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The Growth Analysis unit reports on measures related to growth in the City of Edmonton. Infill is a large part of continuing growth in the city by building new homes in older communities.

In the Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment Report, reporting on infill is limited to building permits in the city's Core and Mature Neighbourhoods, as per The Way We Grow Municipal Development Plan (Section The Infill Snapshot reports contain building permit and subdivision activity on our Core, Mature and Established Neighbourhoods as per the city's ongoing Evolving Infill strategy. Currently, the city is also reviewing the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay

Growth Monitoring Report

The 2017 Annual Growth Monitoring Report is now online! This is the fourth annual Growth Monitoring Report - take a look for a snapshot of Edmonton's growth in 2016. Report content includes Edmonton’s place in the Region, Demographics Update, Land Use and Development, Development Patterns and Trends, Non-Residential Growth, Housing in the City and Hot Spots for Growth.

Monthly Building Permit Spreadsheet

The Monthly Building Permit spreadsheet contains a monthly permitting total by Neighbourhood classification (Core, Mature, Established and Developing), along with the annual running total of unit growth, separated by type. Annual totals can be found in our Neighbourhood Building Permits spreadsheet.

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 Infill Related 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.

In the Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment Report, reporting on infill is limited to building permits in the city's Core and Mature Neighbourhoods, as per The Way We Grow Municipal Development Plan (Section The Infill Snapshot reports contain building permit and subdivision activity on our Core, Mature and Established Neighbourhoods as per the city's ongoing Evolving Infill strategy. Currently, the city is also reviewing the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay

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

Updated annually

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

Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment 2016

Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment 2015

Mature Neighbourhood Reinvestment 2014

Vacant Land Inventory

Updated every two years

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

Updated annually

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 2016 - "Skinny" or Narrow

Infill Snapshot 2016 - Duplexes and Semi-Detached

Infill Snapshot 2016 - Garage and Garden Suites

Infill Snapshot 2016 - Secondary Suites

Infill Snapshot 2016 - Row Houses

Skinny Subdivision Annual Totals


Infill Snapshot 2015 - "Skinny" or Narrow

Infill Snapshot 2015 - Duplexes and Semi-Detached

Infill Snapshot 2015 - Garage and Garden Suites

Infill Snapshot 2015 - Secondary Suites

Infill Snapshot 2015 - Row Houses


City Wide Land Use

Growth Analysis City Wide 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.

These reports are updated annually:

2015 Low-Density Residential Lot Servicing

2015 Low-Density Residential Lot Registrations

General Zoning Trends 

CMHC Housing Starts 1971-2015 

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

Residential Servicing Forecast for Developing Neighbourhoods (Low-Density)

Neighbourhood Building Permits 2009 - 2016

Who We Are and Where We Live

Growth Analysis Who We Are

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.

Results from the 2016 Federal Census should be released towards the end of 2016.

Results from the 2016 Municipal Census were recently released and can be found on the Municipal Census website.


Neighbourhood Data

2009-2016 Neighbourhood Density Statistics

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 2009 - 2016


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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