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Nova Scotia
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Richmond County
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Population and Dwelling Counts Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2001 (1) 109,330     10,225    
Population in 1996 (2) 117,849     11,022    
1996 to 2001 population change (%) - 7.2     - 7.2    
Total private dwellings 46,461     5,081    
Population density per square kilometre 44.3     8.2    
Land area (square km) 2,470.62     1,244.28    
     
Age Characteristics of the Population Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (3) 109,330 51,790 57,540 10,225 5,040 5,185
Age 0-4 5,200 2,630 2,570 490 235 260
Age 5-14 14,490 7,420 7,070 1,260 640 620
Age 15-19 8,225 4,165 4,060 720 385 335
Age 20-24 6,310 3,020 3,285 495 240 255
Age 25-44 28,115 13,085 15,035 2,575 1,240 1,340
Age 45-54 17,335 8,550 8,785 1,630 830 805
Age 55-64 12,170 5,910 6,265 1,225 600 630
Age 65-74 9,235 4,170 5,065 970 500 465
Age 75-84 6,210 2,300 3,915 615 285 330
Age 85 and over 2,040 550 1,490 245 90 155
Median age of the population 40.8 39.8 41.6 42.2 41.9 42.4
% of the population ages 15 and over 82.0 80.6 83.2 82.9 82.7 83.1
     
Common-law Status Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (4) 89,635 41,740 47,895 8,475 4,170 4,310
Not in a common-law relationship 85,130 39,475 45,655 7,950 3,905 4,045
In a common-law relationship 4,505 2,265 2,240 525 265 265
     
Legal Marital Status Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (5) 89,640 41,740 47,895 8,475 4,170 4,310
Single (6) 28,555 14,590 13,965 2,460 1,380 1,080
Married (7) 43,785 21,870 21,915 4,590 2,295 2,295
Separated (8) 3,220 1,320 1,900 260 120 135
Divorced (9) 5,720 2,435 3,285 425 210 215
Widowed (10) 8,365 1,530 6,830 740 155 585
     
Language(s) First Learned and Still Understood Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (19) 107,880 51,185 56,695 10,130 5,010 5,110
English only 102,960 48,920 54,040 6,780 3,385 3,395
French only 1,015 410 605 2,705 1,280 1,430
Both English and French 125 30 95 255 140 115
Other languages (20) 3,785 1,820 1,960 390 210 180
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 1 Year Ago Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over (21) 106,920 50,700 56,220 10,060 4,990 5,070
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 95,750 45,610 50,135 9,295 4,620 4,675
Lived within the same province/territory 1 year ago, but changed address 9,595 4,315 5,280 505 245 260
Lived in a different province/territory or country 1 year ago 1,580 775 805 260 120 135
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 5 Years Ago Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over (22) 102,670 48,450 54,225 9,685 4,835 4,850
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 75,705 36,215 39,485 7,810 3,895 3,920
Lived within the same province/territory 5 years ago, but changed address 23,315 10,370 12,940 1,395 675 725
Lived in a different province/territory or country 5 years ago 3,655 1,855 1,795 475 270 210
     
Immigration Characteristics Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 107,880 51,180 56,695 10,130 5,010 5,115
Canadian-born population (23) 105,980 50,315 55,665 9,755 4,820 4,935
Foreign-born population (24) 1,780 780 1,000 365 190 180
Immigrated before 1991 1,440 610 830 250 130 125
Immigrated between 1991 and 2001 (25) 345 175 170 115 60 55
Non-permanent residents (26) 115 80 35 10 10 0
     
Aboriginal Population Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 107,880 51,180 56,695 10,125 5,010 5,115
Aboriginal identity population (27) 3,985 1,925 2,060 455 235 220
Non-Aboriginal population 103,895 49,260 54,635 9,670 4,780 4,890
     
Visible Minority Status Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population by visible minority groups 107,880 51,185 56,700 10,130 5,015 5,110
Visible minority population (31) 1,440 695 745 75 35 35
Chinese 175 50 125 0 0 0
South Asian 95 65 30 0 10 0
Black 830 400 430 55 20 30
Filipino 25 10 15 0 0 0
Latin American 15 10 10 0 0 0
Southeast Asian 50 30 25 10 0 0
Arab 125 100 25 0 0 0
West Asian 15 0 10 0 0 0
Korean 0 0 10 0 0 0
Japanese 10 0 10 0 0 0
Visible minority, n.i.e (28) 65 30 30 0 0 0
Multiple visible minorities (29) 40 15 25 0 0 0
All others (30) 106,440 50,490 55,950 10,055 4,975 5,075
     
