Wood Buffalo Economic Development

Demographics

Demographics

  • With an average age of just thirty-two and a large and growing number of resident families you have the opportunity to build a customer base that will endure for decades and grow through new generations. The potential is very, very big.

Population overview, 2010
Population overview, 2010

  • Wood Buffalo is fast becoming a family community with over 18,500 of our residents, 18% of the total population, under the age of 15. There‚Äôs an immediate need for new companies to supply them with everything from the clothing they quickly outgrow to the equipment for the sports and activities they enjoy.

Age distribution, Wood Buffalo

Age distribution

Wood Buffalo population projection, 2010 – 2030
Wood Buffalo population projection, 2010 - 2030

  • Without including the oil sands projects accommodation population Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo show a near-equal ratio of men to women. There is great potential to further level the gender balance with activities, services, products, jobs and opportunities that appeal to and employ women.

Gender distribution, 2010
Gender distribution, 2010

  • A young population means a market with families in its future. No place in Canada offers as great an opportunity to get in at the ground floor with motivated and financially secure residents in pursuit of an active and affluent lifestyle.

Population proportion by growth area

Population proportion by growth area

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