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Market Trading Area

market trading area

Primary Market Trading Area Demographics
Consumer trading area:
Per capita retail household spending:
Percent of Cdn. average retail spending:
(2008 - FP Markets)
Family median income:
Family average income:
% of dwellings owned:
Average dwelling value:
Median dwelling value:
65,000 +
$48,759
284%

$59,735
$70,596
82%
$208,784
$179,046


Major Communities in Primary Trading Area:
District of Lunenburg
District of Chester
Town of Bridgewater
Town of Lunenburg
Town of Mahone Bay
Total:
26,170
10,947
8,839
2,410
1,016
49,382


Major Communities in Secondary Trading Area:
Region of Queens:
Middleton, Annapolis County:
Total:
11,189
1,749
12,938


Housing Starts
  2009
2008
2007
2006
Dist. of Lunenburg 144 121 144 141
Bridgewater 35 25 42 28
Mahone Bay 2 4 7 16
Chester 36 47 48 53
Labour Force:
Experienced labour force:
Unemployment rate:
Unemployment rate (NS):
Participation Rate:
Employment Rate:
29,000
9.9%
8%
54%
51%


Major Regional Employers: (Est.)
Michelin:
South Shore Regional Health:
Millenium1 Solutions:
Composites Atlantic:
Louisiana-Pacific:
High Liner Foods:
Mersey Seafoods:
Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island:
Harry Freeman's Lumber:
G.N. Plastics Company Limited:
1500
1100
350
350
320
300
175
130
125
108


Major Area Public Sector Employers:
South Shore Regional School Board:
South Shore Health Authority
Municipal Governments:
Federal Government:
Provincial Government:
Nova Scotia Community College:
1475
1200
300
445
490
165


Educated Workforce:
Apprenticeship or Trades certificate:
College certificate or diploma:
University certificate or degree:
Advanced degree:
15%
25%
18%
5%


General Tax Rate 2015/2016:
(per $100 of assessed value)
Commercial-regular:
Commercial-seasonal:
Global Sewer Rate:
Fire Hydrant Charge (within 1,000ft):
$1.957
$1.468
$0.750
$0.118


Sewer Rates:
Cookville: $0.758

 

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