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Table 1: Municipal per capita spending, by major function, in relation to CMA averages (including control cities

Municipality
Type
Population
GenGov't Protection Transport Environ't Soc. Serv. Recreat
VANCOUVER CMA
1,916,226
122.52
333.91
100.54
195.41
24.64
197
Burnaby
city
193,954
-2.06
-40.59
-23.54
-7.61
-23.78
39
Coquitlam
city
112,890
-20.06
-74.84
-12.52
3.76
-24.64
-8
Delta
corporation
96,950
37.45
16.28
54.73
13.00
-24.64
5
Langley
city
23,643
-34.21
-9.92
-20.09
-20.52
-24.64
-54
New West
city
54,656
46.87
112.66
-14.71
8.72
-16.28
68
N. Van
city
44,203
107.58
-26.19
-53.73
-11.47
-24.64
26
Pt. Coquit
city
51,257
-36.03
-48.06
-1.02
-17.66
-24.60
-25
Pt. Moody
city
23,816
18.23
-9.25
-28.57
-71.29
-21.78
51
Richmond
city
164,345
35.47
-7.47
12.11
-10.03
-24.64
-11
Surrey
city
347,825
-79.18
-88.99
-58.52
-15.15
-24.64
-115
Vancouver
city
545,671
20.41
76.23
28.14
17.07
55.91
35
Wte Rock
city
18,250
-9.70
16.99
79.90
-83.36
-24.64
-21
Langley
tnship
86,896
-16.44
-97.08
-24.59
-83.46
-11.70
-80
Maple Rdg
district
63,169
-18.73
-128.03
-15.40
-94.27
-21.82
25
N. Van
district
26,148
182.13
725.79
5.32
538.91
23.55
776
Pitt Mead
district
14,670
-11.14
-162.61
-19.90
-32.90
-24.64
-88
W. Van
district
41,421
33.15
108.47
242.86
43.67
-24.59
174
Villages
4
6,362
211.81
-255.48
-30.44
6.57
-24.64
-85
BC CONTROL CITIES
Kamloops
city
Pr George
city

77,281
72,406

-7.72
-2.37

-7.54
18.44

68.44
106.98

-14.84
-36.56

-24.64
-21.82

17
-16

205.14
-2.22
202.29
-57.59
22.84
-52.96

378.55
16.87
-164.40
-182.33
-289.92
-243.19

355.09
9.59
-204.92
-227.66
-179.97
29.29

247.37
8.36
-39.56
-46.16
-7.65
-189.95

51.49
3.94
-27.67
4.25
-1.30
-39.56

143
4
-42
-5
-46
-97

217.18
18.12
70.73
-74.13
-5.48
-65.38
-32.96
-71.72
5.44
-69.63
-69.04
138.93

368.95
78.09
-152.34
-133.60
-184.09
-198.71
-146.66
-299.76
-210.66
-240.37
-233.12
-226.34

521.66
97.03
-340.74
-334.27
-394.12
-374.84
-207.21
15.18
510.99
-82.43
-385.85
-309.02

192.87
-6.54
130.48
-2.22
15.70
16.77
54.27
-58.48
-49.59
-127.41
66.83
56.92

29.81
-5.61
35.95
3.51
36.15
2.15
16.02
-1.81
37.08
-8.56
22.76
-1.63

227
-2
86
15
4
74
68
-192
-75
-135
14
237

-57.13
-84.60

52.48
-67.30

-19.21
-40.42

63.58
-64.57

-17.39
-12.13

90
114

CALGARY
Calgary
Airdrie
Towns
Villages
Rky View

CMA
city
city

M.D.

998,630
922,315
23,680
20,074
1,873
30,688

EDMONTON
Edmonton
Fort Sask
St. Albert
Leduc
Spr Grove
Strathcona
Sturgeon
Leduc
Parkland
Towns
Villages

CMA
city
city
city
city
city
county
county
county
county
10
4

948,776
666,104
13,824
54,588
15,630
17,082
75,949
18,067
12,528
27,252
45,410
2,342

3
2

ALBERTA CONTROLS (in relation to Calgary


CMA)
Lethbridge
city
72,717
Red Deer
city
72,691

ALBERTA CONTROLS (in relation to Edmonton CMA)


