City of Calgary has just released it's 2012 Civic Census Summary showing that the city gained 19,658 additional residents who have moved to Calgary between January and April 2012, this is a net immigration level similar to that recorded in 2007, adds the report.
Population increase is the fastest in the country with 2%, as another report by RBC Economics says! Not a surprise, since the province is leading the country in most of the economic performance indicators in 2012! 4% of anticipated Real GDP Growth will place Alberta at the top of the list this year, and will tie it up with Saskatchewan in 2013, both with a 3.9% GDP Growth.
In Calgary this was reflected as a decrease in the vacant housing units that reached 2.82% in April 2012. 12,616 units are vacant in 2012 compared to 16,180 in 2011. In addition, The total number of housing stock has increased to reach 459,339 ( 1.88% increase over April last year) with most of the population preferring the suburban communities located at the edges of the city. The City of Calgary report indicates that Panorama Hills and three other communities are leading with a population increase of more than 1,000 new residents::
- Panorama Hills: 2,396 additional residents
- Auburn Bay: 1,424 additional residents
- Skyview Ranch: 1,185 additional residents
- Cranston: 1,026 additional residents
Other communities showed a decent 50% growth include: Currie, Skyview Ranch, Mahogany, Walden and Sage Hill. Calgary’s population grew from 1,090,936 in April 2011 to 1,120,225 in April of 2012, a 29,289 residents increase, of which 19,658 are new residents moving to the city, and 9,631 of natural increase resulted from the excess of births over deaths.
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