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Aboriginal Ancestry (14), Area of Residence (6), Age Groups (8), Sex (3) and Selected Demographic, Cultural, Labour Force, Educational and Income Characteristics (227A), for the Total Population of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

About this variable: Aboriginal ancestry (14)

Definition

Ethnic origin

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent's ancestors.

Values

  1. Total - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestry population
  2. Total - Aboriginal ancestry population Footnote 2
  3. Aboriginal ancestry single responses
  4. Aboriginal ancestry multiple responses
  5. Total - North American Indian ancestry Footnote 5
  6. North American Indian ancestry single responses
  7. North American Indian ancestry multiple responses
  8. Total - Métis ancestry Footnote 8
  9. Métis ancestry single responses
  10. Métis ancestry multiple responses
  11. Total - Inuit ancestry Footnote 11
  12. Inuit ancestry single responses
  13. Inuit ancestry multiple responses
  14. Total - Non-Aboriginal ancestry population

Footnotes

Footnote 2

Refers to those persons who reported at least one Aboriginal ancestry (North American Indian, Métis or Inuit) to the ethnic origin question. 'Ethnic origin' refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of a person's ancestors. Additional Information on ethnic origin can be obtained from the 2006 Census Dictionary.

'Aboriginal ancestry' was referred to as 'Aboriginal origin' prior the 2006 Census. The content of the variable remains unchanged in 2006 compared with the previous censuses.

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Footnote 5

This category indicates the number of respondents who reported the North American Indian ethnic origin, either as their only response or in addition to one or more other ethnic origins. The total represents the sum of single responses and multiple responses received in the census. Respondents who reported multiple ethnic origins are counted more than once, as they are included in the multiple responses for each origin they reported. For example, a respondent who reported 'North American Indian and Métis' is included in the multiple responses for North American Indian and for Métis.

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Footnote 8

This category indicates the number of respondents who reported the Métis ethnic origin, either as their only response or in addition to one or more other ethnic origins. The total represents the sum of single responses and multiple responses received in the census. Respondents who reported multiple ethnic origins are counted more than once, as they are included in the multiple responses for each origin they reported. For example, a respondent who reported 'North American Indian and Métis' is included in the multiple responses for North American Indian and for Métis.

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Footnote 11

This category indicates the number of respondents who reported the Inuit ethnic origin, either as their only response or in addition to one or more other ethnic origins. The total represents the sum of single responses and multiple responses received in the census. Respondents who reported multiple ethnic origins are counted more than once, as they are included in the multiple responses for each origin they reported. For example, a respondent who reported 'North American Indian and Inuit' is included in the multiple responses for North American Indian and for Inuit.

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