2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Ethnic Origin (264), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3), Generation Status (4), Age Groups (10) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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Catalogue number :99-010-X2011028
Release date :May 8, 2013
Topic :Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity
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Note: Confidentiality disclosure control for the National Household Survey (NHS)

Disclosure control rules have been applied to data tables available from the National Household Survey (NHS). The number of actual records used to derive any number in a table must meet a minimum criterion. For a table cell where this criterion is not met, the number is replaced by a zero. Due to this disclosure control, subtotals will not necessarily aggregate to the total. As well, users should note that random rounding has also been applied to the data.

Note: Differences between the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates and census counts

The 2011 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) both provide information on the Canadian population for various levels of geography and for numerous common topics (e.g., demography, marital status, family and language) including characteristics associated to these topics. It is possible that differences exist between the 2011 Census count and the NHS estimate. Two reasons can explain these differences:

- The definition of the population of each data source: the target population for the 2011 Census includes usual residents in collective dwellings and persons living abroad, whereas the target population for the NHS excludes them.

- The variability of the estimates for the NHS: the NHS estimates are derived from a sample survey and are therefore subject to sampling error; they are also subject to potentially higher non-response error than in the census due to the survey's voluntary nature.


Note: The 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates - quality indicators

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.


Note: Ethnic origin

The 2011 NHS Ethnic origin question asked: 'What were the ethnic or cultural origins of this person's ancestors?'

A note provided above the question stated that 'This question collects information on the ancestral origins of the population and provides information about the composition of Canada's diverse population.'

Below the question, a second note indicated that 'An ancestor is usually more distant than a grandparent' and examples of ethnic origins were listed as follows: Canadian, English, French, Chinese, East Indian, Italian, German, Scottish, Irish, Cree, Mi'kmaq, Salish, Métis, Inuit, Filipino, Dutch, Ukrainian, Polish, Portuguese, Greek, Korean, Vietnamese, Jamaican, Jewish, Lebanese, Salvadorean, Somali, Colombian, etc.

As well, additional instructions were provided to respondents in the 2011 NHS Guide:

This question refers to the ethnic or cultural origin or origins of a person's ancestors. Other than Aboriginal persons, most people can trace their origins to their ancestors who first came to this continent. Ancestry should not be confused with citizenship or nationality.

For all persons, report the specific ethnic or cultural group or groups to which their ancestors belonged, not the language they spoke. For example, report 'Haitian' rather than 'French,' or 'Austrian' rather than 'German.'

For persons of East Indian or South Asian origins, report a specific origin or origins. Do not report 'Indian.' For example, report 'East Indian from India,' 'East Indian from Guyana,' or indicate the specific group, such as 'Punjabi' or 'Tamil.'

For persons with Aboriginal ancestors, report a specific origin or origins. For example, report 'Cree,' 'Mi'kmaq,' 'Ojibway,' 'Métis,' or 'North American Indian.' Do not report 'Indian.'

Comparability of ethnic origin data across data sources (such as the 2011 NHS and 2006 Census) is affected by differences in survey collection methods; question wording, questionnaire format, examples and instructions; approaches to data processing; and the social and political climate at the time of data collection.

For additional information on the collection and dissemination of ethnic origin data, refer to the Ethnic Origin Reference Guide, 2011 National Household Survey.


