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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 2,364   41,464
Population in 2001 1 2,185   37,360
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 8.2   11.0E
Total private dwellings 2 1,023   16,774
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 868   14,224
Population density per square kilometre 25.5   0.0
Land area (square km) 92.79   1,140,834.90
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 2,365 1,165 1,200   41,460 21,225 20,240
0 to 4 years 170 90 85   3,225 1,595 1,625
5 to 9 years 170 85 90   3,090 1,555 1,540
10 to 14 years 195 100 90   3,600 1,865 1,740
15 to 19 years 215 110 105   3,565 1,805 1,760
20 to 24 years 170 85 85   3,155 1,630 1,525
25 to 29 years 170 80 90   3,345 1,675 1,670
30 to 34 years 150 70 80   3,100 1,520 1,580
35 to 39 years 170 75 100   3,250 1,625 1,625
40 to 44 years 185 90 100   3,655 1,865 1,790
45 to 49 years 180 90 90   3,365 1,760 1,605
50 to 54 years 160 85 75   2,790 1,450 1,335
55 to 59 years 150 75 80   2,100 1,165 930
60 to 64 years 85 50 35   1,245 730 520
65 to 69 years 70 35 35   710 360 350
70 to 74 years 55 25 30   520 270 250
75 to 79 years 35 15 15   360 185 175
80 to 84 years 20 10 15   220 90 130
85 years and over 10 5 5   165 80 85
Median age of the population 5 32.9 32.1 33.7   31.2 31.7 30.8
% of the population aged 15 and over 77.6 76.8 78.3   76.1 76.4 75.8
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 1,835 895 940   31,545 16,210 15,335
Not in a common-law relationship 1,540 745 795   25,600 13,250 12,345
In a common-law relationship 290 145 145   5,945 2,955 2,985
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 1,830 895 945   31,545 16,210 15,335
Never legally married (single) 8 925 465 460   16,390 8,815 7,575
Legally married (and not separated) 9 690 340 350   11,440 5,765 5,680
Separated, but still legally married 10 45 20 25   935 485 450
Divorced 11 100 45 55   1,815 885 930
Widowed 12 80 20 55   960 260 700
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 865   14,235
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 63.6   59.6
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14.5   5.2
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.7   10.6
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 2.3   2.4
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 4.0   14.0
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   3.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 9.2   4.7
Number of owned dwellings 16 525   7,520
Number of rented dwellings 17 330   6,570
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 605   7,910
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 265   6,325
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 23.1   17.6
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.1   5.6
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 1.2   4.6
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 155,626   226,909
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 645   10,880
Number of married-couple families 22 335   5,555
Number of common-law-couple families 23 145   2,990
Number of lone-parent families 165   2,325
Number of female lone-parent families 125   1,695
Number of male lone-parent families 40   635
Average number of persons in all census families 3.0   3.2
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.2   3.4
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.0   3.2
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.6
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.6   2.7
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.1   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 81,510   86,132
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 108,800   113,367
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 78,080   78,244
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 35,712   34,633
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 35,456   32,842
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 40,576   42,136
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 67,072   73,056
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 89,856   93,798
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 65,920   67,455
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 32,896   32,226
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 32,853   30,419
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 38,464   37,988
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 870   14,235
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 265   4,895
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 200   3,135
One-person households 200   3,080
Other household types 28 205   3,120
Average household size 2.7   2.9
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 72,997   80,085
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 108,373   108,501
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 94,976   104,951
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 35,968   42,358
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 51,712   57,480
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 61,355   67,439
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 89,344   89,978
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 79,104   87,882
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 30,656   36,324
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 45,739   50,838
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 750   1,000
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 816   1,158
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 2,315 1,140 1,170   41,055 20,945 20,115
English only 1,975 985 990   31,545 16,195 15,345
French only 60 25 30   970 505 465
English and French 0 0 0   45 20 25
