2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Mashteuiatsh

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Mashteuiatsh
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Mashteuiatsh

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Mashteuiatsh (Montagnais du Lac St.-Jean) consisted of the Mashteuiatsh census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 1,690
Population 2006 1,555
Population change (%) 9
Median age 35
Under age 15 (%) 23
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 48
Aged 65 plus (%) 12
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 17
Community males, 10 to 19 years 16
Community males, 20 to 29 years 14
Community males, 30 to 39 years 10
Community males, 40 to 49 years 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 15
Community males, 60 to 69 years 9
Community males, 70 to 79 years 6
Community males, 80 years and over 1
Community females, 0 to 9 years 14
Community females, 10 to 19 years 18
Community females, 20 to 29 years 12
Community females, 30 to 39 years 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 11
Community females, 50 to 59 years 16
Community females, 60 to 69 years 12
Community females, 70 to 79 years 5
Community females, 80 years and over 2
Quebec on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 22
Quebec on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 19
Quebec on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 15
Quebec on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
Quebec on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 12
Quebec on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 10
Quebec on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 6
Quebec on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 3
Quebec on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Quebec on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 20
Quebec on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 18
Quebec on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 15
Quebec on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 13
Quebec on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 13
Quebec on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 11
Quebec on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 7
Quebec on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 3
Quebec on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 39
Couples without children 34
Lone parents 27
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 22
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 18
Quebec on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 86
Quebec on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 80

In the community, 270 spoke Montagnais (Innu) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 98
Overcrowded 2
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 73
Rented 12
Band housing 15
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 70
Minor repairs needed 17
Major repairs needed 12
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 11
College 20
Trade 27
High school 8
Less than high school 33
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 26
Education, law and social, community and government services 18
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 13
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 48
Employment rate (%) 38
Unemployment rate (%) 21
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 47
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 21,392

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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