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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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Alberta !      
Total population2 3,256,355 1,526,430 1,729,925
English 885,825 147,620 738,205
German 679,705 150,330 529,370
Canadian 667,405 287,235 380,175
Scottish 661,265 62,820 598,440
Irish 539,160 43,335 495,830
French 388,210 42,790 345,420
Ukrainian 332,180 82,185 249,990
Dutch (Netherlands) 172,910 49,655 123,250
Polish 170,935 30,590 140,340
North American Indian 169,355 72,075 97,275
Norwegian 144,585 14,145 130,435
Chinese 137,600 110,900 26,700
Swedish 93,810 7,325 86,475
Russian 92,020 11,080 80,945
East Indian 88,165 72,595 15,570
Métis 83,235 16,515 66,720
Italian 82,015 22,995 59,020
Welsh 76,115 4,305 71,810
American 64,200 5,545 58,650
Danish 58,825 8,525 50,300
Filipino 54,305 39,665 14,640
British Isles, n.i.e.3 53,855 10,695 43,155
Hungarian (Magyar) 48,665 10,820 37,840
Austrian 36,480 4,375 32,105
Spanish 30,995 5,200 25,795
Romanian 26,870 5,650 21,215
Vietnamese 25,170 17,315 7,850
Swiss 22,185 2,700 19,490
Lebanese 20,460 14,535 5,930
Belgian 19,670 1,805 17,865
Czech 19,660 3,510 16,150
Portuguese 17,595 8,340 9,255
Icelandic 16,870 1,315 15,550
Finnish 15,670 2,525 13,145
Jewish 14,755 4,140 10,610
Japanese 13,465 7,130 6,340
Korean 12,340 11,585 755
Greek 11,945 4,200 7,740
Pakistani 11,220 7,955 3,265
African, n.i.e.3 10,870 4,390 6,480
Scandinavian, n.i.e.3 10,590 1,345 9,245
Slovak 9,890 2,875 7,015
Croatian 9,650 4,250 5,400
Czechoslovakian 9,480 1,310 8,170
Jamaican 8,720 3,765 4,950
Yugoslav, n.i.e.3 7,990 1,830 6,160
Salvadorean 7,325 4,990 2,340
Arab, n.i.e.3 7,045 4,930 2,115
Chilean 6,680 3,335 3,345
Mexican 6,440 1,965 4,475
Iranian 5,840 4,525 1,315
Punjabi 5,270 2,935 2,340
Australian 5,050 555 4,495
European, n.i.e.3 4,845 2,540 2,300
Serbian 4,835 2,705 2,135
Afghan 4,685 4,160 520
Lithuanian 4,570 685 3,885
Somali 4,225 3,760 465
Ethiopian 4,065 3,250 810
Black 3,790 1,335 2,455
Sudanese 3,565 3,135 425
Acadian 3,490 535 2,950
Colombian 3,440 2,270 1,170
South African 3,415 1,035 2,375
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 3,355 1,005 2,345
Egyptian 3,340 2,215 1,120
Inuit 3,295 750 2,545
Slovenian 3,055 1,070 1,985
Turk 2,970 1,435 1,535
Bosnian 2,870 2,090 775
Latvian 2,865 535 2,330
South Asian, n.i.e.3 2,830 2,395 435
Cambodian 2,740 1,720 1,020
Nigerian 2,500 1,660 840
Iraqi 2,185 1,755 425
Estonian 2,160 360 1,800
West Indian 2,110 765 1,345
Flemish 2,100 190 1,910
Bulgarian 2,085 885 1,205
Indonesian 1,980 355 1,620
Fijian 1,975 1,145 830
Latin, Central or South American, n.i.e.3 1,935 1,030 900
Guyanese 1,895 690 1,210
Syrian 1,845 715 1,130
New Zealander 1,750 175 1,575
Sri Lankan 1,740 1,365 385
Malaysian 1,740 250 1,490
Nicaraguan 1,625 950 675
Guatemalan 1,595 720 875
Palestinian 1,580 860 720
Eritrean 1,490 1,250 240
Laotian 1,425 1,010 415
