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Survey of Electors Following the 41st General Election

Appendix 7: Socio-Demographic Information

The following tables present the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents:

 Age Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
18‑24 12% 11% 100%
25‑44 35% 33% --
45‑64 34% 32% --
65+ 17% 16% --
Refused 2% 9% --
 Youth Status Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Youth (18‑24) 12% 11% 100%
Non-youth (25+) 87% 81% --
Refused 2% 9% --
 Gender Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Men 49% 47% 51%
Women 51% 53% 49%
 Education Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
High school diploma or less 31% 59%  41%
Community college/vocational/trade school/commercial/CEGEP 29% 22% 24%
Some university 6% 5% 19%
University degree 33% 14% 17%
DK/NR 1% 1% -- 
 Household Income Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Under $20,000 8% 22% 12%
$20,000 to just under $40,000 15% 20% 14%
$40,000 to just under $60,000 15% 13% 13%
$60,000 to just under $80,000 14% 9% 11%
$80,000 to just under $100,000 11% 8% 9%
$100,000 and over 23% 11% 17%
DK/NR 13% 16% 24%
 Employment Status Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Employed 65% 53% 63%
Unemployed or looking for a job 5% 11% 13%
Say at home full-time 27% 31% 4%
Student 3% 3% 19%
DK/NR -- 1% --
 Region Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Atlantic 8% 6% 7%
Quebec 24% 9% 23%
Ontario 38% 23% 39%
Manitoba 4% 16% 4%
Saskatchewan 3% 11% 3%
Alberta 10% 16% 12%
BC 13% 16% 13%
Territories -- 4% -- 
 Location Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Urban 76% 62% 79%
Rural 24% 38% 21%
 Language of Interview Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
English 78% 94% 79%
French 22% 6% 21%
 First Language Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
English 64% 74% 66%
French 25% 8% 24%
Other 6% --  --
DK/NR -- --  -- 
 Ethnic Background Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
White/Caucasian 86% 2% 82%
Aboriginal Canadian 4% 98% 4%
Other 10% -- 14%
DK/NR 2% -- -- 
 Aboriginal Status Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Aboriginal 4% 100% 4%
Non-aboriginal 96% -- 96%
 Aboriginal Residence on Reserves Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) -- 528 --
On reserve -- 48% --
Off reserve -- 52% --
Country of Birth Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Canada 86% 99% 91%
Outside Canada 14% 1% 9%
Length of Time Since Coming to Canada Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 407 6 40
6‑10 years 7% 16% -- 
More than 10 years 91% 80% 100%
DK/NR 1% --  --
 Residence at Time of Election Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
House/Townhouse 83% 83% 79%
Condominium/Apartment 15% 13% 19%
Senior's residence 1% 1% -- 
Other 1% 3% 2%
 Volunteer Status Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Yes 37% 38% 28%
No 63% 61% 72%
 Disability Status Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
Yes 7% 15% 3%
No 92% 85% 97%
Type of Disability Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 328 86 15
Mobility 28% 26% 3%
Physical (general) 11% 11% 9%
Mental health 9% 13% 52%
Deaf or hard of hearing 5% 3% 2%
Back problems 5% 11% --
Blind or visual impairment 5% 3% 27%
Co-ordination or dexterity 4% 4% --
Arthritis 4% 6% --
Joint problems (general) 4% 6% 8%
Stroke 3% 1% --
Heart 3% 4% --
Epilepsy 2% 1% --
Cancer 2% 3% --
Other 5% 2% --
 Voted in Last Municipal Election Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3436 394 485
Yes 67% 60% 33%
No 30% 38% 64%
DK/NR 2% 2% 3%
Moved in Last Two Years Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
None 80% 79% 59%
1 13% 12% 20%
2 4% 4% 11%
3 1% 3% 5%
More than 3 1% 1% 4%
DK/NR -- 1% 1%
 Sample Source Total Aboriginals Youth
Base (N) 3570 528 504
National RDD sample 81% 18% 28%
Aboriginal oversample 10% 74% 19%
Youth oversample 9% 8% 54%