2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Dene Tha' First Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Dene Tha' First Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Dene Tha' First Nation

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Dene Tha' First Nation consisted of the Hay Lake 209, Bushe River 207, and Upper Hay River 212 census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 1,650
Population 2006 1,605
Population change (%) 3
Median age 28
Under age 15 (%) 29
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 47
Aged 65 plus (%) 8
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 19
Community males, 10 to 19 years 16
Community males, 20 to 29 years 19
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 12
Community males, 50 to 59 years 12
Community males, 60 to 69 years 6
Community males, 70 to 79 years 3
Community males, 80 years and over 1
Community females, 0 to 9 years 22
Community females, 10 to 19 years 15
Community females, 20 to 29 years 15
Community females, 30 to 39 years 13
Community females, 40 to 49 years 13
Community females, 50 to 59 years 12
Community females, 60 to 69 years 5
Community females, 70 to 79 years 4
Community females, 80 years and over 2
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 43
Couples without children 13
Lone parents 45
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 77
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 60
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 50
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 44

In the community, 810 spoke Dene in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 69
Overcrowded 31
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 4
Rented 1
Band housing 95
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 18
Minor repairs needed 34
Major repairs needed 48
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 1
College 11
Trade 9
High school 7
Less than high school 71
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 26
Sales and service 23
Business, finance and administration 14
Education, law and social, community and government services 14
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 36
Employment rate (%) 23
Unemployment rate (%) 36
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 25
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 12,416

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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