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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
English 1,207,245 242,610 964,640
Scottish 828,145 87,030 741,115
Canadian 720,200 264,510 455,685
Irish 618,120 46,110 572,015
German 561,570 114,130 447,435
Chinese 432,435 377,550 54,885
French 361,220 34,825 326,390
East Indian 232,370 202,470 29,900
Ukrainian 197,265 37,450 159,810
Dutch (Netherlands) 196,420 56,660 139,760
North American Indian 193,060 80,975 112,085
Italian 143,160 45,680 97,475
Norwegian 129,425 14,515 114,910
Polish 128,360 24,640 103,715
Russian 114,105 21,740 92,360
Welsh 104,275 6,215 98,060
Swedish 104,020 9,600 94,420
Filipino 94,250 65,245 29,000
British Isles, n.i.e.3 74,145 18,580 55,565
American 66,760 5,985 60,780
Métis 62,575 9,650 52,920
Danish 56,125 10,580 45,545
Spanish 52,640 6,215 46,430
Korean 51,860 49,480 2,385
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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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