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2006 Community Profiles

 
Summerside
Prince Edward Island
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 16,153   135,851
Population in 2001 1 16,200   135,294
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -0.3   0.4
Total private dwellings 2 6,968   62,753
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 6,556   53,084
Population density per square kilometre 175.9   23.9
Land area (square km) 91.85   5,683.91
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 16,155 7,665 8,485   135,850 65,595 70,255
0 to 4 years 815 415 395   6,690 3,370 3,320
5 to 9 years 970 515 450   7,920 4,065 3,860
10 to 14 years 1,085 550 535   9,375 4,825 4,550
15 to 19 years 1,100 565 530   9,940 5,000 4,940
20 to 24 years 1,000 445 550   8,585 4,190 4,400
25 to 29 years 845 415 425   7,365 3,500 3,865
30 to 34 years 935 440 490   7,840 3,755 4,090
35 to 39 years 1,010 485 520   8,730 4,210 4,520
40 to 44 years 1,285 610 675   10,705 5,150 5,555
45 to 49 years 1,275 570 705   10,870 5,210 5,660
50 to 54 years 1,145 575 575   10,205 5,005 5,200
55 to 59 years 1,135 530 610   10,045 4,905 5,140
60 to 64 years 830 405 425   7,400 3,655 3,745
65 to 69 years 725 355 365   5,830 2,880 2,955
70 to 74 years 690 295 395   4,975 2,335 2,645
75 to 79 years 500 205 290   3,765 1,665 2,100
80 to 84 years 420 170 250   2,920 1,115 1,805
85 years and over 395 105 290   2,690 765 1,920
Median age of the population 5 41.3 40.0 42.5   40.8 39.9 41.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 82.2 80.7 83.6   82.3 81.3 83.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 13,285 6,185 7,100   111,865 53,335 58,530
Not in a common-law relationship 12,130 5,605 6,530   103,765 49,290 54,475
In a common-law relationship 1,155 580 575   8,100 4,040 4,055
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 13,285 6,185 7,105   111,865 53,340 58,530
Never legally married (single) 8 4,005 2,055 1,950   35,030 18,170 16,860
Legally married (and not separated) 9 6,565 3,275 3,290   58,210 29,065 29,140
Separated, but still legally married 10 600 250 350   3,895 1,725 2,165
Divorced 11 1,045 405 640   7,070 3,055 4,010
Widowed 12 1,065 195 875   7,665 1,315 6,350
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 6,575   53,135
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 56.5   71.7
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 9.0   5.5
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.0   2.4
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 3.3   1.9
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 16.5   13.2
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   0.1
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 7.8   5.2
Number of owned dwellings 16 4,025   39,360
Number of rented dwellings 17 2,555   13,715
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 4,735   36,770
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 1,845   16,365
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.4   8.6
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.4   6.8
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.3   0.6
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 123,400   144,404
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 4,820   39,185
Number of married-couple families 22 3,235   28,700
Number of common-law-couple families 23 570   4,085
Number of lone-parent families 1,005   6,400
Number of female lone-parent families 855   5,265
Number of male lone-parent families 150   1,135
Average number of persons in all census families 2.8   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.9   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.6   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.6   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 50,750   54,800
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 59,158   61,629
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 42,017   49,266
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 32,919   32,847
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 32,854   31,573
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 35,597   37,797
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 44,062   47,441
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 50,508   52,685
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 36,828   43,619
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 30,859   30,698
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 30,815   30,177
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 31,546   33,350
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 6,580   53,135
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 1,645   15,710
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 2,060   16,390
One-person households 1,685   12,820
Other household types 28 1,195   8,210
Average household size 2.4   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 42,300   46,553
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 68,842   68,476
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 51,659   53,400
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 20,415   20,928
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 36,958   38,138
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 37,956   40,778
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 59,091   58,854
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 44,998   46,359
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 18,939   19,223
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 34,606   35,191
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 630   620
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 717   652
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 15,910 7,550 8,365   134,205 64,990 69,215
English only 14,570 6,920 7,645   125,260 60,820 64,440
French only 1,010 440 575   5,345 2,365 2,985
English and French 75 60 15   495 245 250
Other language(s) 33 255 135 125   3,100 1,565 1,535
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 15,915 7,550 8,360   134,205 64,995 69,210
English only 13,245 6,440 6,810   116,995 57,685 59,310
French only 10 10 10   55 35 20
English and French 2,650 1,105 1,545   17,100 7,245 9,855
