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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 493   505,469
Population in 2001 1 511   512,930
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -3.5   -1.5
Total private dwellings 2 278   235,958
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 206   197,245
Population density per square kilometre 27.6   1.4
Land area (square km) 17.84   370,494.89
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 495 230 260   505,470 245,735 259,735
0 to 4 years 20 5 15   22,865 11,650 11,210
5 to 9 years 25 10 15   25,905 13,240 12,670
10 to 14 years 25 10 15   29,455 15,135 14,320
15 to 19 years 30 10 20   34,105 17,355 16,750
20 to 24 years 15 5 10   31,190 15,295 15,890
25 to 29 years 20 15 10   27,425 13,040 14,380
30 to 34 years 20 5 10   30,940 14,605 16,340
35 to 39 years 30 10 20   36,535 17,345 19,195
40 to 44 years 40 15 20   41,670 20,080 21,585
45 to 49 years 45 25 20   42,770 20,815 21,955
50 to 54 years 45 25 20   42,805 21,135 21,670
55 to 59 years 50 20 25   39,370 19,535 19,835
60 to 64 years 25 10 15   30,160 14,900 15,270
65 to 69 years 30 20 10   22,160 11,005 11,155
70 to 74 years 25 15 15   17,530 8,465 9,060
75 to 79 years 25 5 15   13,505 5,965 7,540
80 to 84 years 15 5 5   9,425 3,845 5,580
85 years and over 10 0 5   7,650 2,325 5,330
Median age of the population 5 47.2 48.1 47.0   41.7 41.3 42.1
% of the population aged 15 and over 86.7 87.2 84.6   84.5 83.7 85.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 425 205 220   427,245 205,705 221,540
Not in a common-law relationship 390 185 205   394,155 189,215 204,940
In a common-law relationship 40 20 20   33,085 16,490 16,595
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 425 205 225   427,245 205,705 221,540
Never legally married (single) 8 105 55 50   132,005 68,865 63,140
Legally married (and not separated) 9 240 125 120   231,820 115,860 115,960
Separated, but still legally married 10 10 5 5   9,745 4,360 5,385
Divorced 11 20 10 5   24,015 10,900 13,120
Widowed 12 45 5 40   29,650 5,715 23,935
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 205   197,185
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 90.2   73.8
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.9   4.3
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.9   4.9
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 0.0   9.9
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 0.0   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 0.0   1.2
Number of owned dwellings 16 185   155,195
Number of rented dwellings 17 20   41,670
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 150   139,555
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 50   57,630
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.9   7.9
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 7.2   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 ($) 20 57,046   111,711
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 150   155,730
Number of married-couple families 22 110   114,630
Number of common-law-couple families 23 30   16,935
Number of lone-parent families 0   24,165
Number of female lone-parent families 0   19,740
Number of male lone-parent families 0   4,420
Average number of persons in all census families 2.7   2.8
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.4   2.9
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.7   2.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 0.0   2.4
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 0.0   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 0.0   2.3
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 40,245   49,645
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 40,731   55,622
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 33,965   47,887
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 0   26,237
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 0   24,621
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   33,432
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 34,786   43,398
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 37,659   47,756
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 31,959   41,707
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 0   25,408
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 0   24,067
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   30,729
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 205   197,185
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 45   60,005
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 90   66,960
One-person households 50   39,830
Other household types 28 20   30,390
Average household size 2.4   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 33,828   44,136
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 34,017   66,267
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 40,377   47,231
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 16,574   18,011
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 69,319   34,480
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 31,185   38,997
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 31,941   56,406
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 36,504   41,366
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 15,856   17,368
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 62,563   32,419
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 401   551
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 333   480
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 485 240 245   500,610 243,970 256,640
English only 480 235 250   488,405 237,890 250,520
French only 0 0 0   1,885 890 995
English and French 0 0 0   295 120 175
Other language(s) 33 10 0 0   10,020 5,070 4,950
