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From January to March 2019, interviewers from the NWT Bureau of Statistics will be visiting every community in the NWT to conduct the 2019 NWT Community Survey. The survey results provide community-level information on housing conditions, employment, education and participation in traditional activities. 

In Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik and Yellowknife, randomly selected households will be participating. Letters will be dropped off at these households inviting residents to complete the 2019 NWT Community survey on-line. Households in these four communities also have the option of completing the survey in-person with NWT Bureau of Statistics interviewers. In all other NWT communities, interviews will be in-person.

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What's New


Labour Force Survey - January 2019 (02/08/2019)
Following seasonal patterns, employment in the Northwest Territories (NWT) dropped to 20,800 persons in January 2019, driven by losses in full-time work. At 64.2%, the employment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than in December 2018.
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Consumer Price Index - December 2018 (01/18/2019)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in December rose by 2.0% compared to one year ago. By comparison, the annual price increase was 2.0% for Canada, 2.1% for Edmonton, 2.0% for Whitehorse and 3.5% for Iqaluit
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NWT Population - October 2018 (12/20/2018)
On October 1, 2018 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,445 people were living in the Northwest Territories, a decrease of 1.4% from the previous year.
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Gross Domestic Product - 2017 Final (11/08/2018)
GDP for the Northwest Territories rose by 3.7%, the fourth highest among the provinces and territories behind Nunavut, Alberta and British Columbia. Nationally, GDP for Canada rose by 3.0% between 2016 and 2017.
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Private and Public Capital Expenditures - 2018 Intentions (02/28/2018)
Statistics Canada has released 2018 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and the territories. Compared to 2017, overall 2018 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to decrease by 10% to $801.6 million. This total is comprised of $494.7 million in private investment and $306.9 million in public investment
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Education and Labour Market Activity - 2016 Census (12/12/2017)
Statistics Canada recently released information on education and the labour market from the 2016 Census. While continuing to improve, the NWT, along with Nunavut, remain below the national average in terms of educational attainment. In 2016, one in five (20.5%) NWT residents aged 25 to 64 years did not have a high school diploma or some form of postsecondary education, a slight improvement from 23% in 2006.
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Income, Housing and Indigenous People – 2016 Census (11/02/2017)
Statistics Canada released information based on the results from the 2016 Census including data on income, housing and Indigenous People. Northwest Territories (NWT) results from these releases show an increase in home ownership over the past 10 years, a lower Indigenous growth rate than the Canadian rate, and the highest median personal income in the country.
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Families, Households and Marital Status - Census 2016 (08/09/2017)
Statistics Canada released families, households and marital status data from the 2016 Census – the third of a series of releases based on the 2016 Census results. The results show that in 2016 in the Northwest Territories, 70% of the 14,980 households were composed of at least one census family.
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Census Age & Sex and Types of Dwellings - Census 2016 (05/03/2017)
Statistics Canada released age & sex and type of dwelling data from the 2016 Census - the second of a series of releases based on the 2016 Census results. The 2016 Census population count for NWT was 41,786 persons representing 21,280 males and 20,505 females for a sex ratio of 103.8 males per 100 females.
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2016 NWT Labour Force Activity (03/27/2017)
The Labour Force Survey is a source of monthly estimates of employment and unemployment. On a yearly basis, Statistics Canada combines monthly data to come up with detailed annual estimates. This report provides information on the Northwest Territories (NWT) labour force activity for 2016 with comparisons from previous years.
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Census Population and Dwelling Counts - Census 2016 (02/08/2017)
Census information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the population count for Northwest Territories was 41,786 persons at the time of the 2016 census. This represents a small increase, less than 1%, compared to 2006 and is the smallest 10-year growth rate of all provinces and territories.
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2013 Death Data
Updated statistics based on information released March 2017 are now available.
Vital Statistics Tables


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