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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
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
Danish 200,035 33,770 166,265
Portuguese 410,850 262,230 148,625
Belgian 168,910 33,670 135,240
Filipino 436,190 321,390 114,800
Swiss 137,775 25,180 112,600
Romanian 192,170 79,650 112,515
Finnish 131,040 30,195 100,850
Greek 242,685 145,250 97,435
Jamaican 231,110 134,320 96,785
African, n.i.e.3 138,750 52,745 86,005
Icelandic 88,875 9,950 78,925
Czech 98,090 23,570 74,520
Acadian 96,145 26,370 69,775
Lebanese 165,150 103,855 61,295
Croatian 110,880 56,405 54,475
Québécois 146,585 96,835 49,750
Yugoslav, n.i.e.3 65,305 21,095 44,200
Vietnamese 180,125 136,445 43,685
Slovak 64,145 20,970 43,180
Japanese 98,900 56,470 42,430
Mexican 61,505 26,080 35,425
Lithuanian 46,690 11,425 35,260
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 58,415 23,215 35,200
Pakistani 124,730 89,605 35,125
West Indian 58,800 25,890 32,910
Guyanese 61,085 28,565 32,520
Scandinavian, n.i.e.3 36,140 4,700 31,440
Czechoslovakian 36,970 6,360 30,615
Arab, n.i.e.3 86,135 55,565 30,565
Black 61,430 32,510 28,910
Australian 30,635 2,975 27,660
Serbian 72,690 46,035 26,650
Inuit 65,885 40,975 24,910
Sri Lankan 103,625 79,515 24,105
Maltese 37,120 13,085 24,035
Iranian 121,510 99,225 22,280
Egyptian 54,875 33,225 21,655
Haitian 102,430 80,920 21,505
Punjabi 53,520 32,065 21,455
Slovenian 35,935 15,160 20,775
Turk 43,695 23,355 20,340
Latvian 27,870 7,720 20,150
South African 25,855 5,710 20,145
Chilean 38,180 19,215 18,960
European, n.i.e.3 35,795 17,010 18,785
Barbadian 30,435 11,660 18,775
Macedonian 37,055 18,515 18,540
Syrian 31,375 13,315 18,055
Armenian 50,500 32,530 17,970
Salvadorean 59,145 42,145 17,000
Tamil 34,590 18,010 16,585
Moroccan 44,630 28,105 16,520
Estonian 23,930 8,445 15,485
Colombian 44,100 31,145 12,960
Peruvian 25,970 13,360 12,610
Newfoundlander 17,025 4,760 12,265
South Asian, n.i.e.3 60,895 48,815 12,080
Brazilian 15,755 4,220 11,530
Aboriginal from Central/South America 12,870 1,485 11,380
Indonesian 14,320 3,225 11,095
Argentinian 13,975 3,100 10,875
Bulgarian 27,255 16,480 10,775
Malaysian 12,165 1,820 10,345
Flemish 12,430 2,170 10,255
Cuban 14,110 4,130 9,975
Latin, Central or South American, n.i.e.3 22,470 12,580 9,895
Palestinian 23,975 14,610 9,360
Cambodian 25,245 15,905 9,335
New Zealander 10,465 1,135 9,335
Korean 146,550 137,790 8,755
Algerian 28,065 19,750 8,315
Israeli 10,755 2,520 8,235
Iraqi 29,955 22,055 7,900
Caribbean, n.i.e.3 12,735 4,845 7,890
Byelorussian 10,505 2,620 7,885
Guatemalan 18,205 10,405 7,800
Venezuelan 10,475 3,195 7,285
Dominican, n.o.s.4 12,200 5,465 6,730
Afghan 48,090 41,590 6,500
Laotian 20,110 13,745 6,365
Fijian 12,560 6,240 6,320
Grenadian 12,185 5,895 6,295
Bosnian 21,045 14,815 6,225
Ecuadorian 16,485 10,350 6,135
Nigerian 19,515 13,615 5,900
Thai 10,015 4,210 5,810
Taiwanese 17,705 11,950 5,750
Vincentian/Grenadinian 10,140 4,715 5,425
