The 2014 Alberta Official Statistics were officially announced with a News Release yesterday (August 21) and are available online at www.officialstats.alberta.ca.
Alberta Official Statistics are the Government of Alberta’s reference data and provide Albertans access to relevant, objective information about Alberta’s economic, demographic, social and environmental situation. They are presented in an easy-to-interpret format through visual presentations supplemented by descriptive information to enhance their meaning, understanding and use. Many are also available as open data.
Some Highlights produced by our department (see attached snippet doc for relevant ones to use):
- Alberta’s population grew by 3.5 per cent in 2013—triple the national average—surpassing the four million mark for the first time.
- A newborn baby girl in Alberta is expected to live for nearly 84 years on average, whereas newborn boys are expected to live for almost 80 years.
- The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment ranges from $739 in Medicine Hat to $2,061 in Fort McMurray.
- Alberta workers enjoyed the highest average weekly earnings ($1,108.01) in 2013 – 22 per cent above the national average.
- In 2013, almost half of Albertans who volunteered chose to contribute to sports and recreation activities by coaching a team, or by officiating or organizing sporting and recreational events.
For more information go to: www.officialstats.alberta.ca.