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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, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 14,500   135,851
Population in 2001 1 14,654   135,294
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -1.1   0.4
Total private dwellings 2 6,298   62,753
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 5,928   53,084
Population density per square kilometre 511.3   23.9
Land area (square km) 28.36   5,683.91
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 14,500 6,815 7,690   135,850 65,595 70,255
0 to 4 years 725 370 355   6,690 3,370 3,320
5 to 9 years 870 465 405   7,920 4,065 3,860
10 to 14 years 970 485 490   9,375 4,825 4,550
15 to 19 years 995 510 480   9,940 5,000 4,940
20 to 24 years 905 395 505   8,585 4,190 4,400
25 to 29 years 755 370 385   7,365 3,500 3,865
30 to 34 years 835 390 440   7,840 3,755 4,090
35 to 39 years 890 430 465   8,730 4,210 4,520
40 to 44 years 1,130 530 600   10,705 5,150 5,555
45 to 49 years 1,145 500 640   10,870 5,210 5,660
50 to 54 years 1,020 510 515   10,205 5,005 5,200
55 to 59 years 1,005 470 540   10,045 4,905 5,140
60 to 64 years 735 360 375   7,400 3,655 3,745
65 to 69 years 660 320 345   5,830 2,880 2,955
70 to 74 years 630 265 360   4,975 2,335 2,645
75 to 79 years 465 195 275   3,765 1,665 2,100
80 to 84 years 390 155 235   2,920 1,115 1,805
85 years and over 360 95 270   2,690 765 1,920
Median age of the population 5 41.4 39.9 42.7   40.8 39.9 41.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 82.3 80.6 83.7   82.3 81.3 83.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 11,930 5,495 6,435   111,865 53,335 58,530
Not in a common-law relationship 10,885 4,970 5,910   103,765 49,290 54,475
In a common-law relationship 1,050 525 525   8,100 4,040 4,055
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 11,935 5,495 6,435   111,865 53,340 58,530
Never legally married (single) 8 3,645 1,845 1,800   35,030 18,170 16,860
Legally married (and not separated) 9 5,785 2,885 2,900   58,210 29,065 29,140
Separated, but still legally married 10 545 225 320   3,895 1,725 2,165
Divorced 11 960 360 600   7,070 3,055 4,010
Widowed 12 995 175 815   7,665 1,315 6,350
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 5,950   53,135
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 54.6   71.7
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 9.7   5.5
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.6   2.4
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 3.5   1.9
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 17.2   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 7.4   5.2
Number of owned dwellings 16 3,495   39,360
Number of rented dwellings 17 2,455   13,715
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 4,350   36,770
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 1,600   16,365
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.2   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 ($) 20 125,185   144,404
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 4,310   39,185
Number of married-couple families 22 2,860   28,700
Number of common-law-couple families 23 530   4,085
Number of lone-parent families 915   6,400
Number of female lone-parent families 785   5,265
Number of male lone-parent families 130   1,135
Average number of persons in all census families 2.8   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.9   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.6   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.6   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 50,636   54,800
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 59,545   61,629
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 39,620   49,266
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 33,201   32,847
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 32,835   31,573
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 36,864   37,797
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 44,136   47,441
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 50,966   52,685
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 36,193   43,619
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 30,997   30,698
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 30,802   30,177
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 33,862   33,350
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 5,950   53,135
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 1,445   15,710
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 1,840   16,390
One-person households 1,575   12,820
Other household types 28 1,085   8,210
Average household size 2.4   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 41,988   46,553
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 69,193   68,476
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 51,262   53,400
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 21,339   20,928
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 37,115   38,138
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 37,708   40,778
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 59,671   58,854
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 44,932   46,359
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 19,734   19,223
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 34,748   35,191
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 631   620
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 714   652
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 14,270 6,720 7,545   134,205 64,990 69,215
English only 13,085 6,150 6,940   125,260 60,820 64,440
French only 860 385 470   5,345 2,365 2,985
English and French 70 55 15   495 245 250
Other language(s) 33 245 125 120   3,100 1,565 1,535
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 14,270 6,720 7,550   134,205 64,995 69,210
English only 11,890 5,735 6,155   116,995 57,685 59,310
French only 10 10 0   55 35 20
