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2006 Community Profiles

 
Digby
Nova Scotia
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 7,986   913,462
Population in 2001 1 8,281   908,007
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -3.6   0.6
Total private dwellings 2 4,231   425,681
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 3,359   376,829
Population density per square kilometre 4.8   17.3
Land area (square km) 1,655.93   52,917.46
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 7,985 3,925 4,060   913,460 439,830 473,630
0 to 4 years 345 160 180   42,040 21,295 20,745
5 to 9 years 430 200 230   48,145 24,645 23,500
10 to 14 years 495 245 250   56,245 28,560 27,685
15 to 19 years 525 285 245   61,440 31,185 30,250
20 to 24 years 365 195 170   56,775 28,055 28,720
25 to 29 years 355 170 185   50,595 23,910 26,685
30 to 34 years 430 210 225   54,635 25,870 28,765
35 to 39 years 520 270 255   60,935 29,300 31,635
40 to 44 years 645 315 320   75,720 36,670 39,055
45 to 49 years 645 320 330   77,205 37,410 39,800
50 to 54 years 640 320 320   71,705 34,755 36,945
55 to 59 years 665 325 340   67,880 33,285 34,600
60 to 64 years 530 255 275   51,920 25,475 26,450
65 to 69 years 420 220 200   40,155 19,400 20,760
70 to 74 years 335 165 165   33,140 15,570 17,575
75 to 79 years 270 115 160   26,435 11,340 15,100
80 to 84 years 180 75 110   19,870 7,545 12,325
85 years and over 175 70 105   18,610 5,565 13,050
Median age of the population 5 44.0 43.4 44.4   41.8 41.1 42.5
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.1 84.5 83.9   84.0 83.1 84.8
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 6,715 3,315 3,405   767,025 365,330 401,695
Not in a common-law relationship 5,910 2,910 3,000   698,675 331,250 367,425
In a common-law relationship 805 405 405   68,350 34,080 34,270
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 6,715 3,310 3,405   767,030 365,330 401,700
Never legally married (single) 8 1,865 1,055 805   246,770 127,825 118,950
Legally married (and not separated) 9 3,470 1,735 1,730   379,600 189,740 189,865
Separated, but still legally married 10 230 115 120   27,460 12,105 15,355
Divorced 11 590 285 300   58,385 25,365 33,025
Widowed 12 570 125 445   54,805 10,300 44,505
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 3,360   376,845
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 92.4   67.3
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.4   5.0
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.3   2.1
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 1.2   3.1
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 2.1   14.5
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   4.0
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 3.6   3.9
Number of owned dwellings 16 2,895   271,155
Number of rented dwellings 17 465   103,870
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 2,735   270,960
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 625   105,885
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 13.5   9.5
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 7.2   6.7
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.6   0.4
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 120,632   158,000
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 2,480   267,415
Number of married-couple families 22 1,725   187,425
Number of common-law-couple families 23 395   34,700
Number of lone-parent families 360   45,290
Number of female lone-parent families 265   37,280
Number of male lone-parent families 95   8,010
Average number of persons in all census families 2.7   2.8
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.8   2.9
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.7   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.4   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.4   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.3   2.3
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 41,842   55,412
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 47,530   63,843
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 37,532   50,617
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 32,591   29,917
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 30,732   28,330
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 34,950   39,709
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 37,717   47,850
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 42,131   54,078
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 33,708   44,038
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 29,887   28,555
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 28,391   27,344
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 32,706   35,246
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 3,360   376,845
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 880   96,260
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 1,190   120,105
One-person households 845   99,945
Other household types 28 445   60,530
Average household size 2.4   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 38,062   46,605
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 50,105   73,048
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 40,102   54,959
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 19,532   22,395
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 36,829   37,588
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 34,368   40,591
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 44,970   61,331
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 36,555   47,312
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 18,648   20,414
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 35,144   34,781
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 536   641
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 408   625
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 7,975 3,930 4,045   903,090 435,565 467,525
English only 7,555 3,755 3,805   832,105 400,930 431,175
French only 285 115 170   32,540 15,655 16,885
English and French 25 15 0   2,100 1,055 1,045
Other language(s) 33 110 45 65   36,345 17,925 18,415
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 7,975 3,930 4,045   903,090 435,570 467,525
English only 7,210 3,610 3,600   805,690 392,225 413,470
French only 0 0 0   1,000 470 530
English and French 765 320 445   95,010 42,245 52,770
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   1,385 630 755
