2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Skwah

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Skwah
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Skwah

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Skwah consisted of the Skwah 4, Skwali 3, Schelowat 1, and Skwahla 2 census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 200
Population 2006 235
Population change (%) -15
Median age 32
Under age 15 (%) 23
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 45
Aged 65 plus (%) 10
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 19
Community males, 10 to 19 years 14
Community males, 20 to 29 years 19
Community males, 30 to 39 years 14
Community males, 40 to 49 years 10
Community males, 50 to 59 years 10
Community males, 60 to 69 years 10
Community males, 70 to 79 years 10
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 16
Community females, 10 to 19 years 11
Community females, 20 to 29 years 16
Community females, 30 to 39 years 16
Community females, 40 to 49 years 0
Community females, 50 to 59 years 16
Community females, 60 to 69 years 11
Community females, 70 to 79 years 11
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 33
Couples without children 17
Lone parents 50
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 4
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 5
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 69
Rented 5
Band housing 26
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 54
Minor repairs needed 17
Major repairs needed 29
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 9
College 26
Trade 17
High school 17
Less than high school 30
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 31
Education, law and social, community and government services 19
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 47
Employment rate (%) 43
Unemployment rate (%) 0
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 50

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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