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Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: Highlight Tables, 2001 Census

Selected Ethnic Origins1, for Census Subdivisions (Municipalities) With 5,000-plus Population - 20% Sample Data

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Total population 1,019,735 762,075 257,665
Acadian 2,550 915 1,635
Afghan 490 425 65
African (Black), n.i.e. 8,685 5,750 2,935
Algerian 7,295 5,670 1,615
American (USA) 4,890 805 4,080
Arab, n.i.e. 10,215 7,445 2,775
Armenian 6,180 4,960 1,220
Australian 320 30 295
Austrian 1,560 285 1,275
Barbadian 1,110 595 515
Belgian 4,885 1,580 3,305
Black 3,965 3,590 375
Bosnian 335 295 35
British, n.i.e. 1,665 540 1,125
Bulgarian 1,260 950 310
Cambodian 3,710 2,710 1,000
Canadian 447,150 278,315 168,835
Chilean 4,285 3,055 1,235
Chinese 26,350 21,845 4,505
Colombian 1,930 1,380 545
Croatian 845 505 340
Czech 1,045 440 605
Czechoslovakian 355 90 265
Danish 550 90 460
Dutch (Netherlands) 3,045 665 2,385
East Indian 14,815 12,700 2,115
Egyptian 2,905 1,520 1,385
English 32,985 6,860 26,130
Estonian 85 65 25
Ethiopian 530 450 80
European, n.i.e. 730 430 310
Filipino 12,245 10,895 1,345
Finnish 490 120 370
French 257,775 90,850 166,920
German 14,895 3,190 11,705
Ghanaian 1,205 1,040 160
Greek 20,105 16,820 3,280
Guyanese 715 305 410
Haitian 33,850 30,405 3,440
Hungarian (Magyar) 4,290 1,990 2,295
Icelandic 135 30 105
Inuit 295 110 190
Iranian 3,275 2,745 530
Iraqi 830 615 220
Irish 42,580 7,125 35,455
Italian 78,510 58,680 19,830
Jamaican 4,380 3,030 1,355
Japanese 1,200 895 305
Jewish 22,985 14,685 8,305
Korean 1,390 1,255 145
Laotian 1,750 1,440 310
Latin/Central/South American, n.i.e. 5,890 4,935 955
Latvian 255 110 150
Lebanese 12,780 9,890 2,890
Lithuanian 1,045 465 585
Macedonian 70 20 50
Maltese 125 25 100
Métis 2,190 435 1,755
Mexican 2,390 1,510 885
Moroccan 7,350 5,320 2,025
North American Indian 13,070 1,925 11,145
Norwegian 845 150 700
Pakistani 4,220 3,570 645
Peruvian 3,635 2,750 885
Polish 11,875 5,875 6,005
Portuguese 18,820 15,730 3,090
Punjabi 755 585 170
Québécois 17,660 11,675 5,985
Romanian 6,875 5,115 1,760
Russian 8,735 3,940 4,795
Salvadorean 4,580 3,740 840
Scandinavian, n.i.e. 120 25 100
Scottish 23,150 3,025 20,120
Serbian 660 490 170
Slovak 760 395 355
Slovenian 425 280 140
Somali 450 415 35
South African 125 10 110
South Asian, n.i.e. 2,175 1,940 240
Spanish 15,610 7,480 8,135
Sri Lankan 5,990 5,190 795
Swedish 1,020 215 800
Swiss 2,390 635 1,745
Syrian 3,440 2,235 1,210
Taiwanese 395 260 140
Tamil 2,255 1,615 640
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 1,435 610 825
Turk 2,900 2,070 830
Ukrainian 6,830 3,165 3,660
Vietnamese 15,745 13,385 2,360
Welsh 1,435 50 1,385
West Indian 1,770 1,035 740
Yugoslav, n.i.e. 1,330 790 540

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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