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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 1,790   3,290,350
Population in 2001 1 1,704   2,974,807
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 5.0   10.6
Total private dwellings 2 631   1,335,745
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 595   1,256,192
Population density per square kilometre 302.4   5.1
Land area (square km) 5.92   640,044.57
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 1,790 865 925   3,290,350 1,646,800 1,643,550
0 to 4 years 115 65 50   202,595 103,835 98,760
5 to 9 years 140 65 70   204,110 104,605 99,510
10 to 14 years 155 80 75   224,805 115,155 109,655
15 to 19 years 165 85 85   237,900 121,825 116,080
20 to 24 years 110 60 50   251,380 128,375 123,005
25 to 29 years 75 40 40   240,525 121,755 118,775
30 to 34 years 95 45 55   234,305 118,500 115,805
35 to 39 years 75 35 40   237,850 119,595 118,255
40 to 44 years 140 70 70   268,290 133,515 134,770
45 to 49 years 145 70 75   274,735 138,415 136,320
50 to 54 years 100 55 45   237,465 120,420 117,040
55 to 59 years 95 45 45   189,265 95,470 93,790
60 to 64 years 65 30 35   133,705 66,790 66,915
65 to 69 years 60 30 35   102,410 50,165 52,240
70 to 74 years 70 30 40   86,915 41,680 45,235
75 to 79 years 60 30 30   71,475 32,705 38,765
80 to 84 years 55 20 35   50,320 20,220 30,095
85 years and over 65 15 50   42,290 13,755 28,535
Median age of the population 5 38.2 34.5 40.2   36.0 35.4 36.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 77.7 75.7 79.5   80.8 80.4 81.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 1,385 655 730   2,658,830 1,323,200 1,335,630
Not in a common-law relationship 1,330 630 705   2,430,255 1,208,900 1,221,360
In a common-law relationship 55 25 25   228,575 114,305 114,270
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 1,385 655 730   2,658,835 1,323,205 1,335,630
Never legally married (single) 8 345 190 155   905,120 499,355 405,765
Legally married (and not separated) 9 790 395 395   1,347,075 674,745 672,325
Separated, but still legally married 10 35 15 20   73,835 33,340 40,495
Divorced 11 70 25 40   204,830 90,760 114,065
Widowed 12 150 25 115   127,980 25,000 102,975
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 595   1,256,200
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 82.4   63.4
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.7   4.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   7.0
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 2.5   2.6
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 5.0   14.7
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   4.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 2.5   3.1
Number of owned dwellings 16 450   917,905
Number of rented dwellings 17 145   330,275
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 515   785,200
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 80   470,995
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14.3   6.7
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 7.9   6.8
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 1.7   1.3
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 141,457   293,811
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 440   904,845
Number of married-couple families 22 345   658,900
Number of common-law-couple families 23 45   115,685
Number of lone-parent families 50   130,265
Number of female lone-parent families 45   102,555
Number of male lone-parent families 10   27,710
Average number of persons in all census families 3.4   3.0
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.6   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.0   2.7
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.7   2.6
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 0.0   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 52,222   73,823
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 54,442   83,046
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 60,988   67,184
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 37,726   40,397
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 36,577   37,469
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   55,205
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 50,754   63,361
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 51,462   70,412
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 56,380   57,886
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 34,276   37,780
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 34,199   35,395
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 0   47,852
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 595   1,256,200
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 250   382,810
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 145   360,345
One-person households 150   308,690
Other household types 28 60   204,350
Average household size 2.8   2.6
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 50,936   63,988
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 58,102   92,155
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 33,148   72,774
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 31,722   32,179
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 40,799   55,479
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 46,430   55,199
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 52,941   77,708
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 33,148   62,435
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 29,546   28,342
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 34,733   49,796
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 597   754
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 622   1,016
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 1,675 875 800   3,256,355 1,630,870 1,625,485
English only 1,390 755 640   2,576,670 1,300,045 1,276,620
French only 10 0 10   61,225 30,840 30,385
English and French 0 0 0   5,405 2,725 2,675
Other language(s) 33 270 120 145   613,060 297,250 315,805
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 1,670 875 795   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English only 1,625 860 765   2,990,805 1,511,945 1,478,860
French only 0 0 0   2,200 995 1,205
English and French 30 10 20   222,885 102,345 120,540
Neither English nor French 20 10 10   40,465 15,585 24,885
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 1,675 875 795   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
