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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 22,898   30,372
Population in 2001 1 21,405   28,674
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 7.0   5.9
Total private dwellings 2 10,250   15,296
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 9,332   12,615
Population density per square kilometre 2.7   0.1
Land area (square km) 8,488.45   474,711.02
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 22,905 11,315 11,585   30,375 15,280 15,090
0 to 4 years 1,320 685 640   1,745 885 855
5 to 9 years 1,410 715 690   1,825 940 885
10 to 14 years 1,630 835 790   2,150 1,095 1,055
15 to 19 years 1,810 970 840   2,275 1,225 1,050
20 to 24 years 1,465 745 720   1,885 960 925
25 to 29 years 1,300 610 695   1,750 825 930
30 to 34 years 1,575 685 890   2,035 920 1,120
35 to 39 years 1,695 805 895   2,210 1,055 1,155
40 to 44 years 2,085 960 1,125   2,755 1,310 1,440
45 to 49 years 2,270 1,065 1,200   3,035 1,495 1,540
50 to 54 years 2,090 1,045 1,045   2,785 1,420 1,365
55 to 59 years 1,700 870 830   2,240 1,165 1,085
60 to 64 years 975 540 435   1,395 795 600
65 to 69 years 620 340 280   880 510 375
70 to 74 years 405 195 210   590 305 290
75 to 79 years 250 135 120   390 200 190
80 to 84 years 170 80 95   240 115 125
85 years and over 125 35 85   180 65 115
Median age of the population 5 37.6 37.4 37.8   38.4 38.8 38.1
% of the population aged 15 and over 80.9 80.2 81.7   81.2 80.9 81.4
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 18,540 9,080 9,460   24,655 12,360 12,290
Not in a common-law relationship 15,805 7,735 8,070   20,690 10,405 10,290
In a common-law relationship 2,735 1,340 1,395   3,960 1,955 2,010
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 18,540 9,075 9,460   24,655 12,360 12,295
Never legally married (single) 8 7,715 3,995 3,715   10,770 5,765 5,005
Legally married (and not separated) 9 7,560 3,765 3,790   9,595 4,795 4,795
Separated, but still legally married 10 730 335 395   980 475 500
Divorced 11 1,880 830 1,050   2,365 1,095 1,265
Widowed 12 655 145 510   950 230 720
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 9,330   12,610
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 59.1   64.6
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.3   6.9
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.4   3.8
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 4.0   3.3
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 13.7   11.0
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   0.1
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 10.5   10.3
Number of owned dwellings 16 6,380   8,050
Number of rented dwellings 17 2,915   3,840
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 5,785   7,550
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 3,540   5,060
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 12.1   14.9
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.2   5.9
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 1.2   1.5
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 230,920   211,008
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 6,345   8,335
Number of married-couple families 22 3,685   4,640
Number of common-law-couple families 23 1,365   1,970
Number of lone-parent families 1,290   1,725
Number of female lone-parent families 970   1,280
Number of male lone-parent families 315   440
Average number of persons in all census families 2.9   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.1   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.8   2.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.5   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.7   2.6
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 80,290   75,251
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 97,869   92,327
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 75,477   69,655
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 43,781   42,249
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 44,290   40,699
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 43,196   43,134
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 70,047   65,221
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 82,225   79,025
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 65,771   60,856
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 41,591   38,276
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 41,512   37,908
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 41,999   40,627
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 9,330   12,615
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 2,625   3,290
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 2,285   3,135
One-person households 2,685   3,895
Other household types 28 1,740   2,290
Average household size 2.4   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 66,170   60,105
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 100,145   94,363
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 82,982   76,984
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 35,257   32,113
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 56,119   52,694
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 58,182   52,812
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 84,778   80,725
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 71,397   66,774
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 32,109   28,888
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 50,413   47,356
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 726   706
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 1,067   870
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 22,730 11,245 11,485   30,195 15,210 14,985
English only 19,565 9,695 9,870   25,650 12,930 12,720
French only 915 475 435   1,105 590 515
English and French 100 50 50   110 55 55
Other language(s) 33 2,150 1,025 1,125   3,325 1,630 1,695
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 22,730 11,250 11,480   30,195 15,210 14,980
English only 19,665 9,825 9,840   26,510 13,490 13,025
