2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Samson Cree Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Samson Cree Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Samson Cree Nation

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Samson Cree Nation consisted of the Samson 137, Samson 137A, and Pigeon Lake 138A census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 3,780
Population 2006 3,650
Population change (%) 4
Median age 22
Under age 15 (%) 35
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 17
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 43
Aged 65 plus (%) 4
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 24
Community males, 10 to 19 years 23
Community males, 20 to 29 years 15
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 12
Community males, 50 to 59 years 9
Community males, 60 to 69 years 4
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 21
Community females, 20 to 29 years 15
Community females, 30 to 39 years 13
Community females, 40 to 49 years 11
Community females, 50 to 59 years 9
Community females, 60 to 69 years 5
Community females, 70 to 79 years 2
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 37
Couples without children 14
Lone parents 49
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 36
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 34
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 50
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 44

In the community, 1,285 spoke a Cree language in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 68
Overcrowded 32
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 3
Rented 0
Band housing 97
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 5
Minor repairs needed 24
Major repairs needed 71
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 5
College 22
Trade 12
High school 15
Less than high school 45
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 28
Education, law and social, community and government services 22
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 16
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 42
Employment rate (%) 32
Unemployment rate (%) 24
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 51
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 18,645

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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