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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 3,648   41,464
Population in 2001 1 3,510   37,360
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 3.9   11.0E
Total private dwellings 2 1,494   16,774
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 1,318   14,224
Population density per square kilometre 27.5   0.0
Land area (square km) 132.58   1,140,834.90
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 3,645 1,920 1,730   41,460 21,225 20,240
0 to 4 years 245 135 115   3,225 1,595 1,625
5 to 9 years 275 140 135   3,090 1,555 1,540
10 to 14 years 320 170 145   3,600 1,865 1,740
15 to 19 years 300 175 125   3,565 1,805 1,760
20 to 24 years 250 140 110   3,155 1,630 1,525
25 to 29 years 215 100 115   3,345 1,675 1,670
30 to 34 years 240 120 120   3,100 1,520 1,580
35 to 39 years 260 130 135   3,250 1,625 1,625
40 to 44 years 350 175 170   3,655 1,865 1,790
45 to 49 years 330 175 155   3,365 1,760 1,605
50 to 54 years 265 140 125   2,790 1,450 1,335
55 to 59 years 200 110 95   2,100 1,165 930
60 to 64 years 150 75 75   1,245 730 520
65 to 69 years 95 50 45   710 360 350
70 to 74 years 70 35 30   520 270 250
75 to 79 years 40 20 20   360 185 175
80 to 84 years 25 15 15   220 90 130
85 years and over 15 10 10   165 80 85
Median age of the population 5 34.7 34.1 35.2   31.2 31.7 30.8
% of the population aged 15 and over 77.0 76.8 77.2   76.1 76.4 75.8
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 2,810 1,475 1,340   31,545 16,210 15,335
Not in a common-law relationship 2,335 1,235 1,100   25,600 13,250 12,345
In a common-law relationship 475 240 240   5,945 2,955 2,985
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 2,810 1,470 1,335   31,545 16,210 15,335
Never legally married (single) 8 1,235 700 535   16,390 8,815 7,575
Legally married (and not separated) 9 1,170 590 575   11,440 5,765 5,680
Separated, but still legally married 10 100 50 45   935 485 450
Divorced 11 185 100 85   1,815 885 930
Widowed 12 120 30 90   960 260 700
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 1,320   14,235
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 78.0   59.6
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 2.3   5.2
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.0   10.6
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 1.5   2.4
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 6.8   14.0
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.8   3.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 4.5   4.7
Number of owned dwellings 16 875   7,520
Number of rented dwellings 17 440   6,570
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 930   7,910
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 385   6,325
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20.1   17.6
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 6.2   5.6
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 1.9   4.6
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 176,903   226,909
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,010   10,880
Number of married-couple families 22 575   5,555
Number of common-law-couple families 23 235   2,990
Number of lone-parent families 205   2,325
Number of female lone-parent families 150   1,695
Number of male lone-parent families 55   635
Average number of persons in all census families 3.1   3.2
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.2   3.4
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.1   3.2
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.7   2.6
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.8   2.7
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.6   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 89,929   86,132
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 109,141   113,367
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 84,565   78,244
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 44,480   34,633
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 36,608   32,842
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 64,384   42,136
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 74,965   73,056
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 89,344   93,798
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 71,253   67,455
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 39,040   32,226
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 34,304   30,419
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 55,168   37,988
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 1,320   14,235
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 425   4,895
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 335   3,135
One-person households 300   3,080
Other household types 28 250   3,120
Average household size 2.7   2.9
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 81,664   80,085
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 109,440   108,501
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 97,536   104,951
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 45,001   42,358
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 58,688   57,480
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 67,755   67,439
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 90,880   89,978
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 82,176   87,882
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 38,118   36,324
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 49,792   50,838
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 851   1,000
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 1,051   1,158
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 3,610 1,885 1,720   41,055 20,945 20,115
English only 3,160 1,680 1,485   31,545 16,195 15,345
French only 75 40 40   970 505 465
