List of census agglomerations in Alberta

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A census agglomeration is a census geographic unit in Canada determined by Statistics Canada. A census agglomeration comprises one or more adjacent census subdivisions that has a core population of 10,000 or greater. It is eligible for classification as a census metropolitan area once it reaches a population of 100,000.[1]

At the 2016 Census, the Province of Alberta had 15 census agglomerations,[2] down from 16 in the 2011 Census.[3] At the 2011 Census, the Province of Alberta had 16 census agglomerations,[3] up from 14 in the 2006 Census.[4]

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The following is a list of the census agglomerations within Alberta.

Census agglomeration [3] Area in 2016 (km²) [2] Population in 2016 [2] Population in 2011 [3] Population in 2006 [4] Population in 2001 [5] Population in 1996 [6] Census division
Red Deer 104.73 100,418 90,564 82,772 [N 1] 67,707 [N 2] 60,075 [N 3] Division No. 8
Medicine Hat 13,301.54 76,522 72,807 68,822 61,735 56,570 Division No. 1
Wood Buffalo 61,871.37 73,320 66,896 52,643 42,602 [N 2] 36,124 Division No. 16
Grande Prairie 132.73 63,166 55,655 71,868 [N 1] 36,983 [N 2] 31,140 [N 3] Division No. 19
Okotoks 19.63 28,881 24,511 17,145 [N 1] [N 2] Division No. 6
Brooks 5,931.03 24,662 23,430 22,452 11,604 [N 2] [N 3] Division No. 2
Lloydminster [N 4] 24.04 19,645 18,032 15,910 13,148 11,317 Division No. 10
Camrose 42.62 18,743 17,286 15,620 [N 1] 14,854 [N 2] 13,728 Division No. 10
Cold Lake [N 5] 59.92 14,961 13,839 11,991 27,935 [N 2] 35,161 [N 3] Division No. 8
High River 21.39 13,584 12,920 [N 1] Division No. 6
Sylvan Lake 24.50 15,302 12,762 [N 1] Division No. 8
Wetaskiwin 18.31 12,655 12,525 11,673 [N 1] 11,154 10,959 Division No. 11
Strathmore 27.40 13,756 12,305 [N 1] Division No. 5
Canmore 69.43 13,992 12,288 12,039 [N 2] Division No. 15
Lacombe 20.81 13,057 11,707 [N 1] Division No. 8

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i In the 2011 census, the 2006 populations of numerous CAs were adjusted for comparison purposes with the 2011 populations. The 2006 adjusted populations included: 83,154 for Red Deer (boundary expanded); 47,107 for Grande Prairie (boundary collapsed by removing the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 census consolidated subdivision); 17,150 for Okotoks (boundary expanded); 15,630 for Camrose (boundary expanded); 10,716 for High River (newly created CA); 10,703 for Sylvan Lake (newly created CA); 11,689 for Wetaskiwin (boundary expanded); 10,280 for Strathmore (newly created CA); and 10,752 for Lacombe (newly created CA).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h In the 2006 census, the 2001 populations of numerous CAs were adjusted for comparison purposes with the 2006 populations. The 2001 adjusted populations included: 87,388 for Lethbridge (boundary expanded); 67,829 for Red Deer (boundary expanded); 58,787 for Grande Prairie (boundary expanded); 42,581 for Wood Buffalo (boundary expanded); 23,964 for Lloydminster (boundary expanded); 21,685 for Brooks (boundary expanded); 11,689 for Okotoks (newly created CA); 14,870 for Camrose (boundary expanded); 10,792 for Canmore (newly created CA); and 11,520 for Cold Lake (boundary reduced).
  3. ^ a b c d In the 2001 census, the 1996 populations of numerous CAs were adjusted for comparison purposes with the 2001 populations. The 1996 adjusted populations included: 60,080 for Red Deer (boundary expanded); 31,353 for Grande Prairie (boundary expanded); 27,139 for Cold Lake (boundary reduced); and 10,093 for Brooks (newly created CA).
  4. ^ The Lloydminster CA is split between Alberta and Saskatchewan. Only the Alberta portion is presented in this table. See list of census agglomerations in Saskatchewan for the Saskatchewan portion.
  5. ^ Prior to the 2001 census, the Cold Lake CA was named the Grand Centre CA.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census metropolitan area (CMA) and census agglomeration (CA)". Statistics Canada. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for census agglomerations".
  3. ^ a b c d "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  4. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  5. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2001 and 1996 Censuses - 100% Data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  6. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Agglomerations in Alphabetical Order, 1991 and 1996 Censuses - 100% Data". Statistics Canada. 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2012-03-04.

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