2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Eskasoni First Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

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

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 3,395
Population 2006 2,935
Population change (%) 16
Median age 23
Under age 15 (%) 33
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 20
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 42
Aged 65 plus (%) 5
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 17
Community males, 30 to 39 years 11
Community males, 40 to 49 years 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 8
Community males, 60 to 69 years 6
Community males, 70 to 79 years 2
Community males, 80 years and over 1
Community females, 0 to 9 years 22
Community females, 10 to 19 years 20
Community females, 20 to 29 years 17
Community females, 30 to 39 years 13
Community females, 40 to 49 years 12
Community females, 50 to 59 years 8
Community females, 60 to 69 years 6
Community females, 70 to 79 years 2
Community females, 80 years and over 1
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 34
Couples without children 11
Lone parents 55
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 89
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 87
Nova Scotia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 56
Nova Scotia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 54

In the community, 2,970 spoke Mi'kmaq in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 85
Overcrowded 15
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 18
Rented 17
Band housing 65
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 38
Minor repairs needed 30
Major repairs needed 31
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 18
College 14
Trade 15
High school 21
Less than high school 32
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Education, law and social, community and government services 26
Sales and service 25
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 15
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 39
Employment rate (%) 29
Unemployment rate (%) 25
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 45
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 20,800

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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