2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Meadow Lake Tribal Council

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Meadow Lake Tribal Council
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Meadow Lake Tribal Council

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Meadow Lake Tribal Council consisted of the Flying Dust First Nation 105 (Meadow Lake 105), Waterhen 130, Makwa Lake 129B, Makwa Lake 129, Ministikwan 161, Ministikwan 161A, Makwa Lake 129C, Eagles Lake 165C, Meadow Lake 105A, La Plonge 192, Wapachewunak 192D, Cano Lake 165, Buffalo River Dene Nation 193 (Peter Pond Lake 193), Turnor Lake 193B, Clearwater River Dene Band 223, and Clearwater Dene Band 222 census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 6,820
Population 2006 6,165
Population change (%) 11
Median age 23
Under age 15 (%) 35
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 18
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 42
Aged 65 plus (%) 5
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 24
Community males, 10 to 19 years 22
Community males, 20 to 29 years 16
Community males, 30 to 39 years 10
Community males, 40 to 49 years 11
Community males, 50 to 59 years 9
Community males, 60 to 69 years 5
Community males, 70 to 79 years 2
Community males, 80 years and over 1
Community females, 0 to 9 years 22
Community females, 10 to 19 years 22
Community females, 20 to 29 years 16
Community females, 30 to 39 years 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 11
Community females, 50 to 59 years 9
Community females, 60 to 69 years 4
Community females, 70 to 79 years 2
Community females, 80 years and over 1
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 0 to 9 years 24
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 10 to 19 years 22
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 20 to 29 years 16
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 30 to 39 years 11
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 40 to 49 years 10
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 50 to 59 years 9
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 60 to 69 years 5
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 70 to 79 years 2
Saskatchewan on-reserve males, 80 years and over 1
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 0 to 9 years 24
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 10 to 19 years 21
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 20 to 29 years 16
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 30 to 39 years 12
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 40 to 49 years 10
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 50 to 59 years 9
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 60 to 69 years 5
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 70 to 79 years 2
Saskatchewan on-reserve females, 80 years and over 1
Family structureNote 4
Characteristic Value (%)
Couples with children 38
Couples without children 14
Lone parents 48
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 57
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 49
Saskatchewan on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 51
Saskatchewan on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 42

In the community, 1,950 spoke Dene in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 69
Overcrowded 31
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 6
Rented 12
Band housing 82
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 29
Minor repairs needed 28
Major repairs needed 43
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 6
College 16
Trade 11
High school 21
Less than high school 47
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Education, law and social, community and government services 25
Sales and service 23
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 22
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 42
Employment rate (%) 28
Unemployment rate (%) 33
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 41
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 18,149

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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