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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Alberta
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 1,266   3,290,350
Population in 2001 1 1,469   2,974,807
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -13.8   10.6
Total private dwellings 2 481   1,335,745
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 448   1,256,192
Population density per square kilometre 0.2   5.1
Land area (square km) 6,623.96   640,044.57
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 1,265 690 580   3,290,350 1,646,800 1,643,550
0 to 4 years 70 35 35   202,595 103,835 98,760
5 to 9 years 85 45 35   204,110 104,605 99,510
10 to 14 years 100 60 40   224,805 115,155 109,655
15 to 19 years 115 65 55   237,900 121,825 116,080
20 to 24 years 55 35 20   251,380 128,375 123,005
25 to 29 years 65 25 35   240,525 121,755 118,775
30 to 34 years 55 30 30   234,305 118,500 115,805
35 to 39 years 65 30 35   237,850 119,595 118,255
40 to 44 years 100 55 50   268,290 133,515 134,770
45 to 49 years 120 65 55   274,735 138,415 136,320
50 to 54 years 125 70 60   237,465 120,420 117,040
55 to 59 years 90 50 40   189,265 95,470 93,790
60 to 64 years 60 30 30   133,705 66,790 66,915
65 to 69 years 45 20 25   102,410 50,165 52,240
70 to 74 years 50 30 25   86,915 41,680 45,235
75 to 79 years 30 20 5   71,475 32,705 38,765
80 to 84 years 25 10 10   50,320 20,220 30,095
85 years and over 10 5 0   42,290 13,755 28,535
Median age of the population 5 41.2 41.2 41.2   36.0 35.4 36.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 79.8 79.6 80.2   80.8 80.4 81.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 1,015 545 470   2,658,830 1,323,200 1,335,630
Not in a common-law relationship 980 530 455   2,430,255 1,208,900 1,221,360
In a common-law relationship 30 15 15   228,575 114,305 114,270
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 1,010 545 465   2,658,835 1,323,205 1,335,630
Never legally married (single) 8 265 175 90   905,120 499,355 405,765
Legally married (and not separated) 9 675 335 340   1,347,075 674,745 672,325
Separated, but still legally married 10 15 10 5   73,835 33,340 40,495
Divorced 11 20 15 10   204,830 90,760 114,065
Widowed 12 35 10 30   127,980 25,000 102,975
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 450   1,256,200
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 90.0   63.4
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   4.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   7.0
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 0.0   2.6
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 0.0   14.7
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   4.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 8.9   3.1
Number of owned dwellings 16 365   917,905
Number of rented dwellings 17 80   330,275
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 330   785,200
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 120   470,995
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15.6   6.7
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 8.2   6.8
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.0   1.3
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 114,777   293,811
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 325   904,845
Number of married-couple families 22 310   658,900
Number of common-law-couple families 23 0   115,685
Number of lone-parent families 10   130,265
Number of female lone-parent families 10   102,555
Number of male lone-parent families 0   27,710
Average number of persons in all census families 2.9   3.0
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.0   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 0.0   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 0.0   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 0.0   2.6
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 0.0   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 53,012   73,823
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 53,038   83,046
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 0   67,184
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 0   40,397
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 0   37,469
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   55,205
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 48,369   63,361
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 48,410   70,412
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 0   57,886
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 0   37,780
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 0   35,395
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   47,852
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 445   1,256,200
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 145   382,810
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 170   360,345
One-person households 120   308,690
Other household types 28 10   204,350
Average household size 2.5   2.6
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 42,821   63,988
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 60,629   92,155
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 38,355   72,774
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 19,684   32,179
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 126,198   55,479
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 38,981   55,199
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 55,765   77,708
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 35,795   62,435
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 19,031   28,342
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 105,718   49,796
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 351   754
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 433   1,016
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 1,160 600 565   3,256,355 1,630,870 1,625,485
English only 1,035 540 495   2,576,670 1,300,045 1,276,620
French only 0 0 0   61,225 30,840 30,385
English and French 0 0 0   5,405 2,725 2,675
Other language(s) 33 130 55 70   613,060 297,250 315,805
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 1,160 595 565   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English only 1,155 590 565   2,990,805 1,511,945 1,478,860
French only 0 0 0   2,200 995 1,205
English and French 0 10 0   222,885 102,345 120,540
Neither English nor French 10 10 0   40,465 15,585 24,885
