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