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Characteristic Yellowknife, CY
Northwest Territories
(Census subdivision)
Northwest Territories Data quality note(s)

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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 19,234 ...Data not available ...Data not available 41,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 18,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 41,464 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 7,286 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 6,938 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 182.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 105.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,143,793.47 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 19,235 9,690 9,540 41,460 21,065 20,400
0 to 4 years 1,455 740 720 3,285 1,655 1,630
5 to 9 years 1,230 615 615 2,860 1,435 1,425
10 to 14 years 1,140 590 545 2,865 1,450 1,420
15 to 19 years 1,435 730 705 3,390 1,765 1,625
15 years 290 145 145 695 355 345
16 years 290 155 135 640 360 285
17 years 290 150 145 675 355 325
18 years 280 160 125 685 360 330
19 years 275 125 150 685 340 345
20 to 24 years 1,560 785 770 3,340 1,690 1,650
25 to 29 years 1,785 910 880 3,440 1,770 1,675
30 to 34 years 1,820 875 950 3,305 1,625 1,680
35 to 39 years 1,570 755 805 2,985 1,445 1,535
40 to 44 years 1,500 760 740 3,035 1,535 1,500
45 to 49 years 1,625 780 840 3,380 1,695 1,685
50 to 54 years 1,525 785 740 3,105 1,615 1,490
55 to 59 years 1,170 605 570 2,390 1,255 1,135
60 to 64 years 730 410 325 1,680 915 765
65 to 69 years 325 185 135 980 555 425
70 to 74 years 160 75 85 580 280 305
75 to 79 years 100 45 50 400 200 200
80 to 84 years 65 30 35 240 105 130
85 years and over 45 15 30 200 80 120
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 32.6 32.6 32.7 32.3 32.3 32.2
% of the population aged 15 and over 80.1 79.9 80.3 78.3 78.4 78.1
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 15,410 7,750 7,665 32,455 16,525 15,925
Married or living with a common-law partner 8,735 4,370 4,365 17,670 8,845 8,825
Married (and not separated) 6,180 3,105 3,080 11,375 5,715 5,655
Living common law 2,555 1,270 1,285 6,295 3,130 3,165
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6,675 3,380 3,300 14,785 7,685 7,100
Single (never legally married) 5,270 2,820 2,450 11,785 6,475 5,315
Separated 380 170 210 785 370 410
Divorced 755 335 420 1,300 615 685
Widowed 270 60 215 915 230 690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 5,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 2,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 1,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 1,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 525 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 5,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 4,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 2,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,465 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 1,045 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 1,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 715 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 375 ...Data not available ...Data not available 855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 1,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 570 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,765 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 655 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 195 ...Data not available ...Data not available 490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 610 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 135 ...Data not available ...Data not available 380 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 70 ...Data not available ...Data not available 180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 10 ...Data not available ...Data not available 55 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 6,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 1,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 2,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 815 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 1,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.2 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 18,850 9,440 9,410 40,805 20,655 20,150
Number of persons not in census families 3,385 1,810 1,575 6,745 3,745 3,000
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 540 235 305 1,340 675 665
Living with non-relatives only 1,325 785 545 1,930 1,105 825
Living alone 1,520 785 730 3,475 1,965 1,510
Number of census family persons 15,465 7,635 7,830 34,060 16,910 17,145
Average number of persons per census family 3.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 640 320 320 2,230 1,135 1,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 270 100 165 845 365 480
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 55 10 45 185 55 125
Living with non-relatives only 15 10 10 40 20 20
Living alone 195 80 115 625 290 340
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 370 220 145 1,385 770 610
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 6,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 4,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 4,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 3,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 1,440 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 2,195 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 640 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 690 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available 660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 180 ...Data not available ...Data not available 275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 155 ...Data not available ...Data not available 345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 145 ...Data not available ...Data not available 470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 1,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 1,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 455 ...Data not available ...Data not available 780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 6,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 3,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 35 ...Data not available ...Data not available 470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 3,195 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 830 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 210 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,385 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 335 ...Data not available ...Data not available 370 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 6,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 1,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 2,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 1,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 1,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,325 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 830 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 18,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 18,995 9,515 9,480 41,040 20,785 20,260
