Tignish, Prince Edward Island Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Tignish. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 5.87 km2. The town has a population density of 126.70 people per km2.

We highlight the Tignish 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, Tignish has a population of around 744 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 3.48%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
719744 +3.48%

Population By Genders

The male population of Tignish is around 350 while the female population is around 395.

Of the 744 total population in Tignish, the largest gender is female with around 395 women within the population.

350395 +11.39%

Population by Age Characteristics

Tignish has a young population. The majority of the population is people aged 40 to 44 years old, accounting for 8.70% of the total population. The town median age is 47.20.

40 to 44 years30 8.60%40 10.10% 25.00%65 8.70%
65 to 69 years30 8.60%30 7.60% 0.00%60 8.10%
70 to 74 years30 8.60%30 7.60% 0.00%60 8.10%
55 to 59 years25 7.10%35 8.90% 28.57%55 7.40%
35 to 39 years15 4.30%25 6.30% 40.00%50 6.70%
60 to 64 years30 8.60%20 5.10% 33.33%50 6.70%
Median age of the population46 46.40%48 48.00% 4.17%47 47.20%
Average age of the population45 44.50%48 48.00% 8.33%46 46.40%
25 to 29 years20 5.70%25 6.30% 20.00%45 6.00%
45 to 49 years20 5.70%25 6.30% 20.00%45 6.00%
5 to 9 years20 5.70%20 5.10% 0.00%40 5.40%
10 to 14 years20 5.70%20 5.10% 0.00%40 5.40%
50 to 54 years25 7.10%15 3.80% 40.00%40 5.40%
15 to 19 years25 7.10%15 3.80% 40.00%35 4.70%
20 to 24 years15 4.30%15 3.80% 0.00%35 4.70%
30 to 34 years10 2.90%20 5.10% 50.00%30 4.00%
75 to 79 years15 4.30%20 5.10% 25.00%30 4.00%
80 to 84 years10 2.90%15 3.80% 33.33%25 3.40%
0 to 4 years15 4.30%10 2.50% 33.33%20 2.70%
85 years and over5 1.40%15 3.80% 66.67%20 2.70%

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 59.70% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 27.50% and 12.80%, respectively.

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

0 to 14 years14.30%11.40%12.80%

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Population of Tignish by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Tignish is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Tignish 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 Irish, which accounts for 33.79% of the total population, followed by French (22.07%), Filipino (14.48%), English (13.10%), and Canadian (11.72%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Scottish, Caucasian (White), Acadian, Dutch, and Prince Edward Islander.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)5.97%7.69%6.21%
Prince Edward Islander0.00%2.56%1.38%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 250 of Tignish's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 1 person household.

Household Size

About 17.85% of the population lives in 1 person households. 2 persons households ranked second, accounting for 17.85% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 7.15%, 5.00%, and 2.15%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person12517.85%
2 persons12517.85%
3 persons507.15%
4 persons355.00%
5 or more persons152.15%

Income in Tignish

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Tignish is $38,800.

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 Tignish population or around 635 people falls in the $30,000 to $49,999 group. The next largest groups are the $10,000 to $29,999, and $50,000 to $79,999 with around 570 and 235 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Tignish's median household income is $56,000, 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 Tignish

This data sheds light on the distribution of Tignish 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.

40.10% or most of the Tignish population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate. 38.70% of the population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree, 21.50% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 14.40% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate19019538040.10%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree12523035538.70%
No certificate, diploma or degree12510022521.50%
Bachelor's degree or higher2510013014.40%

Employment in Tignish

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Tignish. 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 7.32% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate56.91%
Unemployment rate7.32%

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 Tignish's population (around 62.00%) are working temporary position as an employee.


In the town, there are 20 men and 0 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 20.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Tignish has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (34%) works in the manufacturing sector. The Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector comes second at 23%, followed by Health care and social assistance at 9%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting603023%
Health care and social assistance0309%
Retail trade10106%
Other services (except public administration)1505%
Public administration10105%
Educational services004%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1003%
Wholesale trade003%
Accommodation and food services0103%
Transportation and warehousing000%
Information and cultural industries000%
Finance and insurance000%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Professional, scientific and technical services000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services000%
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 work11515527076.10%
No fixed workplace address50106016.90%
Worked at home1010205.60%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Tignish 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 minutes72.70%
15 to 29 minutes15.20%
60 minutes and over7.60%
30 to 44 minutes3.00%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Tignishshed 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 Tignish'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 Tignish. About 695 people living in the province speak English, 50 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


Tignish is predominantly Christian. About 680 of its population is Christian (310 males and 310 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.