Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Thorhild 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
115 of 416
National population rank
957 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Thorhild County (Municipal district) was 3,254, which represents a change of -4.8% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Thorhild County (Municipal district) is 2,001.74 square kilometres and the population density was 1.6 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 1,401 private dwellings occupied in Thorhild County (Municipal district), which represent a change of -3.9% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Thorhild 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
Sturgeon County Census subdivision - Sturgeon County, Municipal district MD 20,495 19,578 4.7
Smoky Lake County Census subdivision - Smoky Lake County, Municipal district MD 4,107 3,910 5.0
Westlock County Census subdivision - Westlock County, Municipal district MD 7,220 7,644 -5.5
Athabasca County Census subdivision - Athabasca County, Municipal district MD 7,869 7,662 2.7

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
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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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