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


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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