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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, mid 2018

Sub-Area Population Households
1. Central Area 12,589 8,050
2. Inner Area 91,495 49,579
3. Ottawa East 52,130 26,809
4. Beacon Hill 30,895 14,574
5. Alta Vista 74,956 32,881
6. Hunt Club 65,703 26,800
7. Merivale 77,827 34,520
8. Ottawa West 45,793 21,920
9. Bayshore 38,450 17,876
10. Cedarview 45,365 18,834
11. Kanata-Stittsville 123,914 46,412
12. South Nepean 88,428 32,925
13. Riverside South 15,964 5,727
14. Leitrim 9,603 3,189
15. Orléans 117,047 45,653
16. Rural Northeast 12,021 4,345
17. Rural Southeast 28,749 10,068
18. Rural Southwest 28,897 10,306
19. Rural Northwest 25,643 9,161
     City of Ottawa 985,469 419,628

Maps - Urban Sub-Areas and Rural Sub-Areas

By ward, mid 2018

Ward Population Households
1. Orléans 48,412 19, 094
2. Innes 41,967 15,994
3. Barrhaven 60,939 22,407
4. Kanata North 37,748 14,980
5. West Carleton-March 25,667 9,156
6. Stittsville 35,585 12,354
7. Bay 45,546 21,294
8. College 51,828 22,288
9. Knoxdale-Merivale 39,457 16,222
10. Gloucester-Southgate 47,478 19,249
11. Beacon Hill-Cyrville 33,523 14,198
12. Rideau-Vanier 49,454 28,455
13. Rideau-Rockcliffe 39,812 19,894
14. Somerset 42,013 26,018
15. Kitchissippi 44,485 21,312
16. River 48,406 21,294
17. Capital 38,097 17,778
18. Alta Vista 44,817 20,206
19. Cumberland 49,721 18,788
20. Osgoode 28,183 9,894
21. Rideau-Goulbourn 30,232 10,746
22. Gloucester-South Nepean 52,080 19,102
23. Kanata South 50,019 18,903
City of Ottawa 985,469 419,628

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 ]