Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Rocky Harbour. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 12.08 km2. The town has a population density of 77.60 people per km2.

We highlight the Rocky Harbour 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, Rocky Harbour has a population of around 937 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -1.06%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
947937 --1.06%

Population By Genders

The male population of Rocky Harbour is around 445 while the female population is around 490.

Of the 937 total population in Rocky Harbour, the largest gender is female with around 490 women within the population.

445490 -9.18%

Population by Age Characteristics

Rocky Harbour has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 65 to 69 years old, accounting for 12.30% of the total population. The town median age is 56.00.

65 to 69 years45 10.10%65 13.30% 30.77%115 12.30%
60 to 64 years55 12.40%45 9.20% 18.18%105 11.20%
55 to 59 years40 9.00%55 11.20% 27.27%90 9.60%
50 to 54 years35 7.90%40 8.20% 12.50%75 8.00%
70 to 74 years35 7.90%40 8.20% 12.50%75 8.00%
45 to 49 years35 7.90%35 7.10% 0.00%70 7.50%
Median age of the population55 55.20%56 56.40% 1.77%56 56.00%
75 to 79 years20 4.50%30 6.10% 33.33%55 5.90%
Average age of the population51 50.50%51 51.10% 1.96%51 50.80%
40 to 44 years20 4.50%20 4.10% 0.00%45 4.80%
15 to 19 years20 4.50%15 3.10% 25.00%40 4.30%
35 to 39 years15 3.40%25 5.10% 40.00%40 4.30%
10 to 14 years20 4.50%15 3.10% 25.00%35 3.70%
20 to 24 years15 3.40%20 4.10% 25.00%35 3.70%
30 to 34 years20 4.50%15 3.10% 25.00%35 3.70%
5 to 9 years15 3.40%15 3.10% 0.00%25 2.70%
25 to 29 years10 2.20%15 3.10% 33.33%25 2.70%
80 to 84 years20 4.50%10 2.00% 50.00%25 2.70%
0 to 4 years5 1.10%15 3.10% 66.67%20 2.10%
85 years and over5 1.10%15 3.10% 66.67%15 1.60%

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 61.00% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 29.90% and 9.10%, respectively.

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

0 to 14 years10.10%9.20%9.10%

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Population of Rocky Harbour by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Rocky Harbour is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Rocky Harbour 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 English, which accounts for 47.59% of the total population, followed by Canadian (24.60%), Mi'kmaq (16.04%), Irish (12.30%), and French (10.16%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Qalipu Mi'kmaq, Scottish, Newfoundlander, British Isles, and German.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Qalipu Mi'kmaq8.33%9.62%9.63%
British Isles5.95%4.81%5.35%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 415 of Rocky Harbour's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 24.15% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 12.65% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 8.60%, 4.00%, and 0.55%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons21024.15%
1 person11012.65%
3 persons758.60%
4 persons354.00%
5 or more persons50.55%

Income in Rocky Harbour

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Rocky Harbour is $34,800.

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 Rocky Harbour population or around 795 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 620 and 325 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Rocky Harbour's median household income is $69,000, 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 Rocky Harbour

This data sheds light on the distribution of Rocky Harbour 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.

58.05% or most of the Rocky Harbour population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 22.60% of the population has a No certificate, diploma or degree, 21.05% has a Bachelor's degree or higher, and 19.55% has High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree32043576058.05%
No certificate, diploma or degree17015532022.60%
Bachelor's degree or higher7520028021.05%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate12015026519.55%

Employment in Rocky Harbour

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Rocky Harbour. 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 14.79% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate34.32%
Unemployment rate14.79%

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 Rocky Harbour's population (around 51.80%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 20 men and 10 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 30.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Rocky Harbour has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (15%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Arts, entertainment and recreation sector comes second at 15%, followed by Construction at 12%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance105515%
Arts, entertainment and recreation402015%
Accommodation and food services04011%
Public administration20108%
Retail trade10157%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1505%
Other services (except public administration)1505%
Transportation and warehousing1004%
Professional, scientific and technical services0104%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1004%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction000%
Wholesale trade000%
Information and cultural industries000%
Finance and insurance000%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Educational 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 work859518563.80%
Worked at home15355017.20%
No fixed workplace address45105017.20%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Rocky Harbour 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 minutes76.60%
15 to 29 minutes12.80%
30 to 44 minutes6.40%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%
60 minutes and over0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Rocky Harbourshed 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 Rocky Harbour'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 Rocky Harbour. About 935 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


Rocky Harbour is predominantly Christian. About 765 of its population is Christian (340 males and 340 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.