2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait – Sto:lo Nation

Release date: January 14, 2020

2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait - Sto:lo Nation
2016 Census Aboriginal Community Portrait — Sto:lo Nation

2016 Census data for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in private householdsNote 1,Note 2,Note 3 . In 2016, Sto:lo Nation consisted of the Skawahlook 1, Skway 5, Tzeachten 13, Yakweakwioose 12, Aitchelitch 9, Popkum 1, Upper Sumas 6, Matsqui Main 2, Holachten 8, Lakahahmen 11, Skweahm 10, Skowkale, Squiaala, and Matsqui 4 census subdivisions.

Highlights
Characteristic Value
Population 2016 1,330
Population 2006 1,365
Population change (%) -3
Median age 31
Under age 15 (%) 26
Aged 15 to 24 (%) 17
Aged 25 to 64 (%) 48
Aged 65 plus (%) 10
Age and sex distribution
Characteristic Value (%)
Community males, 0 to 9 years 18
Community males, 10 to 19 years 15
Community males, 20 to 29 years 13
Community males, 30 to 39 years 13
Community males, 40 to 49 years 10
Community males, 50 to 59 years 13
Community males, 60 to 69 years 10
Community males, 70 to 79 years 5
Community males, 80 years and over 1
Community females, 0 to 9 years 16
Community females, 10 to 19 years 20
Community females, 20 to 29 years 13
Community females, 30 to 39 years 12
Community females, 40 to 49 years 10
Community females, 50 to 59 years 15
Community females, 60 to 69 years 7
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 37
Couples without children 33
Lone parents 30
Knowledge of Aboriginal languages
Characteristic Value (%)
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 11
Community: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 3
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2006 23
British Columbia on-reserve: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, 2016 19

In the community, 20 spoke Halkomelem in 2016.

Population by housing characteristics: CrowdingNote 5
Characteristic Value (%)
Not overcrowded 91
Overcrowded 9
Population by housing characteristics: Tenure
Characteristic Value (%)
Owned 76
Rented 10
Band housing 14
Population by housing characteristics: Dwelling condition
Characteristic Value (%)
Regular maintenance only 50
Minor repairs needed 29
Major repairs needed 21
Educational attainment (Aged 25 and over)
Characteristic Value (%)
University 6
College 23
Trade 18
High school 24
Less than high school 31
Top occupations (Aged 15 and over)
Occupation Value (%)
Sales and service 28
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related 18
Business, finance and administration 14
Education, law and social, community and government services 14
Labour and earnings (Aged 15 and over)
Characteristic Value
Participation rate (%) 52
Employment rate (%) 45
Unemployment rate (%) 12
% of workers worked full year, full time in 2015 44
Median employment income in 2015 ($) 19,723

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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