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Nova Scotia
(Regional Municipality)
Nova Scotia

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Population and Dwelling Counts Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2001 (1) 359,111     908,007    
Population in 1996 (2) 342,851A     909,282    
1996 to 2001 population change (%) 4.7     - 0.1    
Total private dwellings 153,328     403,819    
Population density per square kilometre 65.4     17.2    
Land area (square km) 5,490.90     52,917.43    
     
Age Characteristics of the Population Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (3) 359,110 172,705 186,405 908,005 439,085 468,920
Age 0-4 19,935 10,180 9,755 47,455 24,325 23,135
Age 5-14 46,050 23,390 22,660 117,570 59,840 57,730
Age 15-19 22,905 11,585 11,315 61,750 31,560 30,190
Age 20-24 26,560 12,625 13,935 56,180 27,370 28,815
Age 25-44 118,530 57,175 61,360 267,640 129,380 138,255
Age 45-54 53,590 25,890 27,700 138,280 67,835 70,440
Age 55-64 32,010 15,570 16,440 92,565 45,545 47,020
Age 65-74 21,550 9,940 11,615 66,650 31,165 35,485
Age 75-84 13,590 5,160 8,430 44,410 17,495 26,915
Age 85 and over 4,385 1,195 3,190 15,505 4,575 10,930
Median age of the population 36.6 36.0 37.3 38.8 38.0 39.5
% of the population ages 15 and over 81.6 80.6 82.6 81.8 80.8 82.8
     
Common-law Status Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (4) 293,130 139,140 153,990 742,980 354,925 388,060
Not in a common-law relationship 268,430 126,790 141,635 684,185 325,570 358,615
In a common-law relationship 24,700 12,345 12,355 58,800 29,355 29,445
     
Legal Marital Status Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (5) 293,125 139,140 153,990 742,980 354,925 388,060
Single (6) 101,205 51,090 50,120 230,960 120,760 110,195
Married (7) 144,590 72,290 72,300 381,415 190,695 190,720
Separated (8) 9,635 4,210 5,430 24,915 11,185 13,725
Divorced (9) 21,330 8,625 12,705 51,945 22,590 29,360
Widowed (10) 16,360 2,930 13,435 53,750 9,695 44,055
     
Language(s) First Learned and Still Understood Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (19) 355,875 171,505 184,365 897,565 435,115 462,455
English only 328,445 157,870 170,575 832,655 403,615 429,040
French only 10,180 4,995 5,185 34,025 16,305 17,720
Both English and French 1,015 455 560 2,560 1,195 1,365
Other languages (20) 16,225 8,185 8,045 28,330 13,995 14,330
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 1 Year Ago Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over (21) 351,960 169,425 182,530 888,620 430,480 458,140
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 292,825 140,785 152,035 772,155 374,555 397,595
Lived within the same province/territory 1 year ago, but changed address 47,135 22,600 24,535 96,530 46,090 50,445
Lived in a different province/territory or country 1 year ago 12,000 6,035 5,960 19,930 9,830 10,100
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 5 Years Ago Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over (22) 335,675 161,130 174,540 849,765 410,430 439,330
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 181,860 87,000 94,860 543,440 264,285 279,155
Lived within the same province/territory 5 years ago, but changed address 115,670 55,640 60,030 244,020 115,905 128,120
Lived in a different province/territory or country 5 years ago 38,140 18,495 19,645 62,305 30,240 32,060
     
Immigration Characteristics Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 355,875 171,505 184,370 897,570 435,115 462,455
Canadian-born population (23) 329,540 158,410 171,120 853,655 413,745 439,910
Foreign-born population (24) 24,385 12,000 12,390 41,320 19,905 21,415
Immigrated before 1991 16,880 8,435 8,450 31,030 14,965 16,060
Immigrated between 1991 and 2001 (25) 7,505 3,565 3,945 10,285 4,935 5,350
Non-permanent residents (26) 1,950 1,095 855 2,595 1,465 1,135
     
Aboriginal Population Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 355,875 171,505 184,365 897,570 435,115 462,455
Aboriginal identity population (27) 3,460 1,685 1,785 17,010 8,320 8,690
Non-Aboriginal population 352,410 169,825 182,580 880,555 426,795 453,765
     
Visible Minority Status Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population by visible minority groups 355,870 171,505 184,365 897,570 435,115 462,455
Visible minority population (31) 25,085 12,090 13,000 34,525 16,660 17,870
Chinese 2,440 1,250 1,190 3,285 1,615 1,670
South Asian 2,345 1,235 1,110 2,895 1,540 1,350
Black 13,080 6,015 7,070 19,670 9,155 10,515
Filipino 480 170 310 655 230 425
Latin American 415 175 240 520 225 300
Southeast Asian 715 420 295 795 470 320
Arab 3,030 1,565 1,465 3,610 1,925 1,685
West Asian 330 165 165 385 185 200
Korean 480 205 270 585 275 305
Japanese 335 135 200 420 165 250
Visible minority, n.i.e (28) 980 505 480 1,165 595 570
Multiple visible minorities (29) 460 255 210 535 270 270
All others (30) 330,785 159,415 171,370 863,045 418,455 444,585
     