Berber 14,630 9,370 5,255
Nicaraguan 11,150 6,460 4,690
Ghanaian 23,225 18,610 4,615
Ethiopian 23,400 18,865 4,535
West Asian, n.i.e.3 12,080 7,570 4,505
Manx 4,635 340 4,290
Basque 4,975 715 4,260
Albanian 22,395 18,480 3,915
Somali 37,785 34,025 3,765
Maya 4,620 940 3,685
Bangladeshi 24,600 20,915 3,680
Sicilian 4,360 800 3,565
Slav (European) 5,475 1,915 3,560
Tunisian 9,520 6,095 3,430
Goan 4,815 1,465 3,350
Mauritian 4,860 1,590 3,270
Frisian 4,145 1,035 3,110
Uruguayan 4,550 1,490 3,065
Mongolian 3,965 1,015 2,950
Kurd 9,205 6,465 2,740
Luxembourger 3,225 530 2,695
Bengali 12,130 9,460 2,675
St. Lucian 4,605 1,950 2,655
Jordanian 6,905 4,250 2,655
Sudanese 12,640 9,995 2,640
Kenyan 4,955 2,315 2,635
Gypsy (Roma) 2,905 320 2,580
Cypriot 3,395 830 2,570
Panamanian 3,575 1,055 2,520
Honduran 5,845 3,330 2,515
Assyrian 8,650 6,145 2,505
Burmese 4,590 2,095 2,495
Hawaiian 2,390 75 2,315
Hispanic 4,900 2,705 2,195
Bermudan 2,495 315 2,180
Carib 2,190 45 2,150
East African 2,940 840 2,100
Antiguan 3,415 1,335 2,080
Sinhalese 5,820 3,770 2,050
Congolese, n.o.s.4 8,415 6,400 2,015
Azerbaijani 3,465 1,480 1,985
Costa Rican 3,445 1,515 1,930
Other provincial or regional groups 2,700 950 1,750
East or Southeast Asian, n.i.e.3 8,990 7,270 1,725
Eritrean 10,475 8,760 1,715
Tatar 2,300 580 1,715
Puerto Rican 2,020 310 1,705
Paraguayan 1,995 290 1,705
Montenegrin 2,370 675 1,700
Congolese (Zairian) 8,685 7,050 1,640
Bolivian 3,035 1,460 1,570
Afrikaner 1,865 350 1,510
Georgian 2,200 695 1,505
Cornish 1,550 65 1,485
Maori 1,555 125 1,430
Senegalese 3,160 1,735 1,425
Kittitian/Nevisian 2,210 830 1,380
Gujarati 2,980 1,625 1,350
Tanzanian 2,220 875 1,340
Bahamian 1,655 355 1,300
Maghrebi, n.i.e.3 1,800 505 1,295
Ugandan 3,315 2,025 1,290
Rwandan 5,670 4,385 1,280
Nova Scotian 1,875 615 1,265
Saudi Arabian 2,735 1,490 1,240
Yemeni 2,300 1,090 1,210
Yoruba 3,310 2,120 1,190
Zimbabwean 3,570 2,425 1,140
Angolan 2,155 1,060 1,095
Singaporean 1,390 300 1,085
Ontarian 1,650 615 1,035
Polynesian 1,100 70 1,035
Kashmiri 1,680 700 980
Guinean, n.o.s.4 2,470 1,525 945
Togolese 1,750 840 915
Libyan 2,720 1,805 915
Cameroonian 4,440 3,540 895
Ivorian 2,045 1,220 820
Pashtun 1,695 870 820
Nepali 3,780 2,975 800
Bantu 1,600 820 775
Malagasy 1,505 730 775
Malian 1,370 610 760
Martinican 895 140 750
Belizean 875 135 735
Sierra Leonean 1,990 1,290 705
Kuwaiti 1,575 900 675
Oromo 1,890 1,250 635
Pacific Islander, n.i.e.3 775 145 625
Burundian 4,650 4,050 600
Tibetan 4,275 3,750 525
Khmer 1,185 665 520
Samoan 560 45 515
Montserratan 815 315 495
Kosovar 1,530 1,065 465
Peulh 985 540 450
Amhara 1,065 625 440
Zambian 940 525 420
Asian, n.o.s.4 555 145 415
Zulu 625 215 410
Seychellois 905 500 405
Ashanti 1,550 1,180 370
Gabonese 790 440 350
Tigrian 670 315 350
Hmong 820 530 290
Harari 755 470 280
Ibo 715 490 225
Gambian 625 410 215
Akan 660 470 185
Dinka 495 330 170
Chadian 775 630 150


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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