Census Profile, 2016 Census
Yellowknife [Census agglomeration], Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories [Territory]

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Characteristic Yellowknife
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Counts (unless otherwise specified)
Ethnic origin populationThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census data on ethnic origin
Total - Ethnic origin for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 103 19,285 9,715 9,565 41,135 20,905 20,230
North American Aboriginal origins 4,520 2,050 2,465 20,720 10,185 10,530
First Nations (North American Indian) 3,200 1,475 1,725 15,155 7,505 7,645
Inuit 625 270 355 4,515 2,170 2,340
Métis 1,285 580 705 2,915 1,395 1,525
Other North American origins 6,165 3,080 3,080 8,220 4,195 4,020
Acadian 205 105 100 250 125 120
American 250 155 100 495 285 210
Canadian 5,900 2,920 2,985 7,655 3,865 3,785
New Brunswicker 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newfoundlander 40 15 20 70 35 30
Nova Scotian 15 0 15 20 0 15
Ontarian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Québécois 20 10 20 35 10 20
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 104 0 0 0 0 0 0
European origins 11,950 6,090 5,865 18,115 9,335 8,780
British Isles origins 8,980 4,600 4,380 12,815 6,630 6,185
Channel Islander 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornish 0 0 0 0 0 0
English 5,070 2,555 2,515 6,560 3,315 3,245
Irish 3,545 1,775 1,770 5,060 2,580 2,480
Manx 10 10 0 15 10 0
Scottish 4,280 2,205 2,075 6,090 3,175 2,915
Welsh 415 200 215 555 260 295
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 105 525 290 235 765 410 350
French origins 2,660 1,290 1,370 4,230 2,085 2,150
Alsatian 0 10 0 10 0 0
Breton 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corsican 0 0 0 0 0 0
French 2,655 1,285 1,375 4,230 2,075 2,150
Western European origins (except French origins) 3,190 1,555 1,635 4,480 2,240 2,240
Austrian 130 70 60 185 100 80
Bavarian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belgian 105 30 80 145 50 95
Dutch 760 390 370 1,015 540 480
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0 0
German 2,415 1,160 1,255 3,410 1,670 1,745
Luxembourger 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swiss 115 60 50 140 75 65
Western European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 106 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 1,200 625 575 1,720 900 820
Danish 210 80 130 350 150 195
Finnish 45 25 20 75 40 40
Icelandic 145 75 70 200 105 90
Norwegian 540 305 230 710 400 310
Swedish 245 110 135 370 175 200
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 107 95 60 35 125 80 50
Eastern European origins 1,980 1,000 985 2,865 1,435 1,430
Bulgarian 0 0 0 10 0 0
Byelorussian 10 0 0 10 0 10
Czech 65 55 10 90 65 25
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 108 15 10 0 30 20 15
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 185 100 80 260 150 110
Latvian 40 35 10 50 35 15
Lithuanian 20 10 10 30 15 15
Moldovan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 655 300 355 860 400 465
Romanian 90 45 45 115 55 60
Russian 325 165 165 510 260 255
Slovak 50 30 25 65 35 30
Ukrainian 895 410 485 1,290 590 700
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 109 10 0 0 10 0 10
Southern European origins 875 450 425 1,215 630 580
Albanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Catalan 0 0 0 10 0 0
Croatian 10 10 0 30 25 0
Cypriot 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 30 20 10 50 35 15
Italian 355 195 160 500 275 225
Kosovar 0 0 0 0 0 0
Macedonian 35 20 20 45 15 30
Maltese 0 10 0 15 10 10
Montenegrin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portuguese 140 65 70 205 105 100
Serbian 10 0 10 10 0 0
Sicilian 10 0 0 0 10 0
Slovenian 15 10 10 20 15 10
Spanish 270 110 155 315 135 180
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 110 10 0 10 30 20 15
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 111 0 0 0 10 10 0
Other European origins 135 65 70 255 135 115
Basque 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jewish 80 40 40 95 50 50
Roma (Gypsy) 0 0 0 10 0 0
Slavic, n.o.s.Census data footnote 112 0 0 0 10 0 0
Other European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 113 50 30 25 140 80 60
Caribbean origins 165 75 90 215 105 110
Antiguan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bahamian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barbadian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bermudan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carib 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cuban 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dominican 40 15 25 40 15 25
Grenadian 0 0 10 0 0 0
Guadeloupean 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haitian 10 0 0 0 0 0
Jamaican 95 45 45 120 60 60
Kittitian/Nevisian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Martinican 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montserratan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rican 0 10 0 0 0 0
St. Lucian 0 10 0 10 0 0
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 25 10 15 30 10 15
Vincentian/Grenadinian 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Indian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 114 0 0 0 10 10 10
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 115 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latin, Central and South American origins 155 75 80 205 90 110
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya) 0 0 0 10 0 0
Arawak 0 0 0 0 0 0
Argentinian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belizean 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bolivian 10 10 0 0 10 0
Brazilian 0 0 0 15 10 0
Chilean 0 0 0 15 10 10
Colombian 20 0 15 25 0 20
Costa Rican 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ecuadorian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guatemalan 10 0 10 10 10 0
Guyanese 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hispanic 15 10 10 10 10 10
Honduran 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maya 10 15 0 10 10 0
Mexican 45 20 25 50 25 30
Nicaraguan 10 0 10 10 0 10
Panamanian 10 10 0 0 10 0
Paraguayan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peruvian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salvadorean 30 10 15 25 10 20
Uruguayan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Venezuelan 15 0 10 15 10 10
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 116 10 0 10 20 10 10
African origins 630 365 260 780 455 330
Central and West African origins 85 55 30 110 70 40
