2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Whitefish Lake First Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Whitefish Lake First Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Whitefish Lake First Nation

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Whitefish Lake First Nation consisted of the Utikoomak Lake 155 and Utikoomak Lake 155A census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 835
Population 2006 860
Population change (%) -3
Median age 20
Under age 15 (%) 40
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 20
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 37
Aged 65 plus (%) 5
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 29
Community males, 10 to 19 years 18
Community males, 20 to 29 years 20
Community males, 30 to 39 years 9
Community males, 40 to 49 years 9
Community males, 50 to 59 years 9
Community males, 60 to 69 years 3
Community males, 70 to 79 years 4
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 31
Community females, 10 to 19 years 21
Community females, 20 to 29 years 15
Community females, 30 to 39 years 10
Community females, 40 to 49 years 11
Community females, 50 to 59 years 6
Community females, 60 to 69 years 5
Community females, 70 to 79 years 2
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 33
Couples without children 13
Lone parents 54
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 57
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 47
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 50
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 44

In the community, 390 spoke a Cree language in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 48
Overcrowded 52
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 1
Rented 0
Band housing 99
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 12
Minor repairs needed 34
Major repairs needed 54
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 0
College 13
Trade 6
High school 17
Less than high school 62
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 26
Sales and service 21
Education, law and social, community and government services 17
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 48
Employment rate (%) 26
Unemployment rate (%) 46
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 28
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 12,245

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population.

Catalogue Number: 41260001

Revised: October 2019

Partnership project between Statistics Canada and Indigenous Services Canada.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Industry, 2019

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