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Country: Canada
Province: Nova Scotia
Federal Electoral District: Cape Breton--Canso
County: Inverness County
Provincial Electoral District: Inverness
Community: Port Hood

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  • Demographics
  • Income
  • Education
  • Households
  • Labour

Population

Based on the 2011 Census of Population, Port Hood has a population of 1,274 which is 12.3% lower than in 2001. In 2011, 24.4% of the population was under the age of 20 and 19.2% 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 Port Hood, total census families increased 12.3% to 367. Married families decreased by 12.9% while common law families increased 2,300.0% and lone-parent families increased 47.6%. Lone female parent families were 12.3% of all families while lone male parents were 2.7% 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, Port Hood has a relatively low immigrant population. In 2011, there were 27 immigrants which is 2.1% of the population compared to 5.3% immigrants for Nova Scotia. In Port Hood, 98.7% of people were Canadian citizens compared to 97.6% for Nova Scotia.2

88.8% of Port Hood's population was born in the province of their residence.2
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In Port Hood, 17.4% of the population moved within the last five years. 8.1% moved within the municipality, 3.9% moved within the Province, 1.6% moved within Canada, and 1.3% moved outside of Canada. A lower percentage of residents moved in the last five years than in Nova Scotia (33.2%).2
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Language

In Port Hood, 99.2% speak only English in the home. This compares to 95.4% respectively for Nova Scotia. 0.5% of people in Port Hood speak only French at home and 0% 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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0.7% of people in Port Hood report that French is their mother tongue. This compares to 3.4% for Nova Scotia. 3.1% of people in Port Hood report that they have knowledge of both French and English, compared to 10.3% for Nova Scotia.194.3% of people in Port Hood report that English is the primary languge spoken at work. This compares to 97.9% for Nova Scotia.

0% of people in Port Hood 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 2011, the median income for individuals in Port Hood was $26,675 a year, compared with the median of $27,570 for Nova Scotia. Families in Port Hood had a median income of $75,816, compared with the median of $68,102 for Nova Scotia.2
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In 2011, the average income for individuals in Port Hood was $34,258 a year, compared with the average of $35,478 for Nova Scotia. Families in Port Hood had a average income of $85,417, compared with the average of $79,838 for Nova Scotia.2

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Low Income

A total of 14.4% of the population in private households in Port Hood had low income status in 2011. In Nova Scotia, 17.4% of the population in private households had low income status in 2011.2
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Educational Attainment

In 2011, 54% of the population of Port Hood, 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, 25.7% 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 Port Hood, 52.1% of the population studied for their post-secondary certificate inside of Canada, as compared to 1.6% who studied outside of Canada. 47.3% studied within their province or territory of residence, while 4.3% 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 2011, 86.6% of the population of Port Hood owned their dwellings and 12.6% rented, this compared with 70.8% and 28.7% for Nova Scotia respectively. In Port Hood, 94.6% of dwellings required regular maintenance or minor repairs in 2011.2
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The average value of dwellings in the area was $223,077 in 2011. Average major monthly payments for homeowners was $706 in 2011. Average monthly rent in Port Hood was $292/month in 2011.2

In Nova Scotia, the average value of dwellings in the area was $201,991 in 2011. Average major monthly payments for homeowners was $876 in 2011. Average monthly rent in Nova Scotia was $771/month in 2011.2

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Household Living Arrangements

There were 1,109 persons living in families in 2011, which is a decrease of 19.2% from 2001. 1.3% of persons were living with relatives, 0.7% were living with non-relatives, and 10% 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 Port Hood residents aged 15 and over was 43.8%, and the unemployment rate for Port Hood was 16.3%.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, 94.5% of the Port Hood population make use of a vechicle (car/truck/van) to get to work, 0% use public transit, 0% bicycle to work, and 0% 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 Port Hood's population leaves for work between 7 and 9:00 am in the morning. The median duration of the commute to work is 17 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.