Other language(s) 33 280 130 150   8,495 4,220 4,270
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 2,310 1,140 1,170   41,060 20,945 20,110
English only 2,105 1,055 1,050   37,010 19,050 17,960
French only 0 0 0   50 30 20
English and French 200 85 120   3,665 1,750 1,920
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   325 115 210
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 2,315 1,140 1,170   41,060 20,945 20,110
English 2,250 1,110 1,135   36,795 18,735 18,060
French 10 10 0   445 235 210
Non-official language 45 25 25   3,570 1,860 1,710
English and French 0 0 0   30 10 15
English and non-official language 10 0 0   210 95 115
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 10
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 Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 2,315 1,140 1,170   41,060 20,945 20,110
Non-immigrants 37 2,185 1,075 1,110   37,985 19,385 18,600
Immigrants 38 120 65 55   2,810 1,420 1,390
Before 1991 80 50 35   1,465 820 645
1991 to 2000 25 10 15   745 370 375
2001 to 2006 39 15 10 10   600 230 370
Non-permanent residents 40 0 10 10   260 135 125
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 2,310 1,140 1,170   41,055 20,945 20,110
Canadian citizens 2,285 1,130 1,155   39,990 20,470 19,525
Canadian citizens under age 18 650 335 310   11,920 6,035 5,880
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 1,640 795 845   28,070 14,435 13,635
Not Canadian citizens 42 30 15 20   1,065 475 590
Table: Generation status
Generation status Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 1,785 870 920   31,135 15,925 15,205
1st generation 44 125 65 55   2,910 1,480 1,430
2nd generation 45 175 85 95   2,970 1,510 1,460
3rd generation or more 46 1,485 720 770   25,260 12,935 12,320
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 2,280 1,125 1,155   40,370 20,585 19,785
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,870 935 935   31,960 16,430 15,525
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 235 110 130   5,365 2,625 2,740
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 70 35 40   970 475 500
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 100 50 50   1,910 990 920
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   160 60 100
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 2,150 1,055 1,095   37,825 19,365 18,460
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 1,130 570 555   18,995 9,870 9,130
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 500 245 255   9,740 4,965 4,770
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 160 70 95   2,035 930 1,100
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 340 165 180   6,360 3,295 3,065
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 15 0 10   695 295 400
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 2,315 1,145 1,170   41,055 20,945 20,110
Aboriginal identity population 50 1,460 695 760   20,635 10,165 10,470
Non-Aboriginal identity population 855 445 410   20,420 10,780 9,640
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 1,785 870 915   31,135 15,930 15,210
No certificate, diploma or degree 500 235 265   10,265 5,475 4,795
High school certificate or equivalent 52 270 130 140   6,130 2,745 3,385
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 175 135 35   2,940 2,265 680
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 515 225 290   6,065 2,790 3,275
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 45 15 25   885 360 525
University certificate, diploma or degree 285 130 160   4,855 2,300 2,550
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 375 190 185   6,695 3,430 3,265
No certificate, diploma or degree 230 115 115   3,890 2,090 1,795
High school certificate or equivalent 55 80 40 40   1,790 795 990
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10 10 0   185 145 45
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 40 20 20   520 285 235
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 10 0   90 35 55
University certificate, diploma or degree 10 10 10   220 75 140
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 310 145 165   6,370 3,025 3,345
No certificate, diploma or degree 40 20 20   1,475 820 655
High school certificate or equivalent 58 50 30 20   1,270 610 660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30 25 10   580 430 150
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 115 45 70   1,420 570 850
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 10   175 55 120
University certificate, diploma or degree 60 20 40   1,440 540 905
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 925 455 475   16,270 8,560 7,710
No certificate, diploma or degree 145 65 75   3,740 2,010 1,730
High school certificate or equivalent 61 130 55 80   2,920 1,265 1,660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 110 90 20   2,020 1,570 450
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 320 145 180   3,950 1,850 2,100
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 25 15 10   550 245 300
University certificate, diploma or degree 195 90 100   3,080 1,610 1,470
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 1,790 870 915   31,135 15,930 15,210
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 770 365 405   16,395 8,220 8,175
Education 115 35 80   1,570 465 1,100
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 15 0 0   320 145 175
Humanities 45 20 30   635 310 325
Social and behavioural sciences and law 85 35 55   1,365 520 845
Business, management and public administration 235 40 195   2,990 850 2,140
Physical and life sciences and technologies 25 10 10   465 265 200
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 20 10 10   335 155 185
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 210 195 10   3,320 3,070 250
