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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
Chinese 1,346,510 1,135,365 211,145
East Indian 962,665 780,175 182,495
Italian 1,445,335 741,045 704,285
German 3,179,425 670,640 2,508,785
Scottish 4,719,850 568,515 4,151,340
North American Indian 1,253,615 512,150 741,470
Irish 4,354,155 491,030 3,863,125
Filipino 436,190 321,390 114,800
Dutch (Netherlands) 1,035,965 303,400 732,560
Ukrainian 1,209,085 300,590 908,495
Polish 984,565 269,375 715,190
Portuguese 410,850 262,230 148,625
Greek 242,685 145,250 97,435
Korean 146,550 137,790 8,755
Vietnamese 180,125 136,445 43,685
Jamaican 231,110 134,320 96,785
Jewish 315,120 134,045 181,070
Lebanese 165,150 103,855 61,295
Iranian 121,510 99,225 22,280
Russian 500,600 98,245 402,355
Québécois 146,585 96,835 49,750
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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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