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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

 
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) Image: Data quality note(s)
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Table: Population and dwelling counts

Population and dwelling counts
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 283,959   12,160,282
Population in 2001 1 261,704A   11,410,046
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 8.5   6.6
Total private dwellings 2 125,005   4,972,869
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 115,922   4,554,251
Population density per square kilometre 116.3   13.4
Land area (square km) 2,442.37   907,573.82
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 281,650 137,735 143,915   12,028,900 5,877,875 6,151,020
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 7,625 3,570 4,055   242,490 117,585 124,900
North American Indian - single response 6 3,880 1,730 2,150   158,400 75,955 82,440
Métis - single response 3,170 1,560 1,605   73,610 37,025 36,580
Inuit - single response 80 30 50   2,035 940 1,100
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 125 50 80   1,905 885 1,025
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 365 195 170   6,540 2,785 3,755
Non-Aboriginal identity population 274,025 134,165 139,860   11,786,405 5,760,285 6,026,115
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 281,650 137,735 143,915   12,028,895 5,877,875 6,151,020
Registered Indian 9 2,180 970 1,205   123,595 58,780 64,815
Not a registered Indian 279,470 136,765 142,710   11,905,300 5,819,095 6,086,205
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 7,625 3,570 4,055   242,490 117,585 124,905
0 to 4 years 295 135 155   19,810 10,155 9,660
5 to 9 years 460 245 215   21,075 10,690 10,385
10 to 14 years 595 295 295   23,435 11,840 11,595
15 to 19 years 715 330 390   22,340 11,600 10,735
20 to 24 years 595 270 330   18,535 8,925 9,610
25 to 29 years 400 205 195   17,015 7,850 9,170
30 to 34 years 475 230 245   16,660 7,590 9,070
35 to 39 years 570 240 330   17,550 8,110 9,440
40 to 44 years 890 370 520   20,380 9,835 10,550
45 to 49 years 870 435 435   18,370 8,740 9,630
50 to 54 years 595 250 345   15,350 7,155 8,195
55 to 59 years 435 230 205   11,535 5,610 5,925
60 to 64 years 245 135 105   7,800 3,870 3,935
65 to 69 years 165 80 85   5,280 2,470 2,810
70 to 74 years 205 65 140   3,590 1,635 1,950
75 to 79 years 30 15 15   2,000 815 1,180
80 to 84 years 65 35 30   1,150 450 695
85 years and over 10 0 10   600 245 355
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 37.7 36.7 38.0   29.7 28.5 30.8
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 82.3 81.1 83.4   73.5 72.2 74.7
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 6,280 2,895 3,385   178,165 84,905 93,255
Not in a common-law relationship 5,125 2,350 2,770   149,615 71,515 78,100
In a common-law relationship 1,155 545 610   28,555 13,395 15,155
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 6,280 2,895 3,380   178,170 84,905 93,255
Never legally married (single) 14 3,115 1,520 1,595   84,620 43,245 41,375
Legally married (and not separated) 15 1,895 935 960   62,010 29,870 32,140
Separated, but still legally married 16 200 75 125   9,725 4,090 5,635
Divorced 17 780 320 460   15,005 6,350 8,660
Widowed 18 285 45 245   6,795 1,350 5,445
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 4,580   121,730
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 42.4   59.7
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 10.2   5.6
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.8   7.6
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 7.5   4.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 27.2   14.2
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 5.6   7.6
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 0.3   1.2
Number of owned dwellings 22 2,820   67,130
Number of rented dwellings 23 1,755   47,430
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 2,935   89,080
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 1,645   32,650
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 2,485   63,655
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 1,430   39,300
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 660   18,775
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 6.2   6.3
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 0.2   2.1
Average number of persons per room 0.4   0.4
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 7,615 3,565 4,050   241,840 117,165 124,670
Spouses 1,880 935 940   61,240 29,550 31,690
Common-law partners 1,150 545 610   28,490 13,365 15,125
Lone parents 630 105 530   18,035 3,365 14,670
Children in census families 2,460 1,295 1,165   97,720 52,280 45,440
