Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Wood Buffalo, (CA) - Alberta

Data quality

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
6 of 18
National population rank
50 of 152
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Wood Buffalo census agglomeration (CA) was 73,320, which represents a change of 9.6% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Wood Buffalo is 61,871.37 square kilometres and the population density was 1.2 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 26,225 private dwellings occupied in Wood Buffalo, which represent a change of 11.4% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Wood Buffalo

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 15 years, Wood Buffalo

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Wood Buffalo

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 15 years, Wood Buffalo

Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Population change, 2011 to 2016 for census subdivisions in the Wood Buffalo CA

Table 1 Wood Buffalo CA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2016 2011 % change
Wood Buffalo Census subdivision - Wood Buffalo, Specialized municipality SM 71,589 65,565 9.2
Fort Mackay Census subdivision - Fort Mackay, Indian Settlement S-É 742 562 32.0
Janvier 194 Census subdivision - Janvier 194, Indian reserve IRI 414 295 40.3
Gregoire Lake 176 Census subdivision - Gregoire Lake 176, Indian reserve IRI 191 274 -30.3
Gregoire Lake 176A Census subdivision - Gregoire Lake 176A, Indian reserve IRI 130 0  not applicable ···
Allison Bay 219 Census subdivision - Allison Bay 219, Indian reserve IRI 127 84 51.2
Dog Head 218 Census subdivision - Dog Head 218, Indian reserve IRI 99 111 -10.8
Thabacha Náre 196A Census subdivision - Thabacha Náre 196A, Indian reserve IRI 28 0  not applicable ···
Old Fort 217 Census subdivision - Old Fort 217, Indian reserve IRI 0 0  not applicable ···
Chipewyan 201A Census subdivision - Chipewyan 201A, Indian reserve IRI 0 5 -100.0

Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Alberta

Table 2 Alberta – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2011 to 2016
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2016 2011 % change Nat. Prov.
Calgary Calgary - Census metropolitan area CMA 1,392,609 1,214,839 14.6 4 1
Edmonton Edmonton - Census metropolitan area CMA 1,321,426 1,159,869 13.9 6 2
Lethbridge Lethbridge - Census metropolitan area CMA 117,394 105,999 10.8 34 3
Red Deer Red Deer - Census agglomeration CA 100,418 90,564 10.9 41 4
Medicine Hat Medicine Hat - Census agglomeration CA 76,522 72,807 5.1 48 5
Wood Buffalo Wood Buffalo - Census agglomeration CA 73,320 66,896 9.6 50 6
Grande Prairie Grande Prairie - Census agglomeration CA 63,166 55,655revised r 13.5 54 7
Lloydminster Lloydminster - Census agglomeration CA 34,583 30,798 12.3 78  not applicable ···
Lloydminster (Saskatchewan part)   14,938 12,766 17.0  not applicable ··· 8
Lloydminster (Alberta part)   19,645 18,032 8.9  not applicable ··· 10
Okotoks Okotoks - Census agglomeration CA 28,881 24,511 17.8 92 8
Brooks Brooks - Census agglomeration CA 24,662 23,430 5.3 103 9
Camrose Camrose - Census agglomeration CA 18,742 17,286 8.4 114 11
Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake - Census agglomeration CA 15,302 12,797revised r 19.6 130 12
Cold Lake Cold Lake - Census agglomeration CA 14,961 13,839 8.1 132 13
Canmore Canmore - Census agglomeration CA 13,992 12,288 13.9 134 14
Strathmore Strathmore - Census agglomeration CA 13,756 12,305 11.8 135 15
High River High River - Census agglomeration CA 13,584 12,930revised r 5.1 139 16
Lacombe Lacombe - Census agglomeration CA 13,057 11,707 11.5 143 17
Wetaskiwin Wetaskiwin - Census agglomeration CA 12,655 12,525 1.0 147 18

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
E
use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2016 Census.

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