Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Edmonton, (CMA) - Alberta

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Immigrant population

Figure 1.1 Distribution (in percentage) of the immigrant population, Edmonton, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Distribution (in percentage) of the immigrant population, Edmonton, 2001 to 2016

Population by immigrant status and period of immigration, Edmonton and Alberta, 2016

Immigrant status and period of immigration Edmonton Alberta
number % of the total population % of the immigrant population number % of the total population % of the immigrant population
Total population in private households 1,297,280 100.0 ... 3,978,145 100.0 ...
Non-immigrants 960,305 74.0 ... 3,062,780 77.0 ...
Immigrants 308,610 23.8 100.0 845,220 21.2 100.0
Period of immigration: Before 2001 142,005 10.9 46.0 381,370 9.6 45.1
Period of immigration: 2001 to 2005 36,515 2.8 11.8 109,145 2.7 12.9
Period of immigration: 2006 to 2010 51,565 4.0 16.7 146,915 3.7 17.4
Period of immigration: 2011 to 2016 78,515 6.1 25.4 207,790 5.2 24.6
Non-permanent residents 28,370 2.2 ... 70,155 1.8 ...

Number and distribution (in percentage) of the immigrant population and recent immigrants in census subdivisions, Edmonton, 2016

Geography Total population Immigrant population Recent immigrants
(2011 to 2016)
Number Number % Number %
Edmonton 1,297,280 308,605 23.8 78,515 6.1
Edmonton 913,585 274,360 30.0 71,555 7.8
Strathcona County 97,020 9,940 10.2 1,795 1.9
St. Albert 64,415 7,535 11.7 1,655 2.6
Leduc 29,650 3,000 10.1 1,005 3.4
Spruce Grove 33,760 2,525 7.5 775 2.3
Parkland County 31,885 2,390 7.5 155 0.5
Fort Saskatchewan 23,765 1,820 7.7 425 1.8
Beaumont 17,345 1,670 9.6 275 1.6
Stony Plain 16,735 1,315 7.9 420 2.5
Sturgeon County 19,820 1,255 6.3 60 0.3
Leduc County 13,695 1,030 7.5 85 0.6
Morinville 9,705 605 6.2 125 1.3
Devon 6,490 440 6.8 100 1.5
Calmar 2,230 185 8.3 35 1.6
Redwater 2,005 100 5.0 0 0.0
Gibbons 3,105 95 3.1 0 0.0
Bruderheim 1,300 75 5.8 25 1.9
Spring Lake 685 60 8.8 10 1.4
Wabamun 680 45 6.6 0 0.0
Thorsby 980 40 4.1 0 0.0
Warburg 705 40 5.7 10 1.4
Bon Accord 1,530 30 2.0 0 0.0
Legal 1,300 15 1.2 0 0.0
Golden Days 170 10 5.9 0 0.0
Sundance Beach 70 10 14.3 0 0.0
Alexander 134 0 0 0
Seba Beach 140 0 0.0 0 0.0
Stony Plain 135 0 0 0
Wabamun 133A 0 0 0

Immigrant population by selected demographic, migration and ethnocultural characteristics, Edmonton, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2006 to 2011)
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2011 to 2016)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Population in private households 232,195 .. 49,935 .. 308,605 .. 78,520 ..
Age groups 232,195 100.0 49,930 100.0 308,605 100.0 78,520 100.0
Less than 15 years 15,735 6.8 9,855 19.7 22,595 7.3 15,005 19.1
15 to 24 years 18,880 8.1 6,770 13.6 26,450 8.6 9,295 11.8
25 to 64 years 158,425 68.2 31,925 63.9 209,675 67.9 51,970 66.2
65 years and older 39,155 16.9 1,370 2.7 49,885 16.2 2,250 2.9
Median age 45.4 .. 31.3 .. 43.5 .. 32.1 ..
Admission categories for immigrants admitted since 1980 ... ... ... ... 252,330 100.0 78,520 100.0
Economic immigrants ... ... ... ... 135,795 53.8 52,880 67.3
Principal applicants ... ... ... ... 55,155 21.9 22,385 28.5
Secondary applicants ... ... ... ... 80,645 32.0 30,495 38.8
Immigrants sponsored by family ... ... ... ... 72,525 28.7 16,765 21.4
Refugees ... ... ... ... 42,350 16.8 8,350 10.6
Region of birth1 232,195 100.0 49,930 100.0 308,605 100.0 78,520 100.0
Americas 25,185 10.8 5,710 11.4 31,560 10.2 5,855 7.5
Europe 61,800 26.6 5,390 10.8 65,665 21.3 7,310 9.3
Africa 22,195 9.6 7,060 14.1 37,195 12.1 11,805 15.0
Asia 119,290 51.4 31,290 62.7 169,895 55.1 52,810 67.3
Oceania 3,665 1.6 450 0.9 4,230 1.4 720 0.9

