Population Estimates

A population estimate is a measure of the current or historical population at a particular point in time.

Population estimates are released annually (September); and quarterly (March, June, September and December).

Total Population Estimates

Alberta Quarterly Population Estimates

Excel format  1951 - Current (Dec 21, 2017)

Alberta Annual Population Estimates

Excel format  1921 - Current (Sep 27, 2017)

Sub-Provincial Areas

Excel format  Census Metropolitan Areas, 2001 - Current
           (Aug 11, 2016)

Quarterly Population Reports

Most Recent Quarterly Population Report

PDF format  2017 Third Quarter (Dec 21, 2017)

Archive of Reports

Quarterly reports are available from 2002 on:

Components of Growth by Quarter

Components of population change, including births, deaths, international and interprovincial migrants.

Components of Growth (updated Quarterly)

Excel format  Components of Growth Data Tables
           (Dec 21, 2017)

Population by Age and Sex

Population by Age and Sex - Alberta, Other Provinces/Territories and Canada

Excel format  1971 - Current (Sep 27, 2017)

Population Pyramid

The Population Pyramid illustrates the age distribution of Alberta’s population from 1921 to the current year.

For more information on Alberta demographics (population), please contact:

Jennifer Hansen, Manager, Demography and Social Statistics
Office of Statistics and Information
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
8th floor, Federal Building
9820 - 107 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E7
Telephone: 780-427-8811
Fax: 780-426-3951
To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000.

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Page last updated:  December 27, 2017