2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Newfoundland and Labrador

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Newfoundland and Labrador
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Newfoundland and Labrador

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3  living on-reserve in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.E

E Only those communities that participated in both census years (2006 and 2016) are included in the population change calculation.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 2,720
Population 2006 2,435
Population change (%) 12
Median age 24
Under age 15 (%) 33
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 45
Aged 65 plus (%) 3
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 25
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 19
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 15
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 14
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 4
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 1
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 21
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 20
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 18
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 14
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 12
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 8
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 4
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 13
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 16
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 14
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 14
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 15
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 12
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 5
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 12
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 14
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 14
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 15
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 15
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 12
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 5
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve females, 80 years and over 2
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 49
Couples without children 21
Lone parents 30
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 66
Newfoundland and Labrador on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 64
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 4
Newfoundland and Labrador off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 3

In the province, 1,085 spoke Montagnais (Innu) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 70
Overcrowded 30
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 21
Rented 10
Band housing 69
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 34
Minor repairs needed 31
Major repairs needed 34
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 4
College 20
Trade 16
High school 11
Less than high school 48
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Education, law and social, community and government services 26
Sales and service 22
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 20
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 67
Employment rate (%) 40
Unemployment rate (%) 41
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 38
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 16,032

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population.

Catalogue Number: 41260001

Revised: October 2019

Partnership project between Statistics Canada and Indigenous Services Canada.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Industry, 2019

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