2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Southern First Nations Secretariat

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Southern First Nations Secretariat
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Southern First Nations Secretariat

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Southern First Nations Secretariat consisted of the Moravian 47, Sarnia 45, Kettle Point 44, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42, Munsee-Delaware Nation 1, and Oneida 41 census subdivisions.E

E Excludes 2016 census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian Settlements. Only those communities that participated in both census years (2006 and 2016) are included in the population change calculation.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 1,875
Population 2006 2,725
Population change (%) -6
Median age 35
Under age 15 (%) 23
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 15
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 52
Aged 65 plus (%) 10
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 15
Community males, 10 to 19 years 16
Community males, 20 to 29 years 14
Community males, 30 to 39 years 11
Community males, 40 to 49 years 14
Community males, 50 to 59 years 17
Community males, 60 to 69 years 8
Community males, 70 to 79 years 4
Community males, 80 years and over 1
Community females, 0 to 9 years 13
Community females, 10 to 19 years 17
Community females, 20 to 29 years 11
Community females, 30 to 39 years 10
Community females, 40 to 49 years 12
Community females, 50 to 59 years 15
Community females, 60 to 69 years 12
Community females, 70 to 79 years 6
Community females, 80 years and over 2
Ontario on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 20
Ontario on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 19
Ontario on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 15
Ontario on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
Ontario on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 12
Ontario on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 12
Ontario on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 7
Ontario on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 3
Ontario on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Ontario on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 20
Ontario on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 17
Ontario on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 14
Ontario on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
Ontario on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 12
Ontario on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 12
Ontario on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 8
Ontario on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 4
Ontario on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 38
Couples without children 25
Lone parents 36
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 8
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 9
Ontario on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 43
Ontario on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 40

In the community, 140 spoke Ojibway in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 96
Overcrowded 4
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 64
Rented 16
Band housing 20
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 33
Minor repairs needed 28
Major repairs needed 40
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 5
College 37
Trade 9
High school 26
Less than high school 24
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 28
Education, law and social, community and government services 15
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 15
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 51
Employment rate (%) 43
Unemployment rate (%) 15
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 48
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 21,427

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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