Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Ferryland. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 13.22 km2. The town has a population density of 28.10 people per km2.

We highlight the Ferryland 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, Ferryland has a population of around 371 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -10.39%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
414371 --10.39%

Population By Genders

The male population of Ferryland is around 195 while the female population is around 175.

Of the 371 total population in Ferryland, the largest gender is male with around 195 women within the population.

195175 -10.26%

Population by Age Characteristics

Ferryland has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 14.90% of the total population. The town median age is 60.80.

Median age of the population60 60.00%61 61.20% 1.63%61 60.80%
Average age of the population55 54.80%58 57.80% 5.19%56 56.20%
60 to 64 years30 15.40%20 11.40% 33.33%55 14.90%
65 to 69 years25 12.80%30 17.10% 16.67%55 14.90%
55 to 59 years20 10.30%20 11.40% 0.00%40 10.80%
70 to 74 years20 10.30%20 11.40% 0.00%40 10.80%
50 to 54 years20 10.30%10 5.70% 50.00%30 8.10%
45 to 49 years10 5.10%10 5.70% 0.00%20 5.40%
75 to 79 years10 5.10%15 8.60% 33.33%20 5.40%
20 to 24 years10 5.10%5 2.90% 50.00%15 4.10%
25 to 29 years10 5.10%5 2.90% 50.00%15 4.10%
85 years and over5 2.60%10 5.70% 50.00%15 4.10%
10 to 14 years5 2.60%0 0.00% 100.00%10 2.70%
15 to 19 years10 5.10%5 2.90% 50.00%10 2.70%
35 to 39 years5 2.60%5 2.90% 0.00%10 2.70%
80 to 84 years5 2.60%5 2.90% 0.00%10 2.70%
85 to 89 years0 0.00%5 2.90% 100.00%10 2.70%
5 to 9 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%5 1.40%
30 to 34 years0 0.00%5 2.90% 100.00%5 1.40%

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 56.80% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 15 to 64 years, account for 39.20% and 56.80%, respectively.

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


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Population of Ferryland by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Ferryland is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Ferryland 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 72.06% of the total population, followed by English (32.35%), Canadian (11.76%), Scottish (4.41%), and Mi'kmaq (4.41%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include German, Syrian, Guyanese, Afghan, and Black.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 185 of Ferryland's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 21.05% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 18.40% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 6.60%, 2.65%, and 1.30%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons8021.05%
1 person7018.40%
3 persons256.60%
4 persons102.65%
5 or more persons51.30%

Income in Ferryland

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Ferryland is $34,000.

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 Ferryland population or around 340 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 245 and 140 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Ferryland'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 Ferryland

This data sheds light on the distribution of Ferryland 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.

38.50% or most of the Ferryland population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 34.95% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 25.10% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 10.60% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree1109520038.50%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate809017034.95%
No certificate, diploma or degree853012025.10%
Bachelor's degree or higher20305510.60%

Employment in Ferryland

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Ferryland. 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 11.76% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate26.47%
Unemployment rate11.76%

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 Ferryland's population (around 60.00%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 15 men and 0 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 15.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Ferryland has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (16%) works in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector. The Health care and social assistance sector comes second at 16%, followed by Public administration at 16%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting20016%
Health care and social assistance02016%
Public administration101016%
Transportation and warehousing15012%
Accommodation and food services0108%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction000%
Wholesale trade000%
Retail trade000%
Information and cultural industries000%
Finance and insurance000%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Professional, scientific and technical services000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services000%
Educational services000%
Arts, entertainment and recreation000%
Other services (except public administration)000%

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
No fixed workplace address20103035.30%
Usual place of work15103035.30%
Worked at home10102023.50%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Ferryland 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 minutes25.00%
60 minutes and over25.00%
15 to 29 minutes16.70%
30 to 44 minutes16.70%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Ferrylandshed 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 Ferryland'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 Ferryland. About 370 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


Ferryland is predominantly Christian. About 325 of its population is Christian (175 males and 175 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.