There was a corresponding increase in the incidence rate from 4.8 to 4.9 per 100,000 population. The Statistics Canada numbers, based on the 2016 census, show Winnipeg's census metropolitan area (CMA) with 92,810 people identifying as Indigenous — First Nations, Métis and Inuit. This area, known as Inuit Nunangat, refers not only to the land, but also to the surrounding water and ice, which Inuit consider to be integral to their culture and way of life. While the Aboriginal population is younger than the rest of the population in Canada, it is also aging. According to population projections, the proportion of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations 65 years of age and older could more than double by 2036. Past censuses have emphasized two key characteristics of the Aboriginal population: that Aboriginal peoples are both young in age and growing in number. Among Inuit in Inuit Nunangat, the majority (63.7% or 30,140) lived in Nunavut in 2016, while one-quarter (24.9%) lived in Nunavik, whose communities encircle the western, northern and northeastern coastlines of Quebec. The 2016 census counted 1.67 million Aboriginal people in Canada—representing 4.9% of the population. Can't find what you're looking for? This was not the case among Aboriginal peoples. The term “Aboriginal” was used in the 2016 Census questionnaire to refer to First Nations people, Métis and Inuit living in Canada. Among all CMAs, Aboriginal people accounted for the highest proportion of the population in Thunder Bay (12.7%), Winnipeg (12.2%) and Saskatoon (10.9%). January 16, 2017(Ottawa, ON) – Today, Statistics Canada announced the commencement of the 5th cycle of the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS). The number of hate crimes targeting the Aboriginal population increased from 30 in 2016 to 31 in 2017. If the current annual growth rate of 2.2% remains stable, the Aboriginal population can reach more than 900,000 by 2026. DEFINITIONS For the purposes of this report, the term “Aboriginal” is used for consistency with previous Over the coming months, Statistics Canada will continue to release results from the 2016 Census of Population, and provide an even more comprehensive picture of the Canadian population. There were 587,545 Métis in Canada in 2016, accounting for 1.7% of the total population. The average age of the Aboriginal population was 32.1 years in 2016—almost a decade younger than the non-Aboriginal population (40.9 years). Approximately 40% of First Nations people live on federally recognized Indian reserves. Census Profile, 2016 Census; Aboriginal Population Profile, 2016 Census; Aboriginal Peoples Highlight Tables, 2016 Census Among the four regions of Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit population grew the fastest in Nunavik (+23.3%) and Nunavut (+22.5%) over the 10-year period. Among Inuit, one-third (33.0%) were 14 years of age or younger, while 4.7% were 65 years of age and older. Canadian Provinces and Territories by Indigenous Population. Just over 1in 10 (12.1%) lived in Quebec, while 6.8% lived in the Northwest Territories (not including the Inuvialuit region) and Yukon. The same is true of its future. However, they too are aging—in 2016, those 65 years of age and older accounted for a larger share of the Aboriginal population than in the past. 24. • Aboriginal Peoples Survey 2017 • Nunavut Supplement. The aboriginal population is the fastest growing segment of Canada. In the Northwest Territories, there were 21,160 Aboriginal people or 1.5% of the total Aboriginal population and 7,705 Aboriginal people lived in Yukon, less than 1% of the total. 11-001-X Table 1 Aboriginal identity population, Canada, 2016 € Number % Total Aboriginal identity population €1,673,785 €100.0 First Nations €€€€977,230 €€€58.4 Métis €€€€587,545 €€€35.1 It took until 2016 for population figures to recover. These include GeoSearch, an interactive mapping tool. New data also reveal both the changing nature and the diversity of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations. More than 70 Aboriginal languages were reported in the 2016 Census. While First Nations people accounted for 2.8% of the total population of Canada, they accounted for one-tenth of the population in Saskatchewan (10.7%) and Manitoba (10.5%), and almost one-third of the population in the Northwest Territories (32.1%). Both the number of cases and the rate of TB in Cana… Please contact us and let us know how we can help you. In 2016, 867,415 Aboriginal people lived in a metropolitan area of at least 30,000 people, accounting for over half (51.8%) of the total Aboriginal population. Please see the 2016 Census Program release schedule to find out when data and analysis on the different topics will be released throughout 2017, and regularly consult the Census Program web module for the release of additional products. 4.3 percent of the Canadian population is comprised of Indigenous individuals, this is approximately 1, 400, 685 people. Many Inuit, outside of those living in Inuit Nunangat, lived in a city. For more information on the projected growth of the Aboriginal population, see the publication Projections of the Aboriginal population and households in Canada, 2011 to 2036. The First Nations population grew by 29% while the Inuit population grew by 26%. This year’s theme, “Building Sustainable Futures,” focuses on the education and employment of […] Census highlight tables provide population counts for Aboriginal identity for Canada, as well as provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions. Métis hold a unique cultural and historic place among the Aboriginal peoples in Canada, with distinct traditions, culture and language (Michif). The Aboriginal peoples of Canada—First Nations people, Métis and Inuit—include a diverse range of histories, cultures and languages. Aboriginal Population Profile, 2016 Census. Projections suggest that the Aboriginal population could increase to approximately 1.4 million by 2017 from 1.1 million in 2006. The Aboriginal population in Canada is young and growing 23. This web module has been designed to provide easy access to census data, free of charge. There were 1,673,785 Aboriginal people in Canada in 2016, accounting for 4.9% of the total population. Today, Statistics Canada is releasing the fifth set of results from the 2016 Census of Population. The public is also invited to chat with our experts about Aboriginal peoples on Monday October 30, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time. 