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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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British Columbia !      
Total population2 4,074,385 2,131,290 1,943,095
English 1,207,245 242,610 964,640
Scottish 828,145 87,030 741,115
Canadian 720,200 264,510 455,685
Irish 618,120 46,110 572,015
German 561,570 114,130 447,435
Chinese 432,435 377,550 54,885
French 361,220 34,825 326,390
East Indian 232,370 202,470 29,900
Ukrainian 197,265 37,450 159,810
Dutch (Netherlands) 196,420 56,660 139,760
North American Indian 193,060 80,975 112,085
Italian 143,160 45,680 97,475
Norwegian 129,425 14,515 114,910
Polish 128,360 24,640 103,715
Russian 114,105 21,740 92,360
Welsh 104,275 6,215 98,060
Swedish 104,020 9,600 94,420
Filipino 94,250 65,245 29,000
British Isles, n.i.e.3 74,145 18,580 55,565
American 66,760 5,985 60,780
Métis 62,575 9,650 52,920
Danish 56,125 10,580 45,545
Spanish 52,640 6,215 46,430
Korean 51,860 49,480 2,385
Hungarian (Magyar) 49,875 13,030 36,840
Austrian 46,620 6,440 40,180
Japanese 41,585 25,300 16,285
Portuguese 34,660 16,725 17,935
Jewish 30,835 7,740 23,090
Vietnamese 30,835 23,735 7,100
Finnish 29,875 6,835 23,040
Iranian 29,265 24,585 4,680
Swiss 28,245 5,260 22,985
Romanian 25,675 6,745 18,925
Icelandic 22,115 2,240 19,870
Greek 21,770 8,810 12,955
Czech 21,150 5,530 15,620
Croatian 18,815 8,745 10,070
Punjabi 18,530 11,925 6,600
Belgian 17,510 1,965 15,540
Mexican 12,050 3,895 8,155
Australian 11,155 1,065 10,085
Taiwanese 10,565 7,320 3,245
Yugoslav, n.i.e.3 10,500 3,130 7,370
Scandinavian, n.i.e.3 10,405 1,425 8,980
Slovak 9,620 3,375 6,240
Serbian 9,580 5,535 4,045
African, n.i.e.3 9,555 2,420 7,135
Fijian 9,415 4,765 4,650
European, n.i.e.3 8,000 3,960 4,040
Pakistani 7,975 5,140 2,835
South Asian, n.i.e.3 7,915 7,035 880
Czechoslovakian 7,390 1,240 6,145
South African 7,230 1,625 5,605
Salvadorean 7,040 4,890 2,145
Jamaican 6,915 1,885 5,025
Lebanese 5,970 2,080 3,885
Lithuanian 5,945 980 4,965
Black 5,055 945 4,110
Afghan 4,730 3,810 920
Indonesian 4,640 905 3,735
Slovenian 4,625 1,605 3,020
Chilean 4,440 1,435 2,995
Estonian 4,440 1,305 3,135
New Zealander 4,430 565 3,865
Turk 4,250 1,885 2,365
Sri Lankan 4,150 2,780 1,365
Latvian 4,100 645 3,455
Arab, n.i.e.3 3,860 2,065 1,795
Malaysian 3,860 575 3,285
Acadian 3,145 400 2,740
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 2,950 620 2,330
Colombian 2,935 1,515 1,420
Bosnian 2,835 1,715 1,120
Bulgarian 2,685 1,550 1,135
Egyptian 2,590 1,445 1,145
Peruvian 2,545 780 1,770
Armenian 2,525 1,125 1,400
Thai 2,410 1,160 1,240
Maltese 2,290 485 1,805
Inuit 2,185 340 1,845
Cambodian 2,085 1,390 695
Flemish 2,015 230 1,785
Iraqi 1,940 1,190 755
Latin, Central or South American, n.i.e.3 1,935 1,015 920
Ethiopian 1,915 1,555 360
West Indian 1,845 455 1,385
Guatemalan 1,795 995 800
Hawaiian 1,660 55 1,605
Brazilian 1,650 290 1,365
Laotian 1,590 950 640
