Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Bighorn No. 8, 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
173 of 416
National population rank
1762 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Bighorn No. 8 (Municipal district) was 1,334, which represents a change of -0.5% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Bighorn No. 8 (Municipal district) is 2,761.18 square kilometres and the population density was 0.5 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 556 private dwellings occupied in Bighorn No. 8 (Municipal district), which represent a change of 1.6% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population Change (in percentage) for Bighorn No. 8 and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Bighorn No. 8 and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Bighorn No. 8 (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Bighorn No. 8 (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Rocky View County Census subdivision - Rocky View County, Municipal district MD 39,407 35,754 revised r 10.2
Mountain View County Census subdivision - Mountain View County, Municipal district MD 13,074 12,359 5.8
Clearwater County Census subdivision - Clearwater County, Municipal district MD 11,947 12,278 -2.7
Kananaskis Census subdivision - Kananaskis, Improvement district ID 221 249 -11.2
Canmore Census subdivision - Canmore, Town T 13,992 12,288 13.9
Ghost Lake Census subdivision - Ghost Lake, Summer village SV 82 81 1.2
Waiparous Census subdivision - Waiparous, Summer village SV 49 42 16.7
Improvement District No. 9 Banff Census subdivision - Improvement District No. 9 Banff, Improvement district ID 1,028 1,175 -12.5
Stoney 142, 143, 144 Census subdivision - Stoney 142, 143, 144, Indian reserve IRI 3,713 3,494 6.3

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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