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2006 Community Profiles

 
Melfort
Saskatchewan
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 5,192   968,157
Population in 2001 1 5,559   978,933
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -6.6   -1.1
Total private dwellings 2 2,377   438,621
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 2,218   387,160
Population density per square kilometre 351.3   1.6
Land area (square km) 14.78   588,276.09
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 5,190 2,370 2,825   968,160 475,240 492,915
0 to 4 years 290 150 145   57,495 29,395 28,100
5 to 9 years 320 155 170   61,070 31,160 29,905
10 to 14 years 340 175 165   69,130 35,405 33,725
15 to 19 years 350 175 170   74,900 38,455 36,445
20 to 24 years 240 115 130   67,245 33,800 33,440
25 to 29 years 245 110 140   58,245 28,930 29,320
30 to 34 years 285 135 150   54,935 26,810 28,125
35 to 39 years 280 115 165   56,555 27,680 28,875
40 to 44 years 340 170 175   71,320 34,745 36,580
45 to 49 years 375 185 185   75,785 37,765 38,020
50 to 54 years 350 170 180   70,230 35,215 35,010
55 to 59 years 295 155 145   58,230 29,115 29,105
60 to 64 years 240 110 130   43,710 21,685 22,025
65 to 69 years 210 90 115   37,110 17,900 19,210
70 to 74 years 215 65 155   33,780 15,985 17,795
75 to 79 years 270 105 165   30,505 13,750 16,750
80 to 84 years 250 100 150   24,100 9,770 14,325
85 years and over 275 85 195   23,820 7,660 16,160
Median age of the population 5 43.7 41.7 45.5   38.7 37.5 39.8
% of the population aged 15 and over 81.7 79.9 83.2   80.6 79.8 81.4
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 4,240 1,890 2,350   780,460 379,275 401,185
Not in a common-law relationship 3,985 1,760 2,220   722,930 350,540 372,395
In a common-law relationship 255 130 125   57,535 28,740 28,795
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 4,240 1,895 2,350   780,460 379,275 401,185
Never legally married (single) 8 1,055 545 510   256,450 138,790 117,660
Legally married (and not separated) 9 2,220 1,105 1,110   396,500 198,280 198,215
Separated, but still legally married 10 95 40 55   19,385 8,780 10,605
Divorced 11 320 135 185   51,170 23,160 28,010
Widowed 12 550 65 485   56,955 10,265 46,690
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 2,210   387,140
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 74.7   74.3
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 2.0   2.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.2   3.3
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 0.9   1.8
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 9.3   12.9
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.1   2.8
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 3.4   2.0
Number of owned dwellings 16 1,555   277,860
Number of rented dwellings 17 660   99,125
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 1,935   312,460
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 275   74,680
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.4   10.5
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.7   6.8
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.0   1.4
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 101,364   132,111
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,430   267,455
Number of married-couple families 22 1,095   194,165
Number of common-law-couple families 23 120   28,855
Number of lone-parent families 215   44,445
Number of female lone-parent families 190   35,170
Number of male lone-parent families 20   9,265
Average number of persons in all census families 2.9   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.9   3.0
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.0   2.9
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.7
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.6   2.7
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 3.2   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 55,515   58,563
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 60,979   67,369
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 46,927   51,865
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 33,069   29,547
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 31,637   28,067
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 44,567   37,217
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 49,671   50,875
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 52,625   57,535
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 42,305   45,530
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 30,486   28,577
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 28,960   27,384
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 41,239   33,845
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 2,210   387,140
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 565   102,350
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 645   115,630
One-person households 745   111,315
Other household types 28 255   57,845
Average household size 2.3   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 38,960   46,705
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 68,099   76,494
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 50,725   57,994
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 20,368   23,122
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 34,662   38,113
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 35,276   41,084
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 59,137   65,210
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 44,033   49,942
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 18,824   21,107
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 33,040   35,421
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 471   568
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 530   614
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 5,055 2,330 2,725   953,845 469,400 484,445
English only 4,700 2,190 2,505   811,725 401,635 410,095
French only 35 25 10   16,060 7,540 8,515
English and French 0 0 0   1,130 550 575
Other language(s) 33 320 115 205   124,930 59,680 65,255
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 5,055 2,330 2,725   953,845 469,405 484,445
English only 4,910 2,285 2,620   902,655 446,480 456,170
French only 0 0 0   480 230 250
English and French 150 45 100   47,450 21,185 26,265