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 1,160 600 565   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English 1,105 570 535   2,893,240 1,453,645 1,439,595
French 0 0 0   19,315 9,860 9,460
Non-official language 50 20 30   297,955 144,385 153,570
English and French 0 0 0   3,340 1,655 1,685
English and non-official language 10 10 10   41,645 20,860 20,790
French and non-official language 0 0 0   460 250 210
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   395 215 180
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 1,160 595 565   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Non-immigrants 37 1,115 570 545   2,702,225 1,362,250 1,339,970
Immigrants 38 45 25 20   527,030 255,355 271,675
Before 1991 40 20 15   295,390 144,550 150,835
1991 to 2000 10 0 0   127,960 60,790 67,170
2001 to 2006 39 0 0 0   103,680 50,015 53,670
Non-permanent residents 40 0 0 0   27,095 13,255 13,840
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 1,160 595 565   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Canadian citizens 1,145 585 560   3,086,650 1,550,145 1,536,500
Canadian citizens under age 18 255 110 145   746,605 383,075 363,535
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 890 475 415   2,340,040 1,167,075 1,172,965
Not Canadian citizens 42 20 10 0   169,710 80,720 88,985
Table: Generation status
Generation status Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 980 505 475   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
1st generation 44 45 25 20   525,820 254,380 271,440
2nd generation 45 135 70 65   517,810 253,260 264,550
3rd generation or more 46 800 410 390   1,581,510 799,880 781,630
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 1,145 595 550   3,214,140 1,609,310 1,604,835
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,115 585 535   2,606,575 1,300,905 1,305,675
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 0 0 0   359,015 182,015 177,000
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 30 10 20   127,920 64,350 63,565
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 0 0 0   86,995 45,855 41,140
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   33,635 16,180 17,460
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 1,095 575 520   3,053,135 1,526,125 1,527,010
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 1,035 545 485   1,594,630 795,120 799,510
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 15 0 0   792,665 397,305 395,360
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 40 15 20   321,085 159,130 161,955
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 10 0 0   226,865 116,935 109,930
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   117,885 57,635 60,250
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 1,160 595 565   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Aboriginal identity population 50 10 0 10   188,365 91,740 96,625
Non-Aboriginal identity population 1,155 595 555   3,067,990 1,539,125 1,528,865
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 985 505 475   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
No certificate, diploma or degree 280 135 145   614,865 312,965 301,900
High school certificate or equivalent 52 300 175 125   688,140 322,495 365,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 85 55 30   285,815 200,870 84,945
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 245 120 120   472,210 201,965 270,245
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 20 0 20   105,680 43,590 62,095
University certificate, diploma or degree 50 15 30   458,425 225,635 232,795
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 205 100 105   487,705 250,825 236,880
No certificate, diploma or degree 95 35 60   201,685 107,810 93,875
High school certificate or equivalent 55 80 60 25   185,855 96,525 89,330
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0 0 0   21,285 14,085 7,195
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 20 0 15   42,045 17,535 24,510
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   8,655 3,770 4,885
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 10   28,180 11,100 17,075
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 120 60 60   472,605 238,435 234,175
No certificate, diploma or degree 35 10 15   64,195 36,355 27,845
High school certificate or equivalent 58 0 10 0   115,405 62,350 53,055
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30 10 15   46,465 32,720 13,740
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 50 30 20   104,850 45,730 59,120
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   18,695 8,250 10,450
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 0   123,000 53,030 69,965
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 530 270 255   1,333,030 666,925 666,110
No certificate, diploma or degree 85 45 40   214,775 112,260 102,510
High school certificate or equivalent 61 195 105 90   318,925 139,280 179,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 50 40 15   176,860 125,345 51,515
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 135 60 75   283,385 121,575 161,810
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 15 0 10   64,665 27,040 37,620
University certificate, diploma or degree 40 15 25   274,420 141,420 132,995
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 980 505 475   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 585 310 270   1,303,005 635,455 667,550
Education 20 10 15   104,615 26,530 78,080
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 10 0 0   39,210 18,030 21,175
Humanities 10 0 0   52,560 21,050 31,505
Social and behavioural sciences and law 10 0 10   105,725 36,240 69,480
Business, management and public administration 45 15 35   269,270 92,930 176,335
Physical and life sciences and technologies 0 0 10   49,810 28,800 21,010
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 10 0 10   45,145 26,610 18,535
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 90 90 0   356,340 328,350 27,995
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 85 75 10   35,510 24,365 11,145
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 95 10 85   190,870 34,425 156,445
Personal, protective and transportation services 25 0 25   73,005 34,715 38,290
Other 64 0 0 0   70 0 70
Table: Location of study
Location of study Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 980 505 475   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 590 315 270   1,303,010 635,460 667,550
