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2006 Community Profiles

 
Iqaluit
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Table: Population and dwelling counts
Population and dwelling counts Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 6,184   15,765
Population in 2001 1 5,236   14,372
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 18.1   9.7
Total private dwellings 2 2,460   5,103
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 2,074   4,404
Population density per square kilometre 118.1   0.0
Land area (square km) 52.34   1,040,417.90
Table: Age characteristics
Age characteristics Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 6,185 3,175 3,010   15,765 8,165 7,605
0 to 4 years 535 255 275   1,730 875 850
5 to 9 years 500 260 245   1,675 860 815
10 to 14 years 520 265 255   1,680 855 825
15 to 19 years 510 270 245   1,595 850 745
20 to 24 years 530 270 255   1,345 690 655
25 to 29 years 665 315 345   1,400 690 715
30 to 34 years 550 285 265   1,210 615 600
35 to 39 years 565 290 275   1,195 625 570
40 to 44 years 510 255 250   1,030 525 505
45 to 49 years 425 215 210   860 435 425
50 to 54 years 355 200 155   745 410 330
55 to 59 years 280 155 125   610 350 260
60 to 64 years 120 80 40   310 180 130
65 to 69 years 55 25 30   170 95 75
70 to 74 years 40 20 15   105 60 45
75 to 79 years 20 5 10   55 30 30
80 to 84 years 15 5 5   30 15 10
85 years and over 5 5 0   15 10 10
Median age of the population 5 28.8 29.3 28.3   24.5 24.7 24.2
% of the population aged 15 and over 74.8 75.4 74.0   67.8 68.2 67.2
Table: Common-law status characteristics
Common-law status characteristics Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 6 4,625 2,400 2,225   10,680 5,575 5,110
Not in a common-law relationship 3,470 1,820 1,655   8,005 4,235 3,770
In a common-law relationship 1,155 580 570   2,675 1,340 1,335
Table: Legal marital status characteristics
Legal marital status characteristics Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 7 4,625 2,400 2,225   10,680 5,575 5,110
Never legally married (single) 8 2,910 1,555 1,355   6,810 3,660 3,150
Legally married (and not separated) 9 1,280 660 620   3,035 1,545 1,485
Separated, but still legally married 10 130 60 65   265 140 125
Divorced 11 210 100 110   300 150 150
Widowed 12 95 25 70   275 75 200
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwelling characteristics Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 13 2,075   4,405
Single-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 30.1   47.2
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 7.0   9.0
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 23.6   23.0
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 1.0   2.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 14 28.9   14.1
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 8.2   3.9
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 15 1.0   0.8
Number of owned dwellings 16 480   910
Number of rented dwellings 17 1,595   3,495
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 845   1,900
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 18 1,230   2,505
Dwellings requiring major repair - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 12.3   16.8
Average number of rooms per dwelling 19 5.0   5.1
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 19 6.7   14.9
Average value of owned dwelling ($) 20 328,221   251,664
Table: Selected family characteristics
Selected family characteristics Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of census families 21 1,535   3,810
Number of married-couple families 22 605   1,445
Number of common-law-couple families 23 570   1,335
Number of lone-parent families 355   1,035
Number of female lone-parent families 275   755
Number of male lone-parent families 80   275
Average number of persons in all census families 3.2   3.6
Average number of persons in married-couple families 22 3.4   4.1
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families 23 3.4   3.8
Average number of persons in lone-parent families 2.6   2.8
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families 2.7   2.9
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families 2.4   2.5
Median income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 92,123   54,699
Median income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 139,557   91,136
Median income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 23 87,552   54,656
Median income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 41,685   24,064
Median income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 38,848   24,640
Median income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 47,744   20,960
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All census families ($) 24 76,587   48,853
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Married-couple families ($) 22 112,299   77,120
