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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 CanadaFootnote 1
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 2 = 26.1 %
Census family status (12) Aboriginal identity (8)
Total - Population by Aboriginal identity Aboriginal identityFootnote 3 First Nations (North American Indian) single identityFootnote 4 Métis single identity Inuk (Inuit) single identity Multiple Aboriginal identitiesFootnote 5 Aboriginal identities not included elsewhere Footnote 6 Non-Aboriginal identity
Total - Census family status 32,852,320 1,400,685 851,560 451,795 59,440 11,415 26,475 31,451,640
Married spouses 12,649,730 303,245 156,985 125,170 10,345 2,340 8,405 12,346,480
Common-law partners 3,126,475 168,340 106,040 49,335 8,965 1,125 2,875 2,958,135
Lone parents 1,499,375 110,830 75,525 29,100 4,350 695 1,145 1,388,545
Children in census families 9,950,695 586,745 372,700 171,215 29,080 5,295 8,470 9,363,950
Sons and daughters of only one spouse/partner in a couple (stepchildren)Footnote 7 729,410 60,820 38,625 18,565 2,135 450 1,045 668,590
Sons and daughters of both spouses/partners in a couple, excluding stepchildren 6,887,190 289,845 169,065 95,430 17,610 2,880 4,865 6,597,340
Sons and daughters of lone parents 2,262,725 217,260 150,090 54,490 8,435 1,880 2,360 2,045,465
Grandchildren living with grandparent(s) with no parents present 71,375 18,825 14,920 2,735 890 85 195 52,550
Persons not in census familiesFootnote 8 5,626,055 231,525 140,310 76,960 6,705 1,965 5,580 5,394,530
Foster children 47,380 18,515 14,995 2,555 725 150 90 28,865
Persons not in census families, not including foster children 5,578,675 213,010 125,320 74,405 5,975 1,820 5,490 5,365,665


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not applicable


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suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act


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too unreliable to be published



Footnote 1

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

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 3

'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 4

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 5

'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 6

'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 7

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 8

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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