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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 846   30,372
Population in 2001 1 912   28,674
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -7.2   5.9
Total private dwellings 2 424   15,296
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 337   12,615
Population density per square kilometre 163.9   0.1
Land area (square km) 5.16   474,711.02
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 845 430 415   30,375 15,280 15,090
0 to 4 years 55 25 25   1,745 885 855
5 to 9 years 50 30 25   1,825 940 885
10 to 14 years 75 40 30   2,150 1,095 1,055
15 to 19 years 70 35 35   2,275 1,225 1,050
20 to 24 years 50 30 20   1,885 960 925
25 to 29 years 40 20 20   1,750 825 930
30 to 34 years 60 30 30   2,035 920 1,120
35 to 39 years 50 25 30   2,210 1,055 1,155
40 to 44 years 85 35 45   2,755 1,310 1,440
45 to 49 years 70 30 35   3,035 1,495 1,540
50 to 54 years 70 35 35   2,785 1,420 1,365
55 to 59 years 60 30 30   2,240 1,165 1,085
60 to 64 years 60 30 25   1,395 795 600
65 to 69 years 25 20 10   880 510 375
70 to 74 years 15 10 5   590 305 290
75 to 79 years 15 5 10   390 200 190
80 to 84 years 5 0 5   240 115 125
85 years and over 5 0 5   180 65 115
Median age of the population 5 37.9 36.8 38.5   38.4 38.8 38.1
% of the population aged 15 and over 79.3 77.0 79.5   81.2 80.9 81.4
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 670 335 330   24,655 12,360 12,290
Not in a common-law relationship 540 270 265   20,690 10,405 10,290
In a common-law relationship 130 65 65   3,960 1,955 2,010
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 670 335 335   24,655 12,360 12,295
Never legally married (single) 8 270 155 120   10,770 5,765 5,005
Legally married (and not separated) 9 260 125 130   9,595 4,795 4,795
Separated, but still legally married 10 30 20 10   980 475 500
Divorced 11 80 35 50   2,365 1,095 1,265
Widowed 12 25 5 20   950 230 720
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 340   12,610
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 64.7   64.6
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   6.9
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   3.8
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 4.4   3.3
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 5.9   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 19.1   10.3
Number of owned dwellings 16 185   8,050
Number of rented dwellings 17 140   3,840
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 255   7,550
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 80   5,060
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25.0   14.9
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 5.8   5.9
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 2.9   1.5
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 108,893   211,008
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 235   8,335
Number of married-couple families 22 125   4,640
Number of common-law-couple families 23 65   1,970
Number of lone-parent families 45   1,725
Number of female lone-parent families 30   1,280
Number of male lone-parent families 10   440
Average number of persons in all census families 2.9   2.9
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.0   3.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.8   2.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.9   2.5
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.8   2.5
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 3.0   2.6
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 68,736   75,251
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 83,712   92,327
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 69,120   69,655
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 33,152   42,249
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 32,896   40,699
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 52,096   43,134
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 59,456   65,221
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 70,912   79,025
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 59,008   60,856
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 33,152   38,276
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 32,896   37,908
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 46,080   40,627
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 340   12,615
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 90   3,290
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 95   3,135
One-person households 100   3,895
Other household types 28 50   2,290
Average household size 2.5   2.4
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 60,053   60,105
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 89,600   94,363
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 74,496   76,984
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 36,672   32,113
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 43,648   52,694
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 51,264   52,812
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 72,704   80,725
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 63,488   66,774
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 32,352   28,888
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 39,680   47,356
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 734   706
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 546   870
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 845 430 415   30,195 15,210 14,985
English only 745 385 360   25,650 12,930 12,720
French only 15 10 0   1,105 590 515
English and French 0 0 0   110 55 55
