Demographics in Summerside, PE

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

What is the population of Summerside?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 15,801 1.3%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 14,835
Male population 6,995 47.2%
Female population 7,840 52.8%
Average age 44.4
Male population 47.2%
Female population 52.8%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 2,290 15.4%
15 to 24 1,635 11.0%
25 to 34 1,470 9.9%
35 to 44 1,705 11.5%
45 to 54 2,095 14.1%
55 to 64 2,260 15.2%
Over 65 3,375 22.8%
Under 14 15.4%
15 to 24 11.0%
25 to 34 9.9%
35 to 44 11.5%
45 to 54 14.1%
55 to 64 15.2%
Over 65 22.8%
There are 14,835 residents in Summerside, with an average age of 44.4. Males make up 47.2% of the population, while females account for 52.8%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Summerside (3,375 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (2,290 people).

What is the marital status of Summerside residents?

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% of Total
Married 5,805 46.3%
Common law 1,290 10.3%
Single 3,080 24.6%
Separated 490 3.9%
Divorced 880 7.0%
Widowed 995 7.9%
Married 46.3%
Common law 10.3%
Single 24.6%
Separated 3.9%
Divorced 7.0%
Widowed 7.9%
A total of 3,080 people in Summerside have never been married (which represents 24.6% of the population). Wedded people in Summerside (5,805 locals) account for 46.3% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.3% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 1,290 people).

What are the employment statistics in Summerside?

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Unemployment rate 11.3%
% of Total
Management 610 9.2%
Business, finance and administration 1,090 16.4%
Natural and applied sciences 290 4.4%
Health 480 7.2%
Education, law, community and government services 755 11.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 120 1.8%
Sales and service 1,845 27.8%
Trades and transport 800 12.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 130 2.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 505 7.6%
Management 9.2%
Business, finance and administration 16.4%
Natural and applied sciences 4.4%
Health 7.2%
Education, law, community and government services 11.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.8%
Sales and service 27.8%
Trades and transport 12.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.0%
Manufacturing and utilities 7.6%
Summerside has an unemployment rate of 11.3%. Regarding the most common jobs in Summerside, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (1,845 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (1,090 individuals) and Trades and transport (800 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Summerside?

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% of Total
English 13,805 95.1%
French 625 4.3%
English and French 30 0.2%
Neither English nor French 50 0.3%
The majority of Summerside residents (that’s 95.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Summerside?

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Median household income $52,143
Median after-tax household income $46,535
The median household income in Summerside is $52,143, while the median after-tax household income sits at $46,535 per year.

How many households are there in Summerside?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 6,510
Owned households 3,585 55.1%
Rented households 2,925 44.9%
Owned households 55.1%
Rented households 44.9%

Household size

Average household size 2.2
% of Total
1 person 2,070 31.7%
2 person 2,510 38.4%
3 person 920 14.1%
4 person 670 10.3%
5 person 360 5.5%
1 person 31.7%
2 person 38.4%
3 person 14.1%
4 person 10.3%
5 person 5.5%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 895 13.7%
35 to 44 1,000 15.4%
45 to 54 1,250 19.2%
55 to 64 1,335 20.5%
Over 65 2,035 31.2%
Under 34 13.7%
35 to 44 15.4%
45 to 54 19.2%
55 to 64 20.5%
Over 65 31.2%
There is a total of 6,510 households in Summerside, 55.1% of which are owner-occupied and 44.9% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Summerside is 2.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (2,510 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (2,070 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Summerside, at 31.2%.

What are the housing characteristics in Summerside?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 860 13.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 1,025 15.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 695 10.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 1,205 18.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 810 12.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 790 12.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 745 11.4%
After 2011 375 5.8%
Before 1945 13.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 15.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 10.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 18.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 12.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 12.1%
Between 2001 and 2010 11.4%
After 2011 5.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 10 0.2%
1 bedroom 735 11.3%
2 bedrooms 2,010 30.9%
3 bedrooms 2,390 36.7%
4 or more bedroom 1,360 20.9%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 11.3%
2 bedrooms 30.9%
2 bedrooms 36.7%
4 or more bedroom 20.9%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 3,290 50.4%
Attached homes 2,755 42.2%
Movable homes 485 7.4%
Single-detached homes 50.4%
Attached homes 42.2%
Movable homes 7.4%
Median home value $149,581
Average home value $156,909

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 4,435 68.1%
Major repairs 475 7.3%
Minor repairs 1,600 24.6%
Regular maintenance 68.1%
Minor repairs 24.6%
Major repairs 7.3%
Single-detached houses account for 50.4% of the residential buildings in Summerside. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $149,581 and the average figure sits at $156,909. Of all the properties in Summerside, 3 bedrooms units include 2,390 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 2,010 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (68.1%) and minor repairs (24.6%).

What is the education level in Summerside?

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% of Total
No diploma 2,725 22.5%
High school diploma 3,690 30.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 860 7.1%
College diploma 2,910 24.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 215 1.8%
University degree 1,725 14.2%
No diploma 22.5%
High school diploma 30.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 7.1%
College diploma 24.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.8%
University degree 14.2%
Approximately 30.4% of the population in Summerside has a high school diploma (that’s 3,690 residents). Summerside locals holding a college diploma (2,910 people) account for 24% of the resident pool. Additionally, 14.2% of them hold a university degree (1,725 people).

What is the average commute time in Summerside?

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Average commute time 13 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 5,830 91.6%
By public transit 30 0.5%
By bicycle/by walking 420 6.6%
By other methods 75 1.2%
By car, truck or van 91.6%
By public transit 0.5%
By bicycle/by walking 6.6%
By other methods 1.2%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 4,230 71.9%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 1,540 26.2%
Commute to a different province 115 2.0%
Commute within the same municipality 71.9%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 26.2%
Commute to a different province 2.0%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 4,425 69.6%
15 to 29 minutes 1,200 18.9%
30 to 44 minutes 260 4.1%
45 to 59 minutes 290 4.6%
More than 60 minutes 185 2.9%
Less than 15 minutes 69.6%
15 to 29 minutes 18.9%
30 to 44 minutes 4.1%
45 to 59 minutes 4.6%
More than 60 minutes 2.9%
Most employed people in Summerside (4,425 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (1,200 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Summerside is 13 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Summerside 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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