Demographics of Iqaluit, Nunavut

Overview
Population, 2021

7,429

-4%
Population, 2016: 7,740
Land area in square kilometres, 2021: 51.58
Population density per square kilometre, 2021: 144
Knowledge of official languages
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$87,500
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($)
$72,700
Average total income of household in 2020 ($)
$177,800
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($)
$147,800
Labour (25% Sample Data)
Employment rate
70.5%
Unemployment rate
7.2%
Participation rate
76%
Labour force population aged 15 years and over by NOC 2021 (25% Sample Data)
Journey to Work (25% Sample Data)
Housing (25% Sample Data)
Average value of dwellings ($)
$604,000
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)
$2,820
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)
$1,550
Population
Population, 2021 7,429
Population, 2016 7,740
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -4.00%
Total private dwellings, 2021 3,297
Total private dwellings, 2016 3,419
Total private dwellings percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -3.60%
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2021 2,708
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, 2016 2,749
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents percentage change, 2016 to 2021 -1.50%
Land area in square kilometres, 2021 52
Population density per square kilometre, 2021 144
National population rank, 2021 556
Province/territory population rank, 2021 1
Knowledge of official languages
Total - Knowledge of languages for the population in private households - 25% sample data 7,310
Official languages 7,250
English 7,195
French 1,110
Non-official languages 3,815
Income
Total - Income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,555
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,505
Average total income in 2020 among recipients ($) $87,500
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,505
Average after-tax income in 2020 among recipients ($) $72,700
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,990
Average market income in 2020 among recipients ($) $89,700
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 4,790
Average employment income in 2020 among recipients ($) $88,800
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 5,465
Average government transfers in 2020 among recipients ($) $6,180
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 330
Average employment insurance benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $7,720
Number of COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,280
Average COVID-19 emergency and recovery benefits in 2020 among recipients ($) $10,140
Total - Employment income statistics in 2020 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,555
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,995
Median employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $115,000
Average employment income in 2020 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $115,300
Number of employment income recipients in 2020 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,175
Median employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $30,600
Average employment income in 2020 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $48,200
Composition of total income in 2020 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 93.00%
Employment income (%) 88.40%
Government transfers (%) 7.00%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 0.50%
COVID-19 - Government income support and benefits (%) 2.90%
COVID-19 - Emergency and recovery benefits (%) 2.70%
Total - Income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,555
Number of total income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 5,240
Average total income in 2019 among recipients ($) $83,700
Number of after-tax income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 5,240
Average after-tax income in 2019 among recipients ($) $69,800
Number of market income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,890
Average market income in 2019 among recipients ($) $85,600
Number of employment income recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,785
Average employment income in 2019 among recipients ($) $83,900
Number of government transfers recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 4,430
Average government transfers in 2019 among recipients ($) $4,620
Number of employment insurance benefits recipients aged 15 years and over in private households in 2019 - 25% sample data 390
Average employment insurance benefits in 2019 among recipients ($) $9,080
Total - Employment income statistics in 2019 for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,555
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked full-year full-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 2,980
Median employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $110,000
Average employment income in 2019 for full-year full-time workers in 2020 ($) $106,800
Number of employment income recipients in 2019 who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 - 25% sample data 1,105
Median employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $33,600
Average employment income in 2019 of those who worked part-year or part-time in 2020 ($) $51,600
Composition of total income in 2019 of the population aged 15 years and over in private households (%) - 25% sample data 100.00%
Market income (%) 95.40%
Employment income (%) 91.40%
Government transfers (%) 4.70%
Employment insurance benefits (%) 0.80%
Total - Income statistics for private households - 25% sample data 2,705
Average total income of household in 2020 ($) $177,800
Average after-tax income of household in 2020 ($) $147,800
Total - Income statistics for one-person private households - 25% sample data 720
Average total income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $106,600
Average after-tax income of one-person households in 2020 ($) $88,000
Total - Income statistics for two-or-more-persons private households - 25% sample data 1,985
Average total income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $203,800
Average after-tax income of two-or-more-person households in 2020 ($) $169,400
Total - Income statistics for economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,870
Average total income of economic family in 2020 ($) $202,600
Average after-tax income of economic family in 2020 ($) $168,200
Total - Income statistics for couple-only economic families in private households - 25% sample data 465
Average total income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $211,000
Average after-tax income of couple-only economic families in 2020 ($) $173,000
Total - Income statistics for couple-with-children economic families in private households - 25% sample data 875
Average total income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $238,000
Average after-tax income of couple-with-children economic families in 2020 ($) $196,400
