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2006 Community Profiles

 
Gander
Newfoundland and Labrador
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 9,951   505,469
Population in 2001 1 9,651   512,930
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 3.1   -1.5
Total private dwellings 2 4,153   235,958
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 3,869   197,245
Population density per square kilometre 95.5   1.4
Land area (square km) 104.25   370,494.89
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 9,950 4,750 5,205   505,470 245,735 259,735
0 to 4 years 570 315 255   22,865 11,650 11,210
5 to 9 years 590 290 300   25,905 13,240 12,670
10 to 14 years 565 285 280   29,455 15,135 14,320
15 to 19 years 630 330 305   34,105 17,355 16,750
20 to 24 years 595 280 315   31,190 15,295 15,890
25 to 29 years 560 260 300   27,425 13,040 14,380
30 to 34 years 660 295 365   30,940 14,605 16,340
35 to 39 years 865 390 475   36,535 17,345 19,195
40 to 44 years 815 400 415   41,670 20,080 21,585
45 to 49 years 835 415 425   42,770 20,815 21,955
50 to 54 years 730 345 385   42,805 21,135 21,670
55 to 59 years 650 325 320   39,370 19,535 19,835
60 to 64 years 430 205 225   30,160 14,900 15,270
65 to 69 years 370 175 200   22,160 11,005 11,155
70 to 74 years 325 155 165   17,530 8,465 9,060
75 to 79 years 310 120 185   13,505 5,965 7,540
80 to 84 years 240 90 150   9,425 3,845 5,580
85 years and over 200 65 140   7,650 2,325 5,330
Median age of the population 5 39.6 39.0 40.1   41.7 41.3 42.1
% of the population aged 15 and over 82.7 81.2 83.8   84.5 83.7 85.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 8,220 3,860 4,365   427,245 205,705 221,540
Not in a common-law relationship 7,475 3,490 3,985   394,155 189,215 204,940
In a common-law relationship 745 370 375   33,085 16,490 16,595
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 8,220 3,860 4,365   427,245 205,705 221,540
Never legally married (single) 8 2,350 1,180 1,165   132,005 68,865 63,140
Legally married (and not separated) 9 4,605 2,300 2,305   231,820 115,860 115,960
Separated, but still legally married 10 215 75 135   9,745 4,360 5,385
Divorced 11 445 180 270   24,015 10,900 13,120
Widowed 12 605 115 490   29,650 5,715 23,935
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 3,870   197,185
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 66.1   73.8
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.0   4.3
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 5.2   4.9
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 6.3   9.9
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 14.2   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 0.3   1.2
Number of owned dwellings 16 2,660   155,195
Number of rented dwellings 17 1,210   41,670
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 2,855   139,555
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 1,015   57,630
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.9   7.9
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 7.4   7.2
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 ($) 20 152,379   111,711
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 3,060   155,730
Number of married-couple families 22 2,270   114,630
Number of common-law-couple families 23 375   16,935
Number of lone-parent families 410   24,165
Number of female lone-parent families 345   19,740
Number of male lone-parent families 65   4,420
Average number of persons in all census families 2.8   2.8
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.9   2.9
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.9   2.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.4   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.2   2.3
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 61,097   49,645
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 66,787   55,622
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 55,764   47,887
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 26,152   26,237
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 24,259   24,621
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 46,502   33,432
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 51,326   43,398
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 55,942   47,756
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 48,057   41,707
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 26,007   25,408
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 24,057   24,067
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 40,940   30,729
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 3,870   197,185
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 1,320   60,005
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 1,295   66,960
One-person households 775   39,830
Other household types 28 470   30,390
Average household size 2.5   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 55,146   44,136
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 78,627   66,267
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 57,174   47,231
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 23,491   18,011
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 31,118   34,480
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 46,572   38,997
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 64,980   56,406
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 47,960   41,366
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 21,561   17,368
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 29,036   32,419
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 571   551
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 817   480
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 9,680 4,680 5,005   500,610 243,970 256,640
English only 9,435 4,560 4,880   488,405 237,890 250,520
French only 75 40 35   1,885 890 995
English and French 10 0 0   295 120 175
Other language(s) 33 170 80 90   10,020 5,070 4,950
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 9,685 4,675 5,005   500,610 243,970 256,640
English only 8,835 4,320 4,520   475,985 234,335 241,655
