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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 2019

Sub-Area Population Households
1. Central Area 12,465 7,954
2. Inner Area 92,523 50,257
3. Ottawa East 52,728 27,247
4. Beacon Hill 31,712 14,933
5. Alta Vista 74,926 32,859
6. Hunt Club 65,772 26,863
7. Merivale 78,854 35,181
8. Ottawa West 46,398 22,235
9. Bayshore 38,602 17,975
10. Cedarview 45,327 18,870
11. Kanata-Stittsville 130,939 49,437
12. South Nepean 90,318 33,687
13. Riverside South 17,873 6,355
14. Leitrim 11,483 3,773
15. Orléans 119,780 46,980
16. Rural Northeast 11,993 4,378
17. Rural Southeast 28,929 10,193
18. Rural Southwest 29,610 10,594
19. Rural Northwest 25,979 9,309
     City of Ottawa 1,006,210 429,080

Maps - Urban Sub-Areas and Rural Sub-Areas

By ward, year end 2019

Ward Population Households
1. Orléans 48,304 19, 258
2. Innes 42,796 16,367
3. Barrhaven 62,848 23,151
4. Kanata North 38,497 15,499
5. West Carleton-March 26,003 9,304
6. Stittsville 41,350 14,595
7. Bay 45,696 21,381
8. College 51,914 22,375
9. Knoxdale-Merivale 39,676 16,391
10. Gloucester-Southgate 47,505 19,284
11. Beacon Hill-Cyrville 33,982 14,440
12. Rideau-Vanier 50,075 28,881
13. Rideau-Rockcliffe 40,285 20,100
14. Somerset 42,277 26,224
15. Kitchissippi 45,631 21,995
16. River 48,612 21,417
17. Capital 38,690 18,114
18. Alta Vista 44,648 20,137
19. Cumberland 51,743 19,622
20. Osgoode 28,557 10,068
21. Rideau-Goulbourn 31,548 11,217
22. Gloucester-South Nepean 55,656 20,281
23. Kanata South 49,915 18,979
City of Ottawa 1,006,210 429,080

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 ]