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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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Quebec !      
Total population2 7,435,905 5,511,560 1,924,340
Canadian 4,474,115 3,213,525 1,260,595
French 2,151,655 859,715 1,291,940
Irish 406,085 79,850 326,235
Italian 299,655 173,490 126,165
English 245,155 41,330 203,825
North American Indian 219,815 71,550 148,265
Scottish 202,515 30,255 172,260
Québécois 140,075 94,890 45,185
German 131,795 24,935 106,860
Chinese 91,900 74,950 16,955
Haitian 91,435 73,410 18,025
Spanish 72,090 21,040 51,050
Jewish 71,380 38,190 33,190
Greek 65,985 47,325 18,655
Polish 62,800 20,730 42,070
Lebanese 60,950 42,670 18,285
Portuguese 57,445 38,420 19,025
Belgian 43,275 13,770 29,505
East Indian 41,600 30,810 10,790
Romanian 40,320 26,405 13,915
Russian 40,155 11,935 28,220
Moroccan 36,700 24,640 12,060
American 36,695 5,005 31,695
Métis 36,280 9,615 26,665
Vietnamese 33,815 27,090 6,730
Acadian 32,950 11,325 21,625
Arab, n.i.e.3 32,770 22,450 10,320
Ukrainian 31,955 9,510 22,445
African, n.i.e.3 30,170 14,995 15,180
Filipino 25,680 19,910 5,770
Algerian 25,150 18,270 6,880
British Isles, n.i.e.3 23,445 3,935 19,510
Armenian 23,230 16,095 7,135
Dutch (Netherlands) 23,015 5,125 17,890
Hungarian (Magyar) 22,585 7,715 14,870
Swiss 20,280 5,895 14,385
Egyptian 17,950 8,690 9,255
Salvadorean 15,770 11,285 4,485
Syrian 14,925 7,450 7,470
Colombian 14,845 11,005 3,835
Mexican 14,215 8,000 6,210
Berber 13,415 8,810 4,605
Inuit 12,915 9,255 3,660
Iranian 12,370 9,770 2,600
Peruvian 12,335 7,620 4,715
Jamaican 11,935 6,185 5,755
Pakistani 11,710 8,815 2,890
Chilean 11,585 6,415 5,170
Turk 11,385 6,375 5,015
Austrian 11,295 1,955 9,345
Sri Lankan 10,750 9,060 1,690
Cambodian 10,175 6,270 3,895
Welsh 9,815 515 9,305
Black 9,520 7,150 2,370
Tunisian 7,870 5,380 2,490
Bulgarian 6,955 5,270 1,685
Guatemalan 6,880 4,110 2,765
Laotian 6,425 4,745 1,680
Norwegian 6,350 1,035 5,315
Dominican, n.o.s.4 6,130 2,965 3,170
Bangladeshi 6,095 5,425 670
Yugoslav, n.i.e.3 6,090 2,620 3,470
Swedish 5,975 850 5,130
Afghan 5,855 5,400 455
Lithuanian 5,665 1,545 4,120
Korean 5,555 4,915 645
Czech 5,540 1,640 3,900
West Indian 5,420 2,190 3,225
Barbadian 5,340 2,250 3,100
Croatian 5,330 2,505 2,825
Latin, Central or South American, n.i.e.3 5,270 3,805 1,465
Danish 5,130 970 4,155
European, n.i.e.3 5,130 2,485 2,640
Congolese (Zairian) 5,115 4,115 995
Congolese, n.o.s.4 5,075 3,790 1,280
Palestinian 4,940 2,710 2,235
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 4,810 1,840 2,965
Japanese 4,560 2,355 2,210
Slovak 4,075 1,505 2,570
Serbian 4,065 2,345 1,720
Cuban 3,785 1,255 2,525
Aboriginal from Central/South America 3,610 555 3,055
Argentinian 3,600 655 2,945
Venezuelan 3,580 1,390 2,195
South Asian, n.i.e.3 3,520 3,090 435
Cameroonian 3,285 2,615 670
Guyanese 2,980 1,460 1,520
Honduran 2,875 1,935 945
Iraqi 2,845 1,650 1,195
Bengali 2,845 2,380 470
Burundian 2,835 2,570 265
Brazilian 2,745 755 1,990
