2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Manitoba

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Manitoba
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Manitoba

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 Manitoba.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 63,845
Population 2006 56,895
Population change (%) 12
Median age 22
Under age 15 (%) 36
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 41
Aged 65 plus (%) 4
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Manitoba on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 25
Manitoba on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 21
Manitoba on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
Manitoba on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
Manitoba on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 11
Manitoba on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Manitoba on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 5
Manitoba on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Manitoba on-reserve males, 80 years and over 0
Manitoba on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 25
Manitoba on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 20
Manitoba on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 16
Manitoba on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 11
Manitoba on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 11
Manitoba on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 9
Manitoba on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 5
Manitoba on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Manitoba on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Manitoba off-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 21
Manitoba off-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 20
Manitoba off-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
Manitoba off-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
Manitoba off-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 11
Manitoba off-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 11
Manitoba off-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 6
Manitoba off-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Manitoba off-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Manitoba off-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 19
Manitoba off-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 17
Manitoba off-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 16
Manitoba off-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 13
Manitoba off-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 12
Manitoba off-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 12
Manitoba off-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 7
Manitoba off-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 3
Manitoba off-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 44
Couples without children 15
Lone parents 42
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Manitoba on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 57
Manitoba on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 46
Manitoba off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 10
Manitoba off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 7

In the province, 15,390 spoke a Cree language in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 59
Overcrowded 41
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 11
Rented 6
Band housing 83
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 20
Minor repairs needed 29
Major repairs needed 51
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 5
College 13
Trade 6
High school 20
Less than high school 55
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 26
Education, law and social, community and government services 24
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 20
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 41
Employment rate (%) 30
Unemployment rate (%) 26
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 49
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 14,809

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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