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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

 
Whitehorse
Yukon Territory
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Table: Population and dwelling counts

Population and dwelling counts
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 20,461   30,372
Population in 2001 1 19,058   28,674
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 7.4   5.9
Total private dwellings 2 8,631   15,296
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 8,280   12,615
Population density per square kilometre 49.1   0.1
Land area (square km) 416.43   474,711.01
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 20,290 10,000 10,290   30,195 15,210 14,980
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 3,785 1,740 2,045   7,580 3,665 3,915
North American Indian - single response 6 2,845 1,295 1,550   6,280 3,035 3,240
Métis - single response 565 280 280   800 400 400
Inuit - single response 220 85 135   255 105 155
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 55 20 30   55 25 30
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 100 55 50   190 100 90
Non-Aboriginal identity population 16,505 8,260 8,250   22,610 11,545 11,070
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 20,290 9,995 10,290   30,190 15,210 14,985
Registered Indian 9 2,470 1,155 1,310   5,755 2,840 2,910
Not a registered Indian 17,820 8,840 8,980   24,440 12,370 12,070
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 3,785 1,740 2,045   7,580 3,665 3,915
0 to 4 years 350 165 180   635 315 320
5 to 9 years 405 195 210   690 350 340
10 to 14 years 370 185 180   740 365 370
15 to 19 years 390 235 155   695 400 300
20 to 24 years 315 155 165   550 275 275
25 to 29 years 240 115 130   465 230 235
30 to 34 years 280 90 195   525 215 310
35 to 39 years 240 130 110   510 280 235
40 to 44 years 360 175 185   715 360 360
45 to 49 years 310 110 205   605 255 345
50 to 54 years 180 70 115   440 200 240
55 to 59 years 115 35 85   320 125 190
60 to 64 years 95 30 60   260 115 145
65 to 69 years 75 30 45   165 75 90
70 to 74 years 30 0 20   115 45 70
75 to 79 years 10 0 0   65 25 40
80 to 84 years 0 0 0   25 15 10
85 years and over 0 0 10   40 20 20
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 26.0 22.3 30.1   30.1 27.4 32.1
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 70.4 68.1 72.1   72.8 71.9 73.6
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 2,665 1,190 1,475   5,515 2,635 2,880
Not in a common-law relationship 2,055 915 1,140   4,195 2,025 2,170
In a common-law relationship 605 270 335   1,315 610 710
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 2,660 1,185 1,475   5,515 2,635 2,880
Never legally married (single) 14 1,615 795 820   3,435 1,825 1,615
Legally married (and not separated) 15 570 260 315   1,165 520 650
Separated, but still legally married 16 165 70 100   300 130 170
Divorced 17 230 55 175   370 120 250
Widowed 18 80 10 65   235 45 190
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 1,730   3,450
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 44.5   65.2
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 9.2   5.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.7   5.4
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 3.5   2.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 19.4   11.0
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   0.0
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 14.7   10.4
Number of owned dwellings 22 865   1,490
Number of rented dwellings 23 865   1,285
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 1,100   1,930
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 625   1,515
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 840   1,570
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 570   1,075
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 320   805
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 5.8   5.4
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 1.7   2.6
Average number of persons per room 0.5   0.5
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 3,765 1,730 2,030   7,535 3,645 3,890
Spouses 560 255 305   1,120 500 620
Common-law partners 605 270 330   1,315 605 705
Lone parents 320 80 240   630 165 465
Children in census families 1,600 845 760   3,020 1,625 1,390
Persons not in census families 680 275 400   1,455 745 705
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 3,780 1,735 2,045   7,580 3,665 3,915
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 265 90 175   1,245 580 670
Knowledge of English only 28 3,260 1,540 1,720   5,985 2,940 3,045
Knowledge of French only 29 0 0 0   0 0 0
Knowledge of English and French only 30 195 85 115   265 115 150
Knowledge of other languages 31 60 20 35   85 30 50
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 6.2 3.7 8.3   11.7 10.1 13.3
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 0.5 0.0 1.0   2.0 1.9 2.2
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 7.0 5.2 8.6   16.4 15.8 17.1
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 3,740 1,720 2,020   7,490 3,620 3,865
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 2,860 1,305 1,560   6,150 2,975 3,175
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 680 310 370   900 415 490
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 105 60 40   250 135 120
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 95 40 50   185 95 90
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   0 0 0
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 3,435 1,570 1,865   6,945 3,350 3,590
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 1,465 635 830   3,755 1,785 1,965
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 1,250 585 665   1,885 920 965
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 250 115 135   585 285 300
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 455 230 230   705 355 345
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 10 0 10   20 10 15
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 2,665 1,190 1,475   5,515 2,635 2,880
No certificate, diploma or degree 965 515 450   2,280 1,210 1,070
High school certificate or equivalent 35 605 210 400   1,130 460 670
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 300 190 115   645 435 210
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 535 205 335   1,050 400 645
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 70 20 50   115 40 75
University certificate or degree 180 45 130   295 80 215
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 710 390 320   1,250 670 575
No certificate, diploma or degree 360 240 120   685 410 275
High school certificate or equivalent 38 225 95 130   365 165 200
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 35 20 15   65 40 20
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 50 25 25   90 45 45
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 10 0   10 0 0
University certificate or degree 30 0 25   35 0 30
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 525 200 320   990 445 545
No certificate, diploma or degree 165 45 125   335 130 200
High school certificate or equivalent 41 140 50 90   265 120 145
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 70 40 25   115 80 35
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 125 50 70   210 85 125
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   15 0 10
University certificate or degree 20 10 10   55 25 25
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 1,300 545 755   2,860 1,340 1,520
No certificate, diploma or degree 380 210 170   970 530 435
High school certificate or equivalent 44 220 65 160   470 175 295
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 190 110 75   435 290 140
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 330 115 215   695 250 435
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 55 15 40   85 25 65
University certificate or degree 130 35 90   205 55 150
Table: Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population

Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 2,660 1,190 1,475   5,515 2,635 2,885
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,570 725 850   3,410 1,675 1,735
Education 135 10 120   200 25 175
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 25 30 0   35 35 0
Humanities 20 10 10   50 15 30
Social and behavioural sciences and law 100 15 85   165 35 130
Business, management and public administration 270 70 200   455 80 370
Physical and life sciences and technologies 10 0 10   25 10 15
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 20 20 0   45 35 10
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 270 245 25   555 505 50
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 30 25 10   100 75 25
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 95 0 90   210 20 190
Personal, protective and transportation services 110 30 80   260 130 125
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 2,665 1,185 1,475   5,515 2,635 2,880
In the labour force 49 1,900 865 1,035   3,905 1,905 1,995
Employed 50 1,520 670 850   3,050 1,390 1,660
Unemployed 51 385 195 185   855 510 345
Not in the labour force 52 760 325 435   1,610 730 880
Participation rate 53 71.3 73.0 70.2   70.8 72.3 69.3
Employment rate 54 57.0 56.5 57.6   55.3 52.8 57.6
Unemployment rate 55 20.3 22.5 17.9   21.9 26.8 17.3
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 1,840 830 1,010   3,780 1,830 1,950
A Management occupations 57 145 85 60   305 170 140
B Business, finance and administration occupations 335 25 305   615 70 545
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 110 90 15   195 150 45
D Health occupations 50 10 40   85 15 65
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 260 45 220   515 90 420
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 50 30 20   95 55 40
G Sales and service occupations 480 185 300   890 335 555
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 315 295 25   770 700 65
I Occupations unique to primary industry 65 40 25   255 200 55
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 25 25 0   50 45 10
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 1,840 830 1,015   3,780 1,830 1,950
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 50 35 15   240 180 50
Construction 150 140 15   320 280 40
Manufacturing 20 15 0   35 30 10
Wholesale trade 25 25 0   40 35 0
Retail trade 205 120 85   260 135 125
Finance and real estate 55 10 50   75 10 65
Health care and social services 105 20 85   235 35 200
Educational services 85 10 75   210 35 175
Business services 315 195 125   525 320 205
Other services 830 270 555   1,840 760 1,080
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 1,515 665 850   3,050 1,390 1,655
Worked at home 80 40 40   150 80 70
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   0 0 0
No fixed workplace address 185 150 35   495 385 115
Worked at usual place 1,250 480 770   2,400 925 1,470
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 1,215 470 740   1,970 755 1,210
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 30 0 30   390 145 240
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   0 0 0
Worked in a different province 10 0 10   40 20 15
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
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 1,435 630 810   2,900 1,310 1,585
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,010 420 590   1,820 785 1,035
Car, truck, van, as passenger 150 75 75   290 155 130
Public transit 75 20 60   80 25 55
Walked or bicycled 150 80 70   600 270 330
All other modes 45 35 15   105 75 35
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 1,975 875 1,095   4,095 1,985 2,110
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 22,415 22,560 22,227   21,588 21,494 21,970
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 28,716 31,093 26,821   27,993 29,335 26,727
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 810 340 465   1,600 720 880
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 43,664 51,302 39,483   43,179 47,249 40,021
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 46,115 54,919 39,705   45,647 51,616 40,792
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
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 2,440 1,055 1,380   5,145 2,435 2,710
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 21,620 21,910 21,585   20,690 20,443 21,134
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 79.0 82.1 76.0   79.8 82.5 77.0
Government transfers - As a % of total income 15.3 12.3 17.9   15.5 12.9 18.1
Other money - As a % of total income 5.8 5.8 5.9   4.7 4.5 4.8
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Whitehorse, City   Yukon Territory
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 1,730   3,450
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 51,727   45,833

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Whitehorse, Yukon Territory (Code6001009) (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 April 15, 2024).