Abstract - Aboriginal Demography – Population, Household and Family Projections, 2001-2026


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Title: Aboriginal Demography – Population, Household and Family Projections, 2001-2026

Date: 2007

Author(s): Statistics and Measurement Directorate


Abstract: Understanding future trends of the Aboriginal population through demographic projections is a powerful planning tool and one of the most frequently requested pieces of information by all levels of government and non-government organizations. Indeed, the Aboriginal population has experienced considerable growth over the past several decades. Compared to the Canadian population, the age structure of the Aboriginal population is also quite youthful with half of the Aboriginal population aged less than 25 years. Rapid Aboriginal population growth and the corresponding youthful age structure are demographic trends that are expected well into the future. To this end, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) has recently developed a series of Aboriginal population, household and family projections. This booklet summarizes the major findings of these projections. These projections are specific to four Aboriginal groups as identified on the 2001 Census of Population: Registered Indians, Métis, Non-Status Indian and Inuit and span twenty-five years from 2001 to 2026.