Census Profile - Incompletely enumerated Indian reserves and Indian settlements

In 2011, there were a total of 31 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated.' For these reserves or settlements, enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or enumeration was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario).

Compared to previous censuses, there was a decrease in the number of band councils that did not give permission to enter their territory to conduct the census, from 18 Indian reserves and Indian settlements in 2006 to 14 in 2011.

There were 13 Indian reserves and Indian settlements where enumeration was not possible as a result of forest fires in Northern Ontario at the time of census collection. Collection for these communities was done at a later time. While the data are not included in the 2011 Census tabulations, it is expected that separate special tables showing data for these communities will be made available at a later date, subject to data quality evaluation.

The 2011 Census population and dwelling counts are not available for the 31 incompletely enumerated Indian reserves and Indian settlements, and are not included in 2011 Census tabulations. Data for geographic areas containing one or more of these reserves and settlements are noted accordingly. Because of the missing data, users are cautioned that for the affected geographic areas, comparisons (e.g., percentage change) between 2006 and 2011 are not precise. The impact of the missing data for higher-level geographic areas (Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations) is very small. However, the impact can be significant for smaller areas, where the incompletely enumerated Indian reserves and Indian settlements account for a higher proportion of the population.

Appendix 1 provides the list of incompletely enumerated Indian reserves and Indian settlements for the 2011 Census, along with population counts from the last two censuses (where available).

Appendix 2 shows the list of incompletely enumerated Indian reserves and Indian settlements for the 2011 Census by province, census division and, where applicable, for the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration.

Appendix 3 shows the results for the 2011 Census, by province and territory, of the estimated population for the incompletely enumerated Indian reserves and Indian settlements. Note that in the Atlantic provinces and in the three territories, there are no incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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