The horizontal axis is "Aboriginal identity groups." The title of the graph is "Chart 3 Selected health behaviours of population aged 12 and over, by selected Aboriginal identity group,Note 1 British Columbia, 2012." Almost one in four Aboriginal people in British Columbia resided in Vancouver although they represented only 2% of the total population living there. Data for Inuit are included in the total Aboriginal identity population but are not shown separately because of the small number of Inuit living in the province. More than half of Inuit (54%) were in this age group, as were 46% of First Nations people (43% of those living on a reserve and 48% of the off-reserve population) and 41% of Métis. The comparable figure for the non-Aboriginal population was 5%. Among Métis, the percentage was 3%, and among Inuit, 9%. The maximum value is 28.4 and it corresponds to "Heavy drinking.Note 2"
Use at your own risk. In British Columbia, 45% of First Nations children aged 14 and younger lived in a family with both their parents in 2011, as did 58% of Métis children and 60% of Inuit children. There are 4 series in this graph. Moreover, of all British Columbia children in foster care in 2011, over half (56%) were Aboriginal children, the majority of whom (91%) were First Nations children. The target population of the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) excluded people living on Indian reserves and in Indian settlements in the provinces and in selected First Nations communities in the territories. A number of factors should be taken into account when comparing data on Aboriginal people over time. Every year, BC Stats releases total population estimates for these B.C. Questions on self-rated mental health were only asked of respondents who were providing answers to the survey directly, on their own behalf (i.e., data are not available when questionnaires were completed by proxy interview). Is there information outdated? Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. First Nations people, Métis and non-Aboriginal people aged 25 to 44 had higher rates of daily smoking than did their younger and older counterparts. In 2011, 29% of First Nations people aged 25 to 64, 17% of Métis and 31% of Inuit did not have a certificate, diploma or degree. The vertical axis is "percent." Nearly all off-reserve First Nations, Métis, and Inuit respondents reported a single identity. The data are for the Aboriginal identity population, which refers to people who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group, that is, First Nations, Métis or Inuit, and/or those who reported being a Treaty Indian or a Registered Indian as defined by the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported they were members of an Indian band or First Nation.