More than half (56%) the Aboriginal population in Val-d’Or was under the age of 25, almost double the proportion of 30% for the non-Aboriginal population. [...] Statistics Canada 5 2006 Aboriginal Population Profile for Val-d’Or Introduction This report examines the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the Aboriginal population living in the census agglomeration (CA) of Val-d’Or.1 The census agglomeration of Val-d’Or includes the Nation Anishnabe Lac Simon (Lac-Simon [IRI]). [...] Setting the context A total of 1,172,790 people in Canada identified themselves as an Aboriginal person in the 2006 Census, accounting for 3.8% of the total population of Canada. [...] In 2006, the median age3 of the Aboriginal population in Val-d’Or was 21.7 years, compared to 40.7 years for the non-Aboriginal population. [...] Higher unemployment rates In 2006, the unemployment rate4 for the Aboriginal core working age population (aged 25 to 54) in Val-d’Or was higher than that of the non-Aboriginal population (14.3% compared to 6.2%).
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