2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Soowahlie

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Soowahlie
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Soowahlie

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Soowahlie consisted of the Soowahlie 14 census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 230
Population 2006 190
Population change (%) 21
Median age 33
Under age 15 (%) 26
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 15
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 50
Aged 65 plus (%) 11
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 17
Community males, 10 to 19 years 13
Community males, 20 to 29 years 13
Community males, 30 to 39 years 17
Community males, 40 to 49 years 9
Community males, 50 to 59 years 17
Community males, 60 to 69 years 9
Community males, 70 to 79 years 9
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 13
Community females, 10 to 19 years 17
Community females, 20 to 29 years 13
Community females, 30 to 39 years 13
Community females, 40 to 49 years 9
Community females, 50 to 59 years 17
Community females, 60 to 69 years 0
Community females, 70 to 79 years 9
Community females, 80 years and over 0
British Columbia on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 16
British Columbia on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 16
British Columbia on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 15
British Columbia on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
British Columbia on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 12
British Columbia on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 14
British Columbia on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 9
British Columbia on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 4
British Columbia on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
British Columbia on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 16
British Columbia on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 16
British Columbia on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 13
British Columbia on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
British Columbia on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 12
British Columbia on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 15
British Columbia on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 10
British Columbia on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 5
British Columbia on-reserve females, 80 years and over 2
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 46
Couples without children 23
Lone parents 31
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 8
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 4
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 19

In the community, 10 spoke Halkomelem in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 87
Overcrowded 13
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 29
Rented 4
Band housing 67
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 9
Minor repairs needed 11
Major repairs needed 80
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 0
College 25
Trade 7
High school 25
Less than high school 39
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 26
Business, finance and administration 21
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 21
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 56
Employment rate (%) 41
Unemployment rate (%) 32
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 37

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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