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Country: Canada
Province: Nova Scotia
Federal Electoral District: Halifax
County: Halifax County
Provincial Electoral District: Halifax Atlantic
Community: Herring Cove

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  • Demographics
  • Income
  • Education
  • Households
  • Labour

Population

Based on the 2011 Census of Population, Herring Cove has a population of 2,734 which is 0.4% lower than in 2001. In 2011, 22.5% of the population was under the age of 20 and 14.2% 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 Herring Cove, total census families increased 0.4% to 838. Married families decreased by 6.8% while common law families increased 71.4% and lone-parent families increased 22.0%. Lone female parent families were 10.3% 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, Herring Cove has a relatively high immigrant population. In 2011, there were 156 immigrants which is 6% of the population compared to 5.3% immigrants for Nova Scotia. In Herring Cove, 98.5% of people were Canadian citizens compared to 97.6% for Nova Scotia.2

82.3% of Herring Cove's population was born in the province of their residence.2
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In Herring Cove, 32.5% of the population moved within the last five years. 26% moved within the municipality, 0% moved within the Province, 1.2% moved within Canada, and 0.6% 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 Herring Cove, 98% speak only English in the home. This compares to 95.4% respectively for Nova Scotia. 0.5% of people in Herring Cove speak only French at home and 0.2% 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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1.5% of people in Herring Cove report that French is their mother tongue. This compares to 3.4% for Nova Scotia. 10.6% of people in Herring Cove report that they have knowledge of both French and English, compared to 10.3% for Nova Scotia.1100.3% of people in Herring Cove report that English is the primary languge spoken at work. This compares to 97.9% for Nova Scotia.

0% of people in Herring Cove 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 Herring Cove was $31,055 a year, compared with the median of $24,030 for Nova Scotia. Families in Herring Cove had a median income of $69,097, compared with the median of $55,412 for Nova Scotia.1
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In 2006, the average income for individuals in Herring Cove was $35,194 a year, compared with the average of $31,795 for Nova Scotia. Families in Herring Cove had a average income of $72,053, compared with the average of $66,032 for Nova Scotia.1

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Educational Attainment

In 2011, 49.8% of the population of Herring Cove, 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, 23.4% 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 Herring Cove, 45.4% of the population studied for their post-secondary certificate inside of Canada, as compared to 3.7% who studied outside of Canada. 38.9% studied within their province or territory of residence, while 6.9% 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, 88.5% of the population of Herring Cove owned their dwellings and 12% rented, this compared with 72% and 27.6% for Nova Scotia respectively. In Herring Cove, 45.5% of dwellings required either major or minor repairs in 2006, as compared to 41% in 1996.1
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The average value of dwellings in the area increased 98.9% between 1996 and 2006 to $227,326. Average major monthly payments for homeowners was $968 in 2006, compared with $715 in 1996. Average monthly rent in Herring Cove decreased from $457/month in 1996 to $302/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 2,393 persons living in families in 2011, which is an increase of 6.0% from 2001. 2.6% of persons were living with relatives, 2.7% were living with non-relatives, and 7.2% 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 Herring Cove residents aged 15 and over was 58.3%, and the unemployment rate for Herring Cove was 3.9%.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, 88% of the Herring Cove population make use of a vechicle (car/truck/van) to get to work, 6.1% 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 Herring Cove's population leaves for work between 7 and 9:00 am in the morning. The median duration of the commute to work is 27 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.