English 1,550 825 725   2,893,240 1,453,645 1,439,595
French 0 0 0   19,315 9,860 9,460
Non-official language 95 40 50   297,955 144,385 153,570
English and French 0 0 0   3,340 1,655 1,685
English and non-official language 30 10 20   41,645 20,860 20,790
French and non-official language 0 0 0   460 250 210
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   395 215 180
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 1,675 875 795   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Non-immigrants 37 1,415 780 635   2,702,225 1,362,250 1,339,970
Immigrants 38 250 95 160   527,030 255,355 271,675
Before 1991 135 45 85   295,390 144,550 150,835
1991 to 2000 85 30 50   127,960 60,790 67,170
2001 to 2006 39 35 10 25   103,680 50,015 53,670
Non-permanent residents 40 0 0 0   27,095 13,255 13,840
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 1,670 875 795   3,256,355 1,630,865 1,625,485
Canadian citizens 1,635 855 775   3,086,650 1,550,145 1,536,500
Canadian citizens under age 18 520 310 210   746,605 383,075 363,535
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 1,110 545 565   2,340,040 1,167,075 1,172,965
Not Canadian citizens 42 35 20 20   169,710 80,720 88,985
Table: Generation status
Generation status Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 1,305 655 650   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
1st generation 44 235 95 145   525,820 254,380 271,440
2nd generation 45 320 205 115   517,810 253,260 264,550
3rd generation or more 46 755 360 390   1,581,510 799,880 781,630
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 1,675 875 800   3,214,140 1,609,310 1,604,835
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,320 675 640   2,606,575 1,300,905 1,305,675
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 170 85 90   359,015 182,015 177,000
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 85 50   127,920 64,350 63,565
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 45 25 20   86,995 45,855 41,140
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   33,635 16,180 17,460
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 1,560 800 760   3,053,135 1,526,125 1,527,010
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 870 460 415   1,594,630 795,120 799,510
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 370 190 175   792,665 397,305 395,360
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 180 75 105   321,085 159,130 161,955
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 130 65 65   226,865 116,935 109,930
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 10 10 0   117,885 57,635 60,250
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 1,670 875 795   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Aboriginal identity population 50 20 15 10   188,365 91,740 96,625
Non-Aboriginal identity population 1,650 860 790   3,067,990 1,539,125 1,528,865
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 1,310 655 655   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,620
No certificate, diploma or degree 490 265 225   614,865 312,965 301,900
High school certificate or equivalent 52 310 185 120   688,140 322,495 365,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 110 50 60   285,815 200,870 84,945
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 255 105 150   472,210 201,965 270,245
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 35 15 20   105,680 43,590 62,095
University certificate, diploma or degree 105 30 75   458,425 225,635 232,795
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 355 200 155   487,705 250,825 236,880
No certificate, diploma or degree 220 115 100   201,685 107,810 93,875
High school certificate or equivalent 55 75 60 15   185,855 96,525 89,330
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20 10 0   21,285 14,085 7,195
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 25 15 15   42,045 17,535 24,510
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   8,655 3,770 4,885
University certificate, diploma or degree 10 0 15   28,180 11,100 17,075
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 160 65 95   472,605 238,435 234,175
No certificate, diploma or degree 50 30 15   64,195 36,355 27,845
High school certificate or equivalent 58 25 10 10   115,405 62,350 53,055
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10 0 0   46,465 32,720 13,740
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 60 0 55   104,850 45,730 59,120
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   18,695 8,250 10,450
University certificate, diploma or degree 10 0 10   123,000 53,030 69,965
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 585 285 305   1,333,030 666,925 666,110
No certificate, diploma or degree 115 65 50   214,775 112,260 102,510
High school certificate or equivalent 61 165 100 65   318,925 139,280 179,645
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 70 30 40   176,860 125,345 51,515
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 125 50 70   283,385 121,575 161,810
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 25 15 10   64,665 27,040 37,620
University certificate, diploma or degree 80 25 55   274,420 141,420 132,995
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 1,310 655 655   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 795 450 350   1,303,005 635,455 667,550
Education 45 20 25   104,615 26,530 78,080
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 50 15 35   39,210 18,030 21,175
Humanities 10 0 10   52,560 21,050 31,505
Social and behavioural sciences and law 45 0 45   105,725 36,240 69,480
Business, management and public administration 80 20 55   269,270 92,930 176,335
Physical and life sciences and technologies 0 0 0   49,810 28,800 21,010
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 0 0 0   45,145 26,610 18,535
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 105 105 0   356,340 328,350 27,995
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 45 45 0   35,510 24,365 11,145
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 105 0 95   190,870 34,425 156,445
Personal, protective and transportation services 35 0 35   73,005 34,715 38,290
Other 64 0 0 0   70 0 70
Table: Location of study
Location of study Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 1,310 655 655   2,625,145 1,307,520 1,317,625
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 800 450 350   1,303,010 635,460 667,550
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 510 205 305   1,322,130 672,060 650,075