Religion Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Religion 107,880 51,185 56,700 10,125 5,010 5,115
Catholic (57) 69,970 33,030 36,940 8,640 4,245 4,395
Protestant 32,575 15,325 17,255 1,160 550 610
Christian Orthodox 395 195 200 0 0 0
Christian, n.i.e. (58) 425 240 185 15 10 10
Muslim 135 95 40 0 0 0
Jewish 235 105 130 10 10 0
Buddhist 70 40 30 10 0 0
Hindu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sikh 45 20 25 0 0 0
Eastern religions (59) 35 30 0 0 10 0
Other religions (60) 80 35 45 0 0 0
No religious affiliation (61) 3,915 2,075 1,845 300 200 95
     
School Attendance Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over attending school full time 11,315 5,520 5,795 900 440 455
Age group 15-19 attending full time (50) 6,620 3,300 3,315 610 335 270
Age group 20-24 attending full time 2,910 1,340 1,575 205 85 120
Total population 15 years and over attending school part time 2,150 1,095 1,060 145 75 65
Age group 15-19 attending part time (50) 120 70 50 10 0 0
Age group 20-24 attending part time 335 165 170 25 0 20
     
Highest Level of Schooling Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population aged 20-34 17,470 8,220 9,255 1,610 820 790
% of the population aged 20-34 with less than a high school graduation certificate 18.0 21.1 15.3 17.4 20.1 14.6
% of the population aged 20-34 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 30.7 29.7 31.5 21.1 17.7 24.7
% of the population aged 20-34 with a trades certificate or diploma 16.0 20.8 11.8 22.7 25.0 20.9
% of the population aged 20-34 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 15.1 11.8 18.0 23.3 25.0 21.5
% of the population aged 20-34 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 20.2 16.6 23.4 15.2 12.8 18.4
Total population aged 35-44 16,790 7,750 9,040 1,455 665 785
% of the population aged 35-44 with less than a high school graduation certificate 26.4 27.9 25.2 21.6 20.3 22.9
% of the population aged 35-44 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 19.6 17.3 21.6 19.6 18.0 21.0
% of the population aged 35-44 with a trades certificate or diploma 20.6 28.1 14.2 29.2 44.4 16.6
% of the population aged 35-44 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 19.1 14.3 23.3 20.3 12.0 26.8
% of the population aged 35-44 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 14.2 12.5 15.7 8.9 6.0 12.1
Total population aged 45-64 29,245 14,260 14,990 2,840 1,405 1,430
% of the population aged 45-64 with less than a high school graduation certificate 40.5 38.6 42.3 45.2 39.5 50.7
% of the population aged 45-64 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 15.1 13.1 16.9 15.1 13.2 17.5
% of the population aged 45-64 with a trades certificate or diploma 16.6 24.6 9.0 19.5 28.5 11.5
% of the population aged 45-64 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 13.6 9.5 17.4 10.0 10.0 10.5
% of the population aged 45-64 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 14.2 14.1 14.3 9.7 9.3 10.5
     
Earnings in 2000 Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
All persons with earnings (counts) (48) 45,480 23,060 22,420 4,530 2,475 2,055
Average earnings (all persons with earnings ($)) 22,416 26,422 18,296 21,663 26,656 15,644
Worked full year, full time (counts) (49) 18,975R 9,870 9,105 1,550R 880 665
Average earnings (worked full year, full time ($)) 33,559 38,120 28,612 35,807 43,302 25,872
     
Income in 2000 Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years of age and over with income (53) 81,205     7,760    
Median total income of persons 15 years of age and over ($) (54) 15,831     14,292    
Composition of total income (100%) (62) 100.0     100.0    
Earnings - % of income 60.5     62.9    
Government transfers - % of income 26.9     27.3    
Other money - % of income 12.7     9.8    
     
Language Used Most Often at Work Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over who worked since 2000 (44) 47,555 24,320 23,230 4,665 2,535 2,130
English 46,545 23,860 22,680 4,235 2,365 1,870
French 210 60 145 275 110 160
Non-official language 635 350 280 55 25 35
English and French 85 25 60 95 45 50
English and non-official language 85 25 55 10 0 10
French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 0 0
     
