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


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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