Finnish 2,705 670 2,035
Rwandan 2,670 2,085 585
Senegalese 2,610 1,455 1,155
Basque 2,520 480 2,045
Bosnian 2,465 1,915 545
Ghanaian 2,455 1,870 585
Caribbean, n.i.e.3 2,405 905 1,500
Albanian 2,350 1,875 470
Israeli 2,340 570 1,765
Czechoslovakian 2,280 440 1,840
Slovenian 2,255 1,170 1,085
Tamil 2,255 1,155 1,100
Vincentian/Grenadinian 2,215 1,185 1,030
Nicaraguan 2,170 1,080 1,090
Guinean, n.o.s.4 1,895 1,185 705
Punjabi 1,865 1,140 735
Mauritian 1,785 690 1,100
Latvian 1,750 465 1,280
West Asian, n.i.e.3 1,715 1,065 645
Kurd 1,680 1,265 415
Thai 1,680 755 925
Ivorian 1,565 870 695
Ecuadorian 1,550 770 775
Grenadian 1,460 775 685
Flemish 1,435 350 1,085
Taiwanese 1,270 885 385
Panamanian 1,265 450 815
East or Southeast Asian, n.i.e.3 1,245 1,080 165
Uruguayan 1,230 435 795
Somali 1,220 1,085 135
Scandinavian, n.i.e.3 1,210 195 1,015
Malagasy 1,210 645 565
Bolivian 1,205 690 515
Nigerian 1,195 680 520
Malian 1,140 510 635
Togolese 1,130 605 520
Costa Rican 1,110 605 505
Maya 1,105 380 725
Byelorussian 1,100 345 760
Australian 1,045 85 960
Sicilian 970 255 715
Ethiopian 965 740 220
Jordanian 930 585 345
Peulh 850 475 370
Estonian 830 345 485
Maghrebi, n.i.e.3 770 305 465
Luxembourger 765 220 545
Maltese 755 100 660
Other provincial or regional groups 740 175 565
South African 720 75 645
Angolan 710 375 330
Martinican 685 125 565
Gabonese 685 425 260
Ontarian 675 175 500
Macedonian 660 295 365
Indonesian 645 200 445
Icelandic 635 110 525
Bantu 590 325 265
Chadian 545 460 85
Seychellois 545 355 190
Malaysian 525 105 420
Newfoundlander 485 85 400
Mongolian 480 175 305
Zimbabwean 475 360 115
Libyan 460 285 170
Khmer 460 265 195
Saudi Arabian 450 295 150
Slav (European) 445 185 255
St. Lucian 415 185 235
Tatar 395 135 255
Gypsy (Roma) 380 65 310
New Zealander 365 85 275
Cypriot 355 85 270
Hispanic 345 165 180
Nova Scotian 340 130 215
Puerto Rican 335 40 295
Azerbaijani 325 125 195
Georgian 310 95 210
Nepali 310 250 60
Montenegrin 285 120 160
Assyrian 285 135 150
Montserratan 275 110 160
Eritrean 275 220 55
Kenyan 270 145 120
Antiguan 265 75 190
Burmese 235 40 195
Yemeni 230 50 180
Gambian 220 80 135
Pashtun 220 185 30
Sinhalese 220 155 65
Ugandan 210 125 85
Bahamian 205 35 170
Kittitian/Nevisian 205 55 155
Carib 200 15 185
Yoruba 195 105 85
Kosovar 185 100 90
Sudanese 175 55 120
Kashmiri 170 90 85
Kuwaiti 165 100 75
Zambian 160 115 40
Bermudan 155 25 135
Gujarati 150 40 115
Zulu 145 30 120
Manx 140 15 125
Tibetan 140 125 15
Ashanti 135 95 40
Paraguayan 105 50 55
Akan 105 80 25
Hawaiian 100 15 85
Polynesian 100 10 90
Goan 95 15 80
Belizean 90 30 65
Frisian 75 15 65
Afrikaner 70 25 45
Amhara 70 70 0
Asian, n.o.s.4 65 25 45
Sierra Leonean 50 20 30
Tanzanian 50 15 40
Singaporean 40 10 30
Ibo 35 35 0
Hmong 35 15 25
Pacific Islander, n.i.e.3 35 20 15
Cornish 30 0 25
East African 30 10 20
Maori 30 15 15
Samoan 25 0 30
Fijian 20 20 0
Tigrian 10 0 10
Dinka 0 0 0
Harari 0 0 0
Oromo 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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