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2006 Community Profiles

 
Placentia
Newfoundland and Labrador
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 3,898   505,469
Population in 2001 1 4,426   512,930
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -11.9   -1.5
Total private dwellings 2 1,753   235,958
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 1,549   197,245
Population density per square kilometre 67.1   1.4
Land area (square km) 58.05   370,494.89
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 3,900 1,840 2,055   505,470 245,735 259,735
0 to 4 years 145 75 70   22,865 11,650 11,210
5 to 9 years 175 90 85   25,905 13,240 12,670
10 to 14 years 235 130 105   29,455 15,135 14,320
15 to 19 years 320 160 160   34,105 17,355 16,750
20 to 24 years 220 115 110   31,190 15,295 15,890
25 to 29 years 160 75 85   27,425 13,040 14,380
30 to 34 years 170 80 95   30,940 14,605 16,340
35 to 39 years 210 95 115   36,535 17,345 19,195
40 to 44 years 250 105 145   41,670 20,080 21,585
45 to 49 years 360 180 180   42,770 20,815 21,955
50 to 54 years 355 180 175   42,805 21,135 21,670
55 to 59 years 350 170 180   39,370 19,535 19,835
60 to 64 years 225 105 120   30,160 14,900 15,270
65 to 69 years 200 105 95   22,160 11,005 11,155
70 to 74 years 155 65 90   17,530 8,465 9,060
75 to 79 years 145 50 100   13,505 5,965 7,540
80 to 84 years 115 45 70   9,425 3,845 5,580
85 years and over 105 25 80   7,650 2,325 5,330
Median age of the population 5 45.9 45.0 46.7   41.7 41.3 42.1
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.9 84.0 87.4   84.5 83.7 85.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 3,345 1,545 1,795   427,245 205,705 221,540
Not in a common-law relationship 3,160 1,455 1,705   394,155 189,215 204,940
In a common-law relationship 185 95 95   33,085 16,490 16,595
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 3,345 1,545 1,800   427,245 205,705 221,540
Never legally married (single) 8 1,060 555 505   132,005 68,865 63,140
Legally married (and not separated) 9 1,715 850 860   231,820 115,860 115,960
Separated, but still legally married 10 70 25 45   9,745 4,360 5,385
Divorced 11 155 70 85   24,015 10,900 13,120
Widowed 12 340 45 300   29,650 5,715 23,935
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 1,550   197,185
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 85.5   73.8
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 5.8   4.3
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.2   4.9
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 1.3   9.9
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 1.0   5.5
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   0.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 2.6   1.2
Number of owned dwellings 16 1,250   155,195
Number of rented dwellings 17 295   41,670
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 1,240   139,555
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 305   57,630
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.5   7.9
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.9   7.2
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.0   0.4
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 74,817   111,711
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,160   155,730
Number of married-couple families 22 835   114,630
Number of common-law-couple families 23 95   16,935
Number of lone-parent families 225   24,165
Number of female lone-parent families 210   19,740
Number of male lone-parent families 20   4,420
Average number of persons in all census families 2.8   2.8
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.9   2.9
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.9   2.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.4   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.0   2.3
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 44,245   49,645
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 51,260   55,622
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 43,964   47,887
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 22,255   26,237
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 22,266   24,621
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 15,413   33,432
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 40,223   43,398
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 44,753   47,756
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 41,287   41,707
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 22,203   25,408
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 22,210   24,067
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 15,413   30,729
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 1,550   197,185
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 450   60,005
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 465   66,960
One-person households 360   39,830
Other household types 28 275   30,390
Average household size 2.4   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 37,515   44,136
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 55,473   66,267
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 44,121   47,231
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 16,658   18,011
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 30,025   34,480
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 33,707   38,997
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 48,329   56,406
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 40,200   41,366
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 16,658   17,368
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 28,279   32,419
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 472   551
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 370   480
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 3,795 1,810 1,990   500,610 243,970 256,640
English only 3,740 1,785 1,955   488,405 237,890 250,520
French only 0 10 0   1,885 890 995
English and French 0 0 0   295 120 175
Other language(s) 33 55 15 35   10,020 5,070 4,950
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 3,795 1,805 1,990   500,610 243,970 256,640
English only 3,700 1,765 1,935   475,985 234,335 241,655
French only 0 0 0   90 40 45
English and French 90 45 50   23,675 9,160 14,515
