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Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd. opened the doors of a 70,000-square-foot plant in 2005 and has grown quickly to meet increasing market demand.

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Demographics

Lethbridge's population continues to grow at a steady and sustainable rate. Since 2010 the population has grown by 11.7% and as of 2016 sits at 96,828. The city has a larger than average population of 20-29 year olds, primarily due to the two post-secondary institutions in the city. The average age of the city’s population is 38, with higher growth noted in the 30-40 age group. The population distribution is moving closer to a 50/50 between men and women and Lethbridge is expected to maintain its balanced growth over time.
 
The Lethbridge County also benefits from a very young population with a high percentage of youth and a lower percentage of seniors. 

Census Enumeration Area Map 
2013 City of Lethbridge Census Enumeration Area Map

 

Lethbridge Population Data by Municipal Census Year
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Figure E.1.a
 Lethbridge Population Data by Municipal Census Year
Year Total Growth % Female%
2012 89,074 1,192 1.4% 50.8%
2013 90,417 1,343 1.5% 51.2%
2014 93,004 2,587 2.9% 51.0%
2015 94,804 1,800 1.9% 51.1%
2016 96,828 2,024 2.1% 51.0%

Sources

City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Report 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Lethbridge Municipal Census Population Data
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Figure E.2.a
 Lethbridge Municipal Census Population Data by Region
Year North % South % West % Total %
2012 25,432 0.5% 30,795 1.0% 32,847 2.4% 89,074 1.4%
2013 25,774 1.3% 30,655 -0.5% 33,988 3.5% 90,417 1.5%
2014 26,451 2.6% 31,176 1.7% 35,377 4.1% 93,004 2.9%
2015 26,751 1.1% 31,337 0.5% 36,716 3.8% 94,804 1.9%
2016 27,179 1.6% 31,720 1.2% 37,929 3.3% 96,828 2.1%

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Sources

City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Report 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Canada Census Population Data
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Notes

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated May 29, 2012. Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed May 31, 2012).

Sources

* The geographical area of the Lethbridge Census Area was identical to the boundaries of the City of Lethbridge at the time of the 2001 Federal census of the population. This geographic boundary was revised by Statistics Canada for the 2006 Federal Census of the population.

**The Lethbridge Census Agglomeration (CA) is a geographic area comprised of the City of Lethbridge urban core and the adjacent County of Lethbridge, which encompasses the rural area surrounding the urban core, and all towns, villages and hamlets therein.

 

Demographic Profile Comparison
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Notes

*The Lethbridge Census Agglomeration (CA) is a geographic area comprised of the City of Lethbridge urban core and the adjacent County of Lethbridge, which encompasses the rural area surrounding the urban core, and all towns, villages and hamlets therein.

 

Sources

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Lethbridge Population by Age Group
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Sources

Source: City of Lethbridge, Census Report  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Age Distribution - Lethbridge
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Notes

The Lethbridge Census Agglomeration (CA) is a geographic area comprised of the City of Lethbridge urban core and the adjacent County of Lethbridge,which encompasses the rural area surrounding the urban core, and all towns, villages and hamlets therein.

Sources

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. 

Average Number of Residents per Household
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Sources

City of Lethbridge. Lethbridge Census Report: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Population by Dependency Group
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Figure E.8.a
City of Lethbridge Population by Dependency Group
Year Under 15 % Change 15-64 % Change 65 & Older % Change Total % Change
2008 13,289 - 59,105 - 11,566 - 83,960 -
2010 13,938 4.9% 60,810 2.9% 11,911 3.0% 86,659 3.2%
2012 14,233 2.1% 61,910 1.8% 12,931 8.6% 89,074 2.8%
2014 15,209 6.9% 64,051 3.5% 13,744 6.3% 93,004 4.4%
2016 16,383 7.7% 65,658 2.5% 14,787 7.6% 96,828 4.1%

Sources

City of Lethbridge Census Report 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016.
Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census.

 

Lethbridge CA Population by Dependency Group
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Figure E.9.b
Lethbridge CA Population by Dependency Group
Census Year Under 15 15-64 65 & Older Total Population
2006 17,575 64,070 13,550 95,195
2011 19,270 71,430 15,300 105,999
Change 9.6% 11.5% 12.9% 11.3%

Sources

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census.

Gender and Total Dependency Ratio
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Notes

The Lethbridge Census Agglomeration (CA) is a geographic area comprised of the City of Lethbridge urban core and the adjacent County of Lethbridge, which encompasses the rural area surrounding the urban core, and all towns, villages and hamlets therein.

 

Sources

Derived from, Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Population Growth Projections
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Sources

Alberta Finance & Enterprise, 2013 Population Projections-Medium Growth Scenario. City of Lethbridge, Planning Department, 2010 Population-Projections Medium Growth Scenario.

Population Growth Projections
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Sources

City of Lethbridge, Planning Department, 2010 Population Projections - Medium Growth Scenario


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