Calgary Population Growth Leads Nation

Statistics Canada released the latest population estimates today with figures showing that the strongest increases in census metropolitan area population growth were on the Prairies.

For a second consecutive year, the four fastest growing CMAs were in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with Calgary recording the strongest population growth rate at 4.3%.  The next highest population growth rates were in the CMAs of Saskatoon (+3.9%), Edmonton (+3.8%) and Regina (+3.1%).

Between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, Calgary recorded a growth rate of 42.6 per thousand – the highest population increase recorded by a CMA since 1996/1997.  Our city also had the largest natural increase  (+0.9%), and the highest net interprovincial migration rate in Canada (+1.3%).

Calgary is also occupied by a proportionately younger demographic.  Only 9.9% are 65 or over, the lowest percentage in the country.

According to Statistics Canada, the population as of July 1, 2013 for the Calgary CMA was 1,364,827.

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