Demographics of Truro, Nova Scotia

Overview
Population, 2021

12,954

5.7%
Population, 2016: 12,261
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 37.52
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 345.3
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$41,840
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$35,400
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$69,500
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$58,850
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
48.2%
Unemployment rate
15.9%
Participation rate
57.4%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$219,200
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,066
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$920
Population
Population, 2021 12,954
Population, 2016 12,261
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 5.70%
Total private dwellings, 2021 6,658
Total private dwellings, 2016 6,574
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 1.30%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 6,347
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 6,052
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 4.90%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 38
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 345
National population rank, 2021 338
Province/territory population rank, 2021 8
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 12,425
Official languages 12,390
English 12,390
French 910
Non-official languages 990
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 10,770
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 10,540
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $41,840
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 10,540
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $35,400
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 8,910
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $36,880
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 6,690
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $37,080
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 9,000
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $12,500
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,180
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,380
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,740
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,570
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 10,775
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,100
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $48,800
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $57,250
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,820
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $14,700
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $21,340
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 74.40%
Employment income (%) 56.30%
Government transfers (%) 25.50%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.70%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 6.90%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 5.90%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 10,770
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 10,355
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $39,480
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 10,355
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $33,480
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 8,870
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $37,400
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 6,795
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $37,080
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 8,255
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $9,340
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 950
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,900
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 10,775
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,075
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $46,400
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $54,350
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,680
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $19,000
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $25,760
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 81.20%
Employment income (%) 61.60%
Government transfers (%) 18.80%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.60%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 6,350
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $69,500
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $58,850
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 2,720
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $38,600
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $33,200
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 3,630
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $92,600
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $78,000
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 3,370
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $93,400
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $78,300
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,550
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $86,600
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $73,600
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 935
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $129,600
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $104,200
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 765
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $62,100
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $55,300
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 3,485
Average total income in 2020 ($) $36,240
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $31,440
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 12,420
Canadian citizens 11,720
Canadian citizens aged under 18 1,865
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 9,855
Not Canadian citizens 700
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 6,350
Owner 2,700
Renter 3,650
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 6,350
Condominium 175
Not condominium 6,175
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 6,350
No bedrooms 30
1 bedroom 1,330
2 bedrooms 2,310
3 bedrooms 1,725
4 or more bedrooms 950
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 6,350
1 to 4 rooms 2,545
5 rooms 970
6 rooms 780
7 rooms 740
8 or more rooms 1,315
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 6,350
1960 or before 2,570
1961 to 1980 1,680
1981 to 1990 610
1991 to 2000 470
2001 to 2005 280
2006 to 2010 310
2011 to 2015 200
2016 to 2021 230
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 6,350
15 to 24 years 295
25 to 34 years 915
35 to 44 years 825
45 to 54 years 935
55 to 64 years 1,180
65 to 74 years 1,160
75 to 84 years 670
85 years and over 365
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 6,330
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 4,620
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 1,710
30% to less than 100% 1,545
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 2,695
% of owner households with a mortgage 56.40%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 10.40%
% in core housing need 3.80%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $930
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,066
Median value of dwellings ($) $194,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $219,200
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $860
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $920
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 10,775
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,300
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 8,475
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 6,350
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 940
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 5,410
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 10,770
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,000
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,320
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 5,450
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 2,995
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 745
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 475
Apprenticeship certificate 270
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,015
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 230
Bachelor’s degree or higher 2,455
Bachelor's degree 1,535
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 165
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 100
Master's degree 615
Earned doctorate 45
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 6,350
No certificate, diploma or degree 805
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,840
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 3,705
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,845
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 420
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 255
Apprenticeship certificate 165
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,320
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 105
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,860
Bachelor's degree 1,185
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 130
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 95
Master's degree 430
Earned doctorate 25
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 10,775
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 5,320
Education 590
13. Education 590
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 110
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 15
50. Visual and performing arts 95
Humanities 285
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 25
23. English language and literature/letters 60
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 55
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 10
39. Theology and religious vocations 65
54. History 50
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 10
Social and behavioural sciences and law 560
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 10
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 35
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 180
22. Legal professions and studies 115
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 70
45. Social sciences 140
Business, management and public administration 1,220
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 155
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 1,065
Physical and life sciences and technologies 170
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 95
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 220
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 170
25. Library science 15
27. Mathematics and statistics 30
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 790
04. Architecture and related services 15
14. Engineering 130
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 185
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 170
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 210
48. Precision production 80
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 250
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 175
03. Natural resources and conservation 75
Health and related fields 945
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 90
51. Health professions and related programs 820
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 35
Personal, protective and transportation services 310
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 185
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 80
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 6,350
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,645
Education 300
13. Education 300
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 95
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 15
50. Visual and performing arts 85
Humanities 195
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 15
23. English language and literature/letters 40
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 25
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 55
54. History 35
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 10
Social and behavioural sciences and law 440
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 30
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 145
22. Legal professions and studies 85
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 60
45. Social sciences 120
Business, management and public administration 805
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 135
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 675
Physical and life sciences and technologies 110
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 65
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 25
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 10
41. Science technologies/technicians 10
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 165
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 140
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 25
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 495
04. Architecture and related services 10
14. Engineering 100
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 115
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 115
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 135
48. Precision production 30
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 185
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 125
03. Natural resources and conservation 55
Health and related fields 710
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 55
51. Health professions and related programs 615
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 35
Personal, protective and transportation services 195
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 115
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 55
49. Transportation and materials moving 25
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 10,770
In the labour force 6,180
Employed 5,195
Unemployed 980
Not in the labour force 4,600
Participation rate 57.40%
Employment rate 48.20%
Unemployment rate 15.90%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 10,770
Did not work 4,590
Worked 6,180
Worked full year full time 3,160
Worked part year and/or part time 3,025
Average weeks worked in reference year 40
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 6,175
Class of worker - not applicable 205
All classes of workers 5,970
Employee 5,400
Permanent position 4,435
Temporary position 970
Fixed term (1 year or more) 290
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 675
Self-employed 570
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 6,175
Occupation - not applicable 205
All occupations 5,970
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 60
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 745
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 305
3 Health occupations 630
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 845
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 135
6 Sales and service occupations 1,870
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 880
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 125
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 375
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 6,175
Industry - not applicable 205
All industries 5,970
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 120
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 35
22 Utilities 10
23 Construction 310
31-33 Manufacturing 550
41 Wholesale trade 205
44-45 Retail trade 945
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 230
51 Information and cultural industries 55
52 Finance and insurance 60
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 65
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 335
55 Management of companies and enterprises 10
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 260
61 Educational services 440
62 Health care and social assistance 980
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 120
72 Accommodation and food services 610
81 Other services (except public administration) 230
91 Public administration 395
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 5,195
Worked at home 705
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 605
Usual place of work 3,880
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 3,880
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 2,495
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 875
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 410
Commute to a different province or territory 95
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 4,485
Car, truck or van 3,795
Car, truck or van - as a driver 3,375
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 420
Public transit 10
Walked 500
Bicycle 60
Other method 125
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 4,485
Less than 15 minutes 2,875
15 to 29 minutes 915
30 to 44 minutes 250
45 to 59 minutes 185
60 minutes and over 250
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 6,595
English 6,435
French 10
Non-official language 0
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 110
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 6,595
Official languages 6,570
English 6,535
French 35
Non-official languages 10
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 11,945
Non-movers 6,040
Movers 5,900
Non-migrants 1,630
Migrants 4,265
Internal migrants 3,720
Intraprovincial migrants 2,745
Interprovincial migrants 980
External migrants 545
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