Demographics of Westlock, Alberta

Overview
Population, 2021

4,921

-3.5%
Population, 2016: 5,101
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 13.37
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 368
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$45,320
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$39,560
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$78,500
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$68,500
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
48.9%
Unemployment rate
10.3%
Participation rate
54.5%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$246,600
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,113
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,102
Population
Population, 2021 4,921
Population, 2016 5,101
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -3.50%
Total private dwellings, 2021 2,385
Total private dwellings, 2016 2,333
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 2.20%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 2,151
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 2,142
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 0.40%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 13
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 368
National population rank, 2021 746
Province/territory population rank, 2021 89
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 4,650
Official languages 4,610
English 4,610
French 170
Non-official languages 560
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,940
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,720
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $45,320
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,720
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $39,560
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,120
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $39,640
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,380
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,040
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,405
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $13,240
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 350
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,560
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 815
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,980
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,940
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 955
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $53,600
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $62,900
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,055
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $20,000
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $30,250
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 73.20%
Employment income (%) 57.90%
Government transfers (%) 26.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.60%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 5.30%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 4.40%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,940
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,695
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,520
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,700
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,360
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,210
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $40,680
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 2,470
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $43,480
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,345
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $10,130
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 260
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,450
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,940
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 965
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $53,600
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $63,500
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,025
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,000
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $36,800
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 79.40%
Employment income (%) 65.20%
Government transfers (%) 20.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.00%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 2,150
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $78,500
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $68,500
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 810
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $47,100
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $41,100
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 1,340
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $97,400
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $85,100
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,245
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $97,800
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $85,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 545
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $84,000
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $74,400
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 440
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $130,000
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $110,400
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 230
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $71,500
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $65,500
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,080
Average total income in 2020 ($) $43,800
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $38,400
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 4,650
Canadian citizens 4,360
Canadian citizens aged under 18 835
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 3,520
Not Canadian citizens 295
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 2,150
Owner 1,475
Renter 675
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 2,150
Condominium 110
Not condominium 2,040
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 2,150
No bedrooms 0
1 bedroom 165
2 bedrooms 620
3 bedrooms 635
4 or more bedrooms 730
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 2,150
1 to 4 rooms 580
5 rooms 360
6 rooms 270
7 rooms 260
8 or more rooms 680
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 2,150
1960 or before 365
1961 to 1980 995
1981 to 1990 345
1991 to 2000 215
2001 to 2005 85
2006 to 2010 95
2011 to 2015 40
2016 to 2021 20
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 2,150
15 to 24 years 110
25 to 34 years 250
35 to 44 years 300
45 to 54 years 250
55 to 64 years 380
65 to 74 years 420
75 to 84 years 315
85 years and over 130
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 2,135
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 1,615
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 520
30% to less than 100% 490
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 1,475
% of owner households with a mortgage 49.20%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 15.00%
% in core housing need 3.80%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $870
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,113
Median value of dwellings ($) $250,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $246,600
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,000
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,102
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,940
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,160
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,780
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 2,135
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 455
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,680
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,935
No certificate, diploma or degree 970
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,365
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,600
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,150
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 410
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 135
Apprenticeship certificate 275
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 650
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 90
Bachelor’s degree or higher 450
Bachelor's degree 355
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 30
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 25
Master's degree 40
Earned doctorate 0
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 2,135
No certificate, diploma or degree 370
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 750
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,010
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 705
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 265
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 65
Apprenticeship certificate 200
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 400
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 45
Bachelor’s degree or higher 305
Bachelor's degree 245
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 20
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 20
Master's degree 20
Earned doctorate 0
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 3,935
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,335
Education 125
13. Education 125
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 20
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 20
Humanities 50
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0
23. English language and literature/letters 0
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 0
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 35
54. History 0
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 135
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 0
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 60
22. Legal professions and studies 0
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 40
45. Social sciences 30
Business, management and public administration 340
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 15
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 320
Physical and life sciences and technologies 30
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 10
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 10
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 10
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 30
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 25
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 400
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 20
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 95
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 110
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 125
48. Precision production 45
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 40
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 40
03. Natural resources and conservation 0
Health and related fields 300
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 25
51. Health professions and related programs 265
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 125
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 55
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 25
49. Transportation and materials moving 35
Other 0
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 2,135
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,120
Education 50
13. Education 50
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 10
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 10
Humanities 25
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0
23. English language and literature/letters 0
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 0
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 10
54. History 0
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 100
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 0
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 40
22. Legal professions and studies 0
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 30
45. Social sciences 25
Business, management and public administration 220
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 0
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 215
Physical and life sciences and technologies 10
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 0
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 0
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 0
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 20
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 20
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 300
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 15
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 80
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 90
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 80
48. Precision production 30
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 15
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 15
03. Natural resources and conservation 0
Health and related fields 185
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 25
51. Health professions and related programs 150
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 65
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 35
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 25
49. Transportation and materials moving 10
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 3,935
In the labour force 2,145
Employed 1,925
Unemployed 220
Not in the labour force 1,795
Participation rate 54.50%
Employment rate 48.90%
Unemployment rate 10.30%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 3,935
Did not work 1,800
Worked 2,140
Worked full year full time 995
Worked part year and/or part time 1,140
Average weeks worked in reference year 39
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 2,145
Class of worker - not applicable 65
All classes of workers 2,075
Employee 1,835
Permanent position 1,465
Temporary position 375
Fixed term (1 year or more) 120
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 255
Self-employed 240
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 2,145
Occupation - not applicable 65
All occupations 2,075
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 15
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 270
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 80
3 Health occupations 185
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 220
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 20
6 Sales and service occupations 640
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 405
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 150
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 95
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 2,145
Industry - not applicable 65
All industries 2,075
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 95
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 60
22 Utilities 15
23 Construction 175
31-33 Manufacturing 100
41 Wholesale trade 60
44-45 Retail trade 335
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 50
51 Information and cultural industries 20
52 Finance and insurance 45
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 35
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 90
55 Management of companies and enterprises 15
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 80
61 Educational services 80
62 Health care and social assistance 355
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 30
72 Accommodation and food services 225
81 Other services (except public administration) 125
91 Public administration 85
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 1,925
Worked at home 170
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 350
Usual place of work 1,405
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 1,405
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 1,125
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 150
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 125
Commute to a different province or territory 0
Total - Main mode of commuting for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 1,755
Car, truck or van 1,500
Car, truck or van - as a driver 1,395
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 105
Public transit 10
Walked 180
Bicycle 30
Other method 40
Total - Commuting duration for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 1,755
Less than 15 minutes 1,160
15 to 29 minutes 225
30 to 44 minutes 150
45 to 59 minutes 85
60 minutes and over 130
Language of Work
Total - All languages used at work for the population in private households aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020 - 25% sample data 2,340
English 2,275
French 0
Non-official language 35
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 35
English and French 0
English and non-official language(s) 25
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 0
Multiple non-official languages 0
Total - Language used most often at work for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020, in private households, 2021 Census - 25% sample data 2,340
Official languages 2,295
English 2,295
French 0
Non-official languages 35
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 4,425
Non-movers 2,620
Movers 1,805
Non-migrants 630
Migrants 1,175
Internal migrants 1,070
Intraprovincial migrants 920
Interprovincial migrants 150
External migrants 105
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