Sunday, March 18, 2007


According to the 2006 census numbers Arctic Bay has gotten a little bigger. The community now has 690 people, up from 646 in 2001. As a territory, Nunavut now has 29 474 people. With the possible exception of Iqaluit, most of the territory's growth has been through natural increase.

A couple interesting notes about our population are that it is one of only two political jurisdictions in Canada where the majority does not speak English as a first language. Quebec, or course, would be the other. Nunavut also has a very young population. I believe the median age is around 19 (compare that to the national average of about 39 and that would make me an old man).