World Population

Nova Scotia Population

Nova Scotia is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada, borders the Bay of Fundy to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, and is separated from Prince Edward Island and the island of Newfoundland by the Northumberland and Cabot straits. According to statcan, Nova Scotia population in 2021 is estimated to be 982,326, Seventh populous province, Its area is 55,284 sq.km (21,345 sq mi), twelfth in area rank. Halifax is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia with population of 448,544.

According to 2016 census, population of Nova Scotia is 923,598, increase of 1871 people from the 2011 census of 921,727, with a percentage change of 0.2. Percentage wise By age group of 0 to 14 years is 14.5%, 15 to 64 years is 65.6%, 65 years and over is 19.9%, and 85 years and over is 2.3%.

Age GroupTotalMaleFemale
Age groupTotalMaleFemale
0 to 4 years42,00521,36520,640
5 to 9 years45,98023,65022,330
10 to 14 years45,84523,35022,490
15 to 19 years51,25526,24025,015
20 to 24 years56,16028,15028,010
25 to 29 years53,72526,79026,940
30 to 34 years51,73025,13026,600
35 to 39 years52,01024,56027,450
40 to 44 years57,05027,24529,805
45 to 49 years61,89029,72032,170
50 to 54 years75,67536,61539,065
55 to 59 years76,50536,92539,580
65 to 69 years63,71030,81032,905
70 to 74 years45,00521,52023,485
75 to 79 years31,54514,52017,030
80 to 84 years21,9159,42512,495
85 to 89 years13,2054,8458,360
90 to 94 years6,3201,8304,485
95 to 99 years1,8554151,430
100 years and over27045225


