Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census
Population change (in percentage), provinces and territories, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016
- In 2016, the enumerated population of Northwest Territories was 41,786 which represents a change of 0.8% from 2011. This growth was lower than the national rate of 5.0%.
- In 2016, there were 14,981 private dwellings occupied in Northwest Territories in 2016 which represent a change of 1.9% from 2011. This growth was lower than the national rate of 5.6%.
- The land area of Northwest Territories is 1,143,793.86 square kilometres and the population density was 0.0 people per square kilometre.
Figure 1.2 Population in the last 135 years, Northwest Territories
Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 135 years, Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories – Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs) and regions outside CMAs and CAs
In 2016, 46.8% of the population of Northwest Territories lived inside a census metropolitan area (CMA) or census agglomeration (CA). That represents 19,569 persons. This was lower than the national rate of 83.2%.
The number of persons living outside a census metropolitan area (CMA) or a census agglomeration (CA) was 22,217, which accounts for 53.2% of the population. This was higher than the national rate of 16.8%.
Population rank and population change, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Northwest Territories
|CMA or CA name||Type||Population||Rank|
|Yellowknife Yellowknife - Census agglomeration||CA||19,569||19,234||1.7||111||1|
Northwest Territories – Census subdivisions among those with 5,000-plus population
|Census subdivision (CSD) name||Type||Population|
|Yellowknife Census subdivision - Yellowknife, City||City||19,569||19,234||1.7|
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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