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2006 Community Profiles

 
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 18,700E   41,464
Population in 2001 1 16,541   37,360
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 13.1   11.0E
Total private dwellings 2 7,159   16,774
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 6,616   14,224
Population density per square kilometre 177.7   0.0
Land area (square km) 105.22   1,140,834.90
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 18,700 9,510 9,185   41,460 21,225 20,240
0 to 4 years 1,360 655 700   3,225 1,595 1,625
5 to 9 years 1,195 605 585   3,090 1,555 1,540
10 to 14 years 1,465 745 720   3,600 1,865 1,740
15 to 19 years 1,505 755 750   3,565 1,805 1,760
20 to 24 years 1,485 785 700   3,155 1,630 1,525
25 to 29 years 1,685 840 850   3,345 1,675 1,670
30 to 34 years 1,560 760 795   3,100 1,520 1,580
35 to 39 years 1,600 795 805   3,250 1,625 1,625
40 to 44 years 1,815 885 925   3,655 1,865 1,790
45 to 49 years 1,725 905 820   3,365 1,760 1,605
50 to 54 years 1,405 720 690   2,790 1,450 1,335
55 to 59 years 965 545 410   2,100 1,165 930
60 to 64 years 470 280 195   1,245 730 520
65 to 69 years 190 100 85   710 360 350
70 to 74 years 120 55 65   520 270 250
75 to 79 years 85 50 35   360 185 175
80 to 84 years 40 10 30   220 90 130
85 years and over 35 10 20   165 80 85
Median age of the population 5 32.2 32.4 31.9   31.2 31.7 30.8
% of the population aged 15 and over 78.5 78.9 78.1   76.1 76.4 75.8
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 14,685 7,505 7,180   31,545 16,210 15,335
Not in a common-law relationship 12,315 6,335 5,985   25,600 13,250 12,345
In a common-law relationship 2,370 1,175 1,200   5,945 2,955 2,985
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 14,685 7,505 7,180   31,545 16,210 15,335
Never legally married (single) 8 6,710 3,590 3,125   16,390 8,815 7,575
Legally married (and not separated) 9 6,190 3,110 3,075   11,440 5,765 5,680
Separated, but still legally married 10 445 225 220   935 485 450
Divorced 11 1,090 515 575   1,815 885 930
Widowed 12 255 70 190   960 260 700
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 6,630   14,235
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 49.0   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 12.1   10.6
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 4.0   2.4
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 23.0   14.0
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.3   3.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 3.2   4.7
Number of owned dwellings 16 3,555   7,520
Number of rented dwellings 17 3,050   6,570
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 3,555   7,910
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 3,070   6,325
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.7   17.6
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 5.9   5.6
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 2.3   4.6
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 302,750   226,909
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 5,025   10,880
Number of married-couple families 22 3,025   5,555
Number of common-law-couple families 23 1,210   2,990
Number of lone-parent families 790   2,325
Number of female lone-parent families 555   1,695
Number of male lone-parent families 235   635
Average number of persons in all census families 3.1   3.2
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.3   3.4
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.9   3.2
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.5   2.6
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.5   2.7
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.3   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 110,135   86,132
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 128,361   113,367
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 107,135   78,244
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 44,901   34,633
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 42,254   32,842
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 48,089   42,136
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 92,118   73,056
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 105,507   93,798
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 89,169   67,455
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 40,304   32,226
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 37,835   30,419
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 42,925   37,988
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 6,630   14,235
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 2,400   4,895
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 1,680   3,135
One-person households 1,300   3,080
Other household types 28 1,245   3,120
Average household size 2.8   2.9
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 100,468   80,085
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 132,119   108,501
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 117,765   104,951
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 59,730   42,358
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 75,768   57,480
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 84,454   67,439
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 107,483   89,978
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 99,336   87,882
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 49,708   36,324
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 66,471   50,838
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 1,246   1,000
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 1,657   1,158
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 18,510 9,355 9,160   41,055 20,945 20,115
English only 14,970 7,625 7,345   31,545 16,195 15,345
French only 695 370 330   970 505 465
English and French 25 10 15   45 20 25
Other language(s) 33 2,825 1,355 1,465   8,495 4,220 4,270
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 18,510 9,350 9,155   41,060 20,945 20,110
