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Total Population by Visible Minority Population (14) and Sex (3), for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 1996 Census (20% Sample Data)

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Catalogue number:93F0026XDB96004
Release date:February 17, 1998
Topic:Ethnic Origin and Population Group
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This table provides counts of the visible minority population as defined for employment equity purposes. The 1996 Census was the first census to ask a direct question to provide data on visible minorities. The data included in this table are obtained from the population group question (Question 19). For population group single responses, please refer to Table 93F0026XDB96007.



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 mark-in groups, other than 'White', listed in the population group question are those that are likely to be members of a visible minority group.



Counts for the visible minority groups in this table and in Tables 93F0026XDB96005 and 93F0026XDB96006 differ from counts for the population groups in Table 93F0026XDB96007 because some multiple responses have been included in each visible minority group.



For more information on the visible minority population, please refer to the 'User Guide: Visible Minority and Population Group' in the electronic documentation supplied with this product. (C:\Rec96cen\Document\English\Other\Pop.txt)



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This table details in CanadaFootnote 1
Visible Minority Population(14) Sex (3)
Total - Sex Male Female
Total - Total population by visible minority population 28,528,125 14,046,880 14,481,245
Total visible minority populationFootnote 2 3,197,480 1,565,555 1,631,930
Black 573,860 273,310 300,550
South Asian 670,585 340,160 330,435
Chinese 860,150 420,015 440,135
Korean 64,835 30,875 33,960
Japanese 68,135 31,920 36,210
Southeast Asian 172,765 86,190 86,575
Filipino 234,200 97,845 136,345
Arab/West Asian 244,665 133,930 110,735
Latin American 176,975 87,505 89,470
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 3 69,745 33,010 36,735
Multiple visible minorityFootnote 4 61,570 30,795 30,780
All othersFootnote 5 25,330,645 12,481,325 12,849,320

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements

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Footnote 2

Includes respondents who belong to a visible minority group.

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Footnote 3

Includes respondents who reported a single write-in response indicating a Pacific Islander group (for example, 'Fijian' or 'Polynesian') or another single write-in response likely to be a visible minority group (for example, 'Guyanese', 'Mauritian', 'South American' or 'West Indian'). For more information, please refer to the electronic documentation supplied with this product.

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Footnote 4

Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, for example, 'Black and South Asian'. For more information, please refer to the electronic documentation supplied with this product.

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Footnote 5

Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to Question 18 (Aboriginal Identity, known in the 1996 Census Dictionary as Aboriginal Self-Reporting) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group. For more information, please refer to the electronic documentation supplied with this product.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 1996 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0026XDB96004.

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