In 2016, London’s Indigenous peoples population increased by 42% from 6,845 in 2011 to 9,725 in 2016. London has relatively fewer Indigenous peoples residents (2.6%) than Ontario where 2.8% of residents identified themselves as Indigenous peoples. The majority of London’s Indigenous peoples residents identified themselves as First Nations, followed by Metis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples identities. 48% of London’s Indigenous peoples residents identified themselves as Registered or Treaty Indians which is higher than Ontario (46%).
The Indigenous peoples population is younger than the non-Indigenous peoples population. The average age of the Indigenous peoples population in London was 30.9 years compared to 40 years for the non-Indigenous peoples population. In 2016, 130 Londoners listed an Indigenous peoples language as their mother tongue; most Indigenous peoples residents spoke Oneida and Ojibway languages.