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Common-law-couple families ($) 73,318   49,024
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Lone-parent families ($) 37,568   23,467
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Female lone-parent families ($) 35,456   23,856
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Male lone-parent families ($) 41,088   20,800
Table: Selected household characteristics
Selected household characteristics Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private households 25 2,075   4,405
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 26 705   1,765
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 27 375   545
One-person households 505   860
Other household types 28 495   1,235
Average household size 2.9   3.5
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 89,088   66,517
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 114,725   71,765
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 129,536   120,121
Median income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 62,336   52,096
Median income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 72,960   54,528
Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households ($) 29 72,797   58,425
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children ($) 26 94,016   62,738
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children ($) 27 105,984   99,200
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households ($) 52,032   42,752
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Other household types ($) 28 61,227   48,555
Median monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 30 995   500
Median monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 31 1,900   1,174
Table: Mother tongue
Mother tongue Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 32 6,085 3,095 2,990   15,665 8,085 7,585
English only 2,605 1,420 1,185   3,260 1,795 1,470
French only 275 160 115   315 180 140
English and French 15 10 0   15 15 10
Other language(s) 33 3,190 1,505 1,680   12,075 6,100 5,975
Table: Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 34 6,085 3,100 2,990   15,670 8,080 7,580
English only 5,215 2,630 2,585   13,210 6,785 6,420
French only 10 0 0   10 0 10
English and French 760 415 345   925 515 410
Neither English nor French 105 50 55   1,525 780 745
Table: Language spoken most often at home
Language spoken most often at home Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 35 6,085 3,095 2,990   15,665 8,085 7,580
English 4,015 2,050 1,960   5,150 2,660 2,490
French 180 95 85   190 100 90
Non-official language 1,805 915 895   10,175 5,265 4,910
English and French 15 10 10   15 0 0
English and non-official language 55 20 40   115 45 70
French and non-official language 15 10 10   25 10 15
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 Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 36 6,085 3,095 2,990   15,665 8,085 7,580
Non-immigrants 37 5,835 2,965 2,865   15,345 7,915 7,430
Immigrants 38 235 130 105   295 160 135
Before 1991 150 95 55   195 115 75
1991 to 2000 60 25 35   65 30 35
2001 to 2006 39 25 10 15   35 15 20
Non-permanent residents 40 15 10 10   30 10 15
Table: Citizenship
Citizenship Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 41 6,085 3,095 2,990   15,665 8,085 7,580
Canadian citizens 6,025 3,075 2,950   15,580 8,050 7,535
Canadian citizens under age 18 1,860 940 920   6,045 3,110 2,935
Canadian citizens age 18 and over 4,165 2,135 2,035   9,535 4,935 4,600
Not Canadian citizens 42 60 25 40   90 40 45
Table: Generation status
Generation status Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 43 4,535 2,325 2,210   10,590 5,500 5,095
1st generation 44 250 135 120   325 175 150
2nd generation 45 315 175 140   395 220 175
3rd generation or more 46 3,965 2,015 1,955   9,870 5,105 4,765
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 47 5,990 3,055 2,935   15,325 7,920 7,405
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 4,430 2,270 2,155   12,655 6,590 6,065
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 850 425 425   1,545 735 805
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 245 125 120   475 250 220
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 440 225 210   620 330 290
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 25 0 20   30 10 20
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 48 5,550 2,845 2,710   13,940 7,210 6,730
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,125 1,115 1,015   7,560 3,985 3,570
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 1,660 840 825   3,660 1,835 1,830
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 495 255 240   1,025 520 505
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 1,225 620 605   1,640 845 795
