Airdrie, Alberta Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Airdrie, a city in Canada with a land area of 84.39 km2 and has a population density of 878.10 people per km2.

The data includes average age, age distribution, marital status, individual and household income, spoken languages, employment and unemployment rates, occupations, religion, and various other characteristics.

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Population Characteristics

Based on the latest census, it is estimated the total population in Airdrie is around 74,100 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Airdrie in 2021 census have increased 20.33% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
61,58174,100 +20.33%

Population By Genders

Of the 74,100 total population in Airdrie, the largest gender is female with around 37,255 women within the population.

36,84537,255 +1.10%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 61,581 population in Airdrie, majority of them are in the age of 35 to 39 years years old, with 9.80% of them are male and 10.30% female. While the median age of the whole population is 35.60.

0 to 4 years2,810 7.60%2,670 7.20% 4.98%5,480 7.40%
5 to 9 years3,300 9.00%3,135 8.40% 5.00%6,435 8.70%
10 to 14 years3,290 8.90%3,065 8.20% 6.84%6,350 8.60%
15 to 19 years2,325 6.30%2,190 5.90% 5.81%4,515 6.10%
20 to 24 years1,770 4.80%1,620 4.30% 8.47%3,390 4.60%
25 to 29 years2,015 5.50%2,095 5.60% 3.82%4,110 5.50%
30 to 34 years2,855 7.70%3,255 8.70% 12.29%6,110 8.20%
35 to 39 years3,615 9.80%3,845 10.30% 5.98%7,455 10.10%
40 to 44 years3,370 9.10%3,350 9.00% 0.59%6,720 9.10%
45 to 49 years2,735 7.40%2,575 6.90% 5.85%5,305 7.20%
50 to 54 years2,170 5.90%2,045 5.50% 5.76%4,210 5.70%
55 to 59 years1,825 5.00%1,915 5.10% 4.70%3,740 5.00%
60 to 64 years1,615 4.40%1,825 4.90% 11.51%3,440 4.60%
65 to 69 years1,355 3.70%1,465 3.90% 7.51%2,815 3.80%
70 to 74 years940 2.60%1,035 2.80% 9.18%1,980 2.70%
75 to 79 years505 1.40%500 1.30% 0.99%1,010 1.40%
80 to 84 years215 0.60%375 1.00% 42.67%585 0.80%
85 years and over140 0.40%315 0.80% 55.56%450 0.60%
85 to 89 years115 0.30%175 0.50% 34.29%285 0.40%
90 to 94 years25 0.10%105 0.30% 76.19%130 0.20%
95 to 99 years5 0.00%30 0.10% 83.33%30 0.00%
100 years and over0 0.00%5 0.00% 100.00%5 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

If we look at the population data from the broader age groups, we can see that most people in Airdrie are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

0 to 14 years25.50%23.80%24.70%
15 to 64 years65.90%66.30%66.10%
65 years and over8.60%9.90%9.20%
Average age of the population34.10%35.40%34.80%
Median age of the population35.20%36.00%35.60%

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Population of Airdrie by Ethnicity and Origin

In Airdrie, the population data reflects a diverse range of ethnicities, contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape. Airdrie embraces various ethnic groups, each adding to its dynamic societal fabric.

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Airdrie's dedication to inclusivity and the appreciation of distinct contributions that each ethnicity brings to the shared narrative of the area.

Here are the top 10 ethnicities in Airdrie.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
British Isles3.42%3.63%3.53%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Airdrie, which totals 61,581, the majority, consisting of 17,210 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 2 persons.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person5,0509.60%
2 persons8,19515.60%
3 persons4,5458.65%
4 persons5,30510.10%
5 or more persons3,2156.10%

Income in Airdrie

The population data in a region can offer valuable insights when analyzed in relation to income levels. By examining the income distribution within Airdrie, we can gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics at play.

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Airdrie is $50,400 (according to the 2020 data).

Per capita income data in a region provides a comprehensive snapshot of the average income earned by each individual residing within that area. By dividing the total income generated in the region by its population, per capita income quantifies the economic well-being of the population on an individual basis.

This data not only reflects the region's overall economic performance but also offers insights into income distribution, quality of life, and potential disparities.

Household Income

The median household income in Airdrie is $110,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Airdrie provides crucial insights into the economic landscape and living standards of its residents. By analyzing this data, policymakers, researchers, and businesses in Canada gain a comprehensive understanding of income distribution, socioeconomic disparities, and trends within Airdrie.

Education Levels in Airdrie

This data captures the distribution of individuals across various educational milestones, such as high school diplomas, college degrees, and beyond.

This information is pivotal in shaping educational policies, workforce development strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing access to quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities within Airdrie.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher8,95512,03520,98522.00%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate14,07514,18028,25529.00%
No certificate, diploma or degree5,4004,4909,8909.80%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree28,13030,32058,45061.20%

Employment in Airdrie

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Airdrie's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 8.28% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate66.13%
Unemployment rate8.28%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Airdrie working as an employee. Most of them (75.10%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Airdrie working self-employed.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The industry employment sectors census data provides valuable insights into the diverse economic landscape of a specific region in Airdrie. By categorizing and quantifying the distribution of employment across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education, and more, this data illuminates the region's economic composition.

As we can see from the table below, most of the people (13%) in Airdrie are working in the retail trade sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting2551651%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1,2503154%
Wholesale trade9603953%
Retail trade2,4503,01513%
Transportation and warehousing2,4251,1409%
Information and cultural industries3603202%
Finance and insurance4057003%
Real estate and rental and leasing3903152%
Professional, scientific and technical services1,3701,2756%
Management of companies and enterprises50300%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services9308454%
Educational services5751,7906%
Health care and social assistance5603,81011%
Arts, entertainment and recreation2753502%
Accommodation and food services8601,1755%
Other services (except public administration)8359804%
Public administration1,2551,0306%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Airdrie. This data offers a comprehensive view of where individuals are employed, shedding light on the geographic distribution of workplaces and the flow of workers across various areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Worked at home3,3504,3057,65520.80%
Worked outside Canada850900.20%
No fixed workplace address4,8901,5356,42017.50%
Usual place of work11,20511,36522,57061.40%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Airdrie travel to work or school, highlighting the prevalence of various modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transit, cycling, and walking.

This data aids in the formulation of targeted transportation policies and the development of efficient transit systems, ultimately contributing to sustainable urban planning and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the region.

Commuting Duration

The commuting duration captures the average time individuals spend traveling to their workplaces, shedding light on the efficiency of public transit systems, road networks, and the overall accessibility of the region.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes29.20%
15 to 29 minutes30.30%
30 to 44 minutes28.20%
45 to 59 minutes7.50%
60 minutes and over4.90%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Airdrie offers a multifaceted lens onto societal dynamics. This intricate data repository encapsulates the diverse array of marital bonds within the locale.

Long-term commitments, such as marriages, civil unions, and common-law partnerships, coalesce into a mosaic that mirrors the region's social fabric. By examining trends in marital status, we can discern evolving norms and preferences around Airdrie area, gauging the ebb and flow between tradition and modernity.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

In Airdrie, the most used official language is English. Around 71,955 people in the area speak English.

English and French265
Neither English nor French465


This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

The most common religion in Airdrie is Christian. Around 34,555 people in Airdrie are Christian (16,340 males and 16,340 females).