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2011 National Household Survey announcement: Aboriginal Peoples, Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity

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Released: 2013-05-01

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Statistics Canada will release the first results from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).

The release focuses on Aboriginal peoples, and immigration and ethnocultural diversity. It also features two analytical reports.

The first report will provide a profile of the total Aboriginal population, and each of the Aboriginal groups: First Nations people, Métis and Inuit. The report will examine where Aboriginal people live and their age structure as well as the living arrangements of Aboriginal children.

The second report will examine the size and geographic distribution of foreign-born people in Canada and particularly of those who arrived between 2006 and 2011, as well as their countries of birth, and knowledge of official and non-official languages. This report will also present data on the ethnocultural origins, visible minority status and religious affiliation of the Canadian population.

Three companion reports will also be available. They will analyze the linguistic characteristics of Aboriginal peoples, the demographic characteristics of individuals who are second-generation Canadians, and the characteristics of immigrants who hold Canadian citizenship.

Various products and services will be found on the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) website. For example, the "Data products" category will offer a wide range of data for standard geographic areas, available in the NHS Data Tables and NHS Profile.

The "Reference products" category will include the National Household Survey User Guide. This product will provide information on the methodology of the NHS in terms of collection, processing, evaluation and data quality.

Specific information on the quality of NHS data on Aboriginal peoples, immigration, citizenship, place of birth, language, ethnic origin, visible minorities and religion as well as explanations of concepts, classifications, questions and comparability with other data sources will be found in the series of reference guides for the topics being released.

Other reference materials will include the National Household Survey Dictionary which provides definitions of NHS concepts, universes and variables.

All reports and the various products pertaining to the release will be available on our website at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on May 8.

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For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; or Media Relations (613-951-4636;

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