Data tables, 1996 Census
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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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|Release date:||February 17, 1998|
|Topic:||Ethnic Origin and Population Group|
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)
|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|
|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|
- Footnote 1
Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements
- Footnote 2
Includes respondents who belong to a visible minority group.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Source: Statistics Canada, 1996 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0026XDB96004.
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