Food Bank User Statistics
Based on Food Banks Canada HungerCount 2021 statistics
Age categories served as % of total, by age group
Age categories served as % of total, by age group
ALL
% 0 - 2 years
3.8
% 3 - 5 years
5.1
% 6 - 11 years
11.2
% 12 - 17 years
9.6
% 18 - 30 years
17.8
% 31 - 44 years
18.1
% 45 - 64 years
25.8
% 65 + years
8.5
Nova Scotia Age Category Pie Chart
% children
ALL

29.8

% seniors
ALL

8.5

Food Banks Reporting
ALL

83

Primary source of income
Primary source of income
ALL
% Job Income
12.7
% Employment Insurance (CRB, CRSB, CRCB)
6.4
% Social Assistance
45.1
% Disability-Related Income Support
12.4
% Pension
10.9
% Student Loan
2.0
% Canada Child Benefit
0.1
% No Income
5.1
% Other Income
5.2
Nova Scotia Income Pie Chart
Food Banks Reporting
ALL

89

Household type
Household type
ALL
% Two-Parent Families
13.3
% Single Parent Families
17.1
% Couples With No Children
9.7
% Single People
48.0
% Other
11.9
Nova Scotia Household Type Pie Chart
Food Banks Reporting
ALL

91

Housing type
Housing type
ALL
% Market Rental
68.3
% Social Housing
11.9
% Homeowners
14.0
% Band-Owned Housing
1.2
% Unhoused/Temporary Shelters
3.7
% Other
1.0
Nova Scotia Housing Type Pie Chart
Food Banks Reporting
ALL

89