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List of census divisions of Alberta

Census divisions of Alberta
Alberta Census Divisions
CategoryCensus division
Populations9,573 (Division No. 4) – 1,498,778 (Division No. 6)
Population density map of Alberta census divisions (people/km²)

Statistics Canada divides the province of Alberta into nineteen census divisions. Unlike in some other provinces, census divisions do not reflect the organization of local government in Alberta. These areas exist solely for the purposes of statistical analysis and presentation; they have no government of their own.

Alberta's census divisions consist of numerous census subdivisions. The types of census subdivisions within an Alberta census division may include:[1][2]

List of census divisions

The following is a list of Alberta's census divisions. Population, area, and density figures are from the 2016 Census.[3]

Pop. Area
Largest urban
1 82,627 20,558.81 4.0 Medicine Hat Cypress County
County of Forty Mile No. 8
2 169,729 17,673.32 9.6 Lethbridge Lethbridge County
County of Newell
Municipal District of Taber
County of Warner No. 5
3 38,956 13,887.06 2.8 Claresholm Cardston County
Improvement District No. 4
Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26
4 9,573 21,479.85 0.4 Hanna Acadia MD
Special Area 2
Special Area 3
Special Area 4
5 55,708 16,795.05 3.3 Strathmore Kneehill County
Starland County
Vulcan County
Wheatland County
6 1,498,778 12,655.32 118.4 Calgary Foothills County
Mountain View County
Rocky View County
7 41,574 19,227.61 2.2 Wainwright Flagstaff County
County of Paintearth No. 18
Provost MD
Stettler County
Wainwright MD
8 209,395 9,939.43 21.1 Red Deer Lacombe County
Ponoka County
Red Deer County
9 20,869 18,913.39 1.1 Rocky Mountain House Clearwater County
10 97,449 20,466.09 4.8 Lloydminster Beaver County
Camrose County
Improvement District 13
Lamont County
County of Minburn No. 27
County of Two Hills No. 21
County of Vermilion River
11 1,366,050 15,783.77 86.5 Edmonton Brazeau County
Leduc County
Parkland County
Strathcona County
Sturgeon County
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10
12 67,120 31,981.64 2.1 Cold Lake Bonnyville MD
Lac La Biche County
Smoky Lake County
St. Paul County
13 71,016 24,385.17 2.9 Whitecourt Athabasca County
County of Barrhead No. 11
Lac Ste. Anne County
Thorhild County
Westlock County
Woodlands County
14 29,291 26,962.03 1.1 Hinton Improvement District 25
Yellowhead County
15 38,594 28,403.35 1.4 Canmore Bighorn MD
Crowsnest Pass
Improvement District 9
Improvement District 12
Kananaskis I.D.
Ranchland MD
16 73,988 95,348.40 0.8 Fort McMurray Improvement District 24
Wood Buffalo
17 61,590 192,152.54 0.3 Slave Lake Big Lakes County
Clear Hills County
Northern Sunrise County
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124
Mackenzie County
County of Northern Lights
Opportunity MD
18 14,488 33,200.73 0.4 Grande Cache Greenview MD
19 120,380 20,516.90 5.9 Grande Prairie Birch Hills County
Fairview MD
County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Peace MD
Saddle Hills County
Smoky River MD
Spirit River MD

See also


  1. ^ "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names" (PDF). Statistics Canada. April 2011. p. 7&8. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  2. ^ "Types Of Municipalities In Alberta". Alberta Municipal Affairs. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2016 and 2011 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada.
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