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Ethnic Origin (279), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3), Generation Status (4), Age (12) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correction

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This table details ethnic origin , single and multiple ethnic origin responses , generation status , age and sex for the population in private households in Canada
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Ethnic origin (279) Single and multiple ethnic origin responses (3)
Total - Single and multiple ethnic origin responsesFootnote 2 Single ethnic origin responsesFootnote 3 Multiple ethnic origin responsesFootnote 4
Total - Ethnic originFootnote 5 34,460,065 20,297,890 14,162,175
North American Aboriginal origins 2,130,520 662,585 1,467,935
First Nations (North American Indian) 1,525,570 526,570 999,000
Inuit 79,130 44,760 34,365
Métis 599,995 91,255 508,745
Other North American origins 11,628,535 6,617,290 5,011,245
Acadian 119,670 22,985 96,690
American 377,405 29,595 347,815
Canadian 11,135,965 6,436,935 4,699,030
New Brunswicker 1,485 505 985
Newfoundlander 22,215 4,895 17,325
Nova Scotian 3,700 635 3,060
Ontarian 3,925 1,110 2,815
Québécois 194,555 119,985 74,575
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Footnote 6 1,895 660 1,240
European origins 19,683,320 6,675,760 13,007,560
British Isles origins 11,211,850 2,191,275 9,020,570
Channel Islander 3,595 440 3,155
Cornish 1,970 125 1,850
English 6,320,085 1,098,925 5,221,150
Irish 4,627,000 457,905 4,169,095
Manx 6,130 285 5,840
Scottish 4,799,005 475,575 4,323,430
Welsh 474,805 25,190 449,610
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Footnote 7 644,695 132,825 511,870
French origins 4,680,815 1,009,940 3,670,875
Alsatian 2,795 375 2,430
Breton 11,845 3,230 8,620
Corsican 1,750 160 1,590
French 4,670,595 1,006,180 3,664,415
Western European origins (except French origins) 4,600,855 940,170 3,660,690
Austrian 207,050 20,230 186,820
Bavarian 940 55 885
Belgian 186,665 31,765 154,900
Dutch 1,111,655 289,675 821,980
Flemish 11,685 1,490 10,200
Frisian 4,590 800 3,790
German 3,322,405 569,650 2,752,750
Luxembourger 3,910 435 3,475
Swiss 155,120 25,235 129,885
Western European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 8 3,370 840 2,530
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 1,201,315 124,260 1,077,065
Danish 207,470 26,990 180,485
Finnish 143,640 25,875 117,765
Icelandic 101,795 8,630 93,165
Norwegian 463,275 35,905 427,370
Swedish 349,640 21,775 327,870
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 9 52,780 5,080 47,695
Eastern European origins 3,431,245 950,265 2,480,975
Bulgarian 34,560 19,965 14,600
Byelorussian 20,710 5,125 15,580
Czech 104,580 23,250 81,330
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.Footnote 10 40,715 5,075 35,640
Estonian 24,530 6,155 18,375
Hungarian 348,085 83,400 264,685
Latvian 30,725 7,040 23,685
Lithuanian 59,285 11,185 48,100
Moldovan 14,915 7,415 7,500
Polish 1,106,585 264,415 842,170
Romanian 238,050 96,910 141,145
Russian 622,445 120,165 502,280
Slovak 72,290 20,475 51,815
Ukrainian 1,359,655 273,810 1,085,845
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 11 20,420 5,870 14,545
Southern European origins 3,012,380 1,383,855 1,628,520
Albanian 36,185 28,425 7,755
Bosnian 26,740 15,610 11,130
Catalan 1,275 200 1,075
Croatian 133,970 55,595 78,370
Cypriot 5,655 1,265 4,385
Greek 271,405 141,575 129,830