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 7,975 3,930 4,050   903,090 435,565 467,525
English 7,835 3,870 3,970   866,685 417,715 448,970
French 85 35 55   17,165 8,270 8,895
Non-official language 35 20 20   15,700 7,835 7,865
English and French 15 10 10   1,310 610 700
English and non-official language 0 0 0   2,125 1,090 1,030
French and non-official language 0 0 0   85 40 40
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   25 0 25
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 7,975 3,930 4,050   903,090 435,570 467,520
Non-immigrants 37 7,680 3,805 3,875   854,495 412,430 442,065
Immigrants 38 280 115 160   45,195 21,330 23,860
Before 1991 250 100 150   30,305 13,990 16,320
1991 to 2000 0 10 0   7,985 3,930 4,060
2001 to 2006 39 20 10 15   6,900 3,415 3,485
Non-permanent residents 40 20 10 10   3,405 1,805 1,595
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 7,975 3,930 4,045   903,090 435,565 467,520
Canadian citizens 7,860 3,880 3,985   887,995 428,405 459,585
Canadian citizens under age 18 1,590 825 765   182,285 93,290 88,995
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 6,270 3,050 3,220   705,710 335,120 370,595
Not Canadian citizens 42 115 50 60   15,095 7,160 7,935
Table: Generation status
Generation status Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 6,695 3,320 3,380   756,595 361,155 395,440
1st generation 44 305 135 170   47,850 22,975 24,875
2nd generation 45 380 150 230   55,160 25,965 29,195
3rd generation or more 46 6,010 3,035 2,975   653,585 312,220 341,365
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 7,920 3,890 4,030   894,570 431,510 463,060
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 7,350 3,655 3,700   785,165 379,310 405,850
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 335 140 195   69,425 32,505 36,920
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 95 40 60   20,800 9,920 10,880
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 95 40 55   15,190 7,770 7,425
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 35 15 20   3,990 2,000 1,990
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 7,615 3,740 3,875   860,670 414,005 446,665
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 5,825 2,905 2,920   575,240 279,185 296,055
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 925 445 480   170,625 80,205 90,420
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 430 180 245   54,945 25,575 29,370
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 365 170 195   48,035 23,235 24,800
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 65 35 30   11,820 5,800 6,020
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 7,975 3,930 4,050   903,090 435,570 467,520
Aboriginal identity population 50 360 140 225   24,175 11,770 12,405
Non-Aboriginal identity population 7,615 3,790 3,820   878,915 423,800 455,120
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 6,695 3,320 3,380   756,595 361,155 395,440
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,600 1,470 1,135   202,775 102,045 100,725
High school certificate or equivalent 52 1,530 645 885   172,800 78,795 94,000
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 815 525 290   90,420 55,800 34,615
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 1,115 435 675   135,975 57,010 78,960
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 160 40 125   30,650 11,595 19,050
University certificate, diploma or degree 475 205 270   123,980 55,895 68,085
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 890 465 430   117,770 59,755 58,015
No certificate, diploma or degree 475 280 195   51,165 27,930 23,235
High school certificate or equivalent 55 275 105 165   41,635 20,235 21,400
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 35 30 0   3,900 2,455 1,440
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 70 30 40   8,675 4,290 4,380
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 10   2,375 1,130 1,255
University certificate, diploma or degree 20 15 10   10,015 3,715 6,305
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 815 370 445   104,750 49,345 55,405
No certificate, diploma or degree 205 145 65   12,060 7,230 4,825
High school certificate or equivalent 58 235 110 125   23,190 11,880 11,310
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 80 40 45   10,190 6,035 4,155
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 220 60 155   26,505 11,565 14,945
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   4,030 1,805 2,230
University certificate, diploma or degree 65 20 50   28,775 10,830 17,940
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 3,635 1,815 1,820   402,995 194,650 208,345
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,155 665 490   82,220 42,875 39,340
High school certificate or equivalent 61 755 315 440   82,865 37,550 45,320
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 570 375 200   60,525 36,925 23,600
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 730 300 430   85,005 35,720 49,285
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 120 30 90   18,420 6,750 11,675
University certificate, diploma or degree 305 130 170   73,955 34,830 39,130
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 6,700 3,315 3,380   756,595 361,155 395,435
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,130 2,115 2,020   375,570 180,845 194,720
Education 220 50 170   31,460 8,345 23,115
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 35 20 15   8,725 4,175 4,550
Humanities 150 60 85   18,195 7,225 10,970
Social and behavioural sciences and law 160 45 120   30,195 9,220 20,980
Business, management and public administration 575 65 505   86,670 23,920 62,750
Physical and life sciences and technologies 30 25 10   12,660 6,740 5,915
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 40 10 30   14,975 7,790 7,185
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 735 715 20   88,860 84,685 4,170
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 60 45 20   6,855 4,630 2,225
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 280 0 280   54,675 8,435 46,245
Personal, protective and transportation services 270 170 105   27,730 15,135 12,595
Other 64 0 0 0   15 10 10
Table: Location of study
Location of study Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 6,695 3,315 3,380   756,595 361,155 395,440
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,135 2,115 2,015   375,570 180,845 194,720
