Population & Land Area

demo3New Glasgow along with the towns of Stellarton, Westville, Trenton and Pictou make up Nova Scotia's fourth largest urban area. The population of New Glasgow is 9,455, 20.33% of the county’s total population with a population density of 952.6/km2 in an area of 9.93km2 the (2006 Census).


The median earnings of full-time year-round employees are $35,916. ($44,501 for males; $26,787 for females).


The average value of dwellings is $119,946.· Provincial average value of dwellings is $158,000.

Average gross monthly payment for rented dwellings is $550.

Occupations and Employment

The total experience labour force of New Glasgow citizens of age 15 and over is 4,650. The employment opportunities include sales and service, business, finance and administration, trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations.

demo1The following outlines general occupation categories:

  • Management Occupations- 10.5%
  • Business, Finance and Administration Occupations- 15.8%
  • Natural & Applied Science Occupations- 6.7%
  • Health- 7.9%
  • Social Sciences, Education, Government Services, Religion- 8.4%
  • Arts, Culture & Recreation- 2.9%
  • Sale and Service Occupations- 26.0%
  • Trades, Transport & Equipment Operators Occupations- 15.7%
  • Unique to Primary Industry occupations- 1.8%
  • Unique to Processing, Manufacturing $ Utility- 4.3%

Specific occupation breakdowns are as follows:

The top occupations for males are trades and related occupations (28.7%), sales and service occupations (20.21%) and management occupations (11.75%).  The top occupations for females are sales and service (32.3%), business, finance and administration ( 24.4%) and health (12.8%).


demo2The median age of New Glaswegians is 44.1 with 84.7% of the population over the age of 15.

Visible Minorities

The percentage of visible minority population is 5.2%.  

More detailed statistics can be found at the following links: 

2006 Census Information