2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Western Cree Tribal Council

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Western Cree Tribal Council
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Western Cree Tribal Council

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Western Cree Tribal Council consisted of the Clear Hills 152C, Sturgeon Lake 154, Sturgeon Lake 154A, Horse Lakes 152B, and Duncan's 151A census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 2,080
Population 2006 1,490
Population change (%) 40
Median age 24
Under age 15 (%) 32
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 44
Aged 65 plus (%) 6
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 23
Community males, 10 to 19 years 21
Community males, 20 to 29 years 16
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 9
Community males, 50 to 59 years 11
Community males, 60 to 69 years 6
Community males, 70 to 79 years 2
Community males, 80 years and over 0
Community females, 0 to 9 years 21
Community females, 10 to 19 years 20
Community females, 20 to 29 years 16
Community females, 30 to 39 years 13
Community females, 40 to 49 years 10
Community females, 50 to 59 years 10
Community females, 60 to 69 years 6
Community females, 70 to 79 years 3
Community females, 80 years and over 0
Alberta on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 24
Alberta on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 21
Alberta on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
Alberta on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
Alberta on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 11
Alberta on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Alberta on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 5
Alberta on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Alberta on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Alberta on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 24
Alberta on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 20
Alberta on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 15
Alberta on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
Alberta on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 11
Alberta on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 9
Alberta on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 6
Alberta on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Alberta on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 39
Couples without children 14
Lone parents 47
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 32
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 26
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 50
Alberta on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 44

In the community, 545 spoke a Cree language in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 79
Overcrowded 21
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 8
Rented 1
Band housing 91
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 29
Minor repairs needed 36
Major repairs needed 35
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 1
College 19
Trade 15
High school 14
Less than high school 50
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 27
Sales and service 23
Education, law and social, community and government services 14
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 55
Employment rate (%) 37
Unemployment rate (%) 32
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 42
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 21,056

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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