Winnipeg has the largest indigenous population of any major city in Canada, according to the latest census data. In addition, there were more than 254,515 Aboriginal youth aged 15 to 24, representing 18.2% of the total Aboriginal population and 5.9% of all young people in Canada. Aboriginal children (note 13) aged 14 and younger in Canada lived in a variety of arrangements, mainly in familiesNote 14 with both parents or with single parents. First Nations inhabitants constituted 2.6% of the total population of Canada, while mixed-race people represented 1.4% and Inuit 0.2%.
Nunatsiavut, in northern Labrador, has a population of 2,325 Inuit, or 3.9% of Canada's total Inuit population. But, in fact, most indigenous peoples live in Canadian cities and, according to the latest census, native populations that live outside reservations, mixed-race people and Inuit are the fastest growing populations in the entire country. In addition, 10.1% of the Aboriginal population lived in Quebec and another 6.7% lived in the Atlantic provinces. Aboriginal children aged 14 and younger in Canada lived in a variety of arrangements, mainly in families with both parents or with single parents.
This report was prepared by Annie Turner, Susan Crompton and Stéphanie Langlois, from Statistics Canada's Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division, with the assistance of staff members from Statistics Canada's Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division, the Census Affairs Secretariat, the Geography Division, the Census Operations Division, the Division of Census Operations, the Outreach Division and the Communications Division. In Nunavut, 27,360 people had an Aboriginal identity, representing 2.0% of Canada's total Aboriginal population. The mixed-race people of Canada are a people with their own unique culture, traditions, way of life, collective conscience and nationality. While First Nations inhabitants represented 2.8 percent of the total population of Canada, they represented 10.7 percent of the population in Saskatchewan and 10.5 percent in Manitoba, and nearly a third of the population in the Northwest Territories (32,.
Located near the heart of Canada's landmass, the city of Winnipeg, located on the prairies, is home to the country's highest Aboriginal population (78,420 of the city's 663,617 inhabitants) and also the highest per capita proportion of indigenous residents, that is, almost 12 percent of the population. First Nations people were the youngest in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where their average ages were 20 and 21, respectively, half of the non-Aboriginal population of these two provinces. They represented 38.1% of the First Nations inhabitants of that province and 20.0% of all children in Saskatchewan. Many First Nations people lived in Ontario and the western provinces, but they made up most of the total population of the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.