NHS Aboriginal Population Profile, Nova Scotia, 2011Revised

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Characteristic Total Male Female
Age characteristics
Total Aboriginal identity population in private households by age groupsNational Household Survey data footnote 1 33,845 16,440 17,405
0 to 4 years 2,735 1,315 1,420
5 to 9 years 2,520 1,340 1,175
10 to 14 years 2,915 1,460 1,455
15 to 19 years 3,250 1,695 1,560
15 years 625 290 335
16 years 670 370 295
17 years 575 305 270
18 years 645 350 295
19 years 740 375 360
20 to 24 years 2,990 1,525 1,465
25 to 29 years 2,125 945 1,175
30 to 34 years 2,215 890 1,330
35 to 39 years 2,210 1,100 1,110
40 to 44 years 2,225 1,040 1,190
45 to 49 years 2,420 1,205 1,215
50 to 54 years 2,220 975 1,245
55 to 59 years 1,840 880 955
60 to 64 years 1,625 775 845
65 to 69 years 1,125 565 560
70 to 74 years 690 365 320
75 to 79 years 360 160 200
80 to 84 years 175 85 95
85 years and over 215 120 95
Median age of the populationNational Household Survey data footnote 2 30.8 29.7 31.5
% of the population aged 15 and over 75.9 75.0 76.7
Marital status
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households by marital statusNational Household Survey data footnote 3 25,680 12,325 13,355
Married or living with a common-law partner 12,135 6,020 6,120
Married (and not separated) 9,270 4,565 4,705
Living common law 2,865 1,450 1,415
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 13,550 6,310 7,240
Single (never legally married) 10,035 5,065 4,970
Separated 965 330 640
Divorced 1,555 665 890
Widowed 990 250 740
Family characteristics
Total Aboriginal identity population in private households by census family status 33,845 16,440 17,410
Married spouses 9,165 4,525 4,640
Common-law partners 2,865 1,450 1,415
Lone parents 2,610 430 2,180
Children in census families 13,195 7,055 6,140
Sons and daughters of only one spouse/partner in a couple (stepchildren)National Household Survey data footnote 4 1,405 690 715
Sons and daughters of both spouses/partners in a couple, excluding stepchildren 6,195 3,385 2,810
Sons and daughters of lone parents 5,365 2,865 2,505
Grandchildren living with grandparent(s) with no parents present 225 110 115
Persons not in census familiesNational Household Survey data footnote 5 6,010 2,980 3,025
Foster children 230 130 95
Persons not in census families, not including foster children 5,785 2,850 2,925
Ethnic origin population
Total population in private households by ethnic originNational Household Survey data footnote 6 906,175 439,565 466,605
North American Aboriginal origins 52,930 24,960 27,970
First Nations (North American Indian) 41,390 19,360 22,030
Inuit 1,895 810 1,085
Métis 10,645 5,255 5,390
Other North American origins 376,285 182,160 194,125
Acadian 20,500 10,105 10,395
American 7,115 3,565 3,555
Canadian 353,915 171,005 182,910
New Brunswicker 40 0 25
Newfoundlander 2,645 1,340 1,300
Nova Scotian 875 380 495
Ontarian 0 0 0
Québécois 215 125 90
Other North American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 7 105 65 45
European origins 659,350 317,245 342,105
British Isles origins 547,230 261,855 285,375
Channel Islander 45 10 35
Cornish 45 30 20
English 279,420 132,965 146,455
Irish 201,655 93,990 107,660
Manx 100 60 45
Scottish 282,805 135,055 147,750
Welsh 17,460 8,325 9,135
British Isles origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 8 17,960 8,090 9,870
French origins 154,130 72,440 81,690
Alsatian 30 0 20
Breton 0 0 0
French 154,090 72,425 81,665
Western European origins (except French origins) 125,780 60,810 64,965
Austrian 1,835 940 895
Belgian 3,255 1,805 1,450
Dutch 32,515 15,090 17,425
Flemish 200 115 90
Frisian 25 20 0
German 97,600 47,000 50,600
Luxembourger 65 0 50
Swiss 2,745 1,445 1,305
Western European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 9 85 55 0
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 14,640 7,200 7,445
Danish 3,570 1,680 1,890
Finnish 1,110 510 595
Icelandic 615 320 295
Norwegian 5,185 2,770 2,420
Swedish 3,815 1,595 2,220
Northern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 10 1,000 595 410
Eastern European origins 26,515 12,645 13,870
Bulgarian 385 205 175
Byelorussian 80 45 35
Czech 955 510 440
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s. 425 185 240
Estonian 220 95 125
Hungarian 2,370 1,125 1,240
Latvian 315 145 165
Lithuanian 955 455 500
Moldovan 0 0 0
Polish 10,265 4,810 5,460
Romanian 1,095 460 635
Russian 4,035 2,025 2,015
Slovak 470 225 240
Ukrainian 8,515 4,135 4,385
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 11 170 70 100
Southern European origins 26,440 12,695 13,745
Albanian 65 45 25
Bosnian 160 90 65
Croatian 565 215 345
Cypriot 25 0 0
Greek 2,915 1,530 1,385
Italian 14,305 6,810 7,495
Kosovar 0 0 0
Macedonian 45 20 25
Maltese 340 220 120
Montenegrin 0 0 0
Portuguese 3,495 1,695 1,805
Serbian 265 115 150
Sicilian 25 20 0
Slovenian 265 120 145
Spanish 4,260 1,835 2,425
Yugoslavian, n.o.s. 525 360 165
Southern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 12 0 0 0
Other European origins 5,215 2,590 2,630
Basque 155 85 70
Jewish 3,665 1,825 1,840
Roma (Gypsy) 80 55 20
Slavic, n.o.s. 45 25 25
Other European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 13 1,330 625 705
Caribbean origins 4,215 2,145 2,065
Antiguan 35 0 0
Bahamian 25 25 0
Barbadian 775 410 365
Bermudan 330 125 205
Carib 30 0 25
Cuban 395 245 150
Dominican 85 15 65
Grenadian 60 0 0
Haitian 140 90 45
Jamaican 1,220 660 560
Kittitian/Nevisian 0 0 0
Martinican 0 0 0
Montserratan 0 0 0
Puerto Rican 35 15 20
St. Lucian 40 25 0
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 250 140 110
Vincentian/Grenadinian 0 0 0
West Indian, n.o.s. 600 230 365
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 14 330 160 175
Latin, Central and South American origins 2,375 1,145 1,225
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Maya) 195 100 95
Argentinian 120 40 75
Belizean 20 15 0
Bolivian 0 0 0
Brazilian 100 30 75
Chilean 60 25 40
Colombian 375 175 205
Costa Rican 20 0 15
Ecuadorian 70 50 20
Guatemalan 75 50 25
Guyanese 220 110 110
Hispanic 25 0 25
Honduran 25 0 10
Maya 35 0 30
Mexican 520 250 270
Nicaraguan 0 0 0
Panamanian 0 0 0
Paraguayan 20 0 0
Peruvian 125 55 70
Salvadorean 115 50 65
Uruguayan 10 0 0
Venezuelan 105 25 85
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 15 305 195 105
African origins 15,115 7,775 7,335
Central and West African origins 950 640 310
Akan 0 0 0
Angolan 0 0 0
Ashanti 0 0 0
Beninese 0 0 0
Burkinabe 0 0 0
Cameroonian 125 85 45
Chadian 0 0 0
Congolese 85 45 40
Gabonese 0 0 0
Gambian 0 0 0
Ghanaian 175 120 65
Guinean 0 0 0
Ibo 25 15 0
Ivorian 0 0 0
Liberian 10 0 0
Malian 0 0 0
Nigerian 340 245 95
Peulh 0 0 0
Senegalese 35 0 0
Sierra Leonean 55 0 0
Togolese 0 0 0
Yoruba 45 25 20
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 16 65 65 0
North African origins 1,525 805 725
Algerian 25 0 0
Berber 0 0 0
Coptic 85 50 30
Dinka 0 0 0
Egyptian 920 460 455
Libyan 340 190 145
Maure 0 0 0
Moroccan 140 70 75
Sudanese 65 40 25
Tunisian 0 0 0
North African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 17 85 35 50
Southern and East African origins 1,705 910 800
Afrikaner 150 0 50
Amhara 0 0 0
Bantu, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Burundian 0 0 0
Eritrean 65 0 45
Ethiopian 245 145 105
Harari 0 0 0
Kenyan 70 40 30
Malagasy 0 0 0
Mauritian 45 25 20
Oromo 90 0 55
Rwandan 95 0 65
Seychellois 0 0 0
Somali 280 165 115
South African 310 140 170
Tanzanian 15 0 0
Tigrian 0 0 0
Ugandan 80 55 25
Zambian 165 75 90
Zimbabwean 20 15 0
Zulu 0 0 0
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 18 135 90 50
Other African origins 11,080 5,500 5,575
Black, n.o.s.National Household Survey data footnote 19 1,755 780 975
Other African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 20 9,405 4,740 4,665
Asian origins 31,875 16,275 15,605
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 14,715 7,955 6,755
Afghan 350 155 195
Arab, n.o.s. 1,415 945 475
Armenian 360 215 145
Assyrian 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 20 0 0
Georgian 0 0 0
Iranian 1,240 665 575
Iraqi 445 190 250
Israeli 35 15 20
Jordanian 355 225 130
Kazakh 0 0 0
Kurd 55 35 20
Kuwaiti 265 150 110
Lebanese 7,245 3,745 3,500
Palestinian 580 315 265
Pashtun 0 0 0
Saudi Arabian 670 485 185
Syrian 945 385 555
Tajik 35 0 30
Tatar 25 15 0
Turk 435 245 190
Uighur 0 0 0
Uzbek 135 85 50
Yemeni 240 155 90
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 21 405 240 165
South Asian origins 5,935 3,060 2,880
Bangladeshi 325 165 160
Bengali 60 25 35
East Indian 4,640 2,435 2,200
Goan 0 0 0
Gujarati 0 0 0
Kashmiri 35 0 20
Nepali 175 90 85
Pakistani 490 240 250
Punjabi 20 0 0
Sinhalese 10 0 15
Sri Lankan 300 165 135
Tamil 45 20 25
South Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 22 95 45 45
East and Southeast Asian origins 11,360 5,305 6,055
Burmese 65 0 55
Cambodian (Khmer) 0 0 0
Chinese 7,065 3,535 3,535
Filipino 2,115 905 1,210
Hmong 0 0 0
Indonesian 155 60 100
Japanese 535 180 355
Korean 1,160 475 690
Laotian 0 0 0
Malaysian 60 25 30
Mongolian 0 0 0
Singaporean 0 0 0
Taiwanese 230 105 125
Thai 40 0 30
Tibetan 35 0 20
Vietnamese 595 260 335
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 23 10 0 10
Other Asian origins 215 95 120
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 24 215 95 115
Oceania origins 685 445 245
Australian 495 340 155
New Zealander 185 105 80
Pacific Islands origins 45 25 20
Fijian 0 0 0
Hawaiian 15 0 0
Maori 0 0 0
Polynesian, n.o.s. 20 15 0
Samoan 0 0 0
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 25 0 0 0
Religion
Total Aboriginal identity population in private households by religionNational Household Survey data footnote 26 33,850 16,440 17,410
Buddhist 30 20 0
Christian 26,835 12,845 13,990
Anglican 1,910 990 920
Baptist 2,320 1,090 1,235
Catholic 18,770 9,100 9,665
Christian Orthodox 0 0 0
Lutheran 140 70 75
Pentecostal 580 220 355
Presbyterian 140 65 75
United Church 1,015 460 560
Other Christian 1,960 845 1,110
Hindu 0 0 0
Jewish 40 0 25
Muslim 15 0 0
Sikh 0 0 0
Traditional (Aboriginal) Spirituality 565 290 275
Other religions 175 80 100
No religious affiliation 6,185 3,170 3,010
Aboriginal population
Total population in private households by Aboriginal identity 906,175 439,570 466,605
Aboriginal identityNational Household Survey data footnote 27 33,850 16,440 17,405
First Nations (North American Indian) single identityNational Household Survey data footnote 28 21,895 10,405 11,490
Métis single identity 10,050 5,210 4,840
Inuk (Inuit) single identity 700 270 425
Multiple Aboriginal identitiesNational Household Survey data footnote 29 225 120 105
Aboriginal identities not included elsewhereNational Household Survey data footnote 30 980 435 545
Non-Aboriginal identity 872,325 423,125 449,200
Total First Nations population in private households by Registered or Treaty Indian statusNational Household Survey data footnote 31 21,895 10,400 11,490
Registered or Treaty IndianNational Household Survey data footnote 32 12,910 6,200 6,710
Not a Registered or Treaty Indian 8,985 4,205 4,780
Total population in private households by Aboriginal ancestryNational Household Survey data footnote 33 906,175 439,565 466,605
Aboriginal ancestryNational Household Survey data footnote 34 52,930 24,965 27,965
First Nations (North American Indian) Aboriginal ancestryNational Household Survey data footnote 28 41,395 19,360 22,035
Métis ancestry 10,645 5,255 5,390
Inuit ancestry 1,895 810 1,085
Non-Aboriginal ancestry onlyNational Household Survey data footnote 35 853,240 414,600 438,640
Non-official languages spoken
Total Aboriginal identity population in private households by non-official languages spokenNational Household Survey data footnote 36 5,605 2,715 2,900
Aboriginal languages 5,325 2,615 2,710
Algonquin 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0
Cree languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 37 20 15 0
Mi'kmaq 5,220 2,560 2,660
Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0
Ojibway 10 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0
Tlicho (Dogrib) 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0
Inuktitut 25 0 20
Other Aboriginal languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 38 35 25 0
Non-Aboriginal languages 310 110 200
Knowledge of official languages
Total Aboriginal identity population in private households by knowledge of official languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 39 33,850 16,440 17,405
English only 29,000 14,100 14,900
French only 25 0 10
English and French 4,790 2,305 2,485
Neither English nor French 35 25 10
Selected language characteristics
Total Aboriginal identity population in private households by selected language characteristics 33,850 16,445 17,410
% of the Aboriginal identity population with an Aboriginal language as mother tongue 14.2 14.4 14.0
% of the Aboriginal identity population who speak an Aboriginal language most often at home 8.3 8.5 8.0
% of the Aboriginal identity population with knowledge of an Aboriginal language 15.7 15.9 15.6
Mobility
Total - Mobility status 1 year ago of the Aboriginal identity population in private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 40 33,240 16,165 17,080
Non-movers 28,315 13,945 14,365
Movers 4,925 2,210 2,710
Non-migrants 3,065 1,435 1,630
Migrants 1,860 775 1,080
Internal migrants 1,760 710 1,050
Intraprovincial migrants 1,260 545 720
Interprovincial migrants 500 170 335
External migrants 95 65 30
Total - Mobility status 5 years ago of the Aboriginal identity population in private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 41 31,115 15,130 15,990
Non-movers 19,465 9,575 9,895
Movers 11,650 5,550 6,100
Non-migrants 7,145 3,385 3,760
Migrants 4,505 2,170 2,335
Internal migrants 4,360 2,100 2,255
Intraprovincial migrants 2,555 1,205 1,345
Interprovincial migrants 1,800 900 905
External migrants 145 70 80
Education
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households by highest certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 42 25,680 12,325 13,355
No certificate, diploma or degree 7,325 3,845 3,480
High school diploma or equivalentNational Household Survey data footnote 43 6,320 2,935 3,385
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 44 12,035 5,545 6,490
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaNational Household Survey data footnote 45 3,340 2,220 1,120
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 4,820 1,875 2,940
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 46 900 345 560
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 2,975 1,105 1,870
Bachelor's degree 2,110 770 1,345
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 47 870 340 525
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 to 24 years in private households by highest certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 42 6,240 3,220 3,020
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,890 1,545 1,340
High school diploma or equivalentNational Household Survey data footnote 43 2,250 1,230 1,020
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 44 1,100 440 655
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaNational Household Survey data footnote 45 255 170 85
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 515 175 340
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 46 90 30 60
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 235 65 170
Bachelor's degree 225 65 160
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 47 10 0 10
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 64 years in private households by highest certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 42 16,875 7,810 9,065
No certificate, diploma or degree 3,285 1,765 1,525
High school diploma or equivalentNational Household Survey data footnote 43 3,630 1,520 2,105
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 44 9,960 4,525 5,435
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaNational Household Survey data footnote 45 2,620 1,710 905
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 3,975 1,570 2,410
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 46 770 300 470
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 2,600 950 1,650
Bachelor's degree 1,810 640 1,165
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 47 790 305 485
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 25 to 34 years in private households by highest certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 42 4,340 1,835 2,510
No certificate, diploma or degree 665 375 285
High school diploma or equivalentNational Household Survey data footnote 43 1,110 455 650
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 44 2,570 1,000 1,570
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaNational Household Survey data footnote 45 470 270 200
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,145 445 700
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 46 135 35 100
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 815 235 575
Bachelor's degree 640 195 450
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 47 175 45 130
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 35 to 64 years in private households by highest certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 42 12,535 5,980 6,555
No certificate, diploma or degree 2,620 1,385 1,240
High school diploma or equivalentNational Household Survey data footnote 43 2,515 1,065 1,455
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 44 7,395 3,530 3,860
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diplomaNational Household Survey data footnote 45 2,140 1,435 705
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,835 1,120 1,715
University certificate or diploma below bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 46 630 260 370
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,785 710 1,075
Bachelor's degree 1,165 450 715
University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor levelNational Household Survey data footnote 47 615 260 355
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households by major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011National Household Survey data footnote 48 25,685 12,330 13,360
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeNational Household Survey data footnote 49 13,650 6,780 6,870
Education 760 185 570
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 170 100 70
Humanities 565 190 375
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,095 190 910
Business, management and public administration 2,380 600 1,785
Physical and life sciences and technologies 255 90 170
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 370 200 170
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 2,955 2,665 290
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 295 220 75
Health and related fieldsNational Household Survey data footnote 50 1,745 270 1,475
Personal, protective and transportation services 1,455 845 615
Other fields of studyNational Household Survey data footnote 51 0 0 0
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households by location of study compared with province or territory of residenceNational Household Survey data footnote 52 25,685 12,325 13,360
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 13,645 6,780 6,865
With postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 12,040 5,545 6,490
Location of study inside Canada 11,895 5,465 6,425
Same as province or territory of residence 9,745 4,330 5,410
Another province or territory 2,145 1,130 1,015
Location of study outside Canada 140 80 65
Language used most often at work
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households by language used most often at workNational Household Survey data footnote 53 17,540 8,560 8,980
Single responses 17,320 8,445 8,870
English 15,985 7,665 8,325
French 560 340 220
Non-official languages 775 440 335
Chinese, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Cantonese 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 0 0 0
Mandarin 0 0 0
Spanish 0 0 0
Korean 0 0 0
German 0 0 0
Cree languagesNational Household Survey data footnote 54 0 0 0
Portuguese 0 0 0
Inuktitut 0 0 0
Other languages 750 425 325
Multiple responses 225 120 105
English and French 160 85 75
English and non-official language 65 35 30
French and non-official language 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households by language used most often at workNational Household Survey data footnote 55 17,540 8,560 8,980
English 15,990 7,665 8,325
French 560 340 215
Non-official language 770 440 335
Aboriginal 760 425 335
Non-Aboriginal 0 0 0
English and French 160 85 75
English and non-official language 60 30 30
French and non-official language 0 0 0
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0
Labour force status
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households by labour force statusNational Household Survey data footnote 56 25,680 12,330 13,355
In the labour force 15,950 7,800 8,145
Employed 13,560 6,465 7,095
Unemployed 2,395 1,340 1,050
Not in the labour force 9,730 4,520 5,210
Participation rate 62.1 63.3 61.0
Employment rate 52.8 52.4 53.1
Unemployment rate 15.0 17.2 12.9
Class of worker
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over having an Aboriginal identity in private households by class of workerNational Household Survey data footnote 57 15,950 7,805 8,145
Class of worker - not applicableNational Household Survey data footnote 58 735 415 315
All classes of workerNational Household Survey data footnote 59 15,215 7,385 7,835
Employee 14,290 6,895 7,395
Self-employedNational Household Survey data footnote 60 930 490 440
Occupation
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over having an Aboriginal identity in private households by occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011National Household Survey data footnote 61 15,950 7,805 8,150
Occupation - not applicableNational Household Survey data footnote 62 735 420 315
All occupationsNational Household Survey data footnote 59 15,215 7,385 7,830
0 Management occupations 1,100 515 585
1 Business, finance and administration occupations 2,095 485 1,610
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 650 510 140
3 Health occupations 1,110 190 920
4 Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 2,105 710 1,395
5 Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 335 160 170
6 Sales and service occupations 4,055 1,485 2,565
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,205 2,065 135
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 930 860 70
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 640 400 230
Industry
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over having an Aboriginal identity in private households by industry - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007National Household Survey data footnote 63 15,950 7,805 8,150
Industry - not applicableNational Household Survey data footnote 62 735 420 315
All industriesNational Household Survey data footnote 59 15,220 7,385 7,835
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 925 805 115
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 55 60 0
22 Utilities 70 70 0
23 Construction 1,015 925 90
31-33 Manufacturing 985 710 275
41 Wholesale trade 415 285 125
44-45 Retail trade 1,880 795 1,080
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 360 245 115
51 Information and cultural industries 245 105 140
52 Finance and insurance 265 65 195
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 195 75 120
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 610 265 345
55 Management of companies and enterprises 0 0 0
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 865 455 405
61 Educational services 1,005 300 705
62 Health care and social assistance 1,980 275 1,705
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation 350 135 215
72 Accommodation and food services 1,065 365 700
81 Other services (except public administration) 615 240 375
91 Public administration 2,330 1,225 1,110
Work activity
