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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 2,072   3,290,350
Population in 2001 1 1,980   2,974,807
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 4.6   10.6
Total private dwellings 2 832   1,335,745
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 783   1,256,192
Population density per square kilometre 420.1   5.1
Land area (square km) 4.93   640,044.57
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 2,075 1,030 1,045   3,290,350 1,646,800 1,643,550
0 to 4 years 180 85 95   202,595 103,835 98,760
5 to 9 years 155 65 85   204,110 104,605 99,510
10 to 14 years 120 60 60   224,805 115,155 109,655
15 to 19 years 120 65 60   237,900 121,825 116,080
20 to 24 years 165 85 80   251,380 128,375 123,005
25 to 29 years 170 90 75   240,525 121,755 118,775
30 to 34 years 180 100 80   234,305 118,500 115,805
35 to 39 years 125 75 55   237,850 119,595 118,255
40 to 44 years 145 70 75   268,290 133,515 134,770
45 to 49 years 140 80 65   274,735 138,415 136,320
50 to 54 years 125 55 70   237,465 120,420 117,040
55 to 59 years 80 45 40   189,265 95,470 93,790
60 to 64 years 40 20 15   133,705 66,790 66,915
65 to 69 years 40 20 20   102,410 50,165 52,240
70 to 74 years 65 25 40   86,915 41,680 45,235
75 to 79 years 65 35 35   71,475 32,705 38,765
80 to 84 years 70 20 45   50,320 20,220 30,095
85 years and over 80 30 55   42,290 13,755 28,535
Median age of the population 5 33.5 32.9 34.1   36.0 35.4 36.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 78.3 79.6 76.6   80.8 80.4 81.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 1,620 820 800   2,658,830 1,323,200 1,335,630
Not in a common-law relationship 1,450 735 715   2,430,255 1,208,900 1,221,360
In a common-law relationship 170 90 85   228,575 114,305 114,270
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 1,625 820 800   2,658,835 1,323,205 1,335,630
Never legally married (single) 8 470 295 175   905,120 499,355 405,765
Legally married (and not separated) 9 875 445 435   1,347,075 674,745 672,325
Separated, but still legally married 10 30 15 10   73,835 33,340 40,495
Divorced 11 80 40 40   204,830 90,760 114,065
Widowed 12 160 30 130   127,980 25,000 102,975
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 775   1,256,200
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 78.7   63.4
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 1.9   4.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 2.6   7.0
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 1.3   2.6
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 5.2   14.7
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   4.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 10.3   3.1
Number of owned dwellings 16 625   917,905
Number of rented dwellings 17 150   330,275
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 585   785,200
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 190   470,995
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.1   6.7
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 7.1   6.8
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 2.6   1.3
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 134,533   293,811
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 555   904,845
Number of married-couple families 22 410   658,900
Number of common-law-couple families 23 100   115,685
Number of lone-parent families 45   130,265
Number of female lone-parent families 35   102,555
Number of male lone-parent families 10   27,710
Average number of persons in all census families 3.0   3.0
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.1   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.6   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 3.4   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 3.1   2.6
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 0.0   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 80,908   73,823
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 83,030   83,046
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 70,079   67,184
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 43,116   40,397
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 43,123   37,469
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   55,205
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 68,360   63,361
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 69,244   70,412
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 58,815   57,886
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 42,604   37,780
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 42,611   35,395
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   47,852
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 775   1,256,200
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 255   382,810
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 255   360,345
One-person households 195   308,690
Other household types 28 70   204,350
Average household size 2.5   2.6
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 70,915   63,988
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 90,294   92,155
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 70,222   72,774
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 31,852   32,179
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 83,419   55,479
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 59,465   55,199
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 78,623   77,708
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 58,724   62,435
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 30,006   28,342
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 71,131   49,796
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 550   754
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 808   1,016
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 2,025 1,040 985   3,256,355 1,630,870 1,625,485
English only 1,875 970 905   2,576,670 1,300,045 1,276,620
French only 20 10 10   61,225 30,840 30,385
English and French 0 0 0   5,405 2,725 2,675
Other language(s) 33 135 60 75   613,060 297,250 315,805
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 2,025 1,035 985   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English only 2,000 1,025 975   2,990,805 1,511,945 1,478,860
French only 0 0 0   2,200 995 1,205
English and French 20 15 10   222,885 102,345 120,540
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   40,465 15,585 24,885
