AREA DEMOGRAPHICS

POPULATION

This data has been compiled by Alberta First.com and supplemented by information made available from the 2006 Federal Census.
 

Total Population 
 
Population 2009 918
Population 2006**
844
Population 2001**
835
Population 1996**
802
Population 1991**
665
Population % change 1991-1996
17.08%
Population % change 1996-2001
3.95%
Population % change 2001-2006
1.00%
Population % change 2006 - 2009  8.7%
* Source: Official Population List, Alberta Municipal Affairs
** Source: Statistics Canada Census

 

Population by Age and Gender 
1996 
Male 
1996 
Female 
1996 
Total 
2001 
Male 
2001 
Female 
2001 
Total 
2006
Male
2006
Female
2006
Total
Age 0 - 4
20
25
45
35
20
55
40
25
70
Age 5 - 14
75
70
145
60
55
115
60
45
105
Age 15 - 19
15
15
30
25
35
60
45
35
75
Age 20 - 24
10
25
35
25
20
45
20
25
45
Age 25 - 34
60
50
110
70
55
125
60
45
105
Age 35 - 44
55
55
110
45
55
100
65
50
115
Age 45 - 54
30
35
65
40
45
85
50
55
105
Age 55 - 64
25
35
60
30
35
65
40
45
90
Age 65 - 74
45
50
95
35
35
70
25
35
60
Age 75 and older
40
55
95
40
60
100
30
50
75
Total All Persons
385
415
800
415
415
830
440
405
845
Source: Statistics Canada 1996, 2001 and 2006 Census (numbers may not add up due to rounding)
Note: Errors in totals for 2006 are as reported in Stats Can data on Federal Government Website.

 

In addition to the population reported in the previous table, a 2005 study by the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) (updated in 2007) identified shadow populations in several Northern Alberta communities.

A shadow population is comprised of persons who reside in a municipality on a seasonal basis for a given period of time but has a residence elsewhere. Examples of people counted as shadow population include those in work camps and seasonal workers. 

Based on the 2006 Census numbers for the Village of Boyle, and Town and County of Athabasca and the calculation used in this study, our region could have an additional 627 to 979 residents on a project or seasonal basis.


LABOUR 

Labour Force by Industry Division
1996
% of total
2001
% of total
2006
% of total
Agriculture
25
8.06%
25
6.25%
30
7.4
Mining
10
3.23%
10
2.50%
 
 
Manufacturing
55
17.74%
95
23.75%
55
13.6
Construction
10
3.23%
30
7.50%
30
7.4
Transportation & Utilities
25
8.06%
25
6.25%
95
23.5
Retail and Wholesale
60
19.35%
70
17.50%
75
18.5
Finance
15
4.84%
10
2.50%
10
2.5
Business & Community Services
105
33.87%
135
33.75%
105
25.9
Public Administration
15
4.84%
10
2.50%
 
 
Total All Industries
310
100.00%
400
100.00%
405
100.00%
Source: Statistics Canada 1996, 2001 and 2006 Census (numbers may not add up due to rounding)
 

 


INCOME

This data has been compiled by Alberta First.com. Data from the 2006 Federal Census will not be available until the spring of 2008. 

Family Income (Number of Families) 
1996 
2001 
less than $19,999
10
6.25%
25
11.63%
$20,000 - $39,999
80
50.00%
55
25.58%
$40,000 - $59,999
0
0.00%
60
27.91%
$60,000 and over
70
43.75%
40
18.60%
Total number of families
160
100.00%
180
83.72%
Average family income
$47,777
 
$54,759
 
Median family income
$39,757
 
$48,202
 
Source: Statistics Canada 1996 & 2001 Census (numbers may not add up due to rounding)
 

 

Household Income (Number of Households) 
1996 
2001 
less than $19,999
120
37.50%
70
21.21%
$20,000 - $39,999
90
28.13%
75
22.73%
$40,000 - $59,999
35
10.94%
85
25.76%
$60,000 and over
30
9.38%
90
27.27%
Total number of households
320
100.00%
330
100.00%
Average household income
$35,473
 
$46,066
 
Median household income
$26,788
 
$40,536
 
Source: Statistics Canada 1996 & 2001 Census (numbers may not add up due to rounding)
 

 

Labour force by activity 
1996
2001
2006
In the labour force, both sexes
330
395
405
Not in the labour force, both sexes
240
220
260
Total population 15 and over
565
620
665
Employed, both sexes
295
395
400
Unemployed, both sexes
30
0
10
Participation rate, both sexes
58.00%
64.00%
60.9
Unemployment rate, both sexes
9.00%
0.00%
2.5

 


SIZE OF TRADING AREA 

Location
 
Distance from Boyle
Population
Town of Athabasca
45 kms
2,575
County of Athabasca Division 2 including Colinton
32 kms ±
761
County of Athabasca Division 5, including Grassland
30 kms ±
934
Waskatenau
55 kms
278
Lac La Biche
65 kms
2,758
Smoky Lake
 
76 kms
1,010
Redwater
89 kms
2,192
Total
 
10,508
Notes:
  1. Population data extracted from Government of Canada Census 2006
  2. Total in this table does not reflect estimated Shadow Population of up to 979 persons.

 
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