Other language(s) 33 85 40 45   3,325 1,630 1,695
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 845 435 415   30,195 15,210 14,980
English only 780 395 380   26,510 13,490 13,025
French only 0 0 0   105 40 60
English and French 60 30 30   3,445 1,600 1,840
Neither English nor French 10 10 0   130 75 50
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 845 435 410   30,190 15,215 14,980
English 810 410 395   28,535 14,395 14,135
French 0 0 0   540 280 260
Non-official language 35 20 15   930 455 480
English and French 0 0 0   65 25 40
English and non-official language 0 0 0   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 Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 845 430 415   30,190 15,210 14,985
Non-immigrants 37 775 400 375   26,990 13,565 13,425
Immigrants 38 70 30 40   3,010 1,535 1,475
Before 1991 45 20 20   1,950 1,040 910
1991 to 2000 10 0 10   675 315 355
2001 to 2006 39 10 0 10   385 180 205
Non-permanent residents 40 0 0 0   195 105 90
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 845 430 415   30,195 15,215 14,980
Canadian citizens 820 420 400   29,320 14,770 14,545
Canadian citizens under age 18 220 120 95   6,905 3,600 3,300
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 605 300 305   22,415 11,165 11,245
Not Canadian citizens 42 25 10 10   870 440 430
Table: Generation status
Generation status Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 670 335 330   24,490 12,285 12,205
1st generation 44 70 30 45   3,120 1,625 1,495
2nd generation 45 95 50 45   4,060 2,025 2,040
3rd generation or more 46 495 255 245   17,310 8,635 8,670
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 840 430 410   29,910 15,085 14,830
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 680 350 330   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) 80 40 45   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 30 15 15   615 320 290
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 45 20 25   995 490 505
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   160 80 75
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 790 400 390   28,460 14,325 14,140
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 405 205 195   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) 165 90 80   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 50 20 30   1,535 780 755
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 165 90 75   3,665 1,800 1,865
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 10 0 10   470 235 235
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 845 430 415   30,195 15,210 14,980
Aboriginal identity population 50 305 150 150   7,580 3,665 3,915
Non-Aboriginal identity population 545 285 265   22,610 11,545 11,070
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 670 335 330   24,490 12,285 12,205
No certificate, diploma or degree 210 110 100   5,550 3,120 2,430
High school certificate or equivalent 52 170 85 85   5,810 2,600 3,205
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 90 75 20   2,890 2,145 740
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 115 40 75   5,060 2,170 2,885
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 15 0 10   830 280 555
University certificate, diploma or degree 70 30 45   4,350 1,965 2,380
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 120 65 55   4,145 2,210 1,935
No certificate, diploma or degree 70 40 30   1,885 1,090 795
High school certificate or equivalent 55 35 20 15   1,580 755 820
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0 0 0   160 110 50
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 10 10 0   300 170 135
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   60 20 40
University certificate, diploma or degree 0 0 0   160 60 100
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 100 50 45   3,790 1,685 2,105
No certificate, diploma or degree 30 15 15   615 305 305
High school certificate or equivalent 58 15 10 10   915 425 490
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10 10 0   340 245 100
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 25 15 10   915 350 570
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 0   90 25 65
University certificate, diploma or degree 20 10 10   910 330 580
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 390 190 205   14,355 7,250 7,100
No certificate, diploma or degree 85 45 40   2,170 1,255 915
High school certificate or equivalent 61 110 55 60   2,930 1,280 1,650
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 65 50 10   2,045 1,505 535
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 80 25 55   3,495 1,535 1,960
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 0   595 205 395
University certificate, diploma or degree 45 20 30   3,115 1,470 1,645
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 670 335 335   24,490 12,285 12,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 380 195 185   11,360 5,720 5,640
Education 35 10 20   1,150 310 840
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 10 0 10   460 220 240
Humanities 10 0 10   605 250 350
Social and behavioural sciences and law 20 0 10   1,405 545 860
Business, management and public administration 40 10 35   2,470 725 1,750
Physical and life sciences and technologies 10 10 0   525 255 265
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 0 0 0   265 165 100
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 65 65 0   2,940 2,675 260
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 15 10 10   580 410 170
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 40 0 40   1,710 385 1,320
Personal, protective and transportation services 35 25 10   1,020 620 400