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 2,020 1,035 985   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English 2,005 1,020 985   2,893,240 1,453,645 1,439,595
French 10 10 0   19,315 9,860 9,460
Non-official language 10 10 0   297,955 144,385 153,570
English and French 0 0 0   3,340 1,655 1,685
English and non-official language 0 0 0   41,645 20,860 20,790
French and non-official language 0 0 0   460 250 210
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   395 215 180
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 2,025 1,040 985   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Non-immigrants 37 1,915 970 945   2,702,225 1,362,250 1,339,970
Immigrants 38 70 50 15   527,030 255,355 271,675
Before 1991 45 35 10   295,390 144,550 150,835
1991 to 2000 10 0 0   127,960 60,790 67,170
2001 to 2006 39 20 15 10   103,680 50,015 53,670
Non-permanent residents 40 40 15 30   27,095 13,255 13,840
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 2,020 1,040 985   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Canadian citizens 1,955 1,005 955   3,086,650 1,550,145 1,536,500
Canadian citizens under age 18 515 270 250   746,605 383,075 363,535
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 1,435 735 705   2,340,040 1,167,075 1,172,965
Not Canadian citizens 42 65 35 35   169,710 80,720 88,985
Table: Generation status
Generation status Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 1,545 790 755   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
1st generation 44 100 70 35   525,820 254,380 271,440
2nd generation 45 255 100 155   517,810 253,260 264,550
3rd generation or more 46 1,190 620 570   1,581,510 799,880 781,630
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 1,990 1,020 970   3,214,140 1,609,310 1,604,835
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,650 835 810   2,606,575 1,300,905 1,305,675
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 110 60 55   359,015 182,015 177,000
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 80 50 25   127,920 64,350 63,565
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 120 65 55   86,995 45,855 41,140
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 35 15 20   33,635 16,180 17,460
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 1,840 930 910   3,053,135 1,526,125 1,527,010
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 970 450 520   1,594,630 795,120 799,510
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 385 210 170   792,665 397,305 395,360
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 185 120 60   321,085 159,130 161,955
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 265 135 130   226,865 116,935 109,930
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 40 15 25   117,885 57,635 60,250
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 2,020 1,040 985   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Aboriginal identity population 50 10 0 0   188,365 91,740 96,625
Non-Aboriginal identity population 2,015 1,030 985   3,067,990 1,539,125 1,528,865
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 1,545 790 755   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
No certificate, diploma or degree 470 255 215   614,865 312,965 301,900
High school certificate or equivalent 52 470 235 230   688,140 322,495 365,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 210 145 55   285,815 200,870 84,945
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 265 95 170   472,210 201,965 270,245
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 40 10 35   105,680 43,590 62,095
University certificate, diploma or degree 90 45 45   458,425 225,635 232,795
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 270 135 135   487,705 250,825 236,880
No certificate, diploma or degree 90 50 35   201,685 107,810 93,875
High school certificate or equivalent 55 115 50 60   185,855 96,525 89,330
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15 0 0   21,285 14,085 7,195
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 45 15 30   42,045 17,535 24,510
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   8,655 3,770 4,885
University certificate, diploma or degree 10 0 0   28,180 11,100 17,075
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 335 210 125   472,605 238,435 234,175
No certificate, diploma or degree 60 45 10   64,195 36,355 27,845
High school certificate or equivalent 58 145 105 40   115,405 62,350 53,055
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 45 25 20   46,465 32,720 13,740
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 65 20 40   104,850 45,730 59,120
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 10   18,695 8,250 10,450
University certificate, diploma or degree 15 10 10   123,000 53,030 69,965
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 670 345 325   1,333,030 666,925 666,110
No certificate, diploma or degree 155 90 70   214,775 112,260 102,510
High school certificate or equivalent 61 190 80 110   318,925 139,280 179,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 120 90 25   176,860 125,345 51,515
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 125 55 75   283,385 121,575 161,810
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 15 10 15   64,665 27,040 37,620
University certificate, diploma or degree 60 25 35   274,420 141,420 132,995
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 1,545 790 755   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 940 495 445   1,303,005 635,455 667,550
Education 90 25 65   104,615 26,530 78,080
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 15 15 0   39,210 18,030 21,175
Humanities 10 0 10   52,560 21,050 31,505
Social and behavioural sciences and law 15 0 15   105,725 36,240 69,480
Business, management and public administration 90 25 65   269,270 92,930 176,335
Physical and life sciences and technologies 10 10 0   49,810 28,800 21,010
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 0 0 10   45,145 26,610 18,535
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 150 150 0   356,340 328,350 27,995
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 30 25 0   35,510 24,365 11,145
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 130 15 110   190,870 34,425 156,445
Personal, protective and transportation services 80 45 35   73,005 34,715 38,290
Other 64 0 0 0   70 0 70
Table: Location of study
Location of study Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 1,545 790 755   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 940 495 445   1,303,010 635,460 667,550
