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2006 Aboriginal Population Profile

Table: Population and dwelling counts

Population and dwelling counts
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2006 1 29,474   31,612,897
Population in 2001 1 26,745   30,007,094
2001 to 2006 population change (%) 10.2   5.4
Total private dwellings 2 9,041   13,576,855
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 3 7,855   12,435,520
Population density per square kilometre 0.0   3.5
Land area (square km) 1,932,254.96   9,017,698.92
Table: Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Figure showing: Aboriginal identity population in 2006 Figure
Aboriginal identity population in 2006
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 4 29,325 15,000 14,325   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,765
Total Aboriginal identity population 5 24,915 12,565 12,350   1,172,785 572,095 600,695
North American Indian - single response 6 100 50 50   698,025 338,050 359,975
Métis - single response 130 65 70   389,785 193,500 196,285
Inuit - single response 24,640 12,425 12,215   50,480 25,025 25,455
Multiple Aboriginal identity responses 35 20 15   7,740 3,690 4,050
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 7 15 10 0   26,760 11,830 14,930
Non-Aboriginal identity population 4,410 2,435 1,970   30,068,240 14,754,175 15,314,065
Table: Registered Indian status
Figure showing: Registered Indian status Figure
Registered Indian status
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 8 29,325 15,000 14,325   31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
Registered Indian 9 160 70 90   623,780 300,830 322,945
Not a registered Indian 29,165 14,925 14,235   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 10 24,915 12,560 12,355   1,172,790 572,095 600,695
0 to 4 years 3,195 1,630 1,570   108,900 55,380 53,515
5 to 9 years 3,135 1,595 1,540   114,765 58,910 55,855
10 to 14 years 3,075 1,550 1,520   125,235 64,120 61,115
15 to 19 years 2,990 1,550 1,435   118,105 60,250 57,860
20 to 24 years 2,200 1,105 1,100   93,900 45,390 48,510
25 to 29 years 1,860 925 935   81,760 38,550 43,210
30 to 34 years 1,620 800 820   79,810 37,675 42,140
35 to 39 years 1,735 850 890   81,480 37,915 43,560
40 to 44 years 1,445 710 735   87,990 41,285 46,705
45 to 49 years 1,055 505 555   79,230 37,255 41,970
50 to 54 years 795 390 405   64,060 30,285 33,775
55 to 59 years 660 350 310   48,270 23,365 24,905
60 to 64 years 440 230 210   32,820 16,055 16,765
65 to 69 years 310 160 150   22,680 10,870 11,815
70 to 74 years 210 115 90   16,125 7,465 8,660
75 to 79 years 105 50 50   9,435 4,110 5,325
80 to 84 years 45 30 20   5,240 2,080 3,165
85 years and over 35 20 15   2,980 1,125 1,850
Median age of the Aboriginal identity population 11 20.1 19.8 20.4   26.5 25.2 27.7
% of the Aboriginal identity population aged 15 and over 62.3 62.0 62.5   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 12 15,510 7,785 7,725   823,890 393,680 430,205
Not in a common-law relationship 11,865 6,035 5,830   681,425 326,380 355,040
In a common-law relationship 3,645 1,750 1,895   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 13 15,505 7,785 7,720   823,890 393,680 430,205
Never legally married (single) 14 10,030 5,255 4,775   440,570 224,155 216,410
Legally married (and not separated) 15 4,425 2,145 2,280   254,930 122,405 132,525
Separated, but still legally married 16 305 145 155   35,480 14,270 21,205
Divorced 17 200 90 115   62,410 25,975 36,435
Widowed 18 545 150 395   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 19 6,110   506,235
Single detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 59.6   61.1
Semi-detached houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 11.0   5.1
Row houses - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21.4   6.3
Apartments, duplex - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 1.4   4.0
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 20 5.2   16.1
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 1.0   4.0
Other dwellings - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 21 0.4   3.4
Number of owned dwellings 22 1,450   255,415
Number of rented dwellings 23 4,655   202,415
Number of dwellings constructed before 1986 2,925   352,975
Number of dwellings constructed between 1986 and 2006 24 3,185   153,255
Dwelling requiring regular maintenance only 2,600   244,780
Dwellings requiring minor repairs only 2,110   166,130
Dwellings requiring major repairs only 1,395   95,330
Average number of rooms per dwelling 25 5.1   6.1
Dwellings with more than one person per room - as a % of total occupied private dwellings 25 22.7   4.2
Average number of persons per room 0.8   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of persons in census families 26 24,875 12,540 12,335   1,169,435 570,050 599,380
Spouses 4,315 2,090 2,225   250,615 120,440 130,170
Common-law partners 3,640 1,750 1,895   142,160 67,155 75,000
Lone parents 1,800 450 1,355   96,205 19,180 77,025
Children in census families 13,280 7,110 6,170   506,685 271,000 235,685
