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May 2, 2012

Rural Alberta Demography 2011

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Rural Alberta Demography 2011 - (original link)   

A summary of Alberta population change between 2006 and 2011 was recently posted to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s website. Key observations include:

  • Rural grew by 4.1 per cent
  • Rural was 19.4 per cent of total population
  • Stronger linkages to urban centres was positively correlated with growth
  • Alberta has a larger percentage of rural residents than Canada as a whole
  • Alberta’s rural population grew faster than the rural Canadian average
  • Alberta was second only to Manitoba among provinces in rural growth
  • Alberta had three of the top five fastest growing economic regions (ERs)
  • All of Alberta’s ERs performed better than 50 per cent of all ERs in Canada
  • At the Census Division level, population growth was more varied, ranging from 27.2 per cent in Fort McMurray to a -4.9 per cent in Hanna

For more information, contact Patricia Macklin at 780-644-4802.

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