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Big Lakes County
|Census division||No. 17|
|• Land||13,942.43 km2 (5,383.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
Big Lakes County was previously known as the Municipal District of Big Lakes prior to March 6, 2015.
As a census subdivision in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Big Lakes County recorded a population of 5,672 living in 2,099 of its 2,728 total private dwellings, a -4.1% change from its 2011 population of 5,912. This includes the populations of three Métis settlements, East Prairie (304), Gift Lake (658) and Peavine (607), located within the census subdivision that are municipalities independent of Big Lakes County. With a land area of 13,942.43 km2 (5,383.20 sq mi), the census subdivision had a population density of 0.4/km2 (1.0/sq mi) in 2016. Excluding the three Metis settlements, Big Lakes County had a population of 4,103 in 2016, a change of -16.5% from its 2011 population of 4,914.
Big Lakes County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 3,861, a -7.7% change from its 2002 municipal census population of 4,181.
As a census subdivision in the 2011 Census of Population, Big Lakes had a population of 5,912 living in 2,143 of its 2,710 total dwellings, a -1.3% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 5,989. This includes the populations of three Metis settlements, East Prairie (366), Gift Lake (662) and Peavine (690), located within the census subdivision that are municipalities independent of Big Lakes County. With a land area of 13,928.13 km2 (5,377.68 sq mi), the census subdivision had a population density of 0.4/km2 (1.0/sq mi) in 2011. As a municipality in the 2011 Census, Big Lakes County had a population of 4,914 without the three Métis settlements.
Visible minorities and Aboriginals
Big Lakes had the most Métis people per capita of any Canadian census subdivision in 2006 with a population of 5,000 or more due to the census' inclusion of the population of the three Métis settlement municipalities within Big Lakes' totals.
|Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)|
|Population group||Population||% of total population|
|Visible minority group
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||0||0%|
|Multiple visible minority||10||0.2%|
|Total visible minority population||60||1%|
|Multiple Aboriginal identity||30||0.5%|
|Total Aboriginal population||2,930||50.5%|
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Big Lakes County:
The following hamlets are located within Big Lakes County:
The following Indian reserves are located within Big Lakes County:
The following localities are located within Big Lakes County:
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