6.1.2 Percentage of all Indigenous children aged 5 to 14 that are First Nations, Métis, Inuit and multiple Indigenous identities, Canada, 2016

First Nations Métis Inuit Multiple Indigenous identity & other
Indigenous identity 64 28.4 4.8 2.4

Note: Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada – 2016 Census. Catalogue Number 98-400-X2016155.

In 2016, there were 157,035 Indigenous children aged 5 to 14 years living in Canada.

Of these, 64% were First Nations, 28% were Métis and 5% were Inuit (3% identified with multiple Indigenous identities or did not specify).

They accounted for 7.7% of all Canadian children aged 5 to 14 years.