Wednesday, July 29, 2015

City Releases 2015 Census Results

The latest census data, covering a period from April 2014 to April 2015, shows that Calgary’s population now stands at 1,230,915. We gained 35,721 new Calgarians, making this is our third largest year of population growth!

This is an increase of 2.99 per cent, approximately 3,000 fewer people than 2014 which was a record year for growth in Calgary.

In 2015, we invited Calgarians to complete their census online for the first time and we're happy to report that over 86,000 residents submitted their census data through the new system. Thank you to everyone who completed their census online and even shared  we hope to increase that number.

Census takers collected data from the remainder of households using mobile computing devices. With the online and mobile data collection, the need for post collection data entry was eliminated and resulted in more timely and better quality data.

Accurate census information is essential in decision-making and planning for Calgary’s future needs.

Specific results from the 2015 Civic Census
  • Evanston is this year’s leader in community growth with a population increase of 2,853. 
  • New communities along Calgary's outskirts understandably gained many new residents: Mahogany (2,300), Auburn Bay (2,064), Cranston (1,831), Copperfield (1,468), Saddle Ridge (1,219), Nolan Hill (1,173), Redstone (1,120) and Skyview Ranch (1,055).
  • Between April 2014 and April 2015, 24,909 more people moved to Calgary than moved away.
  • Natural increase (the result of births over deaths) remained similar to the number from last year, at 10,812.
  • The number of housing units, both existing and under construction, continues to rise, increasing by 14,400 to 492,623; an increase of 2.92 per cent.
The Civic Census Results Book and data tables in excel and PDF format will be available on


  1. why are not the churches helping out with the lack of schools? most of the larger churches have classrooms and gymnasiums - and lawns for outdoor activities - it would be suitable for the younger students

  2. Develop your core and establish an urban growth boundary. Your outward suburb growth is going to wreck your local economy in the long-run.