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Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations - 20% sample data

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Ethnic origins Total responses1 Single responses Multiple responses1
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Vancouver, CMA (B.C.) !      
Total population2 2,097,965 1,273,220 824,740
English 484,340 96,540 387,800
Chinese 402,000 356,845 45,150
Scottish 337,225 36,760 300,465
Canadian 278,350 93,510 184,835
Irish 251,695 19,745 231,945
German 203,720 39,880 163,835
East Indian 181,895 159,205 22,690
French 137,270 12,735 124,530
Filipino 83,765 59,305 24,455
Ukrainian 81,725 15,910 65,815
Italian 76,345 29,035 47,310
Dutch (Netherlands) 71,715 19,345 52,370
Polish 60,715 15,245 45,470
Russian 47,940 9,355 38,585
Norwegian 46,260 5,195 41,065
Korean 46,035 44,055 1,980
North American Indian 43,190 10,505 32,685
Welsh 41,805 2,320 39,480
Swedish 39,920 3,610 36,305
Spanish 36,000 4,725 31,275
British Isles, n.i.e.3 35,505 8,510 26,995
Japanese 30,230 19,350 10,880
Iranian 27,150 23,235 3,920
American 27,000 2,150 24,850
Vietnamese 26,115 20,235 5,880
Hungarian (Magyar) 23,365 6,935 16,430
Danish 22,800 4,280 18,520
Austrian 21,505 2,815 18,685
Jewish 21,465 6,445 15,020
Portuguese 20,335 9,740 10,595
Métis 17,110 2,135 14,975
Greek 15,025 7,230 7,800
Romanian 14,055 4,995 9,065
Punjabi 13,735 8,600 5,135
Finnish 12,750 3,295 9,450
Croatian 12,475 6,250 6,225
Czech 10,385 3,365 7,020
Swiss 10,130 1,710 8,425
Taiwanese 9,810 6,830 2,980
Icelandic 9,635 1,020 8,605
Fijian 8,920 4,600 4,315
Serbian 7,690 4,905 2,785
Mexican 7,680 2,910 4,770
Pakistani 6,875 4,470 2,410
Belgian 6,555 780 5,775
South Asian, n.i.e.3 6,495 5,735 760
African, n.i.e.3 6,490 1,850 4,635
Salvadorean 5,760 3,990 1,770
Slovak 5,700 2,130 3,570
Australian 5,530 600 4,930
Yugoslav, n.i.e.3 5,525 2,020 3,505
Jamaican 4,645 1,540 3,100
Afghan 4,620 3,755 865
Lebanese 4,175 1,665 2,515
South African 4,115 895 3,225
European, n.i.e.3 3,975 2,055 1,915
Scandinavian, n.i.e.3 3,830 490 3,335
Sri Lankan 3,740 2,600 1,140
Turk 3,380 1,545 1,835
Malaysian 3,360 480 2,885
Indonesian 3,140 740 2,405
Lithuanian 3,100 540 2,560
Arab, n.i.e.3 3,075 1,745 1,330
Black 3,005 725 2,275
Chilean 2,935 995 1,940
Czechoslovakian 2,805 440 2,370
Estonian 2,590 845 1,740
Bosnian 2,535 1,635 900
Slovenian 2,480 810 1,670
New Zealander 2,395 335 2,050
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 2,185 540 1,650
Latvian 2,160 360 1,795
Colombian 2,125 1,245 885
Egyptian 2,120 1,320 800
Bulgarian 1,965 1,265 695
Armenian 1,915 945 965
Peruvian 1,910 595 1,315
Iraqi 1,800 1,170 630
Ethiopian 1,625 1,350 270
Thai 1,565 750 815
Cambodian 1,525 1,015 510
Guatemalan 1,410 855 550
West Asian, n.i.e.3 1,350 910 440
Somali 1,325 1,160 165
Acadian 1,280 145 1,135
West Indian 1,245 335 910
Latin, Central or South American, n.i.e.3 1,225 745 475
East or Southeast Asian, n.i.e.3 1,170 1,040 130
Kurd 1,145 810 335
Brazilian 1,110 210 900
Ghanaian 1,095 800 300
Laotian 1,065 680 385
Palestinian 1,050 615 435
Maltese 985 205 785
Barbadian 930 260 670
Syrian 920 230 690
Nigerian 880 610 270
Burmese 865 510 350
Nicaraguan 860 500 355
