Interesting facts from Statistics Canada

  • Jun. 1, 2012 5:00 p.m.

The only community on the islands where there are more women than men is Masset, according to newly-released numbers from Statistics Canada. Even in Masset, women outnumber men only slightly. According to the 2011 census numbers, there are about 450 women in Masset, 15 more than the 435 men. In Skidegate, the population is evenly divided between men and women, while the other communities all have a slight majority of men. In Old Massett, 54 percent of the population is male, while in Sandspit and Port Clements the percentage is 53 percent. The new numbers also show that seniors make up a smaller percentage of the islands population than they do Canada-wide. Across the country, almost 15 percent of the population is over 65. On Haida Gwaii, Masset and Port Clements have the most seniors, with people aged 65 and over making up about 13 percent of their villages’ populations. In Old Massett, by contrast, only 8 percent of residents are over 65. Not surprisingly, given its relatively high percentage of seniors, Port Clements tops the list when it comes to median age. In Port, the median age is 47.7 years; this means the population is evenly divided between people under this age and people over this age. Skidegate has the lowest median age at 38.7 years, and Old Massett has the next-lowest at 40.4. The numbers for the other communities are: Masset 41.4, Queen Charlotte 42.4, Area D 45, and Area E 47.1.

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