2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Esk'etemc

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Esk'etemc
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Esk'etemc

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Esk'etemc consisted of the Alkali Lake 1, Johny Sticks 2, Windy Mouth 7, Sandy Harry 4, Swan Lake 3, Alkali Lake 4A, and Little Springs census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 370
Population 2006 400
Population change (%) -8
Median age 39
Under age 15 (%) 22
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 12
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 53
Aged 65 plus (%) 14
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 15
Community males, 50 to 59 years 15
Community males, 60 to 69 years 12
Community males, 70 to 79 years 7
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 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 18
Community females, 50 to 59 years 12
Community females, 60 to 69 years 9
Community females, 70 to 79 years 9
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 36
Couples without children 23
Lone parents 41
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 38
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 39
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 19

In the community, 140 spoke Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 88
Overcrowded 12
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 34
Rented 16
Band housing 50
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 45
Minor repairs needed 37
Major repairs needed 18
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 8
College 26
Trade 20
High school 16
Less than high school 30
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 27
Education, law and social, community and government services 19
Sales and service 16
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 63
Employment rate (%) 44
Unemployment rate (%) 30
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 43
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 14,560

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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