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Census Data 2016
Canada’s Census was held in May of 2016. The timing of the census that was completed by Stats Canada was driven by the need to maximize the number of Canadians who are home during the enumeration.
Statistics are released on a schedule and will be available to Canadians throughout 2017.
Data is to be released on a schedule throughout 2017. On February 8th 2017 data was released on population and dwelling counts.
Population and Dwellings (Data available February 8th, 2017 Stats Canada)*
Population, 2016 7235
Population, 2011 7118
Population percentage change, 2011 to 2016 +1.6%
Total private dwellings** 3116
Population Destiny per sq. km 235.5
Land Area in Sq. km 30.72
* Drayton Valley Statistics Data can be found on the Stats Canada website by clicking here: Drayton Valley Statistics
** Private dwelling’ refers to a separate set of living quarters with a private entrance either from outside the building or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway inside the building. The entrance to the dwelling must be one that can be used without passing through the living quarters of some other person or group of persons. (Stats Canada)
Age and Sex and Type of Dwelling (Data available May 3rd, 2017)
Census of Agriculture (Data available May 10th, 2017)
Families, Households and Marital Status and Marital Status (Data Available August 2nd, 2017)
Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity, Housing, Aboriginal People’s (Data available October 25th, 2017)
Education, Labour, Journey to Work, Language of Work, Mobility and Migration (Data available November 29th, 2017)
Historical Census Data
According to the 2011 federal census the population of Drayton Valley is 7,049. However, that figure does not include lands annexed effective January 1 2012, so the actual figure is somewhat higher.
Economic Development Statistics