2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Saskatchewan

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Saskatchewan
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Saskatchewan

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 Saskatchewan.E

E Excludes 2006 census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian Settlements. Only those communities that participated in both census years (2006 and 2016) are included in the population change calculation.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 55,125
Population 2006 48,825
Population change (%) 11
Median age 22
Under age 15 (%) 36
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 19
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 41
Aged 65 plus (%) 5
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 24
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 22
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 10
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 5
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 24
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 21
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 16
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 10
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 9
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 5
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 23
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 21
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 17
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 11
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 5
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Saskatchewan off-reserve males, 80 years and over 0
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 20
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 18
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 17
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 14
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 12
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 10
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 6
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Saskatchewan off-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 39
Couples without children 13
Lone parents 47
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Saskatchewan on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 51
Saskatchewan on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 42
Saskatchewan off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 17
Saskatchewan off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 12

In the province, 17,015 spoke a Cree language in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 64
Overcrowded 36
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 6
Rented 11
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 14
Trade 10
High school 23
Less than high school 48
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 21
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 41
Employment rate (%) 28
Unemployment rate (%) 32
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 47
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 16,181

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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