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Figure 2
Distribution of the urban Aboriginal population by Aboriginal group, Canada, 1996 and 20061

Figure 2 Distribution of the urban Aboriginal population by Aboriginal group, Canada, 1996 and 2006 Note 2 Note 2 Note 2

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2006.

Description

This is a vertical bar chart that illustrates the percentage of urban Aboriginal population in Canada by Aboriginal group for 1996 and 2006.

The Y axis is measured in percentages and increases by increments of ten from 0 to 70.

The X axis lists the following Aboriginal groups from left to right: First Nations people (Note 2), Métis (Note 2) and Inuit (Note 2).

For each group, there are two vertical bars: one for the percentage of the population living in urban areas for 1996 and one for 2006.

In 1996, 58% of the urban Aboriginal population were First Nations people, this was down to 50% in 2006.

In 1996, 35% of the urban Aboriginal population were Métis, this was up to 43% in 2006.

In 1996, 3% of the urban Aboriginal population were Inuit, this was the same in 2006.

Notes:

  1. Data have been adjusted to account for incompletely enumerated reserves in 1996 and 2006.
  2. Includes persons who reported a North American Indian, Métis or Inuit identity only.

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1996 and 2006.