Inside Canada 460 190 270   1,135,080 575,815 559,260
Outside Canada 50 15 30   187,055 96,240 90,815
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 1,310 655 650   2,625,140 1,307,520 1,317,620
In the labour force 67 950 515 440   1,942,820 1,050,170 892,650
Employed 68 895 495 395   1,859,965 1,006,865 853,095
Unemployed 69 60 20 45   82,860 43,310 39,550
Not in the labour force 70 360 140 215   682,320 257,345 424,975
Participation rate 71 72.5 78.6 67.7   74.0 80.3 67.7
Employment rate 72 68.3 75.6 60.8   70.9 77.0 64.7
Unemployment rate 73 6.3 3.9 10.2   4.3 4.1 4.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 950 515 440   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
A Management occupations 75 45 20 20   187,240 121,045 66,195
B Business, finance and administration occupations 110 20 85   340,430 86,675 253,755
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 25 20 0   144,240 114,280 29,955
D Health occupations 60 0 60   103,620 19,140 84,475
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 120 30 85   136,610 43,620 92,990
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 50 25 25   45,160 18,530 26,630
G Sales and service occupations 135 40 95   438,105 175,920 262,185
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 200 195 0   350,360 323,725 26,635
I Occupations unique to primary industry 195 155 40   117,500 92,145 25,355
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 20 10 15   65,365 48,705 16,665
Table: Industry
Industry Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 950 515 435   1,928,635 1,043,790 884,850
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 170 130 45   228,520 168,230 60,285
Construction 75 75 0   169,420 143,610 25,810
Manufacturing 15 10 0   138,365 102,725 35,640
Wholesale trade 75 55 20   85,515 59,860 25,650
Retail trade 95 35 55   206,655 90,015 116,645
Finance and real estate 30 10 25   97,465 40,510 56,960
Health care and social services 155 25 135   175,200 27,060 148,140
Educational services 75 20 60   120,460 37,150 83,315
Business services 80 65 15   354,265 212,695 141,575
Other services 170 85 80   352,760 161,925 190,835
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 1,260 615 650   2,429,725 1,183,705 1,246,015
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 1,200 560 640   2,399,940 1,164,005 1,235,940
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 585 245 340   1,008,680 450,190 558,490
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 210 90 120   440,110 182,555 257,555
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 1,035 570 465   2,102,190 1,116,595 985,595
English 1,030 570 455   2,061,400 1,097,715 963,690
French 0 0 0   5,545 1,750 3,795
Non-official language 10 0 10   24,525 12,200 12,325
English and French 0 0 0   2,830 1,220 1,610
English and non-official language 0 0 0   7,700 3,630 4,070
French and non-official language 0 0 0   50 35 15
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   125 45 80
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 890 500 395   1,859,960 1,006,860 853,095
Worked at home 115 65 50   166,340 80,265 86,080
Worked outside Canada 10 0 0   7,085 5,285 1,795
No fixed workplace address 115 110 0   254,110 202,830 51,280
Worked at usual place 660 320 340   1,432,435 718,490 713,945
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 520 240 280   1,080,095 523,740 556,355
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 100 55 50   291,860 157,180 134,680
Worked in a different census division (county) 40 30 10   49,385 30,965 18,420
Worked in a different province 0 0 0   11,090 6,600 4,495
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Bow Island, Town   Alberta
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 83 775 430 345   1,686,540 921,315 765,225
Car, truck, van, as driver 630 370 255   1,253,090 720,030 533,050
Car, truck, van, as passenger 55 15 40   133,395 60,565 72,825
Public transit 0 0 0   155,480 67,710 87,770
Walked or bicycled 95 40 55   119,025 57,625 61,405
All other modes 0 0 0   25,555 15,380 10,170
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 1,670 875 800   3,256,360 1,630,870 1,625,485
Total visible minority population 85 40 15 25   454,200 223,740 230,465
Chinese 0 0 0   120,270 58,840 61,430
South Asian 86 0 0 0   103,885 51,740 52,150
Black 0 0 0   47,075 24,845 22,230
Filipino 40 15 20   51,090 21,805 29,285
Latin American 0 0 0   27,265 13,410 13,855
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   28,610 13,910 14,700
Arab 0 0 0   26,185 14,200 11,980
West Asian 88 0 0 0   9,650 5,090 4,565
Korean 0 0 0   12,045 6,000 6,045
Japanese 0 0 0   11,025 5,480 5,545
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   3,845 1,970 1,875
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   13,250 6,455 6,795
Not a visible minority 91 1,630 855 770   2,802,155 1,407,130 1,395,025
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 975 525 450   2,058,645 1,087,245 971,400
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 20,081 30,012 18,272   29,738 38,965 21,968
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 380 235 150   1,067,890 639,860 428,030
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 39,613 44,893 33,945   43,964 51,280 35,848
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Bow Island, Town   Alberta
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 1,230 620 610   2,514,655 1,262,025 1,252,625
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 20,699 28,177 18,884   28,896 38,220 21,753
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 19,954 26,129 17,840   26,010 33,166 20,386
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 73.9 78.9 66.7   82.3 85.4 76.5
Government transfers - As a % of total income 13.9 10.4 18.9   7.2 4.5 12.1
Other money - As a % of total income 11.8 10.3 14.1   10.6 10.1 11.4
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 1,670 875 795   3,185,130 1,595,340 1,589,790
% in low income before tax - All persons 8.4 6.3 10.7   12.2 11.2 13.2
% in low income after tax - All persons 6.3 5.1 8.2   9.1 8.5 9.6
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 9.5 4.8 14.3   14.2 14.2 14.1
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 9.6 4.8 14.3   10.3 10.3 10.3

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Bow Island, Alberta (Code4801014) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E
(accessed October 13, 2019).

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