2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Gwich'in Tribal Council

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Gwich'in Tribal Council
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Gwich'in Tribal Council

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

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 800
Population 2006 870
Population change (%) -8
Median age 31
Under age 15 (%) 25
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 46
Aged 65 plus (%) 14
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 18
Community males, 10 to 19 years 14
Community males, 20 to 29 years 15
Community males, 30 to 39 years 11
Community males, 40 to 49 years 10
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 19
Community females, 10 to 19 years 13
Community females, 20 to 29 years 15
Community females, 30 to 39 years 13
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 3
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 43
Couples without children 17
Lone parents 40
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 22
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 18
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 36
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 31

In the community, 135 spoke Gwich'in in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 79
Overcrowded 21
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 50
Rented 49
Band housing 1
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 33
Minor repairs needed 32
Major repairs needed 36
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 2
College 25
Trade 13
High school 10
Less than high school 52
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 30
Sales and service 24
Education, law and social, community and government services 16
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 60
Employment rate (%) 43
Unemployment rate (%) 28
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 32
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 16,448

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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