Calgary is a young city, and it’s not getting much older.

As the city’s population grows over the next few years, the proportion of toddlers and preschoolers is expected to stay about the same, teenagers will decline slightly, while the ratio of seniors is set to increase.

But most Calgarians (an estimated 48.3 per cent for Calgary CMA) will still be between the ages of 25 and 54. The median age is a very young 36.1 years (2014).

Learn about Calgary’s growing population, including current, historic and forecast projections.

Calgary Demographics

Population by five-year cohort

AGE GROUP20152016201720182019202020212022
0-4 98,800 101,200 103,900 106,600 108,900 110,600 111,100 111,500
5-9 93,600 95,800 97,500 98,500 99,100 100,100 102,400 105,100
10-14 83,200 85,800 88,300 91,400 94,800 97,900 100,100 102,100
15-19 87,500 87,500 87,400 87,400 88,500 90,400 92,800 95,700
20-24 102,100 100,700 100,100 99,700 99,700 99,800 99,800 100,600
25-29 126,300 126,300 124,500 122,200 120,800 119,300 117,800 118,200
30-34 139,200 142,500 143,700 143,700 142,600 141,400 141,000 140,000
35-39 125,200 130,200 135,200 140,200 145,300 150,000 153,000 154,800
40-44 117,400 120,000 122,100 124,800 128,300 132,600 137,300 142,700
45-49 109,000 110,300 113,400 116,700 119,400 121,600 124,000 126,300
50-54 112,800 113,200 112,400 111,300 110,400 110,400 111,600 114,700
55-59 102,100 105,000 107,400 108,800 110,400 111,800 112,100 111,400
60-64 76,800 81,800 86,700 92,000 96,300 99,600 102,400 104,700
65-69 57,300 61,200 65,000 66,800 69,800 73,800 78,500 83,300
70-74 37,200 39,400 41,800 46,100 50,100 53,700 57,300 60,800
75-79 27,300 28,100 29,100 30,200 31,900 33,500 35,300 37,600
80-84 20,800 21,000 21,300 21,700 22,000 22,700 23,300 24,100
85-89 12,800 13,600 14,100 14,400 14,700 14,900 15,000 15,300
90-99 6,500 7,400 8,200 8,800 9,400 9,900 10,500 11,000
100+ 200 200 200 300 400 500 500 600
                 
Total 1,536,200 1,571,100 1,602,300 1,631,600 1,662,900 1,694,300 1,726,000 1,760,600

Source: City of Calgary, Calgary & Region Economic Outlook: 2015-2020, Fall 2015

YEAR

POPULATION
PERSONS

ANNUAL POPULATION GROWTH RATE
PER CENT

1996 904,000 2.4%
1997 934,300 3.3%
1998 968,500 3.7%
1999 995,800 2.8%
2000 1,022,000 2.6%
2001 1,049,000 2.6%
2002 1,081,400 3.1%
2003 1,105,600 2.2%
2004 1,131,500 2.3%
2005 1,169,200 3.3%
2006 1,208,800 3.4%
2007 1,242,200 2.8%
2008 1,277,100 2.8%
2009 1,313,900 2.9%
2010 1,338,000 1.8%
2011 1,363,600 1.9%
2012 1,408,800 3.3%
2013 1,460,800 3.7%
2014 1,511,800 3.5%
2015 1,536,200 1.1%
2016 1,571,100 2.3%
2017 1,602,300 2.0%
2018 1,631,600 1.8%
2019 1,662,900 1.9%
2020 1,694,300 1.9%
2021 1,726,000 1.9%
2022 1,760,600 2.0%

Source: Statistics Canada, City of Calgary, Calgary & Region Economic Outlook 2015-2020, Fall 2015

CENSUS METROPOLITAN AREAAGE
Vancouver 40.0
Edmonton 36.0
Calgary 36.3
Toronto 38.8
Ottawa 39.3
Montreal 39.8

Source: Annual Demographic Estimates, Statistics Canada, 2015

 

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