2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Gwichya Gwich'in

Release date: January 14, 2020

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

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 145
Population 2006 155
Population change (%) -6
Median age 25
Under age 15 (%) 34
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 14
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 41
Aged 65 plus (%) 10
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 27
Community males, 10 to 19 years 20
Community males, 20 to 29 years 13
Community males, 30 to 39 years 13
Community males, 40 to 49 years 13
Community males, 50 to 59 years 0
Community males, 60 to 69 years 0
Community males, 70 to 79 years 0
Community males, 80 years and over 13
Community females, 0 to 9 years 21
Community females, 10 to 19 years 21
Community females, 20 to 29 years 21
Community females, 30 to 39 years 0
Community females, 40 to 49 years 14
Community females, 50 to 59 years 14
Community females, 60 to 69 years 0
Community females, 70 to 79 years 0
Community females, 80 years and over 0
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 50
Couples without children 0
Lone parents 50
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 7
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 36
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 31

In the community, 10 spoke Gwich'in in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 62
Overcrowded 38
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 39
Rented 61
Band housing 0
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 37
Minor repairs needed 20
Major repairs needed 43
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 14
College 36
Trade 14
High school 14
Less than high school 43
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 29
Education, law and social, community and government services 21
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 72
Employment rate (%) 56
Unemployment rate (%) 23
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 31

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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