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,565 1,205 1,360   381,025 180,310 200,720
Inside Canada 2,420 1,130 1,285   359,365 169,190 190,170
Outside Canada 145 70 75   21,660 11,120 10,540
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 6,695 3,320 3,380   756,595 361,155 395,440
In the labour force 67 3,920 2,095 1,825   476,125 245,950 230,170
Employed 68 3,415 1,885 1,535   432,595 222,990 209,600
Unemployed 69 500 210 295   43,530 22,960 20,570
Not in the labour force 70 2,775 1,230 1,550   280,470 115,210 165,265
Participation rate 71 58.6 63.1 54.0   62.9 68.1 58.2
Employment rate 72 51.0 56.8 45.4   57.2 61.7 53.0
Unemployment rate 73 12.8 10.0 16.2   9.1 9.3 8.9
Table: Occupation
Occupation Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 3,890 2,090 1,800   468,590 242,580 226,005
A Management occupations 75 295 170 115   41,700 25,430 16,270
B Business, finance and administration occupations 400 45 355   79,440 21,210 58,230
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 120 105 10   25,025 19,975 5,050
D Health occupations 135 15 120   31,120 5,570 25,555
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 270 60 215   39,350 13,170 26,180
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 55 0 50   12,740 5,440 7,300
G Sales and service occupations 970 305 665   122,870 49,815 73,050
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 550 515 30   69,965 66,445 3,525
I Occupations unique to primary industry 765 670 90   24,490 20,805 3,685
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 330 185 145   21,890 14,720 7,170
Table: Industry
Industry Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 3,885 2,085 1,800   468,590 242,580 226,005
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 815 660 150   27,400 22,180 5,220
Construction 235 220 15   29,965 27,200 2,765
Manufacturing 565 380 185   41,710 30,090 11,620
Wholesale trade 70 40 30   16,440 11,545 4,895
Retail trade 475 165 310   58,565 24,400 34,165
Finance and real estate 80 10 70   21,355 8,680 12,675
Health care and social services 310 25 280   54,695 9,460 45,235
Educational services 305 100 200   34,690 11,635 23,055
Business services 420 225 190   80,930 47,340 33,585
Other services 620 250 370   102,840 50,045 52,795
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 6,065 2,905 3,160   689,655 319,915 369,740
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 5,975 2,825 3,145   681,725 315,085 366,640
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 2,390 1,045 1,345   262,230 111,765 150,465
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 1,345 560 785   134,205 53,555 80,655
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 4,465 2,345 2,120   515,655 264,860 250,795
English 4,390 2,305 2,090   504,425 259,565 244,860
French 45 30 20   6,995 3,185 3,810
Non-official language 10 0 10   1,475 855 620
English and French 20 10 10   2,190 1,020 1,175
English and non-official language 0 0 0   505 205 300
French and non-official language 0 0 0   30 20 10
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   30 15 20
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 3,420 1,885 1,535   432,595 222,990 209,600
Worked at home 285 145 140   27,820 14,150 13,670
Worked outside Canada 20 10 10   1,815 1,315 505
No fixed workplace address 680 595 80   48,725 38,645 10,075
Worked at usual place 2,430 1,125 1,305   354,235 168,880 185,360
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 1,105 575 530   256,450 120,140 136,305
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 1,065 440 625   63,545 29,080 34,470
Worked in a different census division (county) 240 100 140   29,470 16,525 12,950
Worked in a different province 15 10 10   4,765 3,130 1,635
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
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 3,105 1,720 1,390   402,960 207,525 195,430
Car, truck, van, as driver 2,525 1,360 1,165   293,225 158,030 135,195
Car, truck, van, as passenger 355 215 140   43,705 18,740 24,965
Public transit 25 20 10   23,965 9,725 14,235
Walked or bicycled 165 95 65   35,645 17,145 18,500
All other modes 40 25 15   6,415 3,885 2,530
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 7,975 3,930 4,045   903,090 435,565 467,520
Total visible minority population 85 345 155 195   37,685 18,250 19,430
Chinese 0 0 0   4,305 1,965 2,340
South Asian 86 0 0 0   3,810 2,030 1,775
Black 340 150 190   19,230 9,150 10,080
Filipino 0 0 0   700 255 440
Latin American 10 0 0   955 505 450
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   815 400 420
Arab 0 0 0   4,505 2,410 2,095
West Asian 88 0 0 0   775 390 385
Korean 0 0 0   795 415 380
Japanese 0 0 0   500 215 290
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   260 95 160
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   1,035 420 610
Not a visible minority 91 7,630 3,780 3,855   865,405 417,315 448,090
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 4,340 2,305 2,035   508,305 260,905 247,395
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 16,434 21,058 12,110   22,608 28,223 17,984
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 1,650 935 715   255,050 141,095 113,955
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 29,705 30,267 26,431   36,917 42,328 31,516
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Digby, Municipal district   Nova Scotia
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 6,400 3,200 3,200   718,340 345,685 372,655
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 18,113 24,972 14,874   22,815 29,592 18,053
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 17,144 22,196 14,431   20,778 25,955 17,119
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 64.8 66.7 61.6   70.2 73.4 65.7
Government transfers - As a % of total income 22.4 19.1 27.8   15.1 11.8 19.9
Other money - As a % of total income 12.7 14.1 10.5   14.6 14.8 14.5
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 7,945 3,915 4,030   891,010 429,725 461,285
% in low income before tax - All persons 12.2 11.5 12.9   13.8 12.4 15.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 6.7 6.4 7.1   9.6 8.9 10.2
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 14.8 16.5 13.0   16.6 16.7 16.5
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 5.3 5.5 5.2   11.5 11.6 11.4

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Digby, Nova Scotia (Code1203004) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E
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