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<a name="population"></a>Population  Population  

Hanna has a population of 3,000 and is a regional service centre for a trading area of over 12,000 people.  Similar to many rural communities in Alberta, the population has been relatively steady over the past 5 years.

Hanna's median age is 39 years, slightly higher than the Alberta average of 35.

There are 1,240 private households in Hanna.  Median family income is $58,903.

 

Total Population 
Population 2006* 2,847
Population 2004*

2,986

Population 2003*

2,986

Population 2002*

2,986

Population % Change from 1991-1996

0.17%

Population % Change from 1996-2001

-0.50%

* Source: Official Population List, Alberta Municipal Affairs

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<a name="IncomeExp"></a>Income & Expenditures  Income & Expenditures  
Family Income Characteristics Hanna Alberta

Median Family Income, 2000 (All Families)

$58,903 $60,142
Median Family Income, 2000 (Couple Families) $64,317 $65,041
Source: Statistics Canada 2001 Census  

  • Hanna's average family income grew by 7.6% from 1996 to 2001.
  • Average household income grew by 10.6% in the same time period.
  • Household expenditures grew by 3.76% from 2001 to 2003.

 

Expenditure Category

2001

% of Total

2003

% of Total

Food & Shelter

$17,345,456 

40.81% 

$17,389,092

39.38%

Clothing

$2,269,092 

5.34% 

$2,107,438 

4.77% 

Education & Reading Materials 

$882,644 

2.08% 

$1,344,794 

3.05% 

Health & Personal Care 

$3,151,736 

7.42% 

$3,452,232 

7.82% 

Household Operations & Furnishings 

$4,256,529 

10.02% 

$4,778,182 

10.82% 

Recreation 

$4,024,463

9.47% 

$4,136,529 

9.37% 

Transportation

$8,368,265

19.69% 

$7,907,108 

17.91% 

Miscellaneous

$3,720,992

8.76% 

$6,359,008 

14.40% 

Total Current Consumption 

$42,498,845

100% 

$44,157,27 

100% 

Total # of Households 

1,240 

 

1,240 

 

Average Consumption per Household 

$34,273 

 

$35,611 

 

Source: Statistics Canada Survey of Household Spending 2001 & 2003 (numbers may not add up due to rounding).

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<a name="Labour Force"></a>Labour Force  Labour Force  
Labour Force by Activity

1996

2001

In the Labour Force

1,525

1,585

Not in the Labour Force

725

705

Total Population 15 and Over

2,245

2,285

Employed

1,450

1,535

Unemployed

80

50

Participation Rate

68%

69%

Unemployement Rate

5%

3%

Source: Statistics Canada 1996 & 2001 Census
(numbers may not add up due to rounding)
   
 
Highest Level of Schooling for Population 20 Years & Older
  • 50% of the population has some form of post-secondary education compared to the Canadian average of 39%.
  • Engineering and applied science technologies and trades, followed by commerce, management and business administration, education and health professionals, science and technologies are the most common post-secondary qualifications in Hanna.
 
Labour Management by Major Occupational Groups

1996

%

2001

%

Management Occupations

125 

8.45% 

185 

11.825% 

Business, Finance and Administrative Occupations

180 

12.16% 

215 

13.74% 

Natural and Applied Sciences and Related Occupations

65 

4.39% 

55 

3.51% 

Health Occupations

100 

6.76% 

85 

5.43% 

Occupations in Social Science, Education, Government & Religion

80 

5.41% 

95 

6.07% 

Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation & Sport

15 

1.01% 

15 

0.96% 

Sales and Service Occupations

405 

27.36% 

435 

27.80% 

Trades, Transport, Equipment Operators % Related Occupations

335 

22.54% 

335 

21.41% 

Occupations Unique to Primary Industry 

115 

7.77% 

140 

8.95%

Occupations Unique to Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 

60 

4.05% 

10 

0.64% 

Occupations not Elsewhere Classified 

40 

2.70% 

10 

0.64% 

Total - All Occupations (major groups) 

1,480 

100% 

1,565 

100% 

Source: Statistics Canada 1996 & 2001 Census (numbers may not add up due to rounding)        
         
Hanna has a high proportion of people in services occupations.  Hanna is the major centre for a number of business & community services including:
  • Special Areas Administration
  • Prairie Land Regional Division
  • Agricultural Financial Services Corporation
  • Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada PFRA
  • Palliser Regional Planning Commission
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    The federal government has a mandatory pension plan and an employment insurance program funded by both employers and employees.

    Average wages in most industries are lower in east central Alberta than the provincial average.

     
    Industry

    Average Wage 

    Agriculture 

    $16.43

    Mining, Oil & Gas 

    $20.01

    Utilities 

    $23.96

    Construction 

    $24.98

    Manufacturing 

    $18.47

    Wholesale Trade 

    $17.03

    Retail Trade 

    $13.93

    Transportation & Warehousing 

    $15.90

    Information, Culture, Recreation

    $11.84

    Finance, Insurance, Real Estate

    $18.23

    Professional, Scientific, Technical

    $17.37

    Educational Services

    $17.06

    Health Care, Social Assistance

    $17.48

    Accommodation and Food Services

    $8.49

    Public Administration

    $27.34

     
    Source: 2005 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey for the Camrose-Drumheller region which includes Hanna.
    See
    www.alis.gov.ab.ca.  Current results may vary.      

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