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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 3,700   9,258
Population in 2001 1 3,622   9,318A
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 2.2   -0.6
Total private dwellings 2 1,644   4,427
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 1,579   4,160
Population density per square kilometre 445.8   789.6
Land area (square km) 8.30   11.72
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 3,700 1,760 1,940   9,255 4,445 4,810
0 to 4 years 135 70 60   435 235 200
5 to 9 years 185 100 85   480 255 220
10 to 14 years 240 125 115   590 315 280
15 to 19 years 205 110 100   660 335 330
20 to 24 years 170 100 70   585 305 280
25 to 29 years 135 55 80   545 280 260
30 to 34 years 135 60 75   640 300 340
35 to 39 years 175 80 95   665 330 335
40 to 44 years 250 120 135   685 325 355
45 to 49 years 290 150 140   755 365 390
50 to 54 years 260 130 130   765 345 420
55 to 59 years 270 120 145   640 300 340
60 to 64 years 225 100 125   425 215 215
65 to 69 years 265 120 145   315 125 190
70 to 74 years 235 125 110   275 140 140
75 to 79 years 210 90 115   290 125 165
80 to 84 years 155 55 95   230 80 150
85 years and over 175 55 125   280 90 195
Median age of the population 5 48.8 46.7 50.8   40.3 37.9 42.3
% of the population aged 15 and over 85.0 82.9 87.1   83.7 82.1 85.3
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 3,145 1,460 1,685   7,750 3,645 4,105
Not in a common-law relationship 2,945 1,355 1,585   6,930 3,240 3,690
In a common-law relationship 205 100 100   820 405 415
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 3,145 1,460 1,685   7,755 3,650 4,105
Never legally married (single) 8 695 385 310   2,980 1,575 1,410
Legally married (and not separated) 9 1,630 820 815   3,070 1,540 1,535
Separated, but still legally married 10 110 40 70   290 120 175
Divorced 11 305 125 180   845 295 545
Widowed 12 410 90 315   565 120 445
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 1,575   4,160
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 70.5   58.7
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.8   3.2
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.5   3.4
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 0.6   10.8
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 13.3   21.9
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   0.0
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 6.7   1.8
Number of owned dwellings 16 1,130   2,640
Number of rented dwellings 17 445   1,520
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 1,235   3,555
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 340   605
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.0   12.1
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.6   6.3
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 0.0   0.7
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 159,870   273,287
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,035   2,410
Number of married-couple families 22 800   1,495
Number of common-law-couple families 23 100   400
Number of lone-parent families 135   520
Number of female lone-parent families 100   455
Number of male lone-parent families 30   70
Average number of persons in all census families 2.7   2.8
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 2.8   3.0
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.0   2.6
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.4   2.4
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.6   2.4
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.0   2.2
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 57,868   56,311
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 68,645   66,762
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 43,522   48,688
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 30,225   25,729
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 29,057   23,877
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 54,643   45,997
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 51,601   49,472
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 58,631   58,907
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 39,682   44,848
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 29,019   24,781
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 28,928   23,755
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 46,451   40,275
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 1,575   4,160
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 315   845
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 580   1,010
One-person households 505   1,500
Other household types 28 175   805
Average household size 2.2   2.2
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 43,379   43,214
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 83,855   73,824
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 52,949   57,151
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 19,166   24,132
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 33,905   39,081
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 38,502   38,769
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 73,615   64,354
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 48,883   49,596
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 19,076   22,642
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 32,575   36,673
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 529   625
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 600   742
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 3,515 1,675 1,840   9,085 4,375 4,710
English only 3,260 1,555 1,705   7,945 3,870 4,070
French only 35 10 20   150 45 100
English and French 0 0 0   30 10 25
Other language(s) 33 220 110 110   960 445 510
