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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 12,028,895 6,854,340 5,174,555
Canadian 2,768,870 1,201,125 1,567,740
English 2,971,360 639,830 2,331,530
Chinese 644,465 543,320 101,145
Italian 867,980 485,685 382,295
East Indian 573,250 454,365 118,885
Scottish 2,101,100 257,535 1,843,565
German 1,144,560 216,630 927,930
Irish 1,988,940 215,115 1,773,825
Portuguese 282,870 189,405 93,460
French 1,351,600 182,510 1,169,090
Polish 465,560 169,225 296,335
Dutch (Netherlands) 490,995 161,710 329,285
Filipino 215,750 159,155 56,600
Jamaican 197,540 120,355 77,185
North American Indian 317,890 87,895 229,990
Ukrainian 336,355 85,615 250,740
Greek 132,440 79,975 52,470
Jewish 177,255 76,750 100,500
Korean 72,065 67,430 4,630
Pakistani 91,160 65,800 25,355
Sri Lankan 85,935 65,580 20,350
Vietnamese 83,330 63,390 19,940
Iranian 70,590 57,825 12,765
British Isles, n.i.e.3 205,755 50,235 155,520
Hungarian (Magyar) 151,750 48,090 103,665
Lebanese 64,685 39,775 24,905
Russian 167,365 39,660 127,705
Croatian 71,380 38,790 32,595
Romanian 80,710 37,350 43,360
South Asian, n.i.e.3 45,675 35,550 10,120
Serbian 51,515 34,195 17,315
Spanish 149,960 32,455 117,505
Somali 29,700 26,930 2,775
Afghan 31,295 26,910 4,385
African, n.i.e.3 75,500 26,420 49,075
Guyanese 53,590 25,455 28,135
Arab, n.i.e.3 38,950 23,885 15,070
West Indian 46,530 21,685 24,845
Black 35,250 20,395 14,850
Egyptian 28,830 19,515 9,315
Japanese 34,730 19,420 15,305
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 44,955 19,145 25,815
Salvadorean 26,010 18,825 7,180
Finnish 72,990 18,445 54,545
Macedonian 34,755 17,585 17,170
Tamil 31,010 16,295 14,715
Iraqi 21,530 16,285 5,245
Colombian 21,695 15,525 6,170
Punjabi 26,645 15,275 11,370
Armenian 23,335 14,905 8,425
Ghanaian 17,475 14,455 3,015
Albanian 16,915 14,190 2,730
Bangladeshi 16,145 13,675 2,470
Turk 23,425 13,255 10,170
Yugoslav, n.i.e.3 36,620 12,440 24,185
Maltese 32,100 12,210 19,890
Slovak 36,250 12,205 24,045
Welsh 182,825 11,805 171,025
Ethiopian 14,545 11,770 2,770
Belgian 54,935 11,430 43,505
Mexican 23,775 11,005 12,770
Czech 39,840 10,995 28,845
Slovenian 24,340 10,660 13,675
Danish 51,650 9,940 41,715
Austrian 68,195 9,935 58,260
Métis 87,090 9,825 77,270
Swiss 53,130 9,800 43,330
Nigerian 13,325 9,525 3,800
Palestinian 15,000 9,490 5,515
American 113,050 9,360 103,690
Ecuadorian 14,170 9,315 4,860
Bulgarian 14,395 8,450 5,940
Barbadian 21,260 8,275 12,985
Bosnian 11,255 7,985 3,275
Lithuanian 27,440 7,700 19,740
Chilean 12,795 6,720 6,070
Latin, Central or South American, n.i.e.3 12,340 6,325 6,020
Haitian 9,095 6,310 2,785
Eritrean 7,335 6,185 1,145
Estonian 15,590 6,180 9,410
European, n.i.e.3 14,030 6,120 7,910
Bengali 7,985 6,090 1,895
Cambodian 9,470 6,050 3,420
Laotian 8,560 5,670 2,890
Latvian 16,630 5,580 11,045
Assyrian 7,440 5,495 1,950
Swedish 67,240 5,370 61,870
Sudanese 6,640 4,835 1,805
Grenadian 9,810 4,795 5,015
West Asian, n.i.e.3 7,440 4,710 2,730
Peruvian 9,635 4,430 5,205
Syrian 11,265 4,430 6,835
Guatemalan 7,520 4,370 3,150
Norwegian 53,840 4,165 49,675
East or Southeast Asian, n.i.e.3 5,045 3,840 1,205
Nicaraguan 6,015 3,745 2,270
Tibetan 3,660 3,315 345
Kurd 4,950 3,305 1,645