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 485 240 250   500,610 243,970 256,640
English only 480 240 245   475,985 234,335 241,655
French only 0 0 0   90 40 45
English and French 0 0 10   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 Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 485 240 245   500,605 243,965 256,640
English 485 240 250   494,345 240,960 253,380
French 0 0 0   650 325 325
Non-official language 0 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 Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 485 240 245   500,605 243,965 256,640
Non-immigrants 37 490 240 245   490,855 238,725 252,130
Immigrants 38 0 0 0   8,380 4,520 3,860
Before 1991 0 0 0   5,385 2,870 2,520
1991 to 2000 0 0 0   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 Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 485 235 250   500,610 243,970 256,640
Canadian citizens 485 240 245   496,705 241,795 254,910
Canadian citizens under age 18 75 35 40   98,585 51,010 47,570
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 410 200 205   398,115 190,785 207,335
Not Canadian citizens 42 0 0 0   3,900 2,170 1,730
Table: Generation status
Generation status Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 415 210 205   422,385 203,925 218,465
1st generation 44 0 0 0   9,160 4,920 4,240
2nd generation 45 0 0 0   9,125 4,625 4,500
3rd generation or more 46 415 210 200   404,100 194,380 209,725
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 485 235 245   496,200 241,720 254,480
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 440 215 220   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) 25 15 10   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 0 0 0   14,530 7,060 7,470
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 20 10 15   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 Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 475 230 245   477,800 232,300 245,505
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 400 200 200   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) 15 10 10   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 20 0 20   37,805 17,765 20,040
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 45 20 20   25,780 12,640 13,140
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   3,140 1,610 1,535
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 485 240 245   500,605 243,965 256,640
Aboriginal identity population 50 20 10 15   23,450 11,520 11,925
Non-Aboriginal identity population 465 225 235   477,155 232,445 244,715
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 420 210 205   422,385 203,920 218,460
No certificate, diploma or degree 210 100 110   141,575 68,605 72,965
High school certificate or equivalent 52 70 30 35   93,330 42,520 50,810
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25 20 0   51,380 32,105 19,275
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 65 25 40   74,100 32,525 41,575
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 0   14,310 5,940 8,370
University certificate, diploma or degree 40 25 10   47,690 22,220 25,470
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 40 25 10   65,355 33,210 32,145
No certificate, diploma or degree 10 10 0   28,820 15,745 13,075
High school certificate or equivalent 55 15 20 0   24,470 12,010 12,455
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0 0 0   2,395 1,665 730
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 10 0 10   4,855 2,230 2,625
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   1,015 420 600
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 0   3,800 1,150 2,655
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 50 30 20   58,260 27,450 30,815
No certificate, diploma or degree 20 10 10   8,525 4,535 3,990
High school certificate or equivalent 58 10 0 10   12,530 6,000 6,530
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10 10 0   6,245 4,035 2,210
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 10 10 0   16,825 7,105 9,720
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   2,145 985 1,155
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 0   11,995 4,785 7,210
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 235 100 135   232,570 112,925 119,645
No certificate, diploma or degree 90 30 60   66,110 31,950 34,160
High school certificate or equivalent 61 45 20 30   44,460 19,605 24,850
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15 10 10   36,735 22,260 14,475
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 40 15 25   47,695 21,040 26,650
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 10   8,770 3,730 5,040
University certificate, diploma or degree 35 30 10   28,805 14,330 14,475
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 420 210 210   422,390 203,920 218,465
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 285 135 150   234,900 111,125 123,775
Education 25 15 15   19,090 6,460 12,640
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 0 0 0   2,840 1,440 1,395
Humanities 0 0 0   6,450 2,830 3,625
Social and behavioural sciences and law 0 0 0   10,505 3,500 7,000
Business, management and public administration 30 0 30   43,510 9,870 33,640
Physical and life sciences and technologies 10 0 0   4,285 2,335 1,950
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 0 0 0   7,980 3,875 4,110
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 35 35 0   46,405 44,190 2,210
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 0 0 0   3,360 2,415 940
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 10 0 10   25,635 4,560 21,075
Personal, protective and transportation services 10 10 0   17,405 11,330 6,080
Other 64 0 0 0   10 0 10
Table: Location of study
Location of study Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 415 210 205   422,385 203,920 218,465
