Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Ponoka 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
48 of 416
National population rank
422 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Ponoka County (Municipal district) was 9,806, which represents a change of 10.7% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Ponoka County (Municipal district) is 2,814.26 square kilometres and the population density was 3.5 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 3,535 private dwellings occupied in Ponoka County (Municipal district), which represent a change of 11.4% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Ponoka County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Lacombe County Census subdivision - Lacombe County, Municipal district MD 10,343 10,307 revised r 0.3
Ponoka Census subdivision - Ponoka, Town T 7,229 6,778 revised r 6.7
Parkland Beach Census subdivision - Parkland Beach, Summer village SV 153 124 23.4
Rimbey Census subdivision - Rimbey, Town T 2,567 2,378 7.9
Samson 137 Census subdivision - Samson 137, Indian reserve IRI 3,373 3,746 -10.0
Montana 139 Census subdivision - Montana 139, Indian reserve IRI 630 653 -3.5
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
Wetaskiwin County No. 10 Census subdivision - Wetaskiwin County No. 10, Municipal district MD 11,181 10,866 2.9
Ermineskin 138 Census subdivision - Ermineskin 138, Indian reserve IRI 2,457 1,874 31.1

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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