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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 2018

Sub-Area Population Households
1. Central Area 12,605 8,058
2. Inner Area 91,953 49,873
3. Ottawa East 51,805 26,637
4. Beacon Hill 31,402 14,610
5. Alta Vista 75,172 32,979
6. Hunt Club 65,792 26,861
7. Merivale 78,008 34,641
8. Ottawa West 45,901 21,974
9. Bayshore 38,559 17,942
10. Cedarview 45,315 18,842
11. Kanata-Stittsville 126,179 47,399
12. South Nepean 89,042 33,174
13. Riverside South 16,614 5,940
14. Leitrim 10,084 3,335
15. Orléans 117,832 46,048
16. Rural Northeast 12,009 4,354
17. Rural Southeast 28,790 10,104
18. Rural Southwest 29,105 10,391
19. Rural Northwest 25,619 9,164
     City of Ottawa 991,429 422,327

Maps - Urban Sub-Areas and Rural Sub-Areas

By ward, year end 2018

Ward Population Households
1. Orléans 48,315 19, 111
2. Innes 42,166 16,096
3. Barrhaven 61,528 22,637
4. Kanata North 37,929 15,112
5. West Carleton-March 25,644 9,159
6. Stittsville 37,365 13,070
7. Bay 45,662 21,364
8. College 51,829 22,320
9. Knoxdale-Merivale 39,485 16,248
10. Gloucester-Southgate 47,517 19,283
11. Beacon Hill-Cyrville 33,504 14,177
12. Rideau-Vanier 49,632 28,583
13. Rideau-Rockcliffe 39,801 19,858
14. Somerset 41,996 26,033
15. Kitchissippi 44,594 21,369
16. River 48,566 21,394
17. Capital 38,332 17,884
18. Alta Vista 44,939 20,262
19. Cumberland 50,424 19,082
20. Osgoode 28,279 9,944
21. Rideau-Goulbourn 30,650 10,893
22. Gloucester-South Nepean 53,175 19,465
23. Kanata South 50,111 18,980
City of Ottawa 991,429 422,327

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 ]