Total - Income statistics for one-parent economic families in private households - 25% sample data 430
Average total income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $124,000
Average after-tax income of one-parent economic families in 2020 ($) $106,400
Total - Income statistics for persons aged 15 years and over not in economic families in private households - 25% sample data 1,065
Average total income in 2020 ($) $95,800
Average after-tax income in 2020 ($) $79,600
Immigration and citizenship
Total - Citizenship for the population in private households - 25% sample data 7,310
Canadian citizens 7,010
Canadian citizens aged under 18 1,985
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 5,025
Not Canadian citizens 300
Housing
Total - Private households by tenure - 25% sample data 2,710
Owner 700
Renter 2,005
Dwelling provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band 0
Total - Occupied private dwellings by condominium status - 25% sample data 2,710
Condominium 405
Not condominium 2,300
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of bedrooms - 25% sample data 2,710
No bedrooms 20
1 bedroom 640
2 bedrooms 820
3 bedrooms 855
4 or more bedrooms 370
Total - Occupied private dwellings by number of rooms - 25% sample data 2,710
1 to 4 rooms 1,270
5 rooms 540
6 rooms 420
7 rooms 245
8 or more rooms 230
Average number of rooms per dwelling 5
Total - Occupied private dwellings by period of construction - 25% sample data 2,710
1960 or before 55
1961 to 1980 415
1981 to 1990 410
1991 to 2000 570
2001 to 2005 290
2006 to 2010 310
2011 to 2015 370
2016 to 2021 285
Total - Private households by age of primary household maintainers - 25% sample data 2,710
15 to 24 years 70
25 to 34 years 595
35 to 44 years 740
45 to 54 years 655
55 to 64 years 500
65 to 74 years 135
75 to 84 years 20
85 years and over 10
Total - Owner and tenant households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratio - 25% sample data 2,705
Spending less than 30% of income on shelter costs 2,425
Spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs 280
30% to less than 100% 235
Total - Owner households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings - 25% sample data 705
% of owner households with a mortgage 82.30%
% of owner households spending 30% or more of its income on shelter costs 9.90%
% in core housing need 8.60%
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $2,960
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($) $2,820
Median value of dwellings ($) $600,000
Average value of dwellings ($) $604,000
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,500
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) $1,550
Education
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,555
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,520
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,040
Total - Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 4,390
No high school diploma or equivalency certificate 890
With high school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,495
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 15 years and over in private households - 25% sample data 5,555
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,355
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,210
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,995
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,470
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 285
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 140
Apprenticeship certificate 145
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,025
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 165
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,520
Bachelor's degree 920
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 105
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 20
Master's degree 440
Earned doctorate 35
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree for the population aged 25 to 64 years in private households - 25% sample data 4,385
No certificate, diploma or degree 755
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate 885
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,750
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level 1,305
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 255
Non-apprenticeship trades certificate or diploma 125
Apprenticeship certificate 135
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 905
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 140
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,445
Bachelor's degree 865
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 100
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 20
Master's degree 425
Earned doctorate 35
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 5,560
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 2,565
Education 270
13. Education 270
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 85
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 15
50. Visual and performing arts 75
Humanities 135
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 45
23. English language and literature/letters 30
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 20
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 10
54. History 25
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 525
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 80
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 50
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 55
22. Legal professions and studies 115
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 15
42. Psychology 40
45. Social sciences 165
Business, management and public administration 655
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 100
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 555
Physical and life sciences and technologies 140
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 70
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 30
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 10
40. Physical sciences 40
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 85
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 65
25. Library science 10
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 440
04. Architecture and related services 20
14. Engineering 70
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 110
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 145
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 80
48. Precision production 10
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 95
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 15
03. Natural resources and conservation 80
Health and related fields 365
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 40
51. Health professions and related programs 320
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 195
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 75
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 60
49. Transportation and materials moving 60
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 4,390
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,640
