Table 9
Average earnings of Inuit and non-Aboriginal people, aged 25 to 54 years, who worked full-year, full-time, by sex, Canada and Inuit regions, 2000 and 2005

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Population group Average earnings
2000 2005
Both sexes Men Women Both sexes Men Women
2005 constant dollars
Canada
Inuit 42,488 45,159 39,620 48,252 49,520 46,952
Non-Aboriginal population 50,066 56,881 40,689 52,616 60,029 42,922
Total - Inuit Nunaat
Inuit 42,568 44,014 40,952 48,884 49,421 48,334
Non-Aboriginal population 67,632 71,384 61,872 73,259 76,474 68,904
Nunatsiavut
Inuit 31,645 35,153 28,962 38,445 42,552 35,070
Non-Aboriginal population 50,302 51,246 49,400 60,193 64,690 56,134
Nunavik
Inuit 37,244 39,262 35,007 44,843 47,111 42,530
Non-Aboriginal population 61,911 63,400 59,519 65,555 66,484 64,448
Nunavut
Inuit 45,067 45,951 44,017 50,795 50,335 51,279
Non-Aboriginal population 70,539 74,734 63,898 75,922 78,817 71,792
Inuvialuit region
Inuit 47,615 48,993 46,299 52,335 52,839 51,845
Non-Aboriginal population 64,621 68,072 59,569 71,049 75,879 64,730
Total - Outside Inuit Nunaat
Inuit 42,218 49,389 35,489 46,460 49,803 43,034
Non-Aboriginal population 50,059 56,875 40,681 52,607 60,022 42,911
Notes:
Average earnings is the dollar amount obtained by adding up the total earnings of all individuals and dividing this sum by the number of individuals with earnings. Earnings or employment income, refers to the income received by persons 15 years of age and over during calendar year 2005 as wages and salaries, net income from a non-farm unincorporated business and/or professional practice, and/or net farm self-employment income.
Inuit includes persons who reported an Inuit identity only.
Worked full-year, full-time refers to perons who worked 49 to 52 weeks in the reference year, mostly full time. (i.e. 30 hours or more per week)
'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