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2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Population Groups (28) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Population groups (28) Sex (3)
Total - Sex Male Female
Note(s) :
  1. Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations crossing provincial boundaries
    There is one census metropolitan area (Ottawa - Gatineau) and three census agglomerations (Campbellton, Hawkesbury and Lloydminster) that cross provincial boundaries. The data for their respective provincial parts are included with the appropriate census metropolitan area or census agglomeration, with data for the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration within the province of the provincial part that contributes the majority of the population to the area. For example, Ottawa - Gatineau can be found in Ontario, Campbellton in New Brunswick, Hawkesbury in Ontario and Lloydminster in Alberta.
  1. TOTAL - POPULATION GROUPS
    Refers to the population group or groups to which the respondent belongs. The population group question on the census is used to derive counts for the visible minority population, as defined by the Employment Equity Act. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour'.
  2. SINGLE RESPONSES
    Includes respondents who provided one population group only.
  3. SOUTH ASIAN
    For example, 'East Indian', 'Pakistani', 'Sri Lankan', etc.
  4. SOUTHEAST ASIAN
    For example, 'Vietnamese', 'Cambodian', 'Malaysian', 'Laotian', etc.
  5. WEST ASIAN
    For example, 'Iranian', 'Afghan', etc.
  6. VISIBLE MINORITY, N.I.E.
    The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere'. Includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as 'Guyanese', 'West Indian', 'Kurd', 'Tibetan', 'Polynesian', 'Pacific Islander', etc.
  7. MULTIPLE RESPONSES
    Includes respondents who provided two or more population groups.
  8. WHITE AND MULTIPLE VISIBLE MINORITY
    Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian'.
  9. MULTIPLE VISIBLE MINORITY
    Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian'.
  10. ABORIGINAL SELF-REPORTING
    Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal identity question (Question 18). These respondents were not required to answer the Population group question (Question 19).
Warning Data quality note(s)
  • Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
Total - Population groups 1 31,241,030 15,326,265 15,914,760
Single responses 2 29,636,765 14,538,100 15,098,660
White 24,920,465 12,248,075 12,672,390
Chinese 1,168,485 559,605 608,880
South Asian 3 1,233,275 622,220 611,050
Black 696,800 333,535 363,265
Filipino 389,550 165,180 224,375
Latin American 304,245 147,900 156,345
Southeast Asian 4 231,425 112,415 119,010
Arab 265,550 142,580 122,970
West Asian 5 156,700 80,700 76,000
Korean 138,425 66,790 71,640
Japanese 60,415 25,270 35,145
Visible minority, n.i.e. 6 71,420 33,840 37,580
Multiple responses 7 458,240 227,905 230,335
White and Chinese 48,080 24,655 23,425
White and South Asian 29,595 14,970 14,625
White and Black 86,995 42,155 44,845
White and Filipino 21,145 10,460 10,685
White and Latin American 50,395 24,620 25,780
White and Southeast Asian 8,510 4,010 4,500
White and Arab 46,345 24,375 21,970
White and West Asian 9,705 4,915 4,790
White and Korean 3,460 1,805 1,655
White and Japanese 20,890 10,890 10,000
White and multiple visible minority 8 28,905 13,915 14,990
Multiple visible minority 9 104,215 51,135 53,080
Aboriginal self-reporting 10 1,146,025 560,265 585,760
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-562-XCB2006007 (Canada, Code01)