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This year's Vital Signs report sheds light on changing Edmonton demographics.
We're young, pet-friendly and having a rough time with the economy.
Alex Boyd | Metro | Oct 6 2016
More immigration, more women, more dogs—the face of Edmonton is changing, as illustrated by this year’s Vital Signs report.
The changes are "a nod to the fact that our whole structure is changing,” said Elizabeth Bonkink, with the Edmonton Community Foundation, which produces the report every year.
Bonkink points out that women outnumbering men may have something to do with the oil downturn, but there’s larger forces at work, too.
“When you look at Edmonton’s demographics, you’ll notice that most people don’t have children, so the whole way we live our lives is changing,” she said.
“Originally life was around the family and having lots of kids to help the farm grow. But in recent years there’s a lot more singles and a lot more couples living together without children.”
Edmonton immigration nearly triples in ten years
Brenton Driedger | iNews880 | October 04, 2016 05:02 pm
Pets outnumber kids & 9 other facts from 2016 Edmonton Vital Signs report
Caley Ramsay | Global News
'Vital Signs' report shows new immigrants still attracted to Edmonton
Without current immigration levels, or increased fertility, the population will start to shrink in 20 years
Min Dhariwal | CBC News |Posted: Oct 04, 2016 4:49 PM MT Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016 4:57 PM MT
Immigrants settling in Edmonton are more likely to be younger than the average population, more likely to be self-employed, and the vast majority arrive as economic-class immigrants.
Those figures are just some of the dozens of statistics released on Tuesday in the annual Vital Signs report, by the Edmonton Community Foundation.
The report is like a snapshot of Edmonton's demographics.
For example, it shows the number of people arriving as 'permanent residents' in Edmonton has increased 178 per cent over the last ten year and stood at 16,739 in 2015.
Edmonton Journal | Juris Graney | October 4, 2016