Demographics of Edmonton

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Population history
Year Pop.   ±%  
1901 2,626 —    
1906 11,167 +325.2%
1911 24,900 +123.0%
1916 53,846 +116.2%
1921 58,821 +9.2%
1926 65,163 +10.8%
1931 79,197 +21.5%
1936 85,774 +8.3%
1941 93,817 +9.4%
1946 113,116 +20.6%
1951 159,631 +41.1%
1956 226,002 +41.6%
1961 281,027 +24.3%
1966 376,925 +34.1%
1971 438,152 +16.2%
1976 461,361 +5.3%
1981 532,246 +15.4%
1986 573,982 +7.8%
1991 616,741 +7.4%
1996 616,306 −0.1%
2001 666,104 +8.1%
2006 730,372 +9.6%
2011 812,201 +11.2%
Source: Statistics Canada
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According to the 2011 census, the City of Edmonton had a population of 812,201 residents, compared to 3,645,257 for all of Alberta, Canada.[23] The total population of the Edmonton census metropolitan area (CMA) was 1,159,869, making it the sixth-largest CMA in Canada,[24] while Statistics Canada estimated the CMA's 2011 population to be 1,196,342.[25] In 2012, a municipal census indicated the city had a population of 817,498.[26]

Growth and density[edit]

In the five years between 2006 and 2011, the population of the City of Edmonton grew by 11.2%, compared with an increase of 12.1% for the Edmonton CMA and 10.8% for Alberta as a whole. The population density of the City of Edmonton averaged 1,186.8 km2 (458.2 sq mi), compared with an average of 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi) for Alberta altogether.[23]

Age and gender[edit]

In mid-2006, 11.9% of Edmonton's population were of retirement age (65 and over for males and females) compared with 13.7% in Canada.[27] The median age was 35.3 years of age, compared to 37.6 years of age for all of Canada. Also, according to the 2006 census, 50.5% of the population within the City of Edmonton were female, while 49.5% were male. Children under five accounted for approximately 5.6% of the resident population of Edmonton. This compares with 6.2% in Alberta, and almost 5.3% for Canada overall.[27]

Ethnicity[edit]

In 2006, people of European ethnicities formed the largest cluster of ethnic groups in Edmonton, mostly of English, Scottish, German, Irish, Ukrainian, and French origin.[28] Also in 2006, visible minorities accounted for 22.9% of the population, while 5.3% of Edmontonians were considered Aboriginal and 71.8% were considered Caucasian.[27]

Visible minority and Aboriginal population[29][30][31]
Population group Population (2011)  % of total population (2011) Population (2006)  % of total population (2006)
White 514,935 64.7% 518,625 71.8%
Visible minority group South Asian 57,500 7.2% 38,225 5.3%
Chinese 49,660 6.2% 45,305 6.3%
Black 30,355 3.8% 19,020 2.6%
Filipino 36,565 4.6% 18,245 2.5%
Latin American 13,330 1.7% 8,650 1.2%
Arab 13,800 1.7% 11,205 1.6%
Southeast Asian 15,480 1.9% 10,635 1.5%
West Asian 6,610 0.8% 2,690 0.4%
Korean 4,565 0.6% 3,440 0.5%
Japanese 2,080 0.3% 1,845 0.3%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 2,150 0.3% 1,255 0.2%
Multiple visible minorities 6,665 0.8% 4,940 0.7%
Total visible minority population 238,755 30% 165,465 22.9%
Aboriginal group First Nations 18,860 2.4% 15,980 2.2%
Métis 21,160 2.7% 20,690 2.9%
Inuit 695 0.1% 495 0.1%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 540 0.1% 625 0.1%
Multiple Aboriginal identities 735 0.1% 375 0.1%
Total Aboriginal population 41,985 5.3% 38,170 5.3%
Total population 795,675 100% 722,260 100%

Religion[edit]

Edmonton panorama skyline
Religion[32] Population Percent
Protestant 204,770 31.2%
Catholic 193,110 29.4%
No religion 160,150 24.4%
Other Christian 25,815 3.9%
Islam 18,790 2.9%
Christian Orthodox 17,275 2.6%
Buddhist 13,640 2.1%
Sikh 9,235 1.4%
Hindu 7,525 1.1%
Other 2,345 0.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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