English and French 2,365 975 1,390   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, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 14,270 6,720 7,545   134,205 64,990 69,210
English 13,840 6,510 7,335   130,115 62,970 67,140
French 290 140 155   2,680 1,310 1,370
Non-official language 115 60 55   1,100 575 525
English and French 25 10 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, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 14,270 6,720 7,545   134,205 64,990 69,210
Non-immigrants 37 13,800 6,500 7,305   129,150 62,560 66,590
Immigrants 38 460 220 240   4,785 2,315 2,470
Before 1991 250 125 125   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 10 0   270 115 155
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 14,270 6,720 7,550   134,205 64,990 69,215
Canadian citizens 14,040 6,610 7,435   132,215 64,055 68,160
Canadian citizens under age 18 3,100 1,600 1,500   29,665 15,110 14,555
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 10,945 5,005 5,935   102,550 48,945 53,605
Not Canadian citizens 42 225 115 115   1,990 940 1,050
Table: Generation status
Generation status Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 11,700 5,400 6,300   110,205 52,695 57,515
1st generation 44 460 215 240   5,020 2,410 2,610
2nd generation 45 655 335 320   6,245 2,895 3,345
3rd generation or more 46 10,585 4,845 5,740   98,935 47,385 51,550
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 14,150 6,640 7,500   133,100 64,395 68,705
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 11,680 5,515 6,165   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) 1,660 755 905   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 425 195 235   4,760 2,160 2,605
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 270 140 135   2,745 1,305 1,440
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 105 40 65   505 255 250
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 13,535 6,325 7,210   127,570 61,705 65,865
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 7,575 3,565 4,010   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) 3,700 1,740 1,965   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 1,110 490 610   11,215 4,990 6,225
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 995 445 550   8,300 3,965 4,335
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 150 75 75   1,430 685 745
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 14,270 6,720 7,550   134,205 64,990 69,210
Aboriginal identity population 50 130 60 70   1,730 760 970
Non-Aboriginal identity population 14,135 6,660 7,475   132,475 64,230 68,245
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 11,700 5,395 6,300   110,205 52,695 57,510
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,315 1,670 1,645   29,235 15,970 13,265
High school certificate or equivalent 52 3,020 1,320 1,705   28,245 13,395 14,845
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,195 765 425   11,245 7,200 4,045
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 2,445 910 1,540   21,765 8,005 13,760
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 410 150 260   4,190 1,415 2,775
University certificate, diploma or degree 1,300 580 725   15,530 6,705 8,820
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 1,885 885 995   18,545 9,390 9,155
No certificate, diploma or degree 750 370 375   7,460 3,995 3,460
High school certificate or equivalent 55 710 365 350   7,230 3,720 3,510
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 85 60 30   575 385 190
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 180 60 120   1,580 725 850
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 0   345 160 185
University certificate, diploma or degree 140 30 110   1,350 405 950
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 1,590 735 855   15,175 7,065 8,105
No certificate, diploma or degree 230 130 95   1,810 1,230 575
High school certificate or equivalent 58 415 180 230   3,815 2,030 1,785
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 100 60 40   1,220 760 460
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 480 225 255   4,515 1,850 2,670
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 45 0 35   405 130 270
University certificate, diploma or degree 325 130 195   3,410 1,070 2,340
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 5,900 2,750 3,150   57,640 27,735 29,905
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,340 740 600   11,780 6,890 4,890
High school certificate or equivalent 61 1,420 565 855   13,420 6,145 7,275
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 735 465 270   7,365 4,615 2,745
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 1,435 535 905   13,210 4,795 8,415
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 265 95 170   2,520 870 1,650
University certificate, diploma or degree 700 345 355   9,345 4,415 4,925
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 11,695 5,395 6,300   110,205 52,695 57,510
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 6,340 2,995 3,350   57,475 29,365 28,110
Education 455 95 360   4,390 1,120 3,270
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 85 45 40   1,125 585 535
Humanities 200 75 125   2,655 1,200 1,460
Social and behavioural sciences and law 380 80 300   4,175 1,140 3,030
Business, management and public administration 1,420 395 1,025   13,815 3,505 10,305
Physical and life sciences and technologies 140 55 80   1,660 815 840
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 145 60 85   1,550 875 675
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 1,205 1,150 55   10,465 10,005 465
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 80 55 30   1,520 1,075 445
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 855 175 675   7,845 1,095 6,745
Personal, protective and transportation services 390 210 175   3,520 1,895 1,625
Other 64 0 0 0   0 0 10
Table: Location of study
Location of study Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 11,700 5,395 6,300   110,205 52,695 57,510
