2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Yellowknives Dene First Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Yellowknives Dene First Nation

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 210
Population 2006 245
Population change (%) -14
Median age 32
Under age 15 (%) 21
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 21
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 50
Aged 65 plus (%) 10
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 14
Community males, 10 to 19 years 9
Community males, 20 to 29 years 27
Community males, 30 to 39 years 9
Community males, 40 to 49 years 9
Community males, 50 to 59 years 18
Community males, 60 to 69 years 14
Community males, 70 to 79 years 9
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 10
Community females, 10 to 19 years 19
Community females, 20 to 29 years 14
Community females, 30 to 39 years 10
Community females, 40 to 49 years 14
Community females, 50 to 59 years 24
Community females, 60 to 69 years 10
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 17
Lone parents 33
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 57
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 47
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 36
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 31

In the community, 80 spoke Dogrib (Tlicho) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 83
Overcrowded 17
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 52
Rented 43
Band housing 5
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 26
Minor repairs needed 40
Major repairs needed 35
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 0
College 12
Trade 8
High school 24
Less than high school 64
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 29
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 29
Business, finance and administration 14
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 65
Employment rate (%) 44
Unemployment rate (%) 32
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 50

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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