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 65 50 15   530 365 165
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 85 15 70   1,610 350 1,260
Personal, protective and transportation services 120 85 35   1,590 1,210 385
Other 64 0 0 0   10 10 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 1,790 870 915   31,135 15,925 15,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 765 365 405   16,395 8,215 8,180
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,020 505 510   14,740 7,715 7,030
Inside Canada 930 460 470   13,635 7,160 6,470
Outside Canada 85 45 45   1,105 550 560
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 1,790 870 915   31,135 15,930 15,205
In the labour force 67 1,330 680 650   23,825 12,735 11,090
Employed 68 1,225 615 605   21,350 11,195 10,160
Unemployed 69 110 65 40   2,475 1,540 935
Not in the labour force 70 455 185 265   7,310 3,195 4,115
Participation rate 71 74.3 78.2 71.0   76.5 79.9 72.9
Employment rate 72 68.4 70.7 66.1   68.6 70.3 66.8
Unemployment rate 73 8.3 9.6 6.2   10.4 12.1 8.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 1,320 680 645   23,445 12,545 10,905
A Management occupations 75 165 105 60   2,855 1,725 1,130
B Business, finance and administration occupations 205 45 155   4,185 985 3,205
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 75 60 10   1,695 1,330 360
D Health occupations 65 0 55   1,010 175 830
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 215 85 135   2,585 850 1,740
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 30 15 15   710 320 385
G Sales and service occupations 300 110 190   5,300 2,440 2,860
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 220 210 0   4,270 3,995 275
I Occupations unique to primary industry 45 35 10   640 585 45
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 10 10 0   210 145 65
Table: Industry
Industry Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 1,320 680 640   23,450 12,540 10,905
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 80 70 15   2,130 1,635 495
Construction 85 80 0   1,610 1,390 220
Manufacturing 0 10 0   360 235 125
Wholesale trade 0 0 0   380 280 100
Retail trade 150 80 75   2,200 1,045 1,155
Finance and real estate 25 10 15   860 450 405
Health care and social services 145 20 125   2,145 385 1,765
Educational services 180 70 110   1,680 570 1,105
Business services 175 115 60   4,270 2,825 1,450
Other services 470 225 245   7,810 3,730 4,085
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 1,640 785 850   28,490 14,155 14,335
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 1,600 765 835   27,980 13,845 14,135
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 775 325 450   13,590 6,095 7,495
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 310 140 170   4,700 2,220 2,480
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 1,475 745 725   26,030 13,770 12,255
English 1,470 745 720   25,255 13,425 11,835
French 10 0 10   190 65 120
Non-official language 0 0 0   465 235 230
English and French 0 0 10   25 10 20
English and non-official language 0 0 0   85 30 50
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 Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 1,220 615 610   21,350 11,195 10,155
Worked at home 50 30 25   805 420 380
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   10 10 10
No fixed workplace address 65 55 15   1,825 1,490 330
Worked at usual place 1,105 535 570   18,710 9,270 9,440
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 1,025 480 545   17,135 8,260 8,875
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 60 45 15   1,410 930 485
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   30 20 10
Worked in a different province 15 10 10   130 60 70
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
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 1,170 585 585   20,540 10,765 9,770
Car, truck, van, as driver 730 375 355   10,920 6,245 4,675
Car, truck, van, as passenger 65 20 40   2,070 805 1,260
Public transit 0 0 0   145 30 115
Walked or bicycled 305 135 170   5,830 2,575 3,260
All other modes 70 55 20   1,570 1,105 465
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 2,310 1,140 1,170   41,055 20,945 20,115
Total visible minority population 85 70 30 40   2,265 1,070 1,195
Chinese 10 10 10   315 170 150
South Asian 86 15 10 0   210 105 105
Black 0 10 0   375 190 185
Filipino 10 0 10   695 295 395
Latin American 0 0 0   85 40 45
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   355 155 200
Arab 20 10 10   85 50 35
West Asian 88 0 0 0   40 20 15
Korean 0 0 0   15 10 10
Japanese 0 0 0   15 10 10
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   30 10 25
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   40 20 20
Not a visible minority 91 2,240 1,110 1,130   38,790 19,870 18,915
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 1,435 725 715   25,255 13,370 11,880
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 40,051 42,208 35,840   39,981 44,860 34,931
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 740 380 365   13,845 7,680 6,165
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 60,056 66,867 54,912   60,119 66,645 54,872
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Fort Smith, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 1,695 825 875   29,535 15,190 14,345
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 35,776 40,576 30,656   35,006 40,044 30,489
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 31,376 34,304 28,640   31,135 34,859 27,909
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 87.1 89.6 84.1   90.0 91.6 87.7
Government transfers - As a % of total income 7.4 5.4 9.7   6.1 4.6 8.3
Other money - As a % of total income 5.6 5.2 6.0   3.9 3.8 4.0
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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