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2006 Community Profiles

 
Wabush
Newfoundland and Labrador
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 1,739   505,469
Population in 2001 1 1,894   512,930
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -8.2   -1.5
Total private dwellings 2 746   235,958
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 687   197,245
Population density per square kilometre 37.6   1.4
Land area (square km) 46.25   370,494.89
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 1,740 895 845   505,470 245,735 259,735
0 to 4 years 95 45 50   22,865 11,650 11,210
5 to 9 years 90 50 40   25,905 13,240 12,670
10 to 14 years 105 55 50   29,455 15,135 14,320
15 to 19 years 110 50 60   34,105 17,355 16,750
20 to 24 years 120 65 55   31,190 15,295 15,890
25 to 29 years 85 50 40   27,425 13,040 14,380
30 to 34 years 145 70 70   30,940 14,605 16,340
35 to 39 years 150 70 75   36,535 17,345 19,195
40 to 44 years 130 65 60   41,670 20,080 21,585
45 to 49 years 135 60 70   42,770 20,815 21,955
50 to 54 years 210 105 105   42,805 21,135 21,670
55 to 59 years 195 110 90   39,370 19,535 19,835
60 to 64 years 90 55 35   30,160 14,900 15,270
65 to 69 years 45 25 15   22,160 11,005 11,155
70 to 74 years 15 5 10   17,530 8,465 9,060
75 to 79 years 5 0 5   13,505 5,965 7,540
80 to 84 years 5 5 0   9,425 3,845 5,580
85 years and over 0 0 0   7,650 2,325 5,330
Median age of the population 5 38.9 39.6 38.1   41.7 41.3 42.1
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.3 83.2 82.8   84.5 83.7 85.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 1,450 745 705   427,245 205,705 221,540
Not in a common-law relationship 1,250 645 605   394,155 189,215 204,940
In a common-law relationship 200 100 100   33,085 16,490 16,595
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 1,450 745 705   427,245 205,705 221,540
Never legally married (single) 8 455 255 205   132,005 68,865 63,140
Legally married (and not separated) 9 825 415 415   231,820 115,860 115,960
Separated, but still legally married 10 35 20 15   9,745 4,360 5,385
Divorced 11 95 50 45   24,015 10,900 13,120
Widowed 12 40 10 30   29,650 5,715 23,935
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 690   197,185
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 44.9   73.8
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 13.0   4.3
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 23.2   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 10.1   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 8.0   1.2
Number of owned dwellings 16 580   155,195
Number of rented dwellings 17 105   41,670
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 665   139,555
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 25   57,630
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 10.9   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 0.0   0.4
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 86,216   111,711
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 555   155,730
Number of married-couple families 22 415   114,630
Number of common-law-couple families 23 100   16,935
Number of lone-parent families 40   24,165
Number of female lone-parent families 20   19,740
Number of male lone-parent families 15   4,420
Average number of persons in all census families 2.8   2.8
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.8   2.9
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.6   2.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.0   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.7   2.3
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 90,283   49,645
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 91,071   55,622
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 95,784   47,887
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 26,992   26,237
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 33,558   24,621
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 24,940   33,432
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 70,439   43,398
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 72,847   47,756
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 75,304   41,707
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 25,200   25,408
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 32,790   24,067
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 24,940   30,729
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 690   197,185
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 220   60,005
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 260   66,960
One-person households 120   39,830
Other household types 28 85   30,390
Average household size 2.5   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 83,554   44,136
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 102,800   66,267
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 90,399   47,231
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 43,881   18,011
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 85,308   34,480
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 65,481   38,997
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 76,242   56,406
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 68,919   41,366
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 35,394   17,368
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 64,711   32,419
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 401   551
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 391   480
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 1,740 905 835   500,610 243,970 256,640
English only 1,695 880 810   488,405 237,890 250,520
French only 25 15 15   1,885 890 995
English and French 0 0 0   295 120 175
Other language(s) 33 15 10 0   10,020 5,070 4,950
