2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Yukon

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Yukon
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Yukon

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3  living in the territory of Yukon.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 8,190
Population 2006 7,540
Population change (%) 9
Median age 33
Under age 15 (%) 23
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 15
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 54
Aged 65 plus (%) 8
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Yukon Aboriginal males, 0 to 9 years 17
Yukon Aboriginal males, 10 to 19 years 17
Yukon Aboriginal males, 20 to 29 years 16
Yukon Aboriginal males, 30 to 39 years 13
Yukon Aboriginal males, 40 to 49 years 13
Yukon Aboriginal males, 50 to 59 years 14
Yukon Aboriginal males, 60 to 69 years 7
Yukon Aboriginal males, 70 to 79 years 3
Yukon Aboriginal males, 80 years and over 1
Yukon Aboriginal females, 0 to 9 years 13
Yukon Aboriginal females, 10 to 19 years 15
Yukon Aboriginal females, 20 to 29 years 13
Yukon Aboriginal females, 30 to 39 years 14
Yukon Aboriginal females, 40 to 49 years 13
Yukon Aboriginal females, 50 to 59 years 16
Yukon Aboriginal females, 60 to 69 years 9
Yukon Aboriginal females, 70 to 79 years 3
Yukon Aboriginal females, 80 years and over 2
Canada Aboriginal males, 0 to 9 years 19
Canada Aboriginal males, 10 to 19 years 18
Canada Aboriginal males, 20 to 29 years 16
Canada Aboriginal males, 30 to 39 years 12
Canada Aboriginal males, 40 to 49 years 12
Canada Aboriginal males, 50 to 59 years 12
Canada Aboriginal males, 60 to 69 years 7
Canada Aboriginal males, 70 to 79 years 3
Canada Aboriginal males, 80 years and over 1
Canada Aboriginal females, 0 to 9 years 17
Canada Aboriginal females, 10 to 19 years 16
Canada Aboriginal females, 20 to 29 years 16
Canada Aboriginal females, 30 to 39 years 13
Canada Aboriginal females, 40 to 49 years 13
Canada Aboriginal females, 50 to 59 years 12
Canada Aboriginal females, 60 to 69 years 8
Canada Aboriginal females, 70 to 79 years 3
Canada Aboriginal females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 36
Couples without children 36
Lone parents 27
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Yukon Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 16
Yukon Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 14
Canada Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 21
Canada Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 16

In the territory, 320 spoke Kaska (Nahani) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 96
Overcrowded 4
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 48
Rented 38
Band housing 13
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 47
Minor repairs needed 33
Major repairs needed 20
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 10
College 27
Trade 13
High school 24
Less than high school 26
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 21
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 21
Business, finance and administration 17
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 70
Employment rate (%) 54
Unemployment rate (%) 22
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 42
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 30,033

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population.

Catalogue Number: 41260001

Revised: October 2019

Partnership project between Statistics Canada and Indigenous Services Canada.

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