English only 15,795 8,115 7,690   37,010 19,050 17,960
French only 45 30 15   50 30 20
English and French 2,585 1,205 1,385   3,665 1,750 1,920
Neither English nor French 80 10 75   325 115 210
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 18,510 9,350 9,155   41,060 20,945 20,110
English 16,875 8,570 8,305   36,795 18,735 18,060
French 375 200 175   445 235 210
Non-official language 1,125 530 590   3,570 1,860 1,710
English and French 15 0 15   30 10 15
English and non-official language 125 50 75   210 95 115
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 10
English, French and non-official language 0 10 0   0 0 0
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 18,510 9,355 9,155   41,060 20,945 20,110
Non-immigrants 37 16,155 8,170 7,985   37,985 19,385 18,600
Immigrants 38 2,140 1,060 1,075   2,810 1,420 1,390
Before 1991 1,015 560 450   1,465 820 645
1991 to 2000 615 315 305   745 370 375
2001 to 2006 39 510 190 320   600 230 370
Non-permanent residents 40 215 120 95   260 135 125
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 18,510 9,355 9,160   41,055 20,945 20,110
Canadian citizens 17,655 8,975 8,685   39,990 20,470 19,525
Canadian citizens under age 18 4,790 2,400 2,385   11,920 6,035 5,880
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 12,865 6,570 6,295   28,070 14,435 13,635
Not Canadian citizens 42 855 375 480   1,065 475 590
Table: Generation status
Generation status Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 14,485 7,345 7,140   31,135 15,925 15,205
1st generation 44 2,195 1,100 1,090   2,910 1,480 1,430
2nd generation 45 1,825 920 910   2,970 1,510 1,460
3rd generation or more 46 10,465 5,325 5,135   25,260 12,935 12,320
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 18,195 9,200 8,995   40,370 20,585 19,785
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 13,685 6,975 6,710   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) 3,055 1,485 1,570   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 290 145 145   970 475 500
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 1,045 555 495   1,910 990 920
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 115 40 70   160 60 100
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 17,145 8,710 8,430   37,825 19,365 18,460
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 7,200 3,705 3,495   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) 4,955 2,495 2,455   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 545 215 330   2,035 930 1,100
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 3,885 2,055 1,830   6,360 3,295 3,065
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 555 235 320   695 295 400
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 18,510 9,355 9,155   41,055 20,945 20,110
Aboriginal identity population 50 4,105 1,835 2,275   20,635 10,165 10,470
Non-Aboriginal identity population 14,405 7,515 6,885   20,420 10,780 9,640
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 14,480 7,340 7,140   31,135 15,930 15,210
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,750 1,580 1,170   10,265 5,475 4,795
High school certificate or equivalent 52 3,665 1,590 2,075   6,130 2,745 3,385
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,220 925 295   2,940 2,265 680
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 2,965 1,405 1,560   6,065 2,790 3,275
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 635 260 375   885 360 525
University certificate, diploma or degree 3,245 1,580 1,665   4,855 2,300 2,550
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 2,975 1,540 1,430   6,695 3,430 3,265
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,270 745 530   3,890 2,090 1,795
High school certificate or equivalent 55 1,100 480 625   1,790 795 990
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 60 45 15   185 145 45
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 305 180 120   520 285 235
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 80 30 50   90 35 55
University certificate, diploma or degree 155 65 95   220 75 140
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 3,200 1,450 1,750   6,370 3,025 3,345
No certificate, diploma or degree 415 240 175   1,475 820 655
High school certificate or equivalent 58 705 330 375   1,270 610 660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 265 195 65   580 430 150
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 715 285 425   1,420 570 850
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 125 40 90   175 55 120
University certificate, diploma or degree 970 355 615   1,440 540 905
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 7,915 4,145 3,770   16,270 8,560 7,710
No certificate, diploma or degree 910 515 395   3,740 2,010 1,730
High school certificate or equivalent 61 1,795 745 1,045   2,920 1,265 1,660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 865 665 200   2,020 1,570 450
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 1,905 915 995   3,950 1,850 2,100
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 375 175 205   550 245 300
University certificate, diploma or degree 2,055 1,120 935   3,080 1,610 1,470
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 14,485 7,345 7,140   31,135 15,930 15,210
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 6,420 3,170 3,250   16,395 8,220 8,175
Education 820 240 580   1,570 465 1,100
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 205 100 105   320 145 175
Humanities 375 200 170   635 310 325
Social and behavioural sciences and law 900 360 545   1,365 520 845
Business, management and public administration 1,605 515 1,090   2,990 850 2,140
Physical and life sciences and technologies 310 180 125   465 265 200
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 215 100 115   335 155 185
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 1,675 1,535 140   3,320 3,070 250
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 220 125 90   530 365 165
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 955 195 760   1,610 350 1,260
