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

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This table details aboriginal ancestry responses , single and multiple aboriginal responses , age and sex for the population in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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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
Abenaki 215 175 50 0
Algonquin 1,370 1,135 240 0
Anishinaabe, n.o.s.Footnote 7 410 205 205 0
Apache 185 100 85 0
Assiniboine 110 50 60 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0
Beaver (Dunne-za) 895 410 485 0
Blackfoot, n.o.s.Footnote 8 2,260 1,380 880 0
Blood (Kainai) 105 45 60 0
Carrier (Dakelh) 7,320 5,515 1,800 0
Cayuga 20 15 10 0
Cherokee 3,560 3,070 490 0
Chilcotin (Tsilhqot'in) 2,625 1,760 865 0
Chipewyan (Denesuline) 275 150 130 0
Cowichan 1,140 660 485 0
Cree 35,645 24,285 11,365 0
Dakota 160 115 50 0
Delaware (Lenape) 40 25 15 0
Dene Tha (Slavey) 315 200 120 0
Dene, n.o.s.Footnote 9 945 515 430 0
Gitxsan 5,410 3,395 2,015 0
Gwich'in 210 150 65 0
Haida 4,405 3,415 990 0
Haisla 1,355 895 460 0
Heiltsuk 1,760 1,150 615 0
Huron (Wendat) 445 350 90 0
Innu/Montagnais 245 195 45 0
Iroquois, n.o.s.Footnote 10 1,480 975 510 0
Kaska 385 175 210 0
Ktunaxa (Kutenai) 795 555 235 0
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) 3,515 2,555 955 0
Lakota 205 100 105 0
Maliseet 120 95 30 0
Mi'kmaq 6,410 5,585 825 0
Mohawk 2,125 1,605 520 0
Musqueam 285 190 100 0
Naskapi 10 0 10 0
Navajo 170 50 120 0
Nisga'a 5,240 3,385 1,855 0
Nlaka'pamux (Thompson) 2,985 1,875 1,110 0
Nuu-chah-nulth 4,240 3,400 840 0
Nuxalk 1,325 885 440 0
Odawa 75 60 15 0
Ojibway 5,460 3,730 1,730 0
Oji-Cree 45 25 15 0
Okanagan (Syilx) 3,585 2,165 1,420 0
Oneida 140 120 25 0
Potawatomi 50 40 10 0
Sahtu (North Slavey) 10 10 10 0
Salish, n.o.s.Footnote 11 20,755 17,820 2,935 0
Saulteaux 805 230 575 0
Sechelt (Shishalh) 300 190 110 0
Secwepemc (Shuswap) 6,350 4,220 2,125 0
Sekani 965 650 310 0
Sioux, n.o.s.Footnote 12 1,155 700 450 0
Squamish 1,620 1,220 400 0
St'at'imc (Lillooet) 2,100 1,510 585 0
Sto:lo 2,180 1,465 715 0
Stoney (Nakoda) 160 80 80 0
Tahltan 1,735 1,015 720 0
Tlicho (Dogrib) 55 15 40 0
Tlingit 715 380 330 0
Tsimshian 5,540 3,420 2,120 0
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) 50 25 20 0
Tutchone, n.o.s.Footnote 13 260 120 135 0
Wet'suwet'en 1,400 905 500 0
First Nations ancestry, n.i.e.Footnote 14 84,485 82,345 2,140 0
Métis ancestry 90,515 80,260 10,255 0
Inuit ancestry 2,620 2,135 490 0
Non-Aboriginal ancestry 4,468,525 194,450 16,645 4,257,425

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Footnote(s)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Footnote 7

Includes general responses indicating Anishinaabe ancestry (e.g., 'Anishinaabe') as well as more specific responses indicating Anishinaabe ancestry (e.g., 'Nipissing').

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Footnote 8

Includes general responses indicating Blackfoot ancestry (e.g., 'Blackfoot') as well as more specific responses indicating Blackfoot ancestry (e.g., 'Siksika,' 'Piikani').

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Footnote 9

Includes general responses indicating Dene ancestry (e.g., 'Dene').

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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').

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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').

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Footnote 12

Includes general responses indicating Sioux ancestry (e.g., 'Sioux').

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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').

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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').

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016168.

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