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Current population and household estimates

These city-derived estimates are based on the 2001 post-censal estimate of population and net new units from issued building permits, changes in rental vacancy and the decline on the persons per unit in existing households.

By sub-area, year end 2016

Sub-Area Population Households
1. Central Area 12,570 7,906
2. Inner Area 90,122 48,484
3. Ottawa East 51,164 25,885
4. Beacon Hill 30,650 14,343
5. Alta Vista 75,059 32,726
6. Hunt Club 65,595 26,577
7. Merivale 77,769 34,152
8. Ottawa West 45,380 21,685
9. Bayshore 38,397 17,732
10. Cedarview 45,822 18,699
11. Kanata-Stittsville 118,949 44,266
12. South Nepean 84,925 31.438
13. Riverside South 14,590 5,273
14. Leitrim 8,808 2,907
15. Orléans 114,473 44,149
16. Rural Northeast 11,952 4,309
17. Rural Southeast 28,415 9,940
18. Rural Southwest 28,395 10,088
19. Rural Northwest 25,545 9,086
     City of Ottawa 968,580 409,643

Maps - Urban Sub-Areas and Rural Sub-Areas

By ward, year end 2016

Ward Population Households
1. Orléans 48,679 18,937
2. Innes 41,446 15,591
3. Barrhaven 58,882 21,507
4. Kanata North 37,257 14,615
5. West Carleton-March 25,570 9,081
6. Stittsville 32,829 11,333
7. Bay 45,431 21,118
8. College 52,229 22,151
9. Knoxdale-Merivale 39,408 15,953
10. Gloucester-Southgate 47,311 19,035
11. Beacon Hill-Cyrville 33,564 14,065
12. Rideau-Vanier 49,092 27,940
13. Rideau-Rockcliffe 38,574 18,996
14. Somerset 41, 535 25,502
15. Kitchissippi 44,148 21,090
16. River 48,522 21,203
17. Capital 37,505 17,374
18. Alta Vista 44,919 20,139
19. Cumberland 47,328 17,792
20. Osgoode 27,804 9,754
21. Rideau-Goulbourn 27,971 9,921
22. Gloucester-South Nepean 49,685 18,197
23. Kanata South 48,892 18,351
     City of Ottawa 968,580 409,643

Maps - Urban Wards and Rural Wards

City of Ottawa Population Trend 1956 to 2011

Fifty-five years of population data from the census show how the baby boomer cohort moves through different stages of life. Each graph shows the current year population by age (dark blue line), the previous year population by age (light blue line) and a brief commentary note.

City of Ottawa Population Trend 1956 to 2011 [ PDF 273 KB ]