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2006 Community Profiles

 
Dawson
Yukon Territory
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Northwest Territories

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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 1,327   41,464
Population in 2001 1 1,251   37,360
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 6.1   11.0E
Total private dwellings 2 768   16,774
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 599   14,224
Population density per square kilometre 40.9   0.0
Land area (square km) 32.45   1,140,834.90
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 1,325 705 620   41,460 21,225 20,240
0 to 4 years 65 25 40   3,225 1,595 1,625
5 to 9 years 65 35 25   3,090 1,555 1,540
10 to 14 years 75 40 35   3,600 1,865 1,740
15 to 19 years 75 40 35   3,565 1,805 1,760
20 to 24 years 105 65 45   3,155 1,630 1,525
25 to 29 years 120 60 65   3,345 1,675 1,670
30 to 34 years 95 45 45   3,100 1,520 1,580
35 to 39 years 95 45 50   3,250 1,625 1,625
40 to 44 years 120 65 50   3,655 1,865 1,790
45 to 49 years 135 85 50   3,365 1,760 1,605
50 to 54 years 140 70 70   2,790 1,450 1,335
55 to 59 years 85 50 35   2,100 1,165 930
60 to 64 years 70 40 30   1,245 730 520
65 to 69 years 40 20 15   710 360 350
70 to 74 years 20 15 5   520 270 250
75 to 79 years 10 5 10   360 185 175
80 to 84 years 10 5 5   220 90 130
85 years and over 10 0 0   165 80 85
Median age of the population 5 37.8 39.9 36.3   31.2 31.7 30.8
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.5 85.8 83.1   76.1 76.4 75.8
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 1,125 605 515   31,545 16,210 15,335
Not in a common-law relationship 925 500 420   25,600 13,250 12,345
In a common-law relationship 200 100 95   5,945 2,955 2,985
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 1,120 605 520   31,545 16,210 15,335
Never legally married (single) 8 625 355 270   16,390 8,815 7,575
Legally married (and not separated) 9 330 165 165   11,440 5,765 5,680
Separated, but still legally married 10 40 20 20   935 485 450
Divorced 11 95 50 45   1,815 885 930
Widowed 12 35 15 20   960 260 700
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 600   14,235
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 69.2   59.6
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 5.8   5.2
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   10.6
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 4.2   2.4
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 9.2   14.0
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   3.4
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 10.0   4.7
Number of owned dwellings 16 290   7,520
Number of rented dwellings 17 265   6,570
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 320   7,910
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 280   6,325
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 13.3   17.6
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 5.0   5.6
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 1.7   4.6
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 148,890   226,909
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 320   10,880
Number of married-couple families 22 155   5,555
Number of common-law-couple families 23 95   2,990
Number of lone-parent families 70   2,325
Number of female lone-parent families 50   1,695
Number of male lone-parent families 20   635
Average number of persons in all census families 2.8   3.2
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.1   3.4
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 2.7   3.2
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.4   2.6
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.6   2.7
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.2   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 68,864   86,132
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 90,176   113,367
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 65,536   78,244
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 42,624   34,633
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 41,088   32,842
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 49,792   42,136
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 57,728   73,056
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 75,136   93,798
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 56,576   67,455
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 39,552   32,226
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 35,968   30,419
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 44,928   37,988
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 600   14,235
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 105   4,895
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 140   3,135
One-person households 240   3,080
Other household types 28 115   3,120
Average household size 2.1   2.9
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 50,240   80,085
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 89,344   108,501
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 69,888   104,951
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 30,345   42,358
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 52,544   57,480
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 42,880   67,439
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 76,800   89,978
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 59,776   87,882
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 26,592   36,324
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 46,656   50,838
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 550   1,000
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 592   1,158
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 1,325 705 620   41,055 20,945 20,115
English only 1,175 620 560   31,545 16,195 15,345
French only 55 30 20   970 505 465
English and French 0 0 0   45 20 25