Place of Work Status Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Employed labour force 15 years and over (32) 35,825 17,335 18,485 3,220 1,655 1,565
Worked at home 1,325 640 680 195 70 120
Worked outside Canada 155 100 50 10 15 0
No fixed workplace address 3,425 2,640 785 385 310 75
Worked at usual place 30,925 13,945 16,975 2,635 1,265 1,370
     
Mode of Transportation to Work Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total -All modes (33) 34,345 16,590 17,760 3,015 1,575 1,445
Car, truck, van, as driver 27,560 13,715 13,845 2,540 1,325 1,210
Car, truck, van, as passenger 3,410 1,310 2,100 240 100 140
Public transit 475 190 285 0 10 0
Walked or bicycled 2,185 995 1,185 160 85 80
Other method 720 375 345 70 60 10
     
Unpaid Work Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons reporting hours of unpaid work (34) 76,740 34,265 42,475 7,415 3,545 3,865
Persons reporting hours of unpaid housework (35) 75,175 33,290 41,885 7,290 3,475 3,810
Persons reporting hours looking after children, without pay (36) 32,385 13,315 19,070 2,960 1,290 1,670
Persons reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors (37) 19,045 7,710 11,340 2,040 870 1,170
     
Labour Force Indicators Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Participation rate (38) 50.6 55.0 46.7 51.8 56.1 47.6
Employment rate (39) 40.6 42.1 39.3 38.5 40.0 37.0
Unemployment rate (40) 19.7 23.5 15.7 25.6 28.7 22.1
     
Industry Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 42,625 21,615 21,010 4,175 2,255 1,915
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 2,620 2,345 275 380 320 55
Manufacturing and construction industries 5,265 4,500 765 1,050 875 175
Wholesale and retail trade 6,950 3,375 3,570 570 170 395
Finance and real estate 1,380 580 800 135 30 105
Health and education 9,975 2,505 7,475 850 275 575
Business services 6,510 3,675 2,835 385 240 150
Other services 9,920 4,630 5,285 800 345 460
     
Occupation Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 42,630 21,615 21,010 4,170 2,260 1,915
Management occupations 2,965 1,905 1,060 280 135 145
Business, finance and administration occupations 6,205 1,600 4,600 435 45 395
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,320 1,085 235 195 170 25
Health occupations 3,560 670 2,885 225 20 205
Social science, education, government service and religion 3,745 1,495 2,245 285 145 140
Art, culture, recreation and sport 825 365 460 90 15 70
Sales and service occupations 13,640 4,925 8,715 1,015 285 730
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 7,125 6,915 215 910 875 35
Occupations unique to primary industry 1,855 1,655 200 310 260 50
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 1,395 990 405 425 310 115
     
Selected Family Characteristics Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of families 31,715     3,010    
Number of married-couple families 21,695     2,265    
Average number of persons in married-couple families 3.1     3.0    
Number of common-law couple families (11) 2,360     230    
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families (11) 2.9     3.0    
Number of lone-parent families (12) 7,660     510    
Average number of persons in lone-parent families (12) 2.5     2.5    
Number of female lone-parent families (12) 6,365     435    
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families (12) 2.5     2.6    
Number of male lone-parent families (12) 1,290     70    
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families (12) 2.4     2.4    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - All census families (51) 38,228     37,159    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Couple families (52) 44,885     42,206    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Lone-parent families 18,916     19,826    
     
Selected Household Characteristics Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All private households 42,145     3,940    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children (13) 11,750     1,130    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children (14) 11,415     1,280    
One-person households 10,505     890    
Other household types (15) 8,480     635    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - All households 32,235     31,367    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - One-person households 14,968     13,248    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - Two-or-more-persons households 40,585     39,023    
Number of rented dwellings (55) 10,985     640    
Average gross monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 527     422    
Number of owner-occupied dwellings (56) 30,175     3,175    
Average monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 545     440    
     
Selected Occupied Private Dwelling Characteristics Cape Breton County (CD) Richmond County (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of dwellings (16) 42,145     3,935    
Number of owned dwellings (17) 30,485     3,195    
Number of rented dwellings (18) 11,160     645    
Number of dwellings constructed before 1991 38,475     3,500    
Number of dwellings constructed between 1991 and 2001 3,670     435    
Average value of dwelling ($) 66,482     68,864    
     

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