Laird, Ontario Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Laird. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 103.25 km2. The town has a population density of 10.90 people per km2.

We highlight the Laird 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, Laird has a population of around 1,121 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 7.07%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,0471,121 +7.07%

Population By Genders

The male population of Laird is around 600 while the female population is around 525.

Of the 1,121 total population in Laird, the largest gender is male with around 600 women within the population.

600525 +12.50%

Population by Age Characteristics

Laird has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 11.60% of the total population. The town median age is 50.40.

60 to 64 years65 10.80%65 12.40% 0.00%130 11.60%
55 to 59 years55 9.20%45 8.60% 18.18%100 8.90%
65 to 69 years50 8.30%50 9.50% 0.00%100 8.90%
50 to 54 years35 5.80%45 8.60% 22.22%85 7.60%
10 to 14 years45 7.50%25 4.80% 44.44%70 6.30%
70 to 74 years35 5.80%35 6.70% 0.00%70 6.30%
25 to 29 years30 5.00%35 6.70% 14.29%65 5.80%
30 to 34 years40 6.70%30 5.70% 25.00%65 5.80%
40 to 44 years35 5.80%30 5.70% 14.29%65 5.80%
5 to 9 years35 5.80%30 5.70% 14.29%60 5.40%
Median age of the population49 49.20%51 50.80% 1.97%50 50.40%
35 to 39 years25 4.20%30 5.70% 16.67%50 4.50%
45 to 49 years30 5.00%20 3.80% 33.33%50 4.50%
Average age of the population45 45.00%46 46.10% 2.17%46 45.50%
15 to 19 years20 3.30%20 3.80% 0.00%45 4.00%
75 to 79 years30 5.00%20 3.80% 33.33%45 4.00%
0 to 4 years25 4.20%15 2.90% 40.00%40 3.60%
20 to 24 years20 3.30%25 4.80% 20.00%40 3.60%
80 to 84 years20 3.30%0 0.00% 100.00%20 1.80%

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 62.50% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 22.80% and 15.20%, respectively.

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


Population of Laird by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Laird is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Laird 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 35.71% of the total population, followed by Irish (27.68%), Scottish (26.79%), Canadian (16.07%), and French (14.29%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include German, Italian, British Isles, Finnish, and First Nations (North American Indian).

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
British Isles3.31%6.73%5.36%
First Nations (North American Indian)7.44%1.92%4.46%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 470 of Laird's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 23.95% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 10.10% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 6.90%, 6.40%, and 2.65%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons22523.95%
1 person9510.10%
3 persons656.90%
4 persons606.40%
5 or more persons252.65%

Income in Laird

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Laird is $50,000.

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 Laird population or around 675 people falls in the $50,000 to $79,999 group. The next largest groups are the $30,000 to $49,999, and $10,000 to $29,999 with around 570 and 530 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Laird's median household income is $103,000, 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 Laird

This data sheds light on the distribution of Laird 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.

60.00% or most of the Laird population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 32.65% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 20.45% has a Bachelor's degree or higher, and 7.50% has No certificate, diploma or degree.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree50541092060.00%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate25026051532.65%
Bachelor's degree or higher12518531520.45%
No certificate, diploma or degree45901357.50%

Employment in Laird

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Laird. 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 5.73% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate52.60%
Unemployment rate5.73%

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 Laird's population (around 74.10%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 25 men and 35 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 65.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Laird has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (17%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Manufacturing sector comes second at 15%, followed by Construction at 12%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance207517%
Retail trade204512%
Public administration35158%
Educational services15206%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting10105%
Other services (except public administration)10155%
Transportation and warehousing2004%
Arts, entertainment and recreation2004%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1503%
Wholesale trade1503%
Information and cultural industries0102%
Finance and insurance0102%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Professional, scientific and technical services000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services000%
Accommodation and food services000%

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 work19014032564.40%
Worked at home455510019.80%
No fixed workplace address55106011.90%
Worked outside Canada100153.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Laird 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 minutes53.20%
15 to 29 minutes18.20%
Less than 15 minutes14.30%
45 to 59 minutes13.00%
60 minutes and over0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Lairdshed 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 Laird'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 Laird. About 1,100 people living in the province speak English, 20 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


Laird is predominantly Christian. About 615 of its population is Christian (315 males and 315 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.