Households by Size

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Households by Size in Nova Scotia

Key Points

  • Between 2001 an 2011, there was a 33.30 % overall decrease in persons per household in Nova Scotia.
  • Between 2001 and 2011, the number of one and two person households increased while the number of households greater than 3 people decreased.
Households by Size in Nova Scotia
2001 2006 2011 Percent Change
2001 - 2011
Total Private Households 360,020 376,830 390,280 8.40
Persons in Households 895,310 899,740 906,175 1.20
Persons per Household 3 2 2 -33.30
Private Households - By Size
   1 Person 89,095 99,990 108,795 22.10
   2 Persons 126,005 138,885 149,105 18.30
   3 Persons 62,770 62,645 62,005 -1.20
   4-5 Persons 74,900 68,950 63,895 -14.70
   6 or more Persons 7,255 6,365 6,480 -10.70
Source
Nova Scotia Community Counts Web Page - Data Modeled from Statistics Canada, Census of Population.

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