Demographics

Settling for a Better Life

The continued strength of the Edmonton region economy has translated into very attractive demographics, with a growing number of young migrants moving to our city to work or start a business – making a home and a life here. The second-fastest growing region in Canada, the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area also has the second-youngest median age and the second-highest median household income. Our economy will continue to be propelled forward by the collective drive of our entire region for years to come.

Population and Dwellings

 2011
Population in 20111159869
Population in 20061034945
2006 to 2011 population change (%)12.1
Population density per square kilometre123
Land area (square km)9426.73
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Canada

Age and Sex (2011)

Age GroupTotalMaleFemale
0-14 years20491510506099855
15-24 years1642508352580730
25-54 years524665264950259710
55-64 years1337906671067080
65 years and over1322505873573510
Median age36.535.837.3
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Canada

Visible Minority Population

 2011
Total visible minority population254990
South Asian61135
Chinese51680
Black32725
Filipino39945
Latin American14530
Arab14805
Southeast Asian16295
West Asian6785
Korean4800
Japanese2660
Visible minority; n.i.e.2430
Multiple visible minorities7210
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey

Education

 2011
Total population aged 15 years and over by highest certificate; diploma or degree935285
No certificate; diploma or degree163090
High school diploma or equivalent249785
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma102030
College; CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma172575
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level43155
Bachelor's degree138525
University certificate; diploma or degree above bachelor level66125
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey

Income (2010)

 2010
Median household total income ($)79075
Median after-tax household income ($)68226
Average household total income ($)97454
Average after-tax household income ($)80890
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey