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Demographics and Statistics

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Population

20, 300 (2013)

Education

62.7% of adults have completed some form of postsecondary education (NWT 51.9%; Canada 54.0%)

Income

Average 2011 Yellowknife Personal Income is $67, 629 (NWT $56, 030; Canada $42, 447)

Average 2011 Yellowknife Average Family Income:

  • for all Families is $145, 706 (NWT $119, 089, Canada $92, 610)
  • for Couple Families $160, 078 (NWT $139, 501; Canada $100, 189)
  • for Lone Parent Families $68, 238 (NWT $52, 321; Canada $48, 923)

Average 2011 Yellowknife Non-Family Persons is $58, 173 (NWT $51, 033; Canada $36, 834)

Housing

Homeownership rate: 52.3% (NWT 51.5%; Canada 69.0%)

Average monthly shelter cost for:

  • owned dwellings $2, 083 (NWT $1, 575; Canada $1, 141)
  • rented dwellings $1, 378 (NWT $1, 069; Canada $848)

Affordability (spending 30% or more of household income on shelter costs): is 16.3% (NWT 14.0%; Canada 24.7%)

Labour Force

Employment Rate: 81.6% (NWT 70.3%; Canada 61.8%)

Unemployment: 3.7% (NWT 8.2%; Canada 7.1%)

Top three industries are:

  • Public Administration, Health $ Social Services, and Educational Services (36.4%)
  • Trade (12.4%)
  • Transportation and Warehousing (9.3%)

Source: 2011 NHS, 2013 LFS, NWT Bureau of Statistics 2013 Population Estimates

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