Demographics in Torbay, NL

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

What is the population of Torbay?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 7,855
Male population 3,880 49.4%
Female population 3,975 50.6%
Average age 40.3
Male population 49.4%
Female population 50.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 1,430 18.2%
15 to 24 900 11.5%
25 to 34 785 10.0%
35 to 44 1,135 14.4%
45 to 54 1,395 17.8%
55 to 64 1,115 14.2%
Over 65 1,095 13.9%
Under 14 18.2%
15 to 24 11.5%
25 to 34 10.0%
35 to 44 14.4%
45 to 54 17.8%
55 to 64 14.2%
Over 65 13.9%
There are 7,855 residents in Torbay, with an average age of 40.3. Males make up 49.4% of the population, while females account for 50.6%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Torbay (1,430 individuals), followed by those aged 45 to 54 (1,395 people).

What is the marital status of Torbay residents?

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% of Total
Married 3,400 52.9%
Common law 745 11.6%
Single 1,590 24.7%
Separated 140 2.2%
Divorced 245 3.8%
Widowed 310 4.8%
Married 52.9%
Common law 11.6%
Single 24.7%
Separated 2.2%
Divorced 3.8%
Widowed 4.8%
A total of 1,590 people in Torbay have never been married (which represents 24.7% of the population). Wedded people in Torbay (3,400 locals) account for 52.9% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 11.6% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 745 people).

What are the employment statistics in Torbay?

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Unemployment rate 9.7%
% of Total
Management 35 0.8%
Business, finance and administration 845 20.1%
Natural and applied sciences 445 10.6%
Health 320 7.6%
Education, law, community and government services 515 12.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 105 2.5%
Sales and service 985 23.4%
Trades and transport 775 18.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 125 3.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 50 1.2%
Management 0.8%
Business, finance and administration 20.1%
Natural and applied sciences 10.6%
Health 7.6%
Education, law, community and government services 12.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.5%
Sales and service 23.4%
Trades and transport 18.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 3.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 1.2%
Torbay has an unemployment rate of 9.7%. Regarding the most common jobs in Torbay, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (985 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (845 individuals) and Trades and transport (775 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Torbay?

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% of Total
English 7,815 99.4%
French 30 0.4%
English and French 10 0.1%
Neither English nor French 5 0.1%
The majority of Torbay residents (that’s 99.4%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Torbay?

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Median household income $108,000
Median after-tax household income $90,000
The median household income in Torbay is $108,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $90,000 per year.

How many households are there in Torbay?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 2,990
Owned households 2,460 82.3%
Rented households 530 17.7%
Owned households 82.3%
Rented households 17.7%

Household size

Average household size 2.6
% of Total
1 person 580 19.4%
2 person 1,015 34.0%
3 person 610 20.4%
4 person 600 20.1%
5 person 180 6.0%
1 person 19.4%
2 person 34.0%
3 person 20.4%
4 person 20.1%
5 person 6.0%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 415 13.9%
35 to 44 590 19.8%
45 to 54 750 25.1%
55 to 64 610 20.4%
Over 65 620 20.8%
Under 34 13.9%
35 to 44 19.8%
45 to 54 25.1%
55 to 64 20.4%
Over 65 20.8%
There is a total of 2,990 households in Torbay, 82.3% of which are owner-occupied and 17.7% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Torbay is 2.6 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (1,015 households), followed by establishments occupied by 3 people (610 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is 45 to 54 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Torbay, at 25.1%.

What are the housing characteristics in Torbay?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 90 3.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 100 3.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 145 4.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 390 13.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 440 14.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 590 19.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 740 24.8%
After 2011 495 16.6%
Before 1945 3.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 3.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 4.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 13.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 14.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 19.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 24.8%
After 2011 16.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 15 0.5%
1 bedroom 135 4.5%
2 bedrooms 425 14.2%
3 bedrooms 1,295 43.3%
4 or more bedroom 1,120 37.5%
No bedrooms 0.5%
1 bedroom 4.5%
2 bedrooms 14.2%
2 bedrooms 43.3%
4 or more bedroom 37.5%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 2,395 80.2%
Apartments 10 0.3%
Attached homes 580 19.4%
Single-detached homes 80.2%
Apartments 0.3%
Attached homes 19.4%
Median home value $348,000
Average home value $387,600

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 2,225 74.5%
Major repairs 115 3.8%
Minor repairs 645 21.6%
Regular maintenance 74.5%
Minor repairs 21.6%
Major repairs 3.8%
Single-detached houses account for 80.2% of the residential buildings in Torbay. Apartments make up 0.3% of the Torbay housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $348,000 and the average figure sits at $387,600. Of all the properties in Torbay, 3 bedrooms units include 1,295 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 1,120 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (74.5%) and minor repairs (21.6%).

What is the education level in Torbay?

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% of Total
No diploma 810 12.8%
High school diploma 1,710 26.9%
Apprenticeship diploma 570 9.0%
College diploma 1,615 25.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 160 2.5%
University degree 1,485 23.4%
No diploma 12.8%
High school diploma 26.9%
Apprenticeship diploma 9.0%
College diploma 25.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.5%
University degree 23.4%
Approximately 26.9% of the population in Torbay has a high school diploma (that’s 1,710 residents). Torbay locals holding a college diploma (1,615 people) account for 25.4% of the resident pool. Additionally, 23.4% of them hold a university degree (1,485 people).

What is the average commute time in Torbay?

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Average commute time 19 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 2,885 92.8%
By public transit 25 0.8%
By bicycle/by walking 55 1.8%
By other methods 145 4.7%
By car, truck or van 92.8%
By public transit 0.8%
By bicycle/by walking 1.8%
By other methods 4.7%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 375 14.5%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 2,180 84.3%
Commute to a different province 30 1.2%
Commute within the same municipality 14.5%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 84.3%
Commute to a different province 1.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,015 32.6%
15 to 29 minutes 1,615 51.9%
30 to 44 minutes 350 11.2%
45 to 59 minutes 25 0.8%
More than 60 minutes 105 3.4%
Less than 15 minutes 32.6%
15 to 29 minutes 51.9%
30 to 44 minutes 11.2%
45 to 59 minutes 0.8%
More than 60 minutes 3.4%
Most employed people in Torbay (1,615 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (1,015 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Torbay is 19 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Torbay locals commute to another municipality within the same province 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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