Religion Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Religion 355,875 171,505 184,365 897,570 435,115 462,455
Catholic (57) 132,500 63,215 69,285 328,695 157,150 171,550
Protestant 161,485 74,780 86,705 438,155 206,175 231,980
Christian Orthodox 2,805 1,430 1,375 3,580 1,830 1,755
Christian, n.i.e. (58) 4,980 2,540 2,435 10,100 5,170 4,935
Muslim 3,065 1,635 1,430 3,545 1,905 1,650
Jewish 1,570 735 835 2,120 985 1,130
Buddhist 1,480 710 765 1,735 860 875
Hindu 960 475 485 1,235 610 625
Sikh 175 100 75 270 155 115
Eastern religions (59) 345 205 140 565 320 245
Other religions (60) 600 250 350 1,155 490 660
No religious affiliation (61) 45,905 25,425 20,480 106,405 59,475 46,930
     
School Attendance Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over attending school full time 35,780 17,355 18,425 82,685 40,080 42,605
Age group 15-19 attending full time (50) 17,015 8,550 8,460 46,965 23,730 23,235
Age group 20-24 attending full time 11,505 5,140 6,360 22,375 10,135 12,240
Total population 15 years and over attending school part time 11,915 5,170 6,750 21,195 9,520 11,675
Age group 15-19 attending part time (50) 445 230 220 1,070 590 480
Age group 20-24 attending part time 1,800 895 900 3,165 1,640 1,525
     
Highest Level of Schooling Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population aged 20-34 80,320 38,240 42,085 170,615 82,220 88,395
% of the population aged 20-34 with less than a high school graduation certificate 11.0 13.0 9.3 16.1 19.1 13.4
% of the population aged 20-34 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 28.6 30.8 26.6 28.3 28.9 27.7
% of the population aged 20-34 with a trades certificate or diploma 11.2 13.5 9.0 13.9 17.1 11.0
% of the population aged 20-34 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 18.3 16.1 20.3 18.9 16.0 21.6
% of the population aged 20-34 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 30.9 26.7 34.8 22.8 18.9 26.3
Total population aged 35-44 64,170 31,155 33,015 151,650 73,475 78,175
% of the population aged 35-44 with less than a high school graduation certificate 16.9 17.9 15.9 23.0 24.8 21.3
% of the population aged 35-44 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 18.9 18.1 19.8 19.1 18.1 20.0
% of the population aged 35-44 with a trades certificate or diploma 16.1 20.8 11.8 18.9 24.2 14.0
% of the population aged 35-44 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 20.4 16.9 23.7 19.4 15.1 23.5
% of the population aged 35-44 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 27.7 26.4 28.9 19.6 17.8 21.2
Total population aged 45-64 85,135 41,150 43,985 229,300 112,390 116,905
% of the population aged 45-64 with less than a high school graduation certificate 24.5 23.9 25.1 33.7 33.6 33.8
% of the population aged 45-64 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 17.0 16.3 17.7 16.0 14.8 17.1
% of the population aged 45-64 with a trades certificate or diploma 16.0 20.3 12.0 17.0 21.9 12.2
% of the population aged 45-64 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 17.5 13.5 21.3 15.2 11.2 19.1
% of the population aged 45-64 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 25.0 26.0 24.0 18.1 18.5 17.7
     
Earnings in 2000 Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
All persons with earnings (counts) (48) 204,690 104,745 99,945 468,830 246,110 222,720
Average earnings (all persons with earnings ($)) 30,616 37,015 23,910 26,632 32,328 20,338
Worked full year, full time (counts) (49) 114,970R 64,785 50,185 234,950R 135,960 98,990
Average earnings (worked full year, full time ($)) 41,509 47,553 33,708 37,872 43,166 30,601
     
Income in 2000 Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years of age and over with income (53) 276,160     691,585    
Median total income of persons 15 years of age and over ($) (54) 22,989     18,735    
Composition of total income (100%) (62) 100.0     100.0    
Earnings - % of income 76.7     71.4    
Government transfers - % of income 10.8     16.1    
Other money - % of income 12.6     12.5    
     
Language Used Most Often at Work Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over who worked since 2000 (44) 210,870 107,800 103,070 485,595 254,855 230,740
English 207,975 106,655 101,325 473,965 249,320 224,645
French 1,425 490 945 7,355 3,525 3,825
Non-official language 490 230 260 1,545 810 735
English and French 680 280 400 2,090 950 1,140
English and non-official language 275 140 135 595 235 360
French and non-official language 10 0 10 10 0 10
English, French and non-official language 10 0 0 35 15 25
     