Albanian 1,410 1,135 275
Ghanaian 1,295 875 420
Byelorussian 1,265 325 935
Newfoundlander 1,250 400 845
Brazilian 1,250 280 965
Bangladeshi 1,220 905 315
Peruvian 1,190 445 745
Barbadian 1,170 385 785
Venezuelan 1,135 460 680
Thai 1,130 470 660
Maltese 1,015 130 880
Slav (European) 935 275 660
Kenyan 935 465 470
East or Southeast Asian, n.i.e.3 930 810 115
Argentinian 900 130 770
Armenian 900 280 615
Caribbean, n.i.e.3 895 310 590
Aboriginal from Central/South America 865 30 840
Kurd 865 710 160
West Asian, n.i.e.3 865 500 365
Cuban 835 260 575
Haitian 760 480 275
Québécois 755 210 545
Manx 745 55 690
Nepali 715 620 90
Jordanian 705 445 260
Israeli 690 75 615
Frisian 685 210 475
Taiwanese 650 340 310
Luxembourger 640 50 595
Moroccan 625 320 305
Mongolian 600 350 250
Congolese (Zairian) 585 510 70
East African 570 85 485
Tanzanian 555 240 310
Burmese 545 250 300
Bengali 540 420 120
Sierra Leonean 530 370 155
Maya 495 45 445
Other provincial or regional groups 490 275 220
Congolese, n.o.s.4 485 420 70
Sinhalese 470 295 175
Macedonian 465 205 265
Zimbabwean 450 240 210
Algerian 450 280 175
Grenadian 445 185 265
Ugandan 435 265 175
Rwandan 400 280 120
Libyan 395 285 110
Vincentian/Grenadinian 390 210 175
Hispanic 375 140 230
Maori 355 20 340
Afrikaner 345 20 325
Tibetan 330 255 70
St. Lucian 320 100 225
Gypsy (Roma) 320 30 285
Dominican, n.o.s.4 315 100 215
Goan 305 115 190
Tatar 300 100 200
Yoruba 295 230 70
Saudi Arabian 295 185 110
Azerbaijani 295 175 115
Mauritian 290 55 230
Assyrian 290 125 165
Bermudan 285 35 250
Polynesian 280 25 250
Bolivian 270 105 165
Basque 270 10 260
Oromo 265 210 55
Costa Rican 260 95 170
Amhara 260 170 90
Hawaiian 250 10 250
Antiguan 245 105 140
Ecuadorian 245 90 155
Kosovar 245 155 90
Dinka 245 195 55
Honduran 235 80 155
Sicilian 225 10 220
Tamil 215 90 130
Tigrian 210 90 125
Tunisian 210 155 60
Angolan 185 95 95
Puerto Rican 175 30 140
Montenegrin 175 65 115
Cornish 170 0 165
Harari 165 100 65
Kashmiri 165 55 105
Berber 150 75 80
Singaporean 145 15 130
Burundian 130 80 50
Khmer 130 30 100
Belizean 125 0 125
Akan 125 115 10
Cypriot 120 0 110
Maghrebi, n.i.e.3 115 25 95
Gujarati 115 70 45
Bahamian 110 30 80
Georgian 110 15 100
Hmong 110 40 75
Panamanian 105 0 105
Uruguayan 105 10 100
Cameroonian 105 95 15
Chadian 105 90 15
Yemeni 100 55 45
Paraguayan 95 25 75
Pacific Islander, n.i.e.3 95 0 90
Seychellois 90 20 70
Pashtun 90 25 60
Samoan 85 0 85
Carib 80 0 80
Zulu 80 45 40
Montserratan 75 30 40
Ibo 75 65 10
Asian, n.o.s.4 75 10 70
Nova Scotian 70 30 40
Kittitian/Nevisian 70 30 45
Zambian 70 20 50
Bantu 65 10 55
Malagasy 65 35 30
Malian 65 30 35
Kuwaiti 65 25 40
Togolese 60 50 0
Guinean, n.o.s.4 55 20 35
Ontarian 45 25 25
Ashanti 40 15 25
Ivorian 40 25 20
Senegalese 35 25 10
Peulh 25 25 0
Gabonese 15 0 10
Gambian 10 10 0
Martinican 0 10 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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