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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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 4,767 -0.1%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 4,850
Male population 2,275 46.9%
Female population 2,575 53.1%
Average age 45.8
Male population 46.9%
Female population 53.1%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 665 13.7%
15 to 24 525 10.8%
25 to 34 450 9.3%
35 to 44 530 10.9%
45 to 54 715 14.7%
55 to 64 835 17.2%
Over 65 1,135 23.4%
Under 14 13.7%
15 to 24 10.8%
25 to 34 9.3%
35 to 44 10.9%
45 to 54 14.7%
55 to 64 17.2%
Over 65 23.4%
There are 4,850 residents in Carbonear, with an average age of 45.8. Males make up 46.9% of the population, while females account for 53.1%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Carbonear (1,135 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (835 people).

What is the marital status of Carbonear residents?

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% of Total
Married 2,170 51.8%
Common law 325 7.8%
Single 980 23.4%
Separated 80 1.9%
Divorced 215 5.1%
Widowed 420 10.0%
Married 51.8%
Common law 7.8%
Single 23.4%
Separated 1.9%
Divorced 5.1%
Widowed 10.0%
A total of 980 people in Carbonear have never been married (which represents 23.4% of the population). Wedded people in Carbonear (2,170 locals) account for 51.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 7.8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 325 people).

What are the employment statistics in Carbonear?

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Unemployment rate 17.6%
% of Total
Management 145 7.6%
Business, finance and administration 200 10.6%
Natural and applied sciences 90 4.8%
Health 125 6.6%
Education, law, community and government services 195 10.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 25 1.3%
Sales and service 610 32.2%
Trades and transport 380 20.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 25 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 100 5.3%
Management 7.6%
Business, finance and administration 10.6%
Natural and applied sciences 4.8%
Health 6.6%
Education, law, community and government services 10.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.3%
Sales and service 32.2%
Trades and transport 20.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.3%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.3%
Carbonear has an unemployment rate of 17.6%. Regarding the most common jobs in Carbonear, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (610 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (380 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (200 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Carbonear?

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% of Total
English 4,700 99.9%
French 5 0.1%
The majority of Carbonear residents (that’s 99.9%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Carbonear?

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Median household income $58,010
Median after-tax household income $52,736
The median household income in Carbonear is $58,010, while the median after-tax household income sits at $52,736 per year.

How many households are there in Carbonear?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 1,980
Owned households 1,535 77.5%
Rented households 445 22.5%
Owned households 77.5%
Rented households 22.5%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 530 26.7%
2 person 745 37.5%
3 person 350 17.6%
4 person 250 12.6%
5 person 110 5.5%
1 person 26.7%
2 person 37.5%
3 person 17.6%
4 person 12.6%
5 person 5.5%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 1,050 57.5%
35 to 44 280 15.3%
45 to 54 105 5.8%
55 to 64 40 2.2%
Over 65 350 19.2%
Under 34 57.5%
35 to 44 15.3%
45 to 54 5.8%
55 to 64 2.2%
Over 65 19.2%
There is a total of 1,980 households in Carbonear, 77.5% of which are owner-occupied and 22.5% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Carbonear is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (745 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (530 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is under 34 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Carbonear, at 57.5%.

What are the housing characteristics in Carbonear?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 210 10.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 255 12.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 265 13.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 365 18.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 380 19.1%
Between 1991 and 2000 125 6.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 225 11.3%
After 2011 160 8.1%
Before 1945 10.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 12.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 13.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 18.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 19.1%
Between 1991 and 2000 6.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 11.3%
After 2011 8.1%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 90 4.6%
2 bedrooms 395 20.0%
3 bedrooms 1,100 55.6%
4 or more bedroom 395 20.0%
1 bedroom 4.6%
2 bedrooms 20.0%
2 bedrooms 55.6%
4 or more bedroom 20.0%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 1,675 84.4%
Attached homes 310 15.6%
Single-detached homes 84.4%
Attached homes 15.6%
Median home value $199,682
Average home value $252,163

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 1,390 70.0%
Major repairs 145 7.3%
Minor repairs 450 22.7%
Regular maintenance 70.0%
Minor repairs 22.7%
Major repairs 7.3%
Single-detached houses account for 84.4% of the residential buildings in Carbonear. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $199,682 and the average figure sits at $252,163. Of all the properties in Carbonear, 3 bedrooms units include 1,100 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 395 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (70%) and minor repairs (22.7%).

What is the education level in Carbonear?

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% of Total
No diploma 860 21.5%
High school diploma 970 24.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 665 16.6%
College diploma 1,035 25.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 105 2.6%
University degree 370 9.2%
No diploma 21.5%
High school diploma 24.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 16.6%
College diploma 25.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.6%
University degree 9.2%
Approximately 24.2% of the population in Carbonear has a high school diploma (that’s 970 residents). Carbonear locals holding a college diploma (1,035 people) account for 25.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 9.2% of them hold a university degree (370 people).

What is the average commute time in Carbonear?

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Average commute time 23 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 1,665 89.8%
By public transit 30 1.6%
By bicycle/by walking 80 4.3%
By other methods 55 3.0%
By car, truck or van 89.8%
By public transit 1.6%
By bicycle/by walking 4.3%
By other methods 3.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 950 58.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 640 39.1%
Commute to a different province 45 2.8%
Commute within the same municipality 58.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 39.1%
Commute to a different province 2.8%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,050 57.5%
15 to 29 minutes 280 15.3%
30 to 44 minutes 105 5.8%
45 to 59 minutes 40 2.2%
More than 60 minutes 350 19.2%
Less than 15 minutes 57.5%
15 to 29 minutes 15.3%
30 to 44 minutes 5.8%
45 to 59 minutes 2.2%
More than 60 minutes 19.2%
Most employed people in Carbonear (1,050 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute more than 60 min (350 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Carbonear is 23 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 (2016).
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.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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