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Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories - 20% sample data

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Ethnic origins Total responses1 Single responses Multiple responses1
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British Columbia !      
Pacific Islander, n.i.e.3 310 60 245
Samoan 235 20 215
Polynesian 490 25 460
Maori 730 70 665
Hawaiian 1,660 55 1,605
Fijian 9,415 4,765 4,650
New Zealander 4,430 565 3,865
Australian 11,155 1,065 10,085
Asian, n.o.s.4 130 60 70
East or Southeast Asian, n.i.e.3 1,430 1,240 195
Vietnamese 30,835 23,735 7,100
Tibetan 125 50 70
Thai 2,410 1,160 1,240
Taiwanese 10,565 7,320 3,245
Singaporean 550 140 410
Mongolian 1,120 240 885
Malaysian 3,860 575 3,285
Laotian 1,590 950 640
Korean 51,860 49,480 2,385
Khmer 175 85 90
Japanese 41,585 25,300 16,285
Indonesian 4,640 905 3,735
Hmong 100 70 25
Filipino 94,250 65,245 29,000
Chinese 432,435 377,550 54,885
Cambodian 2,085 1,390 695
Burmese 1,070 535 525
South Asian, n.i.e.3 7,915 7,035 880
Tamil 850 375 470
Sri Lankan 4,150 2,780 1,365
Sinhalese 590 395 190
Punjabi 18,530 11,925 6,600
Pakistani 7,975 5,140 2,835
Nepali 570 435 135
Kashmiri 90 15 70
Gujarati 535 235 300
Goan 365 115 250
East Indian 232,370 202,470 29,900
Bengali 465 345 125
Bangladeshi 845 650 190
West Asian, n.i.e.3 1,525 985 540
Turk 4,250 1,885 2,365
Tatar 320 65 255
Pashtun 165 15 150
Kurd 1,195 840 355
Israeli 980 200 775
Iranian 29,265 24,585 4,680
Georgian 410 100 315
Azerbaijani 445 105 340
Assyrian 435 255 175
Armenian 2,525 1,125 1,400
Afghan 4,730 3,810 920
Arab, n.i.e.3 3,860 2,065 1,795
Yemeni 110 25 90
Syrian 1,325 300 1,030
Saudi Arabian 305 175 120
Palestinian 1,275 725 545
Maghrebi, n.i.e.3 230 25 205
Tunisian 110 65 50
Moroccan 840 375 465
Berber 175 90 90
Algerian 450 170 280
Libyan 40 15 25
Lebanese 5,970 2,080 3,885
Kuwaiti 75 0 70
Jordanian 385 245 135
Iraqi 1,940 1,190 755
Egyptian 2,590 1,445 1,145
African, n.i.e.3 9,555 2,420 7,135
Zulu 85 50 35
Zimbabwean 315 30 290
Zambian 80 50 35
Yoruba 95 45 50
Ugandan 445 180 265
Togolese 15 0 15
Tigrian 75 25 50
Tanzanian 160 10 145
Sudanese 770 670 100
South African 7,230 1,625 5,605
Somali 1,460 1,205 255
Sierra Leonean 140 55 85
Seychellois 40 0 30
Senegalese 25 0 25
Rwandan 240 125 115
Peulh 0 0 0
Oromo 215 135 75
Nigerian 1,040 705 340
Mauritian 540 125 415
Malian 0 0 0
Malagasy 50 10 45
Kenyan 880 325 560
Ivorian 20 0 10
Ibo 20 0 15
Harari 0 0 0
Guinean, n.o.s.4 100 35 65
Ghanaian 1,345 945 400
Gambian 10 0 10
Gabonese 10 10 0
Ethiopian 1,915 1,555 360
Eritrean 465 360 100
East African 675 125 550
Dinka 60 60 0
Congolese, n.o.s.4 125 80 45
Congolese (Zairian) 105 80 25
Chadian 10 0 0
Cameroonian 0 0 0
Burundian 105 85 15
Black 5,055 945 4,110
Bantu 175 55 120
Ashanti 65 0 60
Angolan 90 10 75
Amhara 80 10 70
Akan 35 15 20
Afrikaner 630 105 530
European, n.i.e.3 8,000 3,960 4,040
Slav (European) 1,375 485 885
Jewish 30,835 7,740 23,090
Gypsy (Roma) 835 50 780
Basque 835 90 745
Yugoslav, n.i.e.3 10,500 3,130 7,370
Spanish 52,640 6,215 46,430
Slovenian 4,625 1,605 3,020
Sicilian 425 40 385
Serbian 9,580 5,535 4,045
Portuguese 34,660 16,725 17,935
Montenegrin 425 135 285
Maltese 2,290 485 1,805
