Watson, Saskatchewan Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Watson. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 2.96 km2. The town has a population density of 239.10 people per km2.

We highlight the Watson 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, Watson has a population of around 707 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 1.43%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
697707 +1.43%

Population By Genders

The male population of Watson is around 350 while the female population is around 360.

Of the 707 total population in Watson, the largest gender is female with around 360 women within the population.

350360 +2.78%

Population by Age Characteristics

Watson has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 7.80% of the total population. The town median age is 48.80.

60 to 64 years30 8.60%25 6.90% 16.67%55 7.80%
65 to 69 years25 7.10%35 9.70% 28.57%55 7.80%
70 to 74 years25 7.10%30 8.30% 16.67%55 7.80%
85 years and over20 5.70%30 8.30% 33.33%50 7.10%
Median age of the population46 46.40%51 50.80% 7.87%49 48.80%
Average age of the population47 46.80%49 49.30% 6.09%48 48.10%
25 to 29 years20 5.70%25 6.90% 20.00%45 6.40%
40 to 44 years25 7.10%20 5.60% 20.00%45 6.40%
55 to 59 years25 7.10%25 6.90% 0.00%45 6.40%
30 to 34 years20 5.70%20 5.60% 0.00%40 5.70%
45 to 49 years25 7.10%20 5.60% 20.00%40 5.70%
50 to 54 years15 4.30%25 6.90% 40.00%40 5.70%
10 to 14 years20 5.70%10 2.80% 50.00%35 5.00%
20 to 24 years15 4.30%20 5.60% 25.00%35 5.00%
0 to 4 years10 2.90%15 4.20% 33.33%30 4.30%
5 to 9 years20 5.70%15 4.20% 25.00%30 4.30%
15 to 19 years15 4.30%10 2.80% 33.33%30 4.30%
35 to 39 years15 4.30%15 4.20% 0.00%30 4.30%
80 to 84 years15 4.30%10 2.80% 33.33%30 4.30%
75 to 79 years15 4.30%15 4.20% 0.00%25 3.50%

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 56.70% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 30.50% and 12.80%, respectively.

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

0 to 14 years14.30%12.50%12.80%

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Population of Watson by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Watson is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Watson 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 41.26% of the total population, followed by English (18.18%), Irish (17.48%), Scottish (17.48%), and Ukrainian (16.78%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Canadian, Polish, Russian, French, and Dutch.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 270 of Watson's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 19.85% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 18.25% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 5.55%, 5.55%, and 1.60%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons12519.85%
1 person11518.25%
3 persons355.55%
4 persons355.55%
5 or more persons101.60%

Income in Watson

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Watson is $39,200.

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 Watson population or around 430 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 405 and 350 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Watson's median household income is $64,000, 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 Watson

This data sheds light on the distribution of Watson 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.

47.85% or most of the Watson population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate. 38.90% of the population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree, 14.15% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 10.00% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate23018542547.85%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree13021535038.90%
No certificate, diploma or degree707014014.15%
Bachelor's degree or higher15659010.00%

Employment in Watson

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Watson. 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 2.65% which is pretty low.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate59.29%
Unemployment rate2.65%

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 Watson's population (around 74.60%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 25 men and 20 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 45.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Watson has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (30%) works in the manufacturing sector. The Retail trade sector comes second at 16%, followed by Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting at 9%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Retail trade203516%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting15109%
Transportation and warehousing15107%
Health care and social assistance0207%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1506%
Public administration15106%
Educational services0104%
Finance and insurance0103%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1003%
Accommodation and food services0103%
Other services (except public administration)003%
Wholesale trade000%
Information and cultural industries000%
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 work11513024573.10%
No fixed workplace address50106519.40%
Worked at home1015257.50%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Watson 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 minutes68.90%
15 to 29 minutes19.70%
30 to 44 minutes6.60%
60 minutes and over3.30%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Watsonshed 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 Watson'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 Watson. About 645 people living in the province speak English, 10 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


Watson is predominantly Christian. About 395 of its population is Christian (160 males and 160 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.