2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – New Brunswick

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - New Brunswick
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — New Brunswick

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 New Brunswick.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 7,465
Population 2006 7,000
Population change (%) 7
Median age 29
Under age 15 (%) 27
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 17
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 49
Aged 65 plus (%) 7
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 19
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 19
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 13
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 12
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 7
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
New Brunswick on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 18
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 16
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 13
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 14
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 13
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 13
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 8
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 4
New Brunswick on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 14
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 14
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 13
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 13
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 15
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 12
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 4
New Brunswick off-reserve males, 80 years and over 2
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 15
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 15
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 13
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 14
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 15
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 11
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 4
New Brunswick off-reserve females, 80 years and over 2
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 36
Couples without children 22
Lone parents 43
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
New Brunswick on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 44
New Brunswick on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 31
New Brunswick off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 3
New Brunswick off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 3

In the province, 1,805 spoke Mi'kmaq in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 95
Overcrowded 5
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 24
Rented 12
Band housing 64
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 34
Minor repairs needed 32
Major repairs needed 34
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 8
College 23
Trade 15
High school 26
Less than high school 28
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 23
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 20
Education, law and social, community and government services 17
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 54
Employment rate (%) 38
Unemployment rate (%) 30
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 37
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 13,350

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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