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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
English 6,570,015 1,367,125 5,202,890
Canadian 10,066,290 5,748,725 4,317,570
Scottish 4,719,850 568,515 4,151,340
Irish 4,354,155 491,030 3,863,125
French 4,941,210 1,230,535 3,710,675
German 3,179,425 670,640 2,508,785
Ukrainian 1,209,085 300,590 908,495
North American Indian 1,253,615 512,150 741,470
Dutch (Netherlands) 1,035,965 303,400 732,560
Polish 984,565 269,375 715,190
Italian 1,445,335 741,045 704,285
Welsh 440,965 27,115 413,855
Russian 500,600 98,245 402,355
Norwegian 432,515 44,790 387,725
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
American 316,350 28,785 287,565
Spanish 325,730 67,475 258,255
Hungarian (Magyar) 315,510 88,685 226,820
Chinese 1,346,510 1,135,365 211,145
East Indian 962,665 780,175 182,495
Jewish 315,120 134,045 181,070
Austrian 194,255 27,060 167,195
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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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