Calgary - Today, The City of Calgary released the 2013 Civic Census results for the period from April 2012 to April 2013.
Calgary’s population has reached 1,149,552; this is an increase of 29,327 residents from the previous year when the Civic Census showed the city’s population was 1,120,225. This is an increase of 2.62%, similar to the level of population growth reported in 2012.
“This year, for the first time, we went high-tech in collecting Calgary’s Census data. By utilizing mobile data collection, the need for post collection data entry was eliminated and resulted in more timely and better quality data,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Accurate census information is essential in decision making and planning for The City’s future needs.”
Specific results from the 2013 Civic Census
Evanston is this year’s leader in growth at a community level with a population increase of 1,680. There were seven additional communities that experienced growth of more than 1,000 residents, including: Auburn Bay (1,632), Cranston (1,578), Skyview Ranch (1,519), Panorama Hills (1,358), New Brighton (1,325), Copperfield (1,108) and Aspen Woods (1,100).
Net Migration and Natural Increase
From April 2012 to April 2013, 19,067 more people moved to Calgary than moved away from the City. This represented a small decrease compared to last year, when the total was 19,658. Natural increase (the result of births over deaths) surpassed the number from last year by 629, for a total of 10,260.
The number of housing units, both existing and under construction continued to rise, increasing by 9,019 to 468,358; an increase of 1.96%.
The number of vacant dwelling units in Calgary continued to decrease, falling by 834 to 11,782, compared to 12,616 in 2012. Vacant dwelling units are defined as units that are suitable and available for occupancy, excluding those units under construction or renovation. The overall vacancy rate in the city is 2.59%, down from 2.82% in 2012.
There are currently 442,558 occupied dwellings. Of those, 303,166 or 68.5% are owner-occupied. In 2012, the comparable percentage was 69.28%.
The Civic Census Results Book and data tables in excel and PDF format will be available on calgary.ca/census after 12 noon on July 25, 2013.