Demographics in New Glasgow, NS

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

What is the population of New Glasgow?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 9,465
Male population 4,385 46.3%
Female population 5,080 53.7%
Average age 45.9
Male population 46.3%
Female population 53.7%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 1,360 14.4%
15 to 24 995 10.5%
25 to 34 985 10.4%
35 to 44 1,085 11.5%
45 to 54 1,120 11.8%
55 to 64 1,435 15.2%
Over 65 2,490 26.3%
Under 14 14.4%
15 to 24 10.5%
25 to 34 10.4%
35 to 44 11.5%
45 to 54 11.8%
55 to 64 15.2%
Over 65 26.3%
There are 9,465 residents in New Glasgow, with an average age of 45.9. 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 New Glasgow (2,490 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (1,435 people).

What is the marital status of New Glasgow residents?

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% of Total
Married 3,225 39.8%
Common law 815 10.1%
Single 2,295 28.3%
Separated 330 4.1%
Divorced 720 8.9%
Widowed 720 8.9%
Married 39.8%
Common law 10.1%
Single 28.3%
Separated 4.1%
Divorced 8.9%
Widowed 8.9%
A total of 2,295 people in New Glasgow have never been married (which represents 28.3% of the population). Wedded people in New Glasgow (3,225 locals) account for 39.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.1% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 815 people).

What are the employment statistics in New Glasgow?

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Unemployment rate 11.9%
% of Total
Management 50 1.2%
Business, finance and administration 660 15.8%
Natural and applied sciences 245 5.9%
Health 450 10.8%
Education, law, community and government services 605 14.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 70 1.7%
Sales and service 1,285 30.8%
Trades and transport 555 13.3%
Natural resources and agriculture 70 1.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 185 4.4%
Management 1.2%
Business, finance and administration 15.8%
Natural and applied sciences 5.9%
Health 10.8%
Education, law, community and government services 14.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.7%
Sales and service 30.8%
Trades and transport 13.3%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.4%
New Glasgow has an unemployment rate of 11.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in New Glasgow, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (1,285 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (660 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (605 individuals).

What language is most spoken in New Glasgow?

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% of Total
English 9,150 98.9%
French 85 0.9%
English and French 5 0.0%
Neither English nor French 10 0.1%
The majority of New Glasgow residents (that’s 98.9%) speak English.

What is the median household income in New Glasgow?

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Median household income $58,000
Median after-tax household income $52,400
The median household income in New Glasgow is $58,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $52,400 per year.

How many households are there in New Glasgow?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 4,440
Owned households 2,505 56.4%
Rented households 1,935 43.6%
Owned households 56.4%
Rented households 43.6%

Household size

Average household size 2.1
% of Total
1 person 1,785 40.1%
2 person 1,465 32.9%
3 person 590 13.3%
4 person 410 9.2%
5 person 200 4.5%
1 person 40.1%
2 person 32.9%
3 person 13.3%
4 person 9.2%
5 person 4.5%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 670 15.1%
35 to 44 590 13.3%
45 to 54 675 15.2%
55 to 64 895 20.1%
Over 65 1,615 36.3%
Under 34 15.1%
35 to 44 13.3%
45 to 54 15.2%
55 to 64 20.1%
Over 65 36.3%
There is a total of 4,440 households in New Glasgow, 56.4% of which are owner-occupied and 43.6% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in New Glasgow is 2.1 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (1,785 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (1,465 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in New Glasgow, at 36.3%.

What are the housing characteristics in New Glasgow?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 1,390 31.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 580 13.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 565 12.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 610 13.7%
Between 1981 and 1990 390 8.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 390 8.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 260 5.8%
After 2011 270 6.1%
Before 1945 31.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 13.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 12.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 13.7%
Between 1981 and 1990 8.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 8.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 5.8%
After 2011 6.1%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 30 0.7%
1 bedroom 705 15.9%
2 bedrooms 1,245 28.0%
3 bedrooms 1,545 34.8%
4 or more bedroom 920 20.7%
No bedrooms 0.7%
1 bedroom 15.9%
2 bedrooms 28.0%
2 bedrooms 34.8%
4 or more bedroom 20.7%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 2,610 58.6%
Apartments 5 0.1%
Attached homes 1,770 39.8%
Movable homes 65 1.5%
Single-detached homes 58.6%
Apartments 0.1%
Attached homes 39.8%
Movable homes 1.5%
Median home value $174,000
Average home value $195,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 2,865 64.5%
Major repairs 430 9.7%
Minor repairs 1,145 25.8%
Regular maintenance 64.5%
Minor repairs 25.8%
Major repairs 9.7%
Single-detached houses account for 58.6% of the residential buildings in New Glasgow. Apartments make up 0.1% of the New Glasgow housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $174,000 and the average figure sits at $195,000. Of all the properties in New Glasgow, 3 bedrooms units include 1,545 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 1,245 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (64.5%) and minor repairs (25.8%).

What is the education level in New Glasgow?

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% of Total
No diploma 1,385 17.7%
High school diploma 2,365 30.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 595 7.6%
College diploma 1,645 21.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 155 2.0%
University degree 1,690 21.6%
No diploma 17.7%
High school diploma 30.2%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.6%
College diploma 21.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.0%
University degree 21.6%
Approximately 30.2% of the population in New Glasgow has a high school diploma (that’s 2,365 residents). New Glasgow locals holding a college diploma (1,645 people) account for 21% of the resident pool. Additionally, 21.6% of them hold a university degree (1,690 people).

What is the average commute time in New Glasgow?

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Average commute time 15 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 2,830 89.3%
By public transit 15 0.5%
By bicycle/by walking 220 6.9%
By other methods 105 3.3%
By car, truck or van 89.3%
By public transit 0.5%
By bicycle/by walking 6.9%
By other methods 3.3%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 1,420 51.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 1,285 46.4%
Commute to a different province 65 2.4%
Commute within the same municipality 51.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 46.4%
Commute to a different province 2.4%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 2,075 65.2%
15 to 29 minutes 715 22.5%
30 to 44 minutes 150 4.7%
45 to 59 minutes 105 3.3%
More than 60 minutes 135 4.2%
Less than 15 minutes 65.2%
15 to 29 minutes 22.5%
30 to 44 minutes 4.7%
45 to 59 minutes 3.3%
More than 60 minutes 4.2%
Most employed people in New Glasgow (2,075 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (715 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in New Glasgow is 15 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed New Glasgow 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.