Italian 1,587,970 695,415 892,545
Kosovar 2,870 1,710 1,155
Macedonian 43,105 18,400 24,705
Maltese 41,915 12,815 29,100
Montenegrin 4,165 920 3,245
Portuguese 482,605 264,815 217,790
Serbian 96,535 52,730 43,800
Sicilian 6,940 1,340 5,600
Slovenian 40,475 13,690 26,785
Spanish 396,460 70,325 326,130
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.Footnote 12 38,480 8,570 29,910
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 13 2,165 440 1,730
Other European origins 226,695 75,995 150,700
Basque 6,965 720 6,250
Jewish 143,665 39,715 103,950
Roma (Gypsy) 4,635 745 3,895
Slavic, n.o.s.Footnote 14 4,870 1,470 3,400
Other European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 15 67,890 33,360 34,535
Caribbean origins 749,155 405,265 343,890
Antiguan 4,505 1,275 3,225
Bahamian 3,670 810 2,860
Barbadian 37,780 11,605 26,170
Bermudan 3,075 310 2,765
Carib 3,035 125 2,905
Cuban 29,070 10,040 19,030
Dominican 23,130 9,925 13,200
Grenadian 17,915 7,515 10,400
Guadeloupean 1,125 240 885
Haitian 165,100 125,780 39,315
Jamaican 309,485 161,495 147,995
Kittitian/Nevisian 2,920 755 2,165
Martinican 2,010 375 1,635
Montserratan 930 185 745
Puerto Rican 3,405 450 2,960
St. Lucian 8,985 4,040 4,950
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 78,965 23,900 55,065
Vincentian/Grenadinian 17,420 7,245 10,180
West Indian, n.o.s.Footnote 16 70,275 30,260 40,010
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Footnote 17 26,830 8,930 17,900
Latin, Central and South American origins 674,640 330,155 344,485
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya) 22,725 2,080 20,640
Arawak 1,440 55 1,385
Argentinian 20,680 4,165 16,515
Belizean 1,755 255 1,505
Bolivian 5,055 1,890 3,160
Brazilian 36,825 11,035 25,795
Chilean 45,190 18,685 26,510
Colombian 96,325 69,040 27,285
Costa Rican 5,540 2,140 3,395
Ecuadorian 25,410 13,925 11,485
Guatemalan 26,270 13,905 12,375
Guyanese 84,275 30,825 53,445
Hispanic 11,050 5,660 5,395
Honduran 10,650 5,320 5,325
Maya 6,285 1,180 5,105
Mexican 128,485 54,300 74,180
Nicaraguan 13,710 6,360 7,345
Panamanian 4,700 1,085 3,610
Paraguayan 4,325 670 3,660
Peruvian 42,145 20,650 21,500
Salvadorean 66,220 40,515 25,705
Uruguayan 6,795 1,805 4,985
Venezuelan 26,345 10,300 16,040
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Footnote 18 28,455 14,295 14,155
African origins 1,067,925 682,570 385,355
Central and West African origins 230,110 174,805 55,305
Akan 1,960 1,235 725
Angolan 2,955 1,140 1,820
Ashanti 1,585 760 825
Beninese 4,995 2,650 2,340
Burkinabe 3,150 1,985 1,170
Cameroonian 24,615 20,605 4,010
Chadian 1,840 1,185 660
Congolese 38,365 29,680 8,685
Edo 1,945 1,180 770
Ewe 845 320 530
Gabonese 1,410 595 815
Gambian 975 580 395
Ghanaian 35,495 26,535 8,960
Guinean 7,245 4,705 2,540
Ibo 5,315 3,475 1,845
Ivorian 10,935 7,795 3,140
Liberian 2,485 1,520 965
Malian 4,490 2,305 2,180
Malinké 1,125 675 450
Nigerian 51,835 38,170 13,665
Peulh 2,440 1,425 1,015
Senegalese 10,170 6,490 3,685
Sierra Leonean 2,620 1,580 1,035
Togolese 5,300 3,090 2,205
Wolof 835 460 375
Yoruba 9,590 6,870 2,715
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 19 15,385 7,800 7,585
North African origins 355,040 252,030 103,015
Algerian 67,335 49,520 17,810
Berber 37,065 22,965 14,095
Coptic 3,535 1,495 2,045
Dinka 900 585 320
Egyptian 99,140 62,915 36,225
Libyan 7,740 5,755 1,985
Maure 1,195 400 790
Moroccan 103,945 72,625 31,320
Sudanese 19,965 15,250 4,710
Tunisian 25,650 17,620 8,025
North African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 20 6,115 2,900 3,210