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   3,260 1,505 1,760
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 5,055 2,330 2,725   953,850 469,400 484,445
English 5,020 2,315 2,705   897,130 441,745 455,385
French 0 0 0   3,860 1,755 2,105
Non-official language 20 15 10   46,605 22,930 23,670
English and French 0 0 0   860 385 470
English and non-official language 10 0 10   5,335 2,560 2,775
French and non-official language 0 0 0   50 25 25
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   10 0 10
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 5,055 2,330 2,725   953,850 469,405 484,445
Non-immigrants 37 4,875 2,260 2,615   901,080 444,205 456,875
Immigrants 38 170 60 110   48,155 22,690 25,465
Before 1991 120 45 75   30,615 14,320 16,295
1991 to 2000 25 10 20   9,450 4,385 5,060
2001 to 2006 39 25 10 15   8,095 3,985 4,105
Non-permanent residents 40 10 10 0   4,615 2,505 2,105
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 5,055 2,335 2,725   953,845 469,405 484,445
Canadian citizens 5,000 2,310 2,690   936,850 460,975 475,875
Canadian citizens under age 18 1,150 590 565   231,130 118,945 112,190
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 3,845 1,720 2,125   705,725 342,035 363,690
Not Canadian citizens 42 55 20 35   16,995 8,430 8,570
Table: Generation status
Generation status Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 4,110 1,855 2,250   766,235 373,390 392,845
1st generation 44 165 60 105   50,235 23,820 26,420
2nd generation 45 955 400 560   139,120 65,090 74,030
3rd generation or more 46 2,990 1,400 1,585   576,880 284,480 292,395
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 4,990 2,290 2,700   942,205 463,500 478,705
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 4,245 1,900 2,340   807,755 397,685 410,065
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 355 180 170   80,090 39,185 40,905
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 315 165 150   36,505 17,480 19,020
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 65 40 25   13,645 7,020 6,625
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 10 0 10   4,215 2,125 2,090
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 4,770 2,130 2,635   896,610 440,045 456,565
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 3,035 1,395 1,640   572,875 283,655 289,215
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 875 370 510   180,200 86,770 93,430
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 635 275 360   92,485 44,315 48,170
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 175 75 100   38,925 19,210 19,720
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 45 20 25   12,125 6,100 6,025
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 5,055 2,335 2,725   953,850 469,405 484,445
Aboriginal identity population 50 305 130 180   141,890 69,565 72,325
Non-Aboriginal identity population 4,750 2,205 2,550   811,955 399,840 412,120
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 4,110 1,855 2,250   766,235 373,390 392,845
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,415 675 735   231,730 122,305 109,425
High school certificate or equivalent 52 1,035 465 570   205,495 101,235 104,260
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 385 195 190   86,310 52,700 33,610
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 695 255 435   111,770 39,765 72,005
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 140 70 70   32,180 11,870 20,315
University certificate, diploma or degree 435 190 245   98,755 45,515 53,235
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 595 295 300   141,690 72,885 68,810
No certificate, diploma or degree 310 180 135   67,545 36,390 31,155
High school certificate or equivalent 55 215 70 140   50,555 26,480 24,075
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 35 30 0   5,790 3,275 2,515
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 20 0 15   9,285 3,545 5,745
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   1,910 840 1,070
University certificate, diploma or degree 15 15 10   6,600 2,350 4,250
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 540 250 290   112,080 54,335 57,740
No certificate, diploma or degree 80 65 15   17,800 10,110 7,690
High school certificate or equivalent 58 175 65 110   31,785 17,345 14,440
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 55 35 15   12,920 7,740 5,175
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 110 35 70   22,180 8,180 14,000
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 20 10 10   3,950 1,650 2,300
University certificate, diploma or degree 105 40 65   23,440 9,300 14,135
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 1,870 885 985   373,475 183,805 189,670
No certificate, diploma or degree 355 160 190   76,295 43,585 32,715
High school certificate or equivalent 61 495 270 230   97,775 47,620 50,150
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 225 105 120   53,420 32,900 20,520
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 435 180 255   67,445 24,135 43,305
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 80 50 25   19,190 7,280 11,905
University certificate, diploma or degree 280 120 160   59,355 28,280 31,080
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 4,110 1,860 2,250   766,235 373,390 392,845
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,450 1,140 1,310   437,225 223,540 213,680
Education 290 55 230   42,225 10,675 31,555
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 40 25 15   7,390 3,600 3,790
Humanities 80 55 25   12,795 5,835 6,955
Social and behavioural sciences and law 80 0 75   20,800 7,330 13,465
Business, management and public administration 265 70 200   66,305 18,430 47,875
Physical and life sciences and technologies 25 10 15   7,970 4,345 3,625
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 40 35 10   9,440 5,355 4,085
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 295 300 0   69,145 65,575 3,570
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 90 80 10   13,030 10,305 2,725
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 355 70 285   56,910 8,625 48,280
Personal, protective and transportation services 95 20 75   22,945 9,755 13,185
Other 64 0 0 0   45 0 40
Table: Location of study
Location of study Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 4,110 1,855 2,250   766,230 373,385 392,845
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,450 1,140 1,310   437,225 223,540 213,685
