Hanover, Ontario Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Hanover. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 9.78 km2. The town has a population density of 814.60 people per km2.

We highlight the Hanover 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, Hanover has a population of around 7,967 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 3.63%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
7,6887,967 +3.63%

Population By Genders

The male population of Hanover is around 3,770 while the female population is around 4,200.

Of the 7,967 total population in Hanover, the largest gender is female with around 4,200 women within the population.

3,7704,200 +10.24%

Population by Age Characteristics

Hanover has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 65 to 69 years old, accounting for 7.70% of the total population. The town median age is 49.20.

65 to 69 years280 7.40%340 8.10% 17.65%615 7.70%
60 to 64 years275 7.30%320 7.60% 14.06%595 7.50%
70 to 74 years280 7.40%315 7.50% 11.11%590 7.40%
55 to 59 years240 6.40%265 6.30% 9.43%505 6.30%
35 to 39 years230 6.10%230 5.50% 0.00%460 5.80%
50 to 54 years190 5.00%245 5.80% 22.45%440 5.50%
25 to 29 years215 5.70%225 5.40% 4.44%435 5.50%
30 to 34 years215 5.70%225 5.40% 4.44%435 5.50%
10 to 14 years230 6.10%195 4.60% 15.22%430 5.40%
15 to 19 years220 5.80%205 4.90% 6.82%425 5.30%
75 to 79 years175 4.60%240 5.70% 27.08%420 5.30%
45 to 49 years200 5.30%190 4.50% 5.00%395 5.00%
5 to 9 years185 4.90%195 4.60% 5.13%380 4.80%
80 to 84 years125 3.30%250 6.00% 50.00%380 4.80%
85 years and over155 4.10%220 5.20% 29.55%375 4.70%
40 to 44 years175 4.60%190 4.50% 7.89%370 4.60%
20 to 24 years205 5.40%165 3.90% 19.51%365 4.60%
0 to 4 years170 4.50%180 4.30% 5.56%350 4.40%
85 to 89 years110 2.90%120 2.90% 8.33%235 3.00%
90 to 94 years40 1.10%75 1.80% 46.67%115 1.40%
Median age of the population46 46.40%52 52.00% 11.54%49 49.20%

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 55.60% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 29.90% and 14.50%, respectively.

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

Average age of the population45.00%48.60%46.90%
65 years and over27.10%32.40%29.90%
0 to 14 years15.50%13.60%14.50%

Population of Hanover by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Hanover is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Hanover 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 German, which accounts for 34.14% of the total population, followed by English (28.37%), Irish (24.71%), Scottish (23.72%), and Canadian (19.20%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include French, Dutch, Italian, Caucasian (White), and British Isles.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)3.42%2.77%3.08%
British Isles3.55%2.27%2.82%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 2,210 of Hanover's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 19.00% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 16.60% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 6.00%, 5.00%, and 3.25%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons1,31019.00%
1 person1,14516.60%
3 persons4156.00%
4 persons3455.00%
5 or more persons2253.25%

Income in Hanover

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Hanover is $37,200.

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 Hanover population or around 5,370 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 4,605 and 3,305 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Hanover's median household income is $69,000, 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 Hanover

This data sheds light on the distribution of Hanover 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.

46.30% or most of the Hanover population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 34.70% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 19.00% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 10.30% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree2,0952,4554,55046.30%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate1,6201,8803,50034.70%
No certificate, diploma or degree1,0959502,03519.00%
Bachelor's degree or higher4305851,02010.30%

Employment in Hanover

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Hanover. 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 5.25% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate50.04%
Unemployment rate5.25%

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 Hanover's population (around 76.20%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 185 men and 215 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 400.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Hanover has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (16%) works in the manufacturing sector. The Retail trade sector comes second at 15%, followed by Health care and social assistance at 14%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Retail trade26028515%
Health care and social assistance9039514%
Educational services401355%
Other services (except public administration)551005%
Accommodation and food services70854%
Wholesale trade80453%
Professional, scientific and technical services50753%
Transportation and warehousing65453%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting75353%
Finance and insurance45503%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services60303%
Public administration65303%
Information and cultural industries55302%
Real estate and rental and leasing35201%
Arts, entertainment and recreation25201%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1001%
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 work1,3001,2152,51577.60%
No fixed workplace address3206038511.90%
Worked at home9524033010.20%
Worked outside Canada100100.30%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Hanover 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 minutes56.70%
15 to 29 minutes18.60%
45 to 59 minutes10.00%
30 to 44 minutes8.40%
60 minutes and over6.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Hanovershed 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 Hanover'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 Hanover. About 7,635 people living in the province speak English, 35 people speak French, 20 people speak Neither English nor French language, and 5 people speak English and French language.

Neither English nor French20
English and French5


Hanover is predominantly Christian. About 4,670 of its population is Christian (2,070 males and 2,070 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Hindu with 0.3% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Muslim and Sikh, both represent 0.2% and 0.2% of the population, while Buddhist represent 0.1% of the population.