|Well known as the largest commercial centre in the South Shore, Bridgewater with a population of 7,620 is home to a diverse number of thriving major manufacturers, technology industries, and retail and service businesses located in town or within close proximity. Bridgewater remains a strong service provider for a primary market of 49,400 and has a trading marketing population base of 75,000 (Halifax, Lunenburg, Queens, and eastern Shelburne Counties). Bridgewater also houses most major Federal and Provincial Government offices, which makes doing business here convenient and easy. New employers considering the advantages of locating in Bridgewater will also find that the Town has excellent capabilities at the Nova Scotia Community College for the design and delivery of specialized workforce training to suit individual business and industry requirements.|
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major employers | labour force | statistics | county population
Bridgewater has a young, relatively well-educated population which is attractive to employers. The available work force is considered to have varied and culturally diverse dialects including German, Swiss and French.
|Unemployment Rate||9.6 %|
|Average hourly wage||$7.50|
|Average family income||$45,695|
|Average NS family income||$43,109|
|Lunenburg County Population||47,520|
|County population 15 and over||38,550|
The region has a labour force of approximately 36,000 (61%) and an unemployment rate of 9.6%. The labour force within and adjacent to the area is mobile and therefore offers access to total labour force for Bridgewater employers.
|Within 30 minutes||36,000|
|Within 60 minutes||60,500 (excluding Halifax)|
|Within 90 minutes||15,000|
|Total||111,500 (Halifax & area 191,000)|
|Municipality of Chester||10,605|
|Municipality of LunenburgCounty||25,950|
|According to 1996 Census figures the population of Lunenburg County is ...||47,520|
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