2006 Census Topic-based tabulations

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Place of Birth (33), Period of Immigration (9), Sex (3) and Age Groups (10) for the Immigrant Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

About this variable: Place of birth (33)


Place of birth of respondent

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the province or territory where the respondent was born, for respondents who were born in Canada, or to the country where the respondent was born, for respondents born outside Canada.


  1. Total - Place of birth Footnote 1
  2. United States of America
  3. Central America
  4. Caribbean and Bermuda
  5. South America
  6. Europe
  7. Western Europe
  8. Eastern Europe
  9. Southern Europe
  10. Italy
  11. Other Southern Europe
  12. Northern Europe
  13. United Kingdom
  14. Other Northern Europe
  15. Africa
  16. Western Africa
  17. Eastern Africa
  18. Northern Africa
  19. Central Africa
  20. Southern Africa
  21. Asia and the Middle East
  22. West Central Asia and the Middle East
  23. Eastern Asia
  24. China, People's Republic of
  25. Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region
  26. Other Eastern Asia
  27. Southeast Asia
  28. Philippines
  29. Other Southeast Asia
  30. Southern Asia
  31. India
  32. Other Southern Asia
  33. Oceania and other Footnote 33


Footnote 1

For information on the specific countries included in each regional grouping in this variable, please refer to Appendix J in the 2006 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 33

'Other' includes Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the category 'Other country,' as well as immigrants born in Canada.

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