Personal, protective and transportation services 770 610 165   1,590 1,210 385
Other 64 0 0 0   10 10 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 14,485 7,340 7,140   31,135 15,925 15,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 6,420 3,170 3,245   16,395 8,215 8,180
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 8,065 4,170 3,890   14,740 7,715 7,030
Inside Canada 7,335 3,820 3,515   13,635 7,160 6,470
Outside Canada 730 350 375   1,105 550 560
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 14,480 7,340 7,140   31,135 15,930 15,205
In the labour force 67 12,195 6,435 5,760   23,825 12,735 11,090
Employed 68 11,490 6,010 5,480   21,350 11,195 10,160
Unemployed 69 705 425 275   2,475 1,540 935
Not in the labour force 70 2,290 905 1,380   7,310 3,195 4,115
Participation rate 71 84.2 87.7 80.7   76.5 79.9 72.9
Employment rate 72 79.4 81.9 76.8   68.6 70.3 66.8
Unemployment rate 73 5.8 6.6 4.8   10.4 12.1 8.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 12,095 6,395 5,705   23,445 12,545 10,905
A Management occupations 75 1,530 895 635   2,855 1,725 1,130
B Business, finance and administration occupations 2,460 590 1,870   4,185 985 3,205
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,140 880 255   1,695 1,330 360
D Health occupations 595 120 475   1,010 175 830
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 1,130 425 705   2,585 850 1,740
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 450 210 240   710 320 385
G Sales and service occupations 2,695 1,370 1,315   5,300 2,440 2,860
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 1,875 1,720 155   4,270 3,995 275
I Occupations unique to primary industry 170 165 10   640 585 45
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 60 20 40   210 145 65
Table: Industry
Industry Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 12,100 6,390 5,705   23,450 12,540 10,905
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 990 710 280   2,130 1,635 495
Construction 560 475 90   1,610 1,390 220
Manufacturing 240 155 85   360 235 125
Wholesale trade 195 150 40   380 280 100
Retail trade 1,170 575 590   2,200 1,045 1,155
Finance and real estate 460 230 225   860 450 405
Health care and social services 1,030 215 815   2,145 385 1,765
Educational services 640 230 415   1,680 570 1,105
Business services 2,700 1,760 940   4,270 2,825 1,450
Other services 4,110 1,885 2,225   7,810 3,730 4,085
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 13,350 6,570 6,780   28,490 14,155 14,335
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 13,250 6,515 6,735   27,980 13,845 14,135
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 5,765 2,620 3,145   13,590 6,095 7,495
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 1,275 575 700   4,700 2,220 2,480
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 13,170 6,870 6,305   26,030 13,770 12,255
English 12,910 6,765 6,140   25,255 13,425 11,835
French 165 60 105   190 65 120
Non-official language 50 20 25   465 235 230
English and French 20 0 15   25 10 20
English and non-official language 25 10 20   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 Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 11,490 6,010 5,480   21,350 11,195 10,155
Worked at home 440 220 225   805 420 380
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   10 10 10
No fixed workplace address 790 625 165   1,825 1,490 330
Worked at usual place 10,250 5,160 5,085   18,710 9,270 9,440
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 9,580 4,715 4,860   17,135 8,260 8,875
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 600 410 185   1,410 930 485
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   30 20 10
Worked in a different province 70 30 40   130 60 70
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Yellowknife, City   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 11,040 5,790 5,250   20,540 10,765 9,770
Car, truck, van, as driver 6,170 3,555 2,615   10,920 6,245 4,675
Car, truck, van, as passenger 1,280 430 850   2,070 805 1,260
Public transit 125 20 100   145 30 115
Walked or bicycled 2,685 1,230 1,455   5,830 2,575 3,260
All other modes 780 550 230   1,570 1,105 465
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 18,510 9,350 9,160   41,055 20,945 20,115
Total visible minority population 85 1,830 875 955   2,265 1,070 1,195
Chinese 250 135 115   315 170 150
South Asian 86 135 65 65   210 105 105
Black 310 160 155   375 190 185
Filipino 575 260 315   695 295 395
Latin American 70 40 35   85 40 45
Southeast Asian 87 340 150 190   355 155 200
Arab 45 25 15   85 50 35
West Asian 88 35 20 10   40 20 15
Korean 10 0 0   15 10 10
Japanese 0 0 0   15 10 10
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 30 0 20   30 10 25
Multiple visible minority 90 30 10 15   40 20 20
Not a visible minority 91 16,680 8,480 8,205   38,790 19,870 18,915
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 12,790 6,650 6,140   25,255 13,370 11,880
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 47,173 54,451 40,928   39,981 44,860 34,931
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 7,850 4,415 3,435   13,845 7,680 6,165
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 63,417 69,165 57,992   60,119 66,645 54,872
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Yellowknife, City   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 14,030 7,155 6,875   29,535 15,190 14,345
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 44,567 52,770 38,415   35,006 40,044 30,489
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 38,232 45,241 34,007   31,135 34,859 27,909
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 91.9 92.8 90.6   90.0 91.6 87.7
Government transfers - As a % of total income 4.0 3.1 5.3   6.1 4.6 8.3
Other money - As a % of total income 4.1 4.0 4.2   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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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Code6106023) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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