Data tables, 2016 Census

Citizenship (5), Place of Birth (272), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), 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

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This table details citizenship , place of birth , immigrant status and period of immigration , age and sex for the population in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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Place of birth (272) Citizenship (5)
Total - CitizenshipFootnote 2 Canadian citizensFootnote 3 Canadian citizens only Citizens of Canada and at least one other country Not Canadian citizensFootnote 4
Total - Place of birthFootnote 5 4,560,240 4,138,295 3,924,715 213,585 421,940
Born in Canada 3,133,790 3,133,775 3,088,585 45,190 10
Born outside Canada 1,426,450 1,004,525 836,135 168,395 421,925
Americas 138,440 89,200 59,150 30,050 49,240
North America 74,790 45,965 28,115 17,850 28,825
Greenland 35 20 15 10 10
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 10 0 0 0 0
United StatesFootnote 6 74,750 45,940 28,095 17,845 28,810
Central America 24,560 16,225 11,780 4,450 8,335
Belize 150 125 105 25 25
Costa Rica 665 480 335 145 190
El Salvador 5,640 4,585 3,790 790 1,060
Guatemala 2,090 1,720 1,480 240 375
Honduras 1,335 860 720 140 480
Mexico 13,160 7,220 4,395 2,825 5,935
Nicaragua 1,280 1,055 845 210 225
Panama 230 185 105 80 45
Caribbean and Bermuda 11,530 8,855 7,365 1,490 2,680
Anguilla 0 0 0 0 0
Antigua and Barbuda 150 140 120 20 10
Aruba 105 85 75 10 20
Bahamas 240 180 135 45 65
Barbados 725 605 425 180 120
Bermuda 440 370 305 65 70
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 0 0 0 0 0
Cayman Islands 130 125 125 0 10
Cuba 750 485 335 150 270
Curaçao 50 40 30 10 10
Dominica 65 60 45 15 0
Dominican Republic 520 235 165 75 285
Grenada 215 180 145 40 30
Guadeloupe 10 0 10 0 0
Haiti 600 500 470 30 95
Jamaica 4,110 2,800 2,355 445 1,310
Martinique 10 0 0 0 0
Montserrat 10 0 10 0 0
Puerto Rico 115 60 40 25 60
Saint Barthélemy 0 0 0 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 105 100 95 10 10
Saint Lucia 150 120 110 10 30
Saint Martin (French part) 0 0 0 0 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 265 200 180 25 60
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 30 15 15 0 15
Trinidad and Tobago 2,715 2,495 2,150 340 215
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0 0 0
Virgin Islands, British 35 35 35 0 0
Virgin Islands, United States 0 0 0 0 0
South America 27,555 18,155 11,895 6,265 9,405
Argentina 2,150 1,615 895 720 540
BoliviaFootnote 7 405 285 210 75 120
Brazil 6,965 2,640 1,265 1,375 4,320
Chile 3,635 2,810 1,935 880 820
Colombia 4,570 3,125 1,700 1,425 1,450
Ecuador 705 390 270 120 320
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 10 10 10 0 0
French Guiana 20 10 0 10 10
Guyana 1,335 1,265 1,160 100 70
Paraguay 1,880 1,635 1,500 130 250
Peru 3,565 2,835 2,005 830 735
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 0 0 0 0
Suriname 130 85 85 0 45
Uruguay 340 270 170 100 70
VenezuelaFootnote 8 1,855 1,190 685 500 670
Europe 342,920 274,640 207,980 66,660 68,280
Western Europe 76,290 57,465 49,555 7,915 18,825
Austria 3,880 2,940 2,680 260 945
Belgium 1,780 1,305 1,060 240 475
France 7,490 4,890 2,945 1,945 2,595
Germany 38,955 28,515 26,330 2,185 10,440
Liechtenstein 35 15 10 0 20
Luxembourg 110 95 90 10 20
Monaco 20 10 10 10 15