Guyanese 825 265 555
Aboriginal from Central/South America 825 90 740
Byelorussian 815 160 660
Flemish 810 105 710
Argentinian 790 75 720
Bangladeshi 780 615 165
Kenyan 770 270 500
Slav (European) 760 335 425
Israeli 760 180 585
Honduran 740 395 350
Tamil 735 325 410
Sudanese 700 605 95
Mongolian 675 220 455
Hawaiian 660 20 640
Albanian 650 460 190
Manx 640 35 605
Moroccan 635 260 380
Caribbean, n.i.e.3 620 150 475
East African 610 110 500
Macedonian 600 200 395
Inuit 580 55 530
Maya 575 165 410
Hispanic 555 280 275
Cuban 540 125 415
Venezuelan 530 120 410
Gujarati 515 215 300
Singaporean 515 140 375
Nepali 455 340 120
Bengali 415 310 100
Sinhalese 415 280 135
Haitian 405 210 195
Azerbaijani 405 100 305
Basque 400 50 350
Newfoundlander 390 70 320
Algerian 390 165 225
Maori 375 35 340
Montenegrin 370 105 265
Costa Rican 360 120 235
Ugandan 360 165 195
Assyrian 355 230 130
Québécois 350 70 275
Eritrean 335 275 65
Mauritian 325 65 260
Jordanian 300 245 55
Afrikaner 290 25 265
Goan 280 95 180
Cypriot 270 55 215
Polynesian 265 15 250
Puerto Rican 260 55 210
Saudi Arabian 255 140 120
Gypsy (Roma) 250 40 210
Luxembourger 240 40 200
Georgian 240 40 195
Zimbabwean 235 10 225
Tatar 235 60 165
Cornish 225 10 215
Ecuadorian 225 80 145
Rwandan 225 115 115
Pacific Islander, n.i.e.3 210 40 175
Dominican, n.o.s.4 195 55 140
Sicilian 180 15 165
Grenadian 175 50 120
Paraguayan 170 10 160
Bantu 170 55 120
Pashtun 165 15 150
Frisian 160 55 100
Samoan 160 10 150
Maghrebi, n.i.e.3 155 25 130
Berber 150 75 80
Other provincial or regional groups 145 80 70
Panamanian 145 25 120
Oromo 140 75 70
Tanzanian 140 10 125
Khmer 135 55 85
Nova Scotian 120 0 120
Vincentian/Grenadinian 120 40 80
Sierra Leonean 115 40 70
Antiguan 105 45 60
Bermudan 100 10 95
Tibetan 100 35 65
Bolivian 95 10 85
Guinean, n.o.s.4 95 30 60
Burundian 90 70 20
Carib 85 0 85
Kosovar 85 80 10
Congolese, n.o.s.4 85 65 20
St. Lucian 80 40 45
Yoruba 80 35 40
Asian, n.o.s.4 80 60 20
Angolan 75 10 60
Congolese (Zairian) 75 60 15
Kuwaiti 75 0 70
Yemeni 75 15 55
Hmong 75 65 15
Zulu 70 40 25
Tunisian 70 35 35
Kashmiri 70 0 70
Amhara 65 0 60
Belizean 60 0 50
Uruguayan 60 15 45
Ashanti 60 0 65
Bahamian 50 15 40
Tigrian 50 0 50
Malagasy 35 0 30
Zambian 35 35 0
Libyan 30 15 10
Akan 25 15 10
Senegalese 25 0 20
Ontarian 20 10 10
Dinka 20 20 0
Ibo 20 0 15
Kittitian/Nevisian 15 0 10
Ivorian 15 0 15
Seychellois 15 0 10
Togolese 15 0 15
Martinican 10 0 10
Montserratan 10 0 10
Chadian 10 10 0
Gabonese 10 0 0
Gambian 10 0 15
Cameroonian 0 0 0
Harari 0 0 0
Malian 0 0 0
Peulh 0 0 0


Notes:

1. Respondents who reported multiple ethnic origins are counted more than once in this table, as they are included in the multiple responses for each origin they reported. For example, a respondent who reported 'English and Scottish' would be included in the multiple responses for English and for Scottish.

2. This is a total population count. The sum of the ethnic groups in this table is greater than the total population count because a person may report more than one ethnic origin in the census.

3. The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.'

4. The abbreviation 'n.o.s.' means 'not otherwise specified.'

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