Middleton, Nova Scotia Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Middleton. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 5.55 km2. The town has a population density of 337.30 people per km2.

We highlight the Middleton 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, Middleton has a population of around 1,873 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 2.24%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,8321,873 +2.24%

Population By Genders

The male population of Middleton is around 865 while the female population is around 1,010.

Of the 1,873 total population in Middleton, the largest gender is female with around 1,010 women within the population.

8651,010 +14.36%

Population by Age Characteristics

Middleton has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 55 to 59 years old, accounting for 7.70% of the total population. The town median age is 51.20.

55 to 59 years70 8.10%75 7.40% 6.67%145 7.70%
65 to 69 years65 7.50%80 7.90% 18.75%145 7.70%
60 to 64 years55 6.40%70 6.90% 21.43%125 6.70%
70 to 74 years60 6.90%65 6.40% 7.69%125 6.70%
35 to 39 years55 6.40%60 5.90% 8.33%115 6.10%
50 to 54 years45 5.20%70 6.90% 35.71%115 6.10%
15 to 19 years60 6.90%55 5.40% 8.33%110 5.90%
45 to 49 years50 5.80%55 5.40% 9.09%105 5.60%
75 to 79 years45 5.20%60 5.90% 25.00%105 5.60%
85 years and over25 2.90%75 7.40% 66.67%105 5.60%
80 to 84 years35 4.00%55 5.40% 36.36%95 5.10%
10 to 14 years55 6.40%40 4.00% 27.27%90 4.80%
30 to 34 years35 4.00%55 5.40% 36.36%90 4.80%
0 to 4 years50 5.80%35 3.50% 30.00%85 4.50%
20 to 24 years50 5.80%40 4.00% 20.00%85 4.50%
25 to 29 years50 5.80%35 3.50% 30.00%85 4.50%
5 to 9 years35 4.00%45 4.50% 22.22%80 4.30%
85 to 89 years15 1.70%50 5.00% 70.00%70 3.70%
40 to 44 years25 2.90%45 4.50% 44.44%65 3.50%
Median age of the population47 46.80%54 54.00% 14.81%51 51.20%
Average age of the population45 44.70%51 50.60% 11.86%48 47.90%

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 55.70% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 30.70% and 13.60%, respectively.

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

65 years and over27.20%33.70%30.70%
0 to 14 years16.20%10.90%13.60%

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Population of Middleton by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Middleton is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Middleton 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 31.25% of the total population, followed by Scottish (26.09%), Irish (23.91%), Canadian (21.20%), and French (16.03%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include German, Caucasian (White), Dutch, British Isles, and Mi'kmaq.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)8.93%9.45%9.24%
British Isles2.98%5.47%4.62%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 480 of Middleton's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 1 person household.

Household Size

About 21.35% of the population lives in 1 person households. 2 persons households ranked second, accounting for 17.30% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 5.40%, 3.50%, and 2.15%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person39521.35%
2 persons32017.30%
3 persons1005.40%
4 persons653.50%
5 or more persons402.15%

Income in Middleton

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Middleton is $30,400.

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 Middleton population or around 1,495 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 970 and 640 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Middleton's median household income is $49,200, 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 Middleton

This data sheds light on the distribution of Middleton 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.

51.60% or most of the Middleton population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 29.20% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 18.80% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 17.00% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree4657751,24051.60%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate33039072029.20%
No certificate, diploma or degree26022548518.80%
Bachelor's degree or higher15525541017.00%

Employment in Middleton

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Middleton. 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 3.82% which is pretty low.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate41.08%
Unemployment rate3.82%

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 Middleton's population (around 70.90%) are working permanent position as an employee.


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

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Middleton has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (21%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Public administration sector comes second at 15%, followed by Retail trade at 14%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance2512521%
Public administration703515%
Retail trade604014%
Educational services10558%
Accommodation and food services15205%
Other services (except public administration)0254%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting15104%
Transportation and warehousing2504%
Professional, scientific and technical services1503%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services10153%
Wholesale trade1001%
Information and cultural industries1001%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction000%
Finance and insurance000%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Arts, entertainment and recreation000%

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 work24028052080.00%
No fixed workplace address40458513.10%
Worked at home1030406.20%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Middleton 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 minutes48.40%
15 to 29 minutes27.90%
30 to 44 minutes15.60%
60 minutes and over4.90%
45 to 59 minutes2.50%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Middletonshed 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 Middleton'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 Middleton. About 1,790 people living in the province speak English, 25 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


Middleton is predominantly Christian. About 890 of its population is Christian (360 males and 360 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Buddhist with 1.1% 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.