Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Northern Sunrise 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
156 of 416
National population rank
1415 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Northern Sunrise County (Municipal district) was 1,891, which represents a change of 5.6% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Northern Sunrise County (Municipal district) is 21,150.97 square kilometres and the population density was 0.1 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 712 private dwellings occupied in Northern Sunrise County (Municipal district), which represent a change of 3.2% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Northern Sunrise County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Big Lakes County Census subdivision - Big Lakes County, Municipal district MD 5,672 5,912 -4.1
Opportunity No. 17 Census subdivision - Opportunity No. 17, Municipal district MD 3,181 3,074 3.5
Lesser Slave River No.124 Census subdivision - Lesser Slave River No.124, Municipal district MD 2,803 2,929 -4.3
Nampa Census subdivision - Nampa, Village VL 364 362 0.6
Northern Lights County Census subdivision - Northern Lights County, Municipal district MD 4,200 4,117 2.0
Mackenzie County Census subdivision - Mackenzie County, Specialized municipality SM 11,171 10,927 2.2
Utikoomak Lake 155 Census subdivision - Utikoomak Lake 155, Indian reserve IRI 723 644 12.3
Utikoomak Lake 155A Census subdivision - Utikoomak Lake 155A, Indian reserve IRI 127 121 5.0
Little Buffalo Census subdivision - Little Buffalo, Indian Settlement S-É 452 387 16.8
Woodland Cree 226 Census subdivision - Woodland Cree 226, Indian reserve IRI 723 706 2.4
Woodland Cree 228 Census subdivision - Woodland Cree 228, Indian reserve IRI 150 143 4.9
Loon Lake 235 Census subdivision - Loon Lake 235, Indian reserve IRI 555 511 8.6
Peace River Census subdivision - Peace River, Town T 6,842 6,729 revised r 1.7
Smoky River No. 130 Census subdivision - Smoky River No. 130, Municipal district MD 2,023 2,126 -4.8
Birch Hills County Census subdivision - Birch Hills County, Municipal district MD 1,553 1,582 -1.8
Peace No. 135 Census subdivision - Peace No. 135, Municipal district MD 1,747 1,446 revised r use with caution E 20.8

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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