Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Spaniard’s Bay. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 66.09 km2. The town has a population density of 39.80 people per km2.

We highlight the Spaniard’s Bay 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, Spaniard’s Bay has a population of around 2,630 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -0.87%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
2,6532,630 --0.87%

Population By Genders

The male population of Spaniard’s Bay is around 1,300 while the female population is around 1,330.

Of the 2,630 total population in Spaniard’s Bay, the largest gender is female with around 1,330 women within the population.

1,3001,330 -2.26%

Population by Age Characteristics

Spaniard’s Bay has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 8.60% of the total population. The town median age is 48.00.

60 to 64 years105 8.10%120 9.00% 12.50%225 8.60%
50 to 54 years105 8.10%110 8.30% 4.55%215 8.20%
70 to 74 years95 7.30%115 8.60% 17.39%205 7.80%
55 to 59 years90 6.90%110 8.30% 18.18%200 7.60%
65 to 69 years100 7.70%90 6.80% 10.00%195 7.40%
40 to 44 years80 6.20%80 6.00% 0.00%160 6.10%
45 to 49 years80 6.20%80 6.00% 0.00%160 6.10%
10 to 14 years85 6.50%65 4.90% 23.53%150 5.70%
35 to 39 years70 5.40%85 6.40% 17.65%150 5.70%
20 to 24 years75 5.80%65 4.90% 13.33%140 5.30%
30 to 34 years70 5.40%70 5.30% 0.00%140 5.30%
5 to 9 years65 5.00%60 4.50% 7.69%130 4.90%
75 to 79 years65 5.00%65 4.90% 0.00%130 4.90%
15 to 19 years65 5.00%60 4.50% 7.69%125 4.80%
25 to 29 years60 4.60%55 4.10% 8.33%115 4.40%
0 to 4 years50 3.80%50 3.80% 0.00%105 4.00%
Median age of the population47 46.80%49 49.20% 6.10%48 48.00%
Average age of the population44 44.00%46 46.20% 4.33%45 45.10%
80 to 84 years20 1.50%25 1.90% 20.00%45 1.70%
85 years and over15 1.20%30 2.30% 50.00%40 1.50%
85 to 89 years10 0.80%20 1.50% 50.00%25 1.00%

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 62.00% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 23.40% and 14.40%, respectively.

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

65 years and over22.70%24.10%23.40%
0 to 14 years16.20%12.80%14.40%

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Population of Spaniard’s Bay by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Spaniard’s Bay is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Spaniard’s Bay 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 50.38% of the total population, followed by English (33.21%), Irish (16.23%), Newfoundlander (7.17%), and Scottish (5.28%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include British Isles, Caucasian (White), Mi'kmaq, Christian, n.i.e., and French.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
British Isles3.33%3.44%3.21%
Caucasian (White)2.22%1.53%1.89%
Christian, n.i.e.0.74%1.15%0.94%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 1,020 of Spaniard’s Bay's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 18.90% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 12.60% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 8.55%, 7.45%, and 2.25%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons42018.90%
1 person28012.60%
3 persons1908.55%
4 persons1657.45%
5 or more persons502.25%

Income in Spaniard’s Bay

Analyzing income distribution in Spaniard’s Bay can help us better understand its socioeconomic dynamics.

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Spaniard’s Bay is $30,800.

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 Spaniard’s Bay population or around 2,125 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 1,480 and 875 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Spaniard’s Bay's median household income is $63,600, 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 Spaniard’s Bay

This data sheds light on the distribution of Spaniard’s Bay 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.

52.10% or most of the Spaniard’s Bay population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 29.95% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 17.95% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 9.15% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree8959201,81052.10%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate5755051,07529.95%
No certificate, diploma or degree34034068017.95%
Bachelor's degree or higher852303209.15%

Employment in Spaniard’s Bay

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Spaniard’s Bay. 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 9.68% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate38.96%
Unemployment rate9.68%

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 Spaniard’s Bay's population (around 59.30%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 50 men and 25 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 75.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Spaniard’s Bay has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (15%) works in the construction sector. The Health care and social assistance sector comes second at 14%, followed by Retail trade at 13%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance1513014%
Retail trade607513%
Educational services15657%
Accommodation and food services15456%
Other services (except public administration)40256%
Public administration30255%
Transportation and warehousing4504%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services3504%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2503%
Professional, scientific and technical services25153%
Wholesale trade2003%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting2002%
Finance and insurance0202%
Real estate and rental and leasing1001%
Arts, entertainment and recreation1001%
Information and cultural industries000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%

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 work25034058567.60%
No fixed workplace address1553519522.50%
Worked at home4535809.20%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


The data sheds light on how Spaniard’s Bay 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 Spaniard’s Bay residents and sustainable urban planning.

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Spaniard’s Bay 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.
15 to 29 minutes36.50%
Less than 15 minutes34.60%
60 minutes and over15.40%
30 to 44 minutes7.10%
45 to 59 minutes6.40%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Spaniard’s Bayshed 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 Spaniard’s Bay'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 Spaniard’s Bay. About 2,625 people living in the province speak English, 5 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


Spaniard’s Bay is predominantly Christian. About 2,225 of its population is Christian (1,105 males and 1,105 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.