Chapter 5 – Suppression - Indian reserves

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Indian reserve N2 suppression

Suppression of data also occurs when certain questions are not asked of all respondents. Persons living on Indian reserves and Indian settlements who were enumerated with the 2011 NHS N2 questionnaire were not asked the questions on citizenship (Question 10), landed immigrant status (Question 11) and year of immigration (Question 12). However, it was possible that a census subdivision (CSD) or lower geographic area was enumerated using both the N2 questionnaire (for the on-reserve population) and the N1 questionnaire (for the off-reserve population). In this case, the following rules were used to determine if suppression had to be applied to all citizenship and immigration data for that CSD (or lower geographic area):

  1. If the population estimate from N1 questionnaires is higher than the population estimate from N2 questionnaires (based on weighted results), then include citizenship and immigration estimates.
  2. If the population estimate from N2 questionnaires is higher than or equal to the population estimate from N1 questionnaires (based on weighted results), then exclude citizenship and immigration estimates.

Consequently, citizenship, landed immigrant status and period of immigration data are suppressed for Indian reserves and Indian settlements at census subdivision and lower levels of geography where the majority of the population was enumerated with the N2 form. These data are, however, included in the totals for larger geographic areas, such as census divisions and provinces.

For a complete list of Indian reserves and Indian settlements for which citizenship, landed immigrant status and period of immigration data are suppressed, please refer to: Indian reserves and Indian settlements for which citizenship, landed immigrant status and period of immigration data are suppressed.

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