Port Saunders, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Port Saunders. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 38.50 km2. The town has a population density of 17.60 people per km2.

We highlight the Port Saunders 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, Port Saunders has a population of around 678 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 0.59%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
674678 +0.59%

Population By Genders

The male population of Port Saunders is around 315 while the female population is around 365.

Of the 678 total population in Port Saunders, the largest gender is female with around 365 women within the population.

315365 +13.70%

Population by Age Characteristics

Port Saunders has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 11.90% of the total population. The town median age is 54.40.

60 to 64 years45 14.30%40 11.00% 11.11%80 11.90%
55 to 59 years30 9.50%25 6.80% 16.67%60 8.90%
65 to 69 years30 9.50%25 6.80% 16.67%55 8.10%
Median age of the population54 54.00%54 54.40% 0.00%54 54.40%
45 to 49 years25 7.90%25 6.80% 0.00%50 7.40%
50 to 54 years20 6.30%35 9.60% 42.86%50 7.40%
Average age of the population48 48.40%51 50.70% 3.94%50 49.70%
70 to 74 years15 4.80%25 6.80% 40.00%45 6.70%
85 years and over15 4.80%25 6.80% 40.00%40 5.90%
10 to 14 years15 4.80%15 4.10% 0.00%35 5.20%
40 to 44 years15 4.80%20 5.50% 25.00%35 5.20%
5 to 9 years15 4.80%15 4.10% 0.00%30 4.40%
15 to 19 years15 4.80%20 5.50% 25.00%30 4.40%
30 to 34 years10 3.20%15 4.10% 33.33%30 4.40%
35 to 39 years15 4.80%15 4.10% 0.00%30 4.40%
75 to 79 years15 4.80%20 5.50% 25.00%25 3.70%
80 to 84 years5 1.60%20 5.50% 75.00%25 3.70%
85 to 89 years15 4.80%5 1.40% 66.67%25 3.70%
0 to 4 years10 3.20%10 2.70% 0.00%20 3.00%
20 to 24 years10 3.20%15 4.10% 33.33%20 3.00%

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 28.90% and 13.30%, respectively.

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

0 to 14 years14.30%11.00%13.30%

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Population of Port Saunders by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Port Saunders is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Port Saunders 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 35.44% of the total population, followed by English (32.28%), Mi'kmaq (21.52%), Irish (11.39%), and French (6.33%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Qalipu Mi'kmaq, Christian, n.i.e., First Nations (North American Indian), Newfoundlander, and Scottish.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Qalipu Mi'kmaq5.41%4.71%5.06%
Christian, n.i.e.5.41%3.53%4.43%
First Nations (North American Indian)4.05%3.53%3.80%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 270 of Port Saunders's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 21.95% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 13.15% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 7.90%, 5.25%, and 1.75%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons12521.95%
1 person7513.15%
3 persons457.90%
4 persons305.25%
5 or more persons101.75%

Income in Port Saunders

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Port Saunders is $38,800.

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 Port Saunders population or around 485 people falls in the $30,000 to $49,999 group. The next largest groups are the $10,000 to $29,999, and $50,000 to $79,999 with around 415 and 265 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Port Saunders's median household income is $76,000, 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 Port Saunders

This data sheds light on the distribution of Port Saunders 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.

46.20% or most of the Port Saunders population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 28.05% of the population has a No certificate, diploma or degree, 25.15% has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, and 10.10% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree23024547546.20%
No certificate, diploma or degree18013531028.05%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate11015026525.15%
Bachelor's degree or higher406510510.10%

Employment in Port Saunders

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Port Saunders. 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 14.06% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate46.09%
Unemployment rate14.06%

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 Port Saunders's population (around 45.50%) are working temporary position as an employee.


In the town, there are 25 men and 15 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 40.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Port Saunders has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (21%) works in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector. The Health care and social assistance sector comes second at 21%, followed by Retail trade at 18%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting602021%
Health care and social assistance156521%
Retail trade205018%
Public administration2508%
Educational services0207%
Transportation and warehousing2005%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1003%
Finance and insurance003%
Other services (except public administration)0103%
Wholesale trade000%
Information and cultural industries000%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Professional, scientific and technical services000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services000%
Arts, entertainment and recreation000%
Accommodation and food services000%

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 work10013023079.30%
No fixed workplace address35104515.50%
Worked at home015155.20%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Port Saunders 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 minutes80.40%
60 minutes and over8.90%
30 to 44 minutes5.40%
15 to 29 minutes3.60%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Port Saundersshed 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 Port Saunders'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 Port Saunders. About 625 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


Port Saunders is predominantly Christian. About 770 of its population is Christian (350 males and 350 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.