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 35 15 25   60 20 35
Table: Aboriginal population
Aboriginal population Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal identity population 49 6,085 3,100 2,985   15,665 8,085 7,580
Aboriginal identity population 50 3,650 1,745 1,910   12,610 6,380 6,225
Non-Aboriginal identity population 2,435 1,355 1,080   3,060 1,700 1,355
Table: Educational attainment
Educational attainment Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 51 4,535 2,320 2,210   10,590 5,500 5,095
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,615 810 810   5,540 2,850 2,690
High school certificate or equivalent 52 775 400 375   1,315 660 650
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 265 225 40   625 500 130
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 53 955 465 490   1,735 830 905
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 105 35 70   190 90 105
University certificate, diploma or degree 815 390 425   1,175 565 610
Total population aged 15 to 24 54 1,015 525 490   2,920 1,520 1,400
No certificate, diploma or degree 640 340 300   2,170 1,165 1,005
High school certificate or equivalent 55 250 125 130   500 235 260
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20 10 10   55 30 25
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 56 80 35 45   145 65 80
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 10 0   10 10 0
University certificate, diploma or degree 20 10 10   40 20 20
Total population aged 25 to 34 57 1,180 580 605   2,585 1,280 1,305
No certificate, diploma or degree 285 155 135   1,065 555 510
High school certificate or equivalent 58 225 105 120   390 190 200
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 65 55 15   160 130 35
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 59 305 145 155   550 245 305
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 40 15 25   55 20 35
University certificate, diploma or degree 260 105 160   365 145 220
Total population aged 35 to 64 60 2,215 1,165 1,050   4,715 2,495 2,220
No certificate, diploma or degree 615 280 335   2,020 980 1,040
High school certificate or equivalent 61 295 165 130   420 230 190
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 175 155 20   390 320 70
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 62 560 270 285   1,015 510 510
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 60 20 40   125 60 65
University certificate, diploma or degree 505 265 240   740 390 350
Table: Major field of study
Major field of study Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 63 4,535 2,325 2,210   10,590 5,495 5,095
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,390 1,210 1,190   6,855 3,510 3,345
Education 200 60 145   445 140 305
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 50 30 20   105 70 40
Humanities 130 50 80   215 90 130
Social and behavioural sciences and law 310 140 175   510 190 315
Business, management and public administration 465 185 280   715 270 450
Physical and life sciences and technologies 90 50 45   135 85 50
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 80 50 30   115 75 45
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 400 355 40   740 680 65
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 55 35 15   90 65 25
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 215 55 160   345 85 250
Personal, protective and transportation services 155 110 45   320 235 85
Other 64 0 0 0   0 10 0
Table: Location of study
Location of study Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 65 4,535 2,325 2,210   10,590 5,500 5,095
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,395 1,210 1,185   6,860 3,515 3,345
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,140 1,115 1,025   3,735 1,980 1,750
Inside Canada 2,030 1,060 970   3,580 1,905 1,670
Outside Canada 110 55 55   160 80 80
Table: Labour force activity
Labour force activity Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over 66 4,535 2,325 2,210   10,595 5,500 5,095
In the labour force 67 3,540 1,870 1,665   7,195 3,870 3,325
Employed 68 3,260 1,715 1,545   6,185 3,245 2,940
Unemployed 69 275 155 120   1,010 620 390
Not in the labour force 70 995 450 540   3,400 1,630 1,770
Participation rate 71 78.1 80.4 75.3   67.9 70.4 65.3
Employment rate 72 71.9 73.8 69.9   58.4 59.0 57.7
Unemployment rate 73 7.8 8.3 7.2   14.0 16.0 11.7
Table: Occupation
Occupation Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 74 3,470 1,835 1,635   6,925 3,725 3,205
A Management occupations 75 540 335 205   770 500 270
B Business, finance and administration occupations 720 215 505   1,185 360 825
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 170 125 40   250 200 50
D Health occupations 135 35 105   190 40 150
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 525 170 350   1,170 355 810
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 200 90 105   420 230 190
