2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Bigstone Cree Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

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

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Bigstone Cree Nation consisted of the Jean Baptiste Gambler 183, Wabasca 166, Wabasca 166A, Wabasca 166B, Wabasca 166C, Wabasca 166D, and Desmarais census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 2,405
Population 2006 2,200
Population change (%) 9
Median age 24
Under age 15 (%) 34
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 43
Aged 65 plus (%) 7
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 24
Community males, 10 to 19 years 18
Community males, 20 to 29 years 15
Community males, 30 to 39 years 11
Community males, 40 to 49 years 12
Community males, 50 to 59 years 10
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 26
Community females, 10 to 19 years 17
Community females, 20 to 29 years 16
Community females, 30 to 39 years 11
Community females, 40 to 49 years 11
Community females, 50 to 59 years 10
Community females, 60 to 69 years 6
Community females, 70 to 79 years 3
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 39
Couples without children 19
Lone parents 42
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 65
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 57
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 50
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 44

In the community, 1,360 spoke a Cree language in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 64
Overcrowded 36
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 22
Rented 6
Band housing 71
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 28
Minor repairs needed 31
Major repairs needed 41
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 3
College 14
Trade 6
High school 11
Less than high school 65
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 25
Sales and service 21
Education, law and social, community and government services 18
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 49
Employment rate (%) 33
Unemployment rate (%) 32
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 40
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 21,264

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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