Alberta municipal censuses, 2013

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Alberta municipal censuses, 2013
Alberta
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April 1–June 30, 2013[a]
→ 2014

Alberta's Urban Municipalities.png

Distribution of Alberta's 269 urban municipalities as of August 31, 2013

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 had 358 municipalities between April 1 and June 30, 2013,[b] down from 359 during the same three-month period in 2012.[c] At least 40 of these municipalities (11.2%) conducted a municipal census in 2013. Alberta Municipal Affairs recognized those conducted by 38 of these municipalities.[6] By municipal status, it recognized those conducted by 8 of Alberta's 17 cities, 16 of 108 towns, 5 of 94 villages, 1 of 51 summer villages and 8 of 64 municipal districts.[6][d] In addition to those recognized by Municipal Affairs, censuses were conducted by the Town of Swan Hills and the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16.[7][8]

View of Calgary' skyline
Calgary's population neared 1.15 million in 2013.
Aerial view of Red Deer
Red Deer's municipal census placed its population within 3,000 of the 100,000-mark.

Some municipalities achieved population milestones as a result of their 2013 censuses. The cities of Lethbridge and Lloydminster surpassed the 90,000 and the 30,000 marks respectively. Furthermore, the Alberta and Saskatchewan portions of Lloydminster exceeded the 20,000 and 10,000 milestones respectively as well. Okotoks, Alberta's largest town, surpassed 25,000 residents, while the Town of Whitecourt became eligible for city status by eclipsing 10,000 people. The Town of Blackfalds and the Municipal District of Taber each surpassed the 7,000-mark and the Town of Wainwright grew beyond 6,000.

Municipal census results[edit]

The following summarizes the results of the numerous municipal censuses conducted in 2013.

2013 municipal census summary 2011 federal census comparison Previous municipal census comparison
Municipality Status[6] Census
date[6]
2013
pop.[6]
2011
pop.[9]
Absolute
growth
Absolute
change
Annual
growth
rate
Prev.
pop.
[10][11][12][13]
Prev.
census
year
[10][11][12][13]
Absolute
growth
Annual
growth
rate
Airdrie City April 1, 2013 49,560 42,564 6,996 16.4% 7.9% 45,711 2012 3,849 8.4%
Beaumont Town May 1, 2013 14,916 13,284 1,632 12.3% 6.0% 13,977 2012 939 6.7%
Big LakesMD of Big Lakes Municipal district May 15, 2013 3,861 4,194 −333 −7.9% −4.1% 4,181 2002 −320 −0.7%
Blackfalds Town May 4, 2013 7,275 6,300 975 15.5% 7.5% 6,767 2012 508 7.5%
Calgary City April 1, 2013 1,149,552 1,096,833 52,719 4.8% 2.4% 1,120,225 2012 29,327 2.6%
Carmangay Village May 15, 2013 262 367 −105 −28.6% −15.5% 273 2010 −11 −1.4%
Chestermere Town April 1, 2013 15,762 14,824 938 6.3% 3.1% 15,352 2012 410 2.7%
Coaldale Town April 1, 2013 7,526 7,493 33 0.4% 0.2% 6,943 2009 583 1.6%
Coalhurst Town May 21, 2013 2,301 1,963 338 17.2% 8.3% 2,269 2012 32 1.4%
Cochrane Town April 1, 2013 18,750 17,580 1,170 6.7% 3.3% 15,424 2009 3,326 5.0%
Fort Saskatchewan City April 15, 2013 21,795 19,051 2,744 14.4% 7.0% 20,475 2012 1,320 6.4%
Fox Creek Town May 13, 2013 2,112 1,969 143 7.3% 3.6% 2,257 1995 −145 −0.4%
Greenview No. 16MD of Greenview No. 16 Municipal district May 13, 2013[14] 5,242[8][e] 5,299 −57 −1.1% −0.5% 5,516 2000 −274 −0.4%
Kitscoty Village May 1, 2013 967 846 121 14.3% 6.9% 892 2011 75 4.1%
Lac La Biche County Municipal district May 15, 2013 9,094 8,402 692 8.2% 4.0%
Leduc City April 29, 2013 27,241 24,279 2,962 12.2% 5.9% 25,482 2012 1,759 6.9%
Lethbridge City April 1, 2013 90,417 83,517 6,900 8.3% 4.0% 89,074 2012 1,343 1.5%
Lloydminster City April 1, 2013 31,483 27,804 3,679 13.2% 6.4% 26,502 2009 4,981 4.4%
Lougheed Village April 24, 2013 273 233 40 17.2% 8.2% 254 2010 19 2.4%
Magrath Town May 1, 2013 2,376 2,217 159 7.2% 3.5% 2,302 2010 74 1.1%
Marwayne Village May 31, 2013 667 612 55 9% 4.4% 569 2007 98 2.7%
Northern Sunrise County Municipal district March 5, 2013[a] 1,933 1,791 142 7.9% 3.9% 2,133 2011 −200 −4.8%
Okotoks Town May 8, 2013 26,319 24,511 1,808 7.4% 3.6% 24,962 2012 1,357 5.4%
Olds Town April 3, 2013 8,511 8,235 276 3.4% 1.7% 6,703 2005 1,808 3.0%
Opportunity No. 17MD of Opportunity No. 17 Municipal district April 1, 2013 3,061 3,074 −13 −0.4% −0.2% 3,259 2007 −198 −1.0%
Pincher Creek Town April 1, 2013 3,619 3,685 −66 −1.8% −0.9% 3,712 2008 −93 −0.5%
Point Alison Summer village June 28, 2013 10 15 −5 −33.3% −18.4% 6 2010 4 18.6%
RanchlandMD of Ranchland No. 66 Municipal district June 21, 2013 104 79 25 31.6% 14.7%
Raymond Town May 15, 2013 3,982 3,743 239 6.4% 3.1% 3,891 2012 91 1.2%
Red Deer City April 1, 2013 97,109 90,564 6,545 7.2% 3.6% 91,877 2011 5,232 2.8%
Rocky View County Municipal district May 1, 2013 38,055 35,754[f] 2,301 6.4% 3.2% 34,597 2006 3,458 1.4%
Spruce Grove City April 12, 2013 27,875[g] 26,171 1,704 6.5% 3.2% 24,646 2010 3,229 4.2%
Starland County Municipal district April 8, 2013 2,071 2,057 14 0.7% 0.3%
Stirling Village May 13, 2013 1,147 1,090 57 5.2% 2.6% 1,157 2010 −10 −0.3%
Swan Hills Town [h] 1,465 1,858 2008
Sylvan Lake Town April 19, 2013 13,015 12,327 688 5.6% 2.8% 11,115 2008 1,900 3.2%
TaberMD of Taber Municipal district May 15, 2013 7,116 6,851 265 3.9% 1.9% 6,714 2008 402 1.2%
Valleyview Town June 1, 2013 1,972 1,761 211 12% 5.8% 1,884 2007 88 0.8%
Wainwright Town May 1, 2013 6,289 5,925 364 6.1% 3.0% 5,775 2008 514 1.7%
Whitecourt Town May 1, 2013 10,574 9,605 969 10.1% 4.9% 9,202 2008 1,372 2.8%