Lethbridge
city
72,717
-69.17
Red Deer
city
72,691
-96.64

62.08
-57.70

-185.78
-207.04

118.08
-10.07

4.35
9.55

6
30

Table 2: Municipal budgets within CMAs by percentage spent on major functions, (including control
cities)
Municipality Type
Population
GenGov't Protectio Transport Environ't Soc.
Recrea
n
Serv.
VANCOUVER CMA
1,916,226
1185.00%
32.30
9.73
18.90
2.38
19
Burnaby
city
193,954
10.63
25.87
6.79
16.56
0.08
20
Coquitlam
city
112,890
9.87
25.09
8.55
19.29
0
18
Delta
corporation
96,950
12.35
27.04
11.99
16.07
0
15
Langley
city
23,643
8.15
29.91
7.43
16.14
0
13
New West
city
54,656
9.88
26.05
5.01
11.91
0.49
15
N. Van
city
44,203
16.79
22.45
3.41
13.42
0
16
Pt. Coquit
city
51,257
8.57
28.32
9.86
17.61
0
17
Pt. Moody
city
23,816
10.25
23.65
5.24
9.04
0.21
18
Richmond
city
164,345
11.35
23.46
8.09
13.32
0
13
Surrey
city
347,825
4.62
26.09
4.48
19.20
0
8
Vancouver
city
545,671
9.06
25.99
8.15
13.47
5.10
14
Wte Rock
city
18,250
8.07
25.11
12.91
8.02
0
12
Langley
tnship
86,896
11.69
26.09
8.37
12.33
1.43
12
Maple Rdg
district
63,169
11.14
22.11
9.14
10.86
0.30
23
N. Van
district
26,148
7.86
27.35
2.73
18.95
1.24
25
Pitt Mead
district
14,670
13.45
20.68
9.74
19.62
0
13
W. Van
district
41,421
7.43
21.12
16.40
11.41
0
17
Villages
4
6,362
33.15
7.78
6.95
20.03
0
11
BC CONTROL CITIES
Kamloops
city
Pr George
city

77,281
72,406

6.95
9.45

19.74
27.71

10.22
16.32

10.92
12.49

0
0.22

13
14

13.83
35.25
13.39
14.87
24.51
17.17

26.12
18.53
26.10
19.77
9.53
15.27

23.43
12.99
24.07
12.84
18.83
43.36

16.67
17.98
16.88
20.27
25.77
6.48

3.47
2.06
3.66
5.62
5.40
1.35

9
8
9
13
10
5

13.38
13.12
18.57
13.46
17.81
14.34
13.31
13.89
11.05
15.60
13.18
22.87

22.73
24.92
13.97
22.14
15.56
16.09
16.06
6.60
7.86
13.59
12.09
9.16

32.13
34.49
11.67
17.63
10.73
13.87
22.72
51.25
51.23
46.44
12.09
13.66

11.88
10.39
20.86
17.94
17.55
19.81
17.86
12.83
7.11
6.92
23.11
16.05

1.84
1.35
4.24
3.14
5.55
3.02
3.31
2.67
3.32
2.25
4.68
1.81

14
12
20
22
19
28
21
3
7
9
21
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CALGARY
Airdrie
Calgary
Towns
Villages
Rky View

CMA
city
city

M.D.

998,630
23,680
922,315
20,074
1,873
30,688

EDMONTON
Edmonton
Fort Sask
St. Albert
Leduc
Spr Grove
Strathcona
Sturgeon
Leduc
Parkland
Towns
Villages

CMA
city
city
city
city
city
county
county
county
county
10
4

948,776
666,104
13,824
54,588
15,630
17,082
75,949
18,067
12,528
27,252
45,410
2,342

