2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Gitxaala Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Gitxaala Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Gitxaala Nation

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 350
Population 2006 415
Population change (%) -16
Median age 31
Under age 15 (%) 27
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 14
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 50
Aged 65 plus (%) 9
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 20
Community males, 10 to 19 years 11
Community males, 20 to 29 years 17
Community males, 30 to 39 years 14
Community males, 40 to 49 years 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 14
Community males, 60 to 69 years 11
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 17
Community females, 20 to 29 years 11
Community females, 30 to 39 years 9
Community females, 40 to 49 years 11
Community females, 50 to 59 years 11
Community females, 60 to 69 years 11
Community females, 70 to 79 years 0
Community females, 80 years and over 6
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 44
Couples without children 22
Lone parents 33
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 12
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 9
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 Tsimshian in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 80
Overcrowded 20
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 51
Rented 36
Band housing 13
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 17
Minor repairs needed 41
Major repairs needed 42
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 0
College 5
Trade 5
High school 22
Less than high school 66
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 27
Education, law and social, community and government services 23
Business, finance and administration 14
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 42
Employment rate (%) 26
Unemployment rate (%) 33
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 29
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 17,088

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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