Taiwanese 4,920 3,250 1,670
Vincentian/Grenadinian 7,225 3,220 4,000
Caribbean, n.i.e.3 7,650 3,180 4,470
Jordanian 4,670 2,820 1,850
Brazilian 9,595 2,775 6,815
Sinhalese 4,300 2,735 1,565
Czechoslovakian 12,595 2,700 9,900
Moroccan 6,015 2,510 3,505
South African 12,760 2,490 10,275
Cuban 8,160 2,240 5,915
Dominican, n.o.s.4 5,225 2,220 3,005
Argentinian 7,805 2,090 5,710
Congolese (Zairian) 2,470 1,985 485
Hispanic 3,145 1,960 1,185
Congolese, n.o.s.4 2,485 1,885 595
Acadian 12,290 1,725 10,560
Rwandan 2,075 1,670 400
Israeli 6,470 1,625 4,845
Indonesian 6,325 1,615 4,715
Zimbabwean 2,065 1,610 460
Yoruba 2,465 1,555 905
St. Lucian 3,565 1,550 2,015
Thai 4,075 1,535 2,535
Nepali 1,995 1,530 465
Byelorussian 6,150 1,515 4,635
Newfoundlander 6,950 1,405 5,540
Ugandan 2,000 1,365 635
Kenyan 2,615 1,270 1,345
Gujarati 2,130 1,255 880
Goan 3,995 1,210 2,790
Québécois 3,505 1,135 2,370
Burundian 1,385 1,130 250
Venezuelan 4,765 1,120 3,650
Burmese 2,465 1,095 1,365
Ashanti 1,310 1,070 240
Inuit 5,250 1,055 4,195
Antiguan 2,690 1,050 1,645
Azerbaijani 2,250 1,045 1,210
Australian 10,970 1,000 9,975
Flemish 4,385 995 3,390
Uruguayan 2,985 960 2,025
Icelandic 11,140 960 10,180
Algerian 1,755 960 800
Scandinavian, n.i.e.3 6,990 890 6,095
Libyan 1,335 875 460
Yemeni 1,695 865 830
Honduran 1,780 845 930
Malaysian 5,525 825 4,700
Slav (European) 2,055 815 1,245
Cameroonian 970 785 185
Oromo 1,240 785 455
Aboriginal from Central/South America 6,130 735 5,390
Kittitian/Nevisian 1,890 730 1,155
Saudi Arabian 1,535 710 825
Kuwaiti 1,075 690 385
Mauritian 1,910 675 1,235
Cypriot 2,450 645 1,810
Bolivian 1,235 630 605
Costa Rican 1,465 615 840
Pashtun 1,175 595 575
Tanzanian 1,395 585 810
Panamanian 1,890 565 1,330
Angolan 1,095 565 530
East African 1,565 555 1,010
Kashmiri 1,190 510 675
Sierra Leonean 770 505 260
Kosovar 780 500 275
Georgian 1,330 485 845
Sicilian 2,440 465 1,975
Tunisian 1,205 455 745
Frisian 2,195 445 1,745
Hmong 570 405 160
Bantu 715 400 315
Harari 590 370 220
Berber 830 370 465
Ontarian 805 360 450
Ibo 560 360 200
Montenegrin 1,455 340 1,110
Gambian 365 315 50
Ivorian 385 300 85
Maya 2,020 285 1,740
Khmer 420 285 130
Tatar 1,245 270 975
Fijian 1,050 270 780
Guinean, n.o.s.4 395 260 135
Amhara 490 250 240
Akan 385 245 135
New Zealander 3,265 245 3,020
Bahamian 1,055 220 835
Other provincial or regional groups 705 215 495
Bermudan 1,465 200 1,265
Mongolian 1,510 200 1,310
Nova Scotian 785 195 590
Manx 2,015 180 1,835
Senegalese 305 180 125
Montserratan 460 175 285
Tigrian 300 175 125
Puerto Rican 945 165 775
Gypsy (Roma) 1,110 155 950
Maghrebi, n.i.e.3 640 150 490
Singaporean 650 140 510
Zambian 390 130 255
Togolese 360 125 235
Afrikaner 520 115 400
Seychellois 205 100 105
Luxembourger 730 90 640
Belizean 400 80 320
Basque 855 70 785
Chadian 115 65 50
Zulu 260 65 190
Malian 110 60 45
Pacific Islander, n.i.e.3 300 55 240
Asian, n.o.s.4 210 50 160
Malagasy 180 45 135
Peulh 90 30 60
Carib 1,685 25 1,660
Paraguayan 230 25 210
Cornish 665 20 645
Samoan 195 20 175
Dinka 95 15 80
Maori 260 15 245
Gabonese 85 10 75
Hawaiian 285 10 280
Martinican 180 0 170
Polynesian 180 0 170


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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