Education 245
13. Education 245
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 75
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 10
50. Visual and performing arts 65
Humanities 120
16. Indigenous and foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 40
23. English language and literature/letters 30
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 15
30A Interdisciplinary humanities 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 10
54. History 20
55. French language and literature/lettersCAN 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 480
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 55
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 45
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 50
22. Legal professions and studies 110
30B Interdisciplinary social and behavioural sciences 15
42. Psychology 45
45. Social sciences 160
Business, management and public administration 610
30.16 Accounting and computer science 0
44. Public administration and social service professions 95
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 510
Physical and life sciences and technologies 130
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 65
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 25
30C Other interdisciplinary physical and life sciences 0
40. Physical sciences 30
41. Science technologies/technicians 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 75
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 60
25. Library science 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 0
30D Interdisciplinary mathematics, computer and information sciences 0
Architecture, engineering, and related trades 400
04. Architecture and related services 20
14. Engineering 65
15. Engineering/engineering-related technologies/technicians 105
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 0
46. Construction trades 130
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 70
48. Precision production 10
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 90
01. Agricultural and veterinary sciences/services/operations and related fields 15
03. Natural resources and conservation 75
Health and related fields 345
30.37 Design for human health 0
31. Parks, recreation, leisure, fitness, and kinesiology 35
51. Health professions and related programs 300
60. Health professions residency/fellowship programs 0
61. Medical residency/fellowship programs 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 175
12. Culinary, entertainment, and personal services 65
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 0
43. Security and protective services 55
49. Transportation and materials moving 55
Other 0
Labour
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by labour force status - 25% sample data 5,555
In the labour force 4,220
Employed 3,915
Unemployed 305
Not in the labour force 1,335
Participation rate 76.00%
Employment rate 70.50%
Unemployment rate 7.20%
Total - Population aged 15 years and over by work activity during the reference year - 25% sample data 5,560
Did not work 1,225
Worked 4,335
Worked full year full time 3,065
Worked part year and/or part time 1,275
Average weeks worked in reference year 44
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by class of worker including job permanency - 25% sample data 4,220
Class of worker - not applicable 70
All classes of workers 4,145
Employee 3,955
Permanent position 3,055
Temporary position 900
Fixed term (1 year or more) 340
Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year) 560
Self-employed 195
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by occupation - Broad category - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 - 25% sample data 4,220
Occupation - not applicable 70
All occupations 4,145
0 Legislative and senior management occupations 135
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 995
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 260
3 Health occupations 225
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 1,150
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 175
6 Sales and service occupations 660
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 490
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 25
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 40
Total - Labour force aged 15 years and over by industry - Sectors - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 - 25% sample data 4,220
Industry - not applicable 70
All industries 4,145
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 15
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 25
22 Utilities 70
23 Construction 165
31-33 Manufacturing 10
41 Wholesale trade 35
44-45 Retail trade 245
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 180
51 Information and cultural industries 80
52 Finance and insurance 40
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 65
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 170
55 Management of companies and enterprises 10
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 130
61 Educational services 320
62 Health care and social assistance 400
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 100
72 Accommodation and food services 130
81 Other services (except public administration) 125
91 Public administration 1,835
Journey to Work
Total - Place of work status for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over - 25% sample data 3,910
Worked at home 540
Worked outside Canada 0
No fixed workplace address 260
Usual place of work 3,110
Total - Commuting destination for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over with a usual place of work - 25% sample data 3,110
Commute within census subdivision (CSD) of residence 3,070
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) within census division (CD) of residence 35
Commute to a different census subdivision (CSD) and census division (CD) within province or territory of residence 0
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 3,365
Car, truck or van 2,510
Car, truck or van - as a driver 1,830
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 675
Public transit 0
Walked 690
Bicycle 10
Other method 155
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 3,365
Less than 15 minutes 2,860
15 to 29 minutes 435
30 to 44 minutes 35
45 to 59 minutes 10
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 4,615
English 3,400
French 30
Non-official language 65
Indigenous 65
Non-Indigenous 0
English and French 220
English and non-official language(s) 870
French and non-official language(s) 0
English, French and non-official language(s) 30
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 4,615
Official languages 4,125
English 4,070
French 60
Non-official languages 235
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago - 25% sample data 6,690
Non-movers 3,215
Movers 3,475
Non-migrants 1,740
Migrants 1,740
Internal migrants 1,600
Intraprovincial migrants 425
Interprovincial migrants 1,175
External migrants 135
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