Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Clearwater County, 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
38 of 416
National population rank
344 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Clearwater County (Municipal district) was 11,947, which represents a change of -2.7% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Clearwater County (Municipal district) is 18,682.45 square kilometres and the population density was 0.6 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 4,699 private dwellings occupied in Clearwater County (Municipal district), which represent a change of 0.0% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Clearwater County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Mountain View County Census subdivision - Mountain View County, Municipal district MD 13,074 12,359 5.8
Red Deer County Census subdivision - Red Deer County, Municipal district MD 19,541 18,316 revised r 6.7
Lacombe County Census subdivision - Lacombe County, Municipal district MD 10,343 10,307 revised r 0.3
Ponoka County Census subdivision - Ponoka County, Municipal district MD 9,806 8,856 10.7
Burnstick Lake Census subdivision - Burnstick Lake, Summer village SV 0 16 -100.0
Caroline Census subdivision - Caroline, Village VL 512 501 2.2
Rocky Mountain House Census subdivision - Rocky Mountain House, Town T 6,635 6,933 -4.3
O'Chiese 203 Census subdivision - O'Chiese 203, Indian reserve IRI 789 751 5.1
Sunchild 202 Census subdivision - Sunchild 202, Indian reserve IRI 749 677 10.6
Big Horn 144A Census subdivision - Big Horn 144A, Indian reserve IRI 237 134 76.9
Wetaskiwin County No. 10 Census subdivision - Wetaskiwin County No. 10, Municipal district MD 11,181 10,866 2.9
Brazeau County Census subdivision - Brazeau County, Municipal district MD 7,771 7,132 revised r 9.0
Yellowhead County Census subdivision - Yellowhead County, Municipal district MD 10,995 10,469 5.0
Bighorn No. 8 Census subdivision - Bighorn No. 8, Municipal district MD 1,334 1,341 -0.5
Improvement District No. 9 Banff Census subdivision - Improvement District No. 9 Banff, Improvement district ID 1,028 1,175 -12.5
Improvement District No. 12 Jasper Park Census subdivision - Improvement District No. 12 Jasper Park, Improvement district ID 53 34 55.9

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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