French only 95 40 55   105 40 60
English and French 2,865 1,310 1,550   3,445 1,600 1,840
Neither English nor French 105 70 35   130 75 50
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 22,730 11,250 11,480   30,190 15,215 14,980
English 21,485 10,645 10,840   28,535 14,395 14,135
French 480 245 235   540 280 260
Non-official language 600 280 310   930 455 480
English and French 60 25 35   65 25 40
English and non-official language 95 45 55   110 55 60
French and non-official language 0 0 0   10 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 22,730 11,250 11,485   30,190 15,210 14,985
Non-immigrants 37 20,275 10,030 10,245   26,990 13,565 13,425
Immigrants 38 2,290 1,130 1,165   3,010 1,535 1,475
Before 1991 1,480 750 730   1,950 1,040 910
1991 to 2000 530 245 285   675 315 355
2001 to 2006 39 285 135 150   385 180 205
Non-permanent residents 40 160 90 70   195 105 90
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 22,730 11,250 11,485   30,195 15,215 14,980
Canadian citizens 22,040 10,895 11,145   29,320 14,770 14,545
Canadian citizens under age 18 5,260 2,760 2,505   6,905 3,600 3,300
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 16,775 8,140 8,635   22,415 11,165 11,245
Not Canadian citizens 42 695 350 340   870 440 430
Table: Generation status
Generation status Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 18,380 9,000 9,375   24,490 12,285 12,205
1st generation 44 2,380 1,205 1,180   3,120 1,625 1,495
2nd generation 45 3,215 1,540 1,680   4,060 2,025 2,040
3rd generation or more 46 12,780 6,260 6,520   17,310 8,635 8,670
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 22,525 11,150 11,370   29,910 15,085 14,830
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 18,650 9,205 9,445   24,950 12,575 12,375
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 2,700 1,360 1,340   3,205 1,610 1,590
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 305 160 145   615 320 290
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 730 350 375   995 490 505
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 130 65 60   160 80 75
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 21,415 10,565 10,855   28,460 14,325 14,140
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 11,320 5,615 5,710   15,680 7,965 7,710
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 5,955 2,920 3,035   7,110 3,535 3,570
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 905 450 455   1,535 780 755
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 2,840 1,370 1,465   3,665 1,800 1,865
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 395 200 195   470 235 235
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 22,730 11,245 11,485   30,195 15,210 14,980
Aboriginal identity population 50 4,105 1,890 2,215   7,580 3,665 3,915
Non-Aboriginal identity population 18,625 9,360 9,270   22,610 11,545 11,070
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 18,380 9,005 9,375   24,490 12,285 12,205
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,605 2,000 1,605   5,550 3,120 2,430
High school certificate or equivalent 52 4,460 1,950 2,510   5,810 2,600 3,205
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,105 1,540 560   2,890 2,145 740
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 3,830 1,600 2,230   5,060 2,170 2,885
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 695 235 455   830 280 555
University certificate, diploma or degree 3,685 1,675 2,015   4,350 1,965 2,380
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 3,260 1,735 1,520   4,145 2,210 1,935
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,410 830 585   1,885 1,090 795
High school certificate or equivalent 55 1,310 625 690   1,580 755 820
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 115 85 30   160 110 50
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 225 135 95   300 170 135
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 50 20 35   60 20 40
University certificate, diploma or degree 145 50 95   160 60 100
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 2,880 1,245 1,640   3,790 1,685 2,105
No certificate, diploma or degree 410 195 220   615 305 305
High school certificate or equivalent 58 690 310 375   915 425 490
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 265 190 75   340 245 100
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 710 250 460   915 350 570
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 65 15 45   90 25 65
University certificate, diploma or degree 740 275 465   910 330 580
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 10,750 5,300 5,450   14,355 7,250 7,100
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,265 715 550   2,170 1,255 915
High school certificate or equivalent 61 2,170 925 1,250   2,930 1,280 1,650
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,485 1,080 410   2,045 1,505 535
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 2,640 1,140 1,500   3,495 1,535 1,960
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 505 180 330   595 205 395
University certificate, diploma or degree 2,680 1,265 1,415   3,115 1,470 1,645
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 18,380 9,005 9,375   24,490 12,285 12,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,065 3,950 4,115   11,360 5,720 5,640
Education 905 240 660   1,150 310 840
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 380 190 190   460 220 240
Humanities 480 195 290   605 250 350
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,185 480 705   1,405 545 860
Business, management and public administration 2,020 630 1,390   2,470 725 1,750
Physical and life sciences and technologies 425 195 230   525 255 265
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 220 135 85   265 165 100
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 2,195 1,985 210   2,940 2,675 260
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 410 285 125   580 410 170
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 1,415 335 1,075   1,710 385 1,320
Personal, protective and transportation services 680 375 305   1,020 620 400