Netherlands 18,960 15,565 14,580 985 3,390
Switzerland 5,065 4,130 1,855 2,275 930
Eastern Europe 65,390 54,755 35,820 18,930 10,640
Belarus 1,045 750 520 225 300
Bulgaria 2,090 1,830 815 1,015 260
Czech Republic 5,920 4,975 3,400 1,575 940
Estonia 470 420 320 100 50
Hungary 6,310 5,715 4,385 1,330 600
Latvia 650 530 450 85 120
Lithuania 450 335 300 40 110
MoldovaFootnote 9 900 600 360 240 300
Poland 15,460 13,995 8,855 5,135 1,465
Romania 9,155 8,080 3,965 4,110 1,075
Russian Federation 11,695 8,775 5,260 3,510 2,920
Slovakia 3,250 2,660 1,810 850 590
Ukraine 7,995 6,090 5,375 715 1,905
Northern Europe 151,435 120,075 89,120 30,950 31,365
Åland Islands 10 0 0 0 10
Denmark 4,805 3,885 3,705 180 920
Faroe Islands 10 0 10 0 0
Finland 2,870 2,540 2,020 520 325
Guernsey 80 65 45 15 15
Iceland 220 105 65 45 105
IrelandFootnote 10 7,465 4,025 2,835 1,190 3,445
Isle of Man 145 110 75 35 30
Jersey 120 80 65 20 40
Norway 1,810 1,285 1,240 50 525
Sark 0 0 0 0 0
Svalbard and Jan Mayen 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden 2,575 1,890 1,255 645 680
United KingdomFootnote 11 131,350 106,080 77,815 28,260 25,270
Southern Europe 49,800 42,350 33,485 8,865 7,455
Albania 500 385 255 130 115
Andorra 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,650 4,230 3,330 900 420
Croatia 6,015 5,515 4,410 1,105 495
Gibraltar 50 35 35 0 10
Greece 3,860 3,460 2,765 695 400
Holy See (Vatican City State) 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 16,300 13,695 11,380 2,310 2,605
KosovoFootnote 12 770 660 540 115 110
Macedonia, Republic ofFootnote 13 315 240 135 100 75
Malta 495 460 340 120 30
Montenegro 205 190 135 60 10
Portugal 8,430 7,230 5,735 1,500 1,200
San Marino 0 0 0 0 0
SerbiaFootnote 14 4,710 3,960 2,640 1,325 745
Slovenia 1,180 1,080 885 195 100
Spain 2,335 1,205 905 300 1,130
Africa 46,830 35,660 29,840 5,815 11,170
Western Africa 4,570 2,515 1,960 555 2,055
Benin 35 20 25 0 10
Burkina Faso 20 10 0 10 0
Cabo Verde 20 15 15 0 10
Côte d'Ivoire 85 70 60 15 15
Gambia 25 0 10 0 15
Ghana 1,030 715 665 45 315
Guinea 60 55 50 0 10
Guinea-Bissau 10 10 10 0 0
Liberia 310 220 205 15 90
Mali 40 20 15 0 20
Mauritania 10 0 0 0 10
Niger 20 10 10 0 10
Nigeria 2,565 1,085 665 420 1,485
Saint HelenaFootnote 15 0 10 0 0 0
Senegal 95 80 70 10 15
Sierra Leone 165 135 115 20 25
Togo 70 50 40 10 25
Eastern Africa 20,330 16,575 14,785 1,790 3,755
Burundi 200 115 85 30 85
Comoros 0 0 0 0 0
Djibouti 10 10 10 0 0
Eritrea 760 390 345 45 370
Ethiopia 2,175 1,745 1,660 90 430
Kenya 5,040 4,250 3,780 470 790
Madagascar 60 45 30 15 15
Malawi 135 115 100 20 20
Mauritius 1,360 1,065 725 340 300
Mayotte 0 0 0 0 0
Mozambique 180 165 140 20 15
Réunion 0 0 0 0 0
Rwanda 265 160 140 15 105
Seychelles 70 65 60 10 0
Somalia 1,115 670 610 50 445
South Sudan 440 345 270 80 95
TanzaniaFootnote 16 3,115 2,875 2,770 105 245
Uganda 2,850 2,615 2,475 140 235
Zambia 680 535 470 65 150
Zimbabwe 1,865 1,410 1,120 290 455
Northern Africa 5,895 4,010 2,525 1,485 1,890
Algeria 500 415 240 175 90
Egypt 2,865 2,005 1,205 795 855
Libya 635 270 185 85 365
Morocco 1,050 750 430 325 305
SudanFootnote 17 515 365 310 45 155
Tunisia 330 205 150 55 125
Western Sahara 0 0 0 0 0
Central Africa 1,240 800 655 145 440
Angola 160 130 110 20 30
Cameroon 170 70 50 20 100
Central African Republic 0 0 0 0 0
Chad 25 20 20 0 10
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 820 530 415 110 290
Congo, Republic of the 60 55 60 0 0