Place of Work Status Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Employed labour force 15 years and over (32) 182,455 94,195 88,260 402,290 211,465 190,830
Worked at home 10,750 5,265 5,490 26,990 13,690 13,295
Worked outside Canada 1,510 1,200 310 2,265 1,755 510
No fixed workplace address 15,765 12,445 3,315 40,765 32,915 7,850
Worked at usual place 154,430 75,285 79,145 332,280 163,100 169,180
     
Mode of Transportation to Work Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total -All modes (33) 170,195 87,730 82,460 373,045 196,020 177,030
Car, truck, van, as driver 115,820 64,470 51,350 280,365 154,420 125,945
Car, truck, van, as passenger 16,270 5,850 10,420 35,870 14,985 20,880
Public transit 16,905 7,115 9,785 18,020 7,655 10,360
Walked or bicycled 19,075 8,880 10,200 33,130 15,265 17,865
Other method 2,125 1,420 705 5,665 3,690 1,975
     
Unpaid Work Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons reporting hours of unpaid work (34) 262,950 121,240 141,710 659,480 306,020 353,455
Persons reporting hours of unpaid housework (35) 259,875 119,310 140,560 650,310 300,065 350,245
Persons reporting hours looking after children, without pay (36) 104,535 44,590 59,940 268,755 114,540 154,215
Persons reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors (37) 45,090 17,860 27,230 135,240 54,200 81,040
     
Labour Force Indicators Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Participation rate (38) 67.8 73.6 62.6 61.6 68.0 55.8
Employment rate (39) 63.0 68.3 58.1 54.9 60.3 50.0
Unemployment rate (40) 7.2 7.1 7.2 10.9 11.3 10.4
     
Industry Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 193,685 100,155 93,530 442,425 234,445 207,985
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 3,630 2,725 900 29,000 23,600 5,405
Manufacturing and construction industries 20,300 16,400 3,890 70,955 55,845 15,105
Wholesale and retail trade 31,190 16,450 14,735 71,085 36,020 35,070
Finance and real estate 12,920 5,300 7,620 20,620 8,140 12,480
Health and education 35,935 9,170 26,765 80,700 19,660 61,040
Business services 40,455 24,040 16,415 70,270 42,210 28,065
Other services 49,265 26,065 23,200 99,790 48,970 50,820
     
Occupation Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 193,680 100,155 93,530 442,420 234,440 207,980
Management occupations 22,535 14,560 7,975 42,305 27,020 15,290
Business, finance and administration occupations 38,510 10,540 27,970 70,735 18,210 52,525
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 13,705 11,155 2,555 22,580 18,505 4,080
Health occupations 12,505 2,615 9,885 26,850 5,090 21,760
Social science, education, government service and religion 15,750 5,840 9,915 33,375 12,175 21,205
Art, culture, recreation and sport 6,400 2,810 3,590 11,125 4,650 6,475
Sales and service occupations 54,065 25,325 28,740 120,290 48,785 71,505
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 23,375 22,275 1,100 66,100 63,090 3,010
Occupations unique to primary industry 2,490 2,175 315 24,825 20,970 3,855
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 4,340 2,865 1,480 24,240 15,960 8,290
     
Selected Family Characteristics Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of families 100,650     262,905    
Number of married-couple families 71,390     188,805    
Average number of persons in married-couple families 3.1     3.0    
Number of common-law couple families (11) 12,550     29,965    
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families (11) 2.5     2.7    
Number of lone-parent families (12) 16,710     44,135    
Average number of persons in lone-parent families (12) 2.5     2.5    
Number of female lone-parent families (12) 14,320     36,695    
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families (12) 2.5     2.5    
Number of male lone-parent families (12) 2,385     7,440    
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families (12) 2.4     2.4    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - All census families (51) 55,891     46,523    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Couple families (52) 62,068     51,641    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Lone-parent families 26,861     23,021    
     
Selected Household Characteristics Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All private households 144,410     360,020    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children (13) 41,500     104,465    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children (14) 40,400     109,070    
One-person households 37,530     89,005    
Other household types (15) 24,975     57,485    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - All households 46,946     39,908    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - One-person households 23,741     17,882    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - Two-or-more-persons households 56,729     48,042    
Number of rented dwellings (55) 55,210     103,305    
Average gross monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 657     590    
Number of owner-occupied dwellings (56) 89,095     252,150    
Average monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 823     633    
     
Selected Occupied Private Dwelling Characteristics Halifax, Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of dwellings (16) 144,410     360,020    
Number of owned dwellings (17) 89,180     254,720    
Number of rented dwellings (18) 55,215     103,655    
Number of dwellings constructed before 1991 120,040     311,370    
Number of dwellings constructed between 1991 and 2001 24,370     48,650    
Average value of dwelling ($) 134,286     101,515    
     

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