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    Default Edmonton Growth Monitoring Report 2016

    Edmonton on the rise: Key numbers from the Growth Monitoring Report 2016

    City of Edmonton link to PDF of report:
    Metro News weblink to article:

    An extra from Metro News:

    Edmonton saw rapid growth in 2016, and it doesn't look like that's going to slow down any time soon.
    The Growth Monitoring Report, released Friday, provides an overview of population growth and projections in Edmonton, as well as family sizes, incomes, and types of homes people are choosing to live in. Here's the breakdown:

    932, 546
    Edmonton’s population has grown from 812,201 to 932,545, according to the federal census. That’s an increase of more than 120,000 people in five years. In fact, Edmonton is the fastest growing major city in all of Canada.

    2.2 Million
    That's the expected population of the Edmonton metropolitan region by 2044. That’s the same size as the metro area of Vancouver, Portland and Denver. By 2044, jobs in the region are expected to grow from 725,000 to 1.2 million, with Edmonton making up 909,000 of those jobs.

    That's how many infill homes, or new houses that replace older bungalows, the city has added to Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods. The city is still short of its goal of having 25 per cent of all new residential units be infill, Edmonton is still seeing an uptick in this type of housing.

    From 2017 to 2021, average GDP in Edmonton is expected to grow by this amount every year. Population and employment are also both expected to grow by 2 per cent annually, and the city anticipates adding just over 9,100 new housing units every year.

    That's the average age of an Edmontonian, making it one of Canada’s youngest cities. In fact, 31 per cent of the city’s population is under the age of 25.

    $8.02 billion
    In 2016, Edmonton issued 12,315 permits to build residences and 2,013 permits to build industrial warehouses or sites. Combined, the value of constructing both homes and industrial buildings is over $8 billion.

    The average number of people living in a home in Edmonton was 2.5 in 2016, which is the same as last year. A quick scan shows most residences are home to couples, then singles, then three-person families and then larger families.

    Edmonton’s apartment vacancy rate is just shy of seven per cent. This is due to decreasing demand and an increase in supply of rental properties. The rate is relatively high when compared to other parts of the country. For example, Vancouver’s vacancy rate is 0.8 per cent and Toronto’s is 1.3 per cent. Calgary, however, has the same rate as Edmonton's at 6.9 per cent.

    That was the median household income for renters in 2011, a 32.3 per cent increase from $34,630 in 2006. In 2011, 41.5 per cent of households that rent spent 30 per cent or more of their income on shelter.

    The median household income for homeowners was $89,312 in 2011, a 20.1 per cent increase from $74,355 in 2006. In 2011, 18.9 per cent of homeowners spent 30 per cent or more of their income on shelter costs.

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    Latest figures from statistics canada Canada 36,708,083
    All census metropolitan areas 25,893,686
    Abbotsford–Mission 190,714
    Barrie 209,081
    Brantford 147,489
    Calgary 1,488,841
    Edmonton 1,411,945
    Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury 165,270
    Guelph 159,988
    Halifax 431,701
    Hamilton 787,195
    Kelowna 202,208
    Kingston 173,862
    Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 527,765
    London 521,756
    Moncton 152,169
    Montréal 4,138,254
    Oshawa 402,399
    Ottawa–Gatineau 1,377,016
    Ottawa–Gatineau, Ontario part 1,040,346
    Ottawa–Gatineau, Quebec part 336,670
    Peterborough 126,291
    Québec 812,205
    Regina 253,220
    Saguenay 159,258
    Saint John 128,541
    Saskatoon 323,809
    Sherbrooke 218,633
    St. Catharines–Niagara 416,539
    St. John's 219,207
    Thunder Bay 124,164
    Toronto 6,346,088
    Trois-Rivières 158,942
    Vancouver 2,571,262
    Victoria 377,414
    Windsor 344,747
    Winnipeg 825,713


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