French only 10 0 0   90 40 45
English and French 840 345 485   23,675 9,160 14,515
Neither English nor French 10 10 0   850 430 420
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 9,685 4,680 5,005   500,605 243,965 256,640
English 9,595 4,625 4,965   494,345 240,960 253,380
French 50 35 20   650 325 325
Non-official language 40 20 20   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 Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 9,685 4,680 5,005   500,605 243,965 256,640
Non-immigrants 37 9,430 4,580 4,850   490,855 238,725 252,130
Immigrants 38 205 75 135   8,380 4,520 3,860
Before 1991 160 45 110   5,385 2,870 2,520
1991 to 2000 35 15 20   1,550 820 735
2001 to 2006 39 10 0 0   1,440 835 610
Non-permanent residents 40 50 25 20   1,370 725 645
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 9,685 4,680 5,005   500,610 243,970 256,640
Canadian citizens 9,575 4,645 4,935   496,705 241,795 254,910
Canadian citizens under age 18 2,140 1,135 1,005   98,585 51,010 47,570
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 7,440 3,505 3,925   398,115 190,785 207,335
Not Canadian citizens 42 105 40 65   3,900 2,170 1,730
Table: Generation status
Generation status Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 7,950 3,775 4,175   422,385 203,925 218,465
1st generation 44 240 85 150   9,160 4,920 4,240
2nd generation 45 155 80 70   9,125 4,625 4,500
3rd generation or more 46 7,555 3,605 3,950   404,100 194,380 209,725
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 9,570 4,640 4,925   496,200 241,720 254,480
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 8,240 4,020 4,220   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) 820 375 445   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 300 130 170   14,530 7,060 7,470
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 205 110 90   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 Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 9,110 4,380 4,730   477,800 232,300 245,505
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 5,695 2,750 2,945   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) 1,810 890 920   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 795 335 460   37,805 17,765 20,040
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 750 380 365   25,780 12,640 13,140
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 60 25 35   3,140 1,610 1,535
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 9,680 4,680 5,005   500,605 243,965 256,640
Aboriginal identity population 50 160 85 80   23,450 11,520 11,925
Non-Aboriginal identity population 9,520 4,600 4,920   477,155 232,445 244,715
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 7,950 3,775 4,175   422,385 203,920 218,460
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,765 810 950   141,575 68,605 72,965
High school certificate or equivalent 52 1,790 750 1,040   93,330 42,520 50,810
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,035 575 455   51,380 32,105 19,275
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 2,025 1,045 975   74,100 32,525 41,575
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 275 95 180   14,310 5,940 8,370
University certificate, diploma or degree 1,055 490 570   47,690 22,220 25,470
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 1,225 585 640   65,355 33,210 32,145
No certificate, diploma or degree 565 305 260   28,820 15,745 13,075
High school certificate or equivalent 55 470 205 265   24,470 12,010 12,455
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30 10 20   2,395 1,665 730
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 60 40 20   4,855 2,230 2,625
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 10 10   1,015 420 600
University certificate, diploma or degree 85 20 65   3,800 1,150 2,655
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 1,215 555 660   58,260 27,450 30,815
No certificate, diploma or degree 110 55 55   8,525 4,535 3,990
High school certificate or equivalent 58 185 80 105   12,530 6,000 6,530
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 130 85 45   6,245 4,035 2,210
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 445 215 230   16,825 7,105 9,720
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 70 20 50   2,145 985 1,155
University certificate, diploma or degree 270 100 175   11,995 4,785 7,210
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 4,305 2,120 2,175   232,570 112,925 119,645
No certificate, diploma or degree 620 295 325   66,110 31,950 34,160
High school certificate or equivalent 61 835 365 475   44,460 19,605 24,850
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 670 370 300   36,735 22,260 14,475
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 1,355 690 665   47,695 21,040 26,650
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 155 65 90   8,770 3,730 5,040
University certificate, diploma or degree 660 340 320   28,805 14,330 14,475
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 7,950 3,780 4,170   422,390 203,920 218,465
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 3,560 1,565 1,990   234,900 111,125 123,775
Education 415 160 255   19,090 6,460 12,640
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 80 30 50   2,840 1,440 1,395
Humanities 95 45 50   6,450 2,830 3,625
Social and behavioural sciences and law 190 55 145   10,505 3,500 7,000
Business, management and public administration 1,090 330 755   43,510 9,870 33,640
Physical and life sciences and technologies 100 65 35   4,285 2,335 1,950
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 185 70 110   7,980 3,875 4,110
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 945 905 45   46,405 44,190 2,210
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 65 35 30   3,360 2,415 940
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 735 170 565   25,635 4,560 21,075
Personal, protective and transportation services 480 340 140   17,405 11,330 6,080
Other 64 0 0 0   10 0 10
Table: Location of study
Location of study Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 7,950 3,775 4,175   422,385 203,920 218,465
