2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – We'koqma'q First Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - We'koqma'q First Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — We'koqma'q First Nation

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, We'koqma'q First Nation (We'koqma'q/Waycobah First Nation) consisted of the Whycocomagh 2 census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 820
Population 2006 615
Population change (%) 33
Median age 22
Under age 15 (%) 34
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 20
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 44
Aged 65 plus (%) 3
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 24
Community males, 10 to 19 years 25
Community males, 20 to 29 years 14
Community males, 30 to 39 years 11
Community males, 40 to 49 years 13
Community males, 50 to 59 years 8
Community males, 60 to 69 years 4
Community males, 70 to 79 years 0
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 23
Community females, 10 to 19 years 19
Community females, 20 to 29 years 17
Community females, 30 to 39 years 14
Community females, 40 to 49 years 13
Community females, 50 to 59 years 7
Community females, 60 to 69 years 4
Community females, 70 to 79 years 2
Community females, 80 years and over 0
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 10
Lone parents 58
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 86
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 70
Nova Scotia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 56
Nova Scotia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 54

In the community, 570 spoke Mi'kmaq in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 87
Overcrowded 13
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 12
Rented 0
Band housing 88
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 54
Minor repairs needed 27
Major repairs needed 19
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 17
College 18
Trade 14
High school 26
Less than high school 24
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Education, law and social, community and government services 24
Sales and service 23
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 15
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 55
Employment rate (%) 43
Unemployment rate (%) 24
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 44
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 12,928

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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