News from the Office of Statistics and Information (OSI)

Welcome to the new Office of Statistics and Information (OSI) public website. The content which was on the former OSI public website, as well as links to information for Government of Alberta use, is now available through this site. See the left-side menu for links to this information. There is also additional content from the Demography unit, which is now part of the OSI.

Work is in progress on these sites, so please bear with us. If you encounter any issues or have questions, please contact us. Thank you for your patience and your interest in our websites.

General News and Updates:

Alberta Official Statistics Updates:

Please note: Alberta Official Statistics are in the Open Data Portal, except where noted. There are no technical or legal restrictions for using the data.

See the menu to your left for more information, or use the quick links below to access highlighted topics.

Key Facts


Population Estimate

(Quarterly) As of
Apr 1, 2015
% Change
(Jan 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015)
Alberta 4,175,409 0.37%
Canada 35,749,600 0.13%

Source: Statistics Canada (Note: Data subject to revision).

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Census Population Counts

2011 Census
(released February 2012)
Population
Count
% Change
(2006 - 2011)
Alberta 3,645,257 10.8%
  Edmonton (CMA) 1,159,869 12.1%
  Calgary (CMA) 1,214,839 12.6%
Canada 33,476,688 5.9%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census.

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Consumer Price Index

(Unadjusted 2002=100) % Change
(Apr 2015 to May 2015)
% Change
(May 2014 to May 2015)
Alberta 0.4% 0.6%
  Edmonton 0.4% 0.9%
  Calgary 0.4% 0.4%
Canada 0.6% 0.9%

Source: Statistics Canada (Note: Data subject to revision).

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Unemployment Rate

(Adjusted) As of
May 2015

As of
April 2015

Alberta 5.8% 5.5%
Canada 6.8% 6.8%

Source: Statistics Canada (Note: Labour force data subject to revision).

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Real Gross Domestic Product

(Expenditure-based) 2013
(chained 2007 dollars, millions)

% Change
(2012 to 2013)

Alberta 302,966 3.8%
Canada 1,705,567 2.0%

Source: Statistics Canada (Note: GDP annual preliminary estimates are subject to revision).

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Page last updated:  July 3, 2015