Census Profile, 2016 Census
Nova Scotia [Province] and Canada [Country]

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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Nova Scotia

[Province]
Canada

[Country]
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Counts (unless otherwise specified)
Aboriginal population
Total - Aboriginal identity for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 79 908,340 440,730 467,605 34,460,065 16,971,575 17,488,485
Aboriginal identityCensus data footnote 80 51,495 24,900 26,595 1,673,785 813,520 860,265
Single Aboriginal responsesCensus data footnote 81 49,935 24,175 25,765 1,629,805 792,970 836,835
First Nations (North American Indian)Census data footnote 82 25,830 12,460 13,370 977,235 471,510 505,725
Métis 23,315 11,325 11,985 587,545 289,435 298,115
Inuk (Inuit) 795 385 410 65,030 32,030 32,995
Multiple Aboriginal responsesCensus data footnote 83 835 425 410 21,310 10,165 11,145
Aboriginal responses not included elsewhereCensus data footnote 84 725 300 420 22,670 10,385 12,290
Non-Aboriginal identity 856,850 415,835 441,015 32,786,280 16,158,060 16,628,225
Total - Population by Registered or Treaty Indian status for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 85 908,340 440,735 467,610 34,460,065 16,971,580 17,488,490
Registered or Treaty IndianCensus data footnote 86 18,940 9,135 9,805 820,120 395,670 424,445
Not a Registered or Treaty Indian 889,405 431,595 457,800 33,639,945 16,575,905 17,064,040
Total - Aboriginal ancestry for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 87 908,340 440,735 467,610 34,460,065 16,971,575 17,488,490
Aboriginal ancestry (only)Census data footnote 88 15,055 7,255 7,805 727,790 356,970 370,815
Single Aboriginal ancestry (only)Census data footnote 89 14,780 7,120 7,655 709,235 347,985 361,245
First Nations (North American Indian) single ancestryCensus data footnote 82 11,995 5,790 6,210 573,215 280,040 293,180
Métis single ancestry 2,560 1,245 1,315 91,255 45,740 45,515
Inuit single ancestry 220 85 135 44,765 22,210 22,555
Multiple Aboriginal ancestries (only)Census data footnote 90 275 135 145 18,555 8,985 9,565
First Nations (North American Indian) and Métis ancestries 210 95 115 15,140 7,305 7,835
First Nations (North American Indian) and Inuit ancestries 25 20 10 2,470 1,205 1,265
Métis and Inuit ancestries 30 20 15 770 390 380
First Nations (North American Indian), Métis and Inuit ancestries 10 0 10 170 85 85
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestriesCensus data footnote 91 58,980 27,665 31,315 1,402,735 669,710 733,025
Single Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestriesCensus data footnote 92 56,830 26,660 30,170 1,347,610 644,210 703,400
First Nations (North American Indian) and non-Aboriginal ancestries 34,375 15,975 18,400 881,455 418,215 463,235
Métis and non-Aboriginal ancestries 21,200 10,120 11,080 441,000 213,940 227,065
Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries 1,255 560 690 25,155 12,045 13,105
Multiple Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ancestriesCensus data footnote 93 2,145 1,005 1,140 55,125 25,505 29,625
First Nations (North American Indian), Métis and non-Aboriginal ancestries 1,850 855 995 49,325 22,740 26,585
First Nations (North American Indian), Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries 135 50 80 3,470 1,655 1,815
Métis, Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries 130 90 45 2,005 940 1,065
First Nations (North American Indian), Métis, Inuit and non-Aboriginal ancestries 30 10 20 325 170 160
Non-Aboriginal ancestry (only)Census data footnote 94 834,300 405,810 428,495 32,329,545 15,944,900 16,384,645

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Nova Scotia [Province] and Canada [Country] (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed June 25, 2022).

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