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Aboriginal Ancestry (10), Area of Residence (6), Age Groups (12) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

About this variable: Aboriginal ancestry (10)

Definition

Aboriginal ancestry

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to those persons who reported at least one Aboriginal ancestry (North American Indian, Métis or Inuit) to the ethnic origin question. 'Ethnic origin' refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent's ancestors.
'Aboriginal ancestry' was referred to as 'Aboriginal origin' prior to the 2006 Census. The content of the variable remains unchanged in 2006 compared with previous censuses.

Values

  1. Total - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestry population
  2. Total Aboriginal ancestry population Footnote 2
  3. North American Indian single ancestry
  4. North American Indian and non-Aboriginal ancestries
  5. Métis single ancestry
  6. Métis and non-Aboriginal ancestries
  7. Inuit single ancestry
  8. Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries
  9. Other Aboriginal multiple ancestries Footnote 9
  10. Non-Aboriginal ancestry population

Footnotes

Footnote 2

Refers to those persons who reported at least one Aboriginal ancestry (North American Indian, Métis or Inuit) to the ethnic origin question. 'Ethnic origin' refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of a person's ancestors. Additional Information on ethnic origin can be obtained from the 2006 Census Dictionary.
'Aboriginal ancestry' was referred to as 'Aboriginal origin' prior the 2006 Census. The content of the variable remains unchanged in 2006 compared with the previous censuses.

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Footnote 9

Includes those who reported multiple Aboriginal ancestries or multiple Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestries to the ethnic origin question.

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