Harbour Breton, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Harbour Breton. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 13.82 km2. The town has a population density of 106.90 people per km2.

We highlight the Harbour Breton 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, Harbour Breton has a population of around 1,477 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -9.61%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,6341,477 --9.61%

Population By Genders

The male population of Harbour Breton is around 715 while the female population is around 760.

Of the 1,477 total population in Harbour Breton, the largest gender is female with around 760 women within the population.

715760 -5.92%

Population by Age Characteristics

Harbour Breton has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 50 to 54 years old, accounting for 10.20% of the total population. The town median age is 52.00.

50 to 54 years70 9.80%75 9.90% 6.67%150 10.20%
55 to 59 years70 9.80%75 9.90% 6.67%145 9.80%
60 to 64 years65 9.10%60 7.90% 7.69%130 8.80%
65 to 69 years60 8.40%65 8.60% 7.69%125 8.50%
70 to 74 years65 9.10%60 7.90% 7.69%125 8.50%
45 to 49 years55 7.70%60 7.90% 8.33%110 7.50%
40 to 44 years35 4.90%45 5.90% 22.22%85 5.80%
10 to 14 years35 4.90%40 5.30% 12.50%75 5.10%
15 to 19 years40 5.60%30 3.90% 25.00%70 4.70%
25 to 29 years40 5.60%30 3.90% 25.00%70 4.70%
75 to 79 years35 4.90%30 3.90% 14.29%70 4.70%
20 to 24 years30 4.20%30 3.90% 0.00%60 4.10%
35 to 39 years30 4.20%30 3.90% 0.00%60 4.10%
5 to 9 years20 2.80%35 4.60% 42.86%55 3.70%
30 to 34 years20 2.80%30 3.90% 33.33%55 3.70%
Median age of the population52 52.00%52 52.00% 0.00%52 52.00%
0 to 4 years30 4.20%20 2.60% 33.33%50 3.40%
Average age of the population47 47.00%48 48.00% 2.08%48 47.50%
80 to 84 years10 1.40%20 2.60% 50.00%30 2.00%
85 years and over0 0.00%20 2.60% 100.00%20 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 63.10% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 25.10% and 11.90%, respectively.

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

0 to 14 years11.90%12.50%11.90%

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Population of Harbour Breton by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Harbour Breton is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Harbour Breton 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 55.14% of the total population, followed by English (20.21%), Irish (8.90%), Caucasian (White) (8.22%), and Newfoundlander (5.48%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include British Isles, French, Danish, Inuit, and Scottish.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)7.86%8.55%8.22%
British Isles7.14%3.29%5.14%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 595 of Harbour Breton's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 22.05% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 11.00% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 9.85%, 4.70%, and 2.35%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons28022.05%
1 person14011.00%
3 persons1259.85%
4 persons604.70%
5 or more persons302.35%

Income in Harbour Breton

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Harbour Breton is $33,600.

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 Harbour Breton population or around 1,210 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 870 and 505 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Harbour Breton's median household income is $72,500, 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 Harbour Breton

This data sheds light on the distribution of Harbour Breton 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.

36.95% or most of the Harbour Breton population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 32.05% of the population has a No certificate, diploma or degree, 31.20% has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, and 8.20% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree40036577036.95%
No certificate, diploma or degree31039070532.05%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate29037066031.20%
Bachelor's degree or higher75951708.20%

Employment in Harbour Breton

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Harbour Breton. 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 8.95% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate49.03%
Unemployment rate8.95%

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 Harbour Breton's population (around 60.70%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 30 men and 10 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 45.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Harbour Breton has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (20%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector comes second at 17%, followed by Manufacturing at 12%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance1513520%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting953017%
Retail trade25308%
Educational services20206%
Transportation and warehousing35106%
Public administration30155%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services0103%
Accommodation and food services0153%
Other services (except public administration)10203%
Wholesale trade10103%
Professional, scientific and technical services1001%
Arts, entertainment and recreation001%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1001%
Finance and insurance0101%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Information and cultural industries000%

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 work16028044069.80%
No fixed workplace address904513521.40%
Worked at home3025507.90%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Harbour Breton 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 minutes78.30%
15 to 29 minutes8.70%
30 to 44 minutes6.10%
60 minutes and over4.30%
45 to 59 minutes1.70%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Harbour Bretonshed 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 Harbour Breton'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 Harbour Breton. About 1,455 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


Harbour Breton is predominantly Christian. About 1,395 of its population is Christian (675 males and 675 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.