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Selected trend data for Slave Lake (T) Data quality note(s) for Slave Lake, 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses

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Selected trend data for Slave Lake (Town) , 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses
Subtopic Census year
1996 2001 2006
Population
Total population count1 6,553 6,600 6,703
Age and sex
% of the population aged 0 to 14 years 30.7 29.1 25.1
% of the population aged 15 to 64 years 67.1 67.8 71.0
% of the population aged 65 years and over 2.1 3.1 3.8
Median age2 26.3 28.1 29.0
Ratio of age groups 0 to 14 years to 65 years and over3 14.4 9.4 6.6
Marital status
% of the population aged 15 years and over who are single (never legally married)4 28.3 28.4 31.0
% of the population aged 15 years and over living in a couple (married or common-law) 62.6 62.2 59.4
Families and households
% of couples (married and common-law) with children (of any age)5 72.2 68.5 62.2
% of couples (married and common-law) with at least one child under 25 years of age 69.4 66.1 58.8
Total private households6 2,055 2,125 2,250
% of one-person households 13.1 14.8 16.4
% of households containing a couple with children7 47.9 44.0 37.3
% of households containing a couple without children8 20.4 21.2 25.3
Average household size 3.2 3.1 2.9
Median household income9 60,205 71,725 78,246
Median economic family income10 63,124 77,442 84,910
% of economic families receiving government transfers11 89.3 100.3 78.0
% of economic family income from government transfers12 8.4 5.4 5.6
Median economic family government transfers13 2,949 1,655 1,467
Median income for persons 15 years and over not in economic families14 27,189 34,272 33,737
% of persons not in economic families in low income before tax15 33.9 21.8 29.2
% of economic families in low income before tax16 16.9 8.0 10.1
Housing and shelter costs
Total occupied private dwellings occupied by usual residents17 2,055 2,120 2,250
% of occupied private dwellings owned18 68.4 66.3 68.2
% of occupied private dwellings rented19 31.4 33.7 32.0
% of occupied private dwellings that are band housing20 0.0 0.0 0.0
% of occupied private dwellings requiring major repair21 8.0 9.4 15.1
% of occupied private dwellings constructed in the last 10 years22 30.9 22.9 16.4
% of occupied private dwellings with more than one person per room23 2.2 3.3 2.9
Language
% of population whose mother tongue is English only24 84.0 87.4 88.6
% of population whose mother tongue is French only25 2.6 2.6 2.0
% of the population whose mother tongue is a non-official language only26 10.5 7.9 8.3
% of the population who speak English and/or French most often at home27 96.1 97.6 97.6
% of the population who only speak a non-official language most often at home28 3.8 2.4 2.3
% of the population with knowledge of an official language29 99.3 99.8 100.0
% of the population with knowledge of both official languages30 6.9 7.4 4.5
Mobility and migration
% who lived at same address 5 years ago31 31.6 40.1 42.9
% who moved within the same census subdivision (CSD) 26.8 29.8 33.4
% who moved within the province from a different census subdivision (CSD) 31.4 20.3 13.4
% who moved from a different province/territory 8.2 8.5 9.1
% who lived outside Canada 1.8 1.1 1.2
Immigration and citizenship
% immigrants32 6.3 4.7 4.1
% recent immigrants (arrived in last 5 years)33 1.8 0.5 0.3
% Canadian citizens 97.7 98.5 99.0
Visible minorities
% visible minorities34 5.6 4.0 4.4
Aboriginal peoples
% reporting Aboriginal identity35 24.6 27.1 31.0
Labour
Employment rate36 73.0 74.5 78.0
Employment rate for males37 82.5 84.2 87.4
Employment rate for females38 63.0 64.9 68.3
Participation rate39 79.2 80.1 81.0
Participation rate for males40 88.8 90.6 90.6
Participation rate for females41 69.2 69.3 71.0
Unemployment rate42 7.7 6.9 3.9
Unemployment rate for males43 6.8 7.3 3.5
Unemployment rate for females44 8.9 6.7 4.1
% male full-year, full-time workers45 52.0 58.2 56.2
% female full-year, full-time workers46 26.5 30.0 35.3
Unpaid work
% of males reporting any hour(s) of unpaid work47 88.8 91.2 89.4
% of females reporting any hour(s) of unpaid work48 96.4 94.5 97.5
Place of work and commuting to work
% working at home49 7.4 5.4 5.4
Travel to work: % by car, truck or van as driver50 72.4 77.8 76.4
Travel to work: % by car, truck or van as passenger 11.3 8.5 10.4
Travel to work: % using public transit 0.0 0.3 0.3
Travel to work: % walking or biking 14.1 11.6 12.4
Income and earnings
Median total income for males51 40,661 46,305 47,464
Median total income for females52 15,400 18,036 18,235
Median earnings for males working full year, full time53 50,161 56,132 58,328
Median earnings for females working full year, full time54 28,550 28,458 34,988
% of persons in low income before tax55 18.5 9.7 12.9