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Bureau of Statistics

Current Indicators
Upcoming Releases
Jun 16, 2016
Nov 2016
Feb 2017
  Consumer Price Index
Jun 17, 2016
  Labour Force Survey
Jun 10, 2016
  Avg. Weekly Earnings
May 26, 2016
  Retail Trade
May 20, 2016
  Wholesale Trade
May 19, 2016
Jan 2016
GDP ($2007 millions chained, in basic prices)
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
Mar 2016
Employment Rate
Apr 2016
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
Feb 2016
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
Feb 2016
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
Feb 2016
Your community is COUNTING on you!
Statistics Canada is conducting the 2016 Census in the Northwest Territories this spring.
It's important that everyone in the NWT is counted. Please complete the census when canvassers come to your door or when you receive the census form.

If you have any questions about the census in the territory, contact the NWT Bureau
of Statistics at 1-888-STATSNT (782-8768).
What's New


Consumer Price Index - April 2016 (05/20/2016)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in April rose 1.6% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 1.7% for Canada, 1.7% for Edmonton, and 0.7% in Whitehorse.
full release

Gross Domestic Product - 2015 Preliminary (05/12/2016)
Today, Statistics Canada released initial 2015 estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry. Between 2014 and 2015, GDP for the Northwest Territories rose by 2.5%, the second highest growth among provinces and territories.
full release

2016 Private and Public Capital Expenditures (05/10/2016)
Statistics Canada has released 2016 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and the territories. Compared to 2015, overall 2016 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to decrease by 20.3%, to $1,216.4 million. This total is comprised of $646.6 million in private investment and $479.8 million in public investment.
full release

Labour Force Survey - April 2016 (05/06/2016)
In April 2016, Statistics Canada estimated that 22,500 persons were employed in the Northwest Territories (NWT). This represents an employment rate of 69.4% which was the highest in Canada followed by Yukon (67.0%) and Alberta (66.4%). Nationally, Canada's employment rate was 60.2%.
full release

NWT Population - January 2016 (03/16/2016)
On January 1, 2016 Statistics Canada estimated the population of the Northwest Territories to be 44,291 persons, an increase of 0.28% from one year ago. By comparison, Canada's population grew by 0.95% over the same period. Included in this release are details on components of population change and comparisons with other provinces and territories.
full release

2012 Death Data (01/29/2016)
Updated statistics based on information released December 10, 2015 are now available.
Vital Statistics Tables

Quarterly Population Estimates - October 2015 (12/16/2015)
On October 1, 2015 Statistics Canada estimated the population of the Northwest Territories to be 44,253 persons, an increase of 0.3% from one year ago. By comparison, Canada's population grew by 0.9% over the same period.
full release