We know that Edmonton is a great city for business and we’ve got the numbers to back it up. Browse through some of our economic and demographic data to get abetter sense of how your business would fit in this city.
Economic Growth Comparison (Estimated GDP) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Edmonton8.5%6.0%6.2% 4.9%-3.2%
Ottawa and Gatineau1.8%0.2%0.1%1.3%1.7%

Source: Conference Board of Canada

Population in 20111,159,869
Population in 20061,034,945
2006 to 2011 population change (%)12.1

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Canada

Population by Age and Sex (2011) Total Male Female
0-14 years204,915105,06099,855
15-24 years164,25083,52580,730
25-54 years524,665264,950259,710
55-64 years133,79066,71067,080
65 years and over132,25058,73573,510
Median age373637

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Canada

Visible Minority Population 2011
Total visible minority population254,900
South Asian61,135
Latin America14,530
Southeast Asian16,295
West Asian6,785
Visible minority; n.i.e2,430
Multiple visible minorities7,210

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household

Education 2011
Total population aged 15 yrs and over by highest certification; diploma or degree935,285
No certificate; diploma or degree163,090
High school diploma or equivalent249,785
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma102,030
College; CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma172,575
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level43,155
Bachelor's degree138,525
University certificate; diploma or degree above bachelor level66,125

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey

Income 2010
Median household total income$79,075
Median after-tax household income$68,226
Average household total income$97,454
Average after-tax household income$80,890

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey

Labour Force Summary 2015 2016 Change
Working age Population1,102,3001,121,9001.8%
Labour force809,200821,8001.6%
Not in labour force293,000300,2002.5%
Unemployment rate (%)67.41.4
Participation rate (%)73.473.3-0.1
Employment rate (%)6967.8-1.2

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survery

Labour Force by Age and Sex (2016) Males Females
15 years and over454,100367,700
15 to 24 years60,30049,900
25 years and over393,800317,800
25 to 44 years225,600186,100
45 years and over168,100131,700
25 to 54 years316,600256,700
55 years and over77,20061,100
55 to 64 years60,30051,000
65 years and over16,90010,100

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey

Employment by Occupation 2016 %
Total employed, all occupations761,100100
Management occupations61,3008
Business, finance and administration occupations125,30016
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations58,2008
Health occupations60,100118
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services85,90011
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport16,4002
Sales and service occupations170,40022
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations149,50020
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations13,0002
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities20,9003

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey

Employment by Industry 2016 %
Total employed, all industries761.1100
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas22.93
Wholesale and retail trade111.815
Transportation and warehousing48.26
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing36.25
Professional, scientific and technical services53.87
Business, building and other support services30.44
Educational services54.77
Health care and social assistance94.812
Information, culture and recreation23.93
Accommodation and food services44.66
Other services (except public administration)43.56
Public administration51.77

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey

Average Hourly Wages by Industry 2016
Forestry, logging, fishing, and hunting$29.52
Oil and gas extraction$40.34
Wholesale trade$29.87
Retail trade$18.97
Transportation and warehousing$27.77
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing$27.90
Professional, scientific and technical services$36.08
Business, building and other support services$21.34
Educational services$36.24
Health care and social assistance$28.70
Information, culture and recreation$18.93
Accommodation and food services$14.89
Other services$28.43
Public administration$39.29

Source: Alberta Wage and Salary Survey

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