Table 12
Number and percentage of Inuit and non-Aboriginal people living in dwellings requiring major repairs, Canada and Inuit regions, 2001 and 2006

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Population group 2001 2006
Population living in dwellings Population living in dwellings in need of major repairs Population living in dwellings Population living in dwellings in need of major repairs
number number percentage number number percentage
Canada
Inuit 44,975 10,130 23 50,345 14,035 28
Non-Aboriginal population 28,547,420 2,243,625 8 29,904,880 2,088,000 7
Total - Inuit Nunaat
Inuit 36,565 8,980 25 39,420 12,385 31
Non-Aboriginal population 6,225 805 13 6,965 985 14
Nunatsiavut
Inuit 2,350 845 36 2,160 735 34
Non-Aboriginal population 230 55 24 215 40 19
Nunavik
Inuit 8,695 2,195 25 9,565 4,410 46
Non-Aboriginal population 845 120 14 915 150 16
Nunavut
Inuit 22,550 5,265 23 24,590 6,375 26
Non-Aboriginal population 3,820 410 11 4,330 565 13
Inuvialuit region
Inuit 2,970 670 23 3,105 865 28
Non-Aboriginal population 1,335 220 16 1,505 235 16
Total - Outside Inuit Nunaat
Inuit 8,415 1,145 14 10,920 1,645 15
Non-Aboriginal population 28,541,195 2,242,825 8 29,897,915 2,087,010 7
Notes:
Inuit includes persons who reported an Inuit identity only.
Private occupied dwelling (dwelling):A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.
Dwellings in need of major repairs are those that, in the judgement of the respondent, require major repairs to such things as defective plumbing or electrical wiring, and/or structural repairs to walls, floors or ceilings, etc.
'Inuit Nunaat' is the Inuit language expression for 'Inuit homeland,' a region extending from Northern Labrador to the Northwest Territories.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Censuses of population, 2001 and 2006