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2018 Alberta Municipal Censuses

2018 Alberta municipal censuses

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Alberta's Urban Municipalities.png
Distribution of Alberta's 269 urban municipalities

Alberta has provincial legislation allowing its municipalities to conduct municipal censuses between April 1 and June 30 inclusive.[1][2] Municipalities choose to conduct their own censuses for multiple reasons such as to better inform municipal service planning and provision, to capitalize on per capita based grant funding from higher levels of government, or to simply update their populations since the last federal census.[3]

Alberta began the year of 2018 with 352 municipalities.[4] Of these, at least 30 (8.5%) conducted a municipal census in 2018. Alberta Municipal Affairs recognized those conducted by 29 of these municipalities.[5] By municipal status, it recognized those conducted by 9 of Alberta's 18 cities, 11 of 109 towns, 4 of 86 villages, 3 of its 6 specialized municipalities, 1 of 63 municipal districts, and 1 of its 8 improvement districts.[5][a]

Some municipalities achieved population milestones as a result of their 2018 censuses. Blackfalds exceeded 10,000 residents, making it eligible for city status, while the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 grew beyond the 6,000 mark for the first time.

Municipal census results

The following summarizes the results of the numerous municipal censuses conducted in 2018.

2018 municipal census summary[5] 2016 federal census comparison[6] Previous municipal census comparison[7][8][9]
Municipality Status Census
date
2018
pop.
2016
pop.
Absolute
growth
Absolute
change
Annual
growth
rate
Prev.
pop.
Prev.
census
year
Absolute
growth
Annual
growth
rate
Airdrie City April 1, 2018 68,091 61,581 6,510 10.6% 5.2% 64,922 2017 3,169 4.9%
Beaumont Town May 1, 2018 18,829 17,396 1,433 8.2% 4.0% 18,320 2017 509 2.8%
Blackfalds Town May 15, 2018 10,125 9,328 797 8.5% 4.2% 9,916 2017 209 2.1%
Boyle Village June 4, 2018 925 845 80 9.5% 4.6% 918 2009 7 0.1%
Bruderheim Town April 1, 2018 1,395 1,308 87 6.7% 3.3% 1,348 2014 47 0.9%
Calgary City April 1, 2018 1,267,344 1,239,220 28,124 2.3% 1.1% 1,246,337 2017 21,007 1.7%
Cardston Town June 18, 2018 3,909 3,585 324 9% 4.4% 3,578 2007 331 0.8%
Chestermere City May 1, 2018 20,732 19,887 845 4.2% 2.1% 20,331 2017 401 2.0%
Coalhurst Town May 22, 2018 2,767 2,668 99 3.7% 1.8% 2,522 2015 245 3.1%
Cochrane Town April 3, 2018 27,960 25,853 2,107 8.1% 4.0% 26,320 2017 1,640 6.2%
Crossfield Town May 1, 2018 3,308 2,983 325 10.9% 5.3% 3,055 2017 253 8.3%
Eckville Town May 24, 2018 1,163 1,125 38 3.4% 1.7% 1,002 2007 161 1.4%
Empress Village June 1, 2018 155 135 20 14.8% 7.2% 160[10] 2017 -5 -3.1%
Fort Saskatchewan City April 2, 2018 26,328 24,149 2,179 9% 4.4% 25,533 2017 795 3.1%
Grande Prairie City April 16, 2018 69,088 63,166 5,922 9.4% 4.6% 68,556 2015 5,922 0.3%
Greenview No. 16MD of Greenview No. 16 Municipal district April 30, 2018 6,044 5,583 461 8.3% 4.0% 5,242 2013 802 2.9%
Improvement District No. 4 (Waterton) Improvement district June 22, 2018 108 105 3 2.9% 1.4%
Leduc City April 1, 2018 32,448 29,993 2,455 8.2% 4.0% 31,130 2017 1,318 4.2%
Lethbridge City April 1, 2018 99,769 92,729 7,040 7.6% 3.7% 98,198 2017 1,571 1.6%
Mackenzie County Specialized municipality April 18, 2018 12,512[11] 11,171 1,341 12% 5.8% 11,750 2015 762 2.1%
Okotoks Town May 2, 2018 29,002 28,881 121 0.4% 0.2% 28,016 2015 986 1.2%
Raymond Town May 1, 2018 4,252 3,708 544 14.7% 7.1% 4,037 2017 215 5.3%
Rocky View County Municipal district 36,776[12][b] 39,407 -2,631 -6.7% -3.4% 38,055 2013 -1,279 -0.7%
Spruce Grove City April 4, 2018 35,766 34,066 1,700 5% 2.5% 34,881 2017 885 2.5%
St. Albert City May 1, 2018 66,082 65,589 493 0.8% 0.4% 64,645 2016 1,437 1.1%
Stirling Village June 1, 2018 1,269 978 291 29.8% 13.9% 1,269 2017 0 0.0%
Strathcona County Specialized municipality May 1, 2018 98,381 98,044 337 0.3% 0.2% 95,597 2015 2,784 1.0%
Strathmore Town April 1, 2018 13,528 13,756 -228 -1.7% -0.8% 13,327 2015 201 0.5%
Waskatenau Village April 30, 2018 227 186 41 22% 10.5% 260 2000 -33 -0.8%
Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo Specialized municipality April 1, 2018 75,009 71,589 3,420 4.8% 2.4% 81,948 2015 -6,939 -2.9%

Breakdowns

Urban and rural service areas

Houses backing onto a pond in Sherwood Park
Sherwood Park is an urban service area within Strathcona County.

