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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

 
Iqaluit
Nunavut
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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   1,932,254.96
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 6,085 3,100 2,985   29,325 15,000 14,325
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 3,650 1,745 1,910   24,915 12,565 12,350
North American Indian - single response 6 45 20 20   100 50 50
Métis - single response 55 30 30   130 65 70
Inuit - single response 3,540 1,685 1,855   24,640 12,425 12,215
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 10 0 0   35 20 15
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 10 0 0   15 10 0
Non-Aboriginal identity population 2,435 1,355 1,080   4,410 2,435 1,970
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 6,085 3,100 2,990   29,325 15,000 14,325
Registered Indian 9 50 25 25   160 70 90
Not a registered Indian 6,040 3,075 2,965   29,165 14,925 14,235
Table: Age characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Age characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Age characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 3,655 1,740 1,910   24,915 12,560 12,355
0 to 4 years 415 200 220   3,195 1,630 1,570
5 to 9 years 420 215 200   3,135 1,595 1,540
10 to 14 years 420 210 210   3,075 1,550 1,520
15 to 19 years 410 215 195   2,990 1,550 1,435
20 to 24 years 350 170 175   2,200 1,105 1,100
25 to 29 years 325 145 175   1,860 925 935
30 to 34 years 245 115 125   1,620 800 820
35 to 39 years 305 130 170   1,735 850 890
40 to 44 years 255 100 145   1,445 710 735
45 to 49 years 170 65 105   1,055 505 555
50 to 54 years 125 55 70   795 390 405
55 to 59 years 90 45 40   660 350 310
60 to 64 years 45 25 20   440 230 210
65 to 69 years 35 15 15   310 160 150
70 to 74 years 30 10 15   210 115 90
75 to 79 years 10 0 10   105 50 50
80 to 84 years 10 0 0   45 30 20
85 years and over 0 0 0   35 20 15
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 22.3 20.9 23.5   20.1 19.8 20.4
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 65.5 64.1 67.0   62.3 62.0 62.5
Table: Common-law status of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Common-law status of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Common-law status of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 2,395 1,115 1,280   15,510 7,785 7,725
Not in a common-law relationship 1,705 815 885   11,865 6,035 5,830
In a common-law relationship 690 300 390   3,645 1,750 1,895
Table: Legal marital status of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Legal marital status of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Legal marital status of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 2,395 1,115 1,275   15,505 7,785 7,720
Never legally married (single) 14 1,745 865 885   10,030 5,255 4,775
Legally married (and not separated) 15 450 195 260   4,425 2,145 2,280
Separated, but still legally married 16 55 15 35   305 145 155
Divorced 17 60 25 35   200 90 115
Widowed 18 80 15 60   545 150 395
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Occupied private dwelling characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Occupied private dwelling characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 1,125   6,110
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 36.9   59.6
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.1   11.0
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25.8   21.4
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 1.3   1.4
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 23.6   5.2
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.9   1.0
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 0.9   0.4
Number of owned dwellings 22 285   1,450
Number of rented dwellings 23 840   4,655
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 495   2,925
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 630   3,185
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 590   2,600
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 350   2,110
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 180   1,395
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 5.2   5.1
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 11.6   22.7
Average number of persons per room 0.7   0.8
Table: Census family status of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Census family status of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Census family status of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 3,625 1,725 1,900   24,875 12,540 12,335
Spouses 445 190 250   4,315 2,090 2,225
Common-law partners 695 305 395   3,640 1,750 1,895
Lone parents 275 55 225   1,800 450 1,355
Children in census families 1,805 955 850   13,280 7,110 6,170
Persons not in census families 410 225 185   1,840 1,140 695
Table: Language characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Language characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Language characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 3,650 1,745 1,905   24,915 12,560 12,355
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 3,205 1,510 1,695   22,430 11,275 11,160
Knowledge of English only 28 395 210 185   2,370 1,230 1,145
Knowledge of French only 29 0 0 0   0 0 0
Knowledge of English and French only 30 45 20 25   80 45 35
Knowledge of other languages 31 10 0 0   30 20 15
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 81.2 79.9 82.4   82.3 82.0 82.6
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 49.3 51.3 47.2   63.5 64.2 62.9
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 87.8 86.5 89.0   90.0 89.8 90.3
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 3,570 1,705 1,860   24,305 12,260 12,045
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 2,775 1,325 1,455   21,155 10,720 10,430
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 500 235 265   2,200 1,045 1,155
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 200 100 100   695 350 340
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 90 45 45   250 135 115
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 10 0 0   0 0 10
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 3,230 1,545 1,690   21,720 10,930 10,785
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 1,495 725 770   13,680 6,980 6,700
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 1,125 535 595   5,915 2,900 3,015
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 430 210 220   1,540 770 770
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 185 75 105   580 285 300
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Educational attainment of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Educational attainment of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Educational attainment of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 2,395 1,120 1,280   15,510 7,785 7,720
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,410 670 740   10,655 5,310 5,345
High school certificate or equivalent 35 370 170 205   1,485 705 775
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 95 75 20   1,045 790 260
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 380 150 225   1,875 815 1,060
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 30 10 20   145 70 75
University certificate or degree 115 40 70   310 95 215
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 755 385 375   5,190 2,655 2,530
No certificate, diploma or degree 565 295 265   4,310 2,250 2,060
High school certificate or equivalent 38 145 65 75   620 285 330
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0 0 10   85 50 30
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 40 15 25   155 65 90
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   0 10 0
University certificate or degree 0 0 10   15 0 10
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 575 265 305   3,480 1,730 1,750
No certificate, diploma or degree 255 130 125   2,025 1,020 1,005
High school certificate or equivalent 41 130 55 70   475 215 260
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30 20 10   300 225 75
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 110 45 70   555 220 340
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 10   45 25 25
University certificate or degree 40 15 25   80 25 60
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 990 430 560   6,135 3,025 3,110
No certificate, diploma or degree 525 215 310   3,680 1,715 1,960
High school certificate or equivalent 44 100 45 55   385 195 190
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 60 50 10   630 485 150
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 225 95 130   1,135 515 620
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 15 10 10   95 50 45
University certificate or degree 65 20 45   210 65 145
Table: Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population

Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 2,395 1,115 1,280   15,505 7,790 7,725
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,780 840 935   12,140 6,015 6,125
Education 75 15 65   350 65 285
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 15 10 10   105 60 45
Humanities 45 0 35   155 40 115
Social and behavioural sciences and law 90 25 60   375 95 280
Business, management and public administration 165 45 115   735 205 530
Physical and life sciences and technologies 10 10 0   50 50 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 20 15 10   100 45 55
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 120 105 15   875 810 65
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 10 15 0   60 55 10
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 35 10 25   205 75 135
Personal, protective and transportation services 35 20 15   360 270 90
Other 47 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Labour force activity characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Labour force activity characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Labour force activity characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 2,395 1,115 1,280   15,510 7,785 7,720
In the labour force 49 1,570 740 830   9,170 4,765 4,400
Employed 50 1,350 625 730   7,325 3,640 3,685
Unemployed 51 220 115 100   1,845 1,130 715
Not in the labour force 52 825 375 450   6,340 3,020 3,320
Participation rate 53 65.6 66.4 64.8   59.1 61.2 57.0
Employment rate 54 56.4 56.1 57.0   47.2 46.8 47.7
Unemployment rate 55 14.0 15.5 12.0   20.1 23.7 16.2
Table: Occupation characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Occupation characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Occupation characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 1,510 710 800   8,640 4,485 4,155
A Management occupations 57 150 85 70   555 315 235
B Business, finance and administration occupations 360 90 270   1,345 350 990
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 35 30 0   190 155 35
D Health occupations 20 0 20   105 20 85
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 215 50 160   1,230 265 965
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 130 60 70   540 275 260
G Sales and service occupations 365 175 195   2,650 1,185 1,460
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 210 200 15   1,695 1,630 65
I Occupations unique to primary industry 10 10 0   210 200 10
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 10 10 0   130 85 45
Table: Industry characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Industry characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Industry characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 1,510 715 800   8,640 4,485 4,155
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 35 30 0   515 455 60
Construction 85 75 10   560 510 50
Manufacturing 15 15 0   130 80 55
Wholesale trade 15 15 0   65 45 15
Retail trade 130 60 70   1,170 515 655
Finance and real estate 35 25 15   330 220 105
Health care and social services 140 25 110   785 125 665
Educational services 105 30 75   985 260 725
Business services 215 130 90   990 675 320
Other services 725 305 415   3,110 1,610 1,500
Table: Place of work status of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Place of work status of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Place of work status of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 1,350 620 725   7,325 3,640 3,685
Worked at home 55 40 20   270 180 90
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   0 0 10
No fixed workplace address 90 65 25   610 450 160
Worked at usual place 1,200 520 685   6,445 3,010 3,430
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 1,195 515 675   6,130 2,830 3,300
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 0 0 0   225 115 105
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   30 10 15
Worked in a different province 0 0 0   60 50 10
Table: Mode of transportation to work of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Mode of transportation to work of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Mode of transportation to work of the Aboriginal identity population
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 with an Aboriginal identity 60 1,295 585 710   7,055 3,460 3,590
Car, truck, van, as driver 410 220 190   1,355 870 485
Car, truck, van, as passenger 315 135 180   925 435 485
Public transit 0 0 10   15 10 10
Walked or bicycled 415 180 235   3,595 1,570 2,020
All other modes 145 50 100   1,170 580 590
Table: Earnings in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Earnings in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Earnings in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 1,670 790 880   9,945 5,205 4,740
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 35,036 32,064 38,093   17,959 18,696 16,960
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 40,980 40,769 41,169   28,144 28,723 27,510
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 885 420 470   4,005 2,135 1,875
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 58,027 56,000 59,776   46,020 45,015 46,720
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 59,271 59,052 59,466   49,325 49,614 48,996
Table: Income in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Income in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Income in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 2,125 970 1,155   13,575 6,765 6,805
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 26,773 24,640 27,968   16,069 15,875 16,250
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 89.9 92.2 87.1   80.6 86.0 75.2
Government transfers - As a % of total income 8.3 5.3 10.8   17.5 12.1 23.0
Other money - As a % of total income 2.0 1.8 2.1   1.8 1.9 1.7
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Iqaluit, City   Nunavut
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 1,125   6,110
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 74,752   49,645

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Iqaluit, Nunavut (Code6204003) (table). Aboriginal Population Profile. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-594-XWE. Ottawa. Released January 15, 2008.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-594/index.cfm?Lang=E
(accessed February 18, 2020).