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Growth Analysis

The Growth Analysis Unit provides information and analysis to support decision making. Highlights of our work are provided below and larger data sets are available through Open Data.

The 2016 Growth Monitoring Report is now online! This is the third annual Growth Monitoring Report -take a look for a snapshot of Edmonton's growth in 2015. Report content includes Edmonton’s place in the Region, Demographics, Land Use and Development, Non-Residential Growth and Development, Integrated Infrastructure Management Planning, Development Hot Spots and an Information Portal. 

The Way We Grow

Take a look at The Way We Grow Progress Measures Snapshots.

The Way We Grow is the name of the City of Edmonton's Municipal Development Plan. In the Progress Measures Snapshot, progress is measured and detailed to see how the city is achieving the strategic goals set out by "The Way We Grow". Target date for achieving these goals is 2018. A more detailed report will be released shortly.

Growth Coordination Strategy

Take a look at the Growth Modelling Framework.

The goal of the Growth Strategy is to improve how City Administration supports, monitors, and reports Edmonton’s growth and change and the impacts of such. One of the outcomes under the Growth Strategy is to develop and provide new analytical tools for staff. A dynamic Growth Modelling Framework is currently under development and will be used to project future growth and its impact, will improve the quality of data used to guide funding decision and growth policies and priorities.

Infill Related Activity

Growth Analysis Development Activity

What is Infill? There are different types of Infill Development. Residential infill, simply put, is the development of new housing in established (this includes core, mature and established neighbourhoods in Edmonton) neighbourhoods. This new housing may include secondary suites, garage suites, duplexes, semi-detached and detached houses, row houses, apartments, and other residential and mixed-use buildings.

If you are looking for information on a City-wide level that includes our Developing Neighbourhoods, please go to our Who We Are and Where we Live and our City Wide Land Use sections below.

View more information on residential Infill.

Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment Report

This report is an annual publication that analyzes residential building permits granted within Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods.

Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment 2015

Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment 2014

Vacant Land Inventory

These detailed reports and inventories are the first of their kind in Edmonton. In future years they will provide the foundation to analyze trends in vacant land absorption.

2014 Vacant Land Inventory Report

2014 Citywide Vacant Land Snapshot

2014 Mature Neighbourhoods Vacant Land Inventory Report (18MB)

Infill Snapshots

Snapshot documents provide the general audience with quick, accurate and easy to understand information. These snapshots are most often prepared annually.Our Infill Snapshots provide specifics on the types of permits issued in central, mature and established neighbourhoods, rather than developing areas.

Infill Snapshot 2014 - Single Detached

Infill Snapshot 2014 - Row Houses

Infill Snapshot 2014 - Secondary Suites

Infill Snapshot 2014 - Garage and Garden Suites

Infill Snapshot 2014 - Duplex and Semi-Detached

Infill Development 2013-2014 - Skinny Homes

Infill Development 2013-2014 - Skinny Homes Summary

Infill Snapshot 2013 - Duplex and Semi-Detached

Infill Snapshot 2013 - Row Houses

Infill Snapshot 2013 - Secondary Suites

Infill Snapshot 2013 - Garage and Gardens Suites

City Wide Land Use

Growth Analysis Land Use

Edmonton's development is diverse with many types of land uses throughout the city, including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Recreational

Take a look at our General Zoning Categories Map to see how our different land use zones are dispersed in the City.

Land use is regulated through zoning, which helps determine the type of development for different areas of land. Land development also requires the preparation of Area Structure Plans and Neighbourhood Structure Plans.

The reports in this section focus on Vacant Lands, Land Supply, Zoning, Density and Housing Starts at a city-wide level.

2015 Low-Density Residential Lot Registrations

2014 Residential Building Permits and Zoning Technical Report 

General Zoning Trends 

NASP & NSP Statistics Summary 

CMHC Housing Starts 

2014 Developing & Planned Neighbourhoods : Low-Density Residential Lot Registrations

2014 Residential Density by Neighbourhood 

2014 Neighbourhood Density Statistics 

2014 Vacant Land Inventory Report 

2014 Citywide Vacant Land Snapshot 

2014 Mature Neighbourhoods Vacant Land Inventory Report (33MB) 

Land Supply in Developing Neighbourhoods : Low-Density Residential Lot Registrations 

Residential Servicing Forecast for Developing Neighbourhoods (Low-Density)

Who We Are and Where We Live

Growth Analysis Population


Edmonton's population is young and diverse. There's a mix of people who have been here a long time and new residents ready to call Edmonton home.

The growth of the City continues to be supported by strong net migration and natural increase as people move here to establish their young families. Did you know that a neighbourhood has a life cycle

Data from this section is sourced from Statistics Canada and the City of Edmonton. The next Federal (Statistics Canada) census is scheduled for 2016. For more information on the next municipal election, view the Municipal Census.

Neighbourhood Data

1971-2011 Statistics Canada neighbourhood data

2011 Statistics Canada neighbourhood data

2001 Statistics Canada neighbourhood data

Population Change Map

Edmonton 2001-2011 Population Trends

Neighbourhood Building Permits

Statistics Canada monitors population change country-wide and provides updates to their data at different times of the year. The following reports highlight and discuss population change and household change, respectively.

Population Change in Edmonton

Household Changes in Edmonton's Neighbourhoods

For more information on how Statistics Canada tracks, monitors and reports population and demography please go to Statistics Canada.

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Growth Analysis Unit

Email growthanalysis@edmonton.ca