Riding Profile

 

Calgary West is a primarily residential riding running in a strip along the western edge of the city. It is bounded by the western city limits, Crowchild Trail Northwest, Bow Trail Southwest, Sarcee Trail Southwest and Glenmore Trail Southwest. The Bow River divides the riding into northern and southern portions.

Nineteen per cent of people here are immigrants.

More than one-quarter of the population has a university degree. Average family income was $98,680 in 2001 and unemployment was 5.1 per cent. Health, education and social services are the major employers.

Calgary West riding was first established in 1914 but abolished in 1952. It was re-established in 1976. In the 2004 redistribution, about 30 per cent of the riding was removed, while 6,350 people were added from Calgary Centre and 4,500 from Macleod.

Population: 103,893

 

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