2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Ahousaht

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Ahousaht
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Ahousaht

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Ahousaht consisted of the Marktosis 15 census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 600
Population 2006 645
Population change (%) -7
Median age 26
Under age 15 (%) 32
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 17
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 46
Aged 65 plus (%) 6
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 24
Community males, 10 to 19 years 16
Community males, 20 to 29 years 14
Community males, 30 to 39 years 13
Community males, 40 to 49 years 10
Community males, 50 to 59 years 14
Community males, 60 to 69 years 8
Community males, 70 to 79 years 0
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 23
Community females, 10 to 19 years 12
Community females, 20 to 29 years 19
Community females, 30 to 39 years 11
Community females, 40 to 49 years 14
Community females, 50 to 59 years 11
Community females, 60 to 69 years 7
Community females, 70 to 79 years 4
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 47
Couples without children 28
Lone parents 25
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 46
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 11
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 19

In the community, 50 spoke Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 76
Overcrowded 24
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 77
Rented 22
Band housing 2
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 35
Minor repairs needed 14
Major repairs needed 51
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 6
College 21
Trade 29
High school 11
Less than high school 32
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 19
Education, law and social, community and government services 17
Business, finance and administration 14
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 14
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 58
Employment rate (%) 43
Unemployment rate (%) 25
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 38
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 7,429

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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