Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Birch Hills 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
165 of 416
National population rank
1609 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Birch Hills County (Municipal district) was 1,553, which represents a change of -1.8% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Birch Hills County (Municipal district) is 2,859.60 square kilometres and the population density was 0.5 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 496 private dwellings occupied in Birch Hills County (Municipal district), which represent a change of -4.4% from 2011.

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

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

Population and dwelling counts

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

Table 1 Birch Hills County (Municipal district) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Northern Sunrise County Census subdivision - Northern Sunrise County, Municipal district MD 1,891 1,791 5.6
Greenview No. 16 Census subdivision - Greenview No. 16, Municipal district MD 5,583 5,299 5.4
Grande Prairie County No. 1 Census subdivision - Grande Prairie County No. 1, Municipal district MD 22,303 19,724 revised r 13.1
Smoky River No. 130 Census subdivision - Smoky River No. 130, Municipal district MD 2,023 2,126 -4.8
Spirit River No. 133 Census subdivision - Spirit River No. 133, Municipal district MD 700 713 -1.8
Saddle Hills County Census subdivision - Saddle Hills County, Municipal district MD 2,225 2,288 -2.8
Fairview No. 136 Census subdivision - Fairview No. 136, Municipal district MD 1,604 1,673 -4.1
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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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. Data products, 2016 Census.

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