Data tables, 2016 Census

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

About this variable: Generation status (4)

Definition

Generation status

'Generation status' refers to whether or not the person or the person's parents were born in Canada.

Values

  1. Total - Generation status Footnote 1
  2. First generation Footnote 2
  3. Second generation Footnote 3
  4. Third generation or more Footnote 4

Footnotes

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

'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.

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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.

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Footnote 4

'Third generation or more' includes persons who were born in Canada with both parents born in Canada.

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