2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Whitehorse

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Whitehorse
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Whitehorse

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 4,425
Population 2006 3,760
Population change (%) 18
Median age 29
Under age 15 (%) 26
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 52
Aged 65 plus (%) 6
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 20
Community males, 10 to 19 years 19
Community males, 20 to 29 years 20
Community males, 30 to 39 years 13
Community males, 40 to 49 years 12
Community males, 50 to 59 years 11
Community males, 60 to 69 years 4
Community males, 70 to 79 years 2
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 14
Community females, 10 to 19 years 17
Community females, 20 to 29 years 14
Community females, 30 to 39 years 16
Community females, 40 to 49 years 12
Community females, 50 to 59 years 15
Community females, 60 to 69 years 8
Community females, 70 to 79 years 2
Community females, 80 years and over 2
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 38
Couples without children 35
Lone parents 27
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 7
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 6
Yukon Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 16
Yukon Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 14

In the community, 75 spoke Tlingit in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 97
Overcrowded 3
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 55
Rented 45
Band housing 0
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 52
Minor repairs needed 34
Major repairs needed 13
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 14
College 27
Trade 12
High school 27
Less than high school 20
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 22
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 20
Business, finance and administration 19
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 70
Employment rate (%) 58
Unemployment rate (%) 18
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 44
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 35,096

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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