• 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) Statistics Canada
May 09, 2013

Today, Statistics Canada releases the first wave of data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). It focuses on Aboriginal peoples and Immigration and Ethnocultural diversity. Among the products being released today, there are a number of analytical and data products on Aboriginal peoples that might be of interest to you, your community or your organization.


The analytical document Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit presents a selection of NHS results on Aboriginal peoples. In addition, there is a companion analytical article in the NHS in Brief series entitled 'Aboriginal peoples and language.'


Data and highlights on key topics found in these analyses are also available for various levels of geography (Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and agglomerations, municipalities with 5,000+ NHS population estimates) in the NHS Focus on Geography Series.


Various data and reference products are also available from the 2011 National Household Survey website. The data products offer a wide range of data for standard geographic areas, available in the NHS Profile and NHS Data Tables.


Information on the NHS and its data quality can be found in the National Household Survey User Guide. This product provides information on the methodology of the NHS in terms of collection, processing, evaluation and data quality. Specific information on the quality of NHS data on Aboriginal peoples as well as explanations of concepts, classifications, questions and comparability with other data sources can be found in the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide.


A brief national portrait of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is presented on video.


Users are also invited to Chat with an expert on May 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.


The second release of NHS data will be on June 26, 2013 and the third release on August 14, 2013.