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Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories - 20% sample data

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Ethnic origins Total responses1 Single responses Multiple responses1
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Total population2 31,241,030 18,319,580 12,921,445
Canadian 10,066,290 5,748,725 4,317,570
English 6,570,015 1,367,125 5,202,890
French 4,941,210 1,230,535 3,710,675
Scottish 4,719,850 568,515 4,151,340
Irish 4,354,155 491,030 3,863,125
German 3,179,425 670,640 2,508,785
Italian 1,445,335 741,045 704,285
Chinese 1,346,510 1,135,365 211,145
North American Indian 1,253,615 512,150 741,470
Ukrainian 1,209,085 300,590 908,495
Dutch (Netherlands) 1,035,965 303,400 732,560
Polish 984,565 269,375 715,190
East Indian 962,665 780,175 182,495
Russian 500,600 98,245 402,355
Welsh 440,965 27,115 413,855
Filipino 436,190 321,390 114,800
Norwegian 432,515 44,790 387,725
Portuguese 410,850 262,230 148,625
Métis 409,065 77,295 331,770
British Isles, n.i.e.3 403,915 94,145 309,770
Swedish 334,765 28,445 306,325
Spanish 325,730 67,475 258,255
American 316,350 28,785 287,565
Hungarian (Magyar) 315,510 88,685 226,820
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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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