Shippagan, New Brunswick Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Shippagan, a town in Canada with a land area of 9.96 km2 and has a population density of 268.30 people per km2.

The data includes average age, age distribution, marital status, individual and household income, spoken languages, employment and unemployment rates, occupations, religion, and various other characteristics.

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Population Characteristics

Based on the latest census, it is estimated the total population in Shippagan is around 2,672 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Shippagan in 2021 census have increased 3.57% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
2,5802,672 +3.57%

Population By Genders

Of the 2,672 total population in Shippagan, the largest gender is female with around 1,405 women within the population.

1,2651,405 +9.96%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 2,580 population in Shippagan, majority of them are in the age of 60 to 64 years years old, with 9.10% of them are male and 8.90% female. While the median age of the whole population is 51.20.

0 to 4 years55 4.30%55 3.90% 0.00%105 3.90%
5 to 9 years65 5.10%55 3.90% 15.38%115 4.30%
10 to 14 years65 5.10%60 4.30% 7.69%125 4.70%
15 to 19 years45 3.60%65 4.60% 30.77%110 4.10%
20 to 24 years85 6.70%55 3.90% 35.29%140 5.20%
25 to 29 years60 4.70%85 6.00% 29.41%145 5.40%
30 to 34 years60 4.70%60 4.30% 0.00%120 4.50%
35 to 39 years65 5.10%65 4.60% 0.00%125 4.70%
40 to 44 years65 5.10%80 5.70% 18.75%155 5.80%
45 to 49 years65 5.10%90 6.40% 27.78%160 6.00%
50 to 54 years75 5.90%70 5.00% 6.67%150 5.60%
55 to 59 years115 9.10%115 8.20% 0.00%230 8.60%
60 to 64 years115 9.10%125 8.90% 8.00%240 9.00%
65 to 69 years90 7.10%125 8.90% 28.00%215 8.10%
70 to 74 years80 6.30%95 6.80% 15.79%175 6.60%
75 to 79 years80 6.30%55 3.90% 31.25%130 4.90%
80 to 84 years35 2.80%55 3.90% 36.36%90 3.40%
85 years and over45 3.60%95 6.80% 52.63%140 5.20%
85 to 89 years20 1.60%35 2.50% 42.86%50 1.90%
90 to 94 years25 2.00%50 3.60% 50.00%80 3.00%
95 to 99 years5 0.40%10 0.70% 50.00%10 0.40%
100 years and over0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years13.80%12.50%13.10%
15 to 64 years59.70%57.70%58.80%
65 years and over26.10%30.20%28.30%
Average age of the population46.70%48.90%47.90%
Median age of the population50.40%52.00%51.20%

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Population of Shippagan by Ethnicity and Origin

In Shippagan, the population data reflects a diverse range of ethnicities, contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape. Shippagan embraces various ethnic groups, each adding to its dynamic societal fabric.

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Shippagan's dedication to inclusivity and the appreciation of distinct contributions that each ethnicity brings to the shared narrative of the area.

Here are the top 10 ethnicities in Shippagan.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
French Canadian6.55%6.77%6.46%
New Brunswicker3.06%3.76%3.43%
Caucasian (White)3.49%2.63%3.03%
First Nations (North American Indian)0.87%1.50%1.21%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Shippagan, which totals 2,580, the majority, consisting of 805 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 1 person.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person46019.25%
2 persons40516.95%
3 persons1807.55%
4 persons1154.80%
5 or more persons401.65%

Income in Shippagan

The population data in a region can offer valuable insights when analyzed in relation to income levels. By examining the income distribution within Shippagan, we can gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics at play.

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Shippagan is $36,400 (according to the 2020 data).

Per capita income data in a region provides a comprehensive snapshot of the average income earned by each individual residing within that area. By dividing the total income generated in the region by its population, per capita income quantifies the economic well-being of the population on an individual basis.

This data not only reflects the region's overall economic performance but also offers insights into income distribution, quality of life, and potential disparities.

Household Income

The median household income in Shippagan is $59,600 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Shippagan provides crucial insights into the economic landscape and living standards of its residents. By analyzing this data, policymakers, researchers, and businesses in Canada gain a comprehensive understanding of income distribution, socioeconomic disparities, and trends within Shippagan.

Education Levels in Shippagan

This data captures the distribution of individuals across various educational milestones, such as high school diplomas, college degrees, and beyond.

This information is pivotal in shaping educational policies, workforce development strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing access to quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities within Shippagan.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher29048077022.50%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate26027553014.95%
No certificate, diploma or degree44530074521.05%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree9051,2702,17063.75%

Employment in Shippagan

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Shippagan's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 6.62% which is quite high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate54.14%
Unemployment rate6.62%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Shippagan working as an employee. Most of them (53.90%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Shippagan working self-employed.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The industry employment sectors census data provides valuable insights into the diverse economic landscape of a specific region in Shippagan. By categorizing and quantifying the distribution of employment across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education, and more, this data illuminates the region's economic composition.

As we can see from the table below, most of the people (20%) in Shippagan are working in the health care and social assistance sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1102511%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1001%
Wholesale trade2002%
Retail trade955511%
Transportation and warehousing2002%
Information and cultural industries15102%
Finance and insurance20203%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Professional, scientific and technical services20304%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services001%
Educational services408510%
Health care and social assistance4521020%
Arts, entertainment and recreation1501%
Accommodation and food services25607%
Other services (except public administration)30557%
Public administration30204%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Shippagan. This data offers a comprehensive view of where individuals are employed, shedding light on the geographic distribution of workplaces and the flow of workers across various areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Worked at home654511510.00%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%
No fixed workplace address1103013511.80%
Usual place of work39050089578.20%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Shippagan travel to work or school, highlighting the prevalence of various modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transit, cycling, and walking.

This data aids in the formulation of targeted transportation policies and the development of efficient transit systems, ultimately contributing to sustainable urban planning and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the region.

Commuting Duration

The commuting duration captures the average time individuals spend traveling to their workplaces, shedding light on the efficiency of public transit systems, road networks, and the overall accessibility of the region.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes57.80%
15 to 29 minutes27.20%
30 to 44 minutes13.10%
45 to 59 minutes1.50%
60 minutes and over1.00%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Shippagan offers a multifaceted lens onto societal dynamics. This intricate data repository encapsulates the diverse array of marital bonds within the locale.

Long-term commitments, such as marriages, civil unions, and common-law partnerships, coalesce into a mosaic that mirrors the region's social fabric. By examining trends in marital status, we can discern evolving norms and preferences around Shippagan area, gauging the ebb and flow between tradition and modernity.

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

Language Spoken

This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

In Shippagan, the most used official language is French. Around 2,440 people in the area speak French.

English and French20
Neither English nor French0


This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

The most common religion in Shippagan is Christian. Around 2,190 people in Shippagan are Christian (1,000 males and 1,000 females).