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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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Canada !      
Total population2 31,241,030 18,319,580 12,921,445
Cornish 1,550 65 1,485
English 6,570,015 1,367,125 5,202,890
Irish 4,354,155 491,030 3,863,125
Manx 4,635 340 4,290
Scottish 4,719,850 568,515 4,151,340
Welsh 440,965 27,115 413,855
British Isles, n.i.e.3 403,915 94,145 309,770
Acadian 96,145 26,370 69,775
French 4,941,210 1,230,535 3,710,675
Inuit 65,885 40,975 24,910
Métis 409,065 77,295 331,770
North American Indian 1,253,615 512,150 741,470
American 316,350 28,785 287,565
Canadian 10,066,290 5,748,725 4,317,570
Newfoundlander 17,025 4,760 12,265
Nova Scotian 1,875 615 1,265
Ontarian 1,650 615 1,035
Québécois 146,585 96,835 49,750
Other provincial or regional groups 2,700 950 1,750
Antiguan 3,415 1,335 2,080
Bahamian 1,655 355 1,300
Barbadian 30,435 11,660 18,775
Bermudan 2,495 315 2,180
Carib 2,190 45 2,150
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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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