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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

 
Northwest Territories

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Table: Population and dwelling counts

Population and dwelling counts
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 41,464   31,612,897
Population in 2001 1 37,360   30,007,094
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 11.0E   5.4
Total private dwellings 2 16,774   13,576,855
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 14,224   12,435,520
Population density per square kilometre 0.0   3.5
Land area (square km) 1,140,834.90   9,017,698.92
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 41,055 20,945 20,110   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,765
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 20,635 10,165 10,470   1,172,785 572,095 600,695
North American Indian - single response 6 12,640 6,210 6,430   698,025 338,050 359,975
Métis - single response 3,585 1,860 1,720   389,785 193,500 196,285
Inuit - single response 4,165 1,970 2,190   50,480 25,025 25,455
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 105 55 50   7,740 3,690 4,050
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 145 65 80   26,760 11,830 14,930
Non-Aboriginal identity population 20,420 10,780 9,640   30,068,240 14,754,175 15,314,065
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 41,055 20,945 20,110   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
Registered Indian 9 13,010 6,440 6,575   623,780 300,830 322,945
Not a registered Indian 28,045 14,505 13,535   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 20,640 10,165 10,470   1,172,790 572,095 600,695
0 to 4 years 1,870 915 955   108,900 55,380 53,515
5 to 9 years 1,945 985 960   114,765 58,910 55,855
10 to 14 years 2,350 1,190 1,160   125,235 64,120 61,115
15 to 19 years 2,285 1,165 1,115   118,105 60,250 57,860
20 to 24 years 1,595 855 740   93,900 45,390 48,510
25 to 29 years 1,420 665 755   81,760 38,550 43,210
30 to 34 years 1,350 605 745   79,810 37,675 42,140
35 to 39 years 1,490 715 775   81,480 37,915 43,560
40 to 44 years 1,520 755 770   87,990 41,285 46,705
45 to 49 years 1,280 580 695   79,230 37,255 41,970
50 to 54 years 1,070 500 570   64,060 30,285 33,775
55 to 59 years 740 370 375   48,270 23,365 24,905
60 to 64 years 590 330 260   32,820 16,055 16,765
65 to 69 years 400 185 215   22,680 10,870 11,815
70 to 74 years 310 160 155   16,125 7,465 8,660
75 to 79 years 205 100 105   9,435 4,110 5,325
80 to 84 years 120 55 65   5,240 2,080 3,165
85 years and over 90 45 45   2,980 1,125 1,850
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 26.0 24.8 26.8   26.5 25.2 27.7
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 70.1 69.6 70.6   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 14,465 7,070 7,395   823,890 393,680 430,205
Not in a common-law relationship 11,050 5,485 5,565   681,425 326,380 355,040
In a common-law relationship 3,420 1,590 1,830   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 14,465 7,070 7,395   823,890 393,680 430,205
Never legally married (single) 14 9,435 4,910 4,525   440,570 224,155 216,410
Legally married (and not separated) 15 3,460 1,605 1,850   254,930 122,405 132,525
Separated, but still legally married 16 485 190 300   35,480 14,270 21,205
Divorced 17 530 230 300   62,410 25,975 36,435
Widowed 18 560 135 425   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 7,120   506,235
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 64.6   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 10.4   6.3
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 1.7   4.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 10.7   16.1
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 1.4   4.0
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 4.6   3.4
Number of owned dwellings 22 3,635   255,415
Number of rented dwellings 23 3,345   202,415
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 3,795   352,975
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 3,320   153,255
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 3,230   244,780
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 2,100   166,130
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 1,780   95,330
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 5.3   6.1
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 7.1   4.2
Average number of persons per room 0.6   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 20,525 10,100 10,425   1,169,435 570,050 599,380
Spouses 3,370 1,570 1,805   250,615 120,440 130,170
Common-law partners 3,400 1,580 1,820   142,160 67,155 75,000
Lone parents 1,645 395 1,245   96,205 19,180 77,025
Children in census families 9,410 5,085 4,325   506,685 271,000 235,685
Persons not in census families 2,695 1,470 1,230   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 20,640 10,165 10,470   1,172,790 572,095 600,695
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 7,470 3,650 3,820   252,045 122,805 129,240
Knowledge of English only 28 12,705 6,335 6,370   772,290 378,915 393,375
Knowledge of French only 29 0 10 0   35,570 17,345 18,225
Knowledge of English and French only 30 415 160 255   100,070 47,895 52,170
Knowledge of other languages 31 40 20 25   12,810 5,130 7,680
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 28.6 28.3 28.9   18.7 18.5 18.8
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 12.2 13.4 11.0   11.8 12.2 11.4
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 36.2 35.9 36.5   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 20,270 9,960 10,310   1,150,510 560,875 589,635
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 16,595 8,265 8,330   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) 2,580 1,205 1,375   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 685 310 380   68,805 32,810 35,995
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 410 185 225   17,540 8,375 9,165
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 10 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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 18,760 9,245 9,510   1,063,780 516,655 547,125
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 10,950 5,555 5,395   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) 5,005 2,435 2,570   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 1,505 665 840   152,955 71,475 81,480
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 1,290 585 710   46,500 22,055 24,445
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 10 10 10   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 14,465 7,075 7,395   823,890 393,680 430,205
No certificate, diploma or degree 7,920 4,080 3,835   359,780 182,410 177,365
High school certificate or equivalent 35 2,070 875 1,195   179,590 81,210 98,380
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,455 1,050 395   93,885 58,520 35,360
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 2,380 865 1,515   119,680 45,750 73,925
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 180 45 135   22,950 8,190 14,760
University certificate or degree 460 155 310   48,015 17,600 30,415
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 3,880 2,020 1,860   212,010 105,645 106,365