Data table

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This table details ethnic origin , single and multiple ethnic origin responses , generation status , age groups and sex for the population in private households in Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 1 = 27.9 %
Ethnic origin (264) Single and multiple ethnic origin responses (3)
Total - Single and multiple ethnic origin responsesFootnote 2 Single ethnic origin responsesFootnote 3 Multiple ethnic origin responsesFootnote 4
Total - Ethnic originsFootnote 5 158,260 66,240 92,025
North American Aboriginal origins 17,730 3,175 14,555
First Nations (North American Indian) 10,860 2,510 8,345
Inuit 135 0 130
Métis 7,075 655 6,420
Other North American origins 67,645 25,650 41,990
Acadian 285 55 235
American 1,165 60 1,105
Canadian 66,265 25,360 40,905
New Brunswicker 0 0 0
Newfoundlander 140 20 120
Nova Scotian 0 0 0
Ontarian 105 0 105
Québécois 400 155 245
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Footnote 6 0 0 0
European origins 124,610 34,445 90,165
British Isles origins 67,400 9,950 57,455
Channel Islander 0 0 0
Cornish 0 0 0
English 35,505 4,535 30,970
Irish 30,420 2,580 27,840
Manx 0 0 0
Scottish 24,835 2,285 22,545
Welsh 2,080 95 1,985
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Footnote 7 2,435 445 1,990
French origins 63,785 10,835 52,955
Alsatian 0 0 0
Breton 0 0 0
French 63,785 10,830 52,955
Western European origins (except French origins) 17,535 2,090 15,440
Austrian 460 30 425
Belgian 525 120 405
Dutch 3,430 395 3,030
Flemish 70 0 60
Frisian 0 0 0
German 13,755 1,525 12,235
Luxembourger 0 0 0
Swiss 280 0 270
Western European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 8 0 0 0
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 11,115 2,465 8,650
Danish 780 80 700
Finnish 8,190 2,245 5,940
Icelandic 340 25 315
Norwegian 925 35 890
Swedish 1,415 60 1,350
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 9 70 0 55
Eastern European origins 13,640 2,990 10,655
Bulgarian 45 0 40
Byelorussian 70 10 60
Czech 455 80 370
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s. 120 0 115
Estonian 205 50 160
Hungarian 940 155 780
Latvian 135 45 90
Lithuanian 355 95 265
Moldovan 0 0 0
Polish 4,765 965 3,800
Romanian 275 25 245
Russian 850 60 790
Slovak 285 110 180
Ukrainian 7,045 1,385 5,665
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 10 0 0 0
Southern European origins 16,350 5,990 10,365
Albanian 20 0 15
Bosnian 105 100 0
Croatian 800 240 555
Cypriot 0 0 0
Greek 685 315 370
Italian 13,115 4,840 8,270
Kosovar 0 0 0
Macedonian 65 0 60
Maltese 175 0 145
Montenegrin 0 0 0
Portuguese 430 160 270
Serbian 245 135 115
Sicilian 0 0 0
Slovenian 175 50 125
Spanish 790 25 765
Yugoslavian, n.o.s. 245 75 165
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 11 0 0 0
Other European origins 460 140 320
Basque 0 0 0
Jewish 255 50 200
Roma (Gypsy) 65 0 15
Slavic, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Other European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 12 120 30 90
Caribbean origins 530 120 415
Antiguan 0 0 0
Bahamian 0 0 0
Barbadian 40 0 35
Bermudan 0 0 0
Carib 0 0 0
Cuban 0 0 0
Dominican 40 0 30
Grenadian 0 0 0
Haitian 15 15 0
Jamaican 345 65 275
Kittitian/Nevisian 0 0 0
Martinican 0 0 0
Montserratan 0 0 0
Puerto Rican 0 0 0
St. Lucian 0 0 0
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 50 0 45
Vincentian/Grenadinian 0 0 0
West Indian, n.o.s. 15 0 15
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Footnote 13 0 0 0
Latin, Central and South American origins 620 295 325