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 0 0 0
Gabon 10 0 0 0 0
Sao Tome and Principe 0 0 0 0 0
Southern Africa 14,790 11,755 9,915 1,845 3,030
Botswana 75 20 15 10 55
Lesotho 70 60 55 10 0
Namibia 235 125 100 25 105
South Africa, Republic of 14,355 11,500 9,705 1,790 2,850
Swaziland 65 50 45 0 15
Asia 861,540 578,710 517,915 60,800 282,825
West Central Asia and the Middle East 71,295 47,235 32,200 15,040 24,055
Afghanistan 5,215 3,785 3,210 575 1,430
Armenia 270 195 150 40 75
Azerbaijan 350 255 145 110 90
Bahrain 185 120 115 10 65
Cyprus 320 280 215 65 40
Georgia 225 175 150 20 55
IranFootnote 18 38,190 27,220 17,580 9,645 10,970
Iraq 5,710 3,360 2,345 1,015 2,345
Israel 2,610 1,890 880 1,010 720
Jordan 1,030 595 330 260 435
Kazakhstan 1,505 850 765 85 655
Kuwait 810 565 410 150 250
Kyrgyzstan 510 395 345 50 120
Lebanon 2,355 1,865 1,325 535 495
Oman 220 120 120 10 95
Qatar 155 80 70 15 70
Saudi Arabia 2,910 1,015 770 240 1,895
SyriaFootnote 19 2,940 670 510 160 2,270
Tajikistan 175 125 85 40 50
Turkey 2,470 1,480 895 585 985
Turkmenistan 20 0 0 10 20
United Arab Emirates 1,810 1,280 1,065 210 535
Uzbekistan 570 410 325 85 155
West Bank and Gaza Strip (Palestine)Footnote 20 545 380 280 100 165
Yemen 190 120 105 15 70
Eastern Asia 416,725 274,190 243,945 30,250 142,535
ChinaFootnote 21 227,660 132,185 127,645 4,540 95,480
Hong KongFootnote 22 76,910 70,920 60,850 10,065 5,995
Japan 17,795 5,935 5,230 705 11,855
Korea, NorthFootnote 23 190 150 145 0 35
Korea, SouthFootnote 24 50,530 28,780 27,960 820 21,755
MacaoFootnote 25 2,235 2,040 1,785 250 200
Mongolia 290 90 60 30 205
Taiwan 41,120 34,100 20,260 13,840 7,020
Southeast Asia 179,600 128,110 120,270 7,845 51,485
Brunei Darussalam 2,060 1,970 1,935 30 90
Burma (Myanmar) 2,090 1,455 1,360 105 635
Cambodia 1,965 1,695 1,615 80 265
Indonesia 5,300 3,275 3,115 165 2,020
LaosFootnote 26 1,665 1,555 1,525 35 110
Malaysia 8,925 6,920 6,560 355 2,010
Philippines 117,840 78,925 74,030 4,895 38,910
Singapore 5,930 4,440 4,050 385 1,490
Thailand 4,525 2,890 2,210 680 1,630
Timor-Leste 10 10 10 0 0
Viet Nam 29,275 24,965 23,850 1,110 4,315
Southern Asia 193,920 129,170 121,505 7,665 64,750
Bangladesh 2,435 1,580 1,060 520 855
Bhutan 125 30 30 0 95
British Indian Ocean Territory 0 0 0 0 0
India 174,105 114,855 110,785 4,075 59,240
Maldives 0 10 10 0 0
Nepal 1,160 615 570 45 545
Pakistan 11,380 8,300 5,555 2,750 3,080
Sri Lanka 4,705 3,775 3,495 280 930
Oceania 36,720 26,310 21,240 5,070 10,405
American Samoa 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 12,705 6,255 3,570 2,690 6,450
Christmas Island 0 0 0 0 0
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0 0 0 0 0
Cook Islands 10 10 10 10 0
Fiji 17,740 15,885 15,370 515 1,855
French Polynesia 50 45 20 20 0
Guam 15 10 10 0 0
Kiribati 10 10 0 0 0
Marshall Islands 15 15 10 0 0
Micronesia, Federated States of 10 0 0 0 10
Nauru 10 10 0 0 0
New Caledonia 35 35 25 10 0
New Zealand 5,780 3,775 2,025 1,745 2,005
Niue 0 0 0 0 0
Norfolk Island 10 15 0 10 0
Northern Mariana Islands 40 40 30 10 0
Palau 10 10 0 0 0
Papua New Guinea 90 65 55 10 25
Pitcairn 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 90 70 45 25 20
Solomon Islands 0 10 10 0 0
Tokelau 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 95 65 65 0 30
Tuvalu 0 0 0 0 0
United States Minor Outlying Islands 0 0 0 0 0
Vanuatu 10 0 0 0 0
Wallis and Futuna 0 0 0 0 0
Other places of birthFootnote 27 10 10 10 0 0

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Immigrant status refers to whether the person is a non-immigrant, an immigrant or a non-permanent resident.

Period of immigration refers to the period in which the immigrant first obtained landed immigrant or permanent resident status.

For more information on immigration 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

For more information on citizenship 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 3

'Canadian citizens' includes persons who are citizens of Canada only and persons who are citizens of Canada and at least one other country.

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Footnote 4

'Not Canadian citizens' includes persons who are not citizens of Canada. They may be citizens of one or more other countries. Persons who are stateless are included in this category.

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Footnote 5

For more information on the place of birth 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 6

The official name of United States is United States of America.

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Footnote 7

The official name of Bolivia is Plurinational State of Bolivia.

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Footnote 8

The official name of Venezuela is Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Footnote 9

The official name of Moldova is Republic of Moldova.

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Footnote 10

Ireland is also referred to as Republic of Ireland.

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The official name of United Kingdom is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. United Kingdom includes Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland (excludes Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British Overseas Territories).

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Footnote 12

The official name of Kosovo is Republic of Kosovo.

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Footnote 13

Macedonia, Republic of: known as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by the United Nations and other international bodies.

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Footnote 14

Serbia excludes Kosovo.

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Footnote 15

The official name of Saint Helena is Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

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Footnote 16

The official name of Tanzania is United Republic of Tanzania.

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The full name of Sudan is the Republic of the Sudan.

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The official name of Iran is Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Footnote 19

The official name of Syria is Syrian Arab Republic.

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Footnote 20

West Bank and Gaza Strip (Palestine): West Bank and Gaza Strip are the territories referred to in the Declaration of Principles, signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993. Palestine refers to pre-1948 British mandate Palestine.

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Footnote 21

China excludes Hong Kong and Macao.

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Footnote 22

The full name of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China.

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Footnote 23

The official name of North Korea is Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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Footnote 24

The official name of South Korea is Republic of Korea.

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Footnote 25

The full name of Macao is Macao Special Administrative Region of China.

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Footnote 26

The official name of Laos is Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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Footnote 27

Includes other places of birth not included elsewhere, such as 'born at sea'.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016184.

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