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,915 1,535 1,380   132,670 68,975 63,695
High school certificate or equivalent 38 620 290 325   54,785 25,620 29,165
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 120 100 15   7,845 4,875 2,965
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 175 70 105   11,695 4,560 7,130
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 15 0 10   1,745 680 1,070
University certificate or degree 30 15 15   3,265 925 2,335
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 2,770 1,270 1,500   161,570 76,220 85,350
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,180 650 530   51,565 26,815 24,750
High school certificate or equivalent 41 510 190 320   42,390 20,100 22,290
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 345 225 125   19,100 11,700 7,395
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 580 170 410   30,500 11,290 19,210
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 50 10 35   4,680 1,680 3,005
University certificate or degree 100 25 75   13,335 4,630 8,705
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 6,695 3,245 3,445   393,845 186,165 207,680
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,870 1,460 1,410   137,845 70,285 67,565
High school certificate or equivalent 44 910 375 535   76,570 33,255 43,315
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 915 670 245   60,970 37,960 23,010
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 1,560 595 960   73,405 28,125 45,285
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 115 35 80   15,370 5,420 9,950
University certificate or degree 325 115 210   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 14,465 7,075 7,395   823,890 393,680 430,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 9,990 4,955 5,035   539,365 263,615 275,745
Education 345 55 295   20,095 4,845 15,250
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 85 35 45   7,650 3,650 3,995
Humanities 125 40 90   10,505 4,090 6,410
Social and behavioural sciences and law 275 60 215   26,090 6,770 19,325
Business, management and public administration 1,225 195 1,030   60,060 14,295 45,765
Physical and life sciences and technologies 40 20 20   3,510 1,755 1,760
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 65 25 40   9,375 4,350 5,030
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 1,055 975 80   66,130 60,555 5,575
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 185 140 45   8,385 5,780 2,600
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 400 95 305   40,865 6,355 34,510
Personal, protective and transportation services 665 465 195   31,805 17,605 14,205
Other 47 10 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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 14,465 7,070 7,390   823,890 393,680 430,205
In the labour force 49 9,455 4,865 4,590   519,250 264,980 254,270
Employed 50 7,555 3,655 3,895   442,395 222,355 220,045
Unemployed 51 1,900 1,210 695   76,860 42,625 34,225
Not in the labour force 52 5,010 2,205 2,805   304,635 128,705 175,935
Participation rate 53 65.4 68.8 62.1   63.0 67.3 59.1
Employment rate 54 52.2 51.7 52.7   53.7 56.5 51.1
Unemployment rate 55 20.1 24.9 15.1   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 9,130 4,710 4,420   497,280 253,825 243,455
A Management occupations 57 705 380 325   31,970 17,250 14,715
B Business, finance and administration occupations 1,605 285 1,320   71,980 15,995 55,985
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 310 225 80   16,405 12,170 4,235
D Health occupations 265 15 255   20,085 2,940 17,140
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 895 210 685   47,790 12,055 35,730
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 265 120 145   11,010 5,245 5,760
G Sales and service occupations 2,430 1,025 1,410   141,870 53,095 88,770
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,060 1,910 150   100,050 91,285 8,765
I Occupations unique to primary industry 485 455 30   30,345 25,475 4,865
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 100 85 20   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 9,130 4,710 4,420   497,280 253,825 243,455
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 1,210 945 270   39,705 32,005 7,700
Construction 815 720 90   43,880 39,175 4,705
Manufacturing 100 50 50   39,770 28,985 10,785
Wholesale trade 115 80 40   11,995 8,290 3,700
Retail trade 760 340 420   51,465 20,905 30,565
Finance and real estate 350 185 165   14,970 5,400 9,565
Health care and social services 880 110 775   58,160 10,080 48,075
Educational services 525 135 390   32,955 9,165 23,790
Business services 1,180 740 440   69,900 40,950 28,950
Other services 3,185 1,410 1,775   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 7,555 3,655 3,895   442,395 222,350 220,045
Worked at home 240 135 110   22,995 10,500 12,490
Worked outside Canada 0 0 0   1,180 700 480
No fixed workplace address 940 775 160   65,295 50,105 15,190
Worked at usual place 6,375 2,750 3,625   352,925 161,045 191,880
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 5,500 2,220 3,275   235,720 102,030 133,685
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 810 500 310   78,545 37,540 41,005
Worked in a different census division (county) 25 15 10   33,475 18,435 15,035
Worked in a different province 40 10 30   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
Northwest Territories   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 7,315 3,525 3,785   418,225 211,150 207,070
Car, truck, van, as driver 3,215 1,680 1,540   264,600 138,565 126,030
Car, truck, van, as passenger 720 310 415   49,360 25,035 24,325
Public transit 55 15 40   31,845 13,025 18,820
Walked or bicycled 2,430 935 1,495   58,870 26,345 32,525
All other modes 880 585 295   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 10,265 5,270 4,995   538,290 270,415 267,875
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 25,078 25,065 25,133   18,962 22,386 16,079
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 33,687 35,151 32,143   25,961 30,110 21,773
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 4,325 2,090 2,235   227,810 120,430 107,385
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 52,086 54,348 50,084   34,940 39,501 30,938
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 54,527 57,651 51,606   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
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 13,315 6,540 6,775   760,910 364,155 396,760
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 20,080 20,436 19,741   16,752 18,714 15,654
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 85.6 88.9 82.0   76.9 82.4 70.3
Government transfers - As a % of total income 11.7 9.1 14.5   18.1 12.5 24.8
Other money - As a % of total income 2.7 2.0 3.4   5.0 5.1 4.9
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Northwest Territories   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 7,120   506,235
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 57,603   43,261

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Northwest Territories (Code61) (table). Aboriginal Population Profile. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-594-XWE. Ottawa. Released January 15, 2008.
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