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2006 Community Profiles

 
Iqaluit
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 6,184   29,474
Population in 2001 1 5,236   26,745
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 18.1   10.2
Total private dwellings 2 2,460   9,041
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 2,074   7,855
Population density per square kilometre 118.1   0.0
Land area (square km) 52.34   1,932,254.97
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 6,185 3,175 3,010   29,475 15,105 14,365
0 to 4 years 535 255 275   3,425 1,745 1,685
5 to 9 years 500 260 245   3,310 1,685 1,630
10 to 14 years 520 265 255   3,260 1,645 1,615
15 to 19 years 510 270 245   3,160 1,650 1,515
20 to 24 years 530 270 255   2,460 1,240 1,215
25 to 29 years 665 315 345   2,425 1,195 1,230
30 to 34 years 550 285 265   2,165 1,090 1,075
35 to 39 years 565 290 275   2,205 1,140 1,070
40 to 44 years 510 255 250   1,860 955 900
45 to 49 years 425 215 210   1,510 760 750
50 to 54 years 355 200 155   1,245 665 580
55 to 59 years 280 155 125   1,025 565 465
60 to 64 years 120 80 40   605 335 270
65 to 69 years 55 25 30   355 185 170
70 to 74 years 40 20 15   230 135 95
75 to 79 years 20 5 10   125 60 60
80 to 84 years 15 5 5   60 35 25
85 years and over 5 5 0   45 25 20
Median age of the population 5 28.8 29.3 28.3   23.1 23.3 23.0
% of the population aged 15 and over 74.8 75.4 74.0   66.1 66.4 65.7
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 4,625 2,400 2,225   19,470 10,030 9,440
Not in a common-law relationship 3,470 1,820 1,655   15,045 7,810 7,230
In a common-law relationship 1,155 580 570   4,425 2,220 2,210
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 4,625 2,400 2,225   19,470 10,030 9,445
Never legally married (single) 8 2,910 1,555 1,355   11,955 6,360 5,590
Legally married (and not separated) 9 1,280 660 620   6,045 3,055 2,990
Separated, but still legally married 10 130 60 65   420 220 200
Divorced 11 210 100 110   465 225 235
Widowed 12 95 25 70   590 160 425
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 2,075   7,855
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 30.1   53.2
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.0   10.4
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 23.6   22.6
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 1.0   1.4
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 28.9   9.4
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.2   2.2
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 1.0   0.8
Number of owned dwellings 16 480   1,785
Number of rented dwellings 17 1,595   6,065
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 845   3,605
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 1,230   4,255
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 12.3   20.2
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 5.0   5.0
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 6.7   18.0
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 328,221   214,817
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,535   7,035
Number of married-couple families 22 605   2,890
Number of common-law-couple families 23 570   2,205
Number of lone-parent families 355   1,940
Number of female lone-parent families 275   1,445
Number of male lone-parent families 80   500
Average number of persons in all census families 3.2   3.7
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.4   4.3
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.4   3.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.8
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.7   2.9
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.4   2.6
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 92,123   49,270
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 139,557   80,677
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 87,552   47,851
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 41,685   22,576
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 38,848   22,688
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 47,744   21,632
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 76,587   44,837
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 112,299   69,006
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 73,318   43,788
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 37,568   21,904
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 35,456   22,069
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 41,088   20,864
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 2,075   7,855
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 705   3,300
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 375   855
One-person households 505   1,440
Other household types 28 495   2,265
Average household size 2.9   3.7
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 89,088   60,221
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 114,725   64,448
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 129,536   113,920
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 62,336   40,118
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 72,960   51,152
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 72,797   53,195
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 94,016   57,088
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 105,984   93,338
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 52,032   34,592
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 61,227   46,635
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 995   262
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 1,900   1,000
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 6,085 3,095 2,990   29,325 15,000 14,325
English only 2,605 1,420 1,185   7,765 4,145 3,625
French only 275 160 115   370 210 155
English and French 15 10 0   20 10 10
