2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Prince Edward Island

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Prince Edward Island
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Prince Edward Island

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 Prince Edward Island.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 530
Population 2006 400
Population change (%) 33
Median age 26
Under age 15 (%) 32
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 14
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 51
Aged 65 plus (%) 3
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 17
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 17
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 17
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 17
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 8
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 13
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 4
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 0
Prince Edward Island on-reserve males, 80 years and over 0
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 25
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 18
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 15
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 13
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 9
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 11
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 5
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 4
Prince Edward Island on-reserve females, 80 years and over 0
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 19
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 22
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 13
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 6
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 3
Prince Edward Island off-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 16
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 19
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 15
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 13
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 13
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 12
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 9
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 1
Prince Edward Island off-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 47
Couples without children 19
Lone parents 34
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Prince Edward Island on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 18
Prince Edward Island on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 9
Prince Edward Island off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 3
Prince Edward Island off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 1

In the province, 55 spoke Mi'kmaq in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 92
Overcrowded 8
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 27
Rented 13
Band housing 60
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 27
Minor repairs needed 44
Major repairs needed 29
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 7
College 21
Trade 7
High school 29
Less than high school 36
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 29
Sales and service 16
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 12
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 72
Employment rate (%) 42
Unemployment rate (%) 42
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 23
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 12,512

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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