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey •Sample of about 48,000 allowing estimates to be Of Inuit living outside of Inuit Nunangat, the largest Inuit populations were in Ottawa–Gatineau (1,280), Edmonton (1,110) and Montréal (975). History of previous TB infection was unknown for 2.5% of reported cases. First Nations children aged 0 to 4 years (38.9%) were the most likely to live with a lone parent, followed by Métis (25.5%) and Inuit (26.5%) children in the same age group. This represented 2.0 hate crimes per 100,000 Aboriginal people in Canada in 2017. While 4% of the population claims an aboriginal identity, another 16% belongs to a non-aboriginal visible minority. Is something not working? Please contact us and let us know how we can help you. The proportion of the Canadian population that identify themselves as Aboriginal is projected to increase to 4% in 2017 from 3% in 2001. Of all reported cases in 2017, 92.2% were new cases of active TB and 5.3% were re-treatment cases (i.e., reported having had at least one previous episode of TB). Two main factors have contributed to the growing Aboriginal population: the first is natural growth, which includes increased life expectancy and relatively high fertility rates; the second factor relates to changes in self-reported identification. While the First Nations population in the Atlantic provinces is relatively small (73,655 or 7.5% of the total First Nations population), it more than doubled (+101.6%) from 2006 to 2016. In fact, the First Nations population continues to grow both on and off reserve. Outside of Inuit Nunangat, the highest proportion of Inuit lived in the Atlantic provinces (30.6%). Data products include the Aboriginal population counts for a wide range of standard geographic areas, available through the Data tables, Census Profile and Highlight tables. There is also an increasing tendency for people to identify themselves as Aboriginal in recent years which also contributes to this faster growth. However, many children living with a lone parent also lived with grandparent(s). Canada’s 1.4 million aboriginals, who make up about 4% of the population, experience higher levels of poverty and incarceration and have a lower life expectancy than other Canadians. In the territories, the size of the Métis population was relatively unchanged from 10 years earlier. ... Aboriginal women in Canada are being murdered at disproportionately high rates. The faster growth in the Aboriginal population (compared to 1.6% for the general Australian population) is the result of several factors and "… Analytical products include three articles from the Census in Brief series that focus on the Aboriginal population. There was growth for both on reserve (+12.8%) and off reserve (+49.1%) First Nations populations from 2006 to 2016. As shown in the 2016 Census release on age and sex, seniors outnumbered children for the first time in Canada. The Métis population (587,545) had the largest increase of any of the groups over the 10-year span, rising 51.2% from 2006 to 2016. Over the same period, Aboriginal population growth was slowest in Regina (+26.4%), Winnipeg (+37.1%) and Saskatoon (+45.4%). Inuit are the original people of the North American Arctic. The next release is November 29th, 2017 and will profile census data on education, labour and work related statistics, and mobility and migration. Please "contact us" to request a format other than those available. Of the three Aboriginal groups, Métis were the most likely to live in a city, with 62.6% living in a metropolitan area of at least 30,000 people. Approximately 97 per cent of th… The survey on Aboriginal peoples is an established Canadian survey dedicated to obtaining information about the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Aboriginal populations in Canada. B.C. News June 6, 2016 November 28, 2017. This reference guide also includes information about data quality and historical comparability, and comparisons with other data sources. Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Aboriginal children were more likely to live in a variety of family settings, such as multi-generational homes, where both parents and grandparents are present. The Métis population grew by 32.9% in the western provinces from 2006 to 2016, to 351,020 people. Statistics Canada has reported unprecedented growth in Canada’s Indigenous population (Indian, Métis, and Inuit). From 2006 to 2016, the Inuit population grew by 20.1% inside Inuit Nunangat. The first article examines family characteristics of Aboriginal children aged 0 to 4 years and is entitled Diverse family characteristics of Aboriginal children aged 0 to 4. https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/smr08/2018/smr08_225_2018 Several 2016 Census products are also available today on the Census Program web module. Both the Dictionary and the Guide to the Census of Population are updated with additional information throughout the release cycle. Since 2006, the Aboriginal population has grown by 42.5%—more than four times the growth rate of the non-Aboriginal population over the same period. About the same number of Métis lived in Manitoba and British Columbia (15.2%), while Saskatchewan was home to 9.9% of the Métis population. That is up from 3.8 per cent in 2006 and 2.8 per cent in 1996. Today, the Métis population is present in every province, territory and city in Canada. Is there information outdated? Canada-wide in 2016, there were 1,673,785 Indigenous people, accounting for 4.9 per cent of the total population. In Canada, Inuit have inhabited communities stretching from the westernmost Arctic to the eastern shores of Newfoundland and Labrador for uncounted generations. More than 70 Aboriginal languages were reported on the 2016 Census. The growth rates for each of the Aboriginal identity groups were much higher than that of the non-Aboriginal population at 8% from 1996 to 2006. In Nunavut 27,360 people had an Aboriginal identity, representing 2.0% of the total Aboriginal population in Canada. However, even in Regina, where Aboriginal population growth was the slowest among all CMAs, the Aboriginal population grew at a faster pace than the non-Aboriginal population. Most (80.3%) of the Métis population lived in Ontario and the western provinces. 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