Farm operators by sex and age, by province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture) (Nova Scotia)

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Farm operators by sex and age, by province (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture)
(Nova Scotia)
  2001 2006 2001 to 2006
  Operators
  number % of total number % of total % change
N.S.          
All operators in the province1,2 5,080 100.0 5,095 100.0 0.3
  Under 35 475 9.4 355 7.0 -25.3
  35 to 54 2,675 52.7 2,430 47.7 -9.2
  55 and older 1,930 38.0 2,310 45.3 19.7
  Median age 51 … 53 … 3.9
Males 4,000 78.7 3,840 75.4 -4.0
  Under 35 355 7.0 260 5.1 -26.8
  35 to 54 2,035 40.1 1,775 34.8 -12.8
  55 and older 1,610 31.7 1,805 35.4 12.1
  Median age 51 … 54 … 5.9
Females 1,080 21.3 1,260 24.7 16.7
  Under 35 125 2.5 100 2.0 -20.0
  35 to 54 635 12.5 655 12.9 3.1
  55 and older 325 6.4 505 9.9 55.4
  Median age 49 … 51 … 4.1

For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.