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Table 1
Size and growth of the population by Aboriginal identity, Canada, 1996 and 2006
Aboriginal identity 2006 Percentage change from 1996 to 20063
  1. Includes persons who reported a North American Indian, Métis or Inuit identity only.
  2. Includes persons who reported more than one Aboriginal identity group (North American Indian, Métis or Inuit) and those who reported being a Registered Indian and/or Band member without reporting an Aboriginal identity.
  3. Data have been adjusted to account for incompletely enumerated reserves in 1996 and 2006.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1996 and 2006.
Total population 31,241,030 9
Aboriginal identity population/td> 1,172,790 45
First Nations people1 698,025 29
Métis1 389,785 91
Inuit1 50,485 26
Multiple and other Aboriginal responses2 34,500 34
Non-Aboriginal population 30,068,240 8