Calgary, Alberta Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Calgary, a city in Canada with a land area of 820.62 km2 and has a population density of 1592.40 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 Calgary is around 1,306,784 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Calgary in 2021 census have increased 5.45% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,239,2201,306,784 +5.45%

Population By Genders

Of the 1,306,784 total population in Calgary, the largest gender is female with around 657,950 women within the population.

648,835657,950 +1.39%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 1,239,220 population in Calgary, majority of them are in the age of 35 to 39 years years old, with 8.40% of them are male and 8.50% female. While the median age of the whole population is 38.00.

0 to 4 years37,865 5.80%35,980 5.50% 4.98%73,840 5.70%
5 to 9 years41,225 6.40%39,365 6.00% 4.51%80,585 6.20%
10 to 14 years42,055 6.50%39,370 6.00% 6.38%81,425 6.20%
15 to 19 years37,720 5.80%35,770 5.40% 5.17%73,490 5.60%
20 to 24 years40,280 6.20%38,085 5.80% 5.45%78,365 6.00%
25 to 29 years43,930 6.80%44,460 6.80% 1.19%88,385 6.80%
30 to 34 years52,030 8.00%53,930 8.20% 3.52%105,960 8.10%
35 to 39 years54,785 8.40%55,985 8.50% 2.14%110,765 8.50%
40 to 44 years49,490 7.60%50,595 7.70% 2.18%100,080 7.70%
45 to 49 years45,430 7.00%45,945 7.00% 1.12%91,385 7.00%
50 to 54 years42,550 6.60%42,175 6.40% 0.88%84,725 6.50%
55 to 59 years41,000 6.30%41,570 6.30% 1.37%82,570 6.30%
60 to 64 years38,450 5.90%39,345 6.00% 2.27%77,790 6.00%
65 to 69 years30,410 4.70%31,710 4.80% 4.10%62,120 4.80%
70 to 74 years22,225 3.40%24,270 3.70% 8.43%46,495 3.60%
75 to 79 years13,485 2.10%15,485 2.40% 12.92%28,965 2.20%
80 to 84 years8,370 1.30%11,035 1.70% 24.15%19,405 1.50%
85 years and over7,540 1.20%12,875 2.00% 41.44%20,420 1.60%
85 to 89 years4,995 0.80%7,625 1.20% 34.49%12,620 1.00%
90 to 94 years2,115 0.30%4,110 0.60% 48.54%6,225 0.50%
95 to 99 years390 0.10%990 0.20% 60.61%1,375 0.10%
100 years and over45 0.00%155 0.00% 70.97%195 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years18.70%17.40%18.00%
15 to 64 years68.70%68.10%68.40%
65 years and over12.60%14.50%13.60%
Average age of the population38.20%39.50%38.80%
Median age of the population37.60%38.80%38.00%

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Population of Calgary by Ethnicity and Origin

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

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Calgary'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 Calgary.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Indian (India)5.60%5.41%5.51%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Calgary, which totals 1,239,220, the majority, consisting of 276,050 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 person132,69513.20%
2 persons159,95515.90%
3 persons80,0207.95%
4 persons79,5657.90%
5 or more persons50,0705.00%

Income in Calgary

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

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Calgary is $44,400 (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 Calgary is $98,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Calgary 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 Calgary.

Education Levels in Calgary

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 Calgary.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher328,745365,000693,74539.30%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate220,825210,395431,22523.65%
No certificate, diploma or degree98,97091,745190,71510.15%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree566,025606,0151,172,03566.20%

Employment in Calgary

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

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 8.65% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate60.46%
Unemployment rate8.65%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Calgary working as an employee. Most of them (68.30%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Calgary 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 Calgary. 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 Calgary are working in the health care and social assistance sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1,5901,0500%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction20,86011,5454%
Wholesale trade15,4006,8953%
Retail trade38,77041,34011%
Transportation and warehousing34,22512,6106%
Information and cultural industries7,5855,2052%
Finance and insurance12,32514,1254%
Real estate and rental and leasing7,9656,2152%
Professional, scientific and technical services48,65535,31012%
Management of companies and enterprises9951,2500%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services17,85513,6404%
Educational services14,69032,0056%
Health care and social assistance18,06572,84513%
Arts, entertainment and recreation7,3457,1252%
Accommodation and food services19,58523,2006%
Other services (except public administration)12,56017,4154%
Public administration12,26511,9203%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Calgary. 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 home89,91592,100182,01528.50%
Worked outside Canada1,8006602,4600.40%
No fixed workplace address66,14523,50589,65014.00%
Usual place of work177,790186,730364,51557.10%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Calgary 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 minutes21.50%
15 to 29 minutes46.90%
30 to 44 minutes22.00%
45 to 59 minutes4.60%
60 minutes and over5.00%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Calgary 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 Calgary 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 Calgary, the most used official language is English. Around 1,240,980 people in the area speak English.

English and French6,620
Neither English nor French31,705


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 Calgary is Christian. Around 575,250 people in Calgary are Christian (270,555 males and 270,555 females).