Wakaw, Saskatchewan Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Wakaw. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 3.09 km2. The town has a population density of 316.60 people per km2.

We highlight the Wakaw 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, Wakaw has a population of around 978 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 6.07%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
922978 +6.07%

Population By Genders

The male population of Wakaw is around 470 while the female population is around 505.

Of the 978 total population in Wakaw, the largest gender is female with around 505 women within the population.

470505 +6.93%

Population by Age Characteristics

Wakaw has a young population. The majority of the population is people aged 10 to 14 years old, accounting for 8.20% of the total population. The town median age is 48.80.

10 to 14 years40 8.50%40 7.90% 0.00%80 8.20%
85 years and over35 7.40%50 9.90% 30.00%80 8.20%
60 to 64 years35 7.40%30 5.90% 14.29%70 7.10%
65 to 69 years25 5.30%45 8.90% 44.44%70 7.10%
5 to 9 years40 8.50%25 5.00% 37.50%65 6.60%
55 to 59 years35 7.40%30 5.90% 14.29%60 6.10%
35 to 39 years25 5.30%25 5.00% 0.00%55 5.60%
40 to 44 years25 5.30%30 5.90% 16.67%55 5.60%
70 to 74 years25 5.30%30 5.90% 16.67%55 5.60%
75 to 79 years25 5.30%30 5.90% 16.67%55 5.60%
80 to 84 years20 4.30%35 6.90% 42.86%55 5.60%
0 to 4 years25 5.30%20 4.00% 20.00%50 5.10%
45 to 49 years20 4.30%25 5.00% 20.00%50 5.10%
85 to 89 years25 5.30%30 5.90% 16.67%50 5.10%
Median age of the population44 44.40%53 53.20% 16.92%49 48.80%
Average age of the population44 44.40%49 49.40% 10.12%47 47.00%
15 to 19 years25 5.30%20 4.00% 20.00%45 4.60%
25 to 29 years15 3.20%25 5.00% 40.00%45 4.60%
20 to 24 years20 4.30%15 3.00% 25.00%35 3.60%
30 to 34 years20 4.30%20 4.00% 0.00%35 3.60%
50 to 54 years15 3.20%20 4.00% 25.00%35 3.60%

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 49.00% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 32.10% and 19.40%, respectively.

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

65 years and over27.70%36.60%32.10%
0 to 14 years21.30%17.80%19.40%

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Population of Wakaw by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Wakaw is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Wakaw 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 28.83% of the total population, followed by Ukrainian (25.77%), Irish (18.40%), Scottish (14.11%), and French (14.11%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Hungarian, English, Norwegian, Polish, and Canadian.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 330 of Wakaw's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 1 person household.

Household Size

About 18.80% of the population lives in 1 person households. 2 persons households ranked second, accounting for 17.05% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 5.90%, 4.10%, and 4.10%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person16018.80%
2 persons14517.05%
3 persons505.90%
4 persons354.10%
5 or more persons354.10%

Income in Wakaw

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Wakaw is $34,000.

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 Wakaw population or around 650 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 445 and 330 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Wakaw's median household income is $55,600, 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 Wakaw

This data sheds light on the distribution of Wakaw 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.

42.40% or most of the Wakaw population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 36.95% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 19.55% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 11.25% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree25518043042.40%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate18519537536.95%
No certificate, diploma or degree8513022019.55%
Bachelor's degree or higher754011511.25%

Employment in Wakaw

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Wakaw. 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 5.80% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate39.86%
Unemployment rate5.80%

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 Wakaw's population (around 58.70%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 35 men and 30 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 65.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Wakaw has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (22%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Accommodation and food services sector comes second at 18%, followed by Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting at 11%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance156022%
Accommodation and food services402018%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting201511%
Retail trade10106%
Educational services10105%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1003%
Other services (except public administration)1003%
Public administration1003%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction000%
Wholesale trade000%
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%
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 work1059019570.90%
No fixed workplace address50207025.50%
Worked at home010103.60%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Wakaw 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 minutes56.60%
15 to 29 minutes13.20%
45 to 59 minutes9.40%
60 minutes and over9.40%
30 to 44 minutes5.70%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Wakawshed 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 Wakaw'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 Wakaw. About 890 people living in the province speak English, 20 people speak French, 5 people speak Neither English nor French language, and 0 people speak English and French language.

Neither English nor French5
English and French0


Wakaw is predominantly Christian. About 590 of its population is Christian (270 males and 270 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Buddhist with 1.2% 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.