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   850 430 420
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 3,795 1,805 1,990   500,605 243,965 256,640
English 3,785 1,805 1,980   494,345 240,960 253,380
French 0 0 0   650 325 325
Non-official language 10 0 0   4,905 2,380 2,530
English and French 0 0 0   180 60 120
English and non-official language 0 0 0   525 240 285
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 10 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 Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 3,795 1,805 1,990   500,605 243,965 256,640
Non-immigrants 37 3,735 1,770 1,965   490,855 238,725 252,130
Immigrants 38 55 30 20   8,380 4,520 3,860
Before 1991 25 15 0   5,385 2,870 2,520
1991 to 2000 35 20 15   1,550 820 735
2001 to 2006 39 0 0 0   1,440 835 610
Non-permanent residents 40 0 0 0   1,370 725 645
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 3,795 1,805 1,990   500,610 243,970 256,640
Canadian citizens 3,785 1,800 1,985   496,705 241,795 254,910
Canadian citizens under age 18 765 405 355   98,585 51,010 47,570
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 3,025 1,390 1,635   398,115 190,785 207,335
Not Canadian citizens 42 10 0 0   3,900 2,170 1,730
Table: Generation status
Generation status Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 3,245 1,515 1,725   422,385 203,925 218,465
1st generation 44 45 20 25   9,160 4,920 4,240
2nd generation 45 50 15 35   9,125 4,625 4,500
3rd generation or more 46 3,145 1,475 1,665   404,100 194,380 209,725
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 3,735 1,780 1,960   496,200 241,720 254,480
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 3,360 1,570 1,790   443,345 216,530 226,815
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 125 60 70   27,640 12,710 14,930
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 85 45 35   14,530 7,060 7,470
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 170 100 65   9,460 4,800 4,655
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   1,225 605 615
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 3,650 1,730 1,920   477,800 232,300 245,505
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,960 1,415 1,550   344,705 169,030 175,675
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 245 75 165   66,360 31,255 35,110
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 145 70 75   37,805 17,765 20,040
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 265 145 120   25,780 12,640 13,140
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 25 20 10   3,140 1,610 1,535
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 3,795 1,805 1,990   500,605 243,965 256,640
Aboriginal identity population 50 10 10 0   23,450 11,520 11,925
Non-Aboriginal identity population 3,785 1,800 1,985   477,155 232,445 244,715
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 3,245 1,515 1,725   422,385 203,920 218,460
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,075 500 575   141,575 68,605 72,965
High school certificate or equivalent 52 595 250 345   93,330 42,520 50,810
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 445 265 175   51,380 32,105 19,275
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 730 320 415   74,100 32,525 41,575
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 135 40 100   14,310 5,940 8,370
University certificate, diploma or degree 260 140 120   47,690 22,220 25,470
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 545 280 265   65,355 33,210 32,145
No certificate, diploma or degree 235 115 115   28,820 15,745 13,075
High school certificate or equivalent 55 185 90 95   24,470 12,010 12,455
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25 20 0   2,395 1,665 730
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 45 30 15   4,855 2,230 2,625
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 20 10 10   1,015 420 600
University certificate, diploma or degree 30 10 25   3,800 1,150 2,655
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 340 150 195   58,260 27,450 30,815
No certificate, diploma or degree 25 0 20   8,525 4,535 3,990
High school certificate or equivalent 58 45 25 25   12,530 6,000 6,530
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30 20 10   6,245 4,035 2,210
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 130 40 85   16,825 7,105 9,720
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 20 10 20   2,145 985 1,155
University certificate, diploma or degree 85 55 25   11,995 4,785 7,210
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 1,740 855 880   232,570 112,925 119,645
No certificate, diploma or degree 450 250 205   66,110 31,950 34,160
High school certificate or equivalent 61 245 85 160   44,460 19,605 24,850
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 340 195 140   36,735 22,260 14,475
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 495 240 255   47,695 21,040 26,650
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 95 25 70   8,770 3,730 5,040
University certificate, diploma or degree 110 60 50   28,805 14,330 14,475
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 3,240 1,510 1,730   422,390 203,920 218,465
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,670 750 915   234,900 111,125 123,775
Education 145 25 115   19,090 6,460 12,640
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 0 0 0   2,840 1,440 1,395
Humanities 10 0 10   6,450 2,830 3,625
Social and behavioural sciences and law 60 25 35   10,505 3,500 7,000
Business, management and public administration 345 55 285   43,510 9,870 33,640
Physical and life sciences and technologies 30 10 25   4,285 2,335 1,950
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 60 10 50   7,980 3,875 4,110
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 535 490 50   46,405 44,190 2,210
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 0 0 0   3,360 2,415 940
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 220 30 195   25,635 4,560 21,075
Personal, protective and transportation services 165 125 40   17,405 11,330 6,080
Other 64 0 0 0   10 0 10
Table: Location of study
Location of study Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 3,245 1,515 1,730   422,385 203,920 218,465
