Bonfield, Ontario Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Bonfield. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 206.22 km2. The town has a population density of 10.40 people per km2.

We highlight the Bonfield 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, Bonfield has a population of around 2,146 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 7.84%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,9902,146 +7.84%

Population By Genders

The male population of Bonfield is around 1,120 while the female population is around 1,030.

Of the 2,146 total population in Bonfield, the largest gender is male with around 1,120 women within the population.

1,1201,030 +8.04%

Population by Age Characteristics

Bonfield has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 11.90% of the total population. The town median age is 48.00.

60 to 64 years130 11.60%130 12.60% 0.00%255 11.90%
55 to 59 years110 9.80%90 8.70% 18.18%200 9.30%
65 to 69 years100 8.90%100 9.70% 0.00%200 9.30%
30 to 34 years75 6.70%60 5.80% 20.00%140 6.50%
50 to 54 years80 7.10%55 5.30% 31.25%140 6.50%
40 to 44 years60 5.40%65 6.30% 7.69%125 5.80%
35 to 39 years60 5.40%55 5.30% 8.33%120 5.60%
45 to 49 years60 5.40%60 5.80% 0.00%120 5.60%
10 to 14 years60 5.40%55 5.30% 8.33%115 5.40%
70 to 74 years60 5.40%55 5.30% 8.33%115 5.40%
25 to 29 years50 4.50%60 5.80% 16.67%110 5.10%
0 to 4 years50 4.50%60 5.80% 16.67%105 4.90%
5 to 9 years60 5.40%35 3.40% 41.67%100 4.70%
15 to 19 years45 4.00%50 4.90% 10.00%95 4.40%
20 to 24 years45 4.00%45 4.40% 0.00%90 4.20%
75 to 79 years30 2.70%25 2.40% 16.67%50 2.30%
Median age of the population49 48.80%47 46.80% 4.10%48 48.00%
Average age of the population45 44.50%44 43.90% 2.25%44 44.20%
80 to 84 years25 2.20%15 1.50% 40.00%40 1.90%
85 years and over15 1.30%10 1.00% 33.33%25 1.20%

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 64.80% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 20.30% and 15.40%, respectively.

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

0 to 14 years15.60%15.00%15.40%

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Population of Bonfield by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Bonfield is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Bonfield 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 24.94% of the total population, followed by French (24.94%), Irish (21.68%), English (16.55%), and Scottish (13.29%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include German, First Nations (North American Indian), French Canadian, Algonquin, and Dutch.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
First Nations (North American Indian)6.28%7.28%6.76%
French Canadian6.73%5.83%6.29%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 825 of Bonfield's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 20.80% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 12.35% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 7.30%, 5.35%, and 4.20%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons37020.80%
1 person22012.35%
3 persons1307.30%
4 persons955.35%
5 or more persons754.20%

Income in Bonfield

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Bonfield is $40,400.

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 Bonfield population or around 1,250 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 1,190 and 1,135 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Bonfield's median household income is $77,000, 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 Bonfield

This data sheds light on the distribution of Bonfield 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.

50.35% or most of the Bonfield population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 31.05% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 18.55% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 9.95% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree7607501,51550.35%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate50544094031.05%
No certificate, diploma or degree31528559518.55%
Bachelor's degree or higher1001953009.95%

Employment in Bonfield

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Bonfield. 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 3.80% which is pretty low.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate48.10%
Unemployment rate3.80%

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 Bonfield's population (around 76.00%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 45 men and 50 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 95.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Bonfield has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (21%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Retail trade sector comes second at 14%, followed by Construction at 13%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance1019021%
Retail trade705514%
Transportation and warehousing40257%
Public administration40257%
Other services (except public administration)40105%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction4005%
Educational services0355%
Professional, scientific and technical services20103%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting2002%
Wholesale trade1502%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services10102%
Accommodation and food services0152%
Information and cultural industries1002%
Arts, entertainment and recreation0102%
Finance and insurance0101%
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 work30530060067.80%
No fixed workplace address1203515016.90%
Worked at home508013014.70%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Bonfield 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.
30 to 44 minutes41.70%
15 to 29 minutes40.40%
Less than 15 minutes9.90%
45 to 59 minutes4.60%
60 minutes and over4.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Bonfieldshed 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 Bonfield'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 Bonfield. About 1,730 people living in the province speak English, 415 people speak French, 5 people speak English and French language, and 0 people speak Neither English nor French language.

English and French5
Neither English nor French0


Bonfield is predominantly Christian. About 1,445 of its population is Christian (725 males and 725 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.