Persons not in census families 1,840 1,140 695   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 24,915 12,560 12,355   1,172,790 572,095 600,695
Knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 27 22,430 11,275 11,160   252,045 122,805 129,240
Knowledge of English only 28 2,370 1,230 1,145   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 80 45 35   100,070 47,895 52,170
Knowledge of other languages 31 30 20 15   12,810 5,130 7,680
% of the Aboriginal identity population whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language 82.3 82.0 82.6   18.7 18.5 18.8
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 63.5 64.2 62.9   11.8 12.2 11.4
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of Aboriginal language(s) 90.0 89.8 90.3   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over 32 24,305 12,260 12,045   1,150,510 560,875 589,635
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 21,155 10,720 10,430   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) 2,200 1,045 1,155   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 695 350 340   68,805 32,810 35,995
Lived in a different province or territory 1 year ago 250 135 115   17,540 8,375 9,165
Lived in a different country 1 year ago 0 0 10   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over 33 21,720 10,930 10,785   1,063,780 516,655 547,125
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 13,680 6,980 6,700   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) 5,915 2,900 3,015   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 1,540 770 770   152,955 71,475 81,480
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 580 285 300   46,500 22,055 24,445
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 0 0 0   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 34 15,510 7,785 7,720   823,890 393,680 430,205
No certificate, diploma or degree 10,655 5,310 5,345   359,780 182,410 177,365
High school certificate or equivalent 35 1,485 705 775   179,590 81,210 98,380
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 1,045 790 260   93,885 58,520 35,360
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 36 1,875 815 1,060   119,680 45,750 73,925
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 145 70 75   22,950 8,190 14,760
University certificate or degree 310 95 215   48,015 17,600 30,415
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 37 5,190 2,655 2,530   212,010 105,645 106,365
No certificate, diploma or degree 4,310 2,250 2,060   132,670 68,975 63,695
High school certificate or equivalent 38 620 285 330   54,785 25,620 29,165
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 85 50 30   7,845 4,875 2,965
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 39 155 65 90   11,695 4,560 7,130
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 0 10 0   1,745 680 1,070
University certificate or degree 15 0 10   3,265 925 2,335
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 40 3,480 1,730 1,750   161,570 76,220 85,350
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,025 1,020 1,005   51,565 26,815 24,750
High school certificate or equivalent 41 475 215 260   42,390 20,100 22,290
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 300 225 75   19,100 11,700 7,395
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 42 555 220 340   30,500 11,290 19,210
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 45 25 25   4,680 1,680 3,005
University certificate or degree 80 25 60   13,335 4,630 8,705
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 43 6,135 3,025 3,110   393,845 186,165 207,680
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,680 1,715 1,960   137,845 70,285 67,565
High school certificate or equivalent 44 385 195 190   76,570 33,255 43,315
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 630 485 150   60,970 37,960 23,010
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45 1,135 515 620   73,405 28,125 45,285
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 95 50 45   15,370 5,420 9,950
University certificate or degree 210 65 145   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 46 15,505 7,790 7,725   823,890 393,680 430,205
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 12,140 6,015 6,125   539,365 263,615 275,745
Education 350 65 285   20,095 4,845 15,250
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 105 60 45   7,650 3,650 3,995
Humanities 155 40 115   10,505 4,090 6,410
Social and behavioural sciences and law 375 95 280   26,090 6,770 19,325
Business, management and public administration 735 205 530   60,060 14,295 45,765
Physical and life sciences and technologies 50 50 0   3,510 1,755 1,760
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 100 45 55   9,375 4,350 5,030
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 875 810 65   66,130 60,555 5,575
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 60 55 10   8,385 5,780 2,600
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 205 75 135   40,865 6,355 34,510
