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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

 
Newfoundland and Labrador

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Table: Population and dwelling counts

Population and dwelling counts
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 505,469   31,612,897
Population in 2001 1 512,930   30,007,094
2001 to 2006 population change (%) -1.5   5.4
Total private dwellings 2 235,958   13,576,855
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 197,245   12,435,520
Population density per square kilometre 1.4   3.5
Land area (square km) 370,494.89   9,017,698.92
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 500,605 243,965 256,640   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,765
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 23,450 11,520 11,925   1,172,785 572,095 600,695
North American Indian - single response 6 7,765 3,820 3,945   698,025 338,050 359,975
Métis - single response 6,470 3,165 3,310   389,785 193,500 196,285
Inuit - single response 4,715 2,365 2,345   50,480 25,025 25,455
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 290 110 185   7,740 3,690 4,050
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 4,205 2,070 2,140   26,760 11,830 14,930
Non-Aboriginal identity population 477,155 232,445 244,715   30,068,240 14,754,175 15,314,065
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 500,610 243,965 256,640   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
Registered Indian 9 6,610 3,180 3,425   623,780 300,830 322,945
Not a registered Indian 494,000 240,790 253,210   30,617,250 15,025,435 15,591,815
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 23,450 11,525 11,930   1,172,790 572,095 600,695
0 to 4 years 1,445 700 740   108,900 55,380 53,515
5 to 9 years 1,805 920 890   114,765 58,910 55,855
10 to 14 years 2,145 1,135 1,010   125,235 64,120 61,115
15 to 19 years 2,295 1,150 1,150   118,105 60,250 57,860
20 to 24 years 1,920 940 980   93,900 45,390 48,510
25 to 29 years 1,355 620 730   81,760 38,550 43,210
30 to 34 years 1,685 755 930   79,810 37,675 42,140
35 to 39 years 1,845 905 935   81,480 37,915 43,560
40 to 44 years 1,830 825 1,005   87,990 41,285 46,705
45 to 49 years 1,830 950 880   79,230 37,255 41,970
50 to 54 years 1,560 780 780   64,060 30,285 33,775
55 to 59 years 1,380 720 655   48,270 23,365 24,905
60 to 64 years 795 415 385   32,820 16,055 16,765
65 to 69 years 610 300 310   22,680 10,870 11,815
70 to 74 years 450 195 260   16,125 7,465 8,660
75 to 79 years 265 120 145   9,435 4,110 5,325
80 to 84 years 155 60 95   5,240 2,080 3,165
85 years and over 65 20 45   2,980 1,125 1,850
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 32.3 31.9 32.7   26.5 25.2 27.7
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 77.0 76.1 77.8   70.3 68.8 71.6
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 18,050 8,765 9,285   823,890 393,680 430,205
Not in a common-law relationship 15,430 7,475 7,950   681,425 326,380 355,040
In a common-law relationship 2,625 1,285 1,340   142,465 67,305 75,160
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 18,050 8,765 9,285   823,890 393,680 430,205
Never legally married (single) 14 8,280 4,245 4,035   440,570 224,155 216,410
Legally married (and not separated) 15 7,465 3,570 3,895   254,930 122,405 132,525
Separated, but still legally married 16 395 205 190   35,480 14,270 21,205
Divorced 17 1,060 545 515   62,410 25,975 36,435
Widowed 18 845 195 650   30,505 6,880 23,630
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 10,380   506,235
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 77.1   61.1
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 6.5   5.1
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 5.5   6.3
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 4.8   4.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 4.4   16.1
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 0.3   4.0
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 1.3   3.4
Number of owned dwellings 22 7,515   255,415
Number of rented dwellings 23 2,565   202,415
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 6,460   352,975
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 3,915   153,255
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 5,510   244,780
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 3,340   166,130
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 1,525   95,330
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 6.9   6.1
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 1.8   4.2
Average number of persons per room 0.4   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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 23,390 11,480 11,905   1,169,435 570,050 599,380
