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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

 
Nunatsiavut
Newfoundland and Labrador
(Inuit region)
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Table: Population and dwelling counts

Population and dwelling counts
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 2,414   505,469
Population in 2001 1 2,634   512,930
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -8.4   -1.5
Total private dwellings 2 858   235,958
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 700   197,245
Population density per square kilometre 22.9   1.4
Land area (square km) 105.48   370,494.89
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 2,410 1,235 1,175   500,605 243,965 256,640
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 2,200 1,130 1,065   23,450 11,520 11,925
North American Indian - single response 6 0 0 0   7,765 3,820 3,945
Métis - single response 35 15 15   6,470 3,165 3,310
Inuit - single response 2,160 1,110 1,050   4,715 2,365 2,345
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 10 0 0   290 110 185
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 0 0 0   4,205 2,070 2,140
Non-Aboriginal identity population 215 105 105   477,155 232,445 244,715
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 2,415 1,235 1,180   500,610 243,965 256,640
Registered Indian 9 0 0 0   6,610 3,180 3,425
Not a registered Indian 2,405 1,235 1,175   494,000 240,790 253,210
Table: Age characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Age characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Age characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 2,200 1,130 1,065   23,450 11,525 11,930
0 to 4 years 180 100 80   1,445 700 740
5 to 9 years 195 95 95   1,805 920 890
10 to 14 years 220 115 105   2,145 1,135 1,010
15 to 19 years 285 120 165   2,295 1,150 1,150
20 to 24 years 200 110 95   1,920 940 980
25 to 29 years 145 75 65   1,355 620 730
30 to 34 years 140 75 70   1,685 755 930
35 to 39 years 145 70 75   1,845 905 935
40 to 44 years 150 75 75   1,830 825 1,005
45 to 49 years 155 80 75   1,830 950 880
50 to 54 years 115 60 55   1,560 780 780
55 to 59 years 100 50 50   1,380 720 655
60 to 64 years 60 35 25   795 415 385
65 to 69 years 50 30 20   610 300 310
70 to 74 years 30 20 15   450 195 260
75 to 79 years 20 15 0   265 120 145
80 to 84 years 10 0 10   155 60 95
85 years and over 10 10 0   65 20 45
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 26.0 26.8 24.9   32.3 31.9 32.7
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 73.4 72.6 74.2   77.0 76.1 77.8
Table: Common-law status of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Common-law status of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Common-law status of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 1,610 825 790   18,050 8,765 9,285
Not in a common-law relationship 1,290 665 630   15,430 7,475 7,950
In a common-law relationship 325 160 160   2,625 1,285 1,340
Table: Legal marital status of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Legal marital status of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Legal marital status of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 1,615 825 790   18,050 8,765 9,285
Never legally married (single) 14 925 485 440   8,280 4,245 4,035
Legally married (and not separated) 15 515 260 255   7,465 3,570 3,895
Separated, but still legally married 16 35 20 20   395 205 190
Divorced 17 65 35 25   1,060 545 515
Widowed 18 70 25 55   845 195 650
Table: Occupied private dwelling characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Occupied private dwelling characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Occupied private dwelling characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 645   10,380
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 91.5   77.1
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.9   6.5
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 3.1   5.5
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 1.6   4.8
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 1.6   4.4
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   0.3
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 1.6   1.3
Number of owned dwellings 22 410   7,515
Number of rented dwellings 23 235   2,565
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 250   6,460
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 390   3,915
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 245   5,510
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 185   3,340
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 205   1,525
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 6.0   6.9
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 6.2   1.8
Average number of persons per room 0.6   0.4
Table: Census family status of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Census family status of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Census family status of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 2,195 1,130 1,070   23,390 11,480 11,905
Spouses 510 255 250   7,385 3,555 3,835
Common-law partners 320 165 165   2,610 1,275 1,330
Lone parents 155 55 95   1,515 325 1,190
Children in census families 1,015 535 475   9,475 5,145 4,325
Persons not in census families 205 125 80   2,400 1,180 1,220
Table: Language characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Language characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Language characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 2,200 1,130 1,070   23,450 11,525 11,925
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 585 295 295   2,485 1,190 1,295
Knowledge of English only 28 1,605 835 770   19,815 9,855 9,960
Knowledge of French only 29 0 0 0   0 0 0
Knowledge of English and French only 30 10 0 10   1,060 420 640
Knowledge of other languages 31 0 0 0   85 55 25
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 22.0 21.7 21.5   9.7 9.4 10.0
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 7.3 7.1 7.5   7.4 7.2 7.5
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 26.6 26.1 27.6   10.6 10.3 10.9
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Mobility status - Place of residence 1 year ago of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 2,175 1,115 1,060   23,190 11,380 11,815
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 1,960 1,005 960   20,410 10,035 10,375
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 140 80 60   1,380 620 760
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 65 30 35   900 470 435
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 10 0 10   480 250 230
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   10 0 0
Table: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 2,020 1,030 990   22,005 10,820 11,180
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 1,565 795 770   15,345 7,720 7,620
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 325 165 160   2,895 1,380 1,515
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 115 60 55   2,600 1,225 1,380
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 15 10 10   1,125 480 640
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   40 15 25
Table: Educational attainment of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Educational attainment of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Educational attainment of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 1,615 820 790   18,050 8,765 9,290
No certificate, diploma or degree 850 445 405   7,580 3,705 3,870
High school certificate or equivalent 35 280 125 155   3,415 1,550 1,860
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 195 120 70   2,300 1,525 775
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 210 105 100   3,180 1,355 1,825
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 45 20 30   430 170 260
University certificate or degree 30 10 25   1,145 460 685
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 485 230 255   4,215 2,090 2,125
No certificate, diploma or degree 330 150 175   2,290 1,165 1,120
High school certificate or equivalent 38 100 45 50   1,210 625 585
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25 10 15   175 110 65
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 35 20 15   305 120 185
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   30 15 15
University certificate or degree 0 0 0   210 55 155
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 285 150 135   3,035 1,375 1,660
No certificate, diploma or degree 80 55 25   710 325 380
High school certificate or equivalent 41 85 45 40   700 305 395
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 40 30 10   360 250 115
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 60 20 40   920 360 565
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 0   70 20 50
University certificate or degree 10 10 10   275 115 155
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 730 375 355   9,250 4,605 4,645
No certificate, diploma or degree 345 180 165   3,430 1,740 1,690
High school certificate or equivalent 44 90 35 60   1,360 580 780
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 125 80 50   1,610 1,050 560
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 115 65 50   1,885 840 1,045
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 30 15 20   315 125 190
University certificate or degree 25 0 20   640 270 370
Table: Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population

Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 1,610 820 790   18,050 8,765 9,285
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,130 570 560   10,995 5,255 5,735
Education 50 10 35   470 160 310
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 15 10 0   80 35 40
Humanities 10 10 15   165 60 105
Social and behavioural sciences and law 40 10 35   430 95 330
Business, management and public administration 80 10 75   1,505 225 1,280
Physical and life sciences and technologies 0 0 0   90 50 45
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 10 0 10   305 130 175
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 120 115 10   1,950 1,800 150
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 15 20 0   230 180 45
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 55 10 45   865 145 725
Personal, protective and transportation services 75 65 10   965 620 340
Other 47 0 0 0   0 0 0
Table: Labour force activity characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Labour force activity characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Labour force activity characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 1,615 825 790   18,050 8,765 9,285
In the labour force 49 860 450 410   10,975 5,605 5,375
Employed 50 565 240 325   7,675 3,665 4,005
Unemployed 51 300 215 85   3,300 1,940 1,365
Not in the labour force 52 750 370 375   7,075 3,160 3,915
Participation rate 53 53.3 54.5 51.9   60.8 63.9 57.9
Employment rate 54 35.0 29.1 41.1   42.5 41.8 43.1
Unemployment rate 55 34.9 47.8 20.7   30.1 34.6 25.4
Table: Occupation characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Occupation characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Occupation characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 855 445 405   10,580 5,435 5,145
A Management occupations 57 60 35 25   640 320 320
B Business, finance and administration occupations 65 10 55   1,260 260 995
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 30 30 10   510 395 110
D Health occupations 20 0 20   450 65 380
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 125 25 100   895 245 645
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 40 20 30   190 85 105
G Sales and service occupations 235 95 140   3,025 980 2,040
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 165 150 10   2,060 1,945 115
I Occupations unique to primary industry 55 45 0   950 800 150
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 55 35 20   610 325 280
Table: Industry characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Industry characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Industry characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 855 445 405   10,580 5,435 5,145
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 140 115 20   1,425 1,150 275
Construction 65 65 0   725 685 30
Manufacturing 60 40 20   840 515 325
Wholesale trade 0 10 0   150 95 55
Retail trade 70 25 40   1,240 460 780
Finance and real estate 0 0 10   220 70 150
Health care and social services 120 30 95   1,375 225 1,150
Educational services 60 15 45   645 200 440
Business services 75 35 35   1,175 780 395
Other services 260 120 145   2,780 1,245 1,535
Table: Place of work status of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Place of work status of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Place of work status of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 565 240 325   7,670 3,660 4,005
Worked at home 10 10 0   335 135 200
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   10 10 0
No fixed workplace address 10 0 0   840 655 185
Worked at usual place 545 230 320   6,485 2,860 3,620
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 490 180 310   4,055 1,515 2,535
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 50 40 0   1,765 865 905
Worked in a different census division (county) 0 10 0   440 295 145
Worked in a different province 0 0 0   225 185 40
Table: Mode of transportation to work of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Mode of transportation to work of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Mode of transportation to work of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
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 with an Aboriginal identity 60 555 235 320   7,330 3,520 3,810
Car, truck, van, as driver 25 15 10   4,580 2,285 2,295
Car, truck, van, as passenger 10 10 0   865 335 530
Public transit 15 10 0   150 95 55
Walked or bicycled 215 80 130   1,065 405 660
All other modes 290 120 170   670 400 270
Table: Earnings in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Earnings in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Earnings in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 1,160 605 550   12,410 6,380 6,030
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 13,280 14,752 11,744   13,184 16,057 11,021
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 20,243 22,362 17,901   21,305 24,802 17,605
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 320 145 170   3,775 1,825 1,950
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 34,176 40,832 31,168   34,579 40,155 29,837
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 38,067 43,176 33,645   38,136 44,560 32,133
Table: Income in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population
Figure showing: Income in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population Figure
Income in 2005 of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 1,450 755 695   16,630 8,140 8,490
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 16,794 19,776 15,243   16,544 20,861 14,472
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 72.8 74.0 72.0   70.4 73.3 66.4
Government transfers - As a % of total income 24.4 22.9 26.4   24.7 21.7 28.8
Other money - As a % of total income 2.7 3.3 1.8   4.9 5.0 4.7
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunatsiavut (Inuit region)   Newfoundland and Labrador
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 640   10,375
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 49,280   44,827

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador (Code640001) (table). Aboriginal Population Profile. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-594-XWE. Ottawa. Released January 15, 2008.
http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-594/index.cfm?Lang=E
(accessed July 28, 2016).