2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – We Wai Kai

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - We Wai Kai
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — We Wai Kai

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, We Wai Kai (Cape Mudge) consisted of the Quinsam 12 and Cape Mudge 10 census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 370
Population 2006 335
Population change (%) 10
Median age 39
Under age 15 (%) 23
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 9
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 54
Aged 65 plus (%) 15
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 15
Community males, 10 to 19 years 12
Community males, 20 to 29 years 12
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 12
Community males, 50 to 59 years 17
Community males, 60 to 69 years 12
Community males, 70 to 79 years 5
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 15
Community females, 10 to 19 years 12
Community females, 20 to 29 years 12
Community females, 30 to 39 years 9
Community females, 40 to 49 years 9
Community females, 50 to 59 years 21
Community females, 60 to 69 years 12
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 48
Couples without children 28
Lone parents 24
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 19
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 7
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 19

In the community, 30 spoke Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 93
Overcrowded 7
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 93
Rented 4
Band housing 3
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 49
Minor repairs needed 28
Major repairs needed 23
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 6
College 20
Trade 22
High school 26
Less than high school 28
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 31
Sales and service 24
Business, finance and administration 10
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 10
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 66
Employment rate (%) 52
Unemployment rate (%) 18
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 30
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 24,000

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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