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The Research and Analysis Unit provides information and analysis to support decision making.

The City reports on measures related to growth in the City of Edmonton. This helps ensure services are provided where needed, both in newer and older parts of the city, and to evaluate the impacts of policies.

Growth Analysis Visualizations

These interactive visualizations identify trends and answer questions about how Edmonton is growing. Current visualizations use building permit data to assess housing development including investment trends, hot spots for growth and types of units built.


Residential infill is the development of new housing in core, mature and established neighbourhoods in Edmonton. This new housing may include secondary suites, garden suites, duplexes, semi-detached and detached houses, row houses, apartments and other residential and mixed-use buildings.

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.


Apartment Units

Duplexes and Semi-Detached

Garden Suites

Lot Splits

Row Houses

Secondary Suites


Apartment Units

Duplexes and Semi-Detached

Garden Suites

Lot Splits

Row Houses

Secondary Suites

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)

Who We Are and Where We Live

Edmonton has a widely diverse population with many long term residents and an increasing number of new residents ready to make Edmonton home. Population growth continues strong through both net migration and natural increase as people move here and begin families. Our communities have a natural lifecycle as residents begin families, grow up and age.

The 2017 Growth Monitoring Report offers a summary snapshot of city growth, including sections on Edmonton's place in the region, demographics, land use, development patterns and trends, non-residential land, housing and hot spots for growth.

Data from this section is sourced from Statistics Canada and the City of Edmonton. The most recent Federal Census took place in 2016, and results are being released as they become available. Results from the 2016 Municipal Census have been released.

Neighbourhood Data

2019 Low Density Lot Servicing Report

2019 Low Density Residential Lot Registrations

2018 Low Density Lot Servicing Report

2018 Low Density Residential Lot Registrations

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.

Planning and Policy

For More Information

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