Population Growth and Rate of Change
|July 08||July 09||July 10||July 11||July 12||July 13||July 14||July 15||July 16||July 17(F)||July 18(F)|
|Statistics Canada, July Annual Estimate||214944||220016||225137||230473||239420||247069||253374||258068||262900|
|Population Projection - 1.0% growth rate||262900||265529||268184|
|Population Projection - 1.5% growth rate||262900||266844||270847|
|Population Projection - 2.0% growth rate||262900||268158||273521|
Population growth and growth rate are indicators of sustainable growth and community success. The overall vision of the City of Saskatoon’s (CoS) Strategic Plan 2013-2023 is to continue to grow and prosper. Population growth is necessary to provide sufficient labour for Saskatoon’s continued economic growth. Population growth also provides opportunity for other aspects of the community to grow and diversify including business, education, culture, recreation, and overall financial stability.
Population growth is a fundamental driver of the City’s business plan and budget planning process. City infrastructure investments are based on population growth. The return on those investments often depends on further growth.
How are other cities doing?
Although population growth has slowed in Saskatoon in the past year, a 1.9% (CoS) or 2.0% (StatsCan) is still strong growth. Saskatoon’s growth rate is comparable to other Western Canadian cities.
Source: Statistics Canada