Economic Indicators

These economic indicators are a look at the economic progress of East Hants. The indicators are based in part on industry standards and best practices from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The indicators focus on East Hants and its community investment readiness and are based on the best available data and geographic regions.

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Demographics – Population

East Hants 2016
Nova Scotia 2016

22,453

923,598

+1.5%
+0.2%
Source: Statistics Canada

Demographics – Median Age

East Hants 2016
Nova Scotia 2016

43.6

45.5

+2.3
+1.8
Source: Statistics Canada

Demographics – Median Household Income

East Hants 2016
Nova Scotia 2016

$72,898

$60,764

+9.4%
-10.3%
Source: Statistics Canada

Demographics – Total Immigrants

East Hants-Economic Region2016/2017
Nova Scotia 2016/2017

139

4,356

-19.1%
-19.9%
Source: Statistics Canada

Demographics – Total Net Inter Provincial Migration

East Hants-Economic Region2016/2017
Nova Scotia 2016/2017

42

645

-23.6%
-14.4%
Source: Statistics Canada

Demographics – Total Net Intra Provincial Migration

East Hants-Economic Region2016/2017
Nova Scotia 2016/2017

-199

n/a

0%
n/a
Source: Statistics Canada

Economy – Total Income (2015 Tax Year)

East Hants 2017
Nova Scotia 2017

$752.2M

$31,298.6M

+2.3%
+2.6%
Source: Statistics Canada

Economy-Consumer Price Index (All Items)

Nova Scotia 2017
Canada 2017

132.4

130.4

+1.1%
+1.5%
Source: Statistics Canada

Economy – Retail Sales

East Hants Retail Trade Area 2017
Nova Scotia 2017

$103.5M

$17,095.6M

baseline
+1.5%
Source: Statistics Canada, Pitney Bowes

Economy – Consumer Bankruptcies

East Hants-Economic Region2017
Nova Scotia 2017

577

3,807

-17.7%
-9.2%
Source: Statistics Canada

Economy -Business Bankruptcies

East Hants-Economic Region2017
Nova Scotia 2017

5

49

-44.4%
-31.7%
Source: Statistics Canada

Economy-Average Full Time Hourly Earnings

East Hants-Economic Region2017
Nova Scotia 2017

$21.80

$24.65

+0.4%
+4.0%
Source: Statistics Canada

Real Estate-MLS Average Residential Price

East Hants-Halifax-Dartmouth Region 2017
Nova Scotia 2017

$302,228

$237,951

+1.9%
+2.8%
Source: Nova Scotia Association of Realtors, Canadian Real Estate Association

Real Estate – Total Building Permit Values

East Hants 2017
Nova Scotia 2017

$28M

$1,082M

+14.0%
+30.0%
Source: Statistics Canada

Real Estate – Total Housing Starts

East Hants 2017
Nova Scotia 2017

102

3,432

+13.3%
+10.0%
Source: Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Labour Force

East Hants 2016
Nova Scotia 2016

12,270

474,595

-2.8%
-2.0%
Source: Statistics Canada

Labour Force – Employment

East Hants 2016
Nova Scotia 2016

11,325

427,310

-0.7%
-11.8%
Source: Statistics Canada

Labour Force – Unemployment

East Hants 2016
Nova Scotia 2016

940

47,280

-23.5%
-2.9%
Source: Statistics Canada

Labour Force – Unemployment Rate

East Hants 2016
Nova Scotia 2016

7.7%

10.0%

-2.6%
0%
Source: Statistics Canada

Labour Force – Participation Rate

East Hants 2016
Nova Scotia 2016

66.3%

61.3%

-5.0%
-2.8%
Source: Statistics Canada

Labour Force – Job Vacancies

East Hants-Economic RegionQ3 2018
Nova Scotia Q3 2018

1,170

11,560

+9.8%
-2.9%
Source: Statistics Canada

Labour Force – Averaged Offered Hourly Wage

East Hants-Economic RegionQ3 2018
Nova Scotia Q3 2018

$15.95

$17.70

+6.6%
+4.1%
Source: Statistics Canada