Halifax is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Halifax is Canada’s 13th most populated city with an estimated population of over 316,000 people. Halifax is also the largest city in Nova Scotia province. Halifax is a major economic centre of Nova Scotia. The city’s urban area size is 234.72 km2.
Based on our research, Halifax population will reach 332,105 by end of 2022.The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.78% over last 10 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate. The estimation will adjust once Statistic Canada publishes census data.
Population Growth of Halifax
Looking back last 10 years of Halifax’s population, the growth rate is quite slow but consistent ranging from 0.70% to 0.88%, adding around 2,144 to 2,789 people each year to the overall population. Lot of workers was moving to Halifax to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. On the other hand, some people might prefer city with smaller population. The population has creased by 11,722 people or 3.8% between census year of 2011 and 2016.
Demographics of Halifax
According to Canada census, Halifax is an extremely diverse city, with a huge number of ethnic and cultural groups living there. Major ethnic origin is: Black (3.8%), Arab (1.8%), Chinese (1.8%), South Asian (1.6%), Filipino (0.6%), West Asian (0.3%), Korean (0.3%), Latin American (0.3%), Southeast Asian (0.2%) and Japanese (0.1%).
The religious makeup of Halifax is: Christian (71.49%), no religion (24.88%), Muslim (1.96%), Buddhist (0.41%), Hindu (0.40%), Jewish (0.35%), Sikh (0.09%) and Indigenous/Traditional (0.01%).
From age prospective 15% of the population was 14 years old or younger, while 16% were 65 and older. The median age is 39. And 59% of the population is under 45.
Population Density of Halifax
Halifax’s population density is 74 people per kilo square meter, which is far less than average density for a city size like Halifax.
Facts About Halifax
- Halifax is home to the greatest man who had made an explosion before the atomic bomb — the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917.
- The Discovery Center is the biggest science centre in Atlantic Canada and home to Atlantic Canada’s first immersive Dome Theater.
- Halifax Public Gardens is one of the best remaining examples of Victorian Gardens in North America.
- Halifax is home to a variety of entertainment venues, including the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, the Neptune Theatre and the Music Room.
- Halifax has been around for a long time now. It was established by the Honorable Edward Cornwallis of England in 1749.
- The National Historic Site of the Halifax Citadel is the most visited National Historic Site in Canada.
- Halifax is closer to Dublin, Ireland than it is to Victoria, British Columbia.
- Guinness World Records points to Halifax as the final destination for the longest cycling journey across Canada, covering 3,751 miles (6,037 kilometres) in 13 days, 6 hours and 13 minutes. The record was set by Canadian Arvid Loewen from July 1 to 14, 2011.
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