Demographics of Edmonton


Demographics of Edmonton

According to the 2006 census, the City of Edmonton had a population of 730,372 residents, compared to 3,290,350 for all of Alberta, Canada.[1] The total population of the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) was 1,034,945.[2] In 2009, a municipal census indicated the city had a population of 782,439.[3] In 2009, the population of the Edmonton CMA was estimated at 1,155,383, making it the sixth-largest CMA in Canada.[4]

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Demographics

City of Edmonton Federal Census History [5]
Year Population
1901 2,626
1911 24,900
1921 58,821
1931 79,059
1941 93,924
1951 158,012
1961 276,018
1971 436,264
1981 521,205
1991 614,655
2001 666,104
2006 730,372

Growth and density

In the five years between 2001 and 2006, the population of the City of Edmonton grew by 9.6%, compared with an increase of 10.4% for the Edmonton CMA and 10.6% for Alberta as a whole. The population density of the City of Edmonton averaged 1,067.2 people per square kilometre (2,764/sq mi), compared with an average of 5.1 people per square kilometre (13.2/sq mi) for Alberta altogether.[1]

Age and gender

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.[1] 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.[1]

Ethnic origins

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.[6]

Visible minorities

In 2006, visible minorities accounted for 22.9% of the population, while 5.3% of Edmontonians were considered Aboriginal and 71.8% were considered White.[1]

Population characteristic [1] Population Percent
Not a visible minority   556,790 77.1
  White 518,620 71.8
  Aboriginal 38,170 5.3
Total visible minority 165,465 22.9
  Chinese 45,305 6.3
  South Asian 38,225 5.3
  Black 19,020 2.6
  Filipino 18,245 2.5
  Latin American 8,650 1.2
  Southeast Asian 10,635 1.5
  Arab 11,205 1.6
  West Asian 2,690 0.4
  Korean 3,440 0.5
  Japanese 1,845 0.3
  Visible minority, n.i.e. 1,255 0.2
  Multiple visible minority 4,940 0.7

Note: "n.i.e." – not included elsewhere

Religion

Religion[7] 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%
Edmonton panorama skyline

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2006 Community Profiles – Edmonton, Alberta (City)". Statistics Canada. 2010-12-06. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4811061&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=edmonton&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles – Edmonton, Alberta (Census metropolitan area)". Statistics Canada. 2010-12-06. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CMA&Code1=835&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=edmonton&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Census". City of Edmonton. http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/municipal-census.aspx. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Table 1.3-1, Annual population estimates and demographic factors of growth by census metropolitan area, Canada, from July to June — Population estimates and factors of growth". Statistics Canada. 2010-02-04. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-214-x/2008000/t021-eng.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Census History". City of Edmonton. http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/municipal_census/census-history.aspx. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for census subdivisions (municipalities) with 5,000-plus population - 20% sample data". Statistics Canada. 2010-10-06. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/hlt/97-562/pages/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo=CSD&Code=4811061&Data=Count&Table=2&StartRec=1&Sort=3&Display=All&CSDFilter=5000. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles – Edmonton, Alberta (City)". Statistics Canada. 2007-02-01. http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4811061&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Edmonton&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=48&B1=All&Custom=. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 

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