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 1,735 905 830   500,610 243,970 256,640
English only 1,560 820 735   475,985 234,335 241,655
French only 10 0 0   90 40 45
English and French 175 85 95   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 Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 1,740 905 830   500,605 243,965 256,640
English 1,730 905 825   494,345 240,960 253,380
French 10 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 Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 1,735 905 835   500,605 243,965 256,640
Non-immigrants 37 1,700 885 820   490,855 238,725 252,130
Immigrants 38 25 20 10   8,380 4,520 3,860
Before 1991 25 15 10   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 10 10 10   1,370 725 645
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 1,735 905 835   500,610 243,970 256,640
Canadian citizens 1,730 905 825   496,705 241,795 254,910
Canadian citizens under age 18 335 170 160   98,585 51,010 47,570
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 1,395 725 670   398,115 190,785 207,335
Not Canadian citizens 42 10 0 10   3,900 2,170 1,730
Table: Generation status
Generation status Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 1,460 750 710   422,385 203,925 218,465
1st generation 44 35 20 15   9,160 4,920 4,240
2nd generation 45 40 15 30   9,125 4,625 4,500
3rd generation or more 46 1,385 720 670   404,100 194,380 209,725
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 1,730 900 825   496,200 241,720 254,480
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,485 775 710   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) 60 25 30   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 135 75 65   14,530 7,060 7,470
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 40 20 25   9,460 4,800 4,655
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 10 10 0   1,225 605 615
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 1,640 865 780   477,800 232,300 245,505
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 1,195 645 545   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) 100 45 50   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 205 105 100   37,805 17,765 20,040
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 130 55 75   25,780 12,640 13,140
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 15 10 0   3,140 1,610 1,535
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 1,740 905 835   500,605 243,965 256,640
Aboriginal identity population 50 145 55 90   23,450 11,520 11,925
Non-Aboriginal identity population 1,590 855 740   477,155 232,445 244,715
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 1,460 750 710   422,385 203,920 218,460
No certificate, diploma or degree 275 100 170   141,575 68,605 72,965
High school certificate or equivalent 52 405 170 230   93,330 42,520 50,810
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 230 185 45   51,380 32,105 19,275
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 370 210 160   74,100 32,525 41,575
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 55 25 30   14,310 5,940 8,370
University certificate, diploma or degree 130 50 80   47,690 22,220 25,470
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 240 130 110   65,355 33,210 32,145
No certificate, diploma or degree 55 20 40   28,820 15,745 13,075
High school certificate or equivalent 55 110 50 55   24,470 12,010 12,455
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15 10 10   2,395 1,665 730
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 25 20 10   4,855 2,230 2,625
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 10 0   1,015 420 600
University certificate, diploma or degree 30 20 10   3,800 1,150 2,655
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 245 105 140   58,260 27,450 30,815
No certificate, diploma or degree 15 0 15   8,525 4,535 3,990
High school certificate or equivalent 58 30 10 30   12,530 6,000 6,530
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30 30 0   6,245 4,035 2,210
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 110 55 60   16,825 7,105 9,720
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 10   2,145 985 1,155
University certificate, diploma or degree 40 10 30   11,995 4,785 7,210
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 915 480 435   232,570 112,925 119,645
No certificate, diploma or degree 180 70 110   66,110 31,950 34,160
High school certificate or equivalent 61 225 95 125   44,460 19,605 24,850
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 180 140 40   36,735 22,260 14,475
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 230 140 95   47,695 21,040 26,650
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 35 20 15   8,770 3,730 5,040
University certificate, diploma or degree 65 20 45   28,805 14,330 14,475
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 1,460 750 710   422,390 203,920 218,465
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 675 280 400   234,900 111,125 123,775
Education 45 0 40   19,090 6,460 12,640
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 0 10 0   2,840 1,440 1,395
Humanities 10 0 10   6,450 2,830 3,625
Social and behavioural sciences and law 30 10 25   10,505 3,500 7,000
Business, management and public administration 180 20 160   43,510 9,870 33,640
Physical and life sciences and technologies 25 25 0   4,285 2,335 1,950
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 15 0 15   7,980 3,875 4,110
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 370 360 10   46,405 44,190 2,210
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 10 10 0   3,360 2,415 940
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 25 10 20   25,635 4,560 21,075
Personal, protective and transportation services 55 30 25   17,405 11,330 6,080
Other 64 0 0 0   10 0 10
Table: Location of study
