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Population Growth, Alberta Economic Regions


This Alberta Official Statistic describes the growth of Alberta’s population by Economic Regions between the 2006 Census and the 2011 Census. Alberta is divided into eight economic regions as follows: Lethbridge – Medicine Hat; Camrose-Drumheller; Calgary; Banff – Jasper – Rocky Mountain House; Red Deer; Edmonton; Athabasca – Grande Prairie – Peace River; and Wood Buffalo – Cold Lake.

AOS Alberta Official Statistics Population Growth

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Every 5 years

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Treasury Board and Finance

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Economic Regions (ER)

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This Alberta Official Statistic uses data from the 2001 and 2006 Censuses. Statistics Canada conducts the Census of Population every 5 years in order to develop a statistical portrait of Canada and Canadians on one specific day. The census is designed to provide information about people and housing units in Canada by their demographic, social and economic characteristics. The census enumerates the entire Canadian population, which consists of Canadian citizens (by birth and by naturalization), landed immigrants and non-permanent residents and their families living with them in Canada. Non-permanent residents are persons who hold a work or student permit, or who claim refugee status. Responding to the Census is mandatory. Statistics Canada defines an Economic Region (ER) as a grouping of complete census divisions (CDs) (with one exception in Ontario) created as a standard geographic unit for analysis of regional economic activity. Within the province of Quebec, economic regions (régions administratives) are designated by law. In all other provinces and territories, economic regions are created by agreement between Statistics Canada and the province/territory concerned. Statistics Canada defines a Census Division as a group of neighboring municipalities joined together for the purposes of regional planning and managing common services (such as police or ambulance services). These groupings are established under laws in effect in certain provinces of Canada.


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Office of Statistics and Information

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(780) 427-2071