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Calgary among highest population growth rates in Canada

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 11, 2016 6:35 am

Calgary’s population growth rate was tied for second highest in Canada in the 2014/2015 period for census metropolitan areas (CMA) at 2.4%, according to statistics Canada‘s latest data.

Despite a significant slowdown in population growth over the last year, compared with the 2013/2014 levels, Calgary has continued to show some of the highest growth in Canada. The increase puts Calgary’s population at 1,439,756 people.

Calgary is tied with Edmonton’s 2.4% growth rate – both just below the country’s number one highest CMA growth rate of 3.1% in Kelowna. These are followed by 2.0% in Saskatoon, 1.9% in Regina, 1.4% in Abbotsford-Mission as well as 1.4% in Winnipeg.

However while growth rates were up, growth rate due to international migration has actually slowed in Alberta, with Calgary falling from 1.5% to 0.6% and Edmonton down from 1.3% to 0.3%.

Statistics Canada also found that Calgary, among the country’s metropolitan areas, was also noted as having the smallest proportion of seniors, with just 10.4% of the the population being 65 or older.


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