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   55 20 30
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 15,910 7,550 8,360   134,205 64,990 69,210
English 15,470 7,330 8,140   130,115 62,970 67,140
French 300 140 155   2,680 1,310 1,370
Non-official language 115 60 55   1,100 575 525
English and French 25 15 10   150 45 105
English and non-official language 0 0 0   160 90 75
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 15,910 7,550 8,360   134,205 64,990 69,210
Non-immigrants 37 15,435 7,325 8,110   129,150 62,560 66,590
Immigrants 38 465 220 245   4,785 2,315 2,470
Before 1991 250 120 130   3,335 1,595 1,745
1991 to 2000 35 10 25   590 280 305
2001 to 2006 39 180 85 95   855 435 420
Non-permanent residents 40 10 0 0   270 115 155
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 15,915 7,550 8,360   134,205 64,990 69,215
Canadian citizens 15,685 7,440 8,250   132,215 64,055 68,160
Canadian citizens under age 18 3,450 1,825 1,625   29,665 15,110 14,555
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 12,235 5,610 6,625   102,550 48,945 53,605
Not Canadian citizens 42 230 115 120   1,990 940 1,050
Table: Generation status
Generation status Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 13,060 6,055 7,000   110,205 52,695 57,515
1st generation 44 475 225 245   5,020 2,410 2,610
2nd generation 45 730 370 360   6,245 2,895 3,345
3rd generation or more 46 11,855 5,465 6,390   98,935 47,385 51,550
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 15,775 7,460 8,310   133,100 64,395 68,705
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 13,120 6,240 6,875   116,595 56,570 60,025
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 1,700 775 925   8,495 4,110 4,385
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 540 245 295   4,760 2,160 2,605
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 300 155 145   2,745 1,305 1,440
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 110 40 70   505 255 250
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 15,080 7,100 7,980   127,570 61,705 65,865
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 8,780 4,165 4,620   86,340 42,310 44,025
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 3,795 1,795 2,005   20,280 9,745 10,535
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 1,295 590 705   11,215 4,990 6,225
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 1,050 475 580   8,300 3,965 4,335
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 155 80 75   1,430 685 745
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 15,915 7,550 8,360   134,205 64,990 69,210
Aboriginal identity population 50 150 80 70   1,730 760 970
Non-Aboriginal identity population 15,765 7,470 8,290   132,475 64,230 68,245
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 13,060 6,060 7,000   110,205 52,695 57,510
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,825 2,015 1,810   29,235 15,970 13,265
High school certificate or equivalent 52 3,375 1,415 1,955   28,245 13,395 14,845
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,345 860 485   11,245 7,200 4,045
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 2,710 1,015 1,695   21,765 8,005 13,760
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 445 150 290   4,190 1,415 2,775
University certificate, diploma or degree 1,365 600 765   15,530 6,705 8,820
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 2,100 980 1,115   18,545 9,390 9,155
No certificate, diploma or degree 830 430 400   7,460 3,995 3,460
High school certificate or equivalent 55 835 390 445   7,230 3,720 3,510
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 85 55 25   575 385 190
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 190 65 125   1,580 725 850
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 0   345 160 185
University certificate, diploma or degree 150 25 120   1,350 405 950
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 1,770 820 950   15,175 7,065 8,105
No certificate, diploma or degree 250 140 110   1,810 1,230 575
High school certificate or equivalent 58 465 200 260   3,815 2,030 1,785
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 125 70 50   1,220 760 460
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 535 255 285   4,515 1,850 2,670
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 50 10 45   405 130 270
University certificate, diploma or degree 345 135 205   3,410 1,070 2,340
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 6,680 3,130 3,550   57,640 27,735 29,905
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,625 935 690   11,780 6,890 4,890
High school certificate or equivalent 61 1,565 600 960   13,420 6,145 7,275
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 840 530 310   7,365 4,615 2,745
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 1,615 605 1,010   13,210 4,795 8,415
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 290 95 195   2,520 870 1,650
University certificate, diploma or degree 735 360 375   9,345 4,415 4,925
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 13,060 6,060 7,000   110,205 52,695 57,510
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 7,195 3,435 3,765   57,475 29,365 28,110
Education 480 110 370   4,390 1,120 3,270
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 90 45 45   1,125 585 535
Humanities 215 75 140   2,655 1,200 1,460
Social and behavioural sciences and law 410 80 325   4,175 1,140 3,030
Business, management and public administration 1,570 400 1,165   13,815 3,505 10,305
Physical and life sciences and technologies 135 55 80   1,660 815 840
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 155 60 95   1,550 875 675
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 1,370 1,315 50   10,465 10,005 465
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 90 55 35   1,520 1,075 445
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 900 175 720   7,845 1,095 6,745
Personal, protective and transportation services 450 240 205   3,520 1,895 1,625
Other 64 0 0 0   0 0 10
Table: Location of study
Location of study Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 13,055 6,060 7,000   110,205 52,695 57,510
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 7,195 3,435 3,760   57,480 29,370 28,110
