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Demographics of Nunavut

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Canadian Provinces and Territories

Nunavut is a territory of Canada. It has a land area of 1,877,787.62 km2 (725,017.85 sq mi).[1] In the 2011 census the population was 31,906,[1] up 8.3% from the 2006 census figure of 29,474.[2] In 2006, the latest year for which figures are available, 24,630 people identified themselves as Inuit (84.1% of the total population), 100 as North American Indian (0.3%), 130 Métis (0.4%) and 4,410 as non-aboriginal (15.1%).[3]

Nunavut's small and sparse population makes it unlikely the territory will be granted provincial status in the foreseeable future, although this may change if the Yukon, which is only marginally more populous, becomes a province.

Historical population

Communities with more than 1,000 people

Municipality 2011 %
change
2006 %
change
2001 %
change
Iqaluit[6][7][8] 6,699 8.3 6,184 18.1 5,236 24.1
Arviat[9][10][11] 2,318 12.5 2,060 8.5 1,899 21.8
Rankin Inlet[12][13][14] 2,266 -3.9 2,358 8.3 2,177 5.8
Baker Lake[15][16][17] 1,872 8.3 1,728 14.7 1,507 8.8
Cambridge Bay[18][19][20] 1,608 8.9 1,477 12.8 1,309 -3.1
Pond Inlet[21][22][23] 1,549 17.8 1,315 7.8 1,220 5.7
Igloolik[24][25][26] 1,454 -5.5 1,538 19.6 1,286 5.5
Kugluktuk[27][28][29] 1,450 11.4 1,320 7.4 1,212 0.9
Pangnirtung[30][31][32] 1,425 7.5 1,325 3.8 1,276 2.7
Cape Dorset[33][34][35] 1,363 10.3 1,236 7.7 1,148 2.7
Gjoa Haven[36][37][38] 1,279 20.2 1,064 10.8 960 9.2

Language

The 2006 Canadian census showed a population of 29,474.[2]

Of the 29,025 singular responses to the census question concerning 'mother tongue' the languages most commonly reported were:
1. Inuktitut 20,185 69.54%
2. English 7,765 26.75%
3. French 370 1.27%
4. Inuinnaqtun 295 1.02%
5. Malayo-Polynesian languages 65 0.22%
Tagalog 45 0.16%
6= Chinese 40 0.14%
Cantonese 10 0.03%
Mandarin 10 0.03%
6= German 40 0.14%
8. Spanish 30 0.10%
9= Algonquian languages 20 0.07%
Cree 20 0.07%
9= Athabaskan languages 20 0.07%
Dogrib 10 0.03%

There were also 260 responses of both English and a 'non-official language' (mainly Inuktitut); 20 of both French and a 'non-official language; 20 of both English and French; and about 140 people who either did not respond to the question, or reported multiple non-official languages, or else gave some other unenumerated response. Only English and French were counted as official languages in the census. Figures shown are for the number of single language responses and the percentage of total single-language responses.[39]

Visible minorities and Aboriginals

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population % of total population
White 3,990 13.6%
Visible minority group
Source:[40]
South Asian 85 0.3%
Chinese 80 0.3%
Black 100 0.3%
Filipino 80 0.3%
Latin American 25 0.1%
Arab 15 0.1%
Southeast Asian 0 0%
West Asian 10 0%
Korean 0 0%
Japanese 10 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 10 0%
Multiple visible minority 15 0.1%
Total visible minority population 420 1.4%
Aboriginal group
Source:[41]
First Nations 100 0.3%
Métis 130 0.4%
Inuit 24,640 84%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 15 0.1%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 35 0.1%
Total Aboriginal population 24,915 85%
Total population 29,325 100%

Religion

The dominant religion in Nunavut is Christianity; Catholicism, Anglicanism and Pentecostalism are highly prevalent.

Traditionally, Inuit shamanism has always been a taboo subject in Inuit culture, not openly talked about. Shamans didn't make it known they were one, but the group or clan they were a part of knew.

Religious beliefs in the 2001 census[42]
Religion Adherents % of the population
Catholic 6,215 23.30
Protestant 17,785 66.69
Christian Orthodox 20 0.07
Other Christian 835 3.13
Muslim 25 0.09
Jewish 10 0.04
Buddhist 15 0.06
Eastern religions 60 0.22
Other religions 40 0.15
No religious affiliation 1,655 6.21
Total 26,670 100.00

Migration

While there is some internal migration from the rest of Canada to Nunavut (usually on a temporary basis), there is very little external migration from outside of Canada to Nunavut.

The 2006 census counted a total of only about 450 immigrants in Nunavut, including about 80 from the United Kingdom, about 40 each from the United States and the Philippines, about 30 from Germany, about 20 each from China and India, and just over 10 each from Jamaica and South Africa.[43]

A total of 4,940 people moved to Nunavut from other parts of Canada between 1996 and 2006 while 5,615 people moved in the opposite direction. These movements resulted in a net influx of 355 from Newfoundland and Labrador; and a net outmigration of 355 to Alberta, 295 to the Northwest Territories, 235 to Ontario and 160 to Quebec. There was a net outmigration of 150 francophones from Nunavut to Quebec during this period. (All net inter-provincial and official minority movements of more than 100 persons are given).[44][45]

See also

Notes

  • ^a Iqaluit is both the capital of Nunavut and the regional centre for the Qikiqtaaluk Region, while Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay are the regional centres for the Kivalliq and Kitikmeot Regions respectively.
  • ^b Official language of Nunavut

References


-- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p
  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^
  4. ^ [1], 2001 Community Profiles
  5. ^ [2], Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses
  6. ^ 2011 Census Profile Iqaluit
  7. ^ 2006 Census Profile Iqaluit
  8. ^ 2001 Census Profile Iqaluit
  9. ^ 2011 Census Profile Arviat
  10. ^ 2006 Census Profile Arviat
  11. ^ 2001 Census Profile Arviat
  12. ^ 2011 Census Profile Rankin Inlet
  13. ^ 2006 Census Profile Rankin Inlet
  14. ^ 2001 Census Profile Rankin Inlet
  15. ^ 2011 Census Profile Baker Lake
  16. ^ 2006 Census Profile Baker Lake
  17. ^ 2001 Census Profile Baker Lake
  18. ^ 2011 Census Profile Cambridge Bay
  19. ^ 2006 Census Profile Cambridge Bay
  20. ^ 2001 Census Profile Cambridge Bay
  21. ^ 2011 Census Profile Pond Inlet
  22. ^ 2006 Census Profile Pond Inlet
  23. ^ 2001 Census Profile Pond Inlet
  24. ^ 2011 Census Profile Igloolik
  25. ^ 2006 Census Profile Igloolik
  26. ^ 2001 Census Profile Igloolik
  27. ^ 2011 Census Profile Kugluktuk
  28. ^ 2006 Census Profile Kugluktuk
  29. ^ 2001 Census Profile Kugluktuk
  30. ^ 2011 Census Profile Pangnirtung
  31. ^ 2006 Census Profile Pangnirtung
  32. ^ 2001 Census Profile Pangnirtung
  33. ^ 2011 Census Profile Cape Dorset
  34. ^ 2006 Census Profile Cape Dorset
  35. ^ 2001 Census Profile Cape Dorset
  36. ^ 2011 Census Profile Gjoa Haven
  37. ^ 2006 Census Profile Gjoa Haven
  38. ^ 2001 Census Profile Gjoa Haven
  39. ^ Detailed Mother Tongue (186), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) (2006 Census)
  40. ^ [3], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Province/Territory
  41. ^ [4], Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Province/Territory
  42. ^
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