Spouses 7,385 3,555 3,835   250,615 120,440 130,170
Common-law partners 2,610 1,275 1,330   142,160 67,155 75,000
Lone parents 1,515 325 1,190   96,205 19,180 77,025
Children in census families 9,475 5,145 4,325   506,685 271,000 235,685
Persons not in census families 2,400 1,180 1,220   173,765 92,270 81,495
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 23,450 11,525 11,925   1,172,790 572,095 600,695
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 2,485 1,190 1,295   252,045 122,805 129,240
Knowledge of English only 28 19,815 9,855 9,960   772,290 378,915 393,375
Knowledge of French only 29 0 0 0   35,570 17,345 18,225
Knowledge of English and French only 30 1,060 420 640   100,070 47,895 52,170
Knowledge of other languages 31 85 55 25   12,810 5,130 7,680
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 9.7 9.4 10.0   18.7 18.5 18.8
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 7.4 7.2 7.5   11.8 12.2 11.4
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 10.6 10.3 10.9   21.5 21.5 21.5
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 23,190 11,380 11,815   1,150,510 560,875 589,635
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 20,410 10,035 10,375   926,950 455,335 471,620
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 1,380 620 760   135,650 63,585 72,070
Lived within the same province or territory 1 year ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 900 470 435   68,805 32,810 35,995
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 480 250 230   17,540 8,375 9,165
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 10 0 0   1,560 775 790
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 22,005 10,820 11,180   1,063,780 516,655 547,125
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 15,345 7,720 7,620   585,840 291,470 294,375
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address within the same census subdivision (municipality) 2,895 1,380 1,515   274,485 129,710 144,770
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed address from another census subdivision (municipality) within the province or territory 2,600 1,225 1,380   152,955 71,475 81,480
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 1,125 480 640   46,500 22,055 24,445
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 40 15 25   3,995 1,940 2,060
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 18,050 8,765 9,290   823,890 393,680 430,205
No certificate, diploma or degree 7,580 3,705 3,870   359,780 182,410 177,365
High school certificate or equivalent 35 3,415 1,550 1,860   179,590 81,210 98,380
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,300 1,525 775   93,885 58,520 35,360
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 3,180 1,355 1,825   119,680 45,750 73,925
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 430 170 260   22,950 8,190 14,760
University certificate or degree 1,145 460 685   48,015 17,600 30,415
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 4,215 2,090 2,125   212,010 105,645 106,365
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,290 1,165 1,120   132,670 68,975 63,695
High school certificate or equivalent 38 1,210 625 585   54,785 25,620 29,165
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 175 110 65   7,845 4,875 2,965
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 305 120 185   11,695 4,560 7,130
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 30 15 15   1,745 680 1,070
University certificate or degree 210 55 155   3,265 925 2,335
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 3,035 1,375 1,660   161,570 76,220 85,350
No certificate, diploma or degree 710 325 380   51,565 26,815 24,750
High school certificate or equivalent 41 700 305 395   42,390 20,100 22,290
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 360 250 115   19,100 11,700 7,395
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 920 360 565   30,500 11,290 19,210
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 70 20 50   4,680 1,680 3,005
University certificate or degree 275 115 155   13,335 4,630 8,705
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 9,250 4,605 4,645   393,845 186,165 207,680
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,430 1,740 1,690   137,845 70,285 67,565
High school certificate or equivalent 44 1,360 580 780   76,570 33,255 43,315
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,610 1,050 560   60,970 37,960 23,010
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 1,885 840 1,045   73,405 28,125 45,285
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 315 125 190   15,370 5,420 9,950
University certificate or degree 640 270 370   29,680 11,125 18,560
Table: Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population

