Renowned for our strong entrepreneurial spirit and drive, the people of our region see new opportunities at every corner. Our growth continues to exceed the national average. This is also one of the fastest growing regions in the province. High Level and Rainbow Lake have achieved growth rates of more than 20 percent. Northwest Alberta demographics feature a large cross section of ages, cultures and skills.
The average age is under 24 years. With a population of more than 20,000, nearly half are in the productive 20-54 age range.
|Average Household Income||$41 980|
|Average Age of Residents||23 (Canadian Average – 37)|
|Growth Between 2001 – 2003||13% (Still Growing)|
The Government of Alberta released a Quarterly Population Report in March, 2012 that details demographic information for the entire Province.
Labour Force and Employment
Our labour force includes more 6,500 people (2001). Our unemployment rate of 5 percent is well below the Canadian rate of 7.2 per cent. Alberta currently has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada at 4.5 percent.