Other language(s) 33 3,190 1,505 1,680   21,170 10,635 10,535
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 6,085 3,100 2,990   29,325 15,000 14,320
English only 5,215 2,630 2,585   25,830 13,190 12,640
French only 10 0 0   20 10 10
English and French 760 415 345   1,165 650 515
Neither English nor French 105 50 55   2,310 1,150 1,155
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 6,085 3,095 2,990   29,325 15,000 14,325
English 4,015 2,050 1,960   12,955 6,660 6,295
French 180 95 85   205 110 95
Non-official language 1,805 915 895   15,810 8,070 7,740
English and French 15 10 10   15 10 10
English and non-official language 55 20 40   315 150 165
French and non-official language 15 10 10   25 10 15
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 Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 6,085 3,095 2,990   29,325 15,000 14,325
Non-immigrants 37 5,835 2,965 2,865   28,820 14,740 14,075
Immigrants 38 235 130 105   450 240 205
Before 1991 150 95 55   295 180 120
1991 to 2000 60 25 35   100 45 55
2001 to 2006 39 25 10 15   50 20 35
Non-permanent residents 40 15 10 10   50 15 40
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 6,085 3,095 2,990   29,325 15,000 14,320
Canadian citizens 6,025 3,075 2,950   29,175 14,945 14,230
Canadian citizens under age 18 1,860 940 920   11,970 6,110 5,855
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 4,165 2,135 2,035   17,205 8,830 8,375
Not Canadian citizens 42 60 25 40   150 55 95
Table: Generation status
Generation status Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 4,535 2,325 2,210   19,340 9,930 9,410
1st generation 44 250 135 120   510 265 250
2nd generation 45 315 175 140   590 325 265
3rd generation or more 46 3,965 2,015 1,955   18,235 9,340 8,895
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 5,990 3,055 2,935   28,670 14,680 13,985
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 4,430 2,270 2,155   24,180 12,440 11,735
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 850 425 425   2,670 1,295 1,375
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 245 125 120   815 420 385
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 440 225 210   950 500 450
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 25 0 20   55 15 45
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 5,550 2,845 2,710   25,905 13,260 12,640
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,125 1,115 1,015   14,970 7,755 7,210
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 1,660 840 825   6,665 3,335 3,330
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 495 255 240   1,735 880 860
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 1,225 620 605   2,425 1,255 1,170
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 35 15 25   110 35 70
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 6,085 3,100 2,985   29,325 15,000 14,325
Aboriginal identity population 50 3,650 1,745 1,910   24,915 12,565 12,350
Non-Aboriginal identity population 2,435 1,355 1,080   4,410 2,435 1,970
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 4,535 2,320 2,210   19,340 9,930 9,410
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,615 810 810   11,080 5,575 5,510
High school certificate or equivalent 52 775 400 375   2,110 1,055 1,055
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 265 225 40   1,345 1,045 300
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 955 465 490   2,740 1,300 1,440
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 105 35 70   315 145 165
University certificate, diploma or degree 815 390 425   1,750 805 940
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 1,015 525 490   5,590 2,865 2,725
No certificate, diploma or degree 640 340 300   4,465 2,330 2,135
High school certificate or equivalent 55 250 125 130   760 360 400
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20 10 10   105 65 40
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 80 35 45   205 85 115
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 10 0   10 0 10
University certificate, diploma or degree 20 10 10   50 25 30
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 1,180 580 605   4,550 2,250 2,295
No certificate, diploma or degree 285 155 135   2,095 1,065 1,030
High school certificate or equivalent 58 225 105 120   625 295 330
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 65 55 15   350 270 80
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 305 145 155   830 370 460
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 40 15 25   100 40 55
University certificate, diploma or degree 260 105 160   555 210 340
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 2,215 1,165 1,050   8,405 4,380 4,025
No certificate, diploma or degree 615 280 335   3,865 1,840 2,020
High school certificate or equivalent 61 295 165 130   715 385 320
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 175 155 20   860 680 180
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 560 270 285   1,665 815 850
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 60 20 40   205 100 105
University certificate, diploma or degree 505 265 240   1,100 555 545
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 4,535 2,325 2,210   19,340 9,930 9,410
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,390 1,210 1,190   13,190 6,625 6,565
Education 200 60 145   800 255 545
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 50 30 20   165 95 65
Humanities 130 50 80   320 125 195
Social and behavioural sciences and law 310 140 175   685 250 435
Business, management and public administration 465 185 280   1,240 450 785
Physical and life sciences and technologies 90 50 45   205 135 65
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 80 50 30   185 95 90
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 400 355 40   1,330 1,230 100
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 55 35 15   135 100 40