English and French 10 0 10   45 20 25
Other language(s) 33 360 160 190   8,495 4,220 4,270
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 3,610 1,890 1,720   41,060 20,945 20,110
English only 3,295 1,730 1,560   37,010 19,050 17,960
French only 0 0 0   50 30 20
English and French 310 155 150   3,665 1,750 1,920
Neither English nor French 10 10 0   325 115 210
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 3,605 1,890 1,720   41,060 20,945 20,110
English 3,460 1,815 1,645   36,795 18,735 18,060
French 30 15 15   445 235 210
Non-official language 110 50 55   3,570 1,860 1,710
English and French 0 10 0   30 10 15
English and non-official language 0 10 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 Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 3,610 1,890 1,720   41,060 20,945 20,110
Non-immigrants 37 3,385 1,780 1,605   37,985 19,385 18,600
Immigrants 38 215 105 110   2,810 1,420 1,390
Before 1991 145 80 65   1,465 820 645
1991 to 2000 50 20 30   745 370 375
2001 to 2006 39 25 10 15   600 230 370
Non-permanent residents 40 10 10 10   260 135 125
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 3,610 1,890 1,720   41,055 20,945 20,110
Canadian citizens 3,560 1,865 1,690   39,990 20,470 19,525
Canadian citizens under age 18 1,015 545 470   11,920 6,035 5,880
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 2,545 1,325 1,225   28,070 14,435 13,635
Not Canadian citizens 42 45 20 25   1,065 475 590
Table: Generation status
Generation status Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 2,770 1,440 1,325   31,135 15,925 15,205
1st generation 44 220 115 110   2,910 1,480 1,430
2nd generation 45 305 165 140   2,970 1,510 1,460
3rd generation or more 46 2,250 1,175 1,075   25,260 12,935 12,320
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 3,555 1,865 1,690   40,370 20,585 19,785
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 2,915 1,535 1,380   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) 380 205 180   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 55 30 30   970 475 500
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 200 100 100   1,910 990 920
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 10 0 0   160 60 100
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 3,365 1,755 1,605   37,825 19,365 18,460
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 1,765 915 855   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) 780 420 360   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 225 125 105   2,035 930 1,100
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 560 290 275   6,360 3,295 3,065
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 30 15 15   695 295 400
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 3,610 1,885 1,720   41,055 20,945 20,110
Aboriginal identity population 50 1,600 800 800   20,635 10,165 10,470
Non-Aboriginal identity population 2,010 1,090 920   20,420 10,780 9,640
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 2,770 1,445 1,330   31,135 15,930 15,210
No certificate, diploma or degree 820 420 405   10,265 5,475 4,795
High school certificate or equivalent 52 575 275 305   6,130 2,745 3,385
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 360 285 70   2,940 2,265 680
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 635 300 340   6,065 2,790 3,275
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 35 10 25   885 360 525
University certificate, diploma or degree 340 160 185   4,855 2,300 2,550
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 545 315 235   6,695 3,430 3,265
No certificate, diploma or degree 320 190 135   3,890 2,090 1,795
High school certificate or equivalent 55 155 85 75   1,790 795 990
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20 15 10   185 145 45
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 30 20 10   520 285 235
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 10   90 35 55
University certificate, diploma or degree 15 0 15   220 75 140
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 445 215 230   6,370 3,025 3,345
No certificate, diploma or degree 90 45 45   1,475 820 655
High school certificate or equivalent 58 105 50 50   1,270 610 660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 50 45 0   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 0 0 0   175 55 120
University certificate, diploma or degree 85 25 55   1,440 540 905
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 1,550 800 750   16,270 8,560 7,710
No certificate, diploma or degree 310 145 165   3,740 2,010 1,730
High school certificate or equivalent 61 290 115 170   2,920 1,265 1,660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 250 200 55   2,020 1,570 450
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 450 215 235   3,950 1,850 2,100
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 25 10 15   550 245 300
University certificate, diploma or degree 225 115 110   3,080 1,610 1,470
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 2,770 1,440 1,325   31,135 15,930 15,210
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,400 690 710   16,395 8,220 8,175
Education 125 40 90   1,570 465 1,100
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 20 10 10   320 145 175
Humanities 45 15 25   635 310 325
Social and behavioural sciences and law 70 30 35   1,365 520 845
Business, management and public administration 290 70 220   2,990 850 2,140
Physical and life sciences and technologies 30 15 15   465 265 200
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 25 15 10   335 155 185
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 420 390 25   3,320 3,070 250
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 40 30 10   530 365 165
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 160 30 130   1,610 350 1,260
Personal, protective and transportation services 150 105 45   1,590 1,210 385
