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Selected trend data for Newfoundland and Labrador, 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses

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Selected trend data for Newfoundland and Labrador , 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses
Subtopic Census year
1996 2001 2006
Population
Total population count1 551,792 512,930 505,469
Age and sex
% of the population aged 0 to 14 years 19.9 17.3 15.5
% of the population aged 15 to 64 years 69.3 70.4 70.6
% of the population aged 65 years and over 10.8 12.3 13.9
Median age2 34.2 38.4 41.7
Ratio of age groups 0 to 14 years to 65 years and over3 1.8 1.4 1.1
Marital status
% of the population aged 15 years and over who are single (never legally married)4 28.0 26.2 25.5
% of the population aged 15 years and over living in a couple (married or common-law) 61.6 62.2 62.0
Families and households
% of couples (married and common-law) with children (of any age)5 67.0 59.0 52.9
% of couples (married and common-law) with at least one child under 25 years of age 61.6 53.2 46.7
Total private households6 185,500 189,040 197,185
% of one-person households 14.5 18.0 20.2
% of households containing a couple with children7 43.9 36.0 30.4
% of households containing a couple without children8 26.5 30.9 34.0
Average household size 2.9 2.7 2.5
Median household income9 41,593 42,190 44,136
Median economic family income10 46,131 48,370 51,791
% of economic families receiving government transfers11 96.3 92.2 90.0
% of economic family income from government transfers12 23.6 19.8 19.1
Median economic family government transfers13 10,625 9,413 10,865
Median income for persons 15 years and over not in economic families14 16,723 16,598 17,595
% of persons not in economic families in low income before tax15 42.8 47.0 42.0
% of economic families in low income before tax16 19.7 16.2 11.9
Housing and shelter costs
Total occupied private dwellings occupied by usual residents17 185,500 189,040 197,180
% of occupied private dwellings owned18 77.1 78.2 78.7
% of occupied private dwellings rented19 22.8 21.8 21.1
% of occupied private dwellings that are band housing20 0.0 0.1 0.2
% of occupied private dwellings requiring major repair21 8.5 9.4 7.9
% of occupied private dwellings constructed in the last 10 years22 19.1 14.2 12.7
% of occupied private dwellings with more than one person per room23 0.9 0.6 0.4
Language
% of population whose mother tongue is English only24 98.5 98.4 97.6
% of population whose mother tongue is French only25 0.4 0.4 0.4
% of the population whose mother tongue is a non-official language only26 1.0 1.1 1.9
% of the population who speak English and/or French most often at home27 99.4 99.4 99.0
% of the population who only speak a non-official language most often at home28 0.6 0.6 1.0
% of the population with knowledge of an official language29 99.9 99.9 99.8
% of the population with knowledge of both official languages30 3.9 4.1 4.7
Mobility and migration
% who lived at same address 5 years ago31 73.4 73.0 72.1
% who moved within the same census subdivision (CSD) 14.6 14.7 13.9
% who moved within the province from a different census subdivision (CSD) 8.4 8.5 7.9
% who moved from a different province/territory 3.1 3.3 5.4
% who lived outside Canada 0.5 0.5 0.7
Immigration and citizenship
% immigrants32 1.6 1.6 1.7
% recent immigrants (arrived in last 5 years)33 0.3 0.2 0.3
% Canadian citizens 99.3 99.3 99.2
Visible minorities
% visible minorities34 0.7 0.8 1.1
Aboriginal peoples
% reporting Aboriginal identity35 2.6 3.7 4.7
Labour
Employment rate36 42.1 45.1 47.9
Employment rate for males37 46.1 47.9 50.4
Employment rate for females38 38.4 42.4 45.7
Participation rate39 56.3 57.6 58.9
Participation rate for males40 63.0 63.2 63.5
Participation rate for females41 49.7 52.3 54.6
Unemployment rate42 25.1 21.8 18.6
Unemployment rate for males43 26.9 24.2 20.7
Unemployment rate for females44 22.9 19.1 16.3
% male full-year, full-time workers45 26.9 28.5 28.8
% female full-year, full-time workers46 19.7 22.7 25.3
Unpaid work
% of males reporting any hour(s) of unpaid work47 82.2 84.5 85.5
% of females reporting any hour(s) of unpaid work48 91.2 91.9 92.0
Place of work and commuting to work
% working at home49 6.6 6.1 5.6
Travel to work: % by car, truck or van as driver50 74.8 76.4 73.7
Travel to work: % by car, truck or van as passenger 11.1 10.5 12.6
Travel to work: % using public transit 1.7 1.7 1.9
Travel to work: % walking or biking 9.5 8.4 8.0
Income and earnings
Median total income for males51 23,230 24,514 25,929
Median total income for females52 14,027 14,122 15,823
Median earnings for males working full year, full time53 44,187 43,544 44,607
Median earnings for females working full year, full time54 29,418 30,292 31,130
% of persons in low income before tax55 21.3 18.8 14.7