Other 64 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 18,380 9,000 9,375   24,490 12,285 12,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,070 3,950 4,120   11,360 5,720 5,640
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 10,315 5,050 5,255   13,130 6,565 6,565
Inside Canada 9,070 4,435 4,640   11,510 5,725 5,785
Outside Canada 1,240 620 620   1,620 840 775
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 18,380 9,005 9,375   24,490 12,285 12,205
In the labour force 67 14,530 7,310 7,225   19,120 9,815 9,300
Employed 68 13,455 6,715 6,735   17,315 8,740 8,575
Unemployed 69 1,075 590 490   1,805 1,075 730
Not in the labour force 70 3,845 1,695 2,150   5,370 2,470 2,900
Participation rate 71 79.1 81.2 77.1   78.1 79.9 76.2
Employment rate 72 73.2 74.6 71.8   70.7 71.1 70.3
Unemployment rate 73 7.4 8.1 6.8   9.4 11.0 7.8
Table: Occupation
Occupation Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 14,385 7,235 7,155   18,895 9,690 9,205
A Management occupations 75 1,840 1,195 640   2,435 1,525 910
B Business, finance and administration occupations 2,490 480 2,010   3,045 570 2,480
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,080 815 265   1,290 980 315
D Health occupations 805 185 615   905 210 700
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 1,750 550 1,200   2,260 690 1,565
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 550 245 305   700 305 390
G Sales and service occupations 3,345 1,435 1,910   4,370 1,870 2,495
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,095 1,985 110   3,060 2,880 180
I Occupations unique to primary industry 325 260 65   670 545 125
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 105 75 30   155 125 30
Table: Industry
Industry Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 14,390 7,230 7,155   18,895 9,695 9,205
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 470 375 90   960 775 185
Construction 960 850 115   1,305 1,155 150
Manufacturing 355 270 85   405 305 105
Wholesale trade 300 240 55   330 265 65
Retail trade 1,670 880 790   1,925 985 940
Finance and real estate 495 210 280   555 240 310
Health care and social services 1,445 335 1,115   1,730 375 1,355
Educational services 940 310 630   1,285 415 875
Business services 2,345 1,405 940   2,875 1,730 1,140
Other services 5,400 2,355 3,050   7,525 3,445 4,080
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 16,970 8,050 8,915   22,580 10,995 11,585
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 16,780 7,960 8,825   22,290 10,840 11,450
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 6,935 3,100 3,835   9,030 4,035 4,995
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 2,795 1,190 1,605   3,925 1,775 2,155
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 15,710 7,805 7,900   20,760 10,565 10,195
English 15,405 7,675 7,735   20,390 10,405 9,985
French 175 55 115   185 60 125
Non-official language 85 65 20   125 80 45
English and French 20 0 15   25 10 20
English and non-official language 20 0 20   25 0 20
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 10 10 0   0 0 0
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 13,460 6,720 6,740   17,315 8,740 8,570
Worked at home 810 410 400   1,125 605 520
Worked outside Canada 40 15 20   45 20 25
No fixed workplace address 1,375 1,065 315   2,035 1,575 460
Worked at usual place 11,225 5,230 5,995   14,110 6,540 7,565
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 9,950 4,605 5,345   12,055 5,555 6,500
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 1,115 520 595   1,820 840 980
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   0 0 0
Worked in a different province 155 105 55   230 145 85
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 83 12,600 6,295 6,315   16,140 8,115 8,025
Car, truck, van, as driver 9,590 4,820 4,775   11,650 5,935 5,720
Car, truck, van, as passenger 1,000 450 555   1,195 560 635
Public transit 395 175 215   415 185 230
Walked or bicycled 1,405 720 680   2,550 1,235 1,320
All other modes 210 120 90   330 200 125
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 22,730 11,250 11,485   30,195 15,215 14,980
Total visible minority population 85 1,075 520 550   1,220 590 630
Chinese 270 130 140   325 155 165
South Asian 86 170 110 60   195 125 70
Black 100 40 60   125 50 75
Filipino 190 75 115   210 80 135
Latin American 95 45 50   100 45 50
Southeast Asian 87 135 55 85   145 55 90
Arab 20 15 0   20 20 0
West Asian 88 0 10 0   10 0 0
Korean 0 0 0   10 0 10
Japanese 35 15 20   40 20 15
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 10 10 10   15 0 10
Multiple visible minority 90 40 25 10   40 30 10
Not a visible minority 91 21,655 10,725 10,930   28,970 14,620 14,350
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 15,340 7,605 7,730   20,155 10,240 9,910
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 33,740 36,390 31,679   31,227 33,418 29,973
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 8,030 4,140 3,890   9,995 5,200 4,795
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 50,086 54,784 48,408   49,787 53,524 47,291
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Whitehorse (CA)   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 17,655 8,615 9,040   23,540 11,785 11,750
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 34,201 37,079 31,432   31,352 34,536 29,762
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 30,819 32,341 28,524   28,519 30,305 26,982
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 84.2 86.0 82.1   83.9 85.5 82.0
Government transfers - As a % of total income 7.8 6.6 9.3   8.7 7.5 10.2
Other money - As a % of total income 7.9 7.4 8.6   7.4 7.0 7.9
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 0 0 0   0 0 0
% in low income before tax - All persons 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
% in low income after tax - All persons 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Whitehorse, Yukon Territory (Code990) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E
(accessed October 23, 2019).

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