West Asian, n.i.e.3 1,525 985 540
Aboriginal from Central/South America 1,465 130 1,340
Somali 1,460 1,205 255
East or Southeast Asian, n.i.e.3 1,430 1,240 195
Slav (European) 1,375 485 885
Ghanaian 1,345 945 400
Barbadian 1,335 300 1,030
Syrian 1,325 300 1,030
Manx 1,310 65 1,240
Newfoundlander 1,285 230 1,055
Palestinian 1,275 725 545
Byelorussian 1,250 245 1,005
Argentinian 1,195 165 1,025
Kurd 1,195 840 355
Albanian 1,165 865 305
Guyanese 1,155 350 810
Mongolian 1,120 240 885
Nicaraguan 1,070 570 495
Burmese 1,070 535 525
Nigerian 1,040 705 340
Israeli 980 200 775
Frisian 950 295 655
Québécois 895 250 645
Kenyan 880 325 560
Tamil 850 375 470
Bangladeshi 845 650 190
Moroccan 840 375 465
Caribbean, n.i.e.3 835 185 650
Honduran 835 435 405
Basque 835 90 745
Gypsy (Roma) 835 50 780
Macedonian 815 280 535
Haitian 795 480 320
Cuban 775 215 560
Hispanic 775 335 435
Sudanese 770 670 100
Maya 765 195 575
Venezuelan 735 155 585
Maori 730 70 665
East African 675 125 550
Afrikaner 630 105 530
Sinhalese 590 395 190
Nepali 570 435 135
Cornish 550 20 530
Singaporean 550 140 410
Mauritian 540 125 415
Luxembourger 535 70 465
Gujarati 535 235 300
Costa Rican 520 180 335
Polynesian 490 25 460
Eritrean 465 360 100
Bengali 465 345 125
Paraguayan 450 65 385
Algerian 450 170 280
Ugandan 445 180 265
Azerbaijani 445 105 340
Assyrian 435 255 175
Montenegrin 425 135 285
Sicilian 425 40 385
Georgian 410 100 315
Puerto Rican 390 65 325
Jordanian 385 245 135
Ecuadorian 375 120 255
Goan 365 115 250
Other provincial or regional groups 340 125 205
Cypriot 320 60 270
Tatar 320 65 255
Zimbabwean 315 30 290
Pacific Islander, n.i.e.3 310 60 245
Saudi Arabian 305 175 120
Bermudan 290 35 255
Panamanian 265 35 225
Dominican, n.o.s.4 260 75 190
Rwandan 240 125 115
Samoan 235 20 215
Maghrebi, n.i.e.3 230 25 205
Grenadian 215 70 145
Oromo 215 135 75
Bolivian 195 10 180
Nova Scotian 185 15 170
Bantu 175 55 120
Berber 175 90 90
Khmer 175 85 90
Carib 170 0 170
Pashtun 165 15 150
Tanzanian 160 10 145
Vincentian/Grenadinian 155 55 100
Belizean 140 15 125
Kosovar 140 135 0
Sierra Leonean 140 55 85
St. Lucian 135 40 90
Asian, n.o.s.4 130 60 70
Bahamian 125 35 90
Congolese, n.o.s.4 125 80 45
Tibetan 125 50 70
Antiguan 120 50 75
Uruguayan 115 20 95
Tunisian 110 65 50
Yemeni 110 25 90
Burundian 105 85 15
Congolese (Zairian) 105 80 25
Guinean, n.o.s.4 100 35 65
Hmong 100 70 25
Yoruba 95 45 50
Angolan 90 10 75
Kashmiri 90 15 70
Zulu 85 50 35
Ontarian 80 45 35
Amhara 80 10 70
Zambian 80 50 35
Tigrian 75 25 50
Kuwaiti 75 0 70
Ashanti 65 0 60
Dinka 60 60 0
Malagasy 50 10 45
Seychellois 40 0 30
Libyan 40 15 25
Akan 35 15 20
Kittitian/Nevisian 30 15 15
Senegalese 25 0 25
Ibo 20 0 15
Ivorian 20 0 10
Togolese 15 0 15
Martinican 10 10 0
Montserratan 10 0 10
Chadian 10 0 0
Gabonese 10 10 0
Gambian 10 0 10
Cameroonian 0 0 0
Harari 0 0 0
Malian 0 0 0
Peulh 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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