Akan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Angolan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ashanti 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beninese 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burkinabe 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameroonian 0 0 0 10 0 0
Chadian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Congolese 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edo 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gabonese 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gambian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ghanaian 20 10 10 30 20 10
Guinean 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ibo 30 25 0 30 25 10
Ivorian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malinké 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigerian 45 35 10 50 35 15
Peulh 0 0 0 0 0 0
Senegalese 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sierra Leonean 0 0 0 0 0 0
Togolese 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yoruba 15 10 10 15 10 0
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 117 10 10 0 10 0 10
North African origins 150 95 60 175 105 65
Algerian 35 15 15 35 15 15
Berber 15 0 10 10 0 10
Coptic 10 10 0 0 10 0
Dinka 0 0 0 0 0 0
Egyptian 0 10 0 0 10 0
Libyan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maure 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moroccan 30 15 10 30 15 10
Sudanese 80 50 25 95 60 30
Tunisian 0 0 0 0 0 0
North African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 118 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southern and East African origins 250 145 105 275 160 115
Afrikaner 0 0 0 0 0 10
Amhara 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bantu, n.o.s.Census data footnote 119 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burundian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Djiboutian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eritrean 25 20 0 30 25 10
Ethiopian 20 10 10 20 10 10
Harari 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenyan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malagasy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mauritian 15 0 10 10 10 10
Oromo 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rwandan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seychellois 0 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 65 40 30 70 40 30
South African 15 10 10 25 15 10
Tanzanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ugandan 30 25 10 30 30 0
Zambian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zimbabwean 70 30 35 70 35 35
Zulu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 120 10 0 0 10 0 0
Other African origins 155 75 80 240 120 125
Black, n.o.s.Census data footnote 121 35 25 15 50 30 20
Other African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 122 130 50 80 205 90 110
Asian origins 2,525 1,215 1,310 3,125 1,500 1,625
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 140 65 75 215 105 105
Afghan 10 0 10 10 10 10
Arab, n.o.s.Census data footnote 123 10 0 10 45 30 15
Armenian 25 10 15 25 15 15
Assyrian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0 0 10
Georgian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hazara 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iranian 45 15 30 60 20 35
Iraqi 0 10 0 0 10 0
Israeli 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kazakh 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kurd 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kuwaiti 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyrgyz 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lebanese 15 10 10 20 10 10
Palestinian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pashtun 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saudi Arabian 10 0 0 0 0 10
Syrian 15 10 0 25 10 15
Tajik 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tatar 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turk 10 10 10 15 10 0
Turkmen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uighur 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uzbek 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yemeni 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 124 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Asian origins 495 290 200 615 355 260
Bangladeshi 55 35 20 70 35 30
Bengali 35 20 15 50 30 15
Bhutanese 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Indian 290 180 105 355 220 135
Goan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gujarati 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kashmiri 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nepali 10 10 10 20 10 10
Pakistani 75 40 35 85 45 40
Punjabi 10 10 0 15 10 0
Sinhalese 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sri Lankan 20 15 0 25 20 10
Tamil 0 0 0 10 0 0
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 125 10 10 0 15 0 10
East and Southeast Asian origins 1,905 870 1,040 2,315 1,050 1,265
Burmese 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cambodian (Khmer) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese 285 140 140 375 175 200
Filipino 1,170 535 635 1,415 620 790
Hmong 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indonesian 10 10 0 10 0 0
Japanese 155 55 100 200 85 120
Karen 0 0 0 0 0 0
Korean 85 40 45 105 45 55
Laotian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malaysian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mongolian 10 0 10 10 0 10
Singaporean 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwanese 15 10 10 20 10 15
Thai 0 0 0 0 0 10
Tibetan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vietnamese 235 115 120 245 120 120
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 126 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Asian origins 10 0 0 15 10 0
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 127 0 10 0 15 10 0
Oceania origins 60 25 35 85 35 50
Australian 25 0 15 35 15 25
New Zealander 35 20 15 45 20 20
Pacific Islands origins 0 0 0 10 0 0
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaiian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maori 0 0 0 0 0 0
Polynesian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 128 0 0 10 10 0 10
Samoan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 129 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Yellowknife [Census agglomeration], Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories [Territory] (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed July 6, 2020).

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