2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Gitksan Local Services Society

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Gitksan Local Services Society
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Gitksan Local Services Society

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Gitksan Local Services Society consisted of the Gitanmaax 1, Kispiox 1, Gitanyow 1, and Sik-e-dakh 2 census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 1,850
Population 2006 1,910
Population change (%) -3
Median age 33
Under age 15 (%) 24
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 14
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 51
Aged 65 plus (%) 12
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 16
Community males, 10 to 19 years 14
Community males, 20 to 29 years 16
Community males, 30 to 39 years 12
Community males, 40 to 49 years 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 14
Community males, 60 to 69 years 10
Community males, 70 to 79 years 5
Community males, 80 years and over 2
Community females, 0 to 9 years 15
Community females, 10 to 19 years 15
Community females, 20 to 29 years 13
Community females, 30 to 39 years 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 14
Community females, 50 to 59 years 15
Community females, 60 to 69 years 9
Community females, 70 to 79 years 6
Community females, 80 years and over 2
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 22
Lone parents 32
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 31
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 34
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 19

In the community, 605 spoke Gitxsan (Gitksan) in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 93
Overcrowded 7
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 71
Rented 20
Band housing 10
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 24
Minor repairs needed 29
Major repairs needed 47
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 4
College 26
Trade 19
High school 15
Less than high school 35
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 27
Education, law and social, community and government services 19
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 19
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 55
Employment rate (%) 37
Unemployment rate (%) 33
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 38
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 16,288

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population.

Catalogue Number: 41260001

Revised: October 2019

Partnership project between Statistics Canada and Indigenous Services Canada.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Industry, 2019

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