G Sales and service occupations 700 400 300   1,685 850 830
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 455 430 20   1,100 1,050 45
I Occupations unique to primary industry 10 10 0   95 90 0
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 15 15 0   60 45 20
Table: Industry
Industry Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 76 3,470 1,835 1,635   6,930 3,725 3,205
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 75 60 10   240 210 20
Construction 200 180 25   385 345 40
Manufacturing 25 20 10   70 45 20
Wholesale trade 35 35 0   40 35 0
Retail trade 245 130 115   765 370 395
Finance and real estate 120 75 55   250 165 85
Health care and social services 310 70 240   585 105 480
Educational services 260 85 180   830 250 580
Business services 565 365 195   915 610 305
Other services 1,630 825 805   2,855 1,585 1,270
Table: Unpaid work
Unpaid work Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid work 77 4,155 2,070 2,085   9,825 4,965 4,860
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid housework 78 4,035 1,985 2,045   9,415 4,670 4,745
Population 15 years and over reporting hours looking after children without pay 79 2,055 940 1,115   6,195 2,895 3,300
Population 15 years and over reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors 80 480 225 255   2,465 1,175 1,295
Table: Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 81 3,785 1,975 1,805   8,000 4,260 3,745
English 3,300 1,775 1,525   5,030 2,795 2,235
French 60 30 25   60 35 25
Non-official language 365 150 215   2,780 1,360 1,420
English and French 10 0 0   0 0 10
English and non-official language 60 25 35   120 65 55
French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0   0 0 10
Table: Place of work status
Place of work status Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over 82 3,260 1,715 1,545   6,185 3,250 2,935
Worked at home 125 75 45   270 185 85
Worked outside Canada 10 0 0   10 0 0
No fixed workplace address 190 155 35   445 360 90
Worked at usual place 2,950 1,480 1,470   5,460 2,700 2,760
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 2,930 1,475 1,455   5,305 2,625 2,685
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 10 0 10   135 70 65
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 0 0   10 10 0
Worked in a different province 10 0 0   10 10 0
Table: Mode of transportation to work
Mode of transportation to work Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
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 3,135 1,635 1,500   5,910 3,060 2,850
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,325 820 500   1,705 1,105 605
Car, truck, van, as passenger 535 230 315   815 380 435
Public transit 0 10 10   15 0 10
Walked or bicycled 1,010 485 525   2,675 1,255 1,425
All other modes 250 100 155   695 320 375
Table: Visible minority population characteristics
Visible minority population characteristics Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 84 6,085 3,095 2,990   15,665 8,085 7,580
Total visible minority population 85 200 90 115   260 125 140
Chinese 55 20 30   65 30 30
South Asian 86 30 15 15   55 25 25
Black 45 20 20   55 25 30
Filipino 35 10 20   35 15 20
Latin American 10 0 10   15 10 10
Southeast Asian 87 0 0 0   0 0 0
Arab 10 10 0   10 10 0
West Asian 88 0 0 0   0 0 0
Korean 0 0 0   10 0 0
Japanese 10 0 10   10 0 10
Visible minority, n.i.e. 89 0 10 0   0 0 0
Multiple visible minority 90 10 0 0   0 10 10
Not a visible minority 91 5,890 3,010 2,880   15,405 7,965 7,445
Table: Earnings in 2005
Earnings in 2005 Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 92 3,665 1,920 1,745   7,675 4,110 3,565
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over ($) 93 50,167 54,843 49,979   30,079 32,090 30,010
Persons 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 94 2,350 1,265 1,085   3,875 2,150 1,730
Median earnings - Persons 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 93 68,884 69,911 64,912   60,060 60,111 60,006
Table: Income in 2005
Income in 2005 Iqaluit, City   Baffin (CD)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years and over with income (counts) 95 4,210 2,145 2,060   9,610 4,955 4,655
Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 44,885 49,956 40,180   24,518 26,176 22,816
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($) 96 37,985 40,136 35,547   22,855 24,458 21,589
Composition of total income (100%) 97 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 93.8 95.4 92.1   88.2 90.9 84.7
Government transfers - As a % of total income 4.1 2.5 6.1   9.3 6.1 13.2
Other money - As a % of total income 2.1 2.4 1.9   2.5 2.9 2.0
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. Iqaluit, Nunavut (Code6204003) (table). 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.
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