Approximately 38% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal, with over 31% of the total population speaking an Indigenous language. Cree and Inuktitut are, combined, spoken by almost 30,000 people.
About 1.5% of the riding’s population are immigrants.
A small population of eastern Europeans (especially Russians, Poles, and Ukrainians) helped settle the northern mining communities at the beginning of the 20th century.
Average individual income is $43,664.