Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Gander, a town in Canada with a land area of 104.53 km2 and has a population density of 113.70 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 Gander is around 11,880 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Gander in 2021 census have increased 1.64% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
11,68811,880 +1.64%

Population By Genders

Of the 11,880 total population in Gander, the largest gender is female with around 6,110 women within the population.

5,7656,110 +5.65%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 11,688 population in Gander, majority of them are in the age of 50 to 54 years years old, with 7.60% of them are male and 8.10% female. While the median age of the whole population is 45.20.

0 to 4 years255 4.40%250 4.10% 1.96%505 4.30%
5 to 9 years315 5.50%290 4.70% 7.94%605 5.10%
10 to 14 years375 6.50%335 5.50% 10.67%705 5.90%
15 to 19 years415 7.20%300 4.90% 27.71%715 6.00%
20 to 24 years305 5.30%300 4.90% 1.64%605 5.10%
25 to 29 years305 5.30%305 5.00% 0.00%610 5.10%
30 to 34 years355 6.20%355 5.80% 0.00%710 6.00%
35 to 39 years350 6.10%400 6.50% 12.50%750 6.30%
40 to 44 years340 5.90%385 6.30% 11.69%725 6.10%
45 to 49 years410 7.10%455 7.40% 9.89%860 7.20%
50 to 54 years440 7.60%495 8.10% 11.11%930 7.80%
55 to 59 years420 7.30%420 6.90% 0.00%845 7.10%
60 to 64 years395 6.90%415 6.80% 4.82%810 6.80%
65 to 69 years315 5.50%355 5.80% 11.27%670 5.60%
70 to 74 years305 5.30%345 5.60% 11.59%655 5.50%
75 to 79 years185 3.20%255 4.20% 27.45%445 3.70%
80 to 84 years140 2.40%230 3.80% 39.13%370 3.10%
85 years and over145 2.50%220 3.60% 34.09%360 3.00%
85 to 89 years105 1.80%125 2.00% 16.00%235 2.00%
90 to 94 years35 0.60%70 1.10% 50.00%105 0.90%
95 to 99 years5 0.10%20 0.30% 75.00%25 0.20%
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 Gander are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

0 to 14 years16.40%14.20%15.20%
15 to 64 years64.70%62.70%63.60%
65 years and over19.00%23.20%21.10%
Average age of the population42.10%45.20%43.70%
Median age of the population43.20%46.40%45.20%

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Population of Gander by Ethnicity and Origin

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

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Gander'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 Gander.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)6.71%6.90%6.76%
British Isles5.65%4.60%5.15%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Gander, which totals 11,688, the majority, consisting of 3,350 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 2 persons.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person1,36513.45%
2 persons2,04020.15%
3 persons8308.20%
4 persons6156.05%
5 or more persons2202.15%

Income in Gander

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

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Gander is $41,200 (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 Gander is $80,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Gander 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 Gander.

Education Levels in Gander

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 Gander.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher1,1551,6552,80518.05%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate2,0952,0604,15525.45%
No certificate, diploma or degree9651,0051,98011.75%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree4,7155,1409,85062.85%

Employment in Gander

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

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 8.74% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate52.34%
Unemployment rate8.74%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Gander working as an employee. Most of them (72.40%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Gander 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 Gander. 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 Gander are working in the health care and social assistance sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting3501%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction95202%
Wholesale trade40201%
Retail trade47555517%
Transportation and warehousing50016511%
Information and cultural industries50201%
Finance and insurance20652%
Real estate and rental and leasing35201%
Professional, scientific and technical services95803%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services120403%
Educational services1002556%
Health care and social assistance27591020%
Arts, entertainment and recreation45602%
Accommodation and food services1753258%
Other services (except public administration)901003%
Public administration38521510%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Gander. 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 home1202153406.70%
Worked outside Canada100100.20%
No fixed workplace address36514551010.00%
Usual place of work1,9752,2504,23083.10%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Gander 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 minutes86.60%
15 to 29 minutes5.90%
30 to 44 minutes2.40%
45 to 59 minutes1.50%
60 minutes and over3.70%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Gander 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 Gander 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 Gander, the most used official language is English. Around 11,680 people in the area speak English.

English and French10
Neither English nor French5


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 Gander is Christian. Around 8,865 people in Gander are Christian (4,240 males and 4,240 females).