Province releases 2013 stats on life in Alberta

Dave Giles / Global News

Edmonton – Do you know Alberta is the only province in Canada with more men than women, or that Albertans really enjoy “staycations?”

The province has released updated 2013 statistics online about a wide range of topics in Alberta.

The official statistics contain information about various aspects of life in Alberta, including population, labour force, education, land use and water quality.

Some of the stats available on the website include:

· Alberta’s population grew by 2.5 per cent between 2011 and 2012 – more than twice as fast as Canada’s national average.
· Alberta is the only province in Canada with more men than women. In 2012, there were an estimated 104 men for every 100 women.
· The largest sources of interprovincial migrants to Alberta were Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan during 2006-2011.
· In 2011, residents of Alberta made 19.05 million trips within the province, a 2.2 per cent increase compared to 2010 and accounting for 81.1 per cent of the province’s tourists.
· Alberta’s top five agri-food export products in 2012 were wheat, canola seed, beef, crude canola oil and live cattle. The top markets we exported to were the United States, China, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.

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The province says the statistics have been reviewed and certified for quality.

In May of this year, the province launched the Open Data Portal, where the government posts raw public data it collects, searchable by subject.