Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Edmonton, (CMA) - Alberta

Data quality

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
2 of 18
National population rank
6 of 152
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Edmonton census metropolitan area (CMA) was 1,321,426, which represents a change of 13.9% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 11.6% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Edmonton is 9,438.86 square kilometres and the population density was 140.0 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 502,143 private dwellings occupied in Edmonton, which represent a change of 11.4% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Edmonton

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Edmonton

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Edmonton

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Edmonton

Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Population change, 2011 to 2016 for census subdivisions in the Edmonton CMA

Table 1 Edmonton CMA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2016 2011 % change
Edmonton Census subdivision - Edmonton, City CY 932,546 812,201 14.8
Strathcona County Census subdivision - Strathcona County, Specialized municipality SM 98,044 92,490 6.0
St. Albert Census subdivision - St. Albert, City CY 65,589 61,466 6.7
Spruce Grove Census subdivision - Spruce Grove, City CY 34,066 26,171 30.2
Parkland County Census subdivision - Parkland County, Municipal district MD 32,097 30,568 5.0
Leduc Census subdivision - Leduc, City CY 29,993 24,304 revised r 23.4
Fort Saskatchewan Census subdivision - Fort Saskatchewan, City CY 24,149 19,051 26.8
Sturgeon County Census subdivision - Sturgeon County, Municipal district MD 20,495 19,578 4.7
Beaumont Census subdivision - Beaumont, Town T 17,396 13,284 31.0
Stony Plain Census subdivision - Stony Plain, Town T 17,189 15,051 14.2
Leduc County Census subdivision - Leduc County, Municipal district MD 13,780 13,494 revised r 2.1
Morinville Census subdivision - Morinville, Town T 9,848 8,569 14.9
Devon Census subdivision - Devon, Town T 6,578 6,515 revised r 1.0
Gibbons Census subdivision - Gibbons, Town T 3,159 3,030 4.3
Calmar Census subdivision - Calmar, Town T 2,228 1,970 13.1
Redwater Census subdivision - Redwater, Town T 2,053 1,915 7.2
Stony Plain 135 Census subdivision - Stony Plain 135, Indian reserve IRI 1,690 987 71.2
Wabamun 133A Census subdivision - Wabamun 133A, Indian reserve IRI 1,592 1,069 48.9
Bon Accord Census subdivision - Bon Accord, Town T 1,529 1,488 2.8
Legal Census subdivision - Legal, Town T 1,345 1,225 9.8
Bruderheim Census subdivision - Bruderheim, Town T 1,308 1,155 13.2
Alexander 134 Census subdivision - Alexander 134, Indian reserve IRI 1,099 1,027 7.0
Thorsby Census subdivision - Thorsby, Village VL 985 951 revised r use with caution E 3.6
Warburg Census subdivision - Warburg, Village VL 766 789 -2.9
Spring Lake Census subdivision - Spring Lake, Village VL 699 533 31.1
Wabamun Census subdivision - Wabamun, Village VL 682 661 3.2
Seba Beach Census subdivision - Seba Beach, Summer village SV 169 143 18.2
Golden Days Census subdivision - Golden Days, Summer village SV 160 141 13.5
Sundance Beach Census subdivision - Sundance Beach, Summer village SV 73 82 -11.0
Wabamun 133B Census subdivision - Wabamun 133B, Indian reserve IRI 30 17 76.5
Lakeview Census subdivision - Lakeview, Summer village SV 30 26 15.4
Itaska Beach Census subdivision - Itaska Beach, Summer village SV 23 20 15.0
Betula Beach Census subdivision - Betula Beach, Summer village SV 16 10 60.0
Kapasiwin Census subdivision - Kapasiwin, Summer village SV 10 10 0.0
Point Alison Census subdivision - Point Alison, Summer village SV 10 15 -33.3

Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Alberta

Table 2 Alberta – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2011 to 2016
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2016 2011 % change Nat. Prov.
Calgary Calgary - Census metropolitan area CMA 1,392,609 1,214,839 14.6 4 1
Edmonton Edmonton - Census metropolitan area CMA 1,321,426 1,159,869 13.9 6 2
Lethbridge Lethbridge - Census metropolitan area CMA 117,394 105,999 10.8 34 3
Red Deer Red Deer - Census agglomeration CA 100,418 90,564 10.9 41 4
Medicine Hat Medicine Hat - Census agglomeration CA 76,522 72,807 5.1 48 5
Wood Buffalo Wood Buffalo - Census agglomeration CA 73,320 66,896 9.6 50 6
Grande Prairie Grande Prairie - Census agglomeration CA 63,166 55,655revised r 13.5 54 7
Lloydminster Lloydminster - Census agglomeration CA 34,583 30,798 12.3 78  not applicable ···
Lloydminster (Saskatchewan part)   14,938 12,766 17.0  not applicable ··· 8
Lloydminster (Alberta part)   19,645 18,032 8.9  not applicable ··· 10
Okotoks Okotoks - Census agglomeration CA 28,881 24,511 17.8 92 8
Brooks Brooks - Census agglomeration CA 24,662 23,430 5.3 103 9
Camrose Camrose - Census agglomeration CA 18,742 17,286 8.4 114 11
Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake - Census agglomeration CA 15,302 12,797revised r 19.6 130 12
Cold Lake Cold Lake - Census agglomeration CA 14,961 13,839 8.1 132 13
Canmore Canmore - Census agglomeration CA 13,992 12,288 13.9 134 14
Strathmore Strathmore - Census agglomeration CA 13,756 12,305 11.8 135 15
High River High River - Census agglomeration CA 13,584 12,930revised r 5.1 139 16
Lacombe Lacombe - Census agglomeration CA 13,057 11,707 11.5 143 17
Wetaskiwin Wetaskiwin - Census agglomeration CA 12,655 12,525 1.0 147 18

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. Data products, 2016 Census.

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