Big Lakes County

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Big Lakes County
Municipal district
Big Lakes County is located in Alberta
Big Lakes County
Location of Big Lakes in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°25′57″N 116°29′10″W / 55.43250°N 116.48611°W / 55.43250; -116.48611Coordinates: 55°25′57″N 116°29′10″W / 55.43250°N 116.48611°W / 55.43250; -116.48611
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division No. 17
Incorporated 1995
Government[1]
 • Reeve Ken Matthews
 • Governing body Big Lakes County Council
 • Office location High Prairie
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 13,928.13 km2 (5,377.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 5,912
 • Density 0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 2,215
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website mdbiglakes.ca

Big Lakes County, formerly the Municipal District of Big Lakes, is a municipal district in north-central Alberta, Canada.

It is located in Census Division 17, around the Lesser Slave Lake. Utikuma Lake and Winagami Lake are also located in this municipal district.

History[edit]

Big Lakes County was previously known as the Municipal District of Big Lakes prior to March 6, 2015.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Big Lakes County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 3,861,[4] a −7.7% change from its 2002 municipal census population of 4,181.[5]

As a census subdivision in the 2011 Census, Big Lakes had a population of 5,912 living in 2,143 of its 2,710 total dwellings, a -1.3% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 5,989. This includes the populations of three Métis settlements, East Prairie (366), Gift Lake (662) and Peavine (690),[6] located within the census subdivision that are municipalities independent of Big Lakes County.[7] With a land area of 13,928.13 km2 (5,377.68 sq mi), the census subdivision had a population density of 0.4/km2 (1.1/sq mi) in 2011.[2] As a municipality in the 2011 Census, Big Lakes County had a population of 4,914 without the three Métis settlements.[8]

In 2006, the Big Lakes census subdivision had a population of 5,805 living in 2,215 dwellings, a 0.7% decrease from 2001. The census subdivision had a land area of 13,892.91 km2 (5,364.08 sq mi) and a population density of 0.4/km2 (1.0/sq mi).[9] As a municipality in the 2006 Census, Big Lakes County had a population of 3,811 without the three Métis settlements.[10]

In 2001, the Big Lakes census subdivision had a population of 5,845 in 2,183 dwellings, a 0.3% increase from 1996. With an area of 13,893.10 km², the census subdivision had a density of 0.4 inhabitants/km².[11]

Visible minorities and Aboriginals[edit]

Big Lakes had the most Métis people per capita of any Canadian census subdivision in 2006 with a population of 5,000 or more due to the census' inclusion of the population of the three Métis settlement municipalities within Big Lakes' totals.

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population  % of total population
White 2,815 48.5%
Visible minority group
Source:[12]
South Asian 20 0.3%
Chinese 10 0.2%
Black 0 0%
Filipino 0 0%
Latin American 0 0%
Arab 0 0%
Southeast Asian 0 0%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 10 0.2%
Japanese 0 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 10 0.2%
Total visible minority population 60 1%
Aboriginal group
Source:[13]
First Nations 845 14.6%
Métis 2,030 35%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 25 0.4%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 30 0.5%
Total Aboriginal population 2,930 50.5%
Total population 5,805 100%

Communities and localities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "O.C. 76/2015". Government of Alberta. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2013 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 20, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4601-1418-6. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2005 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 28, 2005. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. April 11, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 28, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2012 Municipal Affairs Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 22, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Big Lakes - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  10. ^ "2007 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 26, 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ Big Lakes community profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  12. ^ Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  13. ^ Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  14. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4817027 - Big Lakes, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

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