Melita, Manitoba Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Melita. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 3.19 km2. The town has a population density of 326.40 people per km2.

We highlight the Melita town's various population characteristics. From gender, age distribution, ethnicity, household and dwelling, and income to spoken languages, occupation, and religion.

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Population Characteristics

According to the latest census, Melita has a population of around 1,041 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -0.10%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,0421,041 --0.10%

Population By Genders

The male population of Melita is around 500 while the female population is around 545.

Of the 1,041 total population in Melita, the largest gender is female with around 545 women within the population.

500545 -8.26%

Population by Age Characteristics

Melita has a young population. The majority of the population is people aged 30 to 34 years old, accounting for 7.70% of the total population. The town median age is 43.20.

30 to 34 years40 8.00%40 7.30% 0.00%80 7.70%
0 to 4 years35 7.00%35 6.40% 0.00%70 6.70%
25 to 29 years35 7.00%35 6.40% 0.00%70 6.70%
55 to 59 years40 8.00%30 5.50% 25.00%70 6.70%
60 to 64 years25 5.00%40 7.30% 37.50%70 6.70%
5 to 9 years40 8.00%25 4.60% 37.50%65 6.30%
75 to 79 years35 7.00%30 5.50% 14.29%65 6.30%
10 to 14 years30 6.00%35 6.40% 14.29%60 5.80%
20 to 24 years30 6.00%30 5.50% 0.00%55 5.30%
65 to 69 years30 6.00%30 5.50% 0.00%55 5.30%
85 years and over20 4.00%40 7.30% 50.00%55 5.30%
35 to 39 years20 4.00%20 3.70% 0.00%50 4.80%
40 to 44 years25 5.00%30 5.50% 16.67%50 4.80%
15 to 19 years20 4.00%25 4.60% 20.00%45 4.30%
45 to 49 years20 4.00%25 4.60% 20.00%45 4.30%
50 to 54 years15 3.00%30 5.50% 50.00%45 4.30%
70 to 74 years20 4.00%30 5.50% 33.33%45 4.30%
80 to 84 years20 4.00%30 5.50% 33.33%45 4.30%
Average age of the population42 42.20%46 45.50% 6.59%44 43.90%
Median age of the population40 40.00%45 44.80% 8.93%43 43.20%
85 to 89 years15 3.00%20 3.70% 25.00%30 2.90%

Broader Age Groups

If the town's population is divided into broader age groups, most of the population falls into the 15 to 64 years age group. The group accounts for 55.30% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 26.00% and 18.80%, respectively.

If we look at the population data from the broader age groups, we can see that most people in Melita are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

65 years and over24.00%27.50%26.00%
0 to 14 years21.00%17.40%18.80%

Population of Melita by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Melita is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Melita is inclusive and accepts various ethnic groups with open arms. Furthermore, the province appreciates the unique contributions that each ethnicity brings.

The top 5 ethnicities and origins in the province are English, which accounts for 35.18% of the total population, followed by Scottish (33.17%), Irish (23.62%), Belgian (16.08%), and Ukrainian (13.07%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include German, Canadian, French, Caucasian (White), and Norwegian.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)10.20%2.97%6.53%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 390 of Melita's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 19.35% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 17.75% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 4.85%, 4.85%, and 3.75%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons18019.35%
1 person16517.75%
3 persons454.85%
4 persons454.85%
5 or more persons353.75%

Income in Melita

Analyzing income distribution in Melita can help us better understand its socioeconomic dynamics.

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Melita is $41,200.

A region's per capita data sheds light on the average income earned per person living in it. Since per capita income is calculated by dividing the region's total income by its population, it quantifies the population's economic situation on an individual basis.

Such data offers insights into the town's economic performance, spread of income across individuals, quality of life, as well as disparities within its borders.

Most of Melita population or around 695 people falls in the $30,000 to $49,999 group. The next largest groups are the $10,000 to $29,999, and $50,000 to $79,999 with around 615 and 470 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Melita's median household income is $68,500, according to 2020 data.

The data provides important insights into the town's economic landscape as well as the living standards of its population.

Analyzing such data enables researchers, policymakers, and businesses to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the town's income distribution, disparities, and trends.

Education Levels in Melita

This data sheds light on the distribution of Melita residents across educational milestones.

Such information is crucial in shaping the province’s policies on education, workforce development strategies, and initiatives that aim to improve access to quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities.

40.65% or most of the Melita population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 38.95% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 21.15% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 12.15% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree18034052040.65%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate24027051038.95%
No certificate, diploma or degree2057529021.15%
Bachelor's degree or higher5011015512.15%

Employment in Melita

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Melita. It encompasses a wide range of sectors, industries, as well as job categories.

The data shows that the unemployment rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is at 5.99% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate54.49%
Unemployment rate5.99%

Working as an Employee

The table shows the data on the total number of individuals in the town who work as an employee. The majority of Melita's population (around 74.30%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 50 men and 25 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 75.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The Melita industry employment sector census data offers insights into the region's economic landscape. The distribution of employment in Melita is categorized and quantified, which reveals the region's economic composition.

Melita has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (16%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Retail trade sector comes second at 14%, followed by Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting at 11%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance08016%
Retail trade304514%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting451511%
Wholesale trade4509%
Educational services10358%
Transportation and warehousing2505%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1503%
Accommodation and food services0153%
Other services (except public administration)1003%
Finance and insurance0102%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1002%
Arts, entertainment and recreation1002%
Public administration1002%
Information and cultural industries000%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Professional, scientific and technical services000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%

Places of Work

The data offers insights into the commuting patterns as well as workplace distribution in the town. It provides a snapshot of workplaces, showing their geographic distribution and the flow of workers across different areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Usual place of work18020038083.50%
No fixed workplace address6006514.30%
Worked at home100102.20%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


The data sheds light on how Melita residents travel to school or work. It highlights the frequency of different modes of transportation like walking, cycling, carpooling, and public transit.

The data is pivotal in the making of transportation policies as well as the development of transit systems. Ultimately commuting data contributes to improving the quality of life of Melita residents and sustainable urban planning.

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Melita spend traveling to their workplaces. It also sheds light on the efficiency of the town's public transit systems, and road networks, as well as the accessibility of the town.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes70.80%
15 to 29 minutes15.70%
30 to 44 minutes9.00%
60 minutes and over2.20%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Melitashed light on its societal dynamics. It captures the diverse types of marital statuses of the population.

Long-term commitments, such as common-law partnerships, civil unions, and marriages, reflect the town's social fabric. We can gain insights into Melita's changing preferences and norms by examining the trends in marital status.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

The data below highlights town's linguistic diversity, showing elegances of solo language as well as bilingual harmonies. Other than language, it also shows the cultural landscape in Canada.

English is the most spoken official language in Melita. About 1,020 people living in the province speak English, 0 people speak French, 0 people speak English and French language, and 0 people speak Neither English nor French language.

English and French0
Neither English nor French0


Melita is predominantly Christian. About 570 of its population is Christian (255 males and 255 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Buddhist with 0.0% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Hindu and Jewish, both represent 0.0% and 0.0% of the population, while Muslim represent 0.0% of the population.