Today, the Federal Government released Age & Sex and Type of Dwelling statistics from the 2016 Census of Population. Based on Census results,
- The average age of residents in Stony Plain is 39.4 years,
- There are approximately 500 more females in our community than males,
- 19.3% of our population is aged 0-14 years and 16.4% are seniors (65+),
- The average household size is 2.5 individuals, and
- There are 4,165 single-detached houses.
Stony Plain’s results show that our community has a higher percentage of children (0-14 years) than the region (No. 11 Census Division), Alberta, and Canada. In No. 11 Census Division, which includes Edmonton and surrounding area, children represent 18.5% of the population. Alberta’s population is composed of 19.2% children (only slightly lower than Stony Plain’s) and Canada’s child population is 16.6%.
Mayor William Choy says, “Youth are an integral part of our community. We’re happy to see that the Census reflects the lively, family-friendly atmosphere in Stony Plain.” Choy continues, “While many communities in the future will struggle because of their low child population, we can be confident, moving forward, that our population will support healthy and sustainable growth.”
The next Census results, Census of Agriculture, will be released on Wednesday, May 10. To learn more about the 2016 Canadian census results, click here.
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain