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Mobility Status (Place of Residence Five Years Ago - Movers) of Aboriginal Identity Population by Sex, Alberta and its Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA)


This Alberta Official Statistic describes the proportions of Aboriginal Identity Populations (Movers) that reported a mobility status change (place of residence 5 years ago) for Alberta and its Census Metropolitan Areas. Mobility status refers to the relationship between a person’s usual place of residence on Census day (May 10, 2011) and his or her place of residence five years earlier (May 10, 2006). “Movers” are those who reported a change of address. There are two types of “Movers”: “Non-Migrants” and “Migrants”. “Migrants” are classified into “External Migrants” and “Internal Migrants”, which are further categorized into “Intraprovincial Migrants” and “Interprovincial Migrants”.


June 25, 2015

AOS Aboriginal Alberta Official Statistics Mobility Status

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Aboriginal Relations (2008-2011, 2013-2016)

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The Aboriginal identity population is composed of those persons who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group, that is, North American Indian, Métis or Inuk (Inuit), and/or those who reported being a Treaty Indian or a Registered Indian, as defined by the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported they were members of an Indian band or First Nation.

The Aboriginal Population Profile presents information on the Aboriginal identity population from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Data are provided for selected standard geographic areas including Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions, census subdivisions (including Indian reserves, Indian settlements and Inuit communities), census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, as well as geographic areas such as Indian band areas, Inuit regions and Métis settlements associated with Aboriginal peoples (also known as Aboriginal geographies).

For the 2011 NHS estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. Users are advised to consult the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011 and other reference materials to ensure appropriate use and analyses of the data.


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Office of Statistics and Information

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(780) 427-2071