Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Big Lakes 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
80 of 416
National population rank
655 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Big Lakes County (Municipal district) was 5,672, which represents a change of -4.1% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Big Lakes County (Municipal district) is 13,942.43 square kilometres and the population density was 0.4 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 2,099 private dwellings occupied in Big Lakes County (Municipal district), which represent a change of -2.1% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Big Lakes County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Woodlands County Census subdivision - Woodlands County, Municipal district MD 4,754 4,306 10.4
High Prairie Census subdivision - High Prairie, Town T 2,564 2,600 -1.4
Swan Hills Census subdivision - Swan Hills, Town T 1,301 1,465 -11.2
Northern Sunrise County Census subdivision - Northern Sunrise County, Municipal district MD 1,891 1,791 5.6
Lesser Slave River No.124 Census subdivision - Lesser Slave River No.124, Municipal district MD 2,803 2,929 -4.3
Utikoomak Lake 155 Census subdivision - Utikoomak Lake 155, Indian reserve IRI 723 644 12.3
Drift Pile River 150 Census subdivision - Drift Pile River 150, Indian reserve IRI 828 800 3.5
Sucker Creek 150A Census subdivision - Sucker Creek 150A, Indian reserve IRI 689 677 1.8
Kapawe'no First Nation (Pakashan 150D) Census subdivision - Kapawe'no First Nation (Pakashan 150D), Indian reserve IRI 5 5 0.0
Swan River 150E Census subdivision - Swan River 150E, Indian reserve IRI 413 312 32.4
Kapawe'no First Nation (Freeman 150B) Census subdivision - Kapawe'no First Nation (Freeman 150B), Indian reserve IRI 154 115 33.9
Greenview No. 16 Census subdivision - Greenview No. 16, Municipal district MD 5,583 5,299 5.4
Smoky River No. 130 Census subdivision - Smoky River No. 130, Municipal district MD 2,023 2,126 -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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