Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Rocky View 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
11 of 416
National population rank
121 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Rocky View County (Municipal district) was 39,407, which represents a change of 10.2% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Rocky View County (Municipal district) is 3,836.33 square kilometres and the population density was 10.3 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 13,042 private dwellings occupied in Rocky View County (Municipal district), which represent a change of 10.1% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Rocky View County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Wheatland County Census subdivision - Wheatland County, Municipal district MD 8,788 8,285 6.1
Kneehill County Census subdivision - Kneehill County, Municipal district MD 5,001 4,921 1.6
Foothills No. 31 Census subdivision - Foothills No. 31, Municipal district MD 22,766 21,248 revised r 7.1
Calgary Census subdivision - Calgary, City CY 1,239,220 1,096,833 13.0
Chestermere Census subdivision - Chestermere, City CY 19,887 14,824 34.2
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
Irricana Census subdivision - Irricana, Town T 1,216 1,162 4.6
Beiseker Census subdivision - Beiseker, Village VL 819 785 4.3
Crossfield Census subdivision - Crossfield, Town T 2,983 2,853 4.6
Mountain View County Census subdivision - Mountain View County, Municipal district MD 13,074 12,359 5.8
Tsuu T'ina Nation 145 (Sarcee 145) Census subdivision - Tsuu T'ina Nation 145 (Sarcee 145), Indian reserve IRI 1,643 2,052 revised r -19.9
Kananaskis Census subdivision - Kananaskis, Improvement district ID 221 249 -11.2
Bighorn No. 8 Census subdivision - Bighorn No. 8, Municipal district MD 1,334 1,341 -0.5
Stoney 142, 143, 144 Census subdivision - Stoney 142, 143, 144, Indian reserve IRI 3,713 3,494 6.3

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
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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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