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 285 135 150   234,905 111,130 123,775
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 130 75 60   187,480 92,795 94,690
Inside Canada 135 70 60   182,125 89,720 92,405
Outside Canada 0 0 0   5,355 3,070 2,285
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 420 210 205   422,385 203,920 218,465
In the labour force 67 235 115 120   248,685 129,475 119,210
Employed 68 175 80 95   202,525 102,700 99,830
Unemployed 69 65 35 30   46,150 26,770 19,385
Not in the labour force 70 180 95 90   173,705 74,450 99,255
Participation rate 71 56.0 54.8 58.5   58.9 63.5 54.6
Employment rate 72 41.7 38.1 46.3   47.9 50.4 45.7
Unemployment rate 73 27.7 30.4 25.0   18.6 20.7 16.3
Table: Occupation
Occupation Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 215 105 115   241,880 126,305 115,575
A Management occupations 75 10 10 10   18,570 10,920 7,650
B Business, finance and administration occupations 10 0 0   35,775 9,035 26,740
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 10 0 0   13,865 11,485 2,380
D Health occupations 0 0 10   15,045 2,990 12,055
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 35 15 20   19,795 7,035 12,760
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 0 0 0   4,570 1,860 2,710
G Sales and service occupations 80 15 65   61,120 20,970 40,150
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 25 15 10   42,140 40,065 2,075
I Occupations unique to primary industry 25 25 0   17,310 14,275 3,040
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 20 20 0   13,690 7,665 6,015
Table: Industry
Industry Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 220 105 115   241,880 126,305 115,575
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 40 40 10   24,500 19,885 4,610
Construction 10 10 0   16,985 15,565 1,425
Manufacturing 10 10 0   22,485 14,620 7,865
Wholesale trade 15 10 0   6,630 4,850 1,775
Retail trade 35 10 25   30,580 12,205 18,380
Finance and real estate 0 0 0   7,895 3,205 4,690
Health care and social services 15 0 15   30,360 5,180 25,180
Educational services 30 15 10   17,005 6,555 10,450
Business services 15 0 15   35,390 22,050 13,345
Other services 40 10 25   50,040 22,185 27,850
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 365 180 185   375,325 174,370 200,950
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 355 175 180   370,405 171,400 199,000
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 105 50 55   148,605 62,950 85,655
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 50 15 40   75,265 29,980 45,290
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 260 120 140   274,630 142,520 132,110
English 260 120 135   272,735 141,790 130,950
French 0 0 0   865 220 640
Non-official language 0 0 0   585 280 305
English and French 0 0 0   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 Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 170 80 90   202,525 102,700 99,825
Worked at home 15 0 10   11,295 5,370 5,925
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   855 660 190
No fixed workplace address 25 15 10   22,410 17,925 4,485
Worked at usual place 135 60 75   167,970 78,745 89,225
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 25 20 0   93,825 41,250 52,575
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 105 35 70   63,355 30,010 33,345
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   6,135 3,940 2,195
Worked in a different province 0 0 0   4,650 3,540 1,110
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Cow Head, 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 83 155 75 85   190,380 96,670 93,710
Car, truck, van, as driver 110 60 50   140,375 73,010 67,365
Car, truck, van, as passenger 0 10 0   23,930 9,945 13,980
Public transit 0 0 10   3,660 1,775 1,880
Walked or bicycled 30 10 20   15,175 6,545 8,630
All other modes 0 0 0   7,235 5,385 1,850
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 485 240 245   500,610 243,965 256,645
Total visible minority population 85 0 0 0   5,720 3,010 2,710
Chinese 0 0 0   1,325 705 625
South Asian 86 0 0 0   1,590 840 750
Black 0 0 0   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 91 485 240 250   494,890 240,955 253,930
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 230 105 120   271,255 141,725 129,525
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 10,795 13,813 7,499   18,086 23,150 14,346
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 85 50 40   111,580 57,440 54,140
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 39,950 47,812 30,534   37,429 44,607 31,130
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Cow Head, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 390 190 195   397,675 193,980 203,695
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 16,776 21,358 14,273   19,573 25,929 15,823
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 15,863 19,417 13,055   18,149 22,893 15,193
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 58.1 57.9 57.9   69.1 72.2 64.4
Government transfers - As a % of total income 33.4 31.3 35.2   20.4 17.2 25.2
Other money - As a % of total income 8.7 9.7 7.3   10.5 10.6 10.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 485 235 250   497,395 242,360 255,035
% in low income before tax - All persons 10.3 0.0 16.3   14.7 13.0 16.3
% in low income after tax - All persons 8.2 0.0 12.2   10.1 9.4 10.8
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   18.7 18.7 18.7
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   13.2 13.4 13.0

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Cow Head, Newfoundland and Labrador (Code1009016) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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