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Population in 2011: 390,328
Population in 2006: 372,858
Population in 2001: 359,183

2006 to 2011 population change
Here:

4.7%
Nova Scotia:

0.9%
2001 to 2006 population change
This division:

3.8%
Province:

0.6%

Total private houses: 177,295
Private houses occupied by usual residents: 165,153
Land area (km2): 5495.71

Population density per square kilometre
This division:

71.0
Nearby towns and cities:

17.4


This division population and houses statistics

Museums in this division

  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Naval Museum of Halifax
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
  • Discovery Centre

Venues located in Halifax

  • Bella Rose Arts Centre
  • Dalhousie Arts Centre

Earning and income in 2005

Composition of total income in this division

Median earnings in 2005
This division:

27,219 CAD
Province:

22,608 CAD
Median income in 2005
This division:

27,193 CAD
Nova Scotia:

22,815 CAD
Percent of persons in low income before tax
Here:

14.3%
Nova Scotia:

13.8%
Earnings and income details for this division

Education

Education attainment in this division

Major field of study

Education in this division

Citizenship and immigration

Total visible minority population
Total: 27,645
Here:

7.5%
Nova Scotia:

4.2%
Male: 13,340
Here:

7.5%
Nova Scotia:

4.2%
Female: 14,305
This division:

7.4%
Nova Scotia:

4.2%
Aboriginal identity population
Total: 5,320
Here:

1.4%
Nova Scotia:

2.7%
Male: 2,395
Here:

1.4%
Province:

2.7%
Female: 2,925
This division:

1.5%
Province:

2.7%

This division Minority Population Characteristics

Halifax citizenship and immigration Details

Historic sites in Halifax

  • York Redoubt

Organizations located in this division

  • Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Transition House Association of Nova Scotia
  • Students Nova Scotia
  • Atlantic Jewish Council
  • Alliance of Nova Scotia Student Associations
  • Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
  • Dartmouth Yacht Club
  • Armdale Yacht Club

Newspapers located in this division

  • The Dalhousie Gazette
  • The Chronicle Herald (ISSN: 0839-4008)
  • The Coast

Stadiums in Halifax

  • Halifax Metro Centre
  • Halifax Forum

Families and households characteristics

Families Types in Halifax

Households types in this division

Average family income in this division in 2005

Halifax families and households characteristics

Airlines located in Halifax

  • Eastern Provincial Airways (IATA: 156, ICAO: PV)
  • Air Atlantic (IATA: 9A, ICAO: ATL)

Cemeteries in this division

  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Old Burying Ground
  • Camp Hill Cemetery

Schools in this division

  • Halifax Independent School
  • Sacred Heart School of Halifax

Parks in Halifax

  • Point Pleasant Park
  • Halifax Common
  • Halifax Public Gardens
  • Sir Sandford Fleming Park
  • Shubie Park
  • Dartmouth Common
  • Deadman's Island Park
  • Saunders Park
  • Victoria Park

Sports teams located in this division

  • Halifax Mooseheads (Hockey)

Noteworthy people related to this division

Notable people born here:
  • Sidney Crosby (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Sarah McLachlan (Musical Artist)
  • Darrell Dexter (Politician)
  • Ellen Page
  • Krista Hanakowski (Wrestler)
  • Philip C. H. Primrose (Politician)
  • Nathan MacKinnon (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Joseph Howe (Politician)
  • Tim Cranston (Ice Hockey Player)
  • TJ Grant (Martial Artist)
  • Sir John Thompson (Politician)
  • David Ling (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Jeff Green (Writer)
  • James E. Lockyer (Politician)
  • Luke Doucet (Musical Artist)
  • Colleen P. Jones (Curler)
  • Hal Foster (Comics Creator)
  • Roger Hollett (Martial Artist)
  • Tanya Huff (Writer)
  • Oswald Avery (Scientist)
Home town of:
  • Galo Carrera Hurtado
  • Owen Crowe (Poker Player)
  • Glenn Sarty
Death place of:
  • Angus Lewis Macdonald (Politician)
  • Chögyam Trungpa
  • Sir John Wentworth (Politician)
  • Kenneth Leslie (Writer)
  • Marty Barry (Ice Hockey Player)
  • George Parkin Grant (Philosopher)
  • Joseph Howe (Politician)
  • Sir Sandford Fleming
  • Taylor Mitchell (Musical Artist)
  • Sarah Jackson (Artist)
  • George Bain
  • Rufus Choate (Politician)
  • Abraham Pineo Gesner (Scientist)
  • Tooker Gomberg
  • Richard Bulkeley
  • Malcolm Mackenzie Ross
  • William Moss Landymore
  • Mary Jane Katzmann (Writer)
  • Benjamin Russell (Politician)
  • Hiram Blanchard (Politician)
Resting place of:
  • Robert Stanfield (Politician)
  • Robert Ross
  • Charles Robinson

Government agencies located in this division

  • Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
  • Halifax Regional Water Commission

TV stations located in Halifax

  • CTV Two Atlantic
  • CIHF-DT (Digital: 8 VHF)
  • CBHT-DT (Digital: 39 UHF)
  • CJCH-DT (Digital: 48 UHF)

Bridges in this division

  • Angus L. Macdonald Bridge
  • A. Murray MacKay Bridge

Age characteristics

Median age of the population
This division:

