Current population and household estimates

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By sub-area, year-end 2021

Sub-Area Population Households
1. Central Area 13,520 8,620
2. Inner Area 95,240 51,960
3. Ottawa East 53,000 27,510
4. Beacon Hill 32,730 15,310
5. Alta Vista 75,820 33,410
6. Hunt Club 65,900 26,950
7. Merivale 79,100 35,350
8. Ottawa West 48,280 23,320
9. Bayshore 38,850 18,170
10. Cedarview 45,690 19,140
11. Kanata-Stittsville 138,900 52,830
12. South Nepean 97,650 36,650
13. Riverside South 21,400 7,570
14. Leitrim 16,040 5,270
15. Orléans 125,040 49,450
16. Rural Northeast 12,020 4,450
17. Rural Southeast 29,230 10,380
18. Rural Southwest 31,550 11,350
19. Rural Northwest 26,500 9,530
     City of Ottawa 1,046,440 447,210

Maps - Urban Sub-Areas and Rural Sub-Areas

By ward, year-end 2021

Ward Population Households
1. Orléans 48,440 19, 650
2. Innes 44,930 17,200
3. Barrhaven 66,800 24,610
4. Kanata North 40,130 16,320
5. West Carleton-March 26,540 9,540
6. Stittsville 46,430 16,500
7. Bay 46,140 21,690
8. College 52,380 22,690
9. Knoxdale-Merivale 39,760 16,470
10. Gloucester-Southgate 47,520 19,280
11. Beacon Hill-Cyrville 33,960 14,370
12. Rideau-Vanier 50,600 29,230
13. Rideau-Rockcliffe 41,440 20,680
14. Somerset 44,850 27,840
15. Kitchissippi 47,330 22,980
16. River 49,400 21,950
17. Capital 39,930 18,890
18. Alta Vista 44,610 20,080
19. Cumberland 54,630 20,880
20. Osgoode 30,860 10,930
21. Rideau-Goulbourn 36,780 13,080
22. Gloucester-South Nepean 63,010 23,140
23. Kanata South 49,960 19,210
City of Ottawa 1,046,440 447,210

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 ]

These city-derived estimates are based on the 2001 postcensal 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.