Statistics are numerical data that is collected (usually using quantitative research methods) that is reviewed, analyzed, and interpreted to draw final conclusions about the topic or issue being researched.
Data are “factual information (such as measurements or statistics) [collected] and used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation” (Merriam-Webster, n.d).
Statistics Canada is the official government agency that collects "key information of Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers" (Statistics Canada, 2021). Listed below are key statistics gathered by Statistics Canada about Canada's Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.
Canadian Census Data
Every five years an official nationwide census is conducted in Canada that gathers information about the population of citizens by age, region, household, health, profession, etc. This list contains census data of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, and Métis peoples in Canada.
Provincial and Territories Indigenous/Aboriginal Census