The unemployment rate for the Aboriginal core working age population (aged 25 to 54) in Winnipeg was higher than that of the non-Aboriginal population (9.1% compared to 3.4%). [...] Statistics Canada 5 2006 Aboriginal Population Profile for Winnipeg Introduction This report examines the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the Aboriginal population living in the census metropolitan area (CMA) of Winnipeg.1 The census metropolitan area of Winnipeg includes the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (Brokenhead 4). [...] In 2006, the median age4 of the Aboriginal population in Winnipeg was 26 years, compared to 40 years for the non-Aboriginal population. [...] In 2006, about half (49%) of the Aboriginal population was under the age of 25, compared to 30% of non- Aboriginal people. [...] For example, 11% of Aboriginal women 35 years of age and older were attending school in 2006, compared to 7% of non-Aboriginal women in the same age group (see table 3 in the appendix).5 The 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey found that among the Aboriginal population in Manitoba (excluding reserves), men and women had different reasons for not completing high school.
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