Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Fort Smith, Town (CSD) - Northwest Territories

Data quality

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

Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Territorial population rank
4 of 38
National population rank
1147 of 4870
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Fort Smith (Town) was 2,542, which represents a change of 1.8% from 2011. This compares to the territorial average of 0.8% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Fort Smith (Town) is 92.79 square kilometres and the population density was 27.4 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 957 private dwellings occupied in Fort Smith (Town), which represent a change of 3.6% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population Change (in percentage) for Fort Smith and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population Change (in percentage) for Fort Smith and higher level geographies, 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Fort Smith (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 1 Fort Smith (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2016 2011 % change
Wood Buffalo Census subdivision - Wood Buffalo, Specialized municipality SM 71,589 65,565 9.2
Region 5, Unorganized Census subdivision - Region 5, Unorganized, Unorganized NO 31 56 revised r -44.6

Northwest Territories – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 2 Northwest Territories – 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
Yellowknife Census subdivision - Yellowknife, City CY 19,569 19,234 1.7

Northwest Territories – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population change, 2011 to 2016

Table 3 Northwest Territories – 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
Yellowknife Census subdivision - Yellowknife, City CY 19,569 19,234 1.7

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
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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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