The City of Airdrie conducts a municipal census each spring. This information is used to assist departments in planning for the needs of Airdrie citizens. Decisions regarding future transportation networks, the locations of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based to a large extent on statistics on population growth collected in the municipal census. As well, many of the grants received from the Province are awarded on a per capita basis. A census count ensures that maximum grant funds are received.

See Quick Link on the right-hand side for more information on Census Worker positions.


2016 Census results

The City of Airdrie would like to thank all the residents for their participation in the 2016 Census.  Because of your participation in our online census response collection, we have achieved a 61.4 per cent online response rate - our highest to date!  We have grown by  5.37 per cent and are now a city of 61,842!

Your responses to the census are used in a variety of ways, such as:

- collect grant dollars for programs and services in the City
- attract new business opportunities, and
- get a good snapshot of the people who call Airdrie home.

For more information see our 2016 Census News Release http://www.airdrie.ca/index.cfm?serviceID=1090&ID=439 .


Quality assurance check

The City of Airdrie must also conduct a quality assurance check, as required by law from the Alberta Provincial Government Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

Legislative Services staff contacts residents at random to confirm the address of the dwelling and how many people live in the home.

If you have questions or concerns, please send us a message or call Legislative Services at 403.948.8816.


Provincial & Federal data

Alberta Finance also publishes weekly economic reviews which contain economic commentary and statistics on the:

  • overall economy
  • labour market
  • price indices
  • household sector and business sector in Alberta
  • economic indicators for that week

Statistics Canada created an Airdrie community profile based on the 2011 Federal Census results.


Contact us

Legislative Services

P. 403.948.8800

F. 403.948.6567