Everyone knows that Calgary is booming. But do you know the details? Kevin Froese, the coordinator of Calgary’s New Community Planning, shares some statistics from the 2013 Civic Census.
1. Overall Community Growth
Auburn Bay +1,632
Skyview Ranch +1,519
Panorama Hills +1,358
2. Growth in Developed Communities
Coventry Hills saw the biggest population growth out of Calgary’s developed areas. Bridlewood and Beltline were second and third in terms of population growth, followed by the downtown commercial core and Martindale.
Coventry Hills +611
Downtown Commercial Core +411
3. Calgary’s Biggest Community
Panorama Hills is still Calgary’s most populous community. This community is home to 23,605 people.
4. Population Growth in Calgary
So far in 2013, Calgary has grown by 29,327 people. This is a 2.62 per cent increase from last year and 36 per cent above the annual average from the past decade.
5. The Rate of Housing Growth
The rate of housing growth (7.5 per cent) was more than double the rate of population growth (2.6 per cent).
6. Calgary’s Developing Areas
“Suburban Residential Growth 2013-2017” identifies 27 communities in Calgary’s developing areas. These communities grew by 19,635 people, which accounts for 67 per cent of the total population growth for the city.