Personal, protective and transportation services 360 270 90   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over 48 15,510 7,785 7,720   823,890 393,680 430,205
In the labour force 49 9,170 4,765 4,400   519,250 264,980 254,270
Employed 50 7,325 3,640 3,685   442,395 222,355 220,045
Unemployed 51 1,845 1,130 715   76,860 42,625 34,225
Not in the labour force 52 6,340 3,020 3,320   304,635 128,705 175,935
Participation rate 53 59.1 61.2 57.0   63.0 67.3 59.1
Employment rate 54 47.2 46.8 47.7   53.7 56.5 51.1
Unemployment rate 55 20.1 23.7 16.2   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 56 8,640 4,485 4,155   497,280 253,825 243,455
A Management occupations 57 555 315 235   31,970 17,250 14,715
B Business, finance and administration occupations 1,345 350 990   71,980 15,995 55,985
C Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 190 155 35   16,405 12,170 4,235
D Health occupations 105 20 85   20,085 2,940 17,140
E Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 1,230 265 965   47,790 12,055 35,730
F Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 540 275 260   11,010 5,245 5,760
G Sales and service occupations 2,650 1,185 1,460   141,870 53,095 88,770
H Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 1,695 1,630 65   100,050 91,285 8,765
I Occupations unique to primary industry 210 200 10   30,345 25,475 4,865
J Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 130 85 45   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 58 8,640 4,485 4,155   497,280 253,825 243,455
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 515 455 60   39,705 32,005 7,700
Construction 560 510 50   43,880 39,175 4,705
Manufacturing 130 80 55   39,770 28,985 10,785
Wholesale trade 65 45 15   11,995 8,290 3,700
Retail trade 1,170 515 655   51,465 20,905 30,565
Finance and real estate 330 220 105   14,970 5,400 9,565
Health care and social services 785 125 665   58,160 10,080 48,075
Educational services 985 260 725   32,955 9,165 23,790
Business services 990 675 320   69,900 40,950 28,950
Other services 3,110 1,610 1,500   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total employed labour force 15 years and over with an Aboriginal identity 59 7,325 3,640 3,685   442,395 222,350 220,045
Worked at home 270 180 90   22,995 10,500 12,490
Worked outside Canada 0 0 10   1,180 700 480
No fixed workplace address 610 450 160   65,295 50,105 15,190
Worked at usual place 6,445 3,010 3,430   352,925 161,045 191,880
Worked in census subdivision (municipality) of residence 6,130 2,830 3,300   235,720 102,030 133,685
Worked in a different census subdivision (municipality) within the census division (county) of residence 225 115 105   78,545 37,540 41,005
Worked in a different census division (county) 30 10 15   33,475 18,435 15,035
Worked in a different province 60 50 10   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
Nunavut   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 7,055 3,460 3,590   418,225 211,150 207,070
Car, truck, van, as driver 1,355 870 485   264,600 138,565 126,030
Car, truck, van, as passenger 925 435 485   49,360 25,035 24,325
Public transit 15 10 10   31,845 13,025 18,820
Walked or bicycled 3,595 1,570 2,020   58,870 26,345 32,525
All other modes 1,170 580 590   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings (counts) 61 9,945 5,205 4,740   538,290 270,415 267,875
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 62 17,959 18,696 16,960   18,962 22,386 16,079
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 28,144 28,723 27,510   25,961 30,110 21,773
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with earnings who worked full year, full time (counts) 63 4,005 2,135 1,875   227,810 120,430 107,385
Median earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 46,020 45,015 46,720   34,940 39,501 30,938
Average earnings - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over who worked full year, full time ($) 62 49,325 49,614 48,996   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
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over with income (counts) 64 13,575 6,765 6,805   760,910 364,155 396,760
Median income - Total Aboriginal identity population 15 years and over ($) 65 16,069 15,875 16,250   16,752 18,714 15,654
Composition of total income (100%) 66 100 100 100   100 100 100
Earnings - As a % of total income 80.6 86.0 75.2   76.9 82.4 70.3
Government transfers - As a % of total income 17.5 12.1 23.0   18.1 12.5 24.8
Other money - As a % of total income 1.8 1.9 1.7   5.0 5.1 4.9
Table: Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population

Households characteristics of the Aboriginal identity population
Nunavut   Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total private Aboriginal households 67 6,110   506,235
Median income in 2005 - All private households ($) 68 49,645   43,261

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2007. Nunavut (Code62) (table). Aboriginal Population Profile. 2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-594-XWE. Ottawa. Released January 15, 2008.
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