  Single responses  18,720 9,395 9,325 40,500 20,520 19,975
    English  15,125 7,695 7,425 31,375 16,000 15,375
    French  810 420 390 1,075 580 500
    Non-official languages  2,790 1,275 1,510 8,045 3,940 4,105
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 250 90 155 780 375 405
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  20 5 10 135 60 75
        Dene  110 50 65 450 245 205
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  110 35 80 190 70 120
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 5 0 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,955 955 1,000 2,465 1,205 1,260
        African languages, n.i.e 0 5 5 0 0 5
        Afrikaans  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Akan (Twi)  5 5 0 10 5 5
        Albanian  5 5 0 5 5 0
        Amharic  10 10 5 10 5 5
        Arabic  90 55 35 150 100 55
        Armenian  75 35 40 75 35 40
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 25 15 10 30 20 15
        Bengali  35 20 15 35 20 15
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  55 20 40 70 25 45
        Bosnian  5 5 0 5 5 5
        Bulgarian  10 5 0 10 0 5
        Burmese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese  75 40 30 85 45 40
        Chinese, n.o.s.  75 40 35 110 55 55
        Creoles  40 15 20 40 15 25
        Croatian  10 5 5 20 10 10
        Czech  10 0 0 10 5 5
        Danish  5 5 5 10 5 5
        Dutch  40 20 20 50 30 25
        Estonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish  10 0 5 10 5 5
        Flemish  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  135 75 60 185 100 85
        Greek  5 5 5 10 10 5
        Gujarati  15 5 5 10 5 5
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hindi  20 15 5 25 15 10
        Hungarian  15 10 5 25 15 10
        Ilocano  45 15 25 45 20 25
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 5 0 0
        Italian  40 20 15 45 25 20
        Japanese  25 10 15 30 10 20
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  10 5 5 15 5 5
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian  5 0 0 5 5 5
        Malay  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Malayalam  15 10 10 15 5 5
        Maltese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin  20 5 10 35 15 20
        Marathi  0 5 0 0 0 0
        Nepali  10 0 5 20 10 10
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 5 0 0
        Norwegian  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Oromo  5 0 0 15 5 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  30 10 15 30 15 15
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  20 10 5 20 10 10
        Polish  25 10 15 30 15 20
        Portuguese  15 5 15 20 10 15
        Romanian  15 5 5 20 10 10
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  30 15 20 40 15 25
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  10 5 10 15 5 10
        Serbo-Croatian  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 5 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 5 5 0 5 5 0
        Slovak  10 5 10 15 5 10
        Slovenian  0 5 0 5 0 5
        Somali  35 30 5 40 30 5
        Spanish  70 30 40 90 40 55
        Swahili  5 0 5 10 5 5
        Swedish  5 5 0 5 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  455 180 275 545 205 340
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil  20 10 10 25 10 15
        Telugu  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Thai  0 0 5 0 0 5
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  10 10 0 10 10 0
        Turkish  15 10 10 15 5 10
        Ukrainian  35 15 15 45 30 20
        Urdu  30 20 10 30 20 10
        Vietnamese  150 70 85 155 75 80
        Yiddish  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 590 230 355 4,800 2,360 2,440
  Multiple responses          275 120 150 535 260 280
    English and French  65 30 35 75 35 35
    English and non-official language  195 85 115 450 215 235
    French and non-official language  15 5 5 15 5 10
    English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 5 0 0
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 18,995 9,515 9,480 41,040 20,785 20,255
  English only 16,065 8,170 7,895 37,040 18,900 18,140
  French only 40 20 25 45 20 25
  English and French 2,820 1,300 1,515 3,715 1,760 1,955
  Neither English nor French 65 25 45 235 95 140
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 18,995 9,515 9,475 41,040 20,780 20,255
  English 18,060 9,050 9,015 39,680 20,090 19,590
  French 785 405 380 1,030 550 475
  English and French 80 35 45 100 45 55
  Neither English nor French 65 25 45 225 95 130
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 825 420 405 1,080 575 505
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 4.3 4.4 4.3 2.6 2.8 2.5
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 18,990 9,515 9,480 41,040 20,780 20,260
  Single responses 18,710 9,385 9,325 40,650 20,600 20,055
    English 17,135 8,625 8,510 36,485 18,495 17,990
    French 460 235 225 550 290 265
    Non-official languages 1,115 525 595 3,615 1,815 1,800
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 35 15 15 235 130 110
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 5 0 0 15 10 10
        Dene 10 5 10 170 95 70
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 20 10 10 45 20 30
        Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway 5 0 0 5 5 0
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 980 465 515 1,170 555 615
        African languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans 5 0 0 0 0 0
        Akan (Twi) 0 0 0 5 0 5
        Albanian 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Amharic 10 5 0 10 5 5
        Arabic 60 35 25 100 55 45
        Armenian 50 25 25 50 20 25
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5 5 5 5
        Bengali 20 10 10 25 15 10
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 30 10 15 25 15 15
        Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bulgarian 5 0 5 5 0 0
        Burmese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese 35 15 20 50 20 25
        Chinese, n.o.s. 40 25 20 65 35 30
        Creoles 25 10 15 25 5 15
        Croatian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Czech 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Danish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Dutch 5 0 0 5 0 5
        Estonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Flemish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Fukien 0 0 0 0 0 0
        German 20 10 10 25 10 10
        Greek 0 5 0 5 5 5
        Gujarati 10 5 5 15 5 5
        Hakka 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hindi 10 0 5 15 5 10
        Hungarian 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Ilocano 20 5 10 25 10 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Italian 5 0 5 10 5 5
