2011 National Household Survey: Data tables
Aboriginal Ancestry (6), Single and Multiple Aboriginal Ancestry Responses (3), Age Groups (6) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey
About this variable: Single and multiple Aboriginal ancestry responses (3)
Part A - Short definition
Part B - Detailed definition
Aboriginal ancestry refers to whether a person reported ancestry associated with the Aboriginal peoples of Canada in the ethnic origin question (Question 17).
Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.
Ancestry refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent's ancestors, an ancestor being usually more distant than a grandparent. A person can have more than one ethnic or cultural origin.
- Total - Single and multiple Aboriginal ancestry responses Footnote 1
- Single ancestry responses Footnote 2
- Multiple ancestry responses Footnote 3
- Footnote 1
The category 'Total - Single and multiple Aboriginal ancestry responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported a Aboriginal ancestry, either as their only ancestry or in addition to one or more other ancestries. The sum of all total responses for all ancestries is greater than the total population estimate due to the reporting of multiple ancestries.
- Footnote 2
A single ancestry response occurs when a respondent provides one Aboriginal ancestry only, with or without one or more non-Aboriginal ancestries. For respondents with non-Aboriginal ancestry only, a single ancestry response occurs when a respondent provides one ancestry response only.
- Footnote 3
A multiple ancestry response occurs when a respondent provides two or more Aboriginal ancestries. For respondents with non-Aboriginal ancestry only, a multiple ancestry response occurs when a respondent provides more than one ancestry response.
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