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 3,515 1,675 1,835   9,090 4,375 4,705
English only 3,440 1,650 1,790   8,140 3,980 4,165
French only 0 0 0   0 0 0
English and French 75 30 50   940 400 540
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   10 0 10
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 3,515 1,675 1,835   9,085 4,375 4,705
English 3,440 1,635 1,800   8,840 4,275 4,565
French 0 0 0   20 0 20
Non-official language 65 35 30   165 75 90
English and French 0 0 0   25 10 15
English and non-official language 10 0 0   35 15 15
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 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 Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 3,515 1,675 1,835   9,090 4,375 4,710
Non-immigrants 37 3,215 1,535 1,675   7,960 3,825 4,135
Immigrants 38 300 140 160   1,030 510 520
Before 1991 285 125 155   810 410 400
1991 to 2000 15 15 0   115 55 55
2001 to 2006 39 0 0 0   100 45 60
Non-permanent residents 40 0 0 0   95 45 50
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 3,515 1,675 1,840   9,085 4,380 4,705
Canadian citizens 3,490 1,665 1,820   8,760 4,245 4,510
Canadian citizens under age 18 680 355 330   1,870 970 895
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 2,805 1,315 1,490   6,890 3,275 3,615
Not Canadian citizens 42 25 10 15   325 130 195
Table: Generation status
Generation status Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 2,955 1,375 1,580   7,575 3,570 4,000
1st generation 44 300 140 160   1,105 545 560
2nd generation 45 755 335 420   1,875 865 1,010
3rd generation or more 46 1,895 900 1,000   4,590 2,160 2,430
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 3,500 1,660 1,840   8,995 4,335 4,665
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 3,075 1,450 1,625   7,430 3,595 3,835
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 180 85 95   795 380 420
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 195 95 100   425 220 200
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 50 30 15   245 80 165
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   100 45 50
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 3,390 1,595 1,795   8,620 4,120 4,495
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,035 1,025 1,010   4,700 2,305 2,395
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 605 275 335   1,920 935 985
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 590 210 380   1,175 540 630
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 150 80 70   575 245 335
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 10 0 0   245 95 150
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 3,515 1,675 1,840   9,090 4,375 4,705
Aboriginal identity population 50 140 45 100   300 110 190
Non-Aboriginal identity population 3,375 1,635 1,740   8,785 4,270 4,515
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 2,955 1,375 1,580   7,575 3,570 4,000
No certificate, diploma or degree 770 345 430   1,290 550 740
High school certificate or equivalent 52 775 345 430   1,920 930 985
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 475 285 185   1,000 630 375
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 555 245 315   1,315 520 790
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 125 40 85   390 140 250
University certificate, diploma or degree 255 115 140   1,655 800 860
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 380 215 165   1,205 610 595
No certificate, diploma or degree 150 75 80   445 205 240
High school certificate or equivalent 55 170 110 60   545 310 235
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30 20 10   60 30 30
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 10 0 0   70 30 40
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 15 0 15   45 15 25
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 0   35 15 20
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 265 105 160   1,195 595 600
No certificate, diploma or degree 70 30 40   115 55 55
High school certificate or equivalent 58 85 45 40   350 175 170
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25 10 15   140 85 55
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 45 10 30   215 75 135
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 15   60 30 30
University certificate, diploma or degree 30 0 20   315 160 155
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 1,425 640 785   3,930 1,880 2,045
No certificate, diploma or degree 290 120 170   350 165 185
High school certificate or equivalent 61 375 155 220   735 315 415
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 215 135 80   610 365 240
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 355 155 205   835 375 455
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 60 25 40   200 75 120
University certificate, diploma or degree 125 50 75   1,195 575 620
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 2,955 1,375 1,580   7,575 3,570 4,000
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,545 690 860   3,210 1,485 1,725
Education 150 40 110   435 105 325
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 20 10 10   270 105 170
Humanities 50 45 0   290 155 135
Social and behavioural sciences and law 55 0 50   380 175 205
Business, management and public administration 245 70 170   730 225 505
Physical and life sciences and technologies 10 10 0   150 75 80
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 30 10 20   115 75 40
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 395 385 10   800 760 45
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 40 20 20   260 215 40
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 335 60 270   625 95 530
Personal, protective and transportation services 75 30 45   300 110 190
