2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Deh Cho First Nations

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Deh Cho First Nations
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Deh Cho First Nations

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Deh Cho First Nations consisted of the Kakisa, Sambaa K'e, Fort Liard, Nahanni Butte, Jean Marie River, Fort Providence, Hay River Dene 1, Fort Simpson, and Wrigley census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 2,655
Population 2006 2,730
Population change (%) -3
Median age 34
Under age 15 (%) 21
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 53
Aged 65 plus (%) 10
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 13
Community males, 10 to 19 years 16
Community males, 20 to 29 years 17
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 14
Community males, 50 to 59 years 14
Community males, 60 to 69 years 9
Community males, 70 to 79 years 4
Community males, 80 years and over 2
Community females, 0 to 9 years 14
Community females, 10 to 19 years 16
Community females, 20 to 29 years 14
Community females, 30 to 39 years 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 15
Community females, 50 to 59 years 15
Community females, 60 to 69 years 10
Community females, 70 to 79 years 4
Community females, 80 years and over 2
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 48
Couples without children 23
Lone parents 29
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 53
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 49
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 36
Northwest Territories Aboriginal: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 31

In the community, 1,035 spoke South Slavey in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 87
Overcrowded 13
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 70
Rented 29
Band housing 1
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 29
Minor repairs needed 31
Major repairs needed 40
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 3
College 19
Trade 18
High school 13
Less than high school 47
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 24
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 24
Education, law and social, community and government services 16
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 61
Employment rate (%) 44
Unemployment rate (%) 28
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 40
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 20,992

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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