Demographics of Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Overview
Population, 2021

5,057

20.5%
Population, 2016: 4,195
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 6.46
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 783.3
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$43,760
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$36,760
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$77,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$64,700
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
47.4%
Unemployment rate
18.7%
Participation rate
58.5%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$422,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,292
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$997
Population
Population, 2021 5,057
Population, 2016 4,195
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 20.50%
Total private dwellings, 2021 2,856
Total private dwellings, 2016 2,585
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 10.50%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 2,441
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 1,972
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 23.80%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 6
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 783
National population rank, 2021 726
Province/territory population rank, 2021 35
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 4,850
Official languages 4,830
English 4,830
French 775
Non-official languages 730
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,430
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,300
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $43,760
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,300
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $36,760
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,905
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $38,240
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,825
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $34,520
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 3,695
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $10,490
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 370
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,000
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,350
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $8,020
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,430
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 945
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $54,400
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $69,200
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,525
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $10,600
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $17,760
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 79.40%
Employment income (%) 51.90%
Government transfers (%) 20.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.20%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 6.50%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 5.80%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,430
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,180
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $41,800
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,185
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $34,760
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,900
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $38,280
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 2,925
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $33,360
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 3,185
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,980
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 295
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $6,240
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,430
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 935
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $47,200
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $65,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,450
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $11,200
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $19,180
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 85.40%
Employment income (%) 55.90%
Government transfers (%) 14.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.10%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 2,445
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $77,100
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $64,700
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 990
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $41,500
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $35,600
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 1,450
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $101,400
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $84,700
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,155
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $110,400
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $90,600
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 620
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $98,400
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $81,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 380
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $142,500
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $115,600
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 120
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $68,000
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $61,000
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,815
Average total income in 2020 ($) $33,680
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $29,560
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 4,855
Canadian citizens 4,335
Canadian citizens aged under 18 460
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 3,875
Not Canadian citizens 515
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 2,440
Owner 940
Renter 1,500
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 2,440
Condominium 125
Not condominium 2,315
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 2,440
No bedrooms 25
1 bedroom 545
2 bedrooms 840
3 bedrooms 555
4 or more bedrooms 480
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 2,440
1 to 4 rooms 995
5 rooms 405
6 rooms 300
7 rooms 245
8 or more rooms 495
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 2,440
1960 or before 555
1961 to 1980 565
1981 to 1990 310
1991 to 2000 290
2001 to 2005 170
2006 to 2010 175
2011 to 2015 175
2016 to 2021 195
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 2,440
15 to 24 years 400
25 to 34 years 340
35 to 44 years 220
45 to 54 years 255
55 to 64 years 350
65 to 74 years 455
75 to 84 years 310
85 years and over 105
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 2,435
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 1,735
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 705
30% to less than 100% 615
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 940
% of owner households with a mortgage 52.10%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 11.80%
% in core housing need 2.20%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,110
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,292
Median value of dwellings ($) $400,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $422,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $900
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $997
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,430
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 365
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,070
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 1,980
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 135
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,840
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 4,430
No certificate, diploma or degree 325
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,395
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,710
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 815
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 150
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 85
Apprenticeship certificate 65
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 560
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 110
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,895
Bachelor's degree 1,080
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 50
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 45
Master's degree 490
Earned doctorate 225
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 1,975
No certificate, diploma or degree 130
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 420
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,430
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 355
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 60
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 45
Apprenticeship certificate 15
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 245
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 50
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,075
Bachelor's degree 625
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 30
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 45
Master's degree 245
Earned doctorate 130
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 4,435
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,715
Education 345
13. Education 345
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 100
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 90
Humanities 270
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 20
23. English language and literature/letters 125
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 20
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 20
39. Theology and religious vocations 25
54. History 25
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 40
Social and behavioural sciences and law 455
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 15
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 30
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 45
22. Legal professions and studies 30
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 10
42. Psychology 125
45. Social sciences 195
Business, management and public administration 465
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 50
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 415
Physical and life sciences and technologies 200
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 115
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 20
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 60
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 155
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 90
25. Library science 30
27. Mathematics and statistics 40
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 215
04. Architecture and related services 25
14. Engineering 65
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 30
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 50
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 40
48. Precision production 0
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 95
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 65
03. Natural resources and conservation 25
Health and related fields 345
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 70
51. Health professions and related programs 265
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 15
Personal, protective and transportation services 80
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 65
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 0
49. Transportation and materials moving 0
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 1,975
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 550
Education 150
13. Education 150
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 65
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 60
Humanities 135
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0
23. English language and literature/letters 70
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 20
54. History 10
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 20
Social and behavioural sciences and law 270
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 15
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 25
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 30
22. Legal professions and studies 10
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 75
45. Social sciences 115
Business, management and public administration 240
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 15
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 225
Physical and life sciences and technologies 100
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 65
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 0
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 35
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 70
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 45
25. Library science 20
27. Mathematics and statistics 10
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 110
04. Architecture and related services 15
14. Engineering 35
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 20
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 15
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 25
48. Precision production 0
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 55
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 45
03. Natural resources and conservation 10
Health and related fields 185
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 40
51. Health professions and related programs 135
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 10
Personal, protective and transportation services 50
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 50
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 0
49. Transportation and materials moving 0
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 4,430
In the labour force 2,590
Employed 2,100
Unemployed 485
Not in the labour force 1,840
Participation rate 58.50%
Employment rate 47.40%
Unemployment rate 18.70%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 4,435
Did not work 1,765
Worked 2,665
Worked full year full time 990
Worked part year and/or part time 1,675
Average weeks worked in reference year 37
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 2,590
Class of worker - not applicable 85
All classes of workers 2,505
Employee 2,190
Permanent position 1,385
Temporary position 800
Fixed term (1 year or more) 220
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 585
Self-employed 325
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 2,590
Occupation - not applicable 85
All occupations 2,505
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 30
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 270
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 190
3 Health occupations 220
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 515
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 120
6 Sales and service occupations 800
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 210
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 85
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 80
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 2,590
Industry - not applicable 85
All industries 2,505
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 75
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 15
22 Utilities 0
23 Construction 80
31-33 Manufacturing 120
41 Wholesale trade 20
44-45 Retail trade 300
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 65
51 Information and cultural industries 60
52 Finance and insurance 55
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 55
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 155
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 80
61 Educational services 495
62 Health care and social assistance 335
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 85
72 Accommodation and food services 350
81 Other services (except public administration) 75
91 Public administration 100
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 2,105
Worked at home 480
Worked outside Canada 10
No fixed workplace address 180
Usual place of work 1,430
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 1,435
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 510
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 720
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 185
Commute to a different province or territory 15
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 1,610
Car, truck or van 1,260
Car, truck or van - as a driver 1,165
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 90
Public transit 45
Walked 220
Bicycle 30
Other method 60
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 1,610
Less than 15 minutes 735
15 to 29 minutes 560
30 to 44 minutes 185
45 to 59 minutes 65
60 minutes and over 75
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 2,910
English 2,795
French 0
Non-official language 0
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 85
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 2,910
Official languages 2,905
English 2,870
French 30
Non-official languages 0
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 4,740
Non-movers 1,880
Movers 2,855
Non-migrants 555
Migrants 2,300
Internal migrants 1,830
Intraprovincial migrants 1,175
Interprovincial migrants 660
External migrants 475
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