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Maya) 30 0 30
Argentinian 15 0 15
Belizean 0 0 0
Bolivian 0 0 0
Brazilian 0 0 0
Chilean 70 50 20
Colombian 20 0 20
Costa Rican 0 0 0
Ecuadorian 0 0 0
Guatemalan 20 0 0
Guyanese 50 20 30
Hispanic 15 0 0
Honduran 20 0 0
Maya 0 0 0
Mexican 275 90 180
Nicaraguan 0 0 0
Panamanian 0 0 0
Paraguayan 0 0 0
Peruvian 15 10 0
Salvadorean 70 65 0
Uruguayan 0 0 0
Venezuelan 10 0 0
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Footnote 14 25 0 20
African origins 1,030 365 665
Central and West African origins 120 105 15
Akan 0 0 0
Angolan 0 0 0
Ashanti 0 0 0
Beninese 0 0 0
Burkinabe 0 0 0
Cameroonian 0 0 0
Chadian 10 10 0
Congolese 0 0 0
Gabonese 0 0 0
Gambian 0 0 0
Ghanaian 20 20 0
Guinean 0 0 0
Ibo 0 0 0
Ivorian 0 10 0
Liberian 0 0 0
Malian 0 0 0
Nigerian 20 20 0
Peulh 0 0 0
Senegalese 25 25 0
Sierra Leonean 0 0 0
Togolese 0 0 0
Yoruba 0 0 0
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 15 15 10 0
North African origins 160 90 75
Algerian 0 0 0
Berber 0 0 0
Coptic 0 0 0
Dinka 0 0 0
Egyptian 50 0 40
Libyan 25 15 0
Maure 0 0 0
Moroccan 50 45 0
Sudanese 0 0 0
Tunisian 0 0 0
North African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 16 0 0 0
Southern and East African origins 245 90 160
Afrikaner 15 0 20
Amhara 0 0 0
Bantu, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Burundian 0 0 0
Eritrean 0 0 0
Ethiopian 0 0 0
Harari 0 0 0
Kenyan 0 0 0
Malagasy 0 0 0
Mauritian 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0
Rwandan 0 0 0
Seychellois 0 0 0
Somali 10 0 0
South African 160 25 130
Tanzanian 0 0 0
Tigrian 0 0 0
Ugandan 0 0 0
Zambian 0 0 0
Zimbabwean 0 0 0
Zulu 50 50 0
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 17 0 0 0
Other African origins 500 85 410
Black, n.o.s.Footnote 18 100 0 65
Other African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 19 400 50 345
Asian origins 3,430 2,160 1,265
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 875 435 435
Afghan 40 0 35
Arab, n.o.s. 235 120 115
Armenian 20 0 15
Assyrian 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0
Georgian 0 0 0
Iranian 100 70 30
Iraqi 0 0 0
Israeli 0 0 0
Jordanian 0 0 0
Kazakh 0 0 0
Kurd 0 0 0
Kuwaiti 0 0 0
Lebanese 425 215 210
Palestinian 20 10 0
Pashtun 0 0 0
Saudi Arabian 0 0 0
Syrian 40 0 40
Tajik 0 0 0
Tatar 0 0 0
Turk 0 0 0
Uighur 0 0 0
Uzbek 0 0 0
Yemeni 0 0 0
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Footnote 20 0 0 0
South Asian origins 945 645 300
Bangladeshi 0 0 0
Bengali 0 0 0
East IndianFootnote 21 720 450 280
Goan 0 0 0
Gujarati 15 20 0
Kashmiri 0 0 0
Nepali 20 15 0
Pakistani 95 70 25
Punjabi 0 0 0
Sinhalese 55 50 0
Sri Lankan 0 0 0
Tamil 0 0 0
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 22 30 30 0
East and Southeast Asian origins 1,650 1,080 575
Burmese 0 0 0
Cambodian (Khmer) 0 0 0
Chinese 1,010 650 365
Filipino 250 150 100
Hmong 0 0 0
Indonesian 45 0 45
Japanese 30 15 10
Korean 175 145 30
Laotian 0 0 0
Malaysian 0 0 0
Mongolian 0 0 0
Singaporean 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0
Thai 20 0 20
Tibetan 0 0 0
Vietnamese 150 115 35
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 23 0 0 0
Other Asian origins 0 0 0
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 24 0 0 0
Oceania origins 180 25 155
Australian 155 0 135
New Zealander 20 0 20
Pacific Islands origins 0 0 0
Fijian 0 0 0
Hawaiian 0 0 0
Maori 0 0 0
Polynesian, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Samoan 0 0 0
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Footnote 25 0 0 0

