The largest municipality in the Battle River Region, according to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census, was the City of Camrose with a population of 15,620 1. According to the same census, the municipality in the Battle River Region with the highest population growth between 2001 and 2006 was the Town of Wainwright. Wainwright experienced an increase of 6.1% or 309 residents between 2001 and 2006. High growth was also seen in the municipal census of 2008 that showed 16,543 individuals in Camrose, a 4.4% increase from the previous municipal census of 2005. The Town of Wainwright grew by 7.6% over the same period2.
Economic Indicators: Battle River Region
1 Note: the Census under-estimates the overall population totals for any region or municipality as some people are not counted. The reasons for this under-coverage can range from some households not receiving a census questionnaire to individuals not being included in the questionnaire completed for a household.
2 Numerical differences between the federal and municipal censuses may be ascribed to slight variations in the definition of "usual residence," as well as how "shadow populations" are treated. While municipalities define the "shadow population" as "temporary residents of a municipality who are employed by an industrial or commercial establishment in the municipality for a minimum of 30 days" and include them in their official population numbers if they consist at least 10% of the municipality’s population or a minimum of 1,000 individuals, the shadow population of transient workers is not accounted for in population counts conducted by Statistics Canada.
Date Updated: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:40:17