Rothesay, New Brunswick Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Rothesay. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 34.59 km2. The town has a population density of 346.20 people per km2.

We highlight the Rothesay 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, Rothesay has a population of around 11,977 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 2.73%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
11,65911,977 +2.73%

Population By Genders

The male population of Rothesay is around 5,740 while the female population is around 6,235.

Of the 11,977 total population in Rothesay, the largest gender is female with around 6,235 women within the population.

5,7406,235 +7.94%

Population by Age Characteristics

Rothesay has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 55 to 59 years old, accounting for 7.90% of the total population. The town median age is 45.60.

55 to 59 years460 8.00%490 7.90% 6.12%950 7.90%
50 to 54 years450 7.80%465 7.50% 3.23%910 7.60%
15 to 19 years410 7.10%435 7.00% 5.75%850 7.10%
45 to 49 years395 6.90%450 7.20% 12.22%845 7.10%
60 to 64 years395 6.90%450 7.20% 12.22%845 7.10%
65 to 69 years395 6.90%445 7.10% 11.24%840 7.00%
10 to 14 years360 6.30%360 5.80% 0.00%720 6.00%
40 to 44 years310 5.40%400 6.40% 22.50%715 6.00%
20 to 24 years350 6.10%330 5.30% 5.71%680 5.70%
70 to 74 years315 5.50%355 5.70% 11.27%670 5.60%
35 to 39 years300 5.20%335 5.40% 10.45%635 5.30%
5 to 9 years325 5.70%295 4.70% 9.23%620 5.20%
30 to 34 years275 4.80%325 5.20% 15.38%600 5.00%
25 to 29 years265 4.60%280 4.50% 5.36%545 4.60%
0 to 4 years275 4.80%265 4.30% 3.64%540 4.50%
75 to 79 years230 4.00%260 4.20% 11.54%490 4.10%
80 to 84 years130 2.30%170 2.70% 23.53%300 2.50%
85 years and over95 1.70%135 2.20% 29.63%235 2.00%
85 to 89 years70 1.20%95 1.50% 26.32%165 1.40%
90 to 94 years15 0.30%35 0.60% 57.14%50 0.40%
Median age of the population45 44.80%46 46.00% 4.35%46 45.60%

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 63.20% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 21.10% and 15.70%, respectively.

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

Average age of the population42.40%43.90%43.20%
65 years and over20.30%21.80%21.10%
0 to 14 years16.60%14.80%15.70%

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Population of Rothesay by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Rothesay is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Rothesay 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 Irish, which accounts for 34.01% of the total population, followed by English (28.42%), Scottish (26.28%), Canadian (18.81%), and French (14.69%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include German, British Isles, Caucasian (White), Acadian, and Dutch.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
British Isles4.38%4.99%4.70%
Caucasian (White)4.29%4.59%4.45%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 3,675 of Rothesay'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 12.05% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 7.75%, 7.25%, and 3.60%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons1,88519.35%
1 person1,17512.05%
3 persons7557.75%
4 persons7057.25%
5 or more persons3503.60%

Income in Rothesay

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Rothesay is $47,600.

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 Rothesay population or around 5,985 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 5,715 and 5,685 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Rothesay's median household income is $100,000, 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 Rothesay

This data sheds light on the distribution of Rothesay 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.

69.65% or most of the Rothesay population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 39.40% of the population has a Bachelor's degree or higher, 24.30% has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, and 6.05% has No certificate, diploma or degree.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree5,1555,76510,92069.65%
Bachelor's degree or higher2,7803,3556,14039.40%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate1,8452,1754,02024.30%
No certificate, diploma or degree5305751,1056.05%

Employment in Rothesay

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Rothesay. 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 5.48% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate57.82%
Unemployment rate5.48%

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 Rothesay's population (around 69.20%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 515 men and 315 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 825.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Rothesay 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 11%, followed by Educational services at 8%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance29075016%
Retail trade36533511%
Educational services1104208%
Professional, scientific and technical services3301708%
Public administration2602308%
Accommodation and food services1352406%
Finance and insurance852005%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1351204%
Wholesale trade165553%
Other services (except public administration)1051053%
Transportation and warehousing145353%
Information and cultural industries701003%
Arts, entertainment and recreation60752%
Real estate and rental and leasing65602%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting55201%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction20151%
Management of companies and enterprises10100%

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 work1,9152,0403,95568.10%
Worked at home5956901,28522.10%
No fixed workplace address3651705359.20%
Worked outside Canada1510250.40%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Rothesay 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.
15 to 29 minutes55.80%
Less than 15 minutes33.50%
30 to 44 minutes5.90%
45 to 59 minutes2.60%
60 minutes and over2.20%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Rothesayshed 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 Rothesay'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 Rothesay. About 11,530 people living in the province speak English, 380 people speak French, 40 people speak English and French language, and 20 people speak Neither English nor French language.

English and French40
Neither English nor French20


Rothesay is predominantly Christian. About 8,010 of its population is Christian (3,720 males and 3,720 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Jewish with 0.8% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Muslim and Hindu, both represent 0.3% and 0.2% of the population, while Buddhist represent 0.0% of the population.