Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Stephenville. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 35.27 km2. The town has a population density of 185.40 people per km2.

We highlight the Stephenville 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, Stephenville has a population of around 6,540 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -1.25%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
6,6236,540 --1.25%

Population By Genders

The male population of Stephenville is around 3,150 while the female population is around 3,390.

Of the 6,540 total population in Stephenville, the largest gender is female with around 3,390 women within the population.

3,1503,390 -7.08%

Population by Age Characteristics

Stephenville has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 9.50% of the total population. The town median age is 50.80.

60 to 64 years280 8.90%340 10.00% 17.65%620 9.50%
55 to 59 years250 7.90%310 9.10% 19.35%565 8.60%
65 to 69 years260 8.30%290 8.60% 10.34%550 8.40%
70 to 74 years215 6.80%235 6.90% 8.51%455 7.00%
50 to 54 years220 7.00%230 6.80% 4.35%450 6.90%
35 to 39 years170 5.40%195 5.80% 12.82%370 5.70%
40 to 44 years165 5.20%200 5.90% 17.50%370 5.70%
45 to 49 years160 5.10%185 5.50% 13.51%345 5.30%
30 to 34 years180 5.70%155 4.60% 13.89%335 5.10%
20 to 24 years170 5.40%155 4.60% 8.82%325 5.00%
25 to 29 years185 5.90%135 4.00% 27.03%320 4.90%
75 to 79 years135 4.30%185 5.50% 27.03%320 4.90%
5 to 9 years170 5.40%140 4.10% 17.65%315 4.80%
10 to 14 years165 5.20%150 4.40% 9.09%315 4.80%
15 to 19 years155 4.90%135 4.00% 12.90%290 4.40%
0 to 4 years115 3.70%105 3.10% 8.70%220 3.40%
80 to 84 years75 2.40%130 3.80% 42.31%205 3.10%
85 years and over70 2.20%110 3.20% 36.36%185 2.80%
85 to 89 years55 1.70%75 2.20% 26.67%130 2.00%
Median age of the population48 48.40%53 53.20% 9.40%51 50.80%
Average age of the population45 45.30%49 48.70% 6.16%47 47.00%

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 60.90% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 26.20% and 12.90%, respectively.

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

65 years and over24.10%28.20%26.20%
0 to 14 years14.10%11.80%12.90%

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Population of Stephenville by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Stephenville is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Stephenville 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 24.31% of the total population, followed by Irish (20.21%), Mi'kmaq (18.23%), French (16.57%), and Canadian (13.97%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include First Nations (North American Indian), Qalipu Mi'kmaq, Scottish, Caucasian (White), and Newfoundlander.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
First Nations (North American Indian)10.33%11.54%10.89%
Qalipu Mi'kmaq8.00%7.65%7.81%
Caucasian (White)5.67%4.95%5.29%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 1,700 of Stephenville's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 1 person household.

Household Size

About 20.15% of the population lives in 1 person households. 2 persons households ranked second, accounting for 17.90% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 6.50%, 3.70%, and 1.65%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person1,28520.15%
2 persons1,14017.90%
3 persons4156.50%
4 persons2353.70%
5 or more persons1051.65%

Income in Stephenville

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Stephenville is $31,400.

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 Stephenville population or around 5,200 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 3,555 and 2,115 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Stephenville's median household income is $50,000, 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 Stephenville

This data sheds light on the distribution of Stephenville 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.

55.40% or most of the Stephenville population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 25.60% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 19.15% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 13.45% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree2,2002,5504,75055.40%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate9701,2902,26025.60%
No certificate, diploma or degree8758601,74019.15%
Bachelor's degree or higher4806751,15013.45%

Employment in Stephenville

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Stephenville. 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 7.92% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate38.80%
Unemployment rate7.92%

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 Stephenville's population (around 65.70%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 100 men and 55 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 160.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Stephenville has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (22%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Retail trade sector comes second at 17%, followed by Educational services at 11%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance14041022%
Retail trade20522017%
Educational services12016511%
Accommodation and food services701208%
Public administration95556%
Transportation and warehousing95205%
Other services (except public administration)45554%
Professional, scientific and technical services50404%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services25302%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting4502%
Wholesale trade45102%
Arts, entertainment and recreation15252%
Information and cultural industries20151%
Finance and insurance0251%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1501%
Real estate and rental and leasing1501%
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 work7059351,64077.00%
No fixed workplace address21510032015.00%
Worked at home85851708.00%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Stephenville 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 minutes74.60%
15 to 29 minutes14.00%
60 minutes and over5.10%
30 to 44 minutes3.30%
45 to 59 minutes3.10%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Stephenvilleshed 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 Stephenville'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 Stephenville. About 6,290 people living in the province speak English, 45 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


Stephenville is predominantly Christian. About 5,350 of its population is Christian (2,480 males and 2,480 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Muslim with 1.0% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Hindu and Buddhist, both represent 0.2% and 0.0% of the population, while Jewish represent 0.0% of the population.