Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Survey, 2002 : urban/rural.

2001 CENSUS HIGHLIGHTS
ABORIGINAL ENTREPRENEURS SURVEY, 2002 HIGHLIGHTS1
Fifty-two percent (52%) of Canada’s 27 195 Aboriginal self-employed individuals resided in urban areas. Of
these 14 175 individuals:
◆ over half were Métis;
◆ four out of ten were women; and
◆ almost all resided off reserve.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of Canada’s 27 195 Aboriginal self-employed individuals resided in rural areas. Of
these 13 020 individuals:
◆ half were North American Indians;
◆ one third were women; and
◆ seven out of ten resided off reserve.
When compared to Aboriginal entrepreneurs residing in rural areas, those living in urban areas:
◆ operated businesses in the professional, scientific and technical, education, health and social services
industries more often and in the primary industries less often;
◆ were more likely to operate a business between six and nine years old;
◆ were more likely to possess college- or university-level business training;
◆ tended to require less start-up financing; and
◆ were less likely to have employees.

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