Persons not in census families 1,490 680 805   36,350 18,605 17,745
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 7,625 3,570 4,055   242,490 117,590 124,900
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 120 50 65   29,020 14,035 14,990
Knowledge of English only 28 575 305 270   177,080 86,355 90,725
Knowledge of French only 29 1,890 845 1,045   880 500 385
Knowledge of English and French only 30 4,790 2,260 2,530   32,420 15,405 17,015
Knowledge of other languages 31 250 110 140   3,085 1,295 1,790
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 1.4 1.1 1.6   9.8 9.6 10.0
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 0.5 0.3 0.5   5.4 5.6 5.2
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 1.6 1.4 1.6   12.0 11.9 12.0
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 7,580 3,550 4,030   238,400 115,455 122,940
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 6,360 3,030 3,335   195,475 95,320 100,150
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 825 340 485   26,625 12,405 14,220
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 200 90 105   13,915 6,625 7,290
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 185 90 90   1,955 875 1,080
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 10   425 230 200
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 7,330 3,435 3,895   222,630 107,410 115,215
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 3,800 1,785 2,015   120,645 59,445 61,205
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 2,200 975 1,225   59,010 27,800 31,205
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 760 330 430   35,765 16,745 19,015
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 515 305 210   6,110 2,865 3,250
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 55 45 10   1,100 555 545
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 6,280 2,895 3,380   178,165 84,905 93,260
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,925 965 960   66,980 33,755 33,225
High school certificate or equivalent 35 1,370 580 790   43,115 19,915 23,195
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,055 515 535   18,050 11,715 6,340
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 970 400 570   33,540 13,365 20,175
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 220 80 140   4,045 1,505 2,540
University certificate or degree 740 350 385   12,435 4,650 7,785
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 1,320 600 720   40,875 20,530 20,350
No certificate, diploma or degree 650 345 305   24,225 12,650 11,570
High school certificate or equivalent 38 355 130 225   11,380 5,555 5,825
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 105 45 55   1,075 710 370
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 110 45 65   3,075 1,245 1,825
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 15   265 110 155
University certificate or degree 85 35 50   860 260 600
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 875 440 435   33,680 15,440 18,245
No certificate, diploma or degree 145 85 60   8,110 4,010 4,100
High school certificate or equivalent 41 150 85 65   9,590 4,745 4,850
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 135 75 60   3,180 2,095 1,080
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 245 100 140   8,145 3,150 4,995
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 15 10 10   810 255 560
University certificate or degree 185 80 100   3,840 1,185 2,660
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 3,600 1,655 1,945   90,990 43,315 47,675
No certificate, diploma or degree 860 450 415   26,870 13,880 12,990
High school certificate or equivalent 44 800 345 455   20,595 9,025 11,570
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 755 360 395   12,430 7,955 4,480
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 595 255 340   21,080 8,465 12,615
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 185 75 110   2,695 1,020 1,680
University certificate or degree 405 180 225   7,315 2,970 4,340
Table: Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population

Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 6,280 2,900 3,380   178,165 84,905 93,260
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 3,295 1,545 1,750   110,090 53,675 56,420
Education 110 30 80   3,985 945 3,035
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 75 40 30   2,335 1,110 1,225
Humanities 160 105 55   2,610 1,160 1,455
Social and behavioural sciences and law 365 175 190   7,045 1,925 5,115
Business, management and public administration 705 195 515   13,310 3,520 9,790
Physical and life sciences and technologies 60 20 40   880 415 465
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 245 135 110   2,350 1,075 1,275
