Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Wabush, a town in Canada with a land area of 42.42 km2 and has a population density of 46.30 people per km2.

The data includes average age, age distribution, marital status, individual and household income, spoken languages, employment and unemployment rates, occupations, religion, and various other characteristics.

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Population Characteristics

Based on the latest census, it is estimated the total population in Wabush is around 1,964 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Wabush in 2021 census have increased 3.04% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,9061,964 +3.04%

Population By Genders

Of the 1,964 total population in Wabush, the largest gender is male with around 1,005 women within the population.

1,005960 +4.48%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 1,906 population in Wabush, majority of them are in the age of 45 to 49 years years old, with 8.50% of them are male and 8.30% female. While the median age of the whole population is 36.80.

0 to 4 years60 6.00%50 5.20% 16.67%110 5.60%
5 to 9 years75 7.50%70 7.30% 6.67%150 7.60%
10 to 14 years65 6.50%60 6.30% 7.69%120 6.10%
15 to 19 years60 6.00%55 5.70% 8.33%110 5.60%
20 to 24 years70 7.00%65 6.80% 7.14%130 6.60%
25 to 29 years70 7.00%70 7.30% 0.00%140 7.10%
30 to 34 years80 8.00%80 8.30% 0.00%160 8.10%
35 to 39 years80 8.00%70 7.30% 12.50%155 7.90%
40 to 44 years80 8.00%80 8.30% 0.00%155 7.90%
45 to 49 years85 8.50%80 8.30% 5.88%165 8.40%
50 to 54 years80 8.00%80 8.30% 0.00%160 8.10%
55 to 59 years60 6.00%50 5.20% 16.67%115 5.90%
60 to 64 years50 5.00%35 3.60% 30.00%80 4.10%
65 to 69 years35 3.50%40 4.20% 12.50%80 4.10%
70 to 74 years40 4.00%40 4.20% 0.00%80 4.10%
75 to 79 years15 1.50%20 2.10% 25.00%40 2.00%
80 to 84 years10 1.00%10 1.00% 0.00%20 1.00%
85 years and over0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%5 0.30%
85 to 89 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%5 0.30%
90 to 94 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%
95 to 99 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%
100 years and over0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years19.90%18.80%19.60%
15 to 64 years70.60%68.80%69.70%
65 years and over10.00%12.00%10.90%
Average age of the population36.30%37.40%36.80%
Median age of the population36.40%37.20%36.80%

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Population of Wabush by Ethnicity and Origin

In Wabush, the population data reflects a diverse range of ethnicities, contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape. Wabush embraces various ethnic groups, each adding to its dynamic societal fabric.

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Wabush's dedication to inclusivity and the appreciation of distinct contributions that each ethnicity brings to the shared narrative of the area.

Here are the top 10 ethnicities in Wabush.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)11.76%8.56%10.46%
British Isles2.45%2.67%2.81%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Wabush, which totals 1,906, the majority, consisting of 420 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 2 persons.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person19011.95%
2 persons28517.90%
3 persons16510.40%
4 persons1207.55%
5 or more persons402.50%

Income in Wabush

The population data in a region can offer valuable insights when analyzed in relation to income levels. By examining the income distribution within Wabush, we can gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics at play.

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Wabush is $68,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Per capita income data in a region provides a comprehensive snapshot of the average income earned by each individual residing within that area. By dividing the total income generated in the region by its population, per capita income quantifies the economic well-being of the population on an individual basis.

This data not only reflects the region's overall economic performance but also offers insights into income distribution, quality of life, and potential disparities.

Household Income

The median household income in Wabush is $151,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Wabush provides crucial insights into the economic landscape and living standards of its residents. By analyzing this data, policymakers, researchers, and businesses in Canada gain a comprehensive understanding of income distribution, socioeconomic disparities, and trends within Wabush.

Education Levels in Wabush

This data captures the distribution of individuals across various educational milestones, such as high school diplomas, college degrees, and beyond.

This information is pivotal in shaping educational policies, workforce development strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing access to quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities within Wabush.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher9032541514.80%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate33037070524.70%
No certificate, diploma or degree951252257.60%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree1,0458551,90067.55%

Employment in Wabush

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Wabush's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 3.46% which is pretty low acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate73.27%
Unemployment rate3.46%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Wabush working as an employee. Most of them (82.40%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Wabush working self-employed.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The industry employment sectors census data provides valuable insights into the diverse economic landscape of a specific region in Wabush. By categorizing and quantifying the distribution of employment across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education, and more, this data illuminates the region's economic composition.

As we can see from the table below, most of the people (36%) in Wabush are working in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting000%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction3509536%
Wholesale trade40356%
Retail trade25557%
Transportation and warehousing40105%
Information and cultural industries000%
Finance and insurance000%
Real estate and rental and leasing0202%
Professional, scientific and technical services20103%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services10152%
Educational services10707%
Health care and social assistance10857%
Arts, entertainment and recreation000%
Accommodation and food services15354%
Other services (except public administration)15354%
Public administration40155%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Wabush. This data offers a comprehensive view of where individuals are employed, shedding light on the geographic distribution of workplaces and the flow of workers across various areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Worked at home2030504.30%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%
No fixed workplace address80351059.00%
Usual place of work5654451,01086.70%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Wabush travel to work or school, highlighting the prevalence of various modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transit, cycling, and walking.

This data aids in the formulation of targeted transportation policies and the development of efficient transit systems, ultimately contributing to sustainable urban planning and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the region.

Commuting Duration

The commuting duration captures the average time individuals spend traveling to their workplaces, shedding light on the efficiency of public transit systems, road networks, and the overall accessibility of the region.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes72.20%
15 to 29 minutes26.00%
30 to 44 minutes1.80%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%
60 minutes and over0.00%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Wabush offers a multifaceted lens onto societal dynamics. This intricate data repository encapsulates the diverse array of marital bonds within the locale.

Long-term commitments, such as marriages, civil unions, and common-law partnerships, coalesce into a mosaic that mirrors the region's social fabric. By examining trends in marital status, we can discern evolving norms and preferences around Wabush area, gauging the ebb and flow between tradition and modernity.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

In Wabush, the most used official language is English. Around 1,905 people in the area speak English.

English and French5
Neither English nor French0


This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

The most common religion in Wabush is Christian. Around 1,475 people in Wabush are Christian (755 males and 755 females).