Figure 1.6.1: Indigenous population by identity type
Number and percent, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2016
The number of Indigenous people in Middlesex-London is likely much higher than the Census indicates. It is important to consider the census data in the context of other sources of data such as Our Health Counts London to gain a more complete picture of the population.
According to the 2016 Census, the majority (72%; 8,020) of Indigenous people in Middlesex-London identified as First Nations. Our Health Counts London also identified that the majority of Indigenous adults in London were First Nations and that First Nations people comprised a much higher percent of the Indigenous population (95%).