Proportion of visible minorities, Canada, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver, 1981 to 2001

Census year
Total population Visible minorities
Number Percentage of total population
Canada
     
1981
24,083,495 1,131,825 4.7
1986
25,021,915 1,577,715 6.3
1991
26,994,040 2,525,480 9.4
1996
28,528,125 3,197,480 11.2
2001
29,639,030 3,983,845 13.4
Montréal census metropolitan area
     
1981
2,798,040 146,365 5.2
1986
2,887,855 204,740 7.1
1991
3,172,005 349,415 11.0
1996
3,287,645 401,425 12.2
2001
3,380,640 458,330 13.6
Toronto census metropolitan area
     
1981
2,975,495 404,790 13.6
1986
3,399,680 586,500 17.3
1991
3,868,875 997,500 25.8
1996
4,232,905 1,338,095 31.6
2001
4,647,955 1,712,530 36.8
Vancouver census metropolitan area
     
1981
1,250,610 173,300 13.9
1986
1,362,445 230,845 16.9
1991
1,584,195 379,480 24.0
1996
1,813,935 564,600 31.1
2001
1,967,480 725,655 36.9
Note: 1981 and 1986 data for the census metropolitan areas are not adjusted for 2001 Census boundaries.