Other 64 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 2,955 1,375 1,580   7,575 3,570 4,005
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,550 690 860   3,210 1,485 1,730
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,410 685 720   4,365 2,090 2,275
Inside Canada 1,265 620 645   3,790 1,820 1,970
Outside Canada 140 65 75   575 265 305
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 2,955 1,375 1,580   7,575 3,570 4,000
In the labour force 67 1,655 880 780   5,010 2,550 2,455
Employed 68 1,615 860 760   4,755 2,440 2,315
Unemployed 69 40 15 25   250 115 140
Not in the labour force 70 1,300 500 800   2,565 1,015 1,550
Participation rate 71 56.0 64.0 49.4   66.1 71.4 61.4
Employment rate 72 54.7 62.5 48.1   62.8 68.3 57.9
Unemployment rate 73 2.4 1.7 3.2   5.0 4.5 5.7
Table: Occupation
Occupation Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 1,645 870 775   4,975 2,535 2,445
A Management occupations 75 195 115 80   475 210 270
B Business, finance and administration occupations 205 30 175   730 230 500
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 20 15 0   465 395 70
D Health occupations 170 40 130   310 60 245
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 95 15 75   505 170 340
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 35 15 20   310 155 150
G Sales and service occupations 410 125 280   1,160 460 695
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 320 320 0   660 620 40
I Occupations unique to primary industry 135 130 10   165 130 35
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 60 50 10   195 100 100
Table: Industry
Industry Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 1,650 865 780   4,975 2,535 2,440
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 170 145 25   205 165 40
Construction 150 145 10   400 360 35
Manufacturing 125 105 20   380 240 140
Wholesale trade 75 70 0   135 85 50
Retail trade 175 75 100   690 280 410
Finance and real estate 70 35 35   200 75 125
Health care and social services 325 75 250   595 95 505
Educational services 65 15 45   490 170 320
Business services 170 85 85   765 515 245
Other services 320 110 210   1,110 540 565
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 2,710 1,215 1,490   7,165 3,370 3,800
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 2,685 1,205 1,480   7,135 3,345 3,785
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 915 355 565   2,570 1,050 1,520
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 565 225 335   1,260 505 755
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 1,880 975 905   5,515 2,720 2,790
English 1,865 970 890   5,490 2,715 2,775
French 10 0 0   10 0 10
Non-official language 10 0 10   10 0 10
English and French 0 0 0   10 10 10
English and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 1,615 860 760   4,755 2,440 2,310
Worked at home 125 80 45   510 235 275
Worked outside Canada 0 10 0   45 15 30
No fixed workplace address 250 190 55   675 505 170
Worked at usual place 1,235 585 655   3,520 1,690 1,835
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 975 440 530   2,955 1,315 1,635
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 75 45 35   455 315 140
Worked in a different census division (county) 190 95 90   40 15 25
Worked in a different province 0 0 0   70 35 30
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 83 1,485 775 710   4,195 2,190 2,005
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,200 650 550   2,445 1,285 1,160
Car, truck, van, as passenger 105 75 35   335 190 140
Public transit 0 0 0   65 25 40
Walked or bicycled 155 35 120   1,285 645 640
All other modes 20 15 0   65 40 20
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 3,515 1,675 1,840   9,085 4,375 4,710
Total visible minority population 85 50 35 15   345 170 180
Chinese 15 0 0   95 45 50
South Asian 86 0 10 0   90 45 45
Black 0 0 0   30 35 0
Filipino 25 20 10   0 10 0
Latin American 10 0 0   30 20 10
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   0 0 0
Arab 0 0 0   0 0 0
West Asian 88 0 0 0   0 0 0
Korean 0 0 0   35 20 10
Japanese 0 0 0   35 10 30
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   20 0 25
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   0 0 0
Not a visible minority 91 3,465 1,640 1,825   8,740 4,210 4,525
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 1,865 950 910   5,440 2,705 2,740
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 24,106 30,517 17,056   20,951 26,123 17,386
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 945 555 395   2,380 1,295 1,085
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 38,579 40,138 35,941   39,157 44,415 34,021
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Claresholm, Town   Nelson, City
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 2,825 1,350 1,475   7,330 3,470 3,855
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 23,629 29,416 18,507   22,749 27,901 19,659
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 21,814 27,547 17,872   21,136 25,208 18,823
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 64.2 66.6 61.0   71.5 76.0 66.3
Government transfers - As a % of total income 17.5 13.4 23.4   14.2 10.6 18.7
Other money - As a % of total income 18.3 20.2 15.7   14.3 13.6 15.1
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 3,460 1,675 1,785   9,020 4,345 4,675
% in low income before tax - All persons 14.5 10.7 17.6   18.3 16.6 19.9
% in low income after tax - All persons 10.7 8.4 12.6   13.3 12.2 14.3
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 18.2 9.9 28.8   20.9 21.2 20.4
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 14.0 5.6 21.2   16.4 16.7 16.0

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Claresholm, Alberta (Code4803022) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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