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 3,560 1,565 1,990   234,905 111,130 123,775
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,395 2,210 2,180   187,480 92,795 94,690
Inside Canada 4,285 2,170 2,120   182,125 89,720 92,405
Outside Canada 100 40 60   5,355 3,070 2,285
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 7,950 3,775 4,175   422,385 203,920 218,465
In the labour force 67 5,190 2,625 2,565   248,685 129,475 119,210
Employed 68 4,620 2,285 2,335   202,525 102,700 99,830
Unemployed 69 570 340 225   46,150 26,770 19,385
Not in the labour force 70 2,760 1,150 1,610   173,705 74,450 99,255
Participation rate 71 65.3 69.5 61.4   58.9 63.5 54.6
Employment rate 72 58.1 60.5 55.9   47.9 50.4 45.7
Unemployment rate 73 11.0 13.0 8.8   18.6 20.7 16.3
Table: Occupation
Occupation Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 5,065 2,570 2,495   241,880 126,305 115,575
A Management occupations 75 485 310 175   18,570 10,920 7,650
B Business, finance and administration occupations 760 165 595   35,775 9,035 26,740
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 455 400 50   13,865 11,485 2,380
D Health occupations 510 125 375   15,045 2,990 12,055
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 370 120 250   19,795 7,035 12,760
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 55 10 40   4,570 1,860 2,710
G Sales and service occupations 1,635 665 965   61,120 20,970 40,150
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 670 645 25   42,140 40,065 2,075
I Occupations unique to primary industry 75 80 0   17,310 14,275 3,040
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 55 45 10   13,690 7,665 6,015
Table: Industry
Industry Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 5,065 2,570 2,495   241,880 126,305 115,575
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 85 85 0   24,500 19,885 4,610
Construction 230 200 30   16,985 15,565 1,425
Manufacturing 160 115 45   22,485 14,620 7,865
Wholesale trade 105 70 30   6,630 4,850 1,775
Retail trade 980 455 525   30,580 12,205 18,380
Finance and real estate 235 80 145   7,895 3,205 4,690
Health care and social services 740 195 550   30,360 5,180 25,180
Educational services 335 120 215   17,005 6,555 10,450
Business services 955 710 245   35,390 22,050 13,345
Other services 1,235 535 700   50,040 22,185 27,850
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 7,165 3,295 3,875   375,325 174,370 200,950
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 7,115 3,260 3,850   370,405 171,400 199,000
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 2,945 1,290 1,655   148,605 62,950 85,655
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 1,015 395 620   75,265 29,980 45,290
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 5,520 2,775 2,745   274,630 142,520 132,110
English 5,485 2,775 2,710   272,735 141,790 130,950
French 25 0 20   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 0 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 Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 4,625 2,285 2,335   202,525 102,700 99,825
Worked at home 135 70 65   11,295 5,370 5,925
Worked outside Canada 20 10 0   855 660 190
No fixed workplace address 205 165 35   22,410 17,925 4,485
Worked at usual place 4,260 2,040 2,225   167,970 78,745 89,225
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 3,895 1,860 2,035   93,825 41,250 52,575
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 125 80 45   63,355 30,010 33,345
Worked in a different census division (county) 165 75 90   6,135 3,940 2,195
Worked in a different province 75 25 55   4,650 3,540 1,110
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Gander, 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 4,465 2,210 2,260   190,380 96,670 93,710
Car, truck, van, as driver 3,515 1,915 1,605   140,375 73,010 67,365
Car, truck, van, as passenger 495 140 355   23,930 9,945 13,980
Public transit 25 0 25   3,660 1,775 1,880
Walked or bicycled 385 140 245   15,175 6,545 8,630
All other modes 45 15 30   7,235 5,385 1,850
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 9,680 4,675 5,005   500,610 243,965 256,645
Total visible minority population 85 85 50 40   5,720 3,010 2,710
Chinese 15 10 10   1,325 705 625
South Asian 86 10 0 0   1,590 840 750
Black 50 30 20   905 500 405
Filipino 0 0 0   305 115 190
Latin American 0 0 0   480 240 240
Southeast Asian 87 10 0 0   120 50 65
Arab 0 0 10   540 305 235
West Asian 88 10 0 10   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 9,600 4,635 4,965   494,890 240,955 253,930
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 5,530 2,810 2,725   271,255 141,725 129,525
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 25,069 32,193 19,017   18,086 23,150 14,346
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 2,865 1,550 1,315   111,580 57,440 54,140
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 40,187 48,297 30,959   37,429 44,607 31,130
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Gander, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 7,535 3,575 3,960   397,675 193,980 203,695
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 24,646 33,470 18,719   19,573 25,929 15,823
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 22,027 28,474 17,556   18,149 22,893 15,193
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 75.4 77.6 71.7   69.1 72.2 64.4
Government transfers - As a % of total income 13.4 9.6 19.6   20.4 17.2 25.2
Other money - As a % of total income 11.2 12.8 8.7   10.5 10.6 10.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 9,665 4,670 4,995   497,395 242,360 255,035
% in low income before tax - All persons 12.2 10.6 13.5   14.7 13.0 16.3
% in low income after tax - All persons 7.4 6.4 8.2   10.1 9.4 10.8
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 17.8 19.6 15.3   18.7 18.7 18.7
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 10.0 10.0 10.4   13.2 13.4 13.0

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador (Code1006009) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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