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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

 
Nunavik
Quebec
(Inuit region)
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Table: Population and dwelling counts

Population and dwelling counts
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 10,784   7,546,131
Population in 2001 1 9,632   7,237,479
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 12.0   4.3
Total private dwellings 2 2,861   3,452,300
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 2,589   3,188,713
Population density per square kilometre 13.1   5.6
Land area (square km) 824.48   1,356,366.78
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 10,570 5,390 5,185   7,435,905 3,645,975 3,789,925
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 9,650 4,895 4,760   108,425 53,525 54,905
North American Indian - single response 6 45 30 15   65,085 31,690 33,395
Métis - single response 15 10 0   27,985 14,300 13,680
Inuit - single response 9,565 4,845 4,725   10,950 5,470 5,480
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 20 10 15   955 450 510
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 0 0 0   3,450 1,615 1,835
Non-Aboriginal identity population 920 490 425   7,327,475 3,592,450 3,735,020
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 10,570 5,390 5,180   7,435,905 3,645,975 3,789,925
Registered Indian 9 85 40 45   55,955 27,130 28,825
Not a registered Indian 10,490 5,345 5,140   7,379,945 3,618,845 3,761,100
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 9,650 4,890 4,755   108,430 53,525 54,900
0 to 4 years 1,265 645 620   8,680 4,460 4,215
5 to 9 years 1,275 665 610   9,185 4,560 4,625
10 to 14 years 1,240 610 635   9,650 5,010 4,640
15 to 19 years 1,115 590 525   9,590 4,835 4,755
20 to 24 years 870 425 440   8,200 3,980 4,225
25 to 29 years 690 350 335   7,225 3,530 3,700
30 to 34 years 680 340 335   7,205 3,485 3,720
35 to 39 years 620 325 300   7,325 3,510 3,815
40 to 44 years 530 255 270   8,680 4,355 4,325
45 to 49 years 400 200 200   7,910 3,855 4,055
50 to 54 years 290 130 160   6,860 3,375 3,490
55 to 59 years 280 145 135   5,760 2,950 2,810
60 to 64 years 135 65 70   4,155 2,055 2,100
65 to 69 years 120 65 50   2,855 1,385 1,470
70 to 74 years 85 50 40   2,410 1,105 1,305
75 to 79 years 45 20 20   1,485 595 895
80 to 84 years 15 10 10   855 310 545
85 years and over 0 0 10   380 170 205
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 19.6 19.4 20.0   31.1 30.5 31.7
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 60.8 60.7 61.0   74.6 73.8 75.4
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 5,870 2,975 2,895   80,910 39,490 41,420
Not in a common-law relationship 4,785 2,435 2,350   64,455 31,550 32,905
In a common-law relationship 1,080 535 550   16,460 7,945 8,515
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 5,870 2,970 2,895   80,910 39,490 41,420
Never legally married (single) 14 3,965 2,095 1,870   43,120 22,120 21,000
Legally married (and not separated) 15 1,515 730 785   24,255 12,065 12,190
Separated, but still legally married 16 120 50 70   1,900 825 1,075
Divorced 17 85 40 45   7,805 3,570 4,235
Widowed 18 190 60 125   3,830 900 2,925
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 2,140   50,455
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 56.1   54.3
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 30.6   6.8
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   2.9
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 1.9   6.1
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 10.7   26.1
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.0   2.2
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 0.0   1.6
Number of owned dwellings 22 55   25,850
Number of rented dwellings 23 2,080   21,050
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 845   33,440
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 1,295   17,010
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 620   25,740
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 665   15,720
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 860   8,990
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 5.0   5.7
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 32.0   4.3
Average number of persons per room 0.9   0.5
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 9,655 4,895 4,755   108,095 53,335 54,760
Spouses 1,480 715 765   23,895 11,885 12,005
Common-law partners 1,085 535 550   16,430 7,925 8,505
Lone parents 910 220 690   8,265 1,830 6,435
Children in census families 5,485 2,985 2,505   42,875 23,205 19,675
Persons not in census families 685 440 245   16,635 8,500 8,135
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 9,650 4,895 4,760   108,425 53,525 54,900
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 9,550 4,835 4,715   42,395 21,050 21,340
Knowledge of English only 28 50 30 20   4,935 2,625 2,310
Knowledge of French only 29 0 0 0   33,180 16,120 17,060
Knowledge of English and French only 30 40 20 15   25,765 12,880 12,885
Knowledge of other languages 31 10 10 0   2,155 855 1,300
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 97.6 97.3 97.8   37.1 37.2 37.0
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 93.7 94.0 93.4   32.6 33.1 32.2
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 99.0 98.8 99.1   39.1 39.3 38.9
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 9,430 4,780 4,650   106,780 52,670 54,110
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 8,600 4,370 4,230   91,850 45,685 46,165
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 630 305 325   9,030 4,275 4,755
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 185 95 90   4,990 2,280 2,710
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 15 0 10   805 380 430
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 0   105 45 60
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 8,390 4,250 4,140   99,735 49,055 50,680
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 6,375 3,285 3,090   62,460 31,220 31,245
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 1,585 765 825   22,090 10,690 11,395
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 340 160 180   12,910 6,010 6,900
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 85 35 55   1,955 975 985
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   315 160 150
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 5,870 2,970 2,900   80,910 39,490 41,420
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,985 1,990 2,000   35,730 17,835 17,895
High school certificate or equivalent 35 640 305 335   13,790 5,890 7,900
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 855 520 340   14,070 8,585 5,480
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 230 120 115   9,790 4,160 5,625
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 75 15 65   2,575 1,000 1,565
University certificate or degree 80 30 50   4,965 2,020 2,940
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 1,985 1,020 965   17,785 8,815 8,975
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,635 850 785   10,945 5,790 5,160
High school certificate or equivalent 38 240 105 125   3,710 1,640 2,070
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 95 50 45   1,290 770 520
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 20 10 0   1,410 500 910
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 0 0   115 40 75
University certificate or degree 0 0 0   310 75 235
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 1,370 695 675   14,440 7,015 7,420
No certificate, diploma or degree 755 375 375   5,055 2,695 2,360
High school certificate or equivalent 41 250 120 135   2,455 1,085 1,365
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 250 150 100   2,865 1,695 1,170
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 85 40 45   2,370 905 1,460
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 10 0 10   450 155 295
University certificate or degree 20 10 10   1,250 480 765
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 2,250 1,110 1,135   40,695 20,095 20,600
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,355 640 715   14,685 7,275 7,405
High school certificate or equivalent 44 150 75 75   6,680 2,825 3,860
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 500 305 190   8,935 5,465 3,470
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 125 65 60   5,550 2,555 2,995
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 65 10 55   1,765 730 1,035
University certificate or degree 55 20 35   3,075 1,250 1,825
Table: Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population

Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 5,870 2,970 2,900   80,910 39,490 41,420
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 4,625 2,295 2,335   49,520 23,725 25,800
Education 155 20 135   2,125 465 1,660
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 35 15 20   1,060 535 530
Humanities 30 10 15   1,590 625 970
Social and behavioural sciences and law 140 15 125   2,905 750 2,150
Business, management and public administration 160 55 105   6,180 1,805 4,370
Physical and life sciences and technologies 25 20 0   455 250 205
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 10 10 0   1,130 610 520
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 265 235 30   7,525 6,960 565
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 35 30 0   1,205 845 355
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 110 30 80   3,485 665 2,815
Personal, protective and transportation services 280 235 45   3,705 2,245 1,465
Other 47 0 0 0   15 0 20
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 5,870 2,975 2,895   80,910 39,490 41,420
In the labour force 49 3,820 1,945 1,875   49,200 25,645 23,555
Employed 50 3,035 1,490 1,545   41,525 21,110 20,415
Unemployed 51 785 455 330   7,675 4,535 3,140
Not in the labour force 52 2,050 1,025 1,025   31,710 13,845 17,865
Participation rate 53 65.1 65.4 64.8   60.8 64.9 56.9
Employment rate 54 51.7 50.1 53.4   51.3 53.5 49.3
Unemployment rate 55 20.5 23.4 17.6   15.6 17.7 13.3
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 3,615 1,830 1,785   47,015 24,495 22,520
A Management occupations 57 230 135 95   3,200 1,785 1,410
B Business, finance and administration occupations 395 105 295   7,270 1,820 5,450
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 60 55 10   1,680 1,230 450
D Health occupations 100 25 75   2,060 445 1,610
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 685 150 540   4,940 1,210 3,725
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 210 90 115   1,600 715 885
G Sales and service occupations 1,175 545 625   12,825 5,515 7,310
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 675 655 25   8,590 8,020 575
I Occupations unique to primary industry 60 55 0   2,430 1,990 445
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 25 20 0   2,425 1,760 665
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 3,615 1,825 1,790   47,015 24,495 22,525
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 185 160 25   3,000 2,385 615
Construction 70 65 10   3,205 2,935 270
Manufacturing 15 10 0   4,230 3,130 1,100
Wholesale trade 15 10 0   1,015 660 355
Retail trade 390 185 200   4,645 1,980 2,660
Finance and real estate 50 30 20   1,285 510 775
Health care and social services 910 245 665   6,460 1,375 5,085
Educational services 525 145 380   3,340 950 2,390
Business services 425 290 140   6,485 3,950 2,530
Other services 1,020 680 345   13,355 6,610 6,745
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 3,035 1,495 1,540   41,525 21,110 20,410
Worked at home 110 55 50   1,925 955 975
Worked outside Canada 0 10 0   105 80 25
No fixed workplace address 320 275 45   5,735 4,380 1,355
Worked at usual place 2,605 1,160 1,445   33,755 15,700 18,060
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 2,455 1,085 1,375   19,945 8,725 11,225
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 140 75 65   6,500 2,955 3,545
Worked in a different census division (county) 10 0 10   5,680 3,210 2,470
Worked in a different province 0 0 0   1,630 805 820
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
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 2,925 1,435 1,490   39,495 20,075 19,420
Car, truck, van, as driver 620 385 235   24,225 13,495 10,730
Car, truck, van, as passenger 210 115 105   3,570 1,465 2,110
Public transit 0 0 0   2,925 1,195 1,730
Walked or bicycled 1,385 580 805   6,895 2,855 4,045
All other modes 705 355 350   1,875 1,075 800
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 4,775 2,405 2,370   52,430 26,985 25,450
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 15,552 15,861 15,149   18,560 21,418 16,019
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 24,174 25,176 23,159   24,776 27,858 21,510
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 1,660 830 830   21,625 11,385 10,235
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 38,073 41,056 35,413   33,545 36,923 30,316
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 42,325 44,256 40,396   38,444 41,926 34,570
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
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 5,555 2,805 2,750   75,205 37,080 38,125
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 18,987 16,011 21,328   18,008 20,185 16,843
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 79.2 86.5 72.6   71.4 76.5 65.5
Government transfers - As a % of total income 19.2 12.1 25.9   22.0 16.4 28.6
Other money - As a % of total income 1.6 1.6 1.6   6.6 7.1 5.9
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunavik (Inuit region)   Quebec
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 2,140   50,455
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 62,080   41,843

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Nunavik, Quebec (Code640002) (table). Aboriginal Population Profile. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-594-XWE. Ottawa. Released January 15, 2008.
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