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over having an Aboriginal identity in private households by work activity in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 64 15,955 7,805 8,150
Did not work in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 65 1,285 670 615
Worked in 2010 14,660 7,135 7,525
1 to 13 weeks 1,185 625 565
14 to 26 weeks 1,905 960 945
27 to 39 weeks 1,240 635 610
40 to 48 weeks 1,985 1,040 945
49 to 52 weeks 8,345 3,870 4,470
Average weeks worked in 2010 41.5 40.8 42.1
Full-time or part-time weeks worked
Total labour force population aged 15 years and over having an Aboriginal identity in private households by full-time or part-time weeks worked in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 66 15,950 7,805 8,150
Did not work in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 65 1,290 670 620
Worked in 2010 14,660 7,135 7,525
Worked full-time in 2010 11,495 6,015 5,480
Worked part-time in 2010 3,165 1,115 2,050
Place of work status
Total employed population aged 15 years and over having an Aboriginal identity in private households by place of work statusNational Household Survey data footnote 67 13,560 6,465 7,095
Worked at home 585 235 355
Worked outside Canada 30 10 0
No fixed workplace address 2,250 1,700 555
Worked at usual place 10,695 4,520 6,170
Mode of transportation
Total employed population aged 15 years and over having an Aboriginal identity in private households with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address by mode of transportationNational Household Survey data footnote 68 12,945 6,220 6,725
Car, truck or van - as a driver 9,475 4,575 4,900
Car, truck or van - as a passenger 1,290 660 635
Public transit 940 360 580
Walked 1,015 465 545
Bicycle 45 30 15
Other methods 185 130 50
Occupied private dwelling characteristics
Total number of private dwellings occupied by an Aboriginal household by condition of dwellingNational Household Survey data footnote 69 17,295 ... ...
Only regular maintenance or minor repairs needed 14,090 ... ...
Major repairs needed 3,200 ... ...
Total number of private dwellings occupied by an Aboriginal household by period of constructionNational Household Survey data footnote 70 17,295 ... ...
1960 or before 4,510 ... ...
1961 to 1980 4,825 ... ...
1981 to 1990 3,000 ... ...
1991 to 2000 2,455 ... ...
2001 to 2005 1,255 ... ...
2006 to 2011National Household Survey data footnote 71 1,255 ... ...
Total number of private dwellings occupied by an Aboriginal household by number of roomsNational Household Survey data footnote 72 17,295 ... ...
1 to 4 rooms 3,870 ... ...
5 rooms 2,665 ... ...
6 rooms 2,610 ... ...
7 rooms 2,405 ... ...
8 or more rooms 5,750 ... ...
Average number of rooms per dwelling 6.5 ... ...
Total number of private dwellings occupied by an Aboriginal household by number of bedroomsNational Household Survey data footnote 73 17,295 ... ...
0 to 1 bedroom 1,960 ... ...
2 bedrooms 4,165 ... ...
3 bedrooms 6,745 ... ...
4 or more bedrooms 4,415 ... ...
Household characteristics
Total number of private Aboriginal households by tenureNational Household Survey data footnote 74 17,295 ... ...
Owner 10,065 ... ...
Renter 5,030 ... ...
Band housing 2,200 ... ...
Total number of private Aboriginal households by condominium statusNational Household Survey data footnote 75 17,295 ... ...
Part of a condominium development 370 ... ...
Not part of a condominium development 16,925 ... ...
Total number of private Aboriginal households by number of household maintainersNational Household Survey data footnote 76 17,295 ... ...
1 household maintainer 10,355 ... ...
2 household maintainers 6,720 ... ...
3 or more household maintainers 225 ... ...
Total number of private Aboriginal households by age group of primary household maintainersNational Household Survey data footnote 77 17,295 ... ...
Under 25 years 1,155 ... ...
25 to 34 years 2,985 ... ...
35 to 44 years 3,630 ... ...
45 to 54 years 4,115 ... ...
55 to 64 years 2,945 ... ...
65 to 74 years 1,675 ... ...
75 years and over 790 ... ...
Total number of private Aboriginal households by number of persons per roomNational Household Survey data footnote 78 17,295 ... ...
One person or fewer per room 17,035 ... ...
More than one person per room 260 ... ...
Total number of private Aboriginal households by housing suitabilityNational Household Survey data footnote 79 17,295 ... ...
Suitable 16,220 ... ...
Not suitable 1,075 ... ...
Shelter costs
Total number of owner and tenant Aboriginal households with household total income greater than zero, in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellings by shelter-cost-to-income ratioNational Household Survey data footnote 80 14,280 ... ...
Spending less than 30% of household total income on shelter costs 10,780 ... ...
Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs 3,500 ... ...