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,670 750 920   234,905 111,130 123,775
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,575 765 805   187,480 92,795 94,690
Inside Canada 1,535 740 795   182,125 89,720 92,405
Outside Canada 30 20 15   5,355 3,070 2,285
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 3,240 1,510 1,725   422,385 203,920 218,465
In the labour force 67 1,740 970 775   248,685 129,475 119,210
Employed 68 1,295 725 570   202,525 102,700 99,830
Unemployed 69 445 240 205   46,150 26,770 19,385
Not in the labour force 70 1,500 545 950   173,705 74,450 99,255
Participation rate 71 53.7 64.2 44.9   58.9 63.5 54.6
Employment rate 72 40.0 48.0 33.0   47.9 50.4 45.7
Unemployment rate 73 25.6 24.7 26.5   18.6 20.7 16.3
Table: Occupation
Occupation Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 1,655 915 745   241,880 126,305 115,575
A Management occupations 75 100 40 65   18,570 10,920 7,650
B Business, finance and administration occupations 120 30 90   35,775 9,035 26,740
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 180 130 50   13,865 11,485 2,380
D Health occupations 130 15 110   15,045 2,990 12,055
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 120 40 75   19,795 7,035 12,760
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10 0 0   4,570 1,860 2,710
G Sales and service occupations 430 150 285   61,120 20,970 40,150
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 440 405 30   42,140 40,065 2,075
I Occupations unique to primary industry 95 75 20   17,310 14,275 3,040
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 40 20 20   13,690 7,665 6,015
Table: Industry
Industry Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 1,655 910 745   241,880 126,305 115,575
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 180 155 25   24,500 19,885 4,610
Construction 195 175 20   16,985 15,565 1,425
Manufacturing 135 70 65   22,485 14,620 7,865
Wholesale trade 30 30 0   6,630 4,850 1,775
Retail trade 180 65 115   30,580 12,205 18,380
Finance and real estate 10 0 10   7,895 3,205 4,690
Health care and social services 215 15 200   30,360 5,180 25,180
Educational services 110 45 65   17,005 6,555 10,450
Business services 225 165 60   35,390 22,050 13,345
Other services 375 185 185   50,040 22,185 27,850
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 2,880 1,295 1,585   375,325 174,370 200,950
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 2,865 1,290 1,575   370,405 171,400 199,000
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 1,150 425 725   148,605 62,950 85,655
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 610 220 390   75,265 29,980 45,290
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 1,910 1,005 900   274,630 142,520 132,110
English 1,890 990 895   272,735 141,790 130,950
French 10 10 0   865 220 640
Non-official language 0 0 0   585 280 305
English and French 10 0 10   265 130 130
English and non-official language 10 0 0   185 95 85
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   10 0 0
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 1,300 725 570   202,525 102,700 99,825
Worked at home 105 65 35   11,295 5,370 5,925
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   855 660 190
No fixed workplace address 195 160 30   22,410 17,925 4,485
Worked at usual place 995 495 495   167,970 78,745 89,225
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 555 190 365   93,825 41,250 52,575
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 350 225 125   63,355 30,010 33,345
Worked in a different census division (county) 60 55 0   6,135 3,940 2,195
Worked in a different province 30 30 0   4,650 3,540 1,110
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
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 1,185 655 530   190,380 96,670 93,710
Car, truck, van, as driver 840 470 370   140,375 73,010 67,365
Car, truck, van, as passenger 155 75 75   23,930 9,945 13,980
Public transit 10 0 0   3,660 1,775 1,880
Walked or bicycled 105 35 70   15,175 6,545 8,630
All other modes 80 70 10   7,235 5,385 1,850
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 3,795 1,810 1,985   500,610 243,965 256,645
Total visible minority population 85 40 20 20   5,720 3,010 2,710
Chinese 35 20 15   1,325 705 625
South Asian 86 0 0 0   1,590 840 750
Black 10 0 10   905 500 405
Filipino 0 0 0   305 115 190
Latin American 0 0 0   480 240 240
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   120 50 65
Arab 0 0 0   540 305 235
West Asian 88 0 0 0   115 55 60
Korean 0 0 0   60 30 30
Japanese 0 0 0   140 90 50
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   75 30 45
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   65 45 15
Not a visible minority 91 3,750 1,785 1,965   494,890 240,955 253,930
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 1,860 1,010 855   271,255 141,725 129,525
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 14,240 17,818 11,797   18,086 23,150 14,346
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 610 325 285   111,580 57,440 54,140
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 37,579 41,688 30,885   37,429 44,607 31,130
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Placentia, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 2,965 1,405 1,560   397,675 193,980 203,695
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 18,050 24,073 14,233   19,573 25,929 15,823
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 17,146 21,053 14,014   18,149 22,893 15,193
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 61.2 67.7 52.4   69.1 72.2 64.4
Government transfers - As a % of total income 27.8 23.0 34.8   20.4 17.2 25.2
Other money - As a % of total income 10.9 9.6 12.8   10.5 10.6 10.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 3,785 1,800 1,985   497,395 242,360 255,035
% in low income before tax - All persons 19.4 16.1 22.4   14.7 13.0 16.3
% in low income after tax - All persons 11.1 9.7 12.3   10.1 9.4 10.8
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 22.2 23.2 20.8   18.7 18.7 18.7
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 16.3 13.4 18.1   13.2 13.4 13.0

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador (Code1001240) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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