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 6,340 2,990 3,350   57,480 29,370 28,110
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 5,355 2,400 2,950   52,725 23,325 29,400
Inside Canada 5,140 2,290 2,845   50,435 22,205 28,225
Outside Canada 215 105 110   2,290 1,115 1,175
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 11,695 5,400 6,300   110,205 52,695 57,510
In the labour force 67 7,680 3,685 3,990   75,210 38,245 36,965
Employed 68 6,730 3,250 3,480   66,855 34,120 32,735
Unemployed 69 940 430 510   8,350 4,125 4,230
Not in the labour force 70 4,020 1,710 2,305   34,995 14,450 20,550
Participation rate 71 65.7 68.2 63.3   68.2 72.6 64.3
Employment rate 72 57.5 60.2 55.2   60.7 64.7 56.9
Unemployment rate 73 12.2 11.7 12.8   11.1 10.8 11.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 7,555 3,630 3,920   74,510 37,990 36,520
A Management occupations 75 540 320 220   5,650 3,320 2,325
B Business, finance and administration occupations 1,460 400 1,060   12,085 2,890 9,190
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 270 190 85   3,590 2,655 935
D Health occupations 540 75 465   4,420 660 3,765
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 540 190 350   5,970 1,665 4,310
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 125 55 65   1,640 675 960
G Sales and service occupations 2,090 735 1,360   16,810 6,150 10,655
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 990 925 60   11,125 10,305 820
I Occupations unique to primary industry 435 365 70   9,000 7,270 1,730
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 560 370 190   4,225 2,395 1,830
Table: Industry
Industry Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 7,555 3,630 3,920   74,510 37,990 36,525
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 515 385 130   9,525 7,365 2,150
Construction 315 270 40   4,880 4,350 535
Manufacturing 940 650 285   7,000 4,550 2,450
Wholesale trade 175 135 35   1,595 1,150 445
Retail trade 1,020 455 565   8,120 3,525 4,590
Finance and real estate 305 155 155   2,690 1,170 1,520
Health care and social services 880 125 750   7,140 975 6,165
Educational services 400 135 265   4,625 1,485 3,140
Business services 875 555 325   9,665 5,700 3,965
Other services 2,125 750 1,370   19,265 7,710 11,555
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 10,565 4,755 5,810   101,345 47,345 54,000
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 10,485 4,700 5,780   100,130 46,595 53,535
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 4,200 1,715 2,490   41,990 18,040 23,950
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 2,005 825 1,180   21,615 8,635 12,980
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 8,360 4,025 4,335   82,405 41,665 40,740
English 8,230 3,985 4,245   80,875 41,235 39,640
French 105 30 70   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, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 6,735 3,250 3,480   66,860 34,120 32,740
Worked at home 315 120 200   5,255 2,975 2,285
Worked outside Canada 10 0 0   190 140 55
No fixed workplace address 520 435 90   7,360 5,910 1,450
Worked at usual place 5,890 2,695 3,195   54,045 25,095 28,950
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 4,340 1,845 2,495   20,830 9,330 11,500
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 1,190 695 495   27,970 12,985 14,985
Worked in a different census division (county) 240 95 145   4,255 2,105 2,150
Worked in a different province 115 55 60   990 670 315
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Summerside, City   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 6,410 3,130 3,285   61,410 31,010 30,395
Car, truck, van, as driver 5,025 2,570 2,455   48,905 25,340 23,565
Car, truck, van, as passenger 785 265 520   6,815 2,905 3,910
Public transit 15 10 10   305 160 145
Walked or bicycled 530 260 270   4,495 2,105 2,385
All other modes 60 20 35   890 495 395
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 14,270 6,720 7,550   134,205 64,995 69,210
Total visible minority population 85 240 110 135   1,825 880 945
Chinese 25 15 10   250 130 120
South Asian 86 15 10 0   130 75 60
Black 120 50 65   645 315 330
Filipino 10 10 0   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 10 0 0   65 30 35
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 50 10 35   60 15 45
Multiple visible minority 90 10 10 10   25 15 10
Not a visible minority 91 14,025 6,610 7,415   132,375 64,110 68,265
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 8,025 3,865 4,160   80,670 40,820 39,850
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 20,461 24,220 18,256   19,459 21,781 17,067
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 4,080 2,125 1,950   36,135 19,260 16,875
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 32,630 36,496 29,446   34,140 36,034 31,956
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Summerside, City   Prince Edward Island
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 11,255 5,180 6,080   106,405 51,230 55,170
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,382 26,924 18,788   22,383 26,627 19,027
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 20,014 23,563 17,807   20,205 23,227 17,790
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 67.5 70.8 63.7   69.8 71.9 67.3
Government transfers - As a % of total income 19.5 16.0 23.4   17.8 15.2 21.1
Other money - As a % of total income 13.0 13.2 12.9   12.3 12.9 11.6
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 14,230 6,705 7,520   132,875 64,470 68,405
% in low income before tax - All persons 13.5 11.8 15.0   11.0 9.7 12.3
% in low income after tax - All persons 7.6 6.7 8.4   7.0 6.5 7.5
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 18.2 16.8 19.7   12.7 12.7 12.6
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 10.9 9.8 12.1   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 (Code1103025) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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