Location of study Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 1,465 750 710   422,385 203,920 218,465
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 675 275 395   234,905 111,130 123,775
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 785 470 310   187,480 92,795 94,690
Inside Canada 770 460 310   182,125 89,720 92,405
Outside Canada 15 15 0   5,355 3,070 2,285
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 1,460 750 710   422,385 203,920 218,465
In the labour force 67 1,045 640 405   248,685 129,475 119,210
Employed 68 955 610 345   202,525 102,700 99,830
Unemployed 69 85 25 60   46,150 26,770 19,385
Not in the labour force 70 420 110 305   173,705 74,450 99,255
Participation rate 71 71.6 85.3 57.0   58.9 63.5 54.6
Employment rate 72 65.4 81.3 48.6   47.9 50.4 45.7
Unemployment rate 73 8.1 3.9 14.8   18.6 20.7 16.3
Table: Occupation
Occupation Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 1,020 635 390   241,880 126,305 115,575
A Management occupations 75 105 55 45   18,570 10,920 7,650
B Business, finance and administration occupations 65 25 40   35,775 9,035 26,740
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 60 55 10   13,865 11,485 2,380
D Health occupations 10 0 10   15,045 2,990 12,055
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 60 15 45   19,795 7,035 12,760
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 20 15 0   4,570 1,860 2,710
G Sales and service occupations 200 15 185   61,120 20,970 40,150
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 360 330 25   42,140 40,065 2,075
I Occupations unique to primary industry 125 115 15   17,310 14,275 3,040
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 10 0 10   13,690 7,665 6,015
Table: Industry
Industry Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 1,025 635 390   241,880 126,305 115,575
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 495 440 55   24,500 19,885 4,610
Construction 35 35 0   16,985 15,565 1,425
Manufacturing 10 0 0   22,485 14,620 7,865
Wholesale trade 40 30 0   6,630 4,850 1,775
Retail trade 110 20 95   30,580 12,205 18,380
Finance and real estate 15 0 15   7,895 3,205 4,690
Health care and social services 55 20 35   30,360 5,180 25,180
Educational services 30 0 25   17,005 6,555 10,450
Business services 45 25 20   35,390 22,050 13,345
Other services 175 50 125   50,040 22,185 27,850
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 1,380 695 685   375,325 174,370 200,950
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 1,375 690 685   370,405 171,400 199,000
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 695 335 360   148,605 62,950 85,655
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 135 40 90   75,265 29,980 45,290
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 1,130 670 455   274,630 142,520 132,110
English 1,085 640 445   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 25 15 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 Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 955 610 345   202,525 102,700 99,825
Worked at home 10 0 10   11,295 5,370 5,925
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   855 660 190
No fixed workplace address 20 20 0   22,410 17,925 4,485
Worked at usual place 920 590 330   167,970 78,745 89,225
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 640 460 180   93,825 41,250 52,575
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 250 115 135   63,355 30,010 33,345
Worked in a different census division (county) 25 15 10   6,135 3,940 2,195
Worked in a different province 10 0 10   4,650 3,540 1,110
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Wabush, 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 83 940 610 335   190,380 96,670 93,710
Car, truck, van, as driver 770 490 280   140,375 73,010 67,365
Car, truck, van, as passenger 90 55 30   23,930 9,945 13,980
Public transit 35 30 10   3,660 1,775 1,880
Walked or bicycled 25 0 15   15,175 6,545 8,630
All other modes 25 25 0   7,235 5,385 1,850
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 1,735 905 835   500,610 243,965 256,645
Total visible minority population 85 30 20 10   5,720 3,010 2,710
Chinese 0 0 0   1,325 705 625
South Asian 86 20 15 10   1,590 840 750
Black 10 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 1,710 885 820   494,890 240,955 253,930
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 1,165 675 495   271,255 141,725 129,525
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 40,675 71,046 12,651   18,086 23,150 14,346
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 610 425 185   111,580 57,440 54,140
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 69,403 78,374 22,973   37,429 44,607 31,130
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Wabush, Town   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 1,345 720 620   397,675 193,980 203,695
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 36,091 70,784 14,027   19,573 25,929 15,823
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 30,460 56,258 13,580   18,149 22,893 15,193
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 89.5 92.4 79.0   69.1 72.2 64.4
Government transfers - As a % of total income 4.7 3.1 10.8   20.4 17.2 25.2
Other money - As a % of total income 5.8 4.5 10.4   10.5 10.6 10.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 1,730 900 830   497,395 242,360 255,035
% in low income before tax - All persons 4.9 3.9 6.1   14.7 13.0 16.3
% in low income after tax - All persons 1.4 0.0 0.0   10.1 9.4 10.8
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 6.1 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. Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador (Code1010034) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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