2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Northwest Territories

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Northwest Territories
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Northwest Territories

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 20,860
Population 2006 20,520
Population change (%) 2
Median age 29
Under age 15 (%) 25
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 17
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 50
Aged 65 plus (%) 8
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 0 to 9 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 10 to 19 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 20 to 29 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 30 to 39 years 13
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 40 to 49 years 12
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 50 to 59 years 12
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 60 to 69 years 7
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 70 to 79 years 3
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 80 years and over 1
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 0 to 9 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 10 to 19 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 20 to 29 years 16
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 30 to 39 years 12
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 40 to 49 years 13
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 50 to 59 years 13
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 60 to 69 years 7
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 70 to 79 years 3
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 80 years and over 1
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 47
Couples without children 25
Lone parents 28
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 36
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 31
Canada Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 21
Canada Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 16

In the territories, 2,280 spoke Dogrib (Tlicho) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 83
Overcrowded 17
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 54
Rented 46
Band housing 0
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 36
Minor repairs needed 34
Major repairs needed 29
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 7
College 22
Trade 12
High school 17
Less than high school 42
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 23
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 22
Business, finance and administration 16
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 63
Employment rate (%) 51
Unemployment rate (%) 19
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 46
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 29,828

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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