2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Siksika Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Siksika Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Siksika Nation

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Siksika Nation consisted of the Siksika 146 census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 3,445
Population 2006 2,730
Population change (%) 26
Median age 25
Under age 15 (%) 32
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 43
Aged 65 plus (%) 7
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 20
Community males, 10 to 19 years 19
Community males, 20 to 29 years 17
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 10
Community males, 50 to 59 years 10
Community males, 60 to 69 years 7
Community males, 70 to 79 years 4
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 13
Community females, 30 to 39 years 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 12
Community females, 50 to 59 years 10
Community females, 60 to 69 years 6
Community females, 70 to 79 years 4
Community females, 80 years and over 1
Alberta on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 24
Alberta on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 21
Alberta on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
Alberta on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
Alberta on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 11
Alberta on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Alberta on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 5
Alberta on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Alberta on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Alberta on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 24
Alberta on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 20
Alberta on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 15
Alberta on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
Alberta on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 11
Alberta on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 9
Alberta on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 6
Alberta on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Alberta on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 41
Couples without children 18
Lone parents 41
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 48
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 39
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 50
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 44

In the community, 1,300 spoke Blackfoot in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 78
Overcrowded 22
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 13
Rented 28
Band housing 58
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 27
Minor repairs needed 31
Major repairs needed 41
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 6
College 22
Trade 17
High school 20
Less than high school 35
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 24
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 22
Education, law and social, community and government services 19
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 47
Employment rate (%) 37
Unemployment rate (%) 22
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 47
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 19,792

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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