Nova Scotia Community Counts provides users with the ability to view data relating to their Community. Not only can data be viewed in a tabular format, but also within a profile format which displays data using a combination of text and graphs. Below is a sample of the Oxford Community Profile provided on the Community Counts website. To view the complete profile, click here.
Based on the 2011 Census of Population, Oxford has a population of 2,115 which is 11.3% lower than in 2001. In 2011, 20.9% of the population was under the age of 20 and 20.3% was 65 years or older.
In comparison, Nova Scotia has a population of 921,725 which is 1.5% higher than in 2001. 21.2% of the population was under the age of 20 and 16.6% was 65 years or older.
Median and Average Income
In 2011, the median income for individuals in Oxford was $23,191 a year, compared with the median of $27,570 for Nova Scotia. Families in Oxford had a median income of $59,013, compared with the median of $68,102 for Nova Scotia.
In 2011, the average income for individuals in Oxford was $28,980 a year, compared with the average of $35,478 for Nova Scotia. Families in Oxford had a average income of $63,496, compared with the average of $79,838 for Nova Scotia.
In 2011, the employment rate for Oxford residents aged 15 and over was 43.6%, and the unemployment rate for Oxford was 11.2%.
In Nova Scotia, the employment rate for residents aged 15 and over was 56.8%, and the unemployment rate was 10%.