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


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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