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Table 1
Top 10 ethnic origins1 by generational status for people aged 15 years and over, Canada, 2006
First generation Second generation Third generation or more
Ethnic origin number % Ethnic origin number % Ethnic origin number %

Note:

  1. Table shows total responses. Because some respondents reported more than one ethnic origin, the sum of the total responses is greater than the total population, or 100%.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2006.
Total population 6,124,560 100.0 Total population 4,006,420 100.0 Total population 15,533,240 100.0
Chinese 916,845 15.0 English 1,035,145 25.8 Canadian 7,236,370 46.6
East Indian 612,460 10.0 Scottish 635,600 15.9 English 3,794,250 24.4
English 547,865 8.9 Canadian 613,445 15.3 French 3,530,505 22.7
Italian 366,205 6.0 German 524,645 13.1 Scottish 2,865,800 18.4
German 352,805 5.8 Irish 496,990 12.4 Irish 2,755,420 17.7
Filipino 288,515 4.7 Italian 439,275 11.0 German 1,604,225 10.3
Scottish 271,545 4.4 French 284,900 7.1 North American Indian 813,405 5.2
Irish 230,975 3.8 Dutch (Netherlands) 253,325 6.3 Ukrainian 642,955 4.1
Polish 213,715 3.5 Ukrainian 212,860 5.3 Dutch (Netherlands) 376,555 2.4
Portuguese 195,480 3.2 Polish 203,725 5.1 Polish 364,980 2.3