North Bay’s Indigenous population increased slightly in the past five years.
According to Statistics Canada, the 2021 Census shows the city’s Indigenous population is 5,510.
That’s an increase of 1.75 percent compared to the 2016 Census.
It’s also 10.7 percent of the city’s total population in last year’s count.
Across the country, Statistics Canada says the 2021 Census counted 1.8 million Indigenous people.
The Indigenous population grew by 9.4% from 2016 to 2021, surpassing the growth of the non-Indigenous population over the same period (+5.3%).
For the first time, the Census of Population enumerated more than 1 million First Nations people living in Canada (1,048,405).
The Indigenous population was also 8.2 years younger, on average, than the non-Indigenous population overall.
Source: Statistics Canada. 2022. (table). Census Profile. 2021 Census of Population. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2021001. Ottawa. Released September 21, 2022.
Source: Statistics Canada. 2017. North Bay, CY [Census subdivision], Ontario and North Bay [Census agglomeration], Ontario (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.