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 215 55 160   530 145 385
Personal, protective and transportation services 155 110 45   550 410 135
Other 64 0 0 0   10 0 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 4,535 2,325 2,210   19,340 9,930 9,410
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,395 1,210 1,185   13,195 6,625 6,565
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,140 1,115 1,025   6,150 3,305 2,845
Inside Canada 2,030 1,060 970   5,895 3,190 2,710
Outside Canada 110 55 55   255 115 135
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 4,535 2,325 2,210   19,340 9,930 9,410
In the labour force 67 3,540 1,870 1,665   12,635 6,745 5,890
Employed 68 3,260 1,715 1,545   10,670 5,540 5,125
Unemployed 69 275 155 120   1,965 1,200 765
Not in the labour force 70 995 450 540   6,705 3,190 3,515
Participation rate 71 78.1 80.4 75.3   65.3 67.9 62.6
Employment rate 72 71.9 73.8 69.9   55.2 55.8 54.5
Unemployment rate 73 7.8 8.3 7.2   15.6 17.8 13.0
Table: Occupation
Occupation Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 3,470 1,835 1,635   12,080 6,445 5,635
A Management occupations 75 540 335 205   1,275 810 465
B Business, finance and administration occupations 720 215 505   1,880 560 1,320
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 170 125 40   415 330 85
D Health occupations 135 35 105   310 60 250
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 525 170 350   1,985 565 1,420
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 200 90 105   640 325 320
G Sales and service occupations 700 400 300   3,175 1,530 1,645
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 455 430 20   2,045 1,965 80
I Occupations unique to primary industry 10 10 0   215 205 10
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 15 15 0   140 100 50
Table: Industry
Industry Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 3,470 1,835 1,635   12,080 6,445 5,630
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 75 60 10   585 510 80
Construction 200 180 25   730 660 65
Manufacturing 25 20 10   155 95 60
Wholesale trade 35 35 0   95 75 20
Retail trade 245 130 115   1,405 670 735
Finance and real estate 120 75 55   465 310 160
Health care and social services 310 70 240   1,095 190 910
Educational services 260 85 180   1,535 475 1,055
Business services 565 365 195   1,500 1,025 475
Other services 1,630 825 805   4,510 2,440 2,070
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 4,155 2,070 2,085   17,965 8,975 8,995
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 4,035 1,985 2,045   17,195 8,415 8,780
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 2,055 940 1,115   12,165 5,640 6,525
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 480 225 255   4,975 2,380 2,595
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 3,785 1,975 1,805   14,185 7,525 6,665
English 3,300 1,775 1,525   9,785 5,360 4,430
French 60 30 25   55 35 25
Non-official language 365 150 215   4,100 2,010 2,085
English and French 10 0 0   10 0 0
English and non-official language 60 25 35   230 115 115
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 10 0
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 3,260 1,715 1,545   10,670 5,545 5,125
Worked at home 125 75 45   360 235 125
Worked outside Canada 10 0 0   10 0 0
No fixed workplace address 190 155 35   785 595 190
Worked at usual place 2,950 1,480 1,470   9,515 4,710 4,805
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 2,930 1,475 1,455   9,165 4,510 4,660
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 10 0 10   245 130 115
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   35 20 20
Worked in a different province 10 0 0   70 55 15
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
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 3,135 1,635 1,500   10,300 5,305 4,995
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,325 820 500   2,585 1,715 870
Car, truck, van, as passenger 535 230 315   1,230 550 670
Public transit 0 10 10   20 0 15
Walked or bicycled 1,010 485 525   5,110 2,355 2,760
All other modes 250 100 155   1,355 680 675
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 6,085 3,095 2,990   29,325 15,000 14,325
Total visible minority population 85 200 90 115   420 190 230
Chinese 55 20 30   80 35 40
South Asian 86 30 15 15   85 40 40
Black 45 20 20   100 45 50
Filipino 35 10 20   80 25 55
Latin American 10 0 10   25 10 15
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   0 0 0
Arab 10 10 0   15 10 0
West Asian 88 0 0 0   10 0 0
Korean 0 0 0   0 0 0
Japanese 10 0 10   10 0 10
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 10 0   10 0 0
Multiple visible minority 90 10 0 0   15 10 10
Not a visible minority 91 5,890 3,010 2,880   28,905 14,810 14,095
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 3,665 1,920 1,745   13,470 7,195 6,280
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 50,167 54,843 49,979   26,848 29,235 24,973
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 2,350 1,265 1,085   6,525 3,625 2,895
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 68,884 69,911 64,912   58,088 59,915 56,005
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 4,210 2,145 2,060   17,310 8,870 8,445
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 44,885 49,956 40,180   20,982 22,552 20,047
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 37,985 40,136 35,547   20,042 21,002 19,113
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 93.8 95.4 92.1   86.5 90.0 82.3
Government transfers - As a % of total income 4.1 2.5 6.1   11.2 7.4 15.8
Other money - As a % of total income 2.1 2.4 1.9   2.3 2.6 1.9
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. Iqaluit, Nunavut (Code6204003) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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