Breakdowns[edit]

Lloydminster[edit]

The following is a breakdown of the results of the City of Lloydminster's 2013 municipal census by provincial component.

2013 municipal census summary 2011 federal census comparison 2009 municipal census comparison
Provincial component 2013
pop.[6]
Prov.
percent
2011
pop.
[9][17]
Prov.
percent
Absolute
growth
Absolute
change
Annual
growth
rate
2009
pop.
[18]
Prov.
percent
Absolute
growth
Absolute
change
Annual
growth
rate
Alberta portion 20,011 64% 18,032 65% 1,979 11% 5.3% 17,402 66% 2,609 15% 3.6%
Saskatchewan portion 11,472 36% 9,772 35% 1,700 17.4% 8.3% 9,100 34% 2,372 26.1% 6.0%
Total Lloydminster 31,483 100% 27,804 100% 3,679 13.2% 6.4% 26,502 100% 4,981 18.8% 4.4%
The flags of Saskatchewan and Alberta flanking the flag of Canada in Lloydminster
In Lloydminster, its Alberta and Saskatchewan populations surpassed 20,000 and 10,000 respectively for the first time.

Hamlets[edit]

Aerial view of Langdon
Rocky View County's 2013 census revealed that the Hamlet of Langdon's population has grown by 87% since 2006,[19] the year this photo was taken.

The following is a list of hamlet populations determined by 2013 municipal censuses conducted by three municipalities.