Footnotes

Footnote 1

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 2

The category 'Total - Single and multiple ethnic origin responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported a specified ethnic origin, either as their only ethnic origin or in addition to one or more other ethnic origins. The sum of all total responses for all ethnic origins is greater than the total population estimate due to the reporting of multiple origins.

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Footnote 3

A single ethnic origin response occurs when a respondent provides one ethnic origin only.

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Footnote 4

A multiple ethnic origin response occurs when a respondent provides two or more ethnic origins.

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Footnote 5

This is a total population estimate. The sum of the ethnic groups in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ethnic origin in the NHS.

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Footnote 6

Includes general responses indicating North American origins (e.g., 'North American') as well as more specific responses indicating North American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maritimer,' 'Manitoban').

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Footnote 7

Includes general responses indicating British Isles origins (e.g., 'British,' 'United Kingdom') as well as more specific responses indicating British Isles origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Celtic').

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Footnote 8

Includes general responses indicating Western European origins (e.g., 'Western European') as well as more specific responses indicating Western European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Liechtensteiner').

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Footnote 9

Includes general responses indicating Northern European origins (e.g., 'Northern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Northern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Faroese,' 'Scandinavian').

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Footnote 10

Includes general responses indicating Eastern European origins (e.g., 'Eastern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Eastern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baltic').

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Footnote 11

Includes general responses indicating Southern European origins (e.g., 'Southern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Gibraltarian').

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Footnote 12

Includes general responses indicating Other European origins (e.g., 'European') as well as more specific responses indicating European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Central European').

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Footnote 13

Includes general responses indicating Caribbean origins (e.g., 'Caribbean') as well as more specific responses indicating Caribbean origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Guadelupian,' 'Aruban').

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Footnote 14

Includes general responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins (e.g., 'South American') as well as more specific responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Surinamese').

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Footnote 15

Includes general responses indicating Central or West African origins (e.g., 'West African') as well as more specific responses indicating Central or West African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Ewe,' 'Wolof').

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Footnote 16

Includes general responses indicating North African origins (e.g., 'North African') as well as more specific responses indicating North African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maghreb').

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Footnote 17

Includes general responses indicating Southern or East African origins (e.g., 'East African') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern or East African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Hutu,' 'Shona').

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Footnote 18

Some respondents may choose to provide very specific ethnic origins in the National Household Survey (NHS), while other respondents may choose to give more general responses. This means that two respondents with the same ethnic ancestry could have different response patterns and thus could be counted as having different ethnic origins. For example, one respondent may report 'East Indian' ethnic origin while another respondent, with a similar ancestral background, may report 'Punjabi' or 'South Asian' origins; one respondent may report 'Black' while another, similar respondent, may report 'Ghanaian' or 'African.' As a result, ethnic origin data are very fluid, and counts for certain origins, such as 'East Indian' and 'Black,' may seem lower than initially expected. Users who wish to obtain broader response counts may wish to combine data for one or more ethnic origins together or use counts for ethnic categories such as 'South Asian origins' or 'African origins.' (Please note, however, that 'African origins' should not be considered equivalent to the 'Black' population group or visible minority status, as there are persons reporting African origins who report a population group or visible minority status other than 'Black.' Conversely, many people report a population group or visible minority status of 'Black' and do not report having 'African' origins. For information on population group and visible minority population in the 2011 NHS, refer to the appropriate definitions in this publication).

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Footnote 19

Includes general responses indicating Other African origins (e.g., 'African') as well as more specific responses indicating Other African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Saharan').

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Footnote 20

Includes general responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins (e.g., 'West Asian,' 'Middle Eastern') as well as more specific responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baloch,' 'Circassian').

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Footnote 21

Some respondents may choose to provide very specific ethnic origins in the National Household Survey (NHS), while other respondents may choose to give more general responses. This means that two respondents with the same ethnic ancestry could have different response patterns and thus could be counted as having different ethnic origins. For example, one respondent may report 'East Indian' ethnic origin while another respondent, with a similar ancestral background, may report 'Punjabi' or 'South Asian' origins; one respondent may report 'Black' while another, similar respondent, may report 'Ghanaian' or 'African.' As a result, ethnic origin data are very fluid, and counts for certain origins, such as 'East Indian' and 'Black,' may seem lower than initially expected. Users who wish to obtain broader response counts may wish to combine data for one or more ethnic origins together or use counts for ethnic categories such as 'South Asian origins' or 'African origins.' (Please note, however, that 'African origins' should not be considered equivalent to the 'Black' population group or visible minority status, as there are persons reporting African origins who report a population group or visible minority status other than 'Black.' Conversely, many people report a population group or visible minority status of 'Black' and do not report having 'African' origins. For information on population group and visible minority population in the 2011 NHS, refer to the appropriate definitions in this publication).

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Footnote 22

Includes general responses indicating South Asian origins (e.g., 'South Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating South Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bhutanese').

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Footnote 23

Includes general responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins (e.g., 'Southeast Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bruneian,' 'Karen').

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Footnote 24

Includes general responses indicating Other Asian origins (e.g., 'Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating Other Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Eurasian').

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Footnote 25

Includes general responses indicating Pacific Islands origins (e.g., 'Pacific Islander') as well as more specific responses indicating Pacific Islands origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Tahitian').

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-010-X2011028.

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Map : Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury (Census Agglomeration) shaded in green
Source: Statistics Canada, Geography Division, 2011 Census of Population

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