Census Profile, 2016 Census
Northwest Territories [Territory] and Canada [Country]

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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Northwest Territories

[Territory]
Canada

[Country]
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Aboriginal population
Total - Aboriginal identity for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 79 41,135 20,905 20,230 34,460,065 16,971,575 17,488,485
Aboriginal identityCensus data footnote 80 20,860 10,350 10,510 1,673,785 813,520 860,265
Single Aboriginal responsesCensus data footnote 81 20,650 10,245 10,400 1,629,805 792,970 836,835
First Nations (North American Indian)Census data footnote 82 13,180 6,590 6,590 977,235 471,510 505,725
Métis 3,385 1,720 1,670 587,545 289,435 298,115
Inuk (Inuit) 4,075 1,935 2,140 65,030 32,030 32,995
Multiple Aboriginal responsesCensus data footnote 83 155 75 80 21,310 10,165 11,145
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhereCensus data footnote 84 55 30 25 22,670 10,385 12,290
Non-Aboriginal identity 20,275 10,555 9,720 32,786,280 16,158,060 16,628,225
Total - Population by Registered or Treaty Indian status for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 85 41,135 20,905 20,230 34,460,065 16,971,580 17,488,490
Registered or Treaty IndianCensus data footnote 86 13,365 6,645 6,720 820,120 395,670 424,445
Not a Registered or Treaty Indian 27,770 14,255 13,510 33,639,945 16,575,905 17,064,040
Total - Aboriginal ancestry for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 87 41,135 20,905 20,230 34,460,065 16,971,575 17,488,490
Aboriginal ancestry (only)Census data footnote 88 15,190 7,575 7,615 727,790 356,970 370,815
Single Aboriginal ancestry (only)Census data footnote 89 14,160 7,055 7,095 709,235 347,985 361,245
First Nations (North American Indian) single ancestryCensus data footnote 82 10,280 5,145 5,140 573,215 280,040 293,180
Métis single ancestry 915 490 425 91,255 45,740 45,515
Inuit single ancestry 2,955 1,425 1,535 44,765 22,210 22,555
Multiple Aboriginal ancestries (only)Census data footnote 90 1,035 520 510 18,555 8,985 9,565
First Nations (North American Indian) and Métis ancestries 490 245 245 15,140 7,305 7,835
First Nations (North American Indian) and Inuit ancestries 505 250 250 2,470 1,205 1,265
Métis and Inuit ancestries 20 15 10 770 390 380
First Nations (North American Indian), Métis and Inuit ancestries 15 10 10 170 85 85
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestriesCensus data footnote 91 5,525 2,610 2,920 1,402,735 669,710 733,025
Single Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestriesCensus data footnote 92 4,745 2,275 2,470 1,347,610 644,210 703,400
First Nations (North American Indian) and non-Aboriginal ancestries 3,110 1,540 1,575 881,455 418,215 463,235
Métis and non-Aboriginal ancestries 930 410 525 441,000 213,940 227,065
Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries 710 330 380 25,155 12,045 13,105
Multiple Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestriesCensus data footnote 93 780 335 445 55,125 25,505 29,625
First Nations (North American Indian), Métis and non-Aboriginal ancestries 480 195 285 49,325 22,740 26,585
First Nations (North American Indian), Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries 230 100 130 3,470 1,655 1,815
Métis, Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries 35 15 20 2,005 940 1,065
First Nations (North American Indian), Métis, Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries 35 25 15 325 170 160
Non-Aboriginal ancestry (only)Census data footnote 94 20,420 10,720 9,700 32,329,545 15,944,900 16,384,645

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Northwest Territories [Territory] and Canada [Country] (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 October 17, 2018).

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