Mobility

 Chart 5 Proportion of the population that moved locally in the past year, total population aged one year and older, by Aboriginal identity, 2006

Aboriginal people slightly more likely to move locally than non-Aboriginal people

The vast majority of Aboriginal people (81%) lived at the same address at the time of the 2006 Census as they had one year earlier, roughly the same proportion as non-Aboriginal people (86%). In the year prior to the census, 12% of Aboriginal people moved to a new home within the same census subdivision, compared with 8% of the non-Aboriginal population. Aboriginal people were also slightly more likely than their non-Aboriginal counterparts to have relocated to their current address from a different community (8% versus 5%).

Related data:

The census special interest tables have data for Aboriginal people by identity, ancestry and Inuit regions.

Related articles:

2006 Census: Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in 2006: Inuit, Métis and First Nations, 2006 Census

This article reveals that the number of people who identified themselves as an Aboriginal person has surpassed the one-million mark, and provides information on age distribution, Aboriginal languages, living arrangements, housing characteristics and geographic mobility. Separate data are provided for Inuit, Métis and First Nations people.

Aboriginal Population Profiles for Selected Cities and Communities

This product is a series of profiles for a number of census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and communities across Canada with a large Aboriginal population, either in numbers or share of the area's total population. The series aims to present a demographic and socio-economic profile of the total Aboriginal population living in these areas. Demographic Data as well as information on living arrangements of children, education, labour, income, mobility, housing, and health are highlighted. While most of the focus is on adults, there is also limited information provided on children. Data showing comparisons between Aboriginal groups are provided for selected variables, as are comparisons with the non-Aboriginal population. Findings are based on the 2006 Census and the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey.

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