Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Bonavista. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 31.56 km2. The town has a population density of 101.10 people per km2.

We highlight the Bonavista 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, Bonavista has a population of around 3,190 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -7.48%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
3,4483,190 --7.48%

Population By Genders

The male population of Bonavista is around 1,540 while the female population is around 1,650.

Of the 3,190 total population in Bonavista, the largest gender is female with around 1,650 women within the population.

1,5401,650 -6.67%

Population by Age Characteristics

Bonavista has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 65 to 69 years old, accounting for 9.70% of the total population. The town median age is 54.80.

65 to 69 years155 10.10%160 9.70% 3.13%310 9.70%
60 to 64 years150 9.70%155 9.40% 3.23%305 9.60%
55 to 59 years135 8.80%150 9.10% 10.00%290 9.10%
70 to 74 years145 9.40%135 8.20% 6.90%280 8.80%
50 to 54 years110 7.10%135 8.20% 18.52%245 7.70%
45 to 49 years110 7.10%120 7.30% 8.33%225 7.10%
75 to 79 years80 5.20%95 5.80% 15.79%175 5.50%
40 to 44 years80 5.20%85 5.20% 5.88%170 5.30%
35 to 39 years75 4.90%80 4.80% 6.25%155 4.90%
15 to 19 years75 4.90%70 4.20% 6.67%145 4.50%
10 to 14 years65 4.20%70 4.20% 7.14%135 4.20%
30 to 34 years60 3.90%60 3.60% 0.00%120 3.80%
85 years and over45 2.90%70 4.20% 35.71%115 3.60%
5 to 9 years65 4.20%45 2.70% 30.77%115 3.60%
80 to 84 years45 2.90%60 3.60% 25.00%105 3.30%
20 to 24 years50 3.20%60 3.60% 16.67%105 3.30%
25 to 29 years50 3.20%55 3.30% 9.09%105 3.30%
0 to 4 years45 2.90%45 2.70% 0.00%95 3.00%
85 to 89 years30 1.90%25 1.50% 16.67%60 1.90%
Median age of the population54 54.40%55 54.80% 0.00%55 54.80%
Average age of the population49 49.30%51 50.90% 1.96%50 50.10%

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 58.50% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 30.70% and 10.70%, respectively.

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

65 years and over30.20%31.20%30.70%
0 to 14 years11.70%10.30%10.70%

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Population of Bonavista by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Bonavista is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Bonavista 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 Canadian, which accounts for 40.16% of the total population, followed by English (39.35%), Irish (9.35%), Newfoundlander (7.58%), and Caucasian (White) (6.45%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include British Isles, Scottish, French, Mi'kmaq, and Ukrainian.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)6.47%6.43%6.45%
British Isles4.53%2.89%3.71%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 1,315 of Bonavista's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 21.45% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 15.50% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 7.30%, 4.40%, and 1.35%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons63021.45%
1 person45515.50%
3 persons2157.30%
4 persons1304.40%
5 or more persons401.35%

Income in Bonavista

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Bonavista is $31,800.

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 Bonavista population or around 2,935 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 2,125 and 810 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Bonavista's median household income is $54,800, 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 Bonavista

This data sheds light on the distribution of Bonavista 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.

39.50% or most of the Bonavista population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 31.00% of the population has a No certificate, diploma or degree, 29.70% has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, and 8.05% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree8008951,69539.50%
No certificate, diploma or degree7057101,41531.00%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate6806501,33529.70%
Bachelor's degree or higher1302203458.05%

Employment in Bonavista

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Bonavista. 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 9.32% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate42.11%
Unemployment rate9.32%

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 Bonavista's population (around 49.80%) are working temporary position as an employee.


In the town, there are 55 men and 50 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 100.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Bonavista has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (22%) works in the manufacturing sector. The Health care and social assistance sector comes second at 20%, followed by Retail trade at 9%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance7521020%
Retail trade40909%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting70307%
Accommodation and food services30707%
Public administration30305%
Educational services20454%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services30103%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction3502%
Professional, scientific and technical services25102%
Transportation and warehousing10152%
Other services (except public administration)10202%
Wholesale trade2001%
Finance and insurance0201%
Real estate and rental and leasing0101%
Arts, entertainment and recreation0101%
Information and cultural industries000%
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 work40051591577.90%
No fixed workplace address1505020017.00%
Worked at home2040605.10%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Bonavista 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 minutes83.90%
15 to 29 minutes9.40%
60 minutes and over3.60%
30 to 44 minutes2.70%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Bonavistashed 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 Bonavista'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 Bonavista. About 3,120 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


Bonavista is predominantly Christian. About 2,830 of its population is Christian (1,395 males and 1,395 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.