to be built which would explain how the city is able to encourage more people to live in Brampton.