Data tables, 2016 Census
Aboriginal Ancestry Responses (73), Single and Multiple Aboriginal Responses (4), Age (8A) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data
|Aboriginal ancestry responses (73)||Single and multiple Aboriginal ancestry responses (4)|
|Total - Single and multiple Aboriginal ancestry responsesFootnote 1||Single ancestry responsesFootnote 2||Multiple ancestry responsesFootnote 3||Non-Aboriginal ancestry responses onlyFootnote 4|
|Total - Aboriginal ancestryFootnote 5||4,560,235||275,630||27,180||4,257,425|
|Total Aboriginal ancestryFootnote 6||302,810||275,630||27,180||0|
|First Nations ancestry||220,245||193,240||27,010||0|
|Anishinaabe, n.o.s.Footnote 7||410||205||205||0|
|Blackfoot, n.o.s.Footnote 8||2,260||1,380||880||0|
|Dene Tha (Slavey)||315||200||120||0|
|Dene, n.o.s.Footnote 9||945||515||430||0|
|Iroquois, n.o.s.Footnote 10||1,480||975||510||0|
|Sahtu (North Slavey)||10||10||10||0|
|Salish, n.o.s.Footnote 11||20,755||17,820||2,935||0|
|Sioux, n.o.s.Footnote 12||1,155||700||450||0|
|Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)||50||25||20||0|
|Tutchone, n.o.s.Footnote 13||260||120||135||0|
|First Nations ancestry, n.i.e.Footnote 14||84,485||82,345||2,140||0|
- Symbol ..
not available for a specific reference period
- Symbol ...
- Symbol x
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
- Symbol F
too unreliable to be published
- Footnote 1
Total Aboriginal ancestry responses are the sum of persons who gave a single Aboriginal ancestry response, a multiple Aboriginal ancestry response and a non- Aboriginal ancestry response.
The sum of all ancestry responses is greater than the total population estimate due to the reporting of multiple ancestries.
- Footnote 2
A single Aboriginal ancestry response occurs when a person provides one Aboriginal ancestry only, with or without a non-Aboriginal ancestry response. For example, responses of 'Cree' or 'Cree and English' would both be counted as single Aboriginal responses.
- Footnote 3
A multiple Aboriginal ancestry response occurs when a person provides more than one Aboriginal ancestry, with or without a non-Aboriginal ancestry response. For example, responses of 'Cree and Abenaki' or 'Cree, Abenaki and French' would both be counted as multiple Aboriginal responses.
- Footnote 4
A non-Aboriginal ancestry response occurs when a person provides non-Aboriginal ancestry responses only. For example, responses of 'English,' 'French,' or 'English and French' would all be counted as non-Aboriginal ancestry responses.
- Footnote 5
This is a total population estimate. The sum of the ancestries in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ancestry in the census.
For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.
For additional information on the collection and dissemination of ethnic origin data, refer to the Ethnic Origin Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.
- Footnote 6
In the Census of Population, some respondents may choose to provide very specific Aboriginal ancestries, while other respondents may choose to give more general responses. This means that two respondents with the same ancestry could have different response patterns and thus could be counted as having different Aboriginal ancestries. For example, one respondent may report 'First Nations' ethnic origin while another respondent, with a similar ancestral background, may report 'Ojibway' or 'Anishinaabe' ancestry; one respondent may report 'North American Indian' while another, similar respondent, may report 'Coast Salish' or 'Cowichan.' As a result, Aboriginal ancestry data are fluid, and counts for specific origins may seem different than initially expected. Users who wish to obtain broader response counts may wish to combine data for one or more ancestries together.
- Footnote 7
Includes general responses indicating Anishinaabe ancestry (e.g., 'Anishinaabe') as well as more specific responses indicating Anishinaabe ancestry (e.g., 'Nipissing').
- Footnote 8
Includes general responses indicating Blackfoot ancestry (e.g., 'Blackfoot') as well as more specific responses indicating Blackfoot ancestry (e.g., 'Siksika,' 'Piikani').
- Footnote 9
Includes general responses indicating Dene ancestry (e.g., 'Dene').
- Footnote 10
Includes general responses indicating Iroquois ancestry (e.g., 'Iroquois,' 'Haudenosaunee') as well as more specific responses indicating Iroquois origins (e.g., 'Seneca,' 'Onondaga,' 'Tuscarora').
- Footnote 11
Includes general responses indicating Salish ancestry (e.g., 'Salish') as well as more specific responses indicating Salish ancestry (e.g., 'Coast Salish,' 'Interior Salish,' 'K'omoks,' 'Saanich').
- Footnote 12
Includes general responses indicating Sioux ancestry (e.g., 'Sioux').
- Footnote 13
Includes general responses indicating Tutchone ancestry (e.g., 'Tutchone') as well as more specific responses indicating Tutchone ancestry (e.g., 'Northern Tutchone,' 'Southern Tutchone').
- Footnote 14
Includes general responses indicating First Nations ancestry (e.g., 'First Nations,' 'North American Indian') as well as more specific responses indicating First Nations ancestry that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Passamaquoddy,' 'Crow,' 'Cheyenne,' 'Athabascan').
Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016168.