2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Atikamekw d'Opitciwan

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Atikamekw d'Opitciwan
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Atikamekw d'Opitciwan

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 1,990
Population 2006 1,770
Population change (%) 12
Median age 22
Under age 15 (%) 36
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 42
Aged 65 plus (%) 4
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 25
Community males, 10 to 19 years 20
Community males, 20 to 29 years 15
Community males, 30 to 39 years 13
Community males, 40 to 49 years 12
Community males, 50 to 59 years 7
Community males, 60 to 69 years 5
Community males, 70 to 79 years 1
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 23
Community females, 10 to 19 years 24
Community females, 20 to 29 years 14
Community females, 30 to 39 years 14
Community females, 40 to 49 years 12
Community females, 50 to 59 years 7
Community females, 60 to 69 years 3
Community females, 70 to 79 years 3
Community females, 80 years and over 1
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 57
Couples without children 15
Lone parents 28
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 99
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 100
Quebec on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 86
Quebec on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 80

In the community, 1,980 spoke Atikamekw in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 65
Overcrowded 35
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 12
Rented 48
Band housing 40
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 37
Minor repairs needed 35
Major repairs needed 28
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 4
College 10
Trade 16
High school 5
Less than high school 66
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Education, law and social, community and government services 25
Sales and service 25
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 13
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 43
Employment rate (%) 36
Unemployment rate (%) 16
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 60
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 21,888

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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