3
2

ALBERTA CONTROLS
Lethbridge
city
Red Deer
city

72,717
72,691

9.16
8.94

26.67
23.09

20.78
23.34

19.24
13.56

2.11
2.92

14
19

Table 3: Municipal spending on major functions, by percentage in relation to that spent by the central city (inc
Municipality Type
Population
GenGov't Protectio Transport Environ't Soc.
Recrea
n
Serv.
VANCOUVER CMA
1,916,226
2.79
6.31
1.58
5.43
-2.72
4
Burnaby
city
193,954
1.03
-0.12
-1.36
3.09
-5.02
6
Coquitlam
city
112,890
-0.81
-0.90
0.38
5.82
-5.10
3
Delta
corporation
96,950
3.29
1.05
3.84
2.60
-5.10
0
Langley
city
23,643
-0.91
3.92
-0.72
2.67
-5.10
-1
New West
city
54,656
0.82
0.06
-3.14
-1.56
-4.61
0
N. Van
city
44,203
7.73
-3.54
-4.74
-0.05
-5.10
1
Pt. Coquit
city
51,257
-0.49
2.33
1.71
4.14
-5.1
2
Pt. Moody
city
23,816
1.19
-2.34
-2.91
-4.43
-4.89
3
Richmond
city
164,345
2.29
-2.53
-0.06
-0.15
-5.10
-1
Surrey
city
347,825
-4.44
0.10
-3.67
5.73
-5.10
-6
Vancouver
city
545,671
9.06
25.99
8.15
13.47
5.10
14
Wte Rock
city
18,250
-0.99
-0.88
4.76
-5.45
-5.10
-2
Langley
tnship
86,896
2.63
0.10
0.22
-1.14
-3.67
-1
Maple Rdg
district
63,169
2.08
-3.88
0.99
-2.61
-4.8
9
N. Van
district
26,148
-1.14
1.36
-5.42
5.48
-3.86
10
Pitt Mead
district
14,670
4.39
-5.31
1.59
6.15
-5.10
-1
W. Van
district
41,421
-1.63
-4.87
8.25
-2.06
-5.10
3
Villages
4
6,362
24.07
-18.21
-1.20
6.56
-5.10
-3
BC CONTROL CITIES
Kamloops
city
Pr George
city

77,281
72,406

-2.11
0.39

-6.25
1.72

2.07
8.17

-2.55
-0.98

-5.10
-4.88

-1
-0

0.44
21.86
13.39
1.48
11.12
3.78

0.02
-7.57
26.10
-6.33
-16.57
-10.95

-0.14
-11.08
24.07
-11.23
-5.24
19.29

-0.21
1.10
16.88
3.39
8.89
-10.40

-0.19
-1.60
3.66
1.96
1.74
-2.31

-0
-0
9
4
0
-4

0.26
13.12
5.45
0.34
4.69
1.22
0.19
0.77
-2.07
1.94

-2.19
24.92
-10.95
-2.78
-9.36
-8.83
-8.86
-18.32
-17.06
-11.33

-2.36
34.49
-22.82
-16.86
-23.76
-20.62
-11.77
16.76
16.74
11.95

1.49
10.39
10.47
7.55
7.16
9.42
7.47
2.44
-3.28
-3.97

0.49
1.35
2.89
1.79
4.20
1.67
1.96
1.32
1.97
0.90

1
12
7
10
7
16
8
-9
-5
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CALGARY
Airdrie
Calgary
Towns
Villages
Rky View

CMA
city
city

M.D.

998,630
23,680
922,315
20,074
1,873
30,688

EDMONTON
Edmonton
Fort Sask
St. Albert
Leduc
Spr Grove
Strathcona
Sturgeon
Leduc
Parkland

CMA
city
city
city
city
city
county
county
county
county

948,776
666,104
13,824
54,588
15,630
17,082
75,949
18,067
12,528
27,252

3
2

Towns
Villages

10
4

45,410
2,342

0.06
9.75

-12.83
-15.76

-22.40
-20.83

12.22
5.66

3.33
2.50

9
17

-4.23
-4.45

0.57
-3.01

-3.29
-0.73

2.36
-3.32

-1.55
-0.74

4
9

ALBERTA CONTROLS (in relation to Edmonton CMA)


Lethbridge
city
72,717
-3.96
Red Deer
city
72,691
-4.18

1.75
-1.83

-13.71
-11.15

8.85
3.17

0.76
1.57

1
6

ALBERTA CONTROLS (in relation to Calgary


CMA)
Lethbridge
city
72,717
Red Deer
city
72,691

TABLE A: Selected Social and Economic Variables


Municipal
Type
Population Av. Earn. Av. Dwell
Calgary
Calgary
Airdrie
Rky View
Towns
Villages

CMA
city
city
M.D.
3
2

998,630
922,315
23,680
20,074
1,872
30,686

$36,851 $201,751
36,493 196,628
33,998 158,415
49,271 379,681
36,937 214,452
29,214 153,403

Edmonto
n
Edmonton
Fort Sask
St Albert
Leduc
Spr.
Grove
Strathcon
a
Sturgeon
Leduc
Parkland
Towns
Villages

