Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Vulcan County, Municipal district (CSD) - Alberta

Data quality

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

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
100 of 416
National population rank
836 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Vulcan County (Municipal district) was 3,984, which represents a change of 2.8% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Vulcan County (Municipal district) is 5,433.43 square kilometres and the population density was 0.7 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 1,180 private dwellings occupied in Vulcan County (Municipal district), which represent a change of 6.9% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population Change (in percentage) for Vulcan County and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Vulcan County and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Vulcan County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Vulcan County (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
Taber Census subdivision - Taber, Municipal district MD 7,098 6,851 3.6
Newell County Census subdivision - Newell County, Municipal district MD 7,524 7,138 revised r 5.4
Willow Creek No. 26 Census subdivision - Willow Creek No. 26, Municipal district MD 5,179 5,107 1.4
Carmangay Census subdivision - Carmangay, Village VL 242 367 -34.1
Champion Census subdivision - Champion, Village VL 317 378 -16.1
Vulcan Census subdivision - Vulcan, Town T 1,917 1,836 4.4
Lomond Census subdivision - Lomond, Village VL 166 173 -4.0
Milo Census subdivision - Milo, Village VL 91 122 -25.4
Arrowwood Census subdivision - Arrowwood, Village VL 207 188 10.1
Wheatland County Census subdivision - Wheatland County, Municipal district MD 8,788 8,285 6.1
Siksika 146 Census subdivision - Siksika 146, Indian reserve IRI 3,479 2,972 17.1
Foothills No. 31 Census subdivision - Foothills No. 31, Municipal district MD 22,766 21,248 revised r 7.1

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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