Wednesday, July 27, 2011

City Releases 2011 Census Results

The 2011 Civic Census results for the period from April 2010 to April 2011 show that Calgary’s population has reached 1,090,936. This is an increase of 19,421 residents from April 2010 when the Civic Census showed the City’s population was 1,071,515. This represents an increase of 1.81%. This volume of population growth is similar to what was experienced in 2001 and 2003.



“Good, accurate data like that included in the Calgary Civic Census is the basis for smart decision-making about the future of our community,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “City management, my City Council colleagues, and I will use the information in this report to help guide us toward creating the better Calgary we all seek.”

The volume of population growth, with is 1.81%, is similar to what the city experienced in 2001 AND 2003. “Good, accurate data like that included in the Calgary Civic Census is the basis for smart decision-making about the future of our community,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “City management, my City Council colleagues, and I will use the information in this report to help guide us toward creating the better Calgary we all seek.”


One area of the city is continuing to lead the way in growth. Panorama Hills has seen an increase in the last year of almost 2,000 residents while four other communities saw more than 1,000 new people move into the area. The communities with growth over 1,000 people are Panorama Hills in the northwest, Auburn Bay, New Brighton, Cranston in the southeast and Skyview Ranch, located in the northeast quadrant of the city. Four communities grew by 100% or more in the last year. They are Mahogany, a southeast community, which saw a population bump by 205%, or 530 residents. Walden, also in the southeast grew by 183%, or 384 residents. Skyview Ranch, a new community in the northeast saw an increase in 154% or 1093 new residents and Sage Hill, a community in the northwest grew by 102%, or an increase of 718 residents. “After a pattern of population decline in many established neighbourhoods over many years, it’s a good sign that many of these communities have experienced recent population growth,” said Mayor Nenshi. “If we can maintain this trend through smart policies and investments, the result will be more sustainable, vibrant, and healthy communities that Calgarians want.”

Panorama Hills continued to lead the way in growth with a population increase of 1,952 residents. Four other communities also had an increase of more than 1,000 residents. The communities with a population increase of more than 1,000 are:
· Panorama Hills (1,952 residents)
· Auburn Bay (1,552 residents)
· New Brighton (1,236 residents)
· Cranston (1,186 residents)
· Skyview Ranch (1,093 residents)
Four communities grew by 100% or more. The communities are:
· Mahogany (205% or 530 residents),
· Walden (183% or 384 residents),
· Skyview Ranch (154% or 1093 residents),
· Sage Hill (102% or 718 residents).

“After a pattern of population decline in many established neighbourhoods over many years, it’s a good sign that many of these communities have experienced recent population growth,” said Mayor Nenshi. “If we can maintain this trend through smart policies and investments, the result will be more sustainable, vibrant, and healthy communities that Calgarians want.”


As far as net migration, which is the difference between the number of people moving into Calgary and the number moving away, almost 10,000 more people moved to Calgary than moved away. This is a significant change in the city because in 2010, the city experienced a negative net migration which saw over 4,000 people move away from Calgary than to Calgary.
The next statistic concerns housing. The number of housing units, both existing and under construction, increased to 450,952 up from 445,455. This is an increase of almost 5,500 from April 2010. The number of vacant dwelling units in Calgary decreased in 2011. The overall vacancy rate in the city is 3.69%, down from 3.93% in April 2010. There are now 422,290 occupied dwellings. Of this number, 296,020 or just over 70% are owner-occupied. In 2010, the comparable percentage was 70.65%.
If you’re looking for a mate, the numbers add up better for single women in Calgary. The total number of men slightly exceeds the number of women in the city. There are about 4,000 more men in Calgary than women.

The 2011 Civic Census results for the period from April 2010 to April 2011 show that Calgary’s population has reached 1,090,936. This is an increase of 19,421 residents from April 2010 when the Civic Census showed the City’s population was 1,071,515. This represents an increase of 1.81%. This volume of population growth is similar to what was experienced in 2001 and 2003.

Over the past 12 months, 9,563 more people moved to Calgary than moved away from Calgary. This is a significant increase over 2010 when Calgary experienced a negative net migration with 4,154 more people moving away from Calgary than to Calgary.

The number of housing units, both existing and under construction, increased to 450,952 up from 445,455. This is an increase of 5,497 from April 2010.

The number of vacant dwelling units in Calgary decreased from 16,929 in 2010 to 16,180 in 2011. The overall vacancy rate in the city is 3.69%, down from 3.93% in April 2010.

There are now 422,290 occupied dwellings. Of this number, 296,020 or 70.1% are owner-occupied. In 2010, the comparable percentage was 70.65%.

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