2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Alberta

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Alberta
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Alberta

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 Alberta.E

E Excludes 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 50,945
Population 2006 41,270
Population change (%) 21
Median age 23
Under age 15 (%) 34
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 42
Aged 65 plus (%) 5
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Alberta on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 24
Alberta on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 21
Alberta on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
Alberta on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
Alberta on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 11
Alberta on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Alberta on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 5
Alberta on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Alberta on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Alberta on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 24
Alberta on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 20
Alberta on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 15
Alberta on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
Alberta on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 11
Alberta on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 9
Alberta on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 6
Alberta on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Alberta on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Alberta off-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 20
Alberta off-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 19
Alberta off-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 17
Alberta off-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 14
Alberta off-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 12
Alberta off-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 10
Alberta off-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 5
Alberta off-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Alberta off-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Alberta off-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 18
Alberta off-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 17
Alberta off-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 17
Alberta off-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 15
Alberta off-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 13
Alberta off-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 11
Alberta off-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 6
Alberta off-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Alberta off-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 40
Couples without children 15
Lone parents 44
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 50
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 44
Alberta off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 10
Alberta off-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 6

In the province, 13,070 spoke a Cree language in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 67
Overcrowded 33
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 16
Rented 6
Band housing 79
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 22
Minor repairs needed 29
Major repairs needed 49
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 4
College 20
Trade 11
High school 16
Less than high school 49
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 25
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 23
Education, law and social, community and government services 19
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 47
Employment rate (%) 34
Unemployment rate (%) 28
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 46
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 18,152

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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