Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Sturgeon 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
20 of 416
National population rank
207 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Sturgeon County (Municipal district) was 20,495, which represents a change of 4.7% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Sturgeon County (Municipal district) is 2,090.13 square kilometres and the population density was 9.8 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 6,870 private dwellings occupied in Sturgeon County (Municipal district), which represent a change of 4.9% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Sturgeon County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Lamont County Census subdivision - Lamont County, Municipal district MD 3,899 3,872 0.7
Parkland County Census subdivision - Parkland County, Municipal district MD 32,097 30,568 5.0
Strathcona County Census subdivision - Strathcona County, Specialized municipality SM 98,044 92,490 6.0
Fort Saskatchewan Census subdivision - Fort Saskatchewan, City CY 24,149 19,051 26.8
Edmonton Census subdivision - Edmonton, City CY 932,546 812,201 14.8
St. Albert Census subdivision - St. Albert, City CY 65,589 61,466 6.7
Gibbons Census subdivision - Gibbons, Town T 3,159 3,030 4.3
Redwater Census subdivision - Redwater, Town T 2,053 1,915 7.2
Bon Accord Census subdivision - Bon Accord, Town T 1,529 1,488 2.8
Morinville Census subdivision - Morinville, Town T 9,848 8,569 14.9
Legal Census subdivision - Legal, Town T 1,345 1,225 9.8
Alexander 134 Census subdivision - Alexander 134, Indian reserve IRI 1,099 1,027 7.0
Lac Ste. Anne County Census subdivision - Lac Ste. Anne County, Municipal district MD 10,899 10,260 6.2
Sandy Beach Census subdivision - Sandy Beach, Summer village SV 278 223 24.7
Barrhead County No. 11 Census subdivision - Barrhead County No. 11, Municipal district MD 6,288 6,096 3.1
Westlock County Census subdivision - Westlock County, Municipal district MD 7,220 7,644 -5.5
Thorhild County Census subdivision - Thorhild County, Municipal district MD 3,254 3,417 -4.8

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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