Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance
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Gap in life expectancy projected to decrease between Aboriginal people and the total Canadian population
In 2017 the life expectancy for the total Canadian population is projected to be 79 years for men and 83 years for women. Among the Aboriginal population the Inuit have the lowest projected life expectancy in 2017, of 64 years for men and 73 years for women. The Métis and First Nations populations have similar life expectancies, at 73-74 years for men and 78-80 years for women. Life expectancy projections show an average increase of one to two years from the life expectancy that was recorded for the Aboriginal population in 2001.
This analytical report presents population projections of the Aboriginal groups for Canada, provinces and territories, and for different types of residential areas. Among the projections was an increase in the proportion of Aboriginal people in the total Canadian population to 4.1% by 2017, from 3.4% in 2001.