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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Census Family Status (12), Aboriginal Identity (8), Area of Residence: Inuit Nunangat (7), Age Groups (8A) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details census family status , aboriginal identity , area of residence: inuit nunangat , age groups and sex for the population in private households in Nunavut
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 1 = 25.2 %
Census family status (12) Aboriginal identity (8)
Total - Population by Aboriginal identity Aboriginal identityFootnote 2 First Nations (North American Indian) single identityFootnote 3 Métis single identity Inuk (Inuit) single identity Multiple Aboriginal identitiesFootnote 4 Aboriginal identities not included elsewhere Footnote 5 Non-Aboriginal identity
Total - Census family status 31,700 27,360 130 135 27,070 20 15 4,340
Married spouses 6,085 4,465 25 45 4,380 0 0 1,620
Common-law partners 5,105 4,415 20 25 4,365 0 0 690
Lone parents 2,200 2,055 10 10 2,035 0 0 150
Children in census families 14,805 14,120 50 30 14,025 10 0 690
Sons and daughters of only one spouse/partner in a couple (stepchildren)Footnote 6 880 850 0 0 840 0 0 30
Sons and daughters of both spouses/partners in a couple, excluding stepchildren 9,780 9,240 30 20 9,180 10 0 535
Sons and daughters of lone parents 3,720 3,600 15 0 3,580 0 0 120
Grandchildren living with grandparent(s) with no parents present 425 425 0 0 425 0 0 0
Persons not in census familiesFootnote 7 3,505 2,310 20 25 2,260 0 0 1,195
Foster children 170 165 0 0 170 0 0 0
Persons not in census families, not including foster children 3,335 2,140 25 25 2,095 0 0 1,195


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Footnote 1

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 2

'Aboriginal identity' includes persons who reported being an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) and/or those who reported Registered or Treaty Indian status, that is registered under the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported membership in a First Nation or Indian band. Aboriginal peoples of Canada are defined in the Constitution Act, 1982, section 35 (2) as including the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.

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Footnote 3

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the National Household Survey (NHS). In 2011, there were a total of 36 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated' in the NHS. For these reserves or settlements, NHS enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario). For additional information, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, National Household Survey, 2011.

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Footnote 4

'Multiple Aboriginal identities' includes persons who reported being any two or all three of the following: First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit).

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Footnote 5

'Aboriginal identities not included elsewhere' includes persons who did not report being First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit) but who did report Registered or Treaty Indian status and/or membership in a First Nation or Indian band.

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Footnote 6

The biological or adopted child of only one spouse/partner in the couple, and whose birth or adoption preceded the current relationship.

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Footnote 7

Persons not in census families may live with relatives (without forming a census family with them), or they may live with non-relatives only or they may live alone.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-011-X2011033.

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