Macedonian 815 280 535
Kosovar 140 135 0
Italian 143,160 45,680 97,475
Greek 21,770 8,810 12,955
Cypriot 320 60 270
Croatian 18,815 8,745 10,070
Bulgarian 2,685 1,550 1,135
Bosnian 2,835 1,715 1,120
Albanian 1,165 865 305
Ukrainian 197,265 37,450 159,810
Russian 114,105 21,740 92,360
Romanian 25,675 6,745 18,925
Polish 128,360 24,640 103,715
Hungarian (Magyar) 49,875 13,030 36,840
Slovak 9,620 3,375 6,240
Czechoslovakian 7,390 1,240 6,145
Czech 21,150 5,530 15,620
Byelorussian 1,250 245 1,005
Lithuanian 5,945 980 4,965
Latvian 4,100 645 3,455
Estonian 4,440 1,305 3,135
Scandinavian, n.i.e.3 10,405 1,425 8,980
Swedish 104,020 9,600 94,420
Norwegian 129,425 14,515 114,910
Icelandic 22,115 2,240 19,870
Danish 56,125 10,580 45,545
Finnish 29,875 6,835 23,040
Swiss 28,245 5,260 22,985
Luxembourger 535 70 465
German 561,570 114,130 447,435
Frisian 950 295 655
Flemish 2,015 230 1,785
Dutch (Netherlands) 196,420 56,660 139,760
Belgian 17,510 1,965 15,540
Austrian 46,620 6,440 40,180
Latin, Central or South American, n.i.e.3 1,935 1,015 920
Venezuelan 735 155 585
Uruguayan 115 20 95
Salvadorean 7,040 4,890 2,145
Peruvian 2,545 780 1,770
Paraguayan 450 65 385
Panamanian 265 35 225
Nicaraguan 1,070 570 495
Mexican 12,050 3,895 8,155
Maya 765 195 575
Honduran 835 435 405
Hispanic 775 335 435
Guatemalan 1,795 995 800
Ecuadorian 375 120 255
Costa Rican 520 180 335
Colombian 2,935 1,515 1,420
Chilean 4,440 1,435 2,995
Brazilian 1,650 290 1,365
Bolivian 195 10 180
Belizean 140 15 125
Argentinian 1,195 165 1,025
Aboriginal from Central/South America 1,465 130 1,340
Caribbean, n.i.e.3 835 185 650
West Indian 1,845 455 1,385
Vincentian/Grenadinian 155 55 100
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 2,950 620 2,330
St. Lucian 135 40 90
Puerto Rican 390 65 325
Montserratan 10 0 10
Martinican 10 10 0
Kittitian/Nevisian 30 15 15
Jamaican 6,915 1,885 5,025
Haitian 795 480 320
Guyanese 1,155 350 810
Grenadian 215 70 145
Dominican, n.o.s.4 260 75 190
Cuban 775 215 560
Carib 170 0 170
Bermudan 290 35 255
Barbadian 1,335 300 1,030
Bahamian 125 35 90
Antiguan 120 50 75
Other provincial or regional groups 340 125 205
Québécois 895 250 645
Ontarian 80 45 35
Nova Scotian 185 15 170
Newfoundlander 1,285 230 1,055
Canadian 720,200 264,510 455,685
American 66,760 5,985 60,780
North American Indian 193,060 80,975 112,085
Métis 62,575 9,650 52,920
Inuit 2,185 340 1,845
French 361,220 34,825 326,390
Acadian 3,145 400 2,740
British Isles, n.i.e.3 74,145 18,580 55,565
Welsh 104,275 6,215 98,060
Scottish 828,145 87,030 741,115
Manx 1,310 65 1,240
Irish 618,120 46,110 572,015
English 1,207,245 242,610 964,640
Cornish 550 20 530
Total population2 4,074,385 2,131,290 1,943,095


Notes:

1. Respondents who reported multiple ethnic origins are counted more than once in this table, as they are included in the multiple responses for each origin they reported. For example, a respondent who reported 'English and Scottish' would be included in the multiple responses for English and for Scottish.

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

3. The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.'

4. The abbreviation 'n.o.s.' means 'not otherwise specified.'

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