Major field of study of the Aboriginal identity population
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 18,050 8,765 9,285   823,890 393,680 430,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 10,995 5,255 5,735   539,365 263,615 275,745
Education 470 160 310   20,095 4,845 15,250
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 80 35 40   7,650 3,650 3,995
Humanities 165 60 105   10,505 4,090 6,410
Social and behavioural sciences and law 430 95 330   26,090 6,770 19,325
Business, management and public administration 1,505 225 1,280   60,060 14,295 45,765
Physical and life sciences and technologies 90 50 45   3,510 1,755 1,760
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 305 130 175   9,375 4,350 5,030
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 1,950 1,800 150   66,130 60,555 5,575
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 230 180 45   8,385 5,780 2,600
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 865 145 725   40,865 6,355 34,510
Personal, protective and transportation services 965 620 340   31,805 17,605 14,205
Other 47 0 0 0   45 10 35
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 18,050 8,765 9,285   823,890 393,680 430,205
In the labour force 49 10,975 5,605 5,375   519,250 264,980 254,270
Employed 50 7,675 3,665 4,005   442,395 222,355 220,045
Unemployed 51 3,300 1,940 1,365   76,860 42,625 34,225
Not in the labour force 52 7,075 3,160 3,915   304,635 128,705 175,935
Participation rate 53 60.8 63.9 57.9   63.0 67.3 59.1
Employment rate 54 42.5 41.8 43.1   53.7 56.5 51.1
Unemployment rate 55 30.1 34.6 25.4   14.8 16.1 13.5
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 10,580 5,435 5,145   497,280 253,825 243,455
A Management occupations 57 640 320 320   31,970 17,250 14,715
B Business, finance and administration occupations 1,260 260 995   71,980 15,995 55,985
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 510 395 110   16,405 12,170 4,235
D Health occupations 450 65 380   20,085 2,940 17,140
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 895 245 645   47,790 12,055 35,730
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 190 85 105   11,010 5,245 5,760
G Sales and service occupations 3,025 980 2,040   141,870 53,095 88,770
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,060 1,945 115   100,050 91,285 8,765
I Occupations unique to primary industry 950 800 150   30,345 25,475 4,865
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 610 325 280   25,785 18,310 7,480
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 10,580 5,435 5,145   497,280 253,825 243,455
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 1,425 1,150 275   39,705 32,005 7,700
Construction 725 685 30   43,880 39,175 4,705
Manufacturing 840 515 325   39,770 28,985 10,785
Wholesale trade 150 95 55   11,995 8,290 3,700
Retail trade 1,240 460 780   51,465 20,905 30,565
Finance and real estate 220 70 150   14,970 5,400 9,565
Health care and social services 1,375 225 1,150   58,160 10,080 48,075
Educational services 645 200 440   32,955 9,165 23,790
Business services 1,175 780 395   69,900 40,950 28,950
Other services 2,780 1,245 1,535   134,480 58,865 75,615
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 7,670 3,660 4,005   442,395 222,350 220,045
Worked at home 335 135 200   22,995 10,500 12,490
Worked outside Canada 10 10 0   1,180 700 480
No fixed workplace address 840 655 185   65,295 50,105 15,190
Worked at usual place 6,485 2,860 3,620   352,925 161,045 191,880
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 4,055 1,515 2,535   235,720 102,030 133,685
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 1,765 865 905   78,545 37,540 41,005
Worked in a different census division (county) 440 295 145   33,475 18,435 15,035
Worked in a different province 225 185 40   5,190 3,030 2,155
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
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 7,330 3,520 3,810   418,225 211,150 207,070
Car, truck, van, as driver 4,580 2,285 2,295   264,600 138,565 126,030
Car, truck, van, as passenger 865 335 530   49,360 25,035 24,325
Public transit 150 95 55   31,845 13,025 18,820
Walked or bicycled 1,065 405 660   58,870 26,345 32,525
All other modes 670 400 270   13,550 8,175 5,365
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 12,410 6,380 6,030   538,290 270,415 267,875
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 13,184 16,057 11,021   18,962 22,386 16,079
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 21,305 24,802 17,605   25,961 30,110 21,773
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 3,775 1,825 1,950   227,810 120,430 107,385
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 34,579 40,155 29,837   34,940 39,501 30,938
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 38,136 44,560 32,133   39,942 44,605 34,712
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
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 16,630 8,140 8,490   760,910 364,155 396,760
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 16,544 20,861 14,472   16,752 18,714 15,654
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 70.4 73.3 66.4   76.9 82.4 70.3
Government transfers - As a % of total income 24.7 21.7 28.8   18.1 12.5 24.8
Other money - As a % of total income 4.9 5.0 4.7   5.0 5.1 4.9
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Newfoundland and Labrador   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 10,375   506,235
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 44,827   43,261

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Newfoundland and Labrador (Code10) (table). Aboriginal Population Profile. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-594-XWE. Ottawa. Released January 15, 2008.
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