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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 2017

Sub-Area Population Households
1. Central Area 12,544 7,979
2. Inner Area 91,380 49,444
3. Ottawa East 51,755 26,457
4. Beacon Hill 30,771 14,496
5. Alta Vista 75,027 32,857
6. Hunt Club 65,694 26,748
7. Merivale 77,953 34,493
8. Ottawa West 45,524 21,789
9. Bayshore 38,497 17,865
10. Cedarview 45,619 18,843
11. Kanata-Stittsville 121,730 45,475
12. South Nepean 87,115 32,369
13. Riverside South 15,425 5,542
14. Leitrim 9,284 3,073
15. Orléans 115,971 45,086
16. Rural Northeast 12,012 4,339
17. Rural Southeast 28,610 10,016
18. Rural Southwest 28,660 10,214
19. Rural Northwest 25,602 9,134
     City of Ottawa 979,173 416,217

Maps - Urban Sub-Areas and Rural Sub-Areas

By ward, year end 2017

Ward Population Households
1. Orléans 48,557 19, 073
2. Innes 41,812 15,864
3. Barrhaven 59,914 21,995
4. Kanata North 37,621 14,842
5. West Carleton-March 25,626 9,129
6. Stittsville 33, 870 11,736
7. Bay 45,548 21,262
8. College 52,055 22,286
9. Knoxdale-Merivale 39,566 16,217
10. Gloucester-Southgate 47,445 19,198
11. Beacon Hill-Cyrville 33,542 14,152
12. Rideau-Vanier 49,378 28,317
13. Rideau-Rockcliffe 39,271 19,532
14. Somerset 42,154 26,044
15. Kitchissippi 44,262 21,196
16. River 48,485 21,288
17. Capital 37,924 17,660
18. Alta Vista 44,836 20,183
19. Cumberland 48,665 18,364
20. Osgoode 28,023 9,837
21. Rideau-Goulbourn 29,446 10,445
22. Gloucester-South Nepean 51,088 18,723
23. Kanata South 50,094 18,875
City of Ottawa 979,173 416,217

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 ]