Ethnic groups

Citizenship

ResidentsPopulationMaleFemale
Canadian citizens878,415425,340453,070
Canadian citizens aged under 18159,44081,57577,870
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over718,970343,770375,200
Not Canadian citizens29,93015,39514,535
Immigrant status and period of immigration: People up to third generation are officially termed as non-immigrants and thereon the people inflow is termed as immigrants. Below table indicates Ontario immigration numbers per year:
ImmigrantsPopulationMaleFemale
Non-immigrants Census data842,760407,740435,015
Immigrants Census55,67527,27028,405
Before 198119,2009,3359,865
1981 to 19904,8002,3302,470
1991 to 20006,7053,1403,560
2001 to 201013,1856,5406,645
2001 to 20055,1052,5002,600
2006 to 20108,0804,0354,045
2011 to 201611,7905,9255,865
Non-permanent residents9,9005,7204,185
Immigrants by selected place of birth The state officially categorizes its population into six groups, they are Native American/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, African American, European Whites, Asian, and Native Hawaiian. Below table is the Immigrants by selected place of birth:
Place of BirthPopulation
Total Americas10,610
Brazil175
Colombia175
El Salvador95
Guyana170
Haiti55
Jamaica480
Mexico325
Peru105
Trinidad and Tobago220
United States7,375
Other places of birth in Americas1,430
Europe22,110
Bosnia and Herzegovina210
Croatia180
France610
Germany2,600
Greece505
Hungary110
Ireland475
Italy525
Netherlands1,645
Poland630
Portugal220
Romania180
Russian Federation585
Serbia90
Ukraine335
United Kingdom11,275
Other places of birth in Europe1,930
Africa3,525
Algeria25
Egypt770
Ethiopia185
Kenya125
Morocco80
Nigeria350
Somalia65
South Africa, Republic of460
Other places of birth in Africa1,465
Total Asias18,955
Afghanistan100
Bangladesh315
China2,830
Hong Kong280
India2,225
Iran970
Iraq525
Japan225
Korea, South870
Lebanon1,370
Pakistan615
Philippines2,570
Sri Lanka310
Syria1,150
Taiwan225
Viet Nam450
Other places of birth in Asia3,930
Oceania and other places of birth480
Total visible minority population:
ImmigrantsPopulation
Total visible minority population58,650
South Asian7,910
Chinese8,640
Black21,915
Filipino3,400
Latin American1,685
Arab8,110
Southeast Asian1,195
West Asian1,540
Korean1,540
Japanese695
Visible minority, n.i.e.630
Multiple visible minorities1,385
Ethnic origin population
Ethnic groupsPopulation
North American Aboriginal origins74,040
First Nations (North American Indian)48,640
Inuit1,840
Métis26,025
Other North American origins410,825
Acadian23,700
American7,515
Canadian387,360
New Brunswicker35
Newfoundlander1,750
Nova Scotian1,295
Ontarian95
Québécois380
Other North American origins, n.i.e.20
European Origin / Asian Origin/ African Origin
Ethnic groupsPopulation
European origins621,525
British Isles origins513,725
Channel Islander90
Cornish105
English262,375
Irish195,865
Manx145
Scottish272,880
Welsh17,135
British Isles origins, n.i.e.18,975
French origins149,665
Alsatian25
Breton15
Corsican20
French149,625
Western European origins (except French origins)125,110
Austrian1,775
Bavarian10
Belgian2,615
Dutch32,045
Flemish160
Frisian50
German97,555
Luxembourger30
Swiss2,705
Western European origins, n.i.e.140
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins)14,985
Danish3,700
Finnish1,140
Icelandic660
Norwegian5,170
Swedish3,565
Northern European origins, n.i.e.1,365
Eastern European origins29,685
Bulgarian280
Byelorussian195
Czech1,165
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.420
Estonian345
Hungarian2,700
Latvian380
Lithuanian1,150
Moldovan10
Polish11,575
Romanian1,190
Russian4,775
Slovak610
Ukrainian9,115
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.310
Southern European origins28,680
Albanian285
Bosnian155
Catalan0
Croatian680
Cypriot40
Greek3,360
Italian15,620
Kosovar255
Macedonian165
Maltese440
Montenegrin20
Portuguese3,580
Serbian255
Sicilian40
Slovenian150
Spanish4,300
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.400
Southern European origins, n.i.e.85
Other European origins5,465
Basque160
Jewish2,040
Roma (Gypsy)135
Slavic, n.o.s.
Census data footnote
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Other European origins, n.i.e.3,145
Caribbean origins5,220
Antiguan100
Bahamian230
Barbadian575
Bermudan185
Carib45
Cuban340
Dominican150
Grenadian35
Guadeloupean0
Haitian115
Jamaican2,075
Kittitian/Nevisian45
Martinican10
Montserratan10
Puerto Rican115
St. Lucian65
Trinidadian/Tobagonian325
Vincentian/Grenadinian35
West Indian, n.o.s.785
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.330
Latin, Central and South American origins3,055
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya)185
Arawak0
Argentinian65
Belizean25
Bolivian40
Brazilian280
Chilean130
Colombian430
Costa Rican35
Ecuadorian50
Guatemalan90
Guyanese350
Hispanic60
Honduran50
Maya70
Mexican810
Nicaraguan45
Panamanian25
Paraguayan0
Peruvian180
Salvadorean110
Uruguayan15
Venezuelan80
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.185
African origins17,655
Central and West African origins1,335
Akan10
Angolan10
Ashanti0
Beninese20
Burkinabe0
Cameroonian70
Chadian0
Congolese180
Edo0
Ewe0
Gabonese10
Gambian10
Ghanaian185
Guinean30
Ibo90
Ivorian10
Liberian15
Malian10
Malinké15
Nigerian445
Peulh0
Senegalese10
Sierra Leonean80
Togolese70
Wolof0
Yoruba65
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.120
North African origins2,030
Algerian85
Berber70
Coptic30
Dinka0
Egyptian1,295
Libyan215
Maure10
Moroccan130
Sudanese130
Tunisian65
North African origins, n.i.e.90
Southern and East African origins1,865
Afrikaner25
Amhara10
Bantu, n.o.s.10
Burundian10
Djiboutian0
Eritrean160
Ethiopian280
Harari0
Kenyan160
Malagasy20
Mauritian0
Oromo25
Rwandan105
Seychellois0
Somali180
South African520
Tanzanian60
Tigrian15
Ugandan60
Zambian80
Zimbabwean100
Zulu0
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.170
Other African origins12,620
Black, n.o.s.2,255
Other African origins, n.i.e.10,460
Asian origins42,500
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins17,205
Afghan230
Arab, n.o.s.1,600
Armenian265
Assyrian10
Azerbaijani20
Georgian20
Hazara0
Iranian1,405
Iraqi595
Israeli245
Jordanian260
Kazakh45
Kurd230
Kuwaiti245
Kyrgyz0
Lebanese7,445
Palestinian990
Pashtun30
Saudi Arabian725
Syrian2,190
Tajik20
Tatar40
Turk690
Turkmen10
Uighur10
Uzbek90
Yemeni205
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.780
South Asian origins8,495
Bangladeshi240
Bengali65
Bhutanese225
East Indian6,255
Goan10
Gujarati10
Kashmiri0
Nepali430
Pakistani665
Punjabi230
Sinhalese40
Sri Lankan340
Tamil60
South Asian origins, n.i.e.470
East and Southeast Asian origins16,715
Burmese15
Cambodian (Khmer)55
Chinese9,695
Filipino3,580
Hmong0
Indonesian140
Japanese905
Karen0
Korean1,590
Laotian15
Malaysian80
Mongolian55
Singaporean10
Taiwanese240
Thai245
Tibetan10
Vietnamese760
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.75
Other Asian origins410
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.410
Oceania origins895
Australian490
New Zealander290
Pacific Islands origins125
Fijian15
Hawaiian25
Maori40
Polynesian, n.o.s.20
Samoan10
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.30


Languages

English is the Official language of Nova Scotia, 813,480 English only, 705 speak French, 95,380 speak both English and French, and 2,735 speak Neither English nor French.

