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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 2019

Sub-Area Population Households
1. Central Area 12,614 8,059
2. Inner Area 92,792 40,395
3. Ottawa East 52,074 26,820
4. Beacon Hill 31,531 14,870
5. Alta Vista 74,885 32,866
6. Hunt Club 65,780 26,865
7. Merivale 78,313 34,827
8. Ottawa West 46,430 22,275
9. Bayshore 38,637 17,980
10. Cedarview 45,229 18,849
11. Kanata-Stittsville 129,096 48,607
12. South Nepean 89,882 33,496
13. Riverside South 17,527 6,247
14. Leitrim 10,767 3,553
15. Orléans 119,381 46,745
16. Rural Northeast 11,994 4,363
17. Rural Southeast 28,895 10,160
18. Rural Southwest 29,325 10,482
19. Rural Northwest 25,855 9,257
     City of Ottawa 1,001,077 426,716

Maps - Urban Sub-Areas and Rural Sub-Areas

By ward, mid 2019

Ward Population Households
1. Orléans 48,441 19, 264
2. Innes 42,620 16,287
3. Barrhaven 62, 386 22,958
4. Kanata North 38,047 15,187
5. West Carleton-March 25,879 9,252
6. Stittsville 39, 911 14, 0896
7. Bay 45,749 21,402
8. College 51,876 22,350
9. Knoxdale-Merivale 39,701 16,396
10. Gloucester-Southgate 47,502 19,283
11. Beacon Hill-Cyrville 33,883 14,403
12. Rideau-Vanier 49,949 28,791
13. Rideau-Rockcliffe 39,947 19,917
14. Somerset 42 565 26,395
15. Kitchissippi 45, 110 21,669
16. River 48,605 21,416
17. Capital 38,537 18,006
18. Alta Vista 44,619 20,139
19. Cumberland 51,382 19,447
20. Osgoode 28,468 10,020
21. Rideau-Goulbourn 31, 208 11,085
22. Gloucester-South Nepean 54, 674 19,971
23. Kanata South 50,017 18,982
City of Ottawa 1,001,077 426,716

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 ]