Data tables, 2016 Census
Visible Minority (15), 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
|Visible minority (15)||Generation status (4)|
|Total - Generation statusFootnote 1||First generationFootnote 2||Second generationFootnote 3||Third generation or moreFootnote 4|
|Total - Visible minorityFootnote 5||4,560,240||1,426,450||1,043,865||2,089,925|
|Total visible minority populationFootnote 6||1,381,240||960,885||364,065||56,280|
|South AsianFootnote 7||365,705||228,135||125,305||12,265|
|Southeast AsianFootnote 8||54,920||37,285||16,825||810|
|West AsianFootnote 9||48,695||42,230||6,390||75|
|Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 10||8,765||5,265||2,780||720|
|Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 11||40,465||18,705||18,495||3,270|
|Not a visible minorityFootnote 12||3,179,000||465,565||679,795||2,033,640|
- Symbol ..
not available for a specific reference period
- Symbol ...
- Symbol x
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
- Symbol F
too unreliable to be published
- 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.
- Footnote 2
'First generation' includes persons who were born outside Canada. For the most part, these are people who are now, or once were, immigrants to Canada.
- Footnote 3
'Second generation' includes persons who were born in Canada and had at least one parent born outside Canada. For the most part, these are the children of immigrants.
- Footnote 4
'Third generation or more' includes persons who were born in Canada with both parents born in Canada.
- Footnote 5
For more information on the Visible minority variable, including information on its classification, the questions from which it is derived, data quality and its comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Visible Minority and Population Group Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.
- Footnote 6
The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'
- Footnote 7
For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.
- Footnote 8
For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Laotian,' 'Thai,' etc.
- Footnote 9
For example, 'Afghan,' 'Iranian,' etc.
- Footnote 10
The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes persons with a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.
- Footnote 11
Includes persons who gave more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in responses, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'
- Footnote 12
Includes persons who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal group question (Question 18), as well as persons who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016190.