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Projections of the Aboriginal populations, Canada, provinces and territories: Analysis of the projections’ results - Notes

12001 Census of Population and Dwellings of New Zealand.
2 2001 Census of Population and Housing, Australia Bureau of Statistics, and United States Census 2000, U.S. Census Bureau.
3 Both numbers are the 2001 and 1996 Census data adjusted for multiple and other Aboriginal identities, and coverage errors. Coverage errors include adjustments for the Aboriginal population living on incompletely enumerated reserves and net census undercount. Overall impact of adjustments for the 2001 Aboriginal population is 9.2% and that for the 1996 population is 13.1%.
4Siggner, A., and J. Hagey. 2004. Measuring Demographic and Non-demographic Change in the Aboriginal Population Residing in Urban Areas of Canada. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Population Society, Manitoba, June 2004; and Guimond, E. 1999. “Ethnic mobility and demographic growth of Canada’s Aboriginal populations from 1986 to 1996”. Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada 1998-1999. Ottawa. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 91-209-X. .
5Statistics Canada. 2003. Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: A Demographic Profile. 2001 Census Analysis Series. Catalogue no. 96F0030X2001007. Ottawa.
6The share of net international migration in the total population growth was projected to increase from 58% to 68% during the same period (Statistics Canada. 2005. Population projections of visible minority groups,Canada, provinces and regions, 2001-2017, Catalogue no. 91-541-X. Ottawa)
7The non-Aboriginal population growth between 1996 and 2001 based on the unadjusted census counts is 3.4%.
8According to Scenario S, the overall increase of the Métis was projected to be around 30%, and for the Inuit around 47% from 2001 to 2017.
9Median age is the age at which exactly one-half of the population is older, and the other half is younger.
10Statistics Canada. 2003. Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: A Demographic Profile. 2001 Census Analysis Series. Catalogue no. 96F0030X2001007. Ottawa.
11The dependency ratio is commonly expressed as non-working-age population for every 100 people of working age.
12Verma, R.B.P., S. Loh, M. Michalowski and R.P. Gauvin. 2003. Spatial Mobility of the Registered Indian Population: Statistics Canada’s Projection Model. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Population Society. Halifax, June 1-4; Norris, M.J., D. Kerr and F. Nault. 1995. Projections of the Population with Aboriginal Identity in Canada 1991-2016. Ottawa. Statistics Canada; and Clatworthy, S.J., 1994. Revised Projection Scenarios Concerning the Population Implications of Section 6 of the Indian Act. Winnipeg: Four Directions Project Consultants.
13Regional shares for 2017 were calculated based on projections of the total Canadian population (published in Statistics Canada. 2005. Population projections of visible minority groups, Canada, provinces and regions, 2001-2017, Catalogue no. 91-541-X. Ottawa), which were modified to take into account the projections of Aboriginal populations presented in this report.