Statistics Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

(Note: Content area on this page may be wider than usual.)

Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

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

Select a view

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


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.'

 Save data table as