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Climate

DandelionGravelbourg and area has a semi-arid continental climate characterized by wide variations in seasonal temperatures and precipitation. Precipitation levels vary widely from year to year. The average precipitation per year is approximately 400mm of which up to one-third occurs as snowfall. June and July, on average, are the wettest months in the year. Winds are generally from the northwest and are stronger in the winter than the summer. The average yearly wind speed averages from 15 - 19 kilometres/hour and prevalently occurs from the northwest.



Census and Environment Canada Statistics



Table 1. Average precipitation in millimetres
  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTAL
Snow
(cm)
22.8 19.0 19.2 4.9 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 6.9 17.1 24.8 118.3
Prec
(mm)
22.8 19.0 20.3 21.2 48.9 58.5 60.4 37.4 34.2 16.4 18.2 24.8 381.9

Source: 1971-2000 average normals (Environment Canada)



Table 2. Average temperatures in Celsius
  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Daily Mean
(°C)
-12.5 -9.3 -2.3 5.5 12.1 16.8 19.0 18.3 11.8 5.9 -3.8 -10.8

Source: 1971-2000 average normals (Environment Canada)



Table 3. Trading Area
Primary Trading Area Secondary Trading Area
Community Population Community Population
RM NO 73 Stonehenge 545 Assiniboia 2,483
RM NO 74 Wood River 370 Hazenmore 71
RM NO 75 Pinto Creek 229 Kincaid 161
RM NO 76 Auvergne 355 Lafleche 446
RM NO 103 Sutton 295 RM NO 102 Lake Johnston 175
RM NO 104 Gravelbourg 409 Limerick 146
RM NO 105 Glenbain 305 RM NO 45 Mankota 430
RM NO 106 Whiska Creek 547 Mankota 248
RM NO 132 Hillsborough 159 Mazenod 26
RM NO 133 Rodgers 159 Meyronne 35
RM NO 134 Shamrock 241 Mossbank 379
RM NO 135 Lawtonia 432 RM NO 103 Sutton 295
Village of Coderre 50 Woodrow 15
Village of Hodgeville 175    
Town of Lafleche 446    
Town of Gravelbourg 1,187    
Total 5,904 Total 4,910

Source: 2001 Census



Table 4. Employment by Industry
Industry Population(%)
Agriculture and Resource Based Industry 12.5%
Manufacturing and Construction 17.0%
Finance and Real Estate 5.4%
Health and Education 24.0%
Business Services 8.9%
Wholesale and Retail Trade 19.6%
Other 13.4%

Source: 2001 Census



Table 5. Population and Dwelling Counts
Population in 2006 1,089
Population in 2001 1,187
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -8.3
Total private dwellings 528
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 481
Population density per square kilometre 337.6
Land area (square km) 3.23

Source: 2006 Census



Table 6. Age characteristics
Age characteristics Total Male Female
Total population 1,085 505 585
0 to 4 years 50 20 30
5 to 9 years 60 25 30
10 to 14 years 60 20 35
15 to 19 years 65 30 35
20 to 24 years 45 25 20
25 to 29 years 50 30 30
30 to 34 years 50 25 20
35 to 39 years 55 25 35
40 to 44 years 60 35 25
45 to 49 years 80 40 40
50 to 54 years 70 35 30
55 to 59 years 60 25 35
60 to 64 years 70 30 35
65 to 69 years 30 15 20
70 to 74 years 50 25 25
75 to 79 years 80 30 50
80 to 84 years 80 25 50
85 years and over 75 25 45
Median age of the population 48.2 46.4 49.3
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.9 85.1 83.8

Source: 2006 Census



Table 7. Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 920 435 490
Not in a common-law relationship 875 410 465
In a common-law relationship 45 25 25

Source: 2006 Census



Table 8. Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 920 435 490
Never legally married (single) 230 125 105
Legally married (and not separated) 490 245 245
Separated, but still legally married 25 10 15
Divorced 50 20 30
Widowed 125 25 100

Source: 2006 Census



Table 9. Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Total
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 480
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 81.3
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 2.1
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 13.5
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 2.1
Number of owned dwellings 1,375
Number of rented dwellings 105
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 435
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 40
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.3
Average number of rooms per dwelling 7.0
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0

Source: 2006 Census



Table 10. Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Total
Total number of census families 280
Number of married-couple families 235
Number of common-law-couple families 15
Number of lone-parent families 30
Number of female lone-parent families 15
Number of male lone-parent families 15
Average number of persons in all census families 2.8
Average number of persons in married-couple families 2.8
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 4.0
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 0.0
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 0.0
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 0.0

Source: 2006 Census



Table 11. Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Total
Total private households 480
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 110
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 140
One-person households 200
Other household types 40
Average household size 2.1

Source: 2006 Census