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Country: Canada
Province: Nova Scotia
Watershed: Annapolis


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  • Demographics
  • Income
  • Education
  • Households
  • Labour

Population

Based on the 2011 Census of Population, Annapolis has a population of 31,877 which is 4.7% lower than in 2001. In 2011, 21.5% of the population was under the age of 20 and 19.8% was 65 years or older.1

In comparison, Nova Scotia has a population of 921,725 which is 1.5% higher than in 2001. 21.2% of the population was under the age of 20 and 16.6% was 65 years or older.1
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Family Structure

In Nova Scotia, family structure has shifted from the traditional larger married families to smaller married families and an increase in both common-law and lone-parent families.1

In 2011, for Annapolis, total census families decreased 4.7% to 9,868. Married families decreased by 7.1% while common law families increased 37.6% and lone-parent families decreased 5.1%. Lone female parent families were 10.0% of all families while lone male parents were 3.0% of all families.1

In Nova Scotia, total census families increased 2.7% to 270,065. Married families increased by -2.1% while common law families increased 28.3% and lone-parent families increased 5.9%. Lone female parent families were 13.9% of all families while lone male parents were 3.4% of all families.1
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Citizenship & Mobility

Compared to Nova Scotia, Annapolis has a relatively low immigrant population. In 2011, there were 1,328 immigrants which is 4.2% of the population compared to 5.3% immigrants for Nova Scotia. In Annapolis, 98.8% of people were Canadian citizens compared to 97.6% for Nova Scotia.2

69% of Annapolis's population was born in the province of their residence.2
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In Annapolis, 33.9% of the population moved within the last five years. 11.6% moved within the municipality, 8.8% moved within the Province, 12.3% moved within Canada, and 0.5% moved outside of Canada. A higher percentage of residents moved in the last five years than in Nova Scotia (33.2%).2
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Language

In Annapolis, 97.3% speak only English in the home. This compares to 95.4% respectively for Nova Scotia. 1.8% of people in Annapolis speak only French at home and 0.1% speak French and English at home. For Nova Scotia, 1.7% speak only French at home, while 0.2% speak English and French at home.1
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3.5% of people in Annapolis report that French is their mother tongue. This compares to 3.4% for Nova Scotia. 9.1% of people in Annapolis report that they have knowledge of both French and English, compared to 10.3% for Nova Scotia.199.1% of people in Annapolis report that English is the primary languge spoken at work. This compares to 97.9% for Nova Scotia.

0% of people in Annapolis report that French is the primary languge spoken at work, compared to 1.3% for Nova Scotia.2
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Median and Average Income

In 2006, the median income for individuals in Annapolis was $22,295 a year, compared with the median of $24,030 for Nova Scotia. Families in Annapolis had a median income of $49,660, compared with the median of $55,412 for Nova Scotia.1
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In 2006, the average income for individuals in Annapolis was $27,665 a year, compared with the average of $31,795 for Nova Scotia. Families in Annapolis had a average income of $55,953, compared with the average of $66,032 for Nova Scotia.1

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Educational Attainment

In 2011, 49.9% of the population of Annapolis, age 15 and over, had a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree. In Nova Scotia, 53.8% have completed a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.2

At the same time, 26.1% had no certiciate, diploma or degree. 22.3% of Nova Scotia had no certiciate, diploma or degree.2
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Location of Study

In Annapolis, 46.9% of the population studied for their post-secondary certificate inside of Canada, as compared to 2.4% who studied outside of Canada. 32.1% studied within their province or territory of residence, while 14.8% studied in another province or territory.2

In Nova Scotia, 50.5% of the population studied for their post-secondary certificate inside of Canada, as compared to 3.3% who studied outside of Canada. 40.7% studied within their province or territory of residence, while 9.8% studied in another province or territory.2


Occupied Dwellings

In 2006, 77.9% of the population of Annapolis owned their dwellings and 21.9% rented, this compared with 72% and 27.6% for Nova Scotia respectively. In Annapolis, 45.4% of dwellings required either major or minor repairs in 2006, as compared to 42.8% in 1996.1
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The average value of dwellings in the area increased 81.7% between 1996 and 2006 to $136,774. Average major monthly payments for homeowners was $616 in 2006, compared with $458 in 1996. Average monthly rent in Annapolis increased from $480/month in 1996 to $493/month in 2006.1

In Nova Scotia, the average value of dwellings in the area increased 82.5% between 1996 and 2006 to $158,000. Average major monthly payments for homeowners was $761 in 2006, compared with $562 in 1996. Average monthly rent in Nova Scotia increased from $538/month in 1996 to $671/month in 2006.1
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Household Living Arrangements

There were 26,567 persons living in families in 2011, which is a decrease of 7.5% from 2001. 1.3% of persons were living with relatives, 2.6% were living with non-relatives, and 11.5% were living alone. In Nova Scotia there were 742,285 persons living in families in 2011, which is a decrease of 1.2% from 2001. 1.9% of persons were living with relatives, 4.1% were living with non-relatives, and 12% were living alone.1
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Employment

In 2011, the employment rate for Annapolis residents aged 15 and over was 49.9%, and the unemployment rate for Annapolis was 11.9%.2

In Nova Scotia, the employment rate for residents aged 15 and over was 56.8%, and the unemployment rate was 10%.2
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Transportation

In 2011, 89.1% of the Annapolis population make use of a vechicle (car/truck/van) to get to work, 0.3% use public transit, 0% bicycle to work, and 4.3% walk to work. In Nova Scotia, 84.6% of the population make use of a vehicle to get to work, 6.6% use public transit, 0.7% bicycle to work, and 6.8% walk to work.2

The majority of Annapolis's population leaves for work between 7 and 9:00 am in the morning. The median duration of the commute to work is 15 minutes.2
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Source:
1 - Nova Scotia Community Counts web page - data modeled from Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2001, 2011.
2 - Nova Scotia Community Counts web page - data modeled from Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011.