Other 64 0 0 0   10 10 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 2,770 1,445 1,325   31,135 15,925 15,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,400 690 710   16,395 8,215 8,180
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,375 750 620   14,740 7,715 7,030
Inside Canada 1,275 700 575   13,635 7,160 6,470
Outside Canada 95 50 45   1,105 550 560
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 2,770 1,445 1,325   31,135 15,930 15,205
In the labour force 67 2,175 1,165 1,005   23,825 12,735 11,090
Employed 68 2,035 1,095 945   21,350 11,195 10,160
Unemployed 69 140 75 65   2,475 1,540 935
Not in the labour force 70 595 275 320   7,310 3,195 4,115
Participation rate 71 78.5 80.6 75.8   76.5 79.9 72.9
Employment rate 72 73.5 75.8 71.3   68.6 70.3 66.8
Unemployment rate 73 6.4 6.4 6.5   10.4 12.1 8.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 2,155 1,150 1,005   23,445 12,545 10,905
A Management occupations 75 280 170 110   2,855 1,725 1,130
B Business, finance and administration occupations 390 100 295   4,185 985 3,205
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 115 90 25   1,695 1,330 360
D Health occupations 100 15 85   1,010 175 830
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 170 50 120   2,585 850 1,740
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 40 15 20   710 320 385
G Sales and service occupations 490 195 295   5,300 2,440 2,860
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 490 455 35   4,270 3,995 275
I Occupations unique to primary industry 55 40 15   640 585 45
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 25 25 0   210 145 65
Table: Industry
Industry Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 2,155 1,155 1,000   23,450 12,540 10,905
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 230 160 70   2,130 1,635 495
Construction 175 140 35   1,610 1,390 220
Manufacturing 45 35 10   360 235 125
Wholesale trade 80 60 20   380 280 100
Retail trade 320 145 175   2,200 1,045 1,155
Finance and real estate 60 15 45   860 450 405
Health care and social services 220 35 185   2,145 385 1,765
Educational services 115 30 90   1,680 570 1,105
Business services 375 255 125   4,270 2,825 1,450
Other services 530 275 250   7,810 3,730 4,085
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 2,560 1,300 1,260   28,490 14,155 14,335
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 2,505 1,270 1,240   27,980 13,845 14,135
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 1,110 500 610   13,590 6,095 7,495
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 290 125 160   4,700 2,220 2,480
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 2,330 1,245 1,085   26,030 13,770 12,255
English 2,300 1,235 1,065   25,255 13,425 11,835
French 15 0 15   190 65 120
Non-official language 0 10 10   465 235 230
English and French 0 0 10   25 10 20
English and non-official language 10 0 10   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 Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 2,040 1,095 945   21,350 11,195 10,155
Worked at home 90 50 40   805 420 380
Worked outside Canada 10 0 0   10 10 10
No fixed workplace address 105 90 15   1,825 1,490 330
Worked at usual place 1,840 955 890   18,710 9,270 9,440
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 1,670 840 830   17,135 8,260 8,875
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 150 105 50   1,410 930 485
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   30 20 10
Worked in a different province 20 15 0   130 60 70
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Hay River, 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 1,945 1,045 910   20,540 10,765 9,770
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,350 735 620   10,920 6,245 4,675
Car, truck, van, as passenger 130 60 70   2,070 805 1,260
Public transit 10 0 0   145 30 115
Walked or bicycled 295 125 170   5,830 2,575 3,260
All other modes 170 120 50   1,570 1,105 465
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 3,610 1,890 1,720   41,055 20,945 20,115
Total visible minority population 85 165 75 95   2,265 1,070 1,195
Chinese 25 10 10   315 170 150
South Asian 86 10 10 0   210 105 105
Black 15 10 10   375 190 185
Filipino 85 30 50   695 295 395
Latin American 10 10 10   85 40 45
Southeast Asian 87 0 10 10   355 155 200
Arab 0 0 0   85 50 35
West Asian 88 0 0 0   40 20 15
Korean 0 0 0   15 10 10
Japanese 10 0 0   15 10 10
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   30 10 25
Multiple visible minority 90 10 0 10   40 20 20
Not a visible minority 91 3,445 1,815 1,630   38,790 19,870 18,915
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 2,240 1,200 1,045   25,255 13,370 11,880
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 43,802 51,200 35,019   39,981 44,860 34,931
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 1,290 730 560   13,845 7,680 6,165
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 59,961 68,032 50,115   60,119 66,645 54,872
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Hay River, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 2,600 1,350 1,250   29,535 15,190 14,345
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 40,131 50,019 30,720   35,006 40,044 30,489
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 34,523 41,664 28,890   31,135 34,859 27,909
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 89.6 91.4 86.5   90.0 91.6 87.7
Government transfers - As a % of total income 5.9 4.3 8.4   6.1 4.6 8.3
Other money - As a % of total income 4.4 4.3 4.7   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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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Hay River, Northwest Territories (Code6106016) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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