Spending 30% to less than 100% of household total income on shelter costs 2,895 ... ...
Total number of owner Aboriginal households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellingsNational Household Survey data footnote 81 9,570 ... ...
% of owner households with a mortgageNational Household Survey data footnote 82 61.8 ... ...
% of owner households spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costsNational Household Survey data footnote 83 14.5 ... ...
Median monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 84 822 ... ...
Average monthly shelter costs for owned dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 84 903 ... ...
Median value of dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 85 160,344 ... ...
Average value of dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 85 179,969 ... ...
Total number of tenant Aboriginal households in non-farm, non-reserve private dwellingsNational Household Survey data footnote 81 4,730 ... ...
% of tenant households in subsidized housingNational Household Survey data footnote 86 15.9 ... ...
% of tenant households spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costsNational Household Survey data footnote 87 44.8 ... ...
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 88 722 ... ...
Average monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($)National Household Survey data footnote 88 766 ... ...
Income of individuals in 2010
Total income in 2010 of the total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 89 25,685 12,325 13,360
Without income 1,990 880 1,105
With income 23,690 11,445 12,250
Under $5,000National Household Survey data footnote 90 3,655 1,960 1,695
$5,000 to $9,999 2,815 1,110 1,700
$10,000 to $14,999 2,885 1,030 1,855
$15,000 to $19,999 2,615 1,250 1,365
$20,000 to $29,999 3,385 1,495 1,890
$30,000 to $39,999 2,755 1,255 1,500
$40,000 to $49,999 1,675 820 855
$50,000 to $59,999 1,255 765 490
$60,000 to $79,999 1,535 980 550
$80,000 to $99,999 780 515 260
$100,000 and over 340 260 80
$100,000 to $124,999 200 165 35
$125,000 and over 135 100 45
Median income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 91 19,708 22,089 18,008
Average income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 91 27,438 30,770 24,326
After-tax income in 2010 of the total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 92 25,685 12,325 13,360
Without after-tax income 1,990 880 1,105
With after-tax income 23,690 11,445 12,250
Under $5,000National Household Survey data footnote 90 3,700 1,960 1,735
$5,000 to $9,999 2,855 1,125 1,720
$10,000 to $14,999 2,915 1,050 1,870
$15,000 to $19,999 2,845 1,355 1,490
$20,000 to $29,999 3,910 1,675 2,230
$30,000 to $39,999 2,915 1,415 1,500
$40,000 to $49,999 1,910 1,155 755
$50,000 to $59,999 1,245 820 425
$60,000 to $79,999 1,045 625 420
$80,000 to $99,999 250 175 70
$100,000 and over 110 80 35
Median after-tax income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 93 19,198 20,982 17,513
Average after-tax income ($)National Household Survey data footnote 93 24,136 26,554 21,877
Composition of total income in 2010 of the total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households %National Household Survey data footnote 94 100.0 100.0 100.0
Market income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 95 80.8 84.2 76.7
Employment income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 96 74.1 76.1 71.8
Wages and salaries (%)National Household Survey data footnote 97 72.4 74.5 70.0
Self-employment income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 98 1.7 1.6 1.8
Investment income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 99 1.2 1.6 0.7
Retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities (%)National Household Survey data footnote 100 4.5 6.0 2.7
Other money income (%)National Household Survey data footnote 101 1.0 0.6 1.5
Government transfer payments (%)National Household Survey data footnote 102 19.2 15.7 23.3
Canada/Quebec Pension Plan benefits (%)National Household Survey data footnote 103 3.7 3.7 3.6
Old Age Security pensions and Guaranteed Income Supplement (%)National Household Survey data footnote 104 3.6 3.0 4.2
Employment Insurance benefits (%)National Household Survey data footnote 105 4.0 4.7 3.3
Child benefits (%)National Household Survey data footnote 106 4.0 0.4 8.3
Other income from government sources (%)National Household Survey data footnote 107 3.9 3.9 4.0
Income taxes paid as a % of total incomeNational Household Survey data footnote 108 12.0 13.7 10.1
After-tax income as a % of total incomeNational Household Survey data footnote 109 88.0 86.3 90.0
Net capital gains or losses as a % of total incomeNational Household Survey data footnote 110 0.2 0.3 0.2
Total Aboriginal identity population aged 15 years and over in private households who worked full year, full time and with employment income in 2010National Household Survey data footnote 111 7,160 3,555 3,610
Median employment income in 2010 ($) 38,338 44,096 34,018
Average employment income in 2010 ($) 43,714 47,894 39,606
Total Aboriginal identity population in private households by decile of adjusted after-tax family incomeNational Household Survey data footnote 112 33,850 16,445 17,405
In bottom half of the Canadian distribution 23,530 11,275 12,260
In bottom decile 7,560 3,515 4,045
In second decile 6,000 2,770 3,235
In third decile 3,700 1,810 1,885
In fourth decile 3,375 1,685 1,690
In fifth decile 2,890 1,480 1,405
In top half of the Canadian distribution 10,315 5,165 5,150
In sixth decile 2,945 1,345 1,595
In seventh decile 2,600 1,365 1,240
In eighth decile 2,225 1,220 1,010
In ninth decile 1,845 905 940
In top decile 700 330 370
Income of households in 2010
Total income in 2010 of private Aboriginal householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 113 17,295 ... ...
