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The Daily Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Press Release

Indigenous population continues to grow and is much younger than the non-Indigenous population, although the pace of growth has slowed

Over multiple decades, census data have revealed that the Indigenous population has grown quickly—at a pace far surpassing that of the non-Indigenous population. The 2021 Census counted more than 1.8 million Indigenous people, accounting for 5.0% of the total population in Canada, up from 4.9% in 2016.

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To buy or to rent: The housing market continues to be reshaped by several factors as Canadians search for an affordable place to call home

Canadians were less likely to own their home in 2021 (66.5%) than they were a decade earlier, when a record high (69.0%) were homeowners. At the same time, temporary pandemic-related income support helped lower the share of households spending more than 30% of their income on housing from 24.1% in 2016 to 20.9% in 2021.

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New tables: language, age and gender, 2021 Census of Population

New data tables from the 2021 Census of Population are now available.

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