2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Chawathil

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Chawathil
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Chawathil

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 305
Population 2006 300
Population change (%) 2
Median age 26
Under age 15 (%) 34
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 15
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 46
Aged 65 plus (%) 7
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 21
Community males, 10 to 19 years 21
Community males, 20 to 29 years 14
Community males, 30 to 39 years 17
Community males, 40 to 49 years 14
Community males, 50 to 59 years 10
Community males, 60 to 69 years 10
Community males, 70 to 79 years 0
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 26
Community females, 10 to 19 years 23
Community females, 20 to 29 years 10
Community females, 30 to 39 years 16
Community females, 40 to 49 years 10
Community females, 50 to 59 years 6
Community females, 60 to 69 years 10
Community females, 70 to 79 years 6
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 38
Couples without children 13
Lone parents 50
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 8
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 3
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 74
Overcrowded 26
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 63
Rented 13
Band housing 24
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 11
Minor repairs needed 27
Major repairs needed 61
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 0
College 34
Trade 13
High school 25
Less than high school 28
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 29
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 24
Business, finance and administration 19
Education, law and social, community and government services 19
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 45
Employment rate (%) 38
Unemployment rate (%) 22
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 39
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 16,064

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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