2001 Census Topic-based tabulations
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Selected Cultural and Labour Force Characteristics (58), Age Groups (5A), Sex (3) and Visible Minority Groups (15) for Population 15 Years and Over, for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2001 Census - 20% Sample Data
About this variable: Visible Minority Groups (15)
Part A - Plain Language Definition
Part B - Detailed Definition
Refers to the visible minority group to which the respondent belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour'.
The visible minority population includes the following groups: Chinese, South Asian, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Southeast Asian, Arab, West Asian, Korean, Japanese, Visible Minority, n.i.e. and Multiple Visible Minorities.
- Total - Total population by visible minority groups
- Total visible minority population
- South Asian
- Latin American
- Southeast Asian
- West Asian
- Visible minority, n.i.e. Footnote 13
- Multiple visible minorities Footnote 14
- All others Footnote 15
- Footnote 13
Includes respondents who reported a write-in response classified as a visible minority such as 'Polynesian', 'Guyanese', 'Mauritian', etc.
- Footnote 14
Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g. 'Black' and 'South Asian'.
- Footnote 15
Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to Question 18 (Aboriginal self-reporting) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.