Slave Lake, Alberta

Slave Lake is a town in northern Alberta, Canada, in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River. It is located on the South-east shore of Lesser Slave Lake at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 88. [1]

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Overview


Population in 2006:  6,703
Population in 2001:  6,600
Population change:  1.6%

Average property values in 2006:
Slave Lake $ 219,840
Alberta $ 293,811
Canada $ 263,369


Median household income in 2005:
Slave Lake $ 78,246
Alberta $ 63,988
Canada $ 53,634


Median age in 2006:
Slave Lake 29
Alberta 36
Canada 39.5


Median rent in 2006:
Slave Lake $ 875
Alberta $ 754
Canada $ 671


Median mortgage payment in 2006:
Slave Lake $ 1,185
Alberta $ 1,016
Canada $ 839
 

Climate

Temperature Chart

Temperature January February March April May June July August September October November December
Daily Average (°C) -15 -12 -5 3 10 14 16 15 9 4 -6 -13
Daily Maximum (°C) -9 -6 1 9 16 19 21 20 15 9 -2 -8
Daily Minimum (°C) -20 -17 -11 -3 3 8 10 9 4 -2 -11 -18
Canada Daily Average (°C) -10 -8 -3 4 11 15 18 17 12 6 -1 -8
Precipitation

Precipitation January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rainfall (mm) 1 1 2 12 41 88 96 72 49 18 3 2
Snowfall (mm) 30 21 21 10 3 0 0 0 2 10 20 30
Precipitation(mm) 24 17 18 21 44 88 96 73 51 27 19 25
 
 

Demographics

Racial Groups
Racial Groups Slave Lake
Total
Total Population 6,645
Total visible minority population 285
Chinese 35
South Asian 25
Black 15
Filipino 105
Latin American 20
South East American 10
Arab 30
West Asian 0
Korean 0
Japenese 10
Visibile minority, n.i.e . 10
Multiple Visible minority 30
White 6,355
 
Age characteristics
Age characteristics Slave Lake
Total
Total Population 6,705
0 to 4 years 565
5 to 9 years 540
10 to 14 years 585
15 to 19 years 620
20 to 24 years 560
25 to 29 years 605
30 to 34 years 525
35 to 39 years 540
40 to 44 years 560
45 to 49 years 510
50 to 54 years 390
55 to 59 years 295
60 to 64 years 150
65 to 69 years 100
70 to 74 years 65
75 to 79 years 40
80 to 84 years 25
85 years and over 30
 
 
Knowledge of languages
Knowledge of languages Slave Lake
Total
Total Population 6,645
English only 6,335
French only 0
English and French 300
Neither English nor French 0
 

Immigrant status
and period of immigration
Slave Lake
Total
Total Population 6,645
Non-immigrants 6,320
Immigrants 280
Non-permanent residents 45
Non-immigrants are persons who are Canadian citizens by birth. Although most Canadian citizens by birth were born in Canada, a small number were born outside Canada to Canadian parents.
Generation Status
Generation Status Slave Lake
Total
Total Population (Over 15) 4,960
1st generation 320
2nd generation 605
3rd generation or more 4,035
 

Income



Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($):
Slave Lake $ 31,938
Alberta $ 28,896
Canada $ 25,615
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($):
Slave Lake $ 28,937
Alberta $ 26,010
Canada $ 23,307
Total income refers to the total money income received from all sources during calendar year 2005 by persons 15 years and over.
After-tax income refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid for 2005.

Median income in 2005 - All private households: ($):
Slave Lake $ 78,246
Alberta $ 63,988
Canada $ 53,634
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children: ($):
Slave Lake $ 100,090
Alberta $ 92,155
Canada $ 82,156
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children: ($):
Slave Lake $ 82,662
Alberta $ 72,774
Canada $ 62,503
Median income in 2005 - One-person households: ($):
Slave Lake $ 41,347
Alberta $ 32,179
Canada $ 26,720
Private household refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy the same dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. It may consist of a family group (census family) with or without other persons, of two or more families sharing a dwelling, of a group of unrelated persons, or of one person living alone. Household members who are temporarily absent on Census Day (e.g., temporary residents elsewhere) are considered as part of their usual household. For census purposes, every person is a member of one and only one household. Unless otherwise specified, all data in household reports are for private households only.

Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households: ($):
Slave Lake $ 65,202
Alberta $ 55,199
Canada $ 46,584
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children: ($):
Slave Lake $ 81,197
Alberta $ 77,708
Canada $ 69,711
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children: ($):
Slave Lake $ 69,876
Alberta $ 62,435
Canada $ 53,667
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households: ($):
Slave Lake $ 35,203
Alberta $ 28,342
Canada $ 23,888
 

Households




Median rent in 2006:
Slave Lake $ 875
Alberta $ 754
Canada $ 671


Median mortgage payment in 2006:
Slave Lake $ 1,185
Alberta $ 1,016
Canada $ 839
Occupied private dwelling types
Occupied private dwelling characteristics - as a % of total occupied private dwellings Slave Lake
Single-detached houses 52%
Semi-detached houses 6%
Row houses 7%
Apartments, duplex 1%
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys 13%
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys 0%
Other dwellings 22%
 
Household characteristics
Household characteristics Slave Lake
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 835
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 570
One-person households 370
Other households types 475
 
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Slave Lake
Total population 5 years and over 6,070
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,605
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 2,025
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 815
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 555
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 70
 

Education


Educational attainment
Educational attainment Slave Lake
Total population 15 years and over 5,015
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,585
High school certificate or equivalent 1,275
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 835
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 750
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 80
University certificate, diploma or degree 435
 
Major field of study
Major field of study Slave Lake
Total population 15 years and over 5,015
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,860
Education 195
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 50
Humanities 20
Social and behavioural sciences and law 105
Business, management and public administration 370
Physical and life sciences and technologies 15
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 50
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 745
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 195
Health, parks, recreation and fitnes 230
Personal, protective and transportation services 115
Other 0
 
Location of study
Location of study Slave Lake
Total population 15 years and over 5,015
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,860
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,095
Inside Canada 2,010
Outside Canada 85
 

Employment


Labour force activity
Labour force activity Slave Lake
Total population 15 years and over 5,015
In the labour force 4,015
Employed 3,865
Unemployed 155
Not in the labour force 945
Participation rate 81
Employment rate 78
Unemployment rate 4
 
Employment rate
Participatiion Rate:
Slave Lake 81
Alberta 74
Canada 67

Employment rate:
Slave Lake 78
Alberta 71
Canada 62

Unemployment rate:
Slave Lake 4
Alberta 4
Canada 7
 
Participation rate - Refers to the labour force in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006), expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years and over excluding institutional residents.
Occupation for males
Occupation for males Slave Lake
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 2,295
Management occupations 250
Business, finance and administration occupations 45
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 180
Health occupations 0
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 40
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 30
Sales and service occupations 300
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 910
Occupations unique to primary industry 295
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 230
 
Occupation for females
Occupation for females Slave Lake
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 1,690
Management occupations 140
Business, finance and administration occupations 420
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 30
Health occupations 85
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 180
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 40
Sales and service occupations 655
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 80
Occupations unique to primary industry 30
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 25
 
Industry for males
Industry for males Slave Lake
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 2,295
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 665
Construction 235
Manufacturing 350
Wholesale trade 70
Retail trade 275
Finance and real estate 40
Health care and social services 15
Educational services 40
Business services 290
Other services 325
 
Industry for females
Industry for females Slave Lake
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 1,685
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 80
Construction 20
Manufacturing 75
Wholesale trade 55
Retail trade 335
Finance and real estate 50
Health care and social services 225
Educational services 180
Business services 190
Other services 480
 
Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Slave Lake
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 4,310
English 4,290
French 0
Non-official language 0
English and French 10
English and non-official language 0
French and non-official language 0
English, French and non-official language 0
 
Mode of transportation to work
Car, truck, van, as driver:
Slave Lake 2,780
Alberta 1,253,090
Canada 10,644,330

Car, truck, van, as passenger:
Slave Lake 385
Alberta 133,395
Canada 1,133,145

Public transit:
Slave Lake 10
Alberta 155,480
Canada 1,622,725

Walked or bicycled:
Slave Lake 450
Alberta 119,025
Canada 1,134,805

All other modes:
Slave Lake 20
Alberta 25,555
Canada 179,250
 

Election Results

40th General Federal Election (2008)

Slave Lake includes the following Electoral Districts:
Fort McMurray--Athabasca

Electoral results for all districts in Slave Lake:
Conservative:67.12%
Green:6.37%
Independent:1.37%
Liberal:10.6%
NDP:12.91%
Other:1.64%
 

Crime

No data available

Source information:

* Weather data sourced from Environment Canada (http://www.ec.gc.ca)

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