Dalhousie, New Brunswick Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Dalhousie. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 15.12 km2. The town has a population density of 213.10 people per km2.

We highlight the Dalhousie 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, Dalhousie has a population of around 3,223 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 3.10%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
3,1263,223 +3.10%

Population By Genders

The male population of Dalhousie is around 1,515 while the female population is around 1,705.

Of the 3,223 total population in Dalhousie, the largest gender is female with around 1,705 women within the population.

1,5151,705 +11.14%

Population by Age Characteristics

Dalhousie has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 10.20% of the total population. The town median age is 58.00.

60 to 64 years170 11.20%160 9.40% 5.88%330 10.20%
65 to 69 years150 9.90%150 8.80% 0.00%300 9.30%
55 to 59 years120 7.90%160 9.40% 25.00%280 8.70%
70 to 74 years115 7.60%155 9.10% 25.81%270 8.40%
75 to 79 years115 7.60%125 7.30% 8.00%245 7.60%
85 years and over65 4.30%145 8.50% 55.17%210 6.50%
50 to 54 years105 6.90%90 5.30% 14.29%195 6.00%
80 to 84 years75 5.00%85 5.00% 11.76%160 5.00%
45 to 49 years65 4.30%75 4.40% 13.33%145 4.50%
10 to 14 years60 4.00%70 4.10% 14.29%135 4.20%
30 to 34 years65 4.30%65 3.80% 0.00%135 4.20%
40 to 44 years65 4.30%65 3.80% 0.00%135 4.20%
5 to 9 years50 3.30%60 3.50% 16.67%120 3.70%
25 to 29 years50 3.30%70 4.10% 28.57%120 3.70%
35 to 39 years60 4.00%65 3.80% 7.69%120 3.70%
85 to 89 years45 3.00%75 4.40% 40.00%120 3.70%
20 to 24 years60 4.00%50 2.90% 16.67%115 3.60%
0 to 4 years65 4.30%50 2.90% 23.08%110 3.40%
15 to 19 years55 3.60%45 2.60% 18.18%105 3.30%
90 to 94 years15 1.00%55 3.20% 72.73%70 2.20%
Median age of the population58 57.60%59 58.80% 1.70%58 58.00%
Average age of the population51 51.20%54 53.90% 3.71%53 52.70%

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 52.20% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 36.60% and 11.30%, respectively.

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

15 to 64 years53.80%50.70%52.20%
65 years and over34.70%38.70%36.60%
0 to 14 years11.90%10.90%11.30%

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Population of Dalhousie by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Dalhousie is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Dalhousie 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 French, which accounts for 26.09% of the total population, followed by Canadian (24.08%), Acadian (21.07%), Irish (17.73%), and English (13.21%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Scottish, Caucasian (White), French Canadian, New Brunswicker, and Mi'kmaq.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)5.60%8.16%7.19%
French Canadian7.09%5.74%6.35%
New Brunswicker2.99%3.32%3.18%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 1,115 of Dalhousie's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 20.65% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 18.50% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 5.90%, 3.45%, and 1.15%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons63020.65%
1 person56518.50%
3 persons1805.90%
4 persons1053.45%
5 or more persons351.15%

Income in Dalhousie

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Dalhousie is $34,800.

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 Dalhousie population or around 2,230 people falls in the $10,000 to $29,999 group. The next largest groups are the $30,000 to $49,999, and $50,000 to $79,999 with around 2,045 and 1,065 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Dalhousie's median household income is $54,400, 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 Dalhousie

This data sheds light on the distribution of Dalhousie 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.

58.10% or most of the Dalhousie population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 27.45% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 14.70% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 12.05% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree1,0351,2702,31558.10%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate4656451,11027.45%
No certificate, diploma or degree29536566514.70%
Bachelor's degree or higher17031548512.05%

Employment in Dalhousie

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Dalhousie. 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 4.72% which is pretty low.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate34.72%
Unemployment rate4.72%

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 Dalhousie's population (around 66.00%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 65 men and 45 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 105.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Dalhousie has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (26%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Retail trade sector comes second at 11%, followed by Educational services at 10%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance6020526%
Retail trade555511%
Educational services257510%
Public administration505010%
Accommodation and food services10506%
Other services (except public administration)30255%
Professional, scientific and technical services20153%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services10102%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting15102%
Wholesale trade2002%
Transportation and warehousing1501%
Information and cultural industries1001%
Real estate and rental and leasing1001%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1001%
Finance and insurance0101%
Arts, entertainment and recreation1001%
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 work33542075582.10%
No fixed workplace address5535909.80%
Worked at home4035808.70%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


The data sheds light on how Dalhousie 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 Dalhousie residents and sustainable urban planning.

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Dalhousie 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 minutes55.40%
15 to 29 minutes33.30%
30 to 44 minutes6.50%
45 to 59 minutes2.40%
60 minutes and over1.80%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Dalhousieshed 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 Dalhousie'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 Dalhousie. About 1,660 people living in the province speak English, 1,380 people speak French, 35 people speak English and French language, and 0 people speak Neither English nor French language.

English and French35
Neither English nor French0


Dalhousie is predominantly Christian. About 2,400 of its population is Christian (1,030 males and 1,030 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.