NHS Aboriginal Population Profile, 2011

The Aboriginal Population Profile presents information on the Aboriginal identity population from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Users can search for an area of interest by typing its name in the box below or by clicking on a province or territory from the list below and selecting the area from a list. (About the data, More information)

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Data are provided for selected standard geographic areas including Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions, census subdivisions (including Indian reserves, Indian settlements, and Inuit communities), census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, as well as geographic areas such as Indian band areas, Inuit regions and Métis settlements associated with Aboriginal peoples (also known as Aboriginal geographies).

Data are available for areas where the NHS Aboriginal identity population is 250 or more. The Aboriginal identity population refers to whether the person reported being an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) and/or being a Registered or Treaty Indian (that is, registered under the Indian Act of Canada) and/or being a member of a First Nation or Indian band. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.

The data are collected for private dwellings occupied by usual residents. A private dwelling is a dwelling in which a person or a group of persons permanently reside. Information for the National Household Survey does not include information for collective dwellings. Collective dwellings are dwellings used for commercial, institutional or communal purposes, such as a hotel, a hospital or a work camp.

Note that the total line for all topics is based on the Aboriginal identity population, Aboriginal households, or dwellings occupied by an Aboriginal household, unless indicated otherwise. Visit the Census Program page for a comprehensive collection of material released from the 2011 National Household Survey. For more information about Aboriginal peoples, see Aboriginal peoples.

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