Other language(s) 33 90 50 40   8,495 4,220 4,270
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 1,320 700 620   41,060 20,945 20,110
English only 1,145 610 535   37,010 19,050 17,960
French only 10 0 0   50 30 20
English and French 170 90 85   3,665 1,750 1,920
Neither English nor French 0 0 0   325 115 210
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 1,320 705 620   41,060 20,945 20,110
English 1,285 685 600   36,795 18,735 18,060
French 15 10 10   445 235 210
Non-official language 20 10 10   3,570 1,860 1,710
English and French 0 0 0   30 10 15
English and non-official language 0 0 0   210 95 115
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 10
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Immigrant status and period of immigration
Immigrant status and period of immigration Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 1,325 705 620   41,060 20,945 20,110
Non-immigrants 37 1,190 620 570   37,985 19,385 18,600
Immigrants 38 125 80 50   2,810 1,420 1,390
Before 1991 90 60 30   1,465 820 645
1991 to 2000 15 10 10   745 370 375
2001 to 2006 39 20 10 10   600 230 370
Non-permanent residents 40 0 0 0   260 135 125
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 1,320 705 620   41,055 20,945 20,110
Canadian citizens 1,295 690 605   39,990 20,470 19,525
Canadian citizens under age 18 250 135 120   11,920 6,035 5,880
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 1,040 560 485   28,070 14,435 13,635
Not Canadian citizens 42 25 15 15   1,065 475 590
Table: Generation status
Generation status Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 1,115 605 515   31,135 15,925 15,205
1st generation 44 130 80 50   2,910 1,480 1,430
2nd generation 45 185 100 85   2,970 1,510 1,460
3rd generation or more 46 800 420 380   25,260 12,935 12,320
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 1,315 700 615   40,370 20,585 19,785
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,055 570 485   31,960 16,430 15,525
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 155 80 75   5,365 2,625 2,740
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 35 15 20   970 475 500
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 65 35 30   1,910 990 920
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 10 0 0   160 60 100
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 1,255 675 580   37,825 19,365 18,460
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 645 355 295   18,995 9,870 9,130
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 360 190 170   9,740 4,965 4,770
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 60 35 30   2,035 930 1,100
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 170 90 80   6,360 3,295 3,065
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 20 10 10   695 295 400
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 1,320 705 620   41,055 20,945 20,110
Aboriginal identity population 50 390 200 190   20,635 10,165 10,470
Non-Aboriginal identity population 935 505 430   20,420 10,780 9,640
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 1,120 600 515   31,135 15,930 15,210
No certificate, diploma or degree 245 150 95   10,265 5,475 4,795
High school certificate or equivalent 52 270 130 130   6,130 2,745 3,385
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 155 115 40   2,940 2,265 680
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 255 115 140   6,065 2,790 3,275
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 45 15 25   885 360 525
University certificate, diploma or degree 155 75 80   4,855 2,300 2,550
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 185 100 85   6,695 3,430 3,265
No certificate, diploma or degree 65 35 25   3,890 2,090 1,795
High school certificate or equivalent 55 70 35 35   1,790 795 990
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25 15 10   185 145 45
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 15 10 10   520 285 235
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   90 35 55
University certificate, diploma or degree 10 0 10   220 75 140
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 215 100 110   6,370 3,025 3,345
No certificate, diploma or degree 15 15 0   1,475 820 655
High school certificate or equivalent 58 50 25 20   1,270 610 660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20 15 10   580 430 150
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 65 35 30   1,420 570 850
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 10   175 55 120
University certificate, diploma or degree 55 15 40   1,440 540 905
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 635 350 285   16,270 8,560 7,710
No certificate, diploma or degree 135 85 45   3,740 2,010 1,730
High school certificate or equivalent 61 135 65 70   2,920 1,265 1,660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 90 75 25   2,020 1,570 450
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 160 70 90   3,950 1,850 2,100
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 20 10 15   550 245 300
University certificate, diploma or degree 90 50 40   3,080 1,610 1,470
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 1,120 605 515   31,135 15,930 15,210
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 510 280 230   16,395 8,220 8,175
Education 50 15 30   1,570 465 1,100
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 35 15 20   320 145 175
Humanities 30 20 10   635 310 325
Social and behavioural sciences and law 50 15 40   1,365 520 845
Business, management and public administration 110 25 80   2,990 850 2,140
Physical and life sciences and technologies 25 15 10   465 265 200
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 15 10 0   335 155 185
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 145 135 10   3,320 3,070 250
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 25 15 10   530 365 165
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 60 0 50   1,610 350 1,260
Personal, protective and transportation services 65 40 25   1,590 1,210 385
