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Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: Highlight Tables, 2001 Census

Selected Ethnic Origins1, for Canada, Provinces and Territories - 20% Sample Data

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Total population 29,639,035 18,307,540 11,331,490
Canadian 11,682,680 6,748,135 4,934,550
English 5,978,875 1,479,520 4,499,355
French 4,668,410 1,060,755 3,607,655
Scottish 4,157,210 607,235 3,549,975
Irish 3,822,660 496,865 3,325,800
German 2,742,765 705,595 2,037,170
Italian 1,270,370 726,275 544,090
Chinese 1,094,700 936,210 158,490
Ukrainian 1,071,060 326,200 744,860
North American Indian 1,000,890 455,805 545,085
Dutch (Netherlands) 923,310 316,220 607,090
Polish 817,085 260,415 556,670
East Indian 713,330 581,665 131,665
Norwegian 363,760 47,230 316,530
Portuguese 357,690 252,835 104,855
Welsh 350,365 28,445 321,925
Jewish 348,605 186,475 162,130
Russian 337,960 70,890 267,070
Filipino 327,545 266,140 61,410
Métis 307,845 72,210 235,635
Swedish 282,760 30,440 252,320
Hungarian (Magyar) 267,255 91,795 175,460
American (USA) 250,010 25,200 224,805
Greek 215,105 143,780 71,320
Spanish 213,100 66,545 146,555
Jamaican 211,725 138,180 73,545
Danish 170,780 33,795 136,985
Vietnamese 151,410 119,120 32,290
British, n.i.e. 150,585 58,295 92,290
Austrian 147,580 25,320 122,260
Lebanese 143,630 93,895 49,740
Romanian 131,830 53,320 78,505
Belgian 129,780 30,190 99,590
Finnish 114,690 31,985 82,700
Swiss 110,800 24,600 86,200
Korean 101,715 95,200 6,515
Québécois 98,670 65,480 33,195
African (Black), n.i.e. 97,185 37,380 59,805
Croatian 97,045 58,170 38,880
Iranian 88,225 73,450 14,775
Japanese 85,225 53,175 32,050
Haitian 82,405 70,750 11,650
Czech 79,915 24,945 54,965
Icelandic 75,090 10,855 64,240
Pakistani 74,015 54,565 19,450
Arab, n.i.e. 71,705 47,600 24,100
Acadian 71,590 21,945 49,645
Yugoslav, n.i.e. 65,505 26,880 38,625
Sri Lankan 61,310 45,485 15,830
West Indian 59,705 33,300 26,410
Inuit 56,330 37,025 19,300
Serbian 55,545 39,210 16,335
Black 53,095 38,345 14,745
Guyanese 51,570 26,290 25,285
Slovak 50,860 19,865 30,995
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 49,590 22,440 27,150
South Asian, n.i.e. 49,205 41,950 7,255
Punjabi 47,160 28,980 18,175
Latin/Central/South American, n.i.e. 41,620 30,380 11,240
Egyptian 41,310 26,150 15,160
Armenian 40,505 27,175 13,330
Tamil 39,070 26,935 12,135
Mexican 36,575 15,820 20,755
Lithuanian 36,485 11,315 25,165
Chilean 34,110 21,825 12,290
Somali 33,725 30,830 2,895
Czechoslovakian 33,545 7,205 26,340
Maltese 33,000 14,115 18,880
Scandinavian, n.i.e. 32,730 6,695 26,035
Macedonian 31,270 16,785 14,480
Slovenian 28,910 15,285 13,630
Salvadorean 26,740 20,795 5,945
Australian 25,410 3,805 21,610
Afghan 25,230 22,320 2,910
Turk 24,910 15,060 9,845
Barbadian 23,730 10,600 13,125
Latvian 22,610 8,880 13,730
Estonian 22,090 9,650 12,440
Syrian 22,065 10,425 11,640
Moroccan 21,355 13,035 8,320
European, n.i.e. 20,450 9,720 10,730
Cambodian 20,430 14,835 5,595
Iraqi 19,245 14,105 5,140
South African 18,925 4,980 13,950
Taiwanese 18,080 13,335 4,750
Peruvian 17,945 10,935 7,010
Laotian 16,950 12,345 4,605
Ghanaian 16,935 14,175 2,765
Colombian 15,865 10,450 5,415
Ethiopian 15,725 13,100 2,625
Bosnian 15,720 12,185 3,535
Algerian 15,495 11,235 4,260
Bulgarian 15,190 8,465 6,730

n.i.e.: not included elsewhere

1 Includes origins with total response counts of 15,000 or more for Canada.

2 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.


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