Big Lakes, Alberta
|Municipal District of Big Lakes|
|Census division||No. 17|
|• Reeve||Alvin Billings|
|• Governing body||M.D. of Big Lakes Council|
|• Office location||High Prairie|
|• Total||13,928.13 km2 (5,377.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
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), located within the census subdivision that are municipalities independent of the Municipal District (M.D.) of Big Lakes. 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. As a municipality in the 2011 Census, the M.D. of Big Lakes had a population of 4,914 without the three Métis settlements.
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). As a municipality in the 2006 Census, the M.D. of Big Lakes had a population of 3,811 without the three Métis settlements.
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.
Visible minorities and Aboriginals
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|
|Visible minority group
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||0||0%|
|Multiple visible minority||10||0.2%|
|Total visible minority population||60||1%|
|Multiple Aboriginal identity||30||0.5%|
|Total Aboriginal population||2,930||50.5%|
Communities and localities
The following Indian reserves are located within the Municipal District of Big Lakes:
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- "2007 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 26, 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
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- Lakes&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=, Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
- "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4817027 - Big Lakes, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11.