2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Watson Lake

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Watson Lake
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Watson Lake

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3  in the Watson Lake (Town) census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 300
Population 2006 300
Population change (%) 0
Median age 27
Under age 15 (%) 32
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 15
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 43
Aged 65 plus (%) 8
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 25
Community males, 10 to 19 years 21
Community males, 20 to 29 years 11
Community males, 30 to 39 years 7
Community males, 40 to 49 years 14
Community males, 50 to 59 years 14
Community males, 60 to 69 years 7
Community males, 70 to 79 years 0
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 12
Community females, 10 to 19 years 18
Community females, 20 to 29 years 12
Community females, 30 to 39 years 9
Community females, 40 to 49 years 15
Community females, 50 to 59 years 15
Community females, 60 to 69 years 9
Community females, 70 to 79 years 6
Community females, 80 years and over 6
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
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 47
Couples without children 29
Lone parents 24
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 18
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 18
Yukon Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 16
Yukon Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 14

In the community, 50 spoke Kaska (Nahani) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 92
Overcrowded 8
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 43
Rented 53
Band housing 3
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 42
Minor repairs needed 25
Major repairs needed 33
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 13
College 13
Trade 13
High school 29
Less than high school 35
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 28
Education, law and social, community and government services 20
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 20
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 61
Employment rate (%) 42
Unemployment rate (%) 32
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 42
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 28,832

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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