Demographics in Carbonear, NL

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Carbonear?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 4,695
Male population 2,175 46.3%
Female population 2,520 53.7%
Average age 47.6
Male population 46.3%
Female population 53.7%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 605 12.9%
15 to 24 430 9.2%
25 to 34 415 8.8%
35 to 44 510 10.9%
45 to 54 605 12.9%
55 to 64 770 16.4%
Over 65 1,355 28.9%
Under 14 12.9%
15 to 24 9.2%
25 to 34 8.8%
35 to 44 10.9%
45 to 54 12.9%
55 to 64 16.4%
Over 65 28.9%
There are 4,695 residents in Carbonear, with an average age of 47.6. Males make up 46.3% of the population, while females account for 53.7%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Carbonear (1,355 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (770 people).

What is the marital status of Carbonear residents?

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% of Total
Married 1,905 46.6%
Common law 350 8.6%
Single 1,030 25.2%
Separated 105 2.6%
Divorced 265 6.5%
Widowed 435 10.6%
Married 46.6%
Common law 8.6%
Single 25.2%
Separated 2.6%
Divorced 6.5%
Widowed 10.6%
A total of 1,030 people in Carbonear have never been married (which represents 25.2% of the population). Wedded people in Carbonear (1,905 locals) account for 46.6% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 8.6% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 350 people).

What are the employment statistics in Carbonear?

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Unemployment rate 20.3%
% of Total
Business, finance and administration 170 9.1%
Natural and applied sciences 55 2.9%
Health 205 11.0%
Education, law, community and government services 165 8.8%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 10 0.5%
Sales and service 650 34.8%
Trades and transport 465 24.9%
Natural resources and agriculture 45 2.4%
Manufacturing and utilities 105 5.6%
Business, finance and administration 9.1%
Natural and applied sciences 2.9%
Health 11.0%
Education, law, community and government services 8.8%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 0.5%
Sales and service 34.8%
Trades and transport 24.9%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.4%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.6%
Carbonear has an unemployment rate of 20.3%. Regarding the most common jobs in Carbonear, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (650 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (465 individuals) and Health (205 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Carbonear?

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% of Total
English 4,550 99.8%
French 10 0.2%
The majority of Carbonear residents (that’s 99.8%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Carbonear?

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Median household income $56,800
Median after-tax household income $52,000
The median household income in Carbonear is $56,800, while the median after-tax household income sits at $52,000 per year.

How many households are there in Carbonear?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 2,090
Owned households 1,535 73.4%
Rented households 555 26.6%
Owned households 73.4%
Rented households 26.6%

Household size

Average household size 2.2
% of Total
1 person 680 32.6%
2 person 805 38.6%
3 person 315 15.1%
4 person 215 10.3%
5 person 70 3.4%
1 person 32.6%
2 person 38.6%
3 person 15.1%
4 person 10.3%
5 person 3.4%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 230 11.0%
35 to 44 270 12.9%
45 to 54 300 14.4%
55 to 64 455 21.8%
Over 65 835 40.0%
Under 34 11.0%
35 to 44 12.9%
45 to 54 14.4%
55 to 64 21.8%
Over 65 40.0%
There is a total of 2,090 households in Carbonear, 73.4% of which are owner-occupied and 26.6% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Carbonear is 2.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (805 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (680 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Carbonear, at 40%.

What are the housing characteristics in Carbonear?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 180 8.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 225 10.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 285 13.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 445 21.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 255 12.1%
Between 1991 and 2000 215 10.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 240 11.4%
After 2011 255 12.1%
Before 1945 8.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 10.7%
Between 1961 and 1970 13.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 21.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 12.1%
Between 1991 and 2000 10.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 11.4%
After 2011 12.1%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 125 6.0%
2 bedrooms 540 25.8%
3 bedrooms 995 47.5%
4 or more bedroom 435 20.8%
1 bedroom 6.0%
2 bedrooms 25.8%
2 bedrooms 47.5%
4 or more bedroom 20.8%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 1,785 85.2%
Attached homes 310 14.8%
Single-detached homes 85.2%
Attached homes 14.8%
Median home value $200,000
Average home value $216,200

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 1,480 70.8%
Major repairs 125 6.0%
Minor repairs 485 23.2%
Regular maintenance 70.8%
Minor repairs 23.2%
Major repairs 6.0%
Single-detached houses account for 85.2% of the residential buildings in Carbonear. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $200,000 and the average figure sits at $216,200. Of all the properties in Carbonear, 3 bedrooms units include 995 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 540 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (70.8%) and minor repairs (23.2%).

What is the education level in Carbonear?

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% of Total
No diploma 775 19.7%
High school diploma 1,115 28.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 440 11.2%
College diploma 1,210 30.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 65 1.6%
University degree 330 8.4%
No diploma 19.7%
High school diploma 28.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 11.2%
College diploma 30.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.6%
University degree 8.4%
Approximately 28.3% of the population in Carbonear has a high school diploma (that’s 1,115 residents). Carbonear locals holding a college diploma (1,210 people) account for 30.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 8.4% of them hold a university degree (330 people).

What is the average commute time in Carbonear?

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Average commute time 20 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 1,280 89.2%
By public transit 20 1.4%
By bicycle/by walking 80 5.6%
By other methods 55 3.8%
By car, truck or van 89.2%
By public transit 1.4%
By bicycle/by walking 5.6%
By other methods 3.8%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 810 73.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 285 25.7%
Commute to a different province 15 1.4%
Commute within the same municipality 73.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 25.7%
Commute to a different province 1.4%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 950 66.4%
15 to 29 minutes 205 14.3%
30 to 44 minutes 45 3.2%
45 to 59 minutes 20 1.4%
More than 60 minutes 210 14.7%
Less than 15 minutes 66.4%
15 to 29 minutes 14.3%
30 to 44 minutes 3.2%
45 to 59 minutes 1.4%
More than 60 minutes 14.7%
Most employed people in Carbonear (950 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute more than 60 min (210 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Carbonear is 20 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Carbonear locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.

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