Southern and East African origins 260,145 173,410 86,735
Afrikaner 1,870 275 1,590
Amhara 1,530 710 820
Bantu, n.o.s.Footnote 21 3,965 2,315 1,645
Burundian 10,990 8,965 2,025
Djiboutian 1,710 980 725
Eritrean 25,260 20,625 4,630
Ethiopian 44,060 34,255 9,805
Harari 660 395 265
Kenyan 10,915 5,450 5,465
Malagasy 4,500 2,155 2,345
Mauritian 9,325 3,520 5,805
Oromo 3,350 2,405 945
Rwandan 10,770 8,080 2,690
Seychellois 1,285 570 715
Somali 62,550 54,755 7,795
South African 41,375 8,005 33,370
Tanzanian 4,710 1,835 2,875
Tigrian 2,155 1,345 810
Ugandan 5,705 3,250 2,460
Zambian 1,860 1,060 805
Zimbabwean 8,090 4,950 3,140
Zulu 945 285 665
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 22 17,305 7,220 10,080
Other African origins 239,560 82,325 157,235
Black, n.o.s.Footnote 23 30,385 5,530 24,850
Other African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 24 212,005 76,790 135,215
Asian origins 6,095,235 4,909,190 1,186,045
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 1,011,150 702,500 308,650
Afghan 83,995 70,240 13,755
Arab, n.o.s.Footnote 25 111,405 73,330 38,075
Armenian 63,810 34,560 29,250
Assyrian 13,830 8,865 4,960
Azerbaijani 6,425 2,280 4,145
Georgian 4,775 1,900 2,875
Hazara 1,520 590 930
Iranian 210,405 170,755 39,650
Iraqi 70,920 54,555 16,365
Israeli 28,735 6,450 22,285
Jordanian 14,250 7,950 6,295
Kazakh 3,330 1,465 1,860
Kurd 16,315 10,470 5,845
Kuwaiti 2,240 1,085 1,150
Kyrgyz 1,055 575 480
Lebanese 219,555 130,590 88,965
Palestinian 44,820 25,195 19,630
Pashtun 4,810 2,245 2,565
Saudi Arabian 6,810 4,195 2,615
Syrian 77,045 43,680 33,365
Tajik 2,905 1,240 1,665
Tatar 4,825 880 3,945
Turk 63,955 29,885 34,065
Turkmen 1,040 390 650
Uighur 1,555 1,015 540
Uzbek 3,920 1,730 2,190
Yemeni 6,645 2,945 3,700
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Footnote 26 25,280 13,430 11,850
South Asian origins 1,963,330 1,603,000 360,330
Bangladeshi 45,940 39,255 6,685
Bengali 22,900 18,435 4,465
Bhutanese 3,600 2,435 1,165
East Indian 1,374,715 1,096,850 277,865
Goan 6,070 2,040 4,030
Gujarati 8,350 5,290 3,060
Kashmiri 3,115 1,100 2,020
Nepali 17,140 13,700 3,440
Pakistani 215,560 156,300 59,255
Punjabi 118,395 71,535 46,865
Sinhalese 7,285 4,355 2,925
Sri Lankan 152,595 114,120 38,475
Tamil 48,670 22,150 26,525
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 27 76,400 55,450 20,955
East and Southeast Asian origins 3,163,360 2,587,925 575,435
Burmese 9,330 4,660 4,670
Cambodian (Khmer) 38,495 21,450 17,045
Chinese 1,769,195 1,439,980 329,215
Filipino 837,135 651,390 185,740
Hmong 805 585 225
Indonesian 21,395 4,775 16,615
Japanese 121,485 56,725 64,760
Karen 4,515 3,830 680
Korean 198,210 177,925 20,290
Laotian 24,575 13,370 11,205
Malaysian 16,920 2,555 14,365
Mongolian 7,475 2,550 4,925
Singaporean 2,845 495 2,355
Taiwanese 36,515 23,265 13,250
Thai 19,010 7,740 11,270
Tibetan 8,040 7,010 1,030
Vietnamese 240,615 165,390 75,225
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 28 6,505 4,235 2,270
Other Asian origins 22,745 15,760 6,980
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 29 22,740 15,760 6,980
Oceania origins 85,465 15,070 70,400
Australian 42,315 4,520 37,800
New Zealander 15,395 1,300 14,095
Pacific Islands origins 29,480 9,255 20,225
Fijian 19,370 8,265 11,100
Hawaiian 3,295 120 3,175
Maori 2,495 155 2,340
Samoan 1,105 90 1,015
Polynesian, n.o.s.Footnote 30 1,530 150 1,380
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Footnote 31 2,335 470 1,860

