Antigonish, Nova Scotia Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Antigonish. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 4.98 km2. The town has a population density of 934.50 people per km2.

We highlight the Antigonish 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, Antigonish has a population of around 4,656 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 6.69%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
4,3644,656 +6.69%

Population By Genders

The male population of Antigonish is around 2,130 while the female population is around 2,525.

Of the 4,656 total population in Antigonish, the largest gender is female with around 2,525 women within the population.

2,1302,525 +15.64%

Population by Age Characteristics

Antigonish has a young population. The majority of the population is people aged 20 to 24 years old, accounting for 12.90% of the total population. The town median age is 42.00.

20 to 24 years275 12.90%320 12.70% 14.06%600 12.90%
25 to 29 years190 8.90%165 6.50% 13.16%355 7.60%
65 to 69 years125 5.90%185 7.30% 32.43%315 6.80%
60 to 64 years140 6.60%170 6.70% 17.65%310 6.70%
55 to 59 years135 6.30%155 6.10% 12.90%285 6.10%
70 to 74 years120 5.60%150 5.90% 20.00%270 5.80%
15 to 19 years125 5.90%145 5.70% 13.79%265 5.70%
30 to 34 years130 6.10%110 4.40% 15.38%240 5.20%
35 to 39 years115 5.40%115 4.60% 0.00%235 5.00%
50 to 54 years100 4.70%130 5.10% 23.08%235 5.00%
75 to 79 years100 4.70%120 4.80% 16.67%225 4.80%
5 to 9 years95 4.50%110 4.40% 13.64%205 4.40%
40 to 44 years95 4.50%110 4.40% 13.64%205 4.40%
45 to 49 years85 4.00%120 4.80% 29.17%205 4.40%
85 years and over65 3.10%125 5.00% 48.00%200 4.30%
0 to 4 years85 4.00%100 4.00% 15.00%185 4.00%
10 to 14 years85 4.00%85 3.40% 0.00%175 3.80%
80 to 84 years60 2.80%95 3.80% 36.84%155 3.30%
85 to 89 years45 2.10%65 2.60% 30.77%105 2.30%
90 to 94 years20 0.90%45 1.80% 55.56%65 1.40%
Average age of the population42 42.20%45 45.20% 6.64%44 43.80%

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 63.20% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 24.80% and 12.00%, respectively.

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

Median age of the population38.40%45.20%42.00%
65 years and over22.10%27.10%24.80%
0 to 14 years12.70%11.50%12.00%

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Population of Antigonish by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Antigonish is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Antigonish 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 Scottish, which accounts for 44.00% of the total population, followed by Irish (25.93%), French (14.93%), English (13.24%), and Canadian (13.02%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include German, Acadian, Caucasian (White), Indian (India), and Dutch.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)4.19%4.74%4.49%
Indian (India)4.19%2.47%3.25%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 965 of Antigonish's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 1 person household.

Household Size

About 21.90% of the population lives in 1 person households. 2 persons households ranked second, accounting for 16.00% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 5.55%, 3.75%, and 2.85%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person96521.90%
2 persons70516.00%
3 persons2455.55%
4 persons1653.75%
5 or more persons1252.85%

Income in Antigonish

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Antigonish is $31,600.

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 Antigonish population or around 3,755 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 2,510 and 1,460 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Antigonish's median household income is $54,800, 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 Antigonish

This data sheds light on the distribution of Antigonish 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.

65.80% or most of the Antigonish population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 38.75% of the population has a Bachelor's degree or higher, 24.50% has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, and 9.65% has No certificate, diploma or degree.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree1,6602,0153,67565.80%
Bachelor's degree or higher9701,1852,15538.75%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate7008001,50024.50%
No certificate, diploma or degree2803155909.65%

Employment in Antigonish

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Antigonish. 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 10.79% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate50.66%
Unemployment rate10.79%

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 Antigonish's population (around 61.00%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 105 men and 60 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 165.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Antigonish has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (20%) works in the educational services sector. The Health care and social assistance sector comes second at 18%, followed by Retail trade at 15%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Educational services23023520%
Health care and social assistance9531518%
Retail trade14021015%
Accommodation and food services14017514%
Professional, scientific and technical services55304%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting40353%
Other services (except public administration)25503%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services45253%
Arts, entertainment and recreation45253%
Public administration45253%
Finance and insurance10352%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2501%
Transportation and warehousing2001%
Information and cultural industries10101%
Wholesale trade2001%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
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 work6658101,48076.90%
No fixed workplace address1706023512.20%
Worked at home9012521511.20%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Antigonish 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 minutes71.90%
15 to 29 minutes15.50%
30 to 44 minutes4.70%
60 minutes and over4.10%
45 to 59 minutes3.50%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Antigonishshed 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 Antigonish'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 Antigonish. About 4,390 people living in the province speak English, 70 people speak French, 15 people speak English and French language, and 10 people speak Neither English nor French language.

English and French15
Neither English nor French10


Antigonish is predominantly Christian. About 2,895 of its population is Christian (1,255 males and 1,255 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Hindu with 2.1% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Sikh and Muslim, both represent 1.5% and 1.0% of the population, while Buddhist represent 0.2% of the population.