Nova Scotia's Language spoken at Home:

Language Spoken at HomePopulation
English830,220
French29,465
Non-official languages44,550
Aboriginal languages4,290
Algonquian languages4,210
Cree-Montagnais languages15
Plains Cree5
Swampy Cree5
Cree, n.o.s.5
Eastern Algonquian languages4,190
Malecite10
Mi'kmaq4,185
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages10
Ojibway10
Athabaskan languages5
Northern Athabaskan languages5
Dene5
South Slavey5
Inuit languages60
Inuktitut55
Inuit languages, n.i.e.10
Michif5
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s.5
Non-Aboriginal languages40,260
Afro-Asiatic languages7,760
Berber languages10
Kabyle5
Berber languages, n.i.e.5
Cushitic languages130
Bilen5
Oromo60
Somali50
Cushitic languages, n.i.e.15
Semitic languages7,615
Amharic115
Arabic7,110
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic5
Hebrew210
Maltese15
Tigrigna140
Semitic languages, n.i.e.10
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e.5
Austro-Asiatic languages505
Khmer (Cambodian)5
Vietnamese490
Austronesian languages2,235
Bikol5
Cebuano150
Hiligaynon25
Ilocano55
Malay55
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango)15
Pangasinan5
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)1,905
Waray-Waray5
Austronesian languages, n.i.e.20
Creole languages95
Haitian Creole5
Creole, n.o.s.35
Creole languages, n.i.e.55
Dravidian languages1,010
Kannada40
Malayalam365
Tamil315
Telugu285
Dravidian languages, n.i.e.10
Indo-European languages18,590
Albanian275
Armenian35
Balto-Slavic languages3,470
Baltic languages100
Latvian50
Lithuanian45
Slavic languages3,375
Belarusan5
Bosnian120
Bulgarian55
Croatian225
Czech205
Macedonian20
Polish795
Russian1,285
Serbian115
Serbo-Croatian80
Slovak100
Slovene (Slovenian)35
Ukrainian320
Slavic languages, n.i.e.5
Celtic languages185
Scottish Gaelic145
Welsh30
Celtic languages, n.i.e.10
Germanic languages5,700
Afrikaans120
Danish160
Dutch1,620
Frisian35
German3,435
Icelandic45
Norwegian110
Swedish110
Vlaams (Flemish)25
Yiddish20
Germanic languages, n.i.e.20
Greek760
Indo-Iranian languages4,835
Indo-Aryan languages3,385
Bengali475
Gujarati195
Hindi745
Kashmiri10
Konkani5
Marathi70
Nepali530
Oriya (Odia)10
Punjabi (Panjabi)585
Sindhi20
Sinhala (Sinhalese)165
Urdu575
Iranian languages1,425
Kurdish115
Pashto80
Persian (Farsi)1,230
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e.25
Italic (Romance) languages3,335
Catalan10
Italian745
Portuguese520
Romanian225
Spanish1,830
Japanese360
Georgian5
Korean1,095
Mongolic languages5
Niger-Congo languages630
Akan (Twi)40
Bamanankan15
Edo5
Ewe40
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde)5
Ga10
Ganda20
Igbo45
Lingala5
Rundi (Kirundi)20
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)50
Shona30
Swahili135
Wolof10
Yoruba65
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e.140
Nilo-Saharan languages75
Dinka20
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e.55
Sign languages190
American Sign Language85
Sign languages, n.i.e105
Sino-Tibetan languages6,665
Chinese languages6,635
Cantonese1,145
Hakka20
Mandarin4,640
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese)120
Wu (Shanghainese)50
Chinese, n.o.s.645
Chinese languages, n.i.e.15
Tibeto-Burman languages30
Burmese15
Tibetan5
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e.5
Tai-Kadai languages155
Lao10
Thai150
Turkic languages445
Azerbaijani10
Turkish305
Uyghur5
Uzbek110
Turkic languages, n.i.e.10
Uralic languages415
Estonian40
Finnish95
Hungarian275


Income Distribution

11.27 percent of the Nova Scotia population having an annual income of under $10,000, 37.63 percent having annual income between $10,000 to $39,000 representing the largest group, Moreover, some 8.11 percent had an annual income between 60,000 and 79,999 Canadian dollars, 8.67 percent of the NS population had an annual income of 100,000 Canadian dollars or more.

Income RangePopulation
Under $10,000 (including loss)104,125
$10,000 to $19,999134,355
$20,000 to $29,999114,855
$30,000 to $39,99998,325
$40,000 to $49,99979,435
$50,000 to $59,99957,255
$60,000 to $69,99941,715
$70,000 to $79,99933,195
$80,000 to $89,99925,500
$90,000 to $99,99915,530
$100,000 and over39,965
$100,000 to $149,99928,130
$150,000 and over11,835


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