Other 64 0 0 0   10 10 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 1,115 600 520   31,135 15,925 15,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 515 285 230   16,395 8,215 8,180
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 605 320 290   14,740 7,715 7,030
Inside Canada 545 280 265   13,635 7,160 6,470
Outside Canada 65 35 25   1,105 550 560
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 1,120 600 515   31,135 15,930 15,205
In the labour force 67 935 515 420   23,825 12,735 11,090
Employed 68 810 430 380   21,350 11,195 10,160
Unemployed 69 125 85 35   2,475 1,540 935
Not in the labour force 70 180 85 95   7,310 3,195 4,115
Participation rate 71 83.5 85.8 81.6   76.5 79.9 72.9
Employment rate 72 72.3 71.7 73.8   68.6 70.3 66.8
Unemployment rate 73 13.4 16.5 8.3   10.4 12.1 8.4
Table: Occupation
Occupation Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 930 510 420   23,445 12,545 10,905
A Management occupations 75 140 75 65   2,855 1,725 1,130
B Business, finance and administration occupations 120 25 95   4,185 985 3,205
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 35 25 10   1,695 1,330 360
D Health occupations 20 0 15   1,010 175 830
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 80 20 55   2,585 850 1,740
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 45 15 30   710 320 385
G Sales and service occupations 245 115 135   5,300 2,440 2,860
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 195 180 15   4,270 3,995 275
I Occupations unique to primary industry 45 45 0   640 585 45
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 0 10 0   210 145 65
Table: Industry
Industry Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 930 510 420   23,450 12,540 10,905
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 90 80 15   2,130 1,635 495
Construction 70 65 10   1,610 1,390 220
Manufacturing 10 10 10   360 235 125
Wholesale trade 10 10 0   380 280 100
Retail trade 70 30 35   2,200 1,045 1,155
Finance and real estate 15 10 0   860 450 405
Health care and social services 60 10 55   2,145 385 1,765
Educational services 55 15 35   1,680 570 1,105
Business services 105 60 45   4,270 2,825 1,450
Other services 450 225 225   7,810 3,730 4,085
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 1,025 540 490   28,490 14,155 14,335
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 1,010 525 485   27,980 13,845 14,135
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 295 125 170   13,590 6,095 7,495
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 90 45 45   4,700 2,220 2,480
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 1,005 550 455   26,030 13,770 12,255
English 990 550 445   25,255 13,425 11,835
French 10 0 0   190 65 120
Non-official language 0 10 10   465 235 230
English and French 10 0 0   25 10 20
English and non-official language 0 0 0   85 30 50
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 810 430 385   21,350 11,195 10,155
Worked at home 65 40 25   805 420 380
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   10 10 10
No fixed workplace address 80 65 15   1,825 1,490 330
Worked at usual place 670 330 345   18,710 9,270 9,440
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 645 315 330   17,135 8,260 8,875
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 10 10 10   1,410 930 485
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   30 20 10
Worked in a different province 10 10 10   130 60 70
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address 83 750 390 360   20,540 10,765 9,770
Car, truck, van, as driver 385 225 160   10,920 6,245 4,675
Car, truck, van, as passenger 20 10 0   2,070 805 1,260
Public transit 0 10 0   145 30 115
Walked or bicycled 320 135 185   5,830 2,575 3,260
All other modes 25 15 10   1,570 1,105 465
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 1,320 700 620   41,055 20,945 20,115
Total visible minority population 85 15 0 10   2,265 1,070 1,195
Chinese 0 0 0   315 170 150
South Asian 86 0 0 0   210 105 105
Black 10 0 0   375 190 185
Filipino 0 0 0   695 295 395
Latin American 0 0 0   85 40 45
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   355 155 200
Arab 0 10 0   85 50 35
West Asian 88 0 0 0   40 20 15
Korean 0 0 0   15 10 10
Japanese 0 0 0   15 10 10
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 0 0   30 10 25
Multiple visible minority 90 0 0 0   40 20 20
Not a visible minority 91 1,305 695 610   38,790 19,870 18,915
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 970 535 440   25,255 13,370 11,880
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 27,952 29,970 25,062   39,981 44,860 34,931
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 425 225 200   13,845 7,680 6,165
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 44,960 49,966 42,112   60,119 66,645 54,872
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Dawson, Town   Northwest Territories
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 1,095 590 505   29,535 15,190 14,345
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 28,821 30,304 26,155   35,006 40,044 30,489
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 26,000 27,051 24,256   31,135 34,859 27,909
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 86.8 87.7 85.4   90.0 91.6 87.7
Government transfers - As a % of total income 8.8 7.9 10.1   6.1 4.6 8.3
Other money - As a % of total income 4.5 4.4 4.7   3.9 3.8 4.0
Income status of all persons in private households (counts) 98 0 0 0   0 0 0
% in low income before tax - All persons 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
% in low income after tax - All persons 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
% in low income before tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
% in low income after tax - Persons less than 18 years of age 0.0 0.0 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Dawson, Yukon Territory (Code6001029) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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