Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Lacombe 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
44 of 416
National population rank
397 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Lacombe County (Municipal district) was 10,343, which represents a change of 0.3% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Lacombe County (Municipal district) is 2,765.16 square kilometres and the population density was 3.7 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 3,890 private dwellings occupied in Lacombe County (Municipal district), which represent a change of 4.8% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Lacombe County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Stettler County No. 6 Census subdivision - Stettler County No. 6, Municipal district MD 5,322 5,103 revised r 4.3
Red Deer County Census subdivision - Red Deer County, Municipal district MD 19,541 18,316 revised r 6.7
Birchcliff Census subdivision - Birchcliff, Summer village SV 117 112 4.5
Eckville Census subdivision - Eckville, Town T 1,125 1,125 0.0
Half Moon Bay Census subdivision - Half Moon Bay, Summer village SV 42 38 10.5
Bentley Census subdivision - Bentley, Town T 1,078 1,073 0.5
Sunbreaker Cove Census subdivision - Sunbreaker Cove, Summer village SV 81 69 17.4
Gull Lake Census subdivision - Gull Lake, Summer village SV 176 122 44.3
Blackfalds Census subdivision - Blackfalds, Town T 9,328 6,300 48.1
Lacombe Census subdivision - Lacombe, City CY 13,057 11,707 11.5
Clive Census subdivision - Clive, Village VL 715 675 5.9
Alix Census subdivision - Alix, Village VL 734 830 -11.6
Ponoka County Census subdivision - Ponoka County, Municipal district MD 9,806 8,856 10.7
Clearwater County Census subdivision - Clearwater County, Municipal district MD 11,947 12,278 -2.7
Camrose County Census subdivision - Camrose County, Municipal district MD 8,458 8,004 revised r 5.7

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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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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