2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Swan River First Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Swan River First Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Swan River First Nation

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Swan River First Nation (Wapsewsipi) consisted of the Swan River 150E census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 385
Population 2006 290
Population change (%) 33
Median age 24
Under age 15 (%) 38
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 13
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 43
Aged 65 plus (%) 6
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 31
Community males, 10 to 19 years 15
Community males, 20 to 29 years 15
Community males, 30 to 39 years 13
Community males, 40 to 49 years 13
Community males, 50 to 59 years 5
Community males, 60 to 69 years 5
Community males, 70 to 79 years 5
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 29
Community females, 10 to 19 years 16
Community females, 20 to 29 years 11
Community females, 30 to 39 years 16
Community females, 40 to 49 years 11
Community females, 50 to 59 years 5
Community females, 60 to 69 years 5
Community females, 70 to 79 years 0
Community females, 80 years and over 0
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 50
Couples without children 15
Lone parents 35
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 12
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 22
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 50
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 44

In the community, 85 spoke a Cree language in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 78
Overcrowded 22
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 9
Rented 0
Band housing 91
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 26
Minor repairs needed 38
Major repairs needed 36
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 5
College 29
Trade 11
High school 21
Less than high school 34
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 20
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 20
Education, law and social, community and government services 17
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 17
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 65
Employment rate (%) 44
Unemployment rate (%) 29
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 46
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 30,464

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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