Population

SouthGrow's population base in 2015 was about 166,239 an increase of 26.8 percent over 2006.  Below are some population facts:

Total Population

 Region

Alberta

Population (000s), 2014

166.2

4,160.0

% of Provincial Total

4.0

 

Population (000s), 2006

131.0

3,124.9

% of Provincial Total

4.2

 

Population (000s), 2001

122.7

2,974.8

% of Provincial Total

4.1

 

Population (000s), 1996

116.8

2,696.8

% of Provincial Total

4.3

 

Population Growth (%), 2001 - 2004

7.2

5.0

Population Growth (%), 1996 - 2001

5.1

10.3

Population Growth (%), 1991 - 2001

10.1

17.0

Population Components (2001)

 Region

Alberta

Age Group: 65+ (%)

       13.3

       10.4

Age Group: 0 - 25 (%)

       37.9

       35.5

Dependency Ratio 1

       54.6

       45.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio 2

       20.6

       15.1

Aboriginal Population 3

     7,195

  155,765

% of Regional Population

         5.9

         5.2

% of Provincial Aboriginal Population

         4.6

 

Immigrant Population 4

    13,295

  437,965

% of Regional Population

       10.8

       14.7

% of Provincial Immigrant Population

         3.0

 

Visible Minority Population 5

     5,190

  329,935

% of Regional Population

         4.2

       11.1

% of Provincial Visible Minority Population

         1.6

 

Source: Statistics Canada, Alberta Municipal Affairs

1  Dependency Ratio – The percentage of the population below the age of 15 (Child) and over the age of 64 (Elderly) divided by the number of adults (15-64).  This is the population of children and elderly that are dependent on the adult population for economic needs.

2  Old Age Dependency Ratio – The percentage of the population over the age of 64 (Elderly) divided by the number of adults (15-64).  This is the population that is dependent on the adult population for economic needs.

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