2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Tetlit Gwich'in

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Tetlit Gwich'in
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Tetlit Gwich'in

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Tetlit Gwich'in consisted of the Fort McPherson census subdivision.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 655
Population 2006 715
Population change (%) -8
Median age 33
Under age 15 (%) 21
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 47
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 15
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 14
Community males, 60 to 69 years 8
Community males, 70 to 79 years 6
Community males, 80 years and over 5
Community females, 0 to 9 years 18
Community females, 10 to 19 years 12
Community females, 20 to 29 years 15
Community females, 30 to 39 years 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 11
Community females, 50 to 59 years 14
Community females, 60 to 69 years 8
Community females, 70 to 79 years 8
Community females, 80 years and over 5
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 0 to 9 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 10 to 19 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 20 to 29 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 30 to 39 years 13
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 40 to 49 years 12
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 50 to 59 years 12
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 60 to 69 years 7
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 70 to 79 years 3
Northwest Territories Aboriginal males, 80 years and over 1
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 0 to 9 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 10 to 19 years 17
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 20 to 29 years 16
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 30 to 39 years 12
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 40 to 49 years 13
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 50 to 59 years 13
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 60 to 69 years 7
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 70 to 79 years 3
Northwest Territories Aboriginal females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 41
Couples without children 18
Lone parents 41
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 21
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 19
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 36
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 31

In the community, 120 spoke Gwich'in in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 83
Overcrowded 17
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 53
Rented 47
Band housing 0
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 32
Minor repairs needed 34
Major repairs needed 34
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 2
College 23
Trade 12
High school 10
Less than high school 54
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 30
Sales and service 25
Education, law and social, community and government services 15
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 58
Employment rate (%) 42
Unemployment rate (%) 28
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 31
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 15,920

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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