2013 municipal census summary Previous census comparison
Hamlet Municipality 2013
population
[19][20][21]
Previous
population
[19][20][22]
Previous
census year
[19][20][22]
Absolute
growth
Annual
growth rate
Bragg Creek Rocky View County 454 454 2006 0 0.0%
Cochrane Lake Rocky View County 792 243 2006 549 18.4%
Conrich Rocky View County 26 26 2006 0 0.0%
Dalemead Rocky View County 27 31 2006 −4 −2.0%
Dalroy Rocky View County 50 43 2006 7 2.2%
Enchant TaberMD of Taber 289 205 2008 84 7.1%
Grassy Lake TaberMD of Taber 778 596 2008 182 5.5%
Hays TaberMD of Taber 163 140 2008 23 3.1%
Indus Rocky View County 36 47 2006 −11 −3.7%
Johnson's Addition TaberMD of Taber 115 101 2008 14 2.6%
Kathyrn Rocky View County 20 14 2006 6 5.2%
Keoma Rocky View County 85 67 2006 18 3.5%
Lac La Biche[i] Lac La Biche County 2,895 2,520 2011 375 7.2%
Langdon Rocky View County 4,897 2,617 2006 2,280 9.4%
Madden Rocky View County 21 21 2006 0 0.0%
Purple Springs TaberMD of Taber 41 34 2008 7 3.8%

Shadow population counts[edit]

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] Numerous municipalities conducted shadow population counts at the same time as their municipal censuses in 2013. The following presents the results of those municipalities that conducted shadow population counts and compares them with their municipal census results.

Municipality Status[6] Municipal
census
population[6]
Shadow
population[6]
Combined
population[6]
Lac La Biche County Municipal district 9,094 3,126 12,220
Northern Sunrise County Municipal district 1,933 592 2,525

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Although legislation defines April 1 through June 30 inclusive as the annual period in which municipalities may conduct censuses,[2] Alberta Municipal Affairs made an exception for Northern Sunrise County's 2013 municipal census.[6]
  2. ^ By the end of 2013, the total amount of municipalities dropped to 357 due to the dissolution of Tilley from village status to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the County of Newell on August 31, 2013.[4]
  3. ^ The Village of New Norway dissolved to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of Camrose County on November 1, 2012.[5]
  4. ^ No censuses were conducted among Alberta's 5 specialized municipalities, 3 special areas and 8 improvement districts.[6]
  5. ^ The MD of Greenview No. 16's 2013 municipal census population is based on 93% household enumeration.[8]
  6. ^ Rocky View County's 2011 census population was originally 36,461, but was subsequently reduced by 707 to 35,754 as a result of the City of Airdrie's 2011 annexation.[15]
  7. ^ The City of Spruce Grove's 2013 municipal census population is based on 93% household enumeration. To arrive at a more accurate population, it also published an extrapolated population of 29,960.[16]
  8. ^ Swan Hills' 2013 municipal census population has not been published by Alberta Municipal Affairs or the Town of Swan Hills.[6][7]
  9. ^ The Hamlet of Lac La Biche comprises Lac La Biche County's Ward 7.[23] The population of Ward 7 from Lac La Biche County's 2013 municipal census was 2,895.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Government Act: Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000 Chapter M-26 (Office Consolidation)". Alberta Queen's Printer. November 24, 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal Government Act: Determination of Population Regulation, Alberta Regulation 63/2001 (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). Alberta Queen’s Printer. 2013. p. 3. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Census Manual: Requirements and Guidelines for Conducting a Municipal Census" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 2013. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4601-0359-3. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "O.C. 250/2013". Alberta Queen's Printer. August 13, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Order in Council (O.C.) 328/2012". Province of Alberta. October 17, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2013 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 20, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4601-1418-6. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Regular Council Meeting Minutes" (PDF). Town of Swan Hills. December 5, 2013. p. 1. 
  8. ^ a b c "2013 Census Newsletter" (PDF). Municipal District of Greenview No. 16. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "2012 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 22, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4601-0645-7. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "2011 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 5, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7785-9738-4. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "2005 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 28, 2005. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "1995 Official Population" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 1995. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Minutes of a Regular Council Meeting" (PDF). Municipal District of Greenview No. 16. March 12, 2013. p. 2. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names From January 2, 2011 to January 1, 2012 (Table 1 – Changes to census subdivisions in alphabetical order by province and territory)" (XLSX). Statistics Canada. November 14, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Census". City of Spruce Grove. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Saskatchewan)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ "2009 Census". City of Lloydminster. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c d "County Census Identifies Divisional Population Changes". Rocky View County. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  20. ^ a b c "MD Connection (newsletter): Fountain of Youth?" (PDF). Municipal District of Taber. Summer 2013. p. 7. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Permanent Residents by Electoral Ward" (PDF). Lac La Biche County. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Census Profile – Lac La Biche, Town, Alberta (Dissolved census subdivision)". Statistics Canada. November 2, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Order in Council (O.C.) 332-2007". Province of Alberta. August 1, 2007. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 

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