CMA

948,776

$31,999 $146,529

city
city
city
city
city

666,104
13,824
54,588
15,630
17,082

30,534
34,322
39,782
33,412
32,128

county

75,949

county
county
county
10
5

city
city

Controls
Lethbridge
Red Deer
Source:

Univ. Ownershi
Degr.
p
29.0%
70.60%
29.5
69.3
14.2
88.8
30.1
89.8
20.5
88.9
9.5
85.9

Vis.
Minor.
17.30%
18.5
2.5
2.9
2.9
3.2

Aborig.
2.30%
2.2
2.1
1.4
2.0
3.2

Foreign
B.
20.70%
21.6
7.9
12.3
8.8
6.9

23.50%

65.90%

14.50%

4.40%

17.60%

142,318
128,505
164,125
132,644
131,107

24.4
13.2
27.6
11.5
13.6

59.4
79.7
87.8
77.3
81.6

19.4
1.3
4.2
1.9
2.3

4.6
1.6
2.3
3.1
4.1

21.5
5.8
10.5
6.5
6.4

38,096

174,791

22.4

92.3

2.8

2.1

9.2

18,067
12,528
27,252
45,410
2,342

35,801
29,675
32,472
32,040
26,453

176,441
168,464
165,869
118,425
79,076

13.8
11.2
12.8
11.2
5.1

83.2
87.0
91.3
83.1
71.9

1.8
0.7
1.5
1.6
1.8

4.1
1.4
3.6
4.1
2.3

6.3
9.3
8.1
5.6
7.7

72,717
72,691

27,090
30,473

129,418
151,150

21.1
16.1

70.2
61.9

5.7
5.2

3.4
4.0

11.7
8.5

Statistics Canada (2002).

TABLE B: Municipal Expenditures by Function (per capita), including Assessment and Property Tax Ratio
Municipal
Type
Res. Ass. NonR.
Total
RPT%* Gen Gov Protectio Transport Environ S
Ass.
Exp.
n
Calgary
CMA
63,108.24 19,126.44 1,483.58
38.33
205.14
378.55
355.09
247.37
Calgary
city
61,804.59 19,,952.66 1,514.99
38.06
202.92
395.42
364.68
255.73
Airdrie
city
45,115.95
9,983.19 1,155.95
39.87
407.43
214.15
150.17
207.81
Towns
3
67,529.14
9,303.23
992.58
50.05
147.55
196.22
127.43
201.21

Villages
Rky View

2
M.D.

42,796.58
114,521.00

7,152.70
8,506.58

930.06
886.41

56.83
53.26

227.98
152.18

88.63
135.36

175.12
384.38

239.72
57.42

Edmonto
n
Edmonton
Fort Sask
St Albert
Leduc
Spr Grove
Strathcon
a
Sturgeon
Leduc
Parkland
Towns
Villages

CMA

46,208.29

13,752.85

1,623.85

39.76

217.18

368.95

521.66

192.87

city
city
city
city
city
county

45,192.19 14,694.16
42,272.79 21,885.13
54,312.67
6,664.61
42,735.83 10,683.49
41,039.28
9,620.19
56,794.72 10,,981.15

1,793.89
1,550.13
1,062.76
1,188.36
1,058.37
1,384.05

33.18
69.35
64.99
58.62
56.63
64.12

235.30
287.91
143.05
211.70
151.80
184.22

447.04
216.61
235.35
184.86
170.24
222.29

618.69
180.92
187.39
127.54
146.82
314.45

186.33
323.35
190.65
208.57
209.64
247.14

county
county
county
10
4

45,236.56
41,516.60
53,675.47
36,647.04
23,862.94

17,253.89
43,112.31
9,011.85
6,587.73
13,787.79

1,047.55
2,014.69
945.80
1,123.89
1,516.79

64.06
72.26
70.98
46.70
62.59

145.46
222.62
147.55
148.14
356.11

69.19
158.29
128.58
135.83
142.61

536.84
1,032.65
439.23
135.81
212.64

134.39
143.28
65.46
259.70
249.79

42,828.58
45,121.29

10,485.72
15,989.76

1,616.28
1,347.83

38.71
37.28

148.01
120.54

431.03
311.25

335.88
314.62

310.95
182.80

Controls
Lethbridge city
Red Deer city
Note:
Source:

* Property Tax as a percentage share of spending.


Derived from "Municipal Profiles" listed at www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca