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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 1,232   135,851
Population in 2001 1 1,248   135,294
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -1.3   0.4
Total private dwellings 2 542   62,753
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 503   53,084
Population density per square kilometre 360.0   23.9
Land area (square km) 3.42   5,683.91
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 1,230 570 660   135,850 65,595 70,255
0 to 4 years 60 25 35   6,690 3,370 3,320
5 to 9 years 60 30 30   7,920 4,065 3,860
10 to 14 years 90 40 50   9,375 4,825 4,550
15 to 19 years 85 40 40   9,940 5,000 4,940
20 to 24 years 75 35 35   8,585 4,190 4,400
25 to 29 years 45 20 25   7,365 3,500 3,865
30 to 34 years 50 20 35   7,840 3,755 4,090
35 to 39 years 70 40 35   8,730 4,210 4,520
40 to 44 years 90 40 50   10,705 5,150 5,555
45 to 49 years 90 40 45   10,870 5,210 5,660
50 to 54 years 90 50 35   10,205 5,005 5,200
55 to 59 years 105 50 55   10,045 4,905 5,140
60 to 64 years 70 40 30   7,400 3,655 3,745
65 to 69 years 50 25 25   5,830 2,880 2,955
70 to 74 years 55 30 30   4,975 2,335 2,645
75 to 79 years 45 20 25   3,765 1,665 2,100
80 to 84 years 50 10 40   2,920 1,115 1,805
85 years and over 60 20 40   2,690 765 1,920
Median age of the population 5 44.7 44.3 45.0   40.8 39.9 41.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.3 84.2 82.6   82.3 81.3 83.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 1,025 475 545   111,865 53,335 58,530
Not in a common-law relationship 935 430 505   103,765 49,290 54,475
In a common-law relationship 90 45 45   8,100 4,040 4,055
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 1,025 475 545   111,865 53,340 58,530
Never legally married (single) 8 355 195 155   35,030 18,170 16,860
Legally married (and not separated) 9 400 200 200   58,210 29,065 29,140
Separated, but still legally married 10 60 25 40   3,895 1,725 2,165
Divorced 11 65 30 35   7,070 3,055 4,010
Widowed 12 150 25 125   7,665 1,315 6,350
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 500   53,135
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 55.0   71.7
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.0   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 0.0   1.9
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 21.0   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 9.0   5.2
Number of owned dwellings 16 275   39,360
Number of rented dwellings 17 225   13,715
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 380   36,770
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 125   16,365
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 13.0   8.6
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 5.6   6.8
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.0   0.6
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 99,420   144,404
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 310   39,185
Number of married-couple families 22 205   28,700
Number of common-law-couple families 23 45   4,085
Number of lone-parent families 65   6,400
Number of female lone-parent families 60   5,265
Number of male lone-parent families 0   1,135
Average number of persons in all census families 3.0   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.0   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.5   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 0.0   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 49,813   54,800
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 60,996   61,629
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 50,856   49,266
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 22,879   32,847
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 22,852   31,573
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   37,797
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 44,701   47,441
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 52,009   52,685
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 48,040   43,619
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 22,864   30,698
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 22,826   30,177
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   33,350
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 505   53,135
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 135   15,710
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 110   16,390
One-person households 175   12,820
Other household types 28 85   8,210
Average household size 2.3   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 35,826   46,553
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 65,283   68,476
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 43,113   53,400
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 14,774   20,928
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 31,236   38,138
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 31,877   40,778
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 58,627   58,854
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 37,481   46,359
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 14,489   19,223
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 28,805   35,191
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 501   620
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 522   652
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 1,160 545 615   134,205 64,990 69,215
English only 1,105 530 580   125,260 60,820 64,440
French only 45 10 35   5,345 2,365 2,985
English and French 10 0 10   495 245 250
Other language(s) 33 0 0 0   3,100 1,565 1,535
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 1,155 545 610   134,205 64,995 69,210
English only 1,070 500 575   116,995 57,685 59,310
French only 0 0 0   55 35 20
