2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Fort Simpson

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Fort Simpson
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Fort Simpson

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 890
Population 2006 815
Population change (%) 9
Median age 33
Under age 15 (%) 21
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 56
Aged 65 plus (%) 8
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 14
Community males, 10 to 19 years 18
Community males, 20 to 29 years 19
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 13
Community males, 60 to 69 years 11
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 15
Community females, 20 to 29 years 13
Community females, 30 to 39 years 9
Community females, 40 to 49 years 14
Community females, 50 to 59 years 21
Community females, 60 to 69 years 9
Community females, 70 to 79 years 3
Community females, 80 years and over 0
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
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 51
Couples without children 24
Lone parents 25
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 43
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 39
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 36
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 31

In the community, 260 spoke South Slavey in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 93
Overcrowded 7
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 69
Rented 31
Band housing 0
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 35
Minor repairs needed 32
Major repairs needed 33
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 6
College 27
Trade 22
High school 16
Less than high school 29
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 22
Sales and service 19
Business, finance and administration 17
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 65
Employment rate (%) 53
Unemployment rate (%) 20
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 51
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 34,731

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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