Based on the 2011 Census of Population, the District of Lunenburg has a population of 25,118, which is 0.2% below the number from 2006. The population of working-age men and women is 67.6%, and 19.4% are senior citizens, a number which rose 0.87% from the previous census.
In comparison, Nova Scotia as a whole has a population of 921,725, which has risen by 1.5% since 2001. Of those, 68.4% are of working age and 16.6% are seniors.
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.
In 2011, for District of Lunenburg, total census families increased 1.9% to 8,241. Married families decreased by 3.6% while common law families increased 26.4% and lone-parent families increased 4.3%. Lone female parent families were 8.4% of all families while lone male parents were 3.1% of all families.
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.
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