Other 64 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 670 335 335   24,490 12,285 12,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 380 195 185   11,360 5,720 5,640
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 285 140 145   13,130 6,565 6,565
Inside Canada 255 125 130   11,510 5,725 5,785
Outside Canada 35 20 20   1,620 840 775
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 665 335 335   24,490 12,285 12,205
In the labour force 67 545 275 270   19,120 9,815 9,300
Employed 68 475 240 235   17,315 8,740 8,575
Unemployed 69 65 35 30   1,805 1,075 730
Not in the labour force 70 125 60 65   5,370 2,470 2,900
Participation rate 71 82.0 82.1 80.6   78.1 79.9 76.2
Employment rate 72 71.4 71.6 70.1   70.7 71.1 70.3
Unemployment rate 73 11.9 12.7 11.1   9.4 11.0 7.8
Table: Occupation
Occupation Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 535 275 265   18,895 9,690 9,205
A Management occupations 75 65 35 25   2,435 1,525 910
B Business, finance and administration occupations 60 10 50   3,045 570 2,480
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 15 20 0   1,290 980 315
D Health occupations 25 0 20   905 210 700
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 70 20 45   2,260 690 1,565
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10 10 10   700 305 390
G Sales and service occupations 150 50 100   4,370 1,870 2,495
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 105 100 0   3,060 2,880 180
I Occupations unique to primary industry 30 25 10   670 545 125
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 0 0 10   155 125 30
Table: Industry
Industry Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 535 275 265   18,895 9,695 9,205
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 50 45 0   960 775 185
Construction 35 30 0   1,305 1,155 150
Manufacturing 10 0 0   405 305 105
Wholesale trade 15 10 0   330 265 65
Retail trade 45 15 30   1,925 985 940
Finance and real estate 10 0 10   555 240 310
Health care and social services 60 0 55   1,730 375 1,355
Educational services 60 20 35   1,285 415 875
Business services 55 35 15   2,875 1,730 1,140
Other services 205 100 105   7,525 3,445 4,080
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 620 295 325   22,580 10,995 11,585
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 610 290 315   22,290 10,840 11,450
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 280 130 155   9,030 4,035 4,995
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 110 50 60   3,925 1,775 2,155
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 580 295 280   20,760 10,565 10,195
English 575 300 280   20,390 10,405 9,985
French 0 0 0   185 60 125
Non-official language 0 0 0   125 80 45
English and French 0 0 0   25 10 20
English and non-official language 0 0 0   25 0 20
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 475 240 235   17,315 8,740 8,570
Worked at home 30 20 10   1,125 605 520
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   45 20 25
No fixed workplace address 55 40 15   2,035 1,575 460
Worked at usual place 385 180 205   14,110 6,540 7,565
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 350 160 190   12,055 5,555 6,500
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 10 0 0   1,820 840 980
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   0 0 0
Worked in a different province 25 15 10   230 145 85
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Watson Lake, Town   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 83 440 220 225   16,140 8,115 8,025
Car, truck, van, as driver 290 150 140   11,650 5,935 5,720
Car, truck, van, as passenger 55 25 20   1,195 560 635
Public transit 0 0 10   415 185 230
Walked or bicycled 90 35 60   2,550 1,235 1,320
All other modes 10 0 10   330 200 125
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 845 435 410   30,195 15,215 14,980
Total visible minority population 85 25 10 15   1,220 590 630
Chinese 10 10 0   325 155 165
South Asian 86 15 10 0   195 125 70
Black 0 0 0   125 50 75
Filipino 0 0 10   210 80 135
Latin American 0 0 0   100 45 50
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 10   145 55 90
Arab 0 0 0   20 20 0
West Asian 88 0 0 0   10 0 0
Korean 0 0 0   10 0 10
Japanese 0 0 0   40 20 15
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   15 0 10
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   40 30 10
Not a visible minority 91 820 420 400   28,970 14,620 14,350
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 565 295 270   20,155 10,240 9,910
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 27,923 30,035 25,088   31,227 33,418 29,973
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 270 150 125   9,995 5,200 4,795
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 50,048 55,936 42,880   49,787 53,524 47,291
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Watson Lake, Town   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 640 325 315   23,540 11,785 11,750
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 29,205 34,560 26,272   31,352 34,536 29,762
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 26,714 30,043 23,904   28,519 30,305 26,982
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 85.9 86.6 83.5   83.9 85.5 82.0
Government transfers - As a % of total income 9.5 7.5 12.5   8.7 7.5 10.2
Other money - As a % of total income 4.7 5.7 3.4   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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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Watson Lake, Yukon Territory (Code6001003) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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