39.9
Province:

43.7
Percent of the population aged 15 and over
Here:

84.7%
Province:

85.0%

Age Characteristics

Age characteristics of Halifax

Secondary schools located in Halifax

  • Halifax West High School

Theatres in Halifax

  • Plutonium Playhouse

Shoping malls in Halifax

  • Halifax Shopping Centre

Occupation and industry

Labour force activity in Halifax

Participation rate
Here:

68.9%
Nova Scotia:

62.9%
Employment rate
This division:

64.5%
Province:

57.2%
Unemployment rate
Here:

6.3%
Nova Scotia:

9.1%

Occupation

Industry

Place of work status

Mode of transportation to work

Labour, occupation and industry details for this division

Military structures in this division

  • CFB Halifax - former Royal Naval Dockyard, Halifax
  • Royal Naval Dockyard, Halifax

Universities located in Halifax

  • University of King's College
  • Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
  • Saint Mary's University
  • Royal Naval College of Canada
  • NSCAD University
  • Technical University of Nova Scotia
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine
  • Atlantic School of Theology
  • Dalhousie Corporate Residency MBA
  • Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University
  • Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University

Albums recorded in this division

  • Little Jabs
  • The Coast Is Clear
  • Go With the Show
  • Into Your Lungs
  • Fit as a Fiddle
  • We Are an Empire, My Dear
  • Live!
  • Down at the Khyber
  • ...When the Angels Make Contact
  • Terminal Romance
  • Two Hours Traffic
  • Only the Silence Remains
  • Truthfully Truthfully
  • Minor Hope
  • Sa-ba-da-OW!
  • Matt Mays

Marital Status

Married or living with a common-law partner
Total: 185,745
Here:

56.2%
Nova Scotia:

57.8%
Male: 92,865
This division:

58.7%
Nova Scotia:

60.4%
Female: 92,880
Here:

53.8%
Nova Scotia:

55.5%
Not married and not living with a common-law partner
Total: 144,965
Here:

43.8%
Nova Scotia:

42.2%
Male: 65,275
Here:

41.3%
Province:

39.6%
Female: 79,690
This division:

46.2%
Province:

44.5%

This division - Married

Halifax - Not married

Halifax marital status details

Record labels in this division

  • Forward Music Group
  • Murderecords
  • No Records

Language

Knowledge of official languages in this division

First official language spoken in this division

Mother tongue

Language most often used at home

Other languages used at home

Language most often used at work

Language details for this division

Lakes in Halifax

  • Kidston Lake
  • Chocolate Lake
  • Lake Charles
  • Lake Micmac
  • Morris Lake
  • Halfway Lake
  • Russell Lake
  • Shubenacadie Grand Lake
  • Bayers Lake
  • Lovett Lake
  • First Chain Lake
  • Little Albro Lake
  • Maynard Lake
  • De Said Lake
  • Murphys Black Duck Lake
  • Tomahawk Lake
  • Tucker Lake
  • Lizard Lake
  • Governor Lake
  • Settle Lake

Radio stations in this division

  • CKDU-FM (88.1 MHz)
  • CKHZ-FM (103.5 MHz)
  • CBAF-FM-5 (92.3 MHz)
  • CJCH-FM (101.3 MHz)
  • CBHA-FM (90.5 MHz)
  • CJNI-FM (95.7 MHz)
  • CBH-FM (102.7 MHz)
  • CKUL-FM (96.5 MHz)
  • CKHY-FM (105.1 MHz)
  • CIRH-FM (107.7 MHz)
  • CJLU-FM (93.9 MHz, 88.3 MHz)
  • CHFX-FM (101.9 MHz)

Mobility status in 2006

Halifax - Place of residence in 2005

This division - Place of residence in 2001

This division mobility details

Buildings in Halifax

  • Province House
  • Government House
  • Halifax City Hall
  • Halifax Armoury
  • Dominion Public Building
  • Henry House
  • CBC Radio Building
  • Beth Israel Synagogue

Casinos located in this division

  • Casino Nova Scotia

Churches located in Halifax

  • St Paul's Church
  • All Saints Cathedral, Halifax
  • St. Mary's Basilica, Halifax

Libraries located in Halifax

  • Halifax Central Library

Companies in this division

  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.
  • Nova Scotia Light and Power Company, Limited
  • Trampoline Creative Inc.
  • DHX Media
  • EastLink
  • Newcap Radio
  • Emergency Health Services
  • Ambulance Operators Association of Nova Scotia
  • Alexander Keith's
  • Tell Tale Productions Inc
  • GenieKnows
  • TitanFile
  • Royal Securities Corporation
  • Emera Incorporated
  • Eastlink Wireless
  • Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation
  • Atlantic Pilotage Authority Canada
  • Maritime Broadcasting System
  • Bine Consulting
  • Nimbus Publishing

IUCN protected areas located in this division

  • Kejimkujik National Park
  • Sable Island National Park Reserve
  • White Lake Wilderness Area

Magazines located in Halifax

  • The Scene Magazine (ISSN: 1929-9958)

Ports in Halifax

  • Port of Halifax

Prisons located in this division

  • Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

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Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13 2007 and Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. This data is an unofficial version of the materials, made without affiliation or endorsement of Statistics Canada.
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