2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council consisted of the Malachan 11, Ahahswinis 1, Alberni 2, Anacla 12, Clakamucus 2, Elhlateese 2, Hequiat 1, Ittatsoo 1, Marktosis 15, Numukamis 1, Macoah 1, Opitsat 1, Sachsa 4, Tsahaheh 1, Klehkoot 2, Esowista 3, Refuge Cove 6, Tin Wis 11, Ahaminaquus 12, Chenahkint 12, Houpsitas 6, Village Island 1, Yuquot 1, Oclucje 7, Tsa Xana 18, and Ehatis 11 census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 2,540
Population 2006 2,725
Population change (%) -7
Median age 29
Under age 15 (%) 28
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 16
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 47
Aged 65 plus (%) 9
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 20
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 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 12
Community males, 60 to 69 years 9
Community males, 70 to 79 years 4
Community males, 80 years and over 1
Community females, 0 to 9 years 20
Community females, 10 to 19 years 15
Community females, 20 to 29 years 16
Community females, 30 to 39 years 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 13
Community females, 50 to 59 years 11
Community females, 60 to 69 years 9
Community females, 70 to 79 years 4
Community females, 80 years and over 1
British Columbia on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 16
British Columbia on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 16
British Columbia on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 15
British Columbia on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 12
British Columbia on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 12
British Columbia on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 14
British Columbia on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 9
British Columbia on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 4
British Columbia on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
British Columbia on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 16
British Columbia on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 16
British Columbia on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 13
British Columbia on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
British Columbia on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 12
British Columbia on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 15
British Columbia on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 10
British Columbia on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 5
British Columbia on-reserve females, 80 years and over 2
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 45
Couples without children 23
Lone parents 32
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 11
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 19

In the community, 220 spoke Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 88
Overcrowded 12
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 64
Rented 30
Band housing 6
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 32
Minor repairs needed 30
Major repairs needed 38
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 4
College 21
Trade 15
High school 20
Less than high school 40
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 24
Education, law and social, community and government services 15
Natural resources, agriculture and related production 14
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 59
Employment rate (%) 48
Unemployment rate (%) 20
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 39
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 16,856

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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