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  Population
Dec 20, 2017
 
  GDP
Nov 8, 2017
 
  Investment
Feb, 2018
 
  Consumer Price Index
Nov 17, 2017
 
  Labour Force Survey
Nov 3, 2017
 
  Avg. Weekly Earnings
Oct 26, 2017
 
  Retail Trade
Nov 23, 2017
 
  Wholesale Trade
Oct 23, 2017
 
       
Population
44,520
Jul 2017
 
GDP ($2007 millions chained, in basic prices)
3,720
2016
 
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
1.1%
Sep 2017
 
Employment Rate
67.2%
Sep 2017
 
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
1,408
Jul 2017
 
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
5.2%
Aug 2017
 
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
-12.7%
Jul 2017
 
       
 
 
2016 Census
Data Release Schedule
 
Oct 25, 2017
Housing and Aboriginal peoples
Nov 29, 2017 Education and Labour
 
 
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What's New

 

Labour Force Survey - September 2017 (09/08/2017)
Labour force information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Northwest Territories' employment rate was 67.2% in September 2017. This marked a slight drop from August following three months of consecutive increases in the employment rate.
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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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Consumer Price Index - August 2017 (09/22/2017)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in August rose 0.3% compared to one year ago, the lowest annual increase since 2009. By comparison, the annual increase was 1.4% for 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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Gross Domestic Product - 2016 Preliminary (05/01/2017)
GDP for the Northwest Territories fell slightly by 0.1%, with mining, oil and gas extraction and the construction industry decreasing between 2015 and 2016. The service industries saw mixed results with wholesale and retail trade decreasing, while transportation and public administration posting modest gains.
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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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