        Japanese 10 5 5 10 10 10
        Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean 5 0 5 10 5 5
        Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Latvian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malayalam 10 5 5 10 5 5
        Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin 15 5 10 30 15 20
        Marathi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali 15 5 5 15 10 10
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oromo 0 0 0 10 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 5 0 5 10 5 5
        Pashto 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi) 5 5 5 5 0 0
        Polish 5 0 0 10 5 0
        Portuguese 5 5 5 10 5 10
        Romanian 5 0 0 0 5 5
        Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian 25 10 15 30 15 15
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian 5 5 0 10 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian 5 5 5 5 0 5
        Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 5 5
        Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slovak 5 5 5 5 5 5
        Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali 15 15 0 10 10 0
        Spanish 35 15 20 40 15 20
        Swahili 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Swedish 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 270 120 150 295 130 160
        Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil 10 0 5 10 5 5
        Telugu 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Thai 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 5 0
        Turkish 0 5 0 0 5 0
        Ukrainian 5 5 0 0 0 0
        Urdu 20 5 10 25 10 15
        Vietnamese 135 65 75 145 70 75
        Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 110 45 60 2,210 1,135 1,080
  Multiple responses         280 135 150 385 185 205
    English and French 35 20 20 45 20 20
    English and non-official language 235 105 120 330 160 170
    French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 0 0
    English, French and non-official language 10 5 5 15 5 5
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 18,995 9,515 9,480 41,040 20,780 20,255
  None 16,430 8,345 8,090 34,395 17,525 16,870
  Single responses  2,515 1,150 1,360 6,585 3,230 3,350
    English  770 380 390 2,345 1,225 1,125
    French  460 215 245 605 275 335
    Non-official languages  1,285 560 725 3,630 1,735 1,890
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 170 65 105 415 200 215
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  5 5 0 60 30 30
        Dene  80 30 55 235 120 110
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  85 30 55 120 50 75
        Mi'kmaq  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Ojibway  0 5 0 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 690 325 365 840 400 445
        African languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Afrikaans  10 5 5 5 5 5
        Akan (Twi)  5 0 0 10 5 0
        Albanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Amharic  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Arabic  20 15 5 40 30 15
        Armenian  30 15 20 35 15 15
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 10 0 10 20 10 10
        Bengali  5 5 0 10 5 0
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  5 0 5 15 5 10
        Bosnian  5 0 0 5 0 5
        Bulgarian  5 5 5 5 0 0
        Burmese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Cantonese  30 20 20 35 15 20
        Chinese, n.o.s.  20 10 10 25 15 10
        Creoles  10 10 5 10 5 0
        Croatian  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Czech  5 0 0 10 5 5
        Danish  5 0 5 5 0 0
        Dutch  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Estonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Finnish  0 5 5 5 5 0
        Flemish  0 5 0 0 0 0
        Fukien  0 0 0 0 0 0
        German  55 25 25 65 30 35
        Greek  5 0 0 0 5 0
        Gujarati  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hakka  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hebrew  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Hindi  15 10 10 25 10 10
        Hungarian  5 5 0 10 5 5
        Ilocano  5 0 5 5 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 0 0 5 0 0 0
        Italian  15 10 10 20 10 5
        Japanese  10 5 5 10 5 5
        Khmer (Cambodian)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Korean  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Kurdish  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lao  0 0 0 5 5 0
        Latvian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lingala  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Lithuanian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Macedonian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Malay  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Malayalam  5 5 0 0 0 0
        Maltese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Mandarin  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Marathi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Nepali  0 0 0 0 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5 0 5 15 5 5
        Norwegian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Oromo  0 0 0 5 0 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  10 5 0 10 10 5
        Pashto  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Persian (Farsi)  10 5 5 10 5 10
        Polish  15 5 5 15 5 5
        Portuguese  5 0 5 5 0 5
        Romanian  0 0 5 5 5 5
        Rundi (Kirundi)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Russian  15 10 10 20 10 10
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Serbian  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Serbo-Croatian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Shanghainese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sindhi  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 5 0 0
        Slovak  5 5 5 15 5 5
        Slovenian  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Somali  15 15 5 20 15 5
        Spanish  55 25 30 65 20 45
        Swahili  0 5 0 0 0 0
        Swedish  5 5 5 10 0 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  160 60 95 195 70 120
        Taiwanese  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tamil  5 0 0 5 0 0
        Telugu  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Thai  0 0 0 5 0 5
        Tibetan languages  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Tigrigna  0 0 0 0 0 0
        Turkish  5 5 5 5 5 0
        Ukrainian  10 5 0 10 5 5
        Urdu  10 10 5 15 10 5
        Vietnamese  20 10 5 15 10 10
        Yiddish  0 0 0 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 420 170 250 2,375 1,135 1,235
  Multiple responses          50 20 35 60 20 40
    English and French  5 0 0 0 0 0
    English and non-official language  5 0 5 10 0 10
    French and non-official language  40 20 25 50 15 30
    English, French and non-official language  0 0 0 0 0 0

