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Education and Labour Market Activity - 2016 Census (12/12/2017)
Statistics Canada recently released information on education and the labour market from the 2016 Census. While continuing to improve, the NWT, along with Nunavut, remain below the national average in terms of educational attainment. In 2016, one in five (20.5%) NWT residents aged 25 to 64 years did not have a high school diploma or some form of postsecondary education, a slight improvement from 23% in 2006.
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Labour Force Survey - November 2017 (12/01/2017)
Statistics Canada estimates that in November 2017, 21,300 out of 32,400 residents 15 years of age and older were employed in the Northwest Territories. Employment dropped by 500 persons from the previous month, all losses concentrated in full-time employment while part-time employment recorded marginal gains. Similarly, the employment rate dropped 1.6 percentage points from the previous month to 65.7% in November.
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Consumer Price Index - October 2017 (11/17/2017)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in October rose by 0.5% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 1.4% for Canada. Between October 2016 and October 2017, Yellowknife consumer prices increased for most major components with the exception of household operations & furnishings, and recreation, education & reading.
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Gross Domestic Product - 2016 Preliminary (11/18/2017)
In 2016, the chained dollar GDP for the Northwest Territories rose by 0.8%. Most jurisdictions experienced positive growth, with only Alberta and Saskatchewan declining between 2015 and 2016. Nationally, GDP for Canada rose by 1.4% over this period.
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Income, Housing and Indigenous People – 2016 Census (11/02/2017)
Statistics Canada released information based on the results from the 2016 Census including data on income, housing and Indigenous People. Northwest Territories (NWT) results from these releases show an increase in home ownership over the past 10 years, a lower Indigenous growth rate than the Canadian rate, and the highest median personal income in the country.
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NWT Population - July 2017 (09/27/2017)
On July 1, 2017 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,520 people were living in the Northwest Territories, of which 22,837 (51.3%) were males and 21,683 (48.7%) females. Historically, there have been more males than females in the NWT compared to Canada.
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Families, Households and Marital Status - Census 2016 (08/09/2017)
Statistics Canada released families, households and marital status data from the 2016 Census – the third of a series of releases based on the 2016 Census results. The results show that in 2016 in the Northwest Territories, 70% of the 14,980 households were composed of at least one census family.
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Census Age & Sex and Types of Dwellings - Census 2016 (05/03/2017)
Statistics Canada released age & sex and type of dwelling data from the 2016 Census - the second of a series of releases based on the 2016 Census results. The 2016 Census population count for NWT was 41,786 persons representing 21,280 males and 20,505 females for a sex ratio of 103.8 males per 100 females.
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2016 NWT Labour Force Activity (03/27/2017)
The Labour Force Survey is a source of monthly estimates of employment and unemployment. On a yearly basis, Statistics Canada combines monthly data to come up with detailed annual estimates. This report provides information on the Northwest Territories (NWT) labour force activity for 2016 with comparisons from previous years.
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Private and Public Capital Expenditures - 2017 Intentions (02/28/2017)
Statistics Canada has released 2017 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and the territories. Compared to 2016, overall 2017 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to decrease by 24.9% to $974.6 million. This total is comprised of $640.2 million in private investment and $334.4 million in public investment.
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Census Population and Dwelling Counts - Census 2016 (02/08/2017)
Census information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the population count for Northwest Territories was 41,786 persons at the time of the 2016 census. This represents a small increase, less than 1%, compared to 2006 and is the smallest 10-year growth rate of all provinces and territories.
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2013 Death Data
Updated statistics based on information released March 2017 are now available.
Vital Statistics Tables


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