Table 1
Percentage of First Nations children living off reserve and non-Aboriginal children under six years old who are members of low-income families, 2006

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Children under six years old Total Rural Total
metropolitan areas
metropolitan areas
Total - First Nations children living off reserve 49 27 54 57 50
Off-reserve First Nations children with registered Indian status 55 33 60 63 55
Off-reserve First Nations children without registered Indian status 38 18 43 45 38
Total - non-Aboriginal children 18 9 20 21 17

Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) are formed by one or more adjacent municipalities centred on a large urban area (known as the urban core). A CMA must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more must live in the urban core. Urban non-census metropolitan areas (non-CMAs) are smaller urban areas with a population of less than 100,000.Low income before tax cut-offs (LICOs) - Income levels at which families are expected to spend 20 percentage points more than average of their before tax income on food, shelter and clothing.LICOs are not applicable in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut and on Indian reserves.
Source(s): Statistics Canada, Census, 2006