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,655 720 940   329,010 149,845 179,160
Inside Canada 1,605 680 920   309,460 139,570 169,895
Outside Canada 50 35 20   19,545 10,280 9,265
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 4,110 1,860 2,250   766,230 373,390 392,845
In the labour force 67 2,495 1,290 1,205   524,305 277,680 246,620
Employed 68 2,350 1,195 1,150   494,900 261,355 233,545
Unemployed 69 145 90 50   29,400 16,325 13,075
Not in the labour force 70 1,615 565 1,050   241,930 95,710 146,225
Participation rate 71 60.7 69.4 53.6   68.4 74.4 62.8
Employment rate 72 57.2 64.2 51.1   64.6 70.0 59.4
Unemployment rate 73 5.8 7.0 4.1   5.6 5.9 5.3
Table: Occupation
Occupation Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 2,480 1,290 1,190   517,475 274,140 243,340
A Management occupations 75 250 185 65   41,595 25,460 16,135
B Business, finance and administration occupations 450 115 330   80,525 19,090 61,440
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 75 70 10   21,765 16,960 4,805
D Health occupations 150 20 130   32,205 5,055 27,155
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 170 40 130   42,840 13,325 29,515
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 50 30 15   10,960 4,400 6,560
G Sales and service occupations 675 230 445   120,600 46,795 73,805
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 390 380 15   83,245 77,815 5,430
I Occupations unique to primary industry 200 175 25   67,660 52,755 14,900
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 65 40 25   16,075 12,485 3,595
Table: Industry
Industry Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 2,480 1,290 1,190   517,475 274,140 243,340
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 250 205 45   84,305 64,265 20,040
Construction 90 70 20   29,940 26,835 3,105
Manufacturing 175 155 20   29,865 22,985 6,885
Wholesale trade 100 75 25   19,100 14,070 5,035
Retail trade 315 125 190   56,730 25,620 31,110
Finance and real estate 205 80 115   25,280 9,245 16,035
Health care and social services 280 35 240   58,405 8,855 49,545
Educational services 180 50 125   40,315 12,200 28,115
Business services 345 230 115   70,545 43,090 27,450
Other services 540 255 285   102,990 46,970 56,025
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 3,715 1,645 2,065   712,200 339,565 372,635
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 3,655 1,610 2,040   703,815 333,850 369,965
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 1,415 585 835   294,980 129,315 165,670
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 865 310 550   156,810 65,310 91,505
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 2,690 1,360 1,330   565,595 295,225 270,370
English 2,680 1,355 1,325   555,430 290,400 265,025
French 0 0 0   1,930 610 1,320
Non-official language 10 0 10   5,945 3,115 2,830
English and French 0 0 0   595 245 340
English and non-official language 0 0 0   1,695 840 850
French and non-official language 0 0 0   10 10 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 2,350 1,200 1,150   494,900 261,355 233,545
Worked at home 190 115 75   69,650 42,105 27,545
Worked outside Canada 10 0 0   1,040 685 355
No fixed workplace address 180 145 35   49,025 39,465 9,555
Worked at usual place 1,970 930 1,040   375,185 179,095 196,090
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 1,700 740 960   265,680 122,885 142,790
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 55 20 35   75,250 36,775 38,465
Worked in a different census division (county) 175 130 45   24,305 13,335 10,965
Worked in a different province 40 40 0   9,955 6,095 3,860
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
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 2,155 1,075 1,070   424,210 218,565 205,645
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,655 885 775   336,325 178,305 158,020
Car, truck, van, as passenger 165 45 125   30,760 13,115 17,640
Public transit 0 0 0   9,300 3,590 5,710
Walked or bicycled 275 135 140   40,755 18,975 21,780
All other modes 50 10 35   7,070 4,570 2,500
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 5,055 2,335 2,725   953,845 469,405 484,445
Total visible minority population 85 40 15 25   33,900 17,220 16,675
Chinese 15 0 15   9,505 4,925 4,580
South Asian 86 0 0 0   5,130 2,760 2,370
Black 20 10 10   5,090 2,630 2,455
Filipino 0 0 0   3,770 1,685 2,085
Latin American 0 0 0   2,520 1,265 1,255
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   2,555 1,280 1,270
Arab 0 0 0   1,710 910 800
West Asian 88 0 0 0   1,020 500 520
Korean 0 0 0   740 325 410
Japanese 0 0 0   645 280 360
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   405 185 220
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   810 465 345
Not a visible minority 91 5,020 2,315 2,700   919,950 452,180 467,765
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 2,675 1,340 1,335   553,655 288,795 264,865
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 23,553 31,618 17,967   23,025 27,950 19,279
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 1,430 855 575   286,895 166,030 120,860
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 34,886 40,002 28,885   35,948 39,991 32,097
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Melfort, City   Saskatchewan
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 3,940 1,785 2,155   728,960 356,325 372,635
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 21,644 28,305 18,675   23,755 29,589 19,873
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 20,208 25,980 17,400   21,679 25,944 18,659
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 68.5 75.6 60.4   73.9 77.8 68.5
Government transfers - As a % of total income 17.6 11.7 24.6   12.8 9.1 18.0
Other money - As a % of total income 13.8 12.8 14.9   13.3 13.2 13.5
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 5,000 2,305 2,690   897,575 441,025 456,545
% in low income before tax - All persons 14.1 11.9 16.0   14.4 13.1 15.6
% in low income after tax - All persons 9.1 8.4 9.6   9.9 9.4 10.4
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 12.9 13.4 13.3   18.1 18.1 18.1
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 11.2 10.8 10.6   12.5 12.6 12.5

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Melfort, Saskatchewan (Code4714051) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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