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 420 375 50   15,375 14,055 1,320
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 50 25 20   1,620 1,120 495
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 480 100 380   10,975 1,670 9,310
Personal, protective and transportation services 305 150 155   7,585 4,240 3,350
Other 47 0 0 0   10 0 10
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 6,280 2,895 3,380   178,165 84,905 93,260
In the labour force 49 4,520 2,220 2,300   115,150 57,670 57,475
Employed 50 4,155 2,020 2,130   101,025 50,200 50,825
Unemployed 51 360 190 165   14,125 7,470 6,650
Not in the labour force 52 1,760 675 1,085   63,015 27,235 35,780
Participation rate 53 72.0 76.7 68.0   64.6 67.9 61.6
Employment rate 54 66.2 69.8 63.0   56.7 59.1 54.5
Unemployment rate 55 8.0 8.6 7.2   12.3 13.0 11.6
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 4,430 2,160 2,270   111,160 55,645 55,510
A Management occupations 57 320 165 150   7,555 4,185 3,365
B Business, finance and administration occupations 1,200 335 865   16,690 3,925 12,760
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 250 165 85   4,110 2,930 1,180
D Health occupations 225 60 165   5,000 630 4,370
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 410 165 245   10,535 2,765 7,770
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 100 55 45   2,380 1,115 1,265
G Sales and service occupations 1,035 390 640   31,770 12,215 19,555
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 735 680 55   21,070 19,070 2,005
I Occupations unique to primary industry 50 50 0   4,200 3,555 650
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 110 95 20   7,840 5,255 2,585
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 4,430 2,160 2,265   111,160 55,645 55,510
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 25 15 0   4,760 3,885 875
Construction 365 320 40   8,605 7,830 770
Manufacturing 170 125 45   12,510 8,750 3,760
Wholesale trade 70 40 35   3,015 1,985 1,030
Retail trade 415 145 275   11,885 4,740 7,145
Finance and real estate 95 55 45   3,625 1,310 2,315
Health care and social services 440 140 300   13,070 2,295 10,775
Educational services 215 85 130   6,350 1,820 4,530
Business services 615 385 225   17,800 10,175 7,625
Other services 2,025 850 1,170   29,535 12,855 16,680
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 4,155 2,025 2,130   101,025 50,200 50,825
Worked at home 165 90 75   4,925 2,150 2,770
Worked outside Canada 10 10 0   560 275 280
No fixed workplace address 555 385 165   12,940 9,745 3,195
Worked at usual place 3,425 1,540 1,885   82,605 38,030 44,580
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 1,705 690 1,010   53,905 23,730 30,170
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 15 10 10   16,760 7,870 8,890
Worked in a different census division (county) 370 205 165   11,095 6,005 5,085
Worked in a different province 1,340 640 700   850 420 430
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
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 3,980 1,930 2,050   95,545 47,770 47,770
Car, truck, van, as driver 2,490 1,335 1,150   62,140 32,380 29,760
Car, truck, van, as passenger 450 125 325   11,270 5,470 5,800
Public transit 585 220 360   7,745 3,085 4,660
Walked or bicycled 385 195 190   12,375 5,730 6,645
All other modes 70 50 25   2,015 1,110 900
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 4,445 2,115 2,330   119,475 59,500 59,975
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 27,817 29,773 25,520   21,151 25,476 18,014
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 33,390 36,391 30,665   27,820 32,205 23,470
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 2,300 1,160 1,145   56,200 30,050 26,155
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 44,354 42,577 44,681   37,385 41,765 32,769
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 47,512 49,998 45,001   41,761 46,512 36,303
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
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 5,890 2,735 3,150   165,780 79,185 86,590
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 24,965 25,994 24,072   18,808 22,043 16,940
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 80.4 83.3 77.5   77.2 81.1 72.5
Government transfers - As a % of total income 12.9 8.4 17.4   16.6 12.3 21.8
Other money - As a % of total income 6.7 8.3 5.0   6.2 6.6 5.7
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part) (CMA)   Ontario
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 4,580   121,730
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 54,033   46,865

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part), Ontario (Code505) (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 21, 2024).