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City to launch the 2024 municipal census on April 1, 2024

March 26, 2024/For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Monday, April 1, 2024, the City of Airdrie will officially launch its 2024 municipal census to gather vital information about the city’s population and demographics. An accurate census means City Council and administration can allocate resources effectively, ensuring residents’ needs are met and our community continues to thrive.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the census once they receive their Secure Access Code (SAC) that will be delivered directly to their household. Residents who complete their census online before April 17, 2024, will be entered to win a $1000 gift card. The census questionnaire asks for basic information such as age, gender, number of people in the home, as well as if the home is owned or rented and if it has a separate suite.

“Our municipal census results provide valuable insight by identifying population trends that help Council and administration make decisions impacting transportation, housing, education, emergency services and more.” says Mayor Peter Brown. “It is also important to note that our census data helps Airdrie receive population-based Provincial funding that accurately reflects our growth.”

All census responses are confidential, and data is only used for statistical purposes and is not shared with any other agency or organization. Census results are compiled and presented in a generalized format and will be available on the City’s website when complete.

Census results from 2017 – 2019 and 2023 are available to the public. A municipal census was not completed from 2020 – 2022 due to COVID-19.

For households who do not complete their census online, municipal census enumerators will begin going door-to-door April 17, 2024. Residents can access this year’s census at  

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Media contact:
Lynn Penney
Legislative Services Technician
403.948.8800 ext: 8443

Background information:

An accurate municipal census helps City Council and administration:

  • Gather vital information for municipal budget cycles and long-term planning
  • Allocate fair distribution of resources.
  • Identify trends to make informed decisions on education, housing, transportation and more.
  • Plan for growth and improvement of communities.
  • Receive population-based Provincial funding which accurately reflects our growth.