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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

 
Behchok˛ Image: Data quality note(s)
Northwest Territories
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Table: Population and dwelling counts

Population and dwelling counts
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 1,894   41,464
Population in 2001 1 1,552E   37,360
2001 to 2006 population change (%) ...   11.0E
Total private dwellings 2 518   16,774
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 449   14,224
Population density per square kilometre 25.2   0.0
Land area (square km) 75.07   1,140,834.90
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 1,890 985 905   41,055 20,945 20,110
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 1,770 920 850   20,635 10,165 10,470
North American Indian - single response 6 1,730 895 840   12,640 6,210 6,430
MÚtis - single response 30 20 10   3,585 1,860 1,720
Inuit - single response 10 10 10   4,165 1,970 2,190
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 0 0 0   105 55 50
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 0 10 0   145 65 80
Non-Aboriginal identity population 115 65 55   20,420 10,780 9,640
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 1,885 985 900   41,055 20,945 20,110
Registered Indian 9 1,730 895 835   13,010 6,440 6,575
Not a registered Indian 150 85 70   28,045 14,505 13,535
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 1,770 920 850   20,640 10,165 10,470
0 to 4 years 205 105 100   1,870 915 955
5 to 9 years 215 105 105   1,945 985 960
10 to 14 years 190 100 90   2,350 1,190 1,160
15 to 19 years 195 100 100   2,285 1,165 1,115
20 to 24 years 130 80 55   1,595 855 740
25 to 29 years 130 55 70   1,420 665 755
30 to 34 years 135 75 60   1,350 605 745
35 to 39 years 140 70 70   1,490 715 775
40 to 44 years 100 50 50   1,520 755 770
45 to 49 years 85 45 45   1,280 580 695
50 to 54 years 65 40 30   1,070 500 570
55 to 59 years 45 30 15   740 370 375
60 to 64 years 30 15 10   590 330 260
65 to 69 years 40 15 30   400 185 215
70 to 74 years 25 10 10   310 160 155
75 to 79 years 15 10 10   205 100 105
80 to 84 years 15 0 10   120 55 65
85 years and over 15 10 10   90 45 45
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 22.8 23.0 22.6   26.0 24.8 26.8
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 65.5 65.8 64.7   70.1 69.6 70.6
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 1,160 605 550   14,465 7,070 7,395
Not in a common-law relationship 845 455 390   11,050 5,485 5,565
In a common-law relationship 310 150 160   3,420 1,590 1,830
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 1,155 605 555   14,465 7,070 7,395
Never legally married (single) 14 830 460 370   9,435 4,910 4,525
Legally married (and not separated) 15 245 120 125   3,460 1,605 1,850
Separated, but still legally married 16 20 10 10   485 190 300
Divorced 17 20 0 10   530 230 300
Widowed 18 50 10 40   560 135 425
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 405   7,120
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 79.0   64.6
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 4.9   6.5
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 12.3   10.4
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 0.0   1.7
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 2.5   10.7
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   1.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 2.5   4.6
Number of owned dwellings 22 225   3,635
Number of rented dwellings 23 160   3,345
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 195   3,795
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 210   3,320
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 145   3,230
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 135   2,100
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 120   1,780
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 5.1   5.3
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 28.4   7.1
Average number of persons per room 0.9   0.6
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 1,770 915 845   20,525 10,100 10,425
Spouses 235 120 125   3,370 1,570 1,805
Common-law partners 310 155 160   3,400 1,580 1,820
Lone parents 135 25 105   1,645 395 1,245
Children in census families 930 530 405   9,410 5,085 4,325
Persons not in census families 155 95 60   2,695 1,470 1,230
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 1,770 920 850   20,640 10,165 10,470
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 1,380 725 655   7,470 3,650 3,820
Knowledge of English only 28 390 195 190   12,705 6,335 6,370
Knowledge of French only 29 0 0 0   0 10 0
Knowledge of English and French only 30 0 0 0   415 160 255
Knowledge of other languages 31 0 0 0   40 20 25
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 62.1 63.6 60.6   28.6 28.3 28.9
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 35.6 38.6 32.4   12.2 13.4 11.0
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 78.0 78.8 77.1   36.2 35.9 36.5
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 1,740 905 835   20,270 9,960 10,310
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,490 785 700   16,595 8,265 8,330
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 135 60 75   2,580 1,205 1,375
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 90 45 45   685 310 380
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 25 10 15   410 185 225
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   0 10 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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 1,565 815 750   18,760 9,245 9,510
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 1,085 580 510   10,950 5,555 5,395
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 330 165 160   5,005 2,435 2,570
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 100 45 60   1,505 665 840
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 45 20 25   1,290 585 710
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   10 10 10
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 1,160 610 550   14,465 7,075 7,395
No certificate, diploma or degree 780 435 350   7,920 4,080 3,835
High school certificate or equivalent 35 105 45 65   2,070 875 1,195
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 100 65 35   1,455 1,050 395
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 145 60 85   2,380 865 1,515
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 10   180 45 135
University certificate or degree 20 10 15   460 155 310
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 325 175 150   3,880 2,020 1,860
No certificate, diploma or degree 260 140 120   2,915 1,535 1,380
High school certificate or equivalent 38 35 20 15   620 290 325
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10 10 0   120 100 15
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 15 10 0   175 70 105
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   15 0 10
University certificate or degree 0 0 0   30 15 15
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 265 140 125   2,770 1,270 1,500
No certificate, diploma or degree 135 80 55   1,180 650 530
High school certificate or equivalent 41 45 25 25   510 190 320
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25 15 10   345 225 125
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 50 20 35   580 170 410
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   50 10 35
University certificate or degree 0 0 0   100 25 75
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 470 250 220   6,695 3,245 3,445
No certificate, diploma or degree 285 170 120   2,870 1,460 1,410
High school certificate or equivalent 44 30 10 20   910 375 535
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 65 35 25   915 670 245
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 80 35 40   1,560 595 960
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 10   115 35 80
University certificate or degree 15 10 15   325 115 210
Table: Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population

Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 1,160 605 550   14,465 7,075 7,395
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 890 480 415   9,990 4,955 5,035
Education 25 0 20   345 55 295
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 10 0 0   85 35 45
Humanities 10 0 0   125 40 90
Social and behavioural sciences and law 15 0 15   275 60 215
Business, management and public administration 65 10 60   1,225 195 1,030
Physical and life sciences and technologies 0 0 0   40 20 20
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 10 0 0   65 25 40
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 65 55 10   1,055 975 80
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 25 15 0   185 140 45
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 20 0 20   400 95 305
Personal, protective and transportation services 45 35 10   665 465 195
Other 47 0 0 0   10 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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 1,160 605 550   14,465 7,070 7,390
In the labour force 49 595 340 250   9,455 4,865 4,590
Employed 50 415 220 200   7,555 3,655 3,895
Unemployed 51 175 120 55   1,900 1,210 695
Not in the labour force 52 565 265 300   5,010 2,205 2,805
Participation rate 53 51.3 56.2 45.5   65.4 68.8 62.1
Employment rate 54 35.8 36.4 36.4   52.2 51.7 52.7
Unemployment rate 55 29.4 35.3 22.0   20.1 24.9 15.1
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 535 305 230   9,130 4,710 4,420
A Management occupations 57 30 20 15   705 380 325
B Business, finance and administration occupations 75 15 60   1,605 285 1,320
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 15 10 0   310 225 80
D Health occupations 25 10 20   265 15 255
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 55 10 50   895 210 685
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10 10 0   265 120 145
G Sales and service occupations 125 55 70   2,430 1,025 1,410
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 145 135 10   2,060 1,910 150
I Occupations unique to primary industry 40 45 0   485 455 30
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 10 15 0   100 85 20
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 535 305 230   9,130 4,710 4,420
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 150 135 20   1,210 945 270
Construction 40 40 0   815 720 90
Manufacturing 0 0 0   100 50 50
Wholesale trade 0 0 0   115 80 40
Retail trade 25 10 15   760 340 420
Finance and real estate 15 10 10   350 185 165
Health care and social services 70 10 65   880 110 775
Educational services 60 20 40   525 135 390
Business services 50 35 15   1,180 740 440
Other services 130 50 75   3,185 1,410 1,775
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 420 220 195   7,555 3,655 3,895
Worked at home 0 0 0   240 135 110
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   0 0 0
No fixed workplace address 45 40 0   940 775 160
Worked at usual place 365 175 190   6,375 2,750 3,625
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 270 95 175   5,500 2,220 3,275
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 90 80 10   810 500 310
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   25 15 10
Worked in a different province 10 0 0   40 10 30
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
Behchok˛, Community government   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 with an Aboriginal identity 60 415 215 200   7,315 3,525 3,785
Car, truck, van, as driver 175 75 105   3,215 1,680 1,540
Car, truck, van, as passenger 25 0 20   720 310 415
Public transit 0 0 0   55 15 40
Walked or bicycled 95 35 60   2,430 935 1,495
All other modes 115 100 15   880 585 295
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 715 405 310   10,265 5,270 4,995
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 21,440 23,616 19,232   25,078 25,065 25,133
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 31,425 35,250 26,456   33,687 35,151 32,143
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 285 160 125   4,325 2,090 2,235
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 54,229 60,117 47,872   52,086 54,348 50,084
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 53,691 57,883 48,469   54,527 57,651 51,606
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
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 1,015 535 480   13,315 6,540 6,775
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 15,744 17,056 15,504   20,080 20,436 19,741
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 80.8 86.5 72.7   85.6 88.9 82.0
Government transfers - As a % of total income 17.3 11.6 25.4   11.7 9.1 14.5
Other money - As a % of total income 2.0 1.6 2.6   2.7 2.0 3.4
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Behchok˛, Community government   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 405   7,120
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 54,656   57,603

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Behchok˛, Northwest Territories (Code6106031) (table). Aboriginal Population Profile. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-594-XWE. Ottawa. Released January 15, 2008.
http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-594/index.cfm?Lang=E
(accessed August 20, 2019).