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 395 190 200   1,322,130 672,060 650,075
Inside Canada 385 180 195   1,135,080 575,815 559,260
Outside Canada 15 10 10   187,055 96,240 90,815
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 980 505 475   2,625,140 1,307,520 1,317,620
In the labour force 67 810 460 345   1,942,820 1,050,170 892,650
Employed 68 800 450 345   1,859,965 1,006,865 853,095
Unemployed 69 10 10 0   82,860 43,310 39,550
Not in the labour force 70 175 45 130   682,320 257,345 424,975
Participation rate 71 82.7 91.1 72.6   74.0 80.3 67.7
Employment rate 72 81.6 89.1 72.6   70.9 77.0 64.7
Unemployment rate 73 1.2 2.2 0.0   4.3 4.1 4.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 810 460 345   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
A Management occupations 75 30 15 15   187,240 121,045 66,195
B Business, finance and administration occupations 65 10 65   340,430 86,675 253,755
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 0 0 0   144,240 114,280 29,955
D Health occupations 50 0 50   103,620 19,140 84,475
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 10 10 10   136,610 43,620 92,990
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 0 0 0   45,160 18,530 26,630
G Sales and service occupations 110 25 85   438,105 175,920 262,185
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 105 80 25   350,360 323,725 26,635
I Occupations unique to primary industry 415 330 90   117,500 92,145 25,355
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 15 15 0   65,365 48,705 16,665
Table: Industry
Industry Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 810 460 345   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 495 365 130   228,520 168,230 60,285
Construction 20 20 0   169,420 143,610 25,810
Manufacturing 0 0 0   138,365 102,725 35,640
Wholesale trade 20 10 10   85,515 59,860 25,650
Retail trade 40 25 20   206,655 90,015 116,645
Finance and real estate 10 0 15   97,465 40,510 56,960
Health care and social services 60 0 65   175,200 27,060 148,140
Educational services 25 0 20   120,460 37,150 83,315
Business services 75 15 60   354,265 212,695 141,575
Other services 55 20 35   352,760 161,925 190,835
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 885 435 450   2,429,725 1,183,705 1,246,015
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 855 400 455   2,399,940 1,164,005 1,235,940
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 400 175 225   1,008,680 450,190 558,490
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 245 100 150   440,110 182,555 257,555
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 880 485 395   2,102,190 1,116,595 985,595
English 875 480 390   2,061,400 1,097,715 963,690
French 0 0 0   5,545 1,750 3,795
Non-official language 0 0 0   24,525 12,200 12,325
English and French 0 0 0   2,830 1,220 1,610
English and non-official language 0 10 10   7,700 3,630 4,070
French and non-official language 0 0 0   50 35 15
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   125 45 80
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 800 450 345   1,859,960 1,006,860 853,095
Worked at home 445 300 140   166,340 80,265 86,080
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   7,085 5,285 1,795
No fixed workplace address 60 45 15   254,110 202,830 51,280
Worked at usual place 295 105 185   1,432,435 718,490 713,945
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 155 65 95   1,080,095 523,740 556,355
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 105 35 70   291,860 157,180 134,680
Worked in a different census division (county) 30 0 25   49,385 30,965 18,420
Worked in a different province 0 0 0   11,090 6,600 4,495
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 83 355 150 200   1,686,540 921,315 765,225
Car, truck, van, as driver 320 130 190   1,253,090 720,030 533,050
Car, truck, van, as passenger 10 0 0   133,395 60,565 72,825
Public transit 10 0 0   155,480 67,710 87,770
Walked or bicycled 15 10 10   119,025 57,625 61,405
All other modes 10 0 0   25,555 15,380 10,170
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 1,165 595 565   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Total visible minority population 85 0 0 0   454,200 223,740 230,465
Chinese 0 0 0   120,270 58,840 61,430
South Asian 86 0 0 0   103,885 51,740 52,150
Black 0 0 0   47,075 24,845 22,230
Filipino 0 0 0   51,090 21,805 29,285
Latin American 0 0 0   27,265 13,410 13,855
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   28,610 13,910 14,700
Arab 0 0 0   26,185 14,200 11,980
West Asian 88 0 0 0   9,650 5,090 4,565
Korean 0 0 0   12,045 6,000 6,045
Japanese 0 0 0   11,025 5,480 5,545
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   3,845 1,970 1,875
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   13,250 6,455 6,795
Not a visible minority 91 1,160 600 560   2,802,155 1,407,130 1,395,025
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 795 445 350   2,058,645 1,087,245 971,400
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 20,241 22,188 17,140   29,738 38,965 21,968
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 475 300 170   1,067,890 639,860 428,030
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 24,051 23,956 25,052   43,964 51,280 35,848
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Special Area No. 3, Special area   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 885 480 400   2,514,655 1,262,025 1,252,625
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 23,746 24,630 20,718   28,896 38,220 21,753
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,191 23,232 19,472   26,010 33,166 20,386
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 75.1 75.2 76.1   82.3 85.4 76.5
Government transfers - As a % of total income 10.7 8.6 13.5   7.2 4.5 12.1
Other money - As a % of total income 13.9 16.9 9.9   10.6 10.1 11.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 1,090 565 525   3,185,130 1,595,340 1,589,790
% in low income before tax - All persons 9.6 8.8 10.4   12.2 11.2 13.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 5.5 6.2 0.0   9.1 8.5 9.6
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   14.2 14.2 14.1
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   10.3 10.3 10.3

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Special Area No. 3, Alberta (Code4804012) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E
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