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Canada's Ethnocultural Mosaic, 2006 Census: Provinces and territories

Territories: More than half reported Aboriginal ancestries

In the Yukon Territory, those with at least one British Isles origin made up a slightly over one-half (51.1%) of the population. English and Scottish were the most frequently cited. An estimated 7,800 individuals reported Aboriginal ancestry in the Yukon Territory, just over one-quarter of the population. Of this group, the vast majority (90.5%) were of North American Indian heritage.

In the Northwest Territories, the most frequently reported ancestry was those reporting Aboriginal ancestries, particularly North American Indian. About seven in 10 of those with Aboriginal ancestries reported North American Indian, either alone or with other ancestries. Another 21.9% reported Inuit. Overall, about one-third of the population of the Northwest Territories reported some British Isles origins. About one in five had other European origins, either as their only ethnic ancestry, or in combination with others.

Some 84.8% of Nunavut's population of 29,300 reported Inuit ancestral background in 2006. The vast majority (88.8%) of those reporting Inuit did not report any other ancestry. About 14.5% of Nunavut's population reported that they had British Isles origins, either as their only origin, or in combination with others.

The census enumerated a visible minority population of 3,900 in the three territories, 3.9% of the combined population. The largest group, Filipino, had a population of nearly 1,000, representing one-quarter of all visible minorities in the territories. About 700 identified themselves as members of the Chinese visible minority group, and they accounted for 18.4% of all visible minorities.

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