Quarterly Population Estimates
Table 1. Quarterly population estimates
|Location||Population Estimates as of October 1, 2019|
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
All-items (Unadjusted 2002=100)
Table 2. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
|Location||% change, November 2019
to December 2019
|% change, December 2018
to December 2019
Unemployment Rate (unadjusted)
Table 3. Unemployment Rate (unadjusted)
|Location||November 2019||December 2019|
Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Expenditure
Table 4. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Expenditure
|Location||GDP in 2018 (Millions of chained
2012 Canadian Dollars)
(2017 to 2018)
Items are removed from this list after 6 months and listed on relevant web pages in this section.
* Open data licensed under Alberta’s Open Government Licence
** Not open – see PDF for metadata risk considerations, data source and contact information
- Heavy Crude Oil Reference Prices, Monthly (PDF, 216 KB), or CSV format (10 KB) (January 15, 2020) **
- Successful Wells Drilled, Alberta (PDF, 401 KB) or CSV format (56 KB) (January 15, 2020) **
- Consumer Price Index, Year-Over-Year Percentage Change, Canada/Alberta (January 14, 2020) *
- Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Caseload, Alberta (January 14, 2020) *
- Average Weekly Earnings (including overtime), Alberta (January 14, 2020) *
- Income Support Caseload, Alberta (January 14, 2020) *
- Light Crude Oil Reference Prices, Monthly (PDF, 307 KB), or CSV format (4 KB) (December 9, 2019) **
- Preliminary Total Housing Starts, Alberta’s Major Urban Centres (November 13, 2019) *
- Real Gross Domestic Product at Market Prices, Annual Percent Change, Canada and Alberta (November 13, 2019) *
- Alberta Quarterly Demographic Statistics - 2019 2nd Quarter (September 30, 2019) *
- 2018 Spatial Price Survey interactive map of Alberta (September 19, 2019)
- See the Quick User Guide to help you get started using this interactive tool.
- 2018 Alberta Spatial Price Survey: A Place-to-Place Comparison Survey (August 15, 2019) *
- Alberta Population Projections for 2019 to 2046 (July 3, 2019) *
- Alberta Quarterly Demographic Statistics - 2019 1st Quarter (June 19, 2019) *
- Population statistics - data files and the animated population estimates pyramid (age and sex) have been updated (February 14, 2019)
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