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 605 300 310   1,322,130 672,060 650,075
Inside Canada 585 280 305   1,135,080 575,815 559,260
Outside Canada 20 15 0   187,055 96,240 90,815
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 1,545 790 755   2,625,140 1,307,520 1,317,620
In the labour force 67 1,140 680 465   1,942,820 1,050,170 892,650
Employed 68 1,110 675 440   1,859,965 1,006,865 853,095
Unemployed 69 30 0 25   82,860 43,310 39,550
Not in the labour force 70 405 110 295   682,320 257,345 424,975
Participation rate 71 73.8 86.1 61.6   74.0 80.3 67.7
Employment rate 72 71.8 85.4 58.3   70.9 77.0 64.7
Unemployment rate 73 2.6 0.0 5.4   4.3 4.1 4.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 1,135 680 455   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
A Management occupations 75 130 90 40   187,240 121,045 66,195
B Business, finance and administration occupations 180 35 145   340,430 86,675 253,755
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 25 20 10   144,240 114,280 29,955
D Health occupations 60 10 45   103,620 19,140 84,475
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 55 20 35   136,610 43,620 92,990
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 0 0 10   45,160 18,530 26,630
G Sales and service occupations 220 65 155   438,105 175,920 262,185
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 235 215 20   350,360 323,725 26,635
I Occupations unique to primary industry 185 175 10   117,500 92,145 25,355
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 45 40 0   65,365 48,705 16,665
Table: Industry
Industry Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 1,135 680 460   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 385 335 45   228,520 168,230 60,285
Construction 50 30 20   169,420 143,610 25,810
Manufacturing 25 15 10   138,365 102,725 35,640
Wholesale trade 70 60 15   85,515 59,860 25,650
Retail trade 60 25 35   206,655 90,015 116,645
Finance and real estate 30 20 15   97,465 40,510 56,960
Health care and social services 120 10 110   175,200 27,060 148,140
Educational services 45 15 35   120,460 37,150 83,315
Business services 130 95 40   354,265 212,695 141,575
Other services 220 80 135   352,760 161,925 190,835
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 1,385 720 660   2,429,725 1,183,705 1,246,015
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 1,375 710 660   2,399,940 1,164,005 1,235,940
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 600 275 325   1,008,680 450,190 558,490
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 225 110 115   440,110 182,555 257,555
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 1,190 695 495   2,102,190 1,116,595 985,595
English 1,190 690 495   2,061,400 1,097,715 963,690
French 0 0 0   5,545 1,750 3,795
Non-official language 0 0 0   24,525 12,200 12,325
English and French 0 0 0   2,830 1,220 1,610
English and non-official language 0 0 0   7,700 3,630 4,070
French and non-official language 0 0 0   50 35 15
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   125 45 80
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 1,110 670 440   1,859,960 1,006,860 853,095
Worked at home 90 40 55   166,340 80,265 86,080
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   7,085 5,285 1,795
No fixed workplace address 190 180 15   254,110 202,830 51,280
Worked at usual place 825 450 370   1,432,435 718,490 713,945
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 715 380 335   1,080,095 523,740 556,355
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 35 25 15   291,860 157,180 134,680
Worked in a different census division (county) 40 25 15   49,385 30,965 18,420
Worked in a different province 35 25 10   11,090 6,600 4,495
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 83 1,020 630 385   1,686,540 921,315 765,225
Car, truck, van, as driver 855 545 310   1,253,090 720,030 533,050
Car, truck, van, as passenger 45 35 15   133,395 60,565 72,825
Public transit 0 0 0   155,480 67,710 87,770
Walked or bicycled 110 55 60   119,025 57,625 61,405
All other modes 0 0 10   25,555 15,380 10,170
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 2,020 1,040 985   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Total visible minority population 85 35 25 15   454,200 223,740 230,465
Chinese 10 0 10   120,270 58,840 61,430
South Asian 86 0 0 0   103,885 51,740 52,150
Black 20 15 0   47,075 24,845 22,230
Filipino 0 0 0   51,090 21,805 29,285
Latin American 0 0 0   27,265 13,410 13,855
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   28,610 13,910 14,700
Arab 0 0 0   26,185 14,200 11,980
West Asian 88 0 0 0   9,650 5,090 4,565
Korean 0 0 0   12,045 6,000 6,045
Japanese 0 0 0   11,025 5,480 5,545
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   3,845 1,970 1,875
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   13,250 6,455 6,795
Not a visible minority 91 1,985 1,015 970   2,802,155 1,407,130 1,395,025
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 1,150 665 485   2,058,645 1,087,245 971,400
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 33,466 49,158 21,063   29,738 38,965 21,968
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 580 430 150   1,067,890 639,860 428,030
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 49,075 53,589 28,658   43,964 51,280 35,848
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Provost, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 1,425 770 660   2,514,655 1,262,025 1,252,625
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 33,456 47,234 21,067   28,896 38,220 21,753
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 28,837 38,233 19,547   26,010 33,166 20,386
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 83.5 89.3 69.5   82.3 85.4 76.5
Government transfers - As a % of total income 7.5 4.4 14.7   7.2 4.5 12.1
Other money - As a % of total income 8.9 6.1 15.7   10.6 10.1 11.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 1,955 1,020 930   3,185,130 1,595,340 1,589,790
% in low income before tax - All persons 7.7 8.8 6.5   12.2 11.2 13.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 6.9 6.9 6.5   9.1 8.5 9.6
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 7.5 0.0 0.0   14.2 14.2 14.1
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 7.5 0.0 0.0   10.3 10.3 10.3

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Provost, Alberta (Code4807002) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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