Bishop’s Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Bishop’s Falls. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 26.38 km2. The town has a population density of 116.80 people per km2.

We highlight the Bishop’s Falls 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, Bishop’s Falls has a population of around 3,082 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -2.34%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
3,1563,082 --2.34%

Population By Genders

The male population of Bishop’s Falls is around 1,540 while the female population is around 1,545.

Of the 3,082 total population in Bishop’s Falls, the largest gender is female with around 1,545 women within the population.

1,5401,545 -0.32%

Population by Age Characteristics

Bishop’s Falls has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 10.00% of the total population. The town median age is 53.20.

60 to 64 years155 10.10%155 10.00% 0.00%310 10.00%
65 to 69 years140 9.10%175 11.30% 20.00%310 10.00%
55 to 59 years135 8.80%145 9.40% 6.90%275 8.90%
70 to 74 years120 7.80%120 7.80% 0.00%240 7.80%
50 to 54 years125 8.10%115 7.40% 8.00%235 7.60%
45 to 49 years90 5.80%95 6.10% 5.26%180 5.80%
40 to 44 years75 4.90%85 5.50% 11.76%165 5.30%
75 to 79 years85 5.50%80 5.20% 5.88%160 5.20%
25 to 29 years80 5.20%70 4.50% 12.50%145 4.70%
30 to 34 years75 4.90%65 4.20% 13.33%145 4.70%
15 to 19 years80 5.20%65 4.20% 18.75%140 4.50%
20 to 24 years80 5.20%70 4.50% 12.50%140 4.50%
35 to 39 years60 3.90%70 4.50% 14.29%125 4.10%
5 to 9 years60 3.90%55 3.60% 8.33%120 3.90%
10 to 14 years65 4.20%55 3.60% 15.38%120 3.90%
0 to 4 years50 3.20%50 3.20% 0.00%100 3.20%
80 to 84 years40 2.60%50 3.20% 20.00%95 3.10%
85 years and over30 1.90%35 2.30% 14.29%65 2.10%
Median age of the population52 52.00%54 54.40% 3.68%53 53.20%
85 to 89 years30 1.90%25 1.60% 16.67%50 1.60%
Average age of the population48 47.70%49 49.20% 4.07%49 48.50%

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 60.60% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 28.20% and 10.90%, respectively.

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

65 years and over26.90%29.40%28.20%
0 to 14 years11.40%10.40%10.90%

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Population of Bishop’s Falls by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Bishop’s Falls is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Bishop’s Falls 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 36.82% of the total population, followed by Canadian (29.85%), Irish (15.59%), Newfoundlander (8.13%), and Caucasian (White) (6.97%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Scottish, First Nations (North American Indian), French, British Isles, and Mi'kmaq.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)6.83%6.82%6.97%
First Nations (North American Indian)3.07%3.57%3.15%
British Isles2.05%2.27%2.32%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 1,130 of Bishop’s Falls's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 21.85% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 14.60% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 7.75%, 4.60%, and 1.40%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons62021.85%
1 person41514.60%
3 persons2207.75%
4 persons1304.60%
5 or more persons401.40%

Income in Bishop’s Falls

Analyzing income distribution in Bishop’s Falls can help us better understand its socioeconomic dynamics.

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Bishop’s Falls is $32,800.

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 Bishop’s Falls population or around 2,465 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 1,820 and 1,120 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Bishop’s Falls's median household income is $59,600, 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 Bishop’s Falls

This data sheds light on the distribution of Bishop’s Falls 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.

49.65% or most of the Bishop’s Falls population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 26.90% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 23.45% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 10.65% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree9951,0752,07049.65%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate5106351,15026.90%
No certificate, diploma or degree5654851,05023.45%
Bachelor's degree or higher14028544010.65%

Employment in Bishop’s Falls

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Bishop’s Falls. 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 9.04% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate38.75%
Unemployment rate9.04%

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 Bishop’s Falls's population (around 66.50%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 80 men and 30 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 110.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Bishop’s Falls has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (27%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Construction sector comes second at 12%, followed by Retail trade at 12%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance8027527%
Retail trade4011512%
Educational services30607%
Accommodation and food services30305%
Other services (except public administration)45155%
Public administration40205%
Transportation and warehousing5004%
Professional, scientific and technical services10253%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting15102%
Wholesale trade2502%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1502%
Finance and insurance0202%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1001%
Arts, entertainment and recreation1501%
Information and cultural industries000%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
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 work34051586081.90%
No fixed workplace address1153515514.80%
Worked at home035454.30%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


The data sheds light on how Bishop’s Falls 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 Bishop’s Falls residents and sustainable urban planning.

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Bishop’s Falls 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 minutes45.00%
Less than 15 minutes42.10%
30 to 44 minutes6.90%
60 minutes and over5.40%
45 to 59 minutes1.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Bishop’s Fallsshed 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 Bishop’s Falls'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 Bishop’s Falls. About 3,040 people living in the province speak English, 5 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


Bishop’s Falls is predominantly Christian. About 2,675 of its population is Christian (1,290 males and 1,290 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.