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

For more information on generation status variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

Total ethnic origin responses are the sum of single and multiple responses for each ethnic origin. Total response counts indicate the number of persons who reported a specified ethnic origin, either as their only origin or in addition to one or more other ethnic origins. The sum of all ethnic origin responses is greater than the total population estimate due to the reporting of multiple origins.

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Footnote 3

A single ethnic origin response occurs when a person provides one ethnic origin only.

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Footnote 4

A multiple ethnic origin response occurs when a person provides two or more ethnic origins.

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Footnote 5

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

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Footnote 6

Includes general responses indicating North American origins (e.g., 'North American') as well as more specific responses indicating North American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maritimer').

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Footnote 7

Includes general responses indicating British Isles origins (e.g., 'British,' 'United Kingdom') as well as more specific responses indicating British Isles origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Celtic').

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Footnote 8

Includes general responses indicating Western European origins (e.g., 'Western European') as well as more specific responses indicating Western European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Liechtensteiner').

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Footnote 9

Includes general responses indicating Northern European origins (e.g., 'Northern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Northern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Faroese,' 'Scandinavian').

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Footnote 10

Includes responses of 'Czechoslovakian,' not otherwise specified.

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Footnote 11

Includes general responses indicating Eastern European origins (e.g., 'Eastern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Eastern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baltic').

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Footnote 12

Includes responses of 'Yugoslavian,' not otherwise specified.

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Footnote 13

Includes general responses indicating Southern European origins (e.g., 'Southern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Gibraltarian').

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Footnote 14

Includes responses of 'Slavic,' not otherwise specified.

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Footnote 15

Includes general responses indicating Other European origins (e.g., 'European') as well as more specific responses indicating European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Central European').

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Footnote 16

Includes responses of 'West Indian,' not otherwise specified.

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Footnote 17

Includes general responses indicating Caribbean origins (e.g., 'Antilles,' 'Caribbean') as well as more specific responses indicating Caribbean origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Aruban').

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Footnote 18

Includes general responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins (e.g., 'South American') as well as more specific responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Surinamese').

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Footnote 19

Includes general responses indicating Central or West African origins (e.g., 'West African') as well as more specific responses indicating Central or West African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Luba,' 'Mossi').

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Footnote 20

Includes general responses indicating North African origins (e.g., 'North African') as well as more specific responses indicating North African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maghreb').

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Footnote 21

Includes responses of 'Bantu,' not otherwise specified.

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Footnote 22

Includes general responses indicating Southern or East African origins (e.g., 'East African') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern or East African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Hutu,' 'Shona').

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Footnote 23

Includes responses of 'Black,' not otherwise specified.

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Footnote 24

Includes general responses indicating Other African origins (e.g., 'African') as well as more specific responses indicating Other African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Saharan').

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Footnote 25

Includes responses of 'Arab,' not otherwise specified.

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Footnote 26

Includes general responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins (e.g., 'West Asian,' 'Middle Eastern') as well as more specific responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baloch,' 'Circassian').

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Footnote 27

Includes general responses indicating South Asian origins (e.g., 'South Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating South Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Telugu').

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Footnote 28

Includes general responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins (e.g., 'Southeast Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bruneian').

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Footnote 29

Includes general responses indicating Other Asian origins (e.g., 'Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating Other Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Eurasian').

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Footnote 30

Includes responses of 'Polynesian,' not otherwise specified.

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Footnote 31

Includes general responses indicating Pacific Islands origins (e.g., 'Pacific Islander') as well as more specific responses indicating Pacific Islands origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Tahitian').

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016187.

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