Symbols

A adjusted figure due to boundary change

Users wishing to compare 2011 Census data with those of other censuses should then take into account that the boundaries of geographic areas may change from one census to another. In order to facilitate comparison, the 2006 Census counts are adjusted as needed to take into account boundary changes between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. The 2006 counts that were adjusted are identified by the letter 'A.' The letter 'A' may also refer to corrections to the 2006 counts; however, most of these are the result of boundary changes. This symbol is also used to identify areas that have been created since 2006, such as newly incorporated municipalities (census subdivisions) and new designated places (DPLs).

E use with caution

After the release of the 2006 or 2011 Census population and dwelling counts, errors are occasionally uncovered in the data. It is not possible to make changes to the 2006 or 2011 Census data presented in these tables.

Refer to the 2006 population and dwelling count amendments or the 2011 population and dwelling count amendments for further information.

X area and data suppression

In addition to random rounding, area and data suppression has been adopted to further protect the confidentiality of individual respondents' personal information.

Area and data suppression results in the deletion of all information for geographic areas with populations below a specified size. For example, areas with a population of less than 40 persons are suppressed. If the community searched has a population of less than 40 persons, only the total population counts will be available.

Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

 excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

¶ incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement (For further information, see the 'Notes.')

Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

.. not available for a specific reference period

Data quality index: Data quality index showing a global non response rate higher than or equal to 25% (suppressed). Geographic area suppression lists show areas where data are suppressed.

Incompletely enumerated Indian reserve and Indian settlement: There were 13 Indian reserves and Indian settlements where enumeration was not possible as a result of forest fires in Northern Ontario at the time of census collection. Collection for these communities was done at a later time. While the data are not included in the 2011 Census tabulations, it is expected that separate special tables showing data for these communities will be made available at a later date, subject to data quality evaluation. Refer to a complete list of these geographic areas.

... not applicable

A possible reason for the use of the three dots (...) symbol is:

  • A value that cannot be calculated such as a percentage change where the denominator is zero.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

Total private dwellings

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Age

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

Median age

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Total number of census families in private households

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Total number of census families in private households

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Other family households

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Total number of private households by household size

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

Total population excluding institutional residents

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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Footnote 20

Selected Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

Other languages

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

Official language minority

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Code 6106023) and Northwest Territories (Code 61) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed May 29, 2016).

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Footnote 1

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Source

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Map

Map

Map: Yellowknife, City (Census Subdivision), Northwest Territories

Map: Northwest Territories

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy

Geographic hierarchy: Yellowknife  (City)

Geographic hierarchy: Northwest Territories (Territory)

  • Canada
    • Northwest Territories (Territory)

Note

Note: For more information regarding geographic hierarchies, refer to the Illustrated Glossary: Hierarchy of standard geographic units tutorial.

Related data

Related data

Related data: Yellowknife, City (Census Subdivision), Northwest Territories

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