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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 2020

Sub-Area Population Households
1. Central Area 12,472 7,954
2. Inner Area 93,192 50,667
3. Ottawa East 52,779 27,286
4. Beacon Hill 31,963 15,013
5. Alta Vista 75,054 32,910
6. Hunt Club 65,955 26,953
7. Merivale 79,001 35,268
8. Ottawa West 46,578 22,299
9. Bayshore 38,640 17,996
10. Cedarview 45,376 18,908
11. Kanata-Stittsville 133,760 50,594
12. South Nepean 92,574 34,510
13. Riverside South 18,724 6,668
14. Leitrim 12,829 4,229
15. Orléans 121,830 47,954
16. Rural Northeast 11,999 4,401
17. Rural Southeast 29,023 10,248
18. Rural Southwest 30,110 10,781
19. Rural Northwest 26,142 9,376
     City of Ottawa 1,018,001 434,013

Maps - Urban Sub-Areas and Rural Sub-Areas

By ward, mid 2020

Ward Population Households
1. Orléans 48,526 19, 464
2. Innes 43,710 16,732
3. Barrhaven 65,072 23,962
4. Kanata North 38,781 15,701
5. West Carleton-March 26,166 9,371
6. Stittsville 43,335 15,316
7. Bay 45,739 21,402
8. College 51,994 22,426
9. Knoxdale-Merivale 39,812 16,467
10. Gloucester-Southgate 47,687 19,374
11. Beacon Hill-Cyrville 34,025 14,444
12. Rideau-Vanier 50,504 29,151
13. Rideau-Rockcliffe 40,524 20,197
14. Somerset 42,391 26,292
15. Kitchissippi 45,801 22,059
16. River 48,664 21,456
17. Capital 38,864 18,206
18. Alta Vista 44,685 20,143
19. Cumberland 52,672 20,050
20. Osgoode 29,213 10,321
21. Rideau-Goulbourn 32,693 11,627
22. Gloucester-South Nepean 57,258 20,845
23. Kanata South 49,885 19,006
City of Ottawa 1,018,001 434,013

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 ]