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Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Toronto, City (CSD) - Ontario

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Immigrant population

Figure 1.1 Percentage of the immigrant population, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Percentage of the immigrant population, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2006 to 2016

Population by immigrant status and period of immigration, Toronto and Ontario, 2016

Immigrant status and period of immigration Toronto Ontario
number % of the total population % of the immigrant population number % of the total population % of the immigrant population
Total population in private households 2,691,665 100.0 ... 13,242,160 100.0 ...
Non-immigrants 1,332,085 49.5 ... 9,188,820 69.4 ...
Immigrants 1,266,000 47.0 100.0 3,852,145 29.1 100.0
Period of immigration: Before 2001 747,500 27.8 59.0 2,426,240 18.3 63.0
Period of immigration: 2001 to 2005 162,770 6.0 12.9 490,560 3.7 12.7
Period of immigration: 2006 to 2010 167,780 6.2 13.3 463,175 3.5 12.0
Period of immigration: 2011 to 2016 187,950 7.0 14.8 472,170 3.6 12.3
Non-permanent residents 93,575 3.5 ... 201,200 1.5 ...

Immigrant population by selected demographic, migration and ethnocultural characteristics, Toronto, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2006 to 2011)
All immigrants Recent immigrants
(2011 to 2016)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Population in private households 1,252,215 .. 216,520 .. 1,266,000 .. 187,950 ..
Age groups 1,252,215 100.0 216,520 100.0 1,266,000 100.0 187,950 100.0
Less than 15 years 57,765 4.6 34,530 15.9 45,490 3.6 26,780 14.2
15 to 24 years 110,625 8.8 33,225 15.3 95,095 7.5 25,885 13.8
25 to 64 years 835,555 66.7 141,215 65.2 837,580 66.2 126,585 67.4
65 years and older 248,265 19.8 7,555 3.5 287,830 22.7 8,690 4.6
Median age 47.2 .. 32.0 .. 49.5 .. 32.7 ..
Admission categories for immigrants admitted since 1980 ... ... ... ... 988,320 100.0 187,950 100.0
Economic immigrants ... ... ... ... 475,155 48.1 100,000 53.2
Principal applicants ... ... ... ... 201,865 20.4 44,870 23.9
Secondary applicants ... ... ... ... 273,295 27.7 55,125 29.3
Immigrants sponsored by family ... ... ... ... 320,945 32.5 53,610 28.5
Refugees ... ... ... ... 176,120 17.8 30,250 16.1
Region of birth1 1,252,215 100.0 216,520 100.0 1,266,000 100.0 187,950 100.0
Americas 214,030 17.1 32,470 15.0 211,910 16.7 23,840 12.7
Europe 325,165 26.0 25,125 11.6 298,265 23.6 20,265 10.8
Africa 70,280 5.6 14,245 6.6 77,450 6.1 13,300 7.1
Asia 638,920 51.0 143,840 66.4 674,495 53.3 129,695 69.0
Oceania 3,600 0.3 835 0.4 3,750 0.3 845 0.4

Top places of birth of immigrants and recent immigrants,2 Toronto, 2016

Place of birth 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 1,266,000 100.0 ...
China 131,480 10.4 1
Philippines 118,775 9.4 2
India 79,225 6.3 3
Sri Lanka 52,900 4.2 4
Italy 45,520 3.6 5
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 187,950 100.0 ...
Philippines 31,730 16.9 1
China 23,195 12.3 2
India 20,100 10.7 3
Iran 10,930 5.8 4
Pakistan 6,725 3.6 5

Immigrant population and recent immigrants by non-official language spoken most often at home,3 Toronto, 2016

Languages 2016
Number Percent Rank
Immigrant population 1,266,000 100.0 ...
Cantonese 80,775 6.4 1
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 73,805 5.8 2
Mandarin 73,400 5.8 3
Recent immigrants (2011 to 2016) 187,950 100.0 ...
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 22,145 11.8 1
Mandarin 16,600 8.8 2
Persian (Farsi) 11,995 6.4 3

Generation status

Population by generation status and median age, Toronto, 2011 and 2016

Generation status 2011 2016
Number Percent Median age Number Percent Median age
Total population in private households 2,576,025 100.0 38.8 2,691,665 100.0 38.9
First generation (born abroad) 1,324,850 51.4 46.2 1,377,465 51.2 47.6
Second generation (born in Canada with at least one parent born abroad) 696,380 27.0 24.0 740,180 27.5 25.1
Born in Canada with both parents born abroad 495,635 19.2 22.0 519,360 19.3 23.7
Born in Canada with one parent born in Canada and the other born abroad 200,740 7.8 28.2 220,815 8.2 28.2
Third generation or more (born in Canada with both parents born in Canada) 554,795 21.5 35.8 574,020 21.3 34.8

Visible minority population

Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Toronto, Ontario and Canada 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Figure 1.2 Population (in percentage) belonging to a visible minority group, Toronto, Ontario and Canada 2006 to 2016

Population by visible minority group and median age, Toronto, 2011 and 2016

  2011 2016
Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age Number % of the total population % of the visible minority population Median age
Total population in private households 2,576,025 100.0 .. 38.8 2,691,665 100.0 .. 38.9
Visible minority population 1,264,395 49.1 100.0 34.6 1,385,855 51.5 100.0 35.2
South Asian 317,095 12.3 25.1 33.1 338,960 12.6 24.5 33.9
Chinese 278,390 10.8 22.0 39.6 299,460 11.1 21.6 39.6
Black 218,160 8.5 17.3 31.3 239,850 8.9 17.3 32.2
Filipino 132,445 5.1 10.5 36.7 152,715 5.7 11.0 38.0
Latin American 71,200 2.8 5.6 34.3 77,160 2.9 5.6 36.4
Arab 28,915 1.1 2.3 32.5 36,030 1.3 2.6 32.3
Southeast Asian 46,825 1.8 3.7 34.8 41,650 1.5 3.0 36.1
West Asian 50,235 2.0 4.0 33.6 60,320 2.2 4.4 34.4
Korean 37,225 1.4 2.9 35.2 41,640 1.5 3.0 36.2
Japanese 12,310 0.5 1.0 40.1 13,410 0.5 1.0 40.0
Visible minority, n.i.e. 33,665 1.3 2.7 34.6 36,975 1.4 2.7 36.9
Multiple visible minorities 37,920 1.5 3.0 26.9 47,675 1.8 3.4 26.3
Not a visible minority 1,311,630 50.9 .. 43.4 1,305,815 48.5 .. 43.6

Ethnic and cultural origins of the population

The three most commonly reported ethnic origins,4 Toronto, Ontario and Canada 2016

Ethnic origin Toronto Ontario Canada
Number of responses % Rank Number of responses % Rank Number of responses % Rank
Chinese 332,830 12.4 1 849,345 6.4 8 1,769,195 5.1 7
English 331,890 12.3 2 2,808,810 21.2 2 6,320,085 18.3 2
Canadian 323,175 12.0 3 3,109,770 23.5 1 11,135,970 32.3 1

Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Toronto, Ontario and Canada, 2016

Figure 1.3 description Figure 1.3 Percentage of the population by region of ethnic origin,5 Toronto, Ontario and Canada, 2016

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Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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