Demographics of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories

Overview
Population, 2021

2,248

-11.6%
Population, 2016: 2,542
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 91.21
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 24.6
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$68,100
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$58,200
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$135,600
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$115,800
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
63.3%
Unemployment rate
7.4%
Participation rate
68.4%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$277,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$1,385
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,144
Population
Population, 2021 2,248
Population, 2016 2,542
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -11.60%
Total private dwellings, 2021 1,009
Total private dwellings, 2016 1,088
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -7.30%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 881
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 957
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -7.90%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 91
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 25
National population rank, 2021 1,281
Province/territory population rank, 2021 4
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 2,210
Official languages 2,200
English 2,200
French 170
Non-official languages 285
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 1,770
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,755
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $68,100
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,755
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $58,200
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,530
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $67,300
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,340
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $65,800
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,750
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,550
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 190
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,500
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 455
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $9,600
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 1,765
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 700
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $93,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $93,000
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 460
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $27,400
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $36,800
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 86.00%
Employment income (%) 73.80%
Government transfers (%) 14.00%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.50%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 4.00%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 3.60%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 1,770
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 1,685
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $67,400
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 1,685
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $57,400
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 1,540
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $66,800
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 1,395
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $63,900
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 1,545
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $7,100
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 200
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $8,500
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 1,765
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 690
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $90,000
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $87,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 455
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $30,400
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $43,400
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 90.40%
Employment income (%) 78.20%
Government transfers (%) 9.60%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 1.50%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 885
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $135,600
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $115,800
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 225
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $74,000
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $63,200
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 655
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $156,800
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $134,000
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 630
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $154,000
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $132,000
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 215
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $152,000
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $127,000
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 235
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $192,000
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $164,000
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 160
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $102,000
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $92,000
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 310
Average total income in 2020 ($) $72,500
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $61,600
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 2,210
Canadian citizens 2,165
Canadian citizens aged under 18 525
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 1,645
Not Canadian citizens 40
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 880
Owner 550
Renter 330
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 880
Condominium 10
Not condominium 870
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 880
No bedrooms 0
1 bedroom 55
2 bedrooms 200
3 bedrooms 400
4 or more bedrooms 225
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 880
1 to 4 rooms 170
5 rooms 175
6 rooms 185
7 rooms 135
8 or more rooms 215
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 880
1960 or before 75
1961 to 1980 345
1981 to 1990 180
1991 to 2000 120
2001 to 2005 60
2006 to 2010 50
2011 to 2015 25
2016 to 2021 25
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 880
15 to 24 years 15
25 to 34 years 155
35 to 44 years 140
45 to 54 years 180
55 to 64 years 185
65 to 74 years 130
75 to 84 years 60
85 years and over 15
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 880
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 800
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 75
30% to less than 100% 65
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 550
% of owner households with a mortgage 50.00%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 7.30%
% in core housing need 8.30%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,160
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $1,385
Median value of dwellings ($) $262,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $277,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,200
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,144
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 1,765
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 510
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,255
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 1,230
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 310
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 920
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 1,770
No certificate, diploma or degree 395
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 340
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,035
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 675
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 210
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 80
Apprenticeship certificate 130
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 420
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 40
Bachelor’s degree or higher 365
Bachelor's degree 230
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 15
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 10
Master's degree 95
Earned doctorate 10
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 1,235
No certificate, diploma or degree 225
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 195
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 815
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 525
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 160
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 60
Apprenticeship certificate 95
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 335
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30
Bachelor’s degree or higher 285
Bachelor's degree 180
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 15
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 10
Master's degree 80
Earned doctorate 10
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 1,770
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 730
Education 110
13. Education 110
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 15
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 15
Humanities 45
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 10
23. English language and literature/letters 10
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 15
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 10
39. Theology and religious vocations 0
54. History 10
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 95
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 10
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 25
22. Legal professions and studies 0
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 15
45. Social sciences 35
Business, management and public administration 230
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 30
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 195
Physical and life sciences and technologies 35
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 20
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 10
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 0
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 15
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 15
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 210
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 10
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 40
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 85
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 60
48. Precision production 10
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 75
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 10
03. Natural resources and conservation 70
Health and related fields 100
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 15
51. Health professions and related programs 85
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 10
Personal, protective and transportation services 105
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 30
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 15
49. Transportation and materials moving 55
Other 0
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2021 for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 1,230
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 420
Education 90
13. Education 90
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 10
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 0
50. Visual and performing arts 10
Humanities 35
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 0
23. English language and literature/letters 10
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 10
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 10
39. Theology and religious vocations 0
54. History 10
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 70
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 0
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 25
22. Legal professions and studies 0
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 0
42. Psychology 10
45. Social sciences 25
Business, management and public administration 180
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 15
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 165
Physical and life sciences and technologies 30
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 15
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 10
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 0
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 15
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 10
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 165
04. Architecture and related services 0
14. Engineering 10
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 30
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 65
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 45
48. Precision production 0
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 60
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 10
03. Natural resources and conservation 55
Health and related fields 80
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 10
51. Health professions and related programs 65
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 10
Personal, protective and transportation services 75
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 20
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 15
49. Transportation and materials moving 35
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 1,770
In the labour force 1,210
Employed 1,120
Unemployed 90
Not in the labour force 555
Participation rate 68.40%
Employment rate 63.30%
Unemployment rate 7.40%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 1,770
Did not work 560
Worked 1,210
Worked full year full time 715
Worked part year and/or part time 495
Average weeks worked in reference year 42
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 1,210
Class of worker - not applicable 30
All classes of workers 1,180
Employee 1,100
Permanent position 855
Temporary position 240
Fixed term (1 year or more) 60
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 180
Self-employed 80
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 1,210
Occupation - not applicable 30
All occupations 1,180
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 20
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 190
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 60
3 Health occupations 75
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 300
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 35
6 Sales and service occupations 215
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 220
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 45
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 15
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 1,210
Industry - not applicable 30
All industries 1,180
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 10
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 40
22 Utilities 10
23 Construction 75
31-33 Manufacturing 0
41 Wholesale trade 15
44-45 Retail trade 105
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 60
51 Information and cultural industries 10
52 Finance and insurance 0
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 15
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 25
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 30
61 Educational services 165
62 Health care and social assistance 125
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 75
72 Accommodation and food services 50
81 Other services (except public administration) 35
91 Public administration 330
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 1,120
Worked at home 55
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 100
Usual place of work 970
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 965
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 925
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 0
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 30
Commute to a different province or territory 10
Total - Main mode of commuting for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 1,070
Car, truck or van 870
Car, truck or van - as a driver 770
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 95
Public transit 0
Walked 130
Bicycle 15
Other method 50
Total - Commuting duration for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address - 25% sample data 1,070
Less than 15 minutes 940
15 to 29 minutes 90
30 to 44 minutes 15
45 to 59 minutes 0
60 minutes and over 25
Language of Work
Total - All languages used at work for the population in private households aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020 - 25% sample data 1,315
English 1,285
French 0
Non-official language 10
Indigenous 0
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 20
English and non-official language(s) 10
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 0
Multiple non-official languages 0
Total - Language used most often at work for the population aged 15 years and over who worked since January 1, 2020, in private households, 2021 Census - 25% sample data 1,315
Official languages 1,310
English 1,305
French 0
Non-official languages 10
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 2,055
Non-movers 1,310
Movers 745
Non-migrants 370
Migrants 370
Internal migrants 355
Intraprovincial migrants 80
Interprovincial migrants 265
External migrants 25
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