Top places of birth of immigrants and recent immigrants,2 Edmonton, 2016

Place of birth 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 308,605 100.0 ...
Philippines 45,400 14.7 1
India 38,830 12.6 2
China 19,705 6.4 3
United Kingdom 16,875 5.5 4
Viet Nam 10,425 3.4 5
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 78,515 100.0 ...
Philippines 21,505 27.4 1
India 13,570 17.3 2
China 3,680 4.7 3
Pakistan 1,985 2.5 4
United Kingdom 1,855 2.4 5

Immigrant population and recent immigrants by non-official language spoken most often at home,3 Edmonton, 2016

Languages 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 308,605 100.0 ...
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 29,275 9.5 1
Punjabi (Panjabi) 18,810 6.1 2
Cantonese 14,205 4.6 3
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 78,520 100.0 ...
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 15,130 19.3 1
Punjabi (Panjabi) 5,000 6.4 2
Arabic 4,505 5.7 3

Generation status

Population by generation status and median age, Edmonton, 2011 and 2016

Generation status 2011 2016
Number Percent Median age Number Percent Median age
Total population in private households 1,139,580 100.0 36.0 1,297,280 100.0 36.0
First generation (born abroad) 258,275 22.7 43.5 343,875 26.5 41.6
Second generation (born in Canada with at least one parent born abroad) 232,725 20.4 33.9 256,425 19.8 30.5
Born in Canada with both parents born abroad 119,280 10.5 29.7 139,205 10.7 24.8
Born in Canada with one parent born in Canada and the other born abroad 113,445 10.0 38.8 117,220 9.0 37.0
Third generation or more (born in Canada with both parents born in Canada) 648,580 56.9 32.5 696,980 53.7 34.0

Visible minority population

Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Edmonton, Alberta and Canada 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Edmonton, Alberta and Canada 1996 to 2016

Population by visible minority group and median age, Edmonton, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age
Total population in private households 1,139,580 100.0 .. 36.0 1,297,280 100.0 .. 36.0
Visible minority population 254,995 22.4 100.0 32.0 363,990 28.1 100.0 32.1
South Asian 61,135 5.4 24.0 32.2 91,420 7.0 25.1 32.1
Chinese 51,675 4.5 20.3 37.5 60,200 4.6 16.5 35.8
Black 32,725 2.9 12.8 26.9 57,820 4.5 15.9 27.3
Filipino 39,940 3.5 15.7 34.0 61,040 4.7 16.8 34.1
Latin American 14,530 1.3 5.7 33.0 18,755 1.4 5.2 34.8
Arab 14,800 1.3 5.8 27.8 25,510 2.0 7.0 28.1
Southeast Asian 16,295 1.4 6.4 33.4 17,270 1.3 4.7 34.5
West Asian 6,790 0.6 2.7 28.3 6,750 0.5 1.9 31.1
Korean 4,800 0.4 1.9 32.1 7,585 0.6 2.1 33.9
Japanese 2,655 0.2 1.0 31.8 2,470 0.2 0.7 35.6
Visible minority, n.i.e. 2,430 0.2 1.0 26.5 4,045 0.3 1.1 31.8
Multiple visible minorities 7,215 0.6 2.8 25.7 11,125 0.9 3.1 24.3
Not a visible minority 884,590 77.6 .. 37.7 933,290 71.9 .. 38.1

Census subdivisions with a population of 5,000 or more and with the highest proportion of visible minorities, Edmonton, 2016

Geography Visible minority population
Name of the census subdivision Number % of the total population of the CSD
Edmonton 339,040 37.1
Strathcona County 7,150 7.4
St. Albert 5,740 8.9
Leduc 2,845 9.6
Spruce Grove 2,040 6.0

Ethnic and cultural origins of the population

The three most commonly reported ethnic origins,4 Edmonton, Alberta and Canada, 2016

Ethnic origin Edmonton Alberta Canada
Number of responses % Rank Number of responses % Rank Number of responses % Rank
Canadian 266,445 20.5 1 902,310 22.7 1 11,135,970 32.3 1
English 258,300 19.9 2 899,445 22.6 2 6,320,085 18.3 2
German 213,120 16.4 3 712,955 17.9 3 3,322,400 9.6 6

Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Edmonton, Alberta and Canada, 2016

Figure 1.3 description Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Edmonton, Alberta and Canada, 2016

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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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