Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Nunavut

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Immigrant population

Figure 1.1 Number and percentage of the immigrant population, Nunavut, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Number and percentage of the immigrant population, Nunavut, 2001 to 2016

Population by immigrant status and period of immigration, Nunavut and Canada, 2016

Immigrant status and period of immigration Nunavut Canada
number % of the total population % of the immigrant population number % of the total population % of the immigrant population
Total population in private households 35,580 100.0 ... 34,460,060 100.0 ...
Non-immigrants 34,605 97.3 ... 26,412,615 76.6 ...
Immigrants 920 2.6 100.0 7,540,830 21.9 100.0
Period of immigration: Before 2001 420 1.2 45.7 4,343,720 12.6 57.6
Period of immigration: 2001 to 2005 165 0.5 17.9 928,940 2.7 12.3
Period of immigration: 2006 to 2010 175 0.5 19.0 1,056,090 3.1 14.0
Period of immigration: 2011 to 2016 165 0.5 17.9 1,212,075 3.5 16.1
Non-permanent residents 55 0.2 ... 506,625 1.5 ...

Number and distribution (in percentage) of the immigrant population and recent immigrants in census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, Nunavut, 2016

Geography Total population Immigrant population Recent immigrants
(2011 to 2016)
Number Number % Number %
Nunavut 35,580 915 2.6 165 0.5

Immigrant population by selected demographic, migration and ethnocultural characteristics, Nunavut, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2006 to 2011)
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2011 to 2016)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Population in private households 610 .. 130 .. 920 .. 165 ..
Age groups 615 100.0 130 100.0 920 100.0 165 100.0
Less than 15 years 35 5.7 30 23.1 50 5.4 25 15.2
15 to 24 years 30 4.9 10 7.7 55 6.0 15 9.1
25 to 64 years 495 80.5 90 69.2 745 81.0 120 72.7
65 years and older 55 8.9 0 0.0 70 7.6 0 0.0
Median age 46.9 .. 32.9 .. 44.0 .. 33.8 ..
Admission categories for immigrants admitted since 1980 ... ... ... ... 770 100.0 165 100.0
Economic immigrants ... ... ... ... 430 55.8 95 57.6
Principal applicants ... ... ... ... 230 29.9 50 30.3
Secondary applicants ... ... ... ... 195 25.3 45 27.3
Immigrants sponsored by family ... ... ... ... 235 30.5 65 39.4
Refugees ... ... ... ... 105 13.6 10 6.1
Region of birth1 610 100.0 130 100.0 920 100.0 165 100.0
Americas 125 20.5 15 11.5 155 16.8 30 18.2
Europe 205 33.6 20 15.4 195 21.2 10 6.1
Africa 55 9.0 15 11.5 190 20.7 45 27.3
Asia 215 35.2 75 57.7 370 40.2 75 45.5
Oceania 10 1.6 0 0.0 10 1.1 0 0.0

Top places of birth of immigrants and recent immigrants,2 Nunavut, 2016

Place of birth 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 920 100.0 ...
Philippines 185 20.1 1
United Kingdom 80 8.7 2
United States 65 7.1 3
Zimbabwe 35 3.8 4
India 30 3.3 5
Pakistan 30 3.3 5
Bangladesh 25 2.7 7
Nigeria 25 2.7 7
Ethiopia 20 2.2 9
Cameroon 20 2.2 9
China 20 2.2 9
Jamaica 20 2.2 9
Germany 20 2.2 9
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 165 100.0 ...
Philippines 45 27.3 1
United States 20 12.1 2

Immigrant population and recent immigrants by non-official language spoken most often at home,3 Nunavut, 2016

Languages 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 915 100.0 ...
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 90 9.8 1
Bengali 20 2.2 2
Spanish 15 1.6 3
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 165 100.0 ...
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 35 21.2 1

Generation status

Population by generation status and median age, Nunavut, 2011 and 2016

Generation status 2011 2016
Number Percent Median age Number Percent Median age
Total population in private households 31,700 100.0 24.0 35,580 100.0 25.0
First generation (born abroad) 690 2.2 45.1 1,025 2.9 43.0
Second generation (born in Canada with at least one parent born abroad) 700 2.2 33.4 925 2.6 33.2
Born in Canada with both parents born abroad 190 0.6 34.2 300 0.8 30.2
Born in Canada with one parent born in Canada and the other born abroad 510 1.6 33.0 620 1.7 34.3
Third generation or more (born in Canada with both parents born in Canada) 30,305 95.6 23.2 33,630 94.5 24.1

Visible minority population

Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Nunavut, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Nunavut, 2001 to 2016

Population by visible minority group and median age, Nunavut, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age
Total population in private households 31,700 100.0 .. 24.0 35,580 100.0 .. 25.0
Visible minority population 510 1.6 100.0 38.2 905 2.5 100.0 36.7
South Asian 90 0.3 17.6 40.1 115 0.3 12.7 38.7
Chinese 65 0.2 12.7 40.3 70 0.2 7.7 38.6
Black 120 0.4 23.5 37.1 330 0.9 36.5 36.4
Filipino 130 0.4 25.5 37.8 230 0.6 25.4 37.9
Latin American 25 0.1 4.9 35.5 40 0.1 4.4 34.2
Arab 15 0.0 2.9 37.0 40 0.1 4.4 34.9
Southeast Asian 30 0.1 5.9 30.0 25 0.1 2.8 34.2
West Asian 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10 0.0 1.1 0.0
Korean 10 0.0 2.0 0.0 10 0.0 1.1 40.8
Japanese 10 0.0 2.0 0.0 10 0.0 1.1 0.0
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20 0.1 2.2 31.2
Multiple visible minorities 10 0.0 2.0 0.0 15 0.0 1.7 22.6
Not a visible minority 31,190 98.4 .. 23.6 34,670 97.4 .. 24.7

Visible minority population in census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, Nunavut, ranked by visible minority population, 2016

Geography Visible minority population
Name of the CMA or CA Type Number % of the total population of the CMA/CA

Census subdivisions with a population of 5,000 or more with the highest proportion of visible minorities, Nunavut, 2016

Geography Visible minority population
Name of the census subdivision Number % of the total population of the CSD
Iqaluit 585 7.7

Ethnic and cultural origins of the population

The three most commonly reported ethnic origins,4 Nunavut and Canada, 2016

Ethnic origin Nunavut Canada
Number of responses % Rank Number of responses % Rank
Inuit 29,950 84.2 1 79,130 0.2 57
Scottish 3,265 9.2 2 4,799,010 13.9 3
Irish 1,740 4.9 3 4,627,000 13.4 5

Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Nunavut and Canada, 2016

Figure 1.3 description Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Nunavut and Canada, 2016

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Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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