Thursday, February 9, 2017

Calgary 4th Largest City in Canada after 2016 census data

With growth of 14.6 per cent, the highest of any metropolitan area in the country, Calgary is now Canada's fourth largest city at 1.4 million, moving ahead of Ottawa-Gatineau (1.3 million). Also at 1.3 million, Edmonton is the only other Canadian city with more than a million residents.
The population includes 'Greater Calgary Area' of Cochrane, Chestermere, and Airdrie. It does not include Okotoks. Natural increase (births over deaths I believe) was near zero. Most of the national population increase is due to immigration. 2017 data, and beyond, may show a net decrease due to the shift in the energy sector that employs a number of Calgarians. Western Canada as a whole also saw net increases, higher than their eastern counterparts. The .pdf from census Canada is here.

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