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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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Nova Scotia !      
Total population2 903,090 442,035 461,060
Canadian 368,940 200,600 168,345
Scottish 288,180 58,415 229,760
English 287,100 62,705 224,395
Irish 195,365 21,120 174,245
French 161,990 22,585 139,405
German 101,860 15,785 86,075
North American Indian 38,125 10,485 27,635
Dutch (Netherlands) 37,010 5,565 31,445
Welsh 16,970 1,070 15,895
Acadian 14,370 3,245 11,130
Italian 13,505 2,510 10,995
British Isles, n.i.e.3 11,805 2,740 9,060
Polish 10,990 2,280 8,710
Métis 9,555 1,005 8,550
Ukrainian 7,500 1,135 6,365
Lebanese 6,540 2,870 3,665
American 5,945 460 5,490
African, n.i.e.3 5,175 1,520 3,655
Chinese 5,140 3,655 1,485
Norwegian 4,675 445 4,235
Black 4,635 1,975 2,665
East Indian 3,895 2,465 1,425
Spanish 3,825 375 3,455
Swedish 3,705 245 3,455
Danish 3,555 495 3,060
Jewish 3,345 640 2,705
Russian 3,180 335 2,850
Portuguese 3,115 630 2,485
Greek 2,880 1,450 1,435
Swiss 2,640 260 2,375
Belgian 2,550 275 2,270
Hungarian (Magyar) 2,520 525 1,990
Austrian 1,810 195 1,615
Newfoundlander 1,490 385 1,105
Inuit 1,390 180 1,210
Arab, n.i.e.3 1,360 915 450
Romanian 1,050 155 895
Finnish 1,045 135 910
Jamaican 1,005 240 770
Czech 990 145 850
Egyptian 965 605 360
West Indian 950 160 790
Scandinavian, n.i.e.3 870 120 750
Korean 840 815 30
Iranian 805 595 210
Filipino 770 365 405
European, n.i.e.3 765 435 335
Yugoslav, n.i.e.3 665 215 450
Croatian 655 230 425
Syrian 655 130 525
Lithuanian 615 70 545
Vietnamese 605 470 135
Mexican 575 160 420
Palestinian 575 470 105
Japanese 560 315 245
Pakistani 500 410 85
Czechoslovakian 495 70 420
Icelandic 460 90 370
Australian 460 15 450
Barbadian 425 145 285
Turk 425 120 310
Nova Scotian 415 210 205
Latvian 375 65 310
Slovak 370 70 305
Maltese 345 45 300
Flemish 340 30 315
Bulgarian 325 60 265
South African 310 30 280
Estonian 280 115 165
Nigerian 270 195 75
Iraqi 260 250 10
Cuban 240 70 170
Basque 225 20 200
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 205 15 195
Bosnian 205 115 90
New Zealander 205 15 195
Bermudan 195 15 175
Serbian 185 85 95
Libyan 180 85 95
Caribbean, n.i.e.3 170 35 140
West Asian, n.i.e.3 160 95 65
Aboriginal from Central/South America 155 0 150
Albanian 155 100 55
Kuwaiti 155 80 80
Sri Lankan 155 50 105
Guyanese 145 15 130
Colombian 140 95 45
South Asian, n.i.e.3 140 140 0
Latin, Central or South American, n.i.e.3 135 60 80
Yemeni 135 75 55
Armenian 135 25 105
Indonesian 130 40 90
Jordanian 120 95 25
Québécois 115 20 95
Kurd 115 115 0
Ghanaian 110 95 20
Frisian 100 40 60
Slovenian 100 35 65
Other provincial or regional groups 95 10 85
Afghan 95 50 45
Venezuelan 90 10 80
Moroccan 90 40 50
Puerto Rican 80 0 80
Mongolian 80 15 70
Ethiopian 75 65 15
Somali 75 55 20
Togolese 75 0 70
Bahamian 70 15 50
Peruvian 70 25 40
Salvadorean 70 15 55
Bangladeshi 70 60 0
Maya 65 0 70
Slav (European) 65 10 55
Israeli 65 20 40
Grenadian 60 0 60
Hispanic 60 0 55
Cypriot 60 10 50
Malaysian 60 0 60
Chilean 55 15 45
Eritrean 55 60 0
Byelorussian 50 10 40
Bengali 50 40 0
Manx 45 10 40
Brazilian 45 15 30
Nicaraguan 45 10 40
Panamanian 45 0 40
Ugandan 45 10 40
Zambian 45 30 10
Punjabi 45 20 25
Thai 45 30 15
Dominican, n.o.s.4 40 10 35
Haitian 40 25 15
St. Lucian 40 15 30
Sicilian 40 0 40
Gypsy (Roma) 40 0 40
Zimbabwean 40 35 10
Antiguan 35 25 10
Argentinian 35 0 35
Macedonian 35 0 35
Sudanese 35 20 10
Azerbaijani 35 0 35
Pashtun 35 30 0
Sinhalese 35 20 20
Asian, n.o.s.4 35 0 30
Cornish 30 0 35
Belizean 30 10 25
Paraguayan 30 0 25
Yoruba 30 30 0
Burmese 30 0 30
Taiwanese 30 30 0
Honduran 25 0 25
Cameroonian 25 25 0
Kenyan 25 10 20
Oromo 25 30 0
Tatar 25 0 20
East or Southeast Asian, n.i.e.3 25 10 20
Maori 25 0 20
Polynesian 25 0 25
East African 20 0 15
Mauritian 20 0 10
Tunisian 20 0 20
Saudi Arabian 20 0 20
Cambodian 20 0 20
Hawaiian 20 0 15
Luxembourger 15 0 10
Afrikaner 15 0 15
Algerian 15 0 10
Assyrian 15 0 15
Goan 15 10 10
Tamil 15 0 15
Ontarian 10 0 10
Carib 10 0 10
Vincentian/Grenadinian 10 10 10
Ecuadorian 10 10 10
Kosovar 10 10 0
Amhara 10 10 0
Congolese (Zairian) 10 10 0
Gambian 10 0 10
Malian 10 0 10
Sierra Leonean 10 10 0
Tanzanian 10 10 0
Pacific Islander, n.i.e.3 10 0 10
Kittitian/Nevisian 0 0 0
Martinican 0 0 0
Montserratan 0 0 0
Bolivian 0 0 0
Costa Rican 0 0 0
Guatemalan 0 0 0
Uruguayan 0 0 0
Montenegrin 0 0 0
Akan 0 0 0
Angolan 0 0 0
Ashanti 0 0 0
Bantu 0 0 10
Burundian 0 0 0
Chadian 0 0 0
Congolese, n.o.s.4 0 0 0
Dinka 0 0 0
Gabonese 0 0 0
Guinean, n.o.s.4 0 0 0
Harari 0 0 0
Ibo 0 0 0
Ivorian 0 0 0
Malagasy 0 0 0
Peulh 0 0 0
Rwandan 0 0 0
Senegalese 0 0 0
Seychellois 0 0 0
Tigrian 0 0 0
Zulu 0 0 0
Berber 0 10 0
Maghrebi, n.i.e.3 0 0 10
Georgian 0 0 0
Gujarati 0 0 0
Kashmiri 0 0 0
Nepali 0 0 0
Hmong 0 0 0
Khmer 0 0 0
Laotian 0 0 0
Singaporean 0 0 0
Tibetan 0 0 0
Fijian 0 0 10
Samoan 0 0 0


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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