top
NWT Bureau of Statistics
    Bureau Home GNWT Home Dashboards About Us
Current Indicators
 
Upcoming Releases
       
  Population
Mar 27, 2024
 
  GDP
2024
 
  Investment
Feb 21, 2024
 
  Consumer Price Index
Mar 19, 2024
 
  Labour Force Survey
Mar 8, 2024
 
  Avg. Weekly Earnings
Feb 28, 2024
 
  Retail Trade
Feb 22, 2024
 
  Wholesale Trade
Mar 15, 2024
 
       
Population
44,760
Oct 2023
 
GDP ($2012 millions chained, in basic prices)
4,254
2022
 
Current Inflation Rate (12-month moving avg.)
3.0%
Jan 2024
 
Employment Rate
66.2%
Jan 2024
 
Average Weekly Earnings ($)
1,557
Nov 2023
 
Retail Trade (change from previous year)
-2.3%
Dec 2022
 
Wholesale Trade (change from previous year)
33.6%
Dec 2023
 


Receive census and other statistical information focused for the NWT as soon as it is released by signing up for the twice monthly (approximately) TStat email list from the GNWT Bureau of Statistics. Send a request to be added to: tstat@gov.nt.ca.

Pour obtenir tout contenu du présent site Web en français, veuillez communiquer avec Suzanne Desfossés, conseillère aux ressources humaines et aux services en français, par téléphone, au 867-445-2493, ou par courriel, à l’adresse suzanne_desfosses@gov.nt.ca. La conception d’un nouveau site Web est en cours de planification.

What's New

Consumer Price Index - January 2024 (02/20/2024)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates that the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in January rose by 2.8% compared to one year ago. By comparison, annual prices increased 2.9% for Canada, 3.0% for Edmonton, 2.6% for Whitehorse and 3.0% for Iqaluit.
full release

Labour Force Survey Highlights - January 2024 (02/09/2024)
According to Statistics Canada, between December 2023 and January 2024, employment in the Northwest Territories (NWT) decreased by 500 persons to 22,700. At 66.2%, the employment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than in December 2023.
full release

Labour Force Survey Highlights - December 2023 & Annual Results (01/05/2024)
In December 2023, the seasonally unadjusted employment rate in the Northwest Territories marginally increased to 67.6%, representing a 0.3 percentage point increase from November. Meanwhile, the month-over-month unemployment rate increased from 4.5% to 6.1% in December as a result of more people entering the labour market looking for work. On a yearly basis, Statistics Canada combines monthly data from the Labour Force Survey to come up with detailed annual estimates. This report provides information on the annual results released today, in addition to a summary of labour market estimates for December 2023.
full release | dashboard

Population Estimates - October 2023 (12/19/2023)
On October 1, 2023 Statistics Canada estimated that 44,760 people were living in the Northwest Territories. Between October 1, 2022 and October 1, 2023, the population in the Northwest Territories increased by 96 persons.
full release

Gross Domestic Product, Northwest Territories - 2022 Final (11/08/2023)
Statistics Canada has released initial 2022 estimates of income and expenditure accounts and revised 2022 estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Canada, the provinces and territories. NWT GDP increased by 2.9% between 2021 and 2022. At the industry level, GDP declined in mining, quarrying and oil & gas extraction industry, driven by a decrease of 7.9% in diamond mining. Transportation and warehousing as well as accommodation and food services experienced double digit growth but remained below pre-pandemic levels.
full release

Labour Force Survey Highlights - August 2023 (09/08/2023)
According to Statistics Canada, total employment in the NWT fell by 1,000 persons in August compared to 12 months ago, while the employment rate dropped from 75.1% to 71.8%.
full release

Consumer Price Index - June 2023 (07/18/2023)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in June rose by 2.5% compared to one year ago. By comparison, annual prices increased by 2.8% for Canada, 1.4% for Edmonton, 4.8% for Whitehorse and 2.6% for Iqaluit.
full release

Population Estimates - April 2023 (06/28/2023)
On April 1, 2023 Statistics Canada estimated that 45,668 people were living in the Northwest Territories, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous year. At the national level, Canada’s population increased by 3.1% between April 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023.
full release

Market Basket Measure - 2021 NWT Results (06/22/2023)
Today Statistics Canada released 2021 poverty estimates for Yukon and Northwest Territories (NWT) using the Northern Market Basket Measure (MBM-N). Estimates for 2021 indicate 15.0% of the NWT population, or approximately 6,400 people, were in poverty. Due to variability of survey data, this estimate could be anywhere between 7.7% (lower bound) and 22.3% (upper bound).
full release

Capital Expenditure Investments - 2023 Intentions (02/28/2023)
Statistics Canada has released 2023 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and territories. Compared to 2022, overall 2023 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to increase by 7.7% to $942.7 million. Public expenditures are expected to increase by 9.6% in 2023, while private expenditures are expected to rise by 3.1%.
full release | infographic

Amended Population Estimates (02/22/2023)
Statistics Canada revised population estimates for 2021 and 2022 resulting in a slight change to the age, sex and ethnicity estimates for Yellowknife. We have amended our Population Estimate tables to reflect these changes. Visit Population Estimates by Community to download amended tables.

 
 
Contact Us Phone Directory Terms of Use Accessibility