Results from the recent City of Edmonton census show the population of Edmonton is on the rise. Annual growth has average 12,000 since 2009 and the population currently sits at 817,498. What is particularly interesting is the breakdown of our population, we are much younger than typical Canadian cities and the country as a whole. Looking at the population pyramids below, you can see the national pyramid is quite top heavy compared to Edmonton’s more working age heavy shape:
Roughly half of dwellings in Edmonton are single family homes, this number has not changed in the past four years. There was a slight increase in the percentage of residents living in “row houses” since 2008:
57% of Edmontonians own their homes, down from 63% in 2008:
Own vs. Rent
The most recent data I could find on national homeownership was from 2006, when 68.4% of Canadians owned their homes – a record at the time.
Almost 8000 people who reported living in their current home for less than year also reported they moved here from outside of Canada.