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Big Lakes County


Big Lakes County, formerly the Municipal District of Big Lakes, is a municipal district in north-central Alberta, Canada.

It is located in Census Division 17, around the Lesser Slave Lake. Utikuma Lake and Winagami Lake are also located in this municipal district.

History

Big Lakes County was previously known as the Municipal District of Big Lakes prior to March 6, 2015.[1]

Demographics

Big Lakes County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 3,861,[2] a change from its 2002 municipal census population of 4,181.[3]

As a census subdivision in the 2011 Census, Big Lakes had a population of 5,912 living in 2,143 of its 2,710 total dwellings, a -1.3% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 5,989. This includes the populations of three Métis settlements, East Prairie (366), Gift Lake (662) and Peavine (690),[4] located within the census subdivision that are municipalities independent of Big Lakes County.[5] With a land area of 13,928.13 km2 (5,377.68 sq mi), the census subdivision had a population density of 0.4/km2 (1.1/sq mi) in 2011.[6] As a municipality in the 2011 Census, Big Lakes County had a population of 4,914 without the three Métis settlements.[7]

In 2006, the Big Lakes census subdivision had a population of 5,805 living in 2,215 dwellings, a 0.7% decrease from 2001. The census subdivision had a land area of 13,892.91 km2 (5,364.08 sq mi) and a population density of 0.4/km2 (1.0/sq mi).[8] As a municipality in the 2006 Census, Big Lakes County had a population of 3,811 without the three Métis settlements.[9]

In 2001, the Big Lakes census subdivision had a population of 5,845 in 2,183 dwellings, a 0.3% increase from 1996. With an area of 13,893.10 km², the census subdivision had a density of 0.4 inhabitants/km².[10]

Visible minorities and Aboriginals

Big Lakes had the most Métis people per capita of any Canadian census subdivision in 2006 with a population of 5,000 or more due to the census' inclusion of the population of the three Métis settlement municipalities within Big Lakes' totals.
Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population % of total population
White 2,815 '
Visible minority group
Source:[11]
South Asian 20 0.3%
Chinese 10 0.2%
Black 0 0%
Filipino 0 0%
Latin American 0 0%
Arab 0 0%
Southeast Asian 0 0%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 10 0.2%
Japanese 0 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 10 0.2%
Total visible minority population 60 1%
Aboriginal group
Source:[12]
First Nations 845 14.6%
Métis 2,030 35%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 25 0.4%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 30 0.5%
Total Aboriginal population 2,930 50.5%
Total population 5,805 100%

Communities and localities

See also

References

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  10. ^ Big Lakes community profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  11. ^ Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  12. ^ Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
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External links

  • Official website
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