Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Willow Creek No. 26, Municipal district (CSD) - Alberta

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

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
87 of 416
National population rank
698 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Willow Creek No. 26 (Municipal district) was 5,179, which represents a change of 1.4% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Willow Creek No. 26 (Municipal district) is 4,558.14 square kilometres and the population density was 1.1 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 1,671 private dwellings occupied in Willow Creek No. 26 (Municipal district), which represent a change of 4.3% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population Change (in percentage) for Willow Creek No. 26 and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Willow Creek No. 26 and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Willow Creek No. 26 (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Willow Creek No. 26 (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Lethbridge County Census subdivision - Lethbridge County, Municipal district MD 10,353 10,046 revised r 3.1
Cardston County Census subdivision - Cardston County, Municipal district MD 4,481 4,167 7.5
Pincher Creek No. 9 Census subdivision - Pincher Creek No. 9, Municipal district MD 2,965 3,158 -6.1
Fort Macleod Census subdivision - Fort Macleod, Town T 2,967 3,117 -4.8
Granum Census subdivision - Granum, Town T 406 447 -9.2
Claresholm Census subdivision - Claresholm, Town T 3,780 3,758 0.6
Stavely Census subdivision - Stavely, Town T 541 505 7.1
Nanton Census subdivision - Nanton, Town T 2,130 2,132 -0.1
Piikani 147 Census subdivision - Piikani 147, Indian reserve IRI 1,544 1,217 26.9
Blood 148 Census subdivision - Blood 148, Indian reserve IRI 4,570 4,679 -2.3
Vulcan County Census subdivision - Vulcan County, Municipal district MD 3,984 3,875 2.8
Foothills No. 31 Census subdivision - Foothills No. 31, Municipal district MD 22,766 21,248 revised r 7.1
Ranchland No. 66 Census subdivision - Ranchland No. 66, Municipal district MD 92 79 16.5

Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 2 Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Blackfalds Census subdivision - Blackfalds, Town T 9,328 6,300 48.1
Cochrane Census subdivision - Cochrane, Town T 25,853 17,580 47.1
Airdrie Census subdivision - Airdrie, City CY 61,581 43,271 revised r 42.3
Chestermere Census subdivision - Chestermere, City CY 19,887 14,824 34.2
Beaumont Census subdivision - Beaumont, Town T 17,396 13,284 31.0

Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 3 Alberta – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Bonnyville Census subdivision - Bonnyville, Town T 5,417 6,216 -12.9
Westlock County Census subdivision - Westlock County, Municipal district MD 7,220 7,644 -5.5
Rocky Mountain House Census subdivision - Rocky Mountain House, Town T 6,635 6,933 -4.3
Big Lakes County Census subdivision - Big Lakes County, Municipal district MD 5,672 5,912 -4.1
Clearwater County Census subdivision - Clearwater County, Municipal district MD 11,947 12,278 -2.7

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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