2011 National Household Survey: Data tables
Tabulation: Aboriginal Ancestry (6), Single and Multiple Aboriginal Ancestry Responses (3), Age Groups (6) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey
|Aboriginal ancestry (6)||Single and multiple Aboriginal ancestry responses (3)|
|Total - Single and multiple Aboriginal ancestry responsesFootnote 2||Single ancestry responsesFootnote 3||Multiple ancestry responsesFootnote 4|
|Total - Population by Aboriginal ancestryFootnote 5||735,835||411,670||324,165|
|Aboriginal ancestryFootnote 6||37,900||37,385||510|
|First Nations (North American Indian) ancestryFootnote 7||32,365||31,960||405|
|Non-Aboriginal ancestry onlyFootnote 8||697,935||374,280||323,655|
- Symbol ..
not available for a specific reference period
- Symbol ...
- Symbol x
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
- Symbol F
too unreliable to be published
- Footnote 1
For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.
- Footnote 2
The category 'Total - Single and multiple Aboriginal ancestry responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported a Aboriginal ancestry, either as their only ancestry or in addition to one or more other ancestries. The sum of all total responses for all ancestries is greater than the total population estimate due to the reporting of multiple ancestries.
- Footnote 3
A single ancestry response occurs when a respondent provides one Aboriginal ancestry only, with or without one or more non-Aboriginal ancestries. For respondents with non-Aboriginal ancestry only, a single ancestry response occurs when a respondent provides one ancestry response only.
- Footnote 4
A multiple ancestry response occurs when a respondent provides two or more Aboriginal ancestries. For respondents with non-Aboriginal ancestry only, a multiple ancestry response occurs when a respondent provides more than one ancestry response.
- Footnote 5
This is a total population estimate. The sum of the ancestries in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ancestry (ethnic origin) in the NHS.
- Footnote 6
'Aboriginal ancestry' includes persons who reported one or more than one of First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuit ancestry in Question 17, either with or without also reporting a non-Aboriginal ancestry. The sum of the categories 'First Nations (North American Indian) ancestry', 'Métis ancestry' and 'Inuit ancestry' is thus greater than the sum of the total for 'Aboriginal ancestry' because persons who reported more than one Aboriginal ancestry are included in the response category for each Aboriginal ancestry they reported. All respondents with Aboriginal ancestry are counted in at least one of the categories 'First Nations (North American Indian) ancestry,' 'Métis ancestry' and 'Inuit ancestry' and also in the category 'Aboriginal ancestry.'
Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. Ancestry refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent's ancestors, an ancestor being usually more distant than a grandparent. A person can have more than one ethnic or cultural origin.
- Footnote 7
Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the National Household Survey (NHS). In 2011, there were a total of 36 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated' in the NHS. For these reserves or settlements, NHS enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario). For additional information, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, National Household Survey, 2011.
- Footnote 8
'Non-Aboriginal ancestry only' includes persons who did not report First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuit ancestry in Question 17.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-011-X2011029.
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