Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016

Release date: March 15, 2019

Table of contents


1. Concepts and variables

2. Data collection

2.1 Collection methods
2.2 Census response rates (collection)
2.3 Questionnaires and instruction guides
2.3.1 Questionnaire languages

3. Data processing

3.1 Coding of the Membership in a First Nation or Indian band write-in question
3.1.1 Edit and imputation of Aboriginal variables
3.2 Weighting

4. Data quality assessment and indicators

4.1 Data suppression related to confidentiality and data quality
4.1.1 Random rounding
4.1.2 Global non-response rates
4.1.3 Other occurrences when data are suppressed or not available
4.2 Coverage
4.2.1 Data sources
4.2.2 Net undercoverage error for participating reserves
4.2.3 Coverage error for incompletely enumerated reserves and settlements

5. Comparability

5.1 Historical comparability
5.1.1 Differences in wording and format of Aboriginal questions
5.1.2 Legislative changes
5.1.3 Response mobility
5.1.4 Other factors that affect responses to the Aboriginal questions
5.1.5 Differences in the list of incompletely enumerated reserves
5.1.6 Changes made to the census subdivision types associated with the “residence on reserve” population
5.1.7 Comparability of population and dwelling counts over time
5.1.8 Comparability with the Indian Register
5.1.9 Comparability with Demosim projections

6. Conclusion


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