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 5,860 2,625 3,235   52,725 23,325 29,400
Inside Canada 5,640 2,515 3,125   50,435 22,205 28,225
Outside Canada 225 110 110   2,290 1,115 1,175
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 13,055 6,060 7,000   110,205 52,695 57,510
In the labour force 67 8,625 4,130 4,495   75,210 38,245 36,965
Employed 68 7,570 3,660 3,910   66,855 34,120 32,735
Unemployed 69 1,060 470 590   8,350 4,125 4,230
Not in the labour force 70 4,435 1,930 2,500   34,995 14,450 20,550
Participation rate 71 66.1 68.2 64.2   68.2 72.6 64.3
Employment rate 72 58.0 60.4 55.9   60.7 64.7 56.9
Unemployment rate 73 12.3 11.4 13.1   11.1 10.8 11.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 8,490 4,075 4,415   74,510 37,990 36,520
A Management occupations 75 605 355 250   5,650 3,320 2,325
B Business, finance and administration occupations 1,610 415 1,190   12,085 2,890 9,190
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 285 200 80   3,590 2,655 935
D Health occupations 595 80 515   4,420 660 3,765
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 620 215 405   5,970 1,665 4,310
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 130 70 65   1,640 675 960
G Sales and service occupations 2,295 810 1,490   16,810 6,150 10,655
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 1,170 1,105 65   11,125 10,305 820
I Occupations unique to primary industry 505 395 100   9,000 7,270 1,730
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 675 425 250   4,225 2,395 1,830
Table: Industry
Industry Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 8,490 4,075 4,415   74,510 37,990 36,525
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 570 410 160   9,525 7,365 2,150
Construction 390 340 45   4,880 4,350 535
Manufacturing 1,140 795 345   7,000 4,550 2,450
Wholesale trade 200 160 45   1,595 1,150 445
Retail trade 1,130 500 630   8,120 3,525 4,590
Finance and real estate 350 165 190   2,690 1,170 1,520
Health care and social services 1,015 155 865   7,140 975 6,165
Educational services 420 145 270   4,625 1,485 3,140
Business services 960 605 350   9,665 5,700 3,965
Other services 2,305 795 1,515   19,265 7,710 11,555
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 11,865 5,370 6,495   101,345 47,345 54,000
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 11,775 5,315 6,460   100,130 46,595 53,535
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 4,685 1,940 2,745   41,990 18,040 23,950
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 2,350 980 1,365   21,615 8,635 12,980
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 9,400 4,535 4,865   82,405 41,665 40,740
English 9,265 4,495 4,775   80,875 41,235 39,640
French 110 35 75   1,060 285 765
Non-official language 0 0 0   30 10 20
English and French 25 10 15   430 140 295
English and non-official language 0 0 0   15 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
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 7,570 3,660 3,905   66,860 34,120 32,740
Worked at home 370 150 220   5,255 2,975 2,285
Worked outside Canada 10 0 0   190 140 55
No fixed workplace address 590 490 100   7,360 5,910 1,450
Worked at usual place 6,600 3,015 3,585   54,045 25,095 28,950
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 4,405 1,880 2,520   20,830 9,330 11,500
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 1,810 965 840   27,970 12,985 14,985
Worked in a different census division (county) 260 105 160   4,255 2,105 2,150
Worked in a different province 120 60 60   990 670 315
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
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 7,190 3,510 3,680   61,410 31,010 30,395
Car, truck, van, as driver 5,675 2,880 2,795   48,905 25,340 23,565
Car, truck, van, as passenger 875 320 560   6,815 2,905 3,910
Public transit 15 10 10   305 160 145
Walked or bicycled 560 270 290   4,495 2,105 2,385
All other modes 65 25 35   890 495 395
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 15,910 7,550 8,360   134,205 64,995 69,210
Total visible minority population 85 245 110 140   1,825 880 945
Chinese 25 15 10   250 130 120
South Asian 86 15 10 0   130 75 60
Black 125 50 70   645 315 330
Filipino 10 0 10   30 10 15
Latin American 0 0 0   215 110 105
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   30 0 30
Arab 10 0 0   260 120 140
West Asian 88 0 0 0   30 20 15
Korean 0 0 0   70 30 35
Japanese 0 10 0   65 30 35
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 45 10 35   60 15 45
Multiple visible minority 90 10 10 10   25 15 10
Not a visible minority 91 15,670 7,440 8,225   132,375 64,110 68,265
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 9,035 4,350 4,680   80,670 40,820 39,850
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 20,508 24,285 18,021   19,459 21,781 17,067
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 4,595 2,410 2,185   36,135 19,260 16,875
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 32,594 35,997 29,478   34,140 36,034 31,956
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Summerside (CA)   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 12,540 5,800 6,740   106,405 51,230 55,170
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,377 26,928 18,786   22,383 26,627 19,027
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 20,105 23,565 17,811   20,205 23,227 17,790
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 68.0 71.0 64.6   69.8 71.9 67.3
Government transfers - As a % of total income 19.4 16.0 23.2   17.8 15.2 21.1
Other money - As a % of total income 12.6 13.0 12.2   12.3 12.9 11.6
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 15,850 7,515 8,330   132,875 64,470 68,405
% in low income before tax - All persons 12.7 11.2 14.1   11.0 9.7 12.3
% in low income after tax - All persons 7.2 6.3 8.0   7.0 6.5 7.5
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 17.0 15.6 19.1   12.7 12.7 12.6
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 10.3 8.6 11.8   7.9 7.6 8.2

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Summerside, Prince Edward Island (Code110) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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