2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Potlotek First Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Potlotek First Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Potlotek First Nation

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Potlotek First Nation (Chapel Island) consisted of the Chapel Island 5 census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 480
Population 2006 430
Population change (%) 12
Median age 23
Under age 15 (%) 28
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 23
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 41
Aged 65 plus (%) 7
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 18
Community males, 10 to 19 years 24
Community males, 20 to 29 years 22
Community males, 30 to 39 years 9
Community males, 40 to 49 years 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 9
Community males, 60 to 69 years 4
Community males, 70 to 79 years 0
Community males, 80 years and over 4
Community females, 0 to 9 years 16
Community females, 10 to 19 years 24
Community females, 20 to 29 years 20
Community females, 30 to 39 years 10
Community females, 40 to 49 years 10
Community females, 50 to 59 years 10
Community females, 60 to 69 years 4
Community females, 70 to 79 years 6
Community females, 80 years and over 4
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 22
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 21
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 17
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 12
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 10
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 6
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Nova Scotia on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 20
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 19
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 16
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 13
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 13
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 10
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 6
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 3
Nova Scotia on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 33
Couples without children 11
Lone parents 56
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 44
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 51
Nova Scotia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 56
Nova Scotia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 54

In the community, 235 spoke Mi'kmaq in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 96
Overcrowded 4
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 12
Rented 3
Band housing 85
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 26
Minor repairs needed 36
Major repairs needed 38
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 15
College 24
Trade 17
High school 15
Less than high school 28
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Education, law and social, community and government services 23
Sales and service 17
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 15
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 15
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 62
Employment rate (%) 35
Unemployment rate (%) 43
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 26
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 9,792

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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