Under $5,000 760 ... ...
$5,000 to $9,999 750 ... ...
$10,000 to $14,999 985 ... ...
$15,000 to $19,999 1,195 ... ...
$20,000 to $29,999 1,750 ... ...
$30,000 to $39,999 2,050 ... ...
$40,000 to $49,999 1,515 ... ...
$50,000 to $59,999 1,510 ... ...
$60,000 to $79,999 2,360 ... ...
$80,000 to $99,999 1,710 ... ...
$100,000 to $124,999 1,180 ... ...
$125,000 to $149,999 845 ... ...
$150,000 and over 685 ... ...
After-tax income in 2010 of private Aboriginal householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 114 17,295 ... ...
Under $5,000 790 ... ...
$5,000 to $9,999 755 ... ...
$10,000 to $14,999 960 ... ...
$15,000 to $19,999 1,230 ... ...
$20,000 to $29,999 1,845 ... ...
$30,000 to $39,999 2,365 ... ...
$40,000 to $49,999 1,955 ... ...
$50,000 to $59,999 1,600 ... ...
$60,000 to $79,999 2,690 ... ...
$80,000 to $99,999 1,400 ... ...
$100,000 and over 1,705 ... ...
$100,000 to $124,999 1,090 ... ...
$125,000 and over 615 ... ...
Household income in 2010 of private Aboriginal householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 115 17,295 ... ...
Median household total income ($) 47,438 ... ...
Average household total income ($) 57,810 ... ...
Median after-tax household income ($) 43,709 ... ...
Average after-tax household income ($) 50,225 ... ...
One-person private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 116 3,405 ... ...
Median household total income ($) 18,619 ... ...
Average household total income ($) 26,197 ... ...
Median after-tax household income ($) 18,596 ... ...
Average after-tax household income ($) 23,007 ... ...
Two-or-more-persons private householdsNational Household Survey data footnote 116 13,890 ... ...
Median household total income ($) 56,358 ... ...
Average household total income ($) 65,565 ... ...
Median after-tax household income ($) 51,456 ... ...
Average after-tax household income ($) 56,903 ... ...
Income of individuals in 2010
Total Aboriginal identity population in off-reserve private households for income statusNational Household Survey data footnote 117 24,895 12,055 12,840
Less than 18 years 6,450 3,265 3,180
Less than 6 years 1,920 885 1,040
18 to 64 years 16,265 7,650 8,620
65 years and over 2,175 1,135 1,040
In low income in 2010 based on after-tax low-income measure (LIM-AT) 5,895 2,775 3,125
Less than 18 years 1,725 880 845
Less than 6 years 635 295 335
18 to 64 years 3,475 1,525 1,945
65 years and over 705 370 335
Prevalence of low income in 2010 based on after-tax low-income measure (%) 23.7 23.0 24.3
Less than 18 years (%) 26.7 27.0 26.6
Less than 6 years (%) 33.1 33.3 32.2
18 to 64 years (%) 21.4 19.9 22.6
65 years and over (%) 32.4 32.6 32.1

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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Nova Scotia (Code 12) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Aboriginal Population Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-011-X2011007. Ottawa. Released November 13, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/aprof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed January 19, 2018).

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2011 National Household Survey

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Census data, Nova Scotia. The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 921,727 ... ...
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 913,462 ... ...
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 0.9 ... ...
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 442,155 ... ...
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 390,279 ... ...
Population density per square kilometre 17.4 ... ...
Land area (square km) 52,939.43 ... ...

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Census data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Nova Scotia (Code 12) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Aboriginal Population Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-011-X2011007. Ottawa. Released November 13, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/aprof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed January 19, 2018).

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Geographic hierarchy: Nova Scotia (Province)

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