Demographics of Kentville, Nova Scotia

Overview
Population, 2021

6,630

5.7%
Population, 2016: 6,271
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 17.08
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 388.2
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$46,480
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$38,680
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$82,700
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$68,800
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
53.7%
Unemployment rate
9.4%
Participation rate
59.3%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$290,800
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,178
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$949
Population
Population, 2021 6,630
Population, 2016 6,271
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 5.70%
Total private dwellings, 2021 3,090
Total private dwellings, 2016 2,891
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 6.90%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 2,956
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 2,743
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 7.80%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 17
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 388
National population rank, 2021 604
Province/territory population rank, 2021 25
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 6,365
Official languages 6,365
English 6,365
French 775
Non-official languages 515
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,455
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,260
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $46,480
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,260
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $38,680
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,605
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $42,720
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,530
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $42,600
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,260
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $11,220
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 455
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,640
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,145
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,500
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,455
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,760
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $55,600
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $63,500
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,315
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $14,800
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $23,860
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 80.40%
Employment income (%) 61.50%
Government transfers (%) 19.50%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 4.80%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 4.00%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,455
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 5,175
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $44,520
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 5,175
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $37,040
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,555
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $43,120
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,570
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $42,440
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,815
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $8,970
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 400
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,840
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,455
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,750
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $50,800
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $59,550
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,220
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $19,200
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $29,650
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 85.20%
Employment income (%) 65.60%
Government transfers (%) 14.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 2,955
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $82,700
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $68,800
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 1,035
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $44,600
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $38,000
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 1,920
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $103,300
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $85,500
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,825
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $103,300
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $85,000
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 830
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $94,800
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $78,600
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 620
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $135,000
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $108,000
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 325
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $64,400
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $57,200
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,360
Average total income in 2020 ($) $41,080
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $35,480
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 6,365
Canadian citizens 6,055
Canadian citizens aged under 18 1,110
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 4,950
Not Canadian citizens 305
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 2,955
Owner 1,635
Renter 1,325
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 2,955
Condominium 45
Not condominium 2,910
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 2,955
No bedrooms 0
1 bedroom 430
2 bedrooms 865
3 bedrooms 1,015
4 or more bedrooms 635
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 2,955
1 to 4 rooms 805
5 rooms 445
6 rooms 400
7 rooms 315
8 or more rooms 995
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 2,955
1960 or before 1,125
1961 to 1980 665
1981 to 1990 320
1991 to 2000 340
2001 to 2005 65
2006 to 2010 160
2011 to 2015 110
2016 to 2021 170
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 2,955
15 to 24 years 120
25 to 34 years 415
35 to 44 years 430
45 to 54 years 490
55 to 64 years 615
65 to 74 years 465
75 to 84 years 320
85 years and over 95
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 2,955
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 2,300
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 660
30% to less than 100% 605
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 1,630
% of owner households with a mortgage 60.70%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 10.10%
% in core housing need 2.80%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,080
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,178
Median value of dwellings ($) $250,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $290,800
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $900
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $949
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,455
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 940
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,515
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 3,280
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 325
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,960
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,455
No certificate, diploma or degree 845
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,340
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 3,275
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,750
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 325
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 165
Apprenticeship certificate 160
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,325
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 105
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,525
Bachelor's degree 1,015
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 90
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 55
Master's degree 310
Earned doctorate 55
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 3,285
No certificate, diploma or degree 290
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 705
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,285
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,165
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 180
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 95
Apprenticeship certificate 80
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 925
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 60
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,125
Bachelor's degree 740
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 65
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 40
Master's degree 245
Earned doctorate 40
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 5,450
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,175
Education 230
13. Education 230
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 100
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 25
50. Visual and performing arts 75
Humanities 220
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 20
23. English language and literature/letters 75
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 45
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 10
39. Theology and religious vocations 25
54. History 35
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 355
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 10
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 10
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 95
22. Legal professions and studies 55
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 10
42. Psychology 80
45. Social sciences 105
Business, management and public administration 715
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 70
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 645
Physical and life sciences and technologies 195
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 100
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 55
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 40
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 135
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 100
25. Library science 25
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 430
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 80
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 95
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 85
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 135
48. Precision production 45
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 90
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 80
03. Natural resources and conservation 15
Health and related fields 620
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 35
51. Health professions and related programs 545
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 35
Personal, protective and transportation services 185
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 120
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 35
49. Transportation and materials moving 20
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 3,285
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 995
Education 125
13. Education 125
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 75
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 15
50. Visual and performing arts 60
Humanities 165
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 10
23. English language and literature/letters 60
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 30
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 20
54. History 25
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 275
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 10
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 80
22. Legal professions and studies 35
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 65
45. Social sciences 80
Business, management and public administration 480
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 50
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 430
Physical and life sciences and technologies 135
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 70
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 35
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 30
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 80
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 65
25. Library science 15
27. Mathematics and statistics 10
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 300
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 45
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 60
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 45
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 100
48. Precision production 35
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 70
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 55
03. Natural resources and conservation 15
Health and related fields 455
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 25
51. Health professions and related programs 395
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 30
Personal, protective and transportation services 125
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 75
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 30
49. Transportation and materials moving 15
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 5,455
In the labour force 3,235
Employed 2,930
Unemployed 305
Not in the labour force 2,225
Participation rate 59.30%
Employment rate 53.70%
Unemployment rate 9.40%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 5,450
Did not work 2,240
Worked 3,215
Worked full year full time 1,810
Worked part year and/or part time 1,405
Average weeks worked in reference year 42
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 3,230
Class of worker - not applicable 70
All classes of workers 3,160
Employee 2,790
Permanent position 2,260
Temporary position 525
Fixed term (1 year or more) 185
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 345
Self-employed 370
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 3,230
Occupation - not applicable 70
All occupations 3,160
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 30
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 445
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 175
3 Health occupations 435
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 520
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 50
6 Sales and service occupations 745
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 450
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 70
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 245
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 3,230
Industry - not applicable 70
All industries 3,160
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 70
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
22 Utilities 10
23 Construction 130
31-33 Manufacturing 285
41 Wholesale trade 65
44-45 Retail trade 390
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 165
51 Information and cultural industries 55
52 Finance and insurance 95
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 45
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 175
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 175
61 Educational services 280
62 Health care and social assistance 620
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 30
72 Accommodation and food services 215
81 Other services (except public administration) 100
91 Public administration 245
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 2,930
Worked at home 510
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 305
Usual place of work 2,115
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 2,115
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 720
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 1,210
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 170
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 2,415
Car, truck or van 2,175
Car, truck or van - as a driver 1,945
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 225
Public transit 40
Walked 135
Bicycle 20
Other method 50
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 2,415
Less than 15 minutes 1,300
15 to 29 minutes 780
30 to 44 minutes 170
45 to 59 minutes 25
60 minutes and over 135
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 3,455
English 3,340
French 0
Non-official language 0
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 80
English and non-official language(s) 30
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 3,455
Official languages 3,435
English 3,420
French 15
Non-official languages 0
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 6,085
Non-movers 3,285
Movers 2,795
Non-migrants 705
Migrants 2,095
Internal migrants 1,840
Intraprovincial migrants 1,355
Interprovincial migrants 490
External migrants 250
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