Strathcona County

2018 municipal census summary[13] 2015 municipal census comparison[13]
Area 2018
population
Previous
population
Absolute
growth
Annual
growth rate
Sherwood Park urban service area[c] 71,332 68,782 2,550 1.2%
Rural service area[d] 27,049 26,815 234 0.3%
Total Strathcona County 98,381 95,597 2,784 1.0%

Wood Buffalo

2018 municipal census summary[16] 2015 municipal census comparison
Area 2018
population
Previous
population
Absolute
growth
Annual
growth rate
Fort McMurray urban service area[c] 72,056 78,382 -6,326 -2.8%
Rural service area[d] 2,953 3,566 -613 -6.1%
Total RM of Wood Buffalo 75,009 81,948 -6,939 -2.9%

Hamlets

The following is a list of hamlet and other unincorporated community populations determined by the 2018 municipal censuses conducted by Rocky View County, Strathcona County and the Regional Municipality (RM) of Wood Buffalo excluding the urban service areas of Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park that are presented above.

2018 municipal census summary Previous census comparison
Hamlet/unincorporated
community
Municipality 2018
population
[12][17][16]
Previous
population
[18][19]
Previous
census year
Absolute
growth
Annual
growth rate
Antler Lake Strathcona County 435 469 2015 -34 -2.5%
Anzac Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo 659 763 2015 -104 -4.8%
Ardrossan Strathcona County 532 412 2015 120 8.9%
Bottrel Rocky View County 5
Bragg Creek Rocky View County 459 454 2013 5 0.2%
Cochrane Lake Rocky View County 769 792 2013 -23 -0.6%
Collingwood Cove Strathcona County 376 360 2015 16 1.5%
Conklin Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo 229 376 2015 -147 -15.2%
Conrich Rocky View County 21 26 2013 -5 -4.2%
Dalemead Rocky View County 29 27 2013 2 1.4%
Dalroy Rocky View County 46 50 2013 -4 -1.7%
Delacour Rocky View County 10
Fort Chipewyan Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo 918 1,014 2015 -96 -3.3%
Fort MacKay Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo 59 51 2015 8 5.0%
Gregoire Lake Estates Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo 204 232 2015 -28 -4.2%
Half Moon Lake Strathcona County 214 195 2015 19 3.1%
Harmony Rocky View County 249
Hastings Lake Strathcona County 104 87 2015 17 6.1%
Indus Rocky View County 32 36 2013 -4 -2.3%
Janvier Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo 141 155 2015 -14 -2.3%
Josephburg Strathcona County 118 117 2015 1 0.3%
Kathyrn Rocky View County 13 20 2013 -7 -8.3%
Keoma Rocky View County 89 85 2013 4 0.9%
Langdon Rocky View County 5,364 4,897 2013 467 1.8%
Madden Rocky View County 26 21 2013 5 4.4%
North Cooking Lake Strathcona County 57 59 2015 -2 -1.1%
Saprae Creek Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo 715 977 2015 -262 -9.9%
South Cooking Lake Strathcona County 270 302 2015 -32 -3.7%

Shadow population counts

Alberta Municipal Affairs defines shadow population as "temporary residents of a municipality who are employed by an industrial or commercial establishment in the municipality for a minimum of 30 days within a municipal census year."[3]Improvement District No. 4 (Wateron) and the RM of Wood Buffalo conducted shadow population counts in 2018. The following presents the results of these counts for comparison with their concurrent municipal census results.

Municipality Status Municipal
census
population[5]
Shadow
population[5]
Combined
population[5]
Improvement District No. 4 (Wateron) Improvement district 108 405 513
Wood BuffaloRM of Wood Buffalo Specialized municipality 75,009 36,678 111,687

See also

Notes

  1. ^ No censuses were conducted among Alberta's 3 special areas and 51 summer villages.[5]
  2. ^ Rocky View County was unable to enumerate 1,455 or 9.8% of its 14,791 dwellings in its 2018 municipal census. Rocky View extrapolated its results to an estimated population of 40,705.[12]
  3. ^ a b The Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park urban service areas are deemed equivalents of cities.[14][15]
  4. ^ a b Strathcona County's and the RM of Wood Buffalo's rural service areas are deemed equivalents of municipal districts.[14][15]

References

  1. ^ "Municipal Government Act: Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000 Chapter M-26 (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). Alberta Queen's Printer. July 1, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Municipal Government Act: Determination of Population Regulation, Alberta Regulation 63/2001 (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). Alberta Queen's Printer. 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Census Manual: Requirements and Guidelines for Conducting a Municipal Census" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. February 2018. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-4601-3770-3. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 Municipal Codes" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 20, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "2018 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 2018. ISBN 978-1-4601-4254-7. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses - 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-3652-2. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "2011 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 5, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7785-9738-4. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "2001 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 4, 2001. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "2017 Municipal Census". Village of Empress. Archived from the original on January 14, 2018. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "2018 Municipal census" (PDF). Mackenzie County. August 29, 2018. p. 87. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "2018 Rocky View County Census Results" (PDF). Rocky View County. November 13, 2018. pp. 249-254. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Census population results: Strathcona County historical population". Strathcona County. August 30, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Order in Council 817/94" (PDF). Province of Alberta. December 21, 1994. p. 2. Retrieved 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Order in Council 761/95" (PDF). Province of Alberta. December 6, 1995. pp. 2-3. Retrieved 2013.
  16. ^ a b "census2018 Municipal Census Report" (PDF). Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Census 2018 Results Report" (PDF). Strathcona County. August 30, 2018. pp. 3-4. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Census 2015: Overall Results" (PDF). Strathcona County. p. 4. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ "The Municipal Census 2015 Report" (PDF). Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. p. 50. Retrieved 2016.

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