English and French 90 45 40   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 Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 1,155 545 610   134,205 64,990 69,210
English 1,155 540 610   130,115 62,970 67,140
French 0 0 0   2,680 1,310 1,370
Non-official language 0 0 0   1,100 575 525
English and French 0 0 0   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 Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 1,160 545 615   134,205 64,990 69,210
Non-immigrants 37 1,135 545 595   129,150 62,560 66,590
Immigrants 38 25 10 20   4,785 2,315 2,470
Before 1991 25 10 20   3,335 1,595 1,745
1991 to 2000 0 0 0   590 280 305
2001 to 2006 39 0 0 0   855 435 420
Non-permanent residents 40 0 0 0   270 115 155
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 1,155 545 610   134,205 64,990 69,215
Canadian citizens 1,150 545 605   132,215 64,055 68,160
Canadian citizens under age 18 255 135 115   29,665 15,110 14,555
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 900 410 485   102,550 48,945 53,605
Not Canadian citizens 42 10 0 10   1,990 940 1,050
Table: Generation status
Generation status Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 955 440 520   110,205 52,695 57,515
1st generation 44 20 0 20   5,020 2,410 2,610
2nd generation 45 30 15 15   6,245 2,895 3,345
3rd generation or more 46 900 420 480   98,935 47,385 51,550
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 1,135 530 605   133,100 64,395 68,705
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,085 505 580   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) 35 15 15   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 15 0 0   4,760 2,160 2,605
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 10 10 0   2,745 1,305 1,440
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   505 255 250
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 1,105 515 590   127,570 61,705 65,865
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 770 375 395   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) 235 105 130   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 20 10 20   11,215 4,990 6,225
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 75 30 45   8,300 3,965 4,335
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   1,430 685 745
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 1,155 545 615   134,205 64,990 69,210
Aboriginal identity population 50 50 15 35   1,730 760 970
Non-Aboriginal identity population 1,110 530 575   132,475 64,230 68,245
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 955 435 520   110,205 52,695 57,510
No certificate, diploma or degree 350 150 200   29,235 15,970 13,265
High school certificate or equivalent 52 305 170 135   28,245 13,395 14,845
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 105 70 35   11,245 7,200 4,045
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 125 35 90   21,765 8,005 13,760
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 30 10 25   4,190 1,415 2,775
University certificate, diploma or degree 35 0 30   15,530 6,705 8,820
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 190 115 75   18,545 9,390 9,155
No certificate, diploma or degree 80 40 35   7,460 3,995 3,460
High school certificate or equivalent 55 85 65 20   7,230 3,720 3,510
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0 10 0   575 385 190
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 10 0 0   1,580 725 850
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 10   345 160 185
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 0   1,350 405 950
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 110 50 60   15,175 7,065 8,105
No certificate, diploma or degree 10 0 10   1,810 1,230 575
High school certificate or equivalent 58 65 25 45   3,815 2,030 1,785
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25 20 0   1,220 760 460
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 0 0 10   4,515 1,850 2,670
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   405 130 270
University certificate, diploma or degree 10 0 0   3,410 1,070 2,340
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 470 210 265   57,640 27,735 29,905
No certificate, diploma or degree 140 60 80   11,780 6,890 4,890
High school certificate or equivalent 61 125 70 55   13,420 6,145 7,275
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 70 40 25   7,365 4,615 2,745
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 105 30 70   13,210 4,795 8,415
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   2,520 870 1,650
University certificate, diploma or degree 30 0 25   9,345 4,415 4,925
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 955 435 520   110,205 52,695 57,510
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 660 325 335   57,475 29,365 28,110
Education 25 0 20   4,390 1,120 3,270
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 0 0 0   1,125 585 535
Humanities 10 0 0   2,655 1,200 1,460
Social and behavioural sciences and law 0 0 0   4,175 1,140 3,030
Business, management and public administration 75 0 70   13,815 3,505 10,305
Physical and life sciences and technologies 0 0 0   1,660 815 840
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 0 0 0   1,550 875 675
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 60 60 0   10,465 10,005 465
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 0 0 0   1,520 1,075 445
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 85 10 70   7,845 1,095 6,745
Personal, protective and transportation services 45 35 10   3,520 1,895 1,625
Other 64 0 0 0   0 0 10
Table: Location of study
Location of study Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 955 435 520   110,205 52,695 57,510
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 660 320 335   57,480 29,370 28,110
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 295 110 185   52,725 23,325 29,400
Inside Canada 295 110 180   50,435 22,205 28,225
Outside Canada 0 0 0   2,290 1,115 1,175
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 955 440 520   110,205 52,695 57,510
In the labour force 67 665 355 310   75,210 38,245 36,965
Employed 68 590 320 270   66,855 34,120 32,735
Unemployed 69 75 35 40   8,350 4,125 4,230
Not in the labour force 70 290 80 210   34,995 14,450 20,550
Participation rate 71 69.6 80.7 59.6   68.2 72.6 64.3
Employment rate 72 61.8 72.7 51.9   60.7 64.7 56.9
Unemployment rate 73 11.3 9.9 12.9   11.1 10.8 11.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 665 355 310   74,510 37,990 36,520
A Management occupations 75 40 25 15   5,650 3,320 2,325
B Business, finance and administration occupations 70 20 55   12,085 2,890 9,190
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 15 10 10   3,590 2,655 935
D Health occupations 20 0 20   4,420 660 3,765
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 30 0 30   5,970 1,665 4,310
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10 0 0   1,640 675 960
G Sales and service occupations 125 55 70   16,810 6,150 10,655
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 60 50 10   11,125 10,305 820
I Occupations unique to primary industry 180 150 35   9,000 7,270 1,730
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 115 50 65   4,225 2,395 1,830
Table: Industry
Industry Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 660 355 310   74,510 37,990 36,525
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 185 145 35   9,525 7,365 2,150
Construction 15 15 0   4,880 4,350 535
Manufacturing 150 80 75   7,000 4,550 2,450
Wholesale trade 0 0 0   1,595 1,150 445
Retail trade 50 20 30   8,120 3,525 4,590
Finance and real estate 10 0 10   2,690 1,170 1,520
Health care and social services 40 10 30   7,140 975 6,165
Educational services 25 0 25   4,625 1,485 3,140
Business services 60 25 40   9,665 5,700 3,965
Other services 120 55 65   19,265 7,710 11,555
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 865 390 475   101,345 47,345 54,000
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 865 395 475   100,130 46,595 53,535
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 365 130 235   41,990 18,040 23,950
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 175 65 110   21,615 8,635 12,980
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 710 370 345   82,405 41,665 40,740
English 690 360 325   80,875 41,235 39,640
French 15 0 15   1,060 285 765
Non-official language 0 0 0   30 10 20
English and French 0 10 0   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 Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 590 315 270   66,860 34,120 32,740
Worked at home 55 30 35   5,255 2,975 2,285
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   190 140 55
No fixed workplace address 120 95 25   7,360 5,910 1,450
Worked at usual place 410 195 215   54,045 25,095 28,950
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 335 155 180   20,830 9,330 11,500
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 35 20 15   27,970 12,985 14,985
Worked in a different census division (county) 20 10 10   4,255 2,105 2,150
Worked in a different province 20 15 10   990 670 315
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Souris, Town   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 83 530 290 240   61,410 31,010 30,395
Car, truck, van, as driver 430 260 170   48,905 25,340 23,565
Car, truck, van, as passenger 35 10 25   6,815 2,905 3,910
Public transit 0 0 0   305 160 145
Walked or bicycled 65 25 35   4,495 2,105 2,385
All other modes 0 0 0   890 495 395
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 1,160 545 610   134,205 64,995 69,210
Total visible minority population 85 0 0 0   1,825 880 945
Chinese 0 0 0   250 130 120
South Asian 86 0 0 0   130 75 60
Black 0 0 0   645 315 330
Filipino 0 0 0   30 10 15
Latin American 0 0 0   215 110 105
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   30 0 30
Arab 0 0 0   260 120 140
West Asian 88 0 0 0   30 20 15
Korean 0 0 0   70 30 35
Japanese 0 0 0   65 30 35
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   60 15 45
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   25 15 10
Not a visible minority 91 1,160 545 610   132,375 64,110 68,265
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 725 365 360   80,670 40,820 39,850
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 17,230 19,028 15,528   19,459 21,781 17,067
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 240 110 130   36,135 19,260 16,875
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 30,244 35,794 25,047   34,140 36,034 31,956
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Souris, Town   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 925 425 500   106,405 51,230 55,170
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 20,029 23,996 18,669   22,383 26,627 19,027
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 18,172 20,334 17,276   20,205 23,227 17,790
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 68.6 74.1 61.5   69.8 71.9 67.3
Government transfers - As a % of total income 26.4 22.5 31.0   17.8 15.2 21.1
Other money - As a % of total income 5.1 2.6 7.7   12.3 12.9 11.6
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 1,155 540 615   132,875 64,470 68,405
% in low income before tax - All persons 19.9 13.8 25.2   11.0 9.7 12.3
% in low income after tax - All persons 7.3 4.6 8.9   7.0 6.5 7.5
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 20.0 14.8 30.4   12.7 12.7 12.6
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 11.8 0.0 20.8   7.9 7.6 8.2

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Souris, Prince Edward Island (Code1101036) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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