Data tables, 2016 Census

Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Place of Birth (272), Age (7A) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

About this variable: Place of birth (272)

Definition

Place of birth

'Place of birth' refers to the name of the geographic location where the person was born. The geographic location is specified according to geographic boundaries current at the time of data collection, not the geographic boundaries at the time of birth.

In the 2016 Census of Population, the geographic location refers to the name of the province, territory or country in which the person was born. It refers to a province or territory if the person was born in Canada. It refers to a country if the person was born outside Canada.

Values

  1. Total - Place of birth Footnote 1
  2. Born in Canada
  3. Born outside Canada
  4. Americas
  5. North America
  6. Greenland
  7. Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  8. United States Footnote 8
  9. Central America
  10. Belize
  11. Costa Rica
  12. El Salvador
  13. Guatemala
  14. Honduras
  15. Mexico
  16. Nicaragua
  17. Panama
  18. Caribbean and Bermuda
  19. Anguilla
  20. Antigua and Barbuda
  21. Aruba
  22. Bahamas
  23. Barbados
  24. Bermuda
  25. Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  26. Cayman Islands
  27. Cuba
  28. Curaçao
  29. Dominica
  30. Dominican Republic
  31. Grenada
  32. Guadeloupe
  33. Haiti
  34. Jamaica
  35. Martinique
  36. Montserrat
  37. Puerto Rico
  38. Saint Barthélemy
  39. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  40. Saint Lucia
  41. Saint Martin (French part)
  42. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  43. Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
  44. Trinidad and Tobago
  45. Turks and Caicos Islands
  46. Virgin Islands, British
  47. Virgin Islands, United States
  48. South America
  49. Argentina
  50. Bolivia Footnote 50
  51. Brazil
  52. Chile
  53. Colombia
  54. Ecuador
  55. Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  56. French Guiana
  57. Guyana
  58. Paraguay
  59. Peru
  60. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  61. Suriname
  62. Uruguay
  63. Venezuela Footnote 63
  64. Europe
  65. Western Europe
  66. Austria
  67. Belgium
  68. France
  69. Germany
  70. Liechtenstein
  71. Luxembourg
  72. Monaco
  73. Netherlands
  74. Switzerland
  75. Eastern Europe
  76. Belarus
  77. Bulgaria
  78. Czech Republic
  79. Estonia
  80. Hungary
  81. Latvia
  82. Lithuania
  83. Moldova Footnote 83
  84. Poland
  85. Romania
  86. Russian Federation
  87. Slovakia
  88. Ukraine
  89. Northern Europe
  90. Åland Islands
  91. Denmark
  92. Faroe Islands
  93. Finland
  94. Guernsey
  95. Iceland
  96. Ireland Footnote 96
  97. Isle of Man
  98. Jersey
  99. Norway
  100. Sark
  101. Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  102. Sweden
  103. United Kingdom Footnote 103
  104. Southern Europe
  105. Albania
  106. Andorra
  107. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  108. Croatia
  109. Gibraltar
  110. Greece
  111. Holy See (Vatican City State)
  112. Italy
  113. Kosovo Footnote 113
  114. Macedonia, Republic of Footnote 114
  115. Malta
  116. Montenegro
  117. Portugal
  118. San Marino
  119. Serbia Footnote 119
  120. Slovenia
  121. Spain
  122. Africa
  123. Western Africa
  124. Benin
  125. Burkina Faso
  126. Cabo Verde
  127. Côte d'Ivoire
  128. Gambia
  129. Ghana
  130. Guinea
  131. Guinea-Bissau
  132. Liberia
  133. Mali
  134. Mauritania
  135. Niger
  136. Nigeria
  137. Saint Helena Footnote 137
  138. Senegal
  139. Sierra Leone
  140. Togo
  141. Eastern Africa
  142. Burundi
  143. Comoros
  144. Djibouti
  145. Eritrea
  146. Ethiopia
  147. Kenya
  148. Madagascar
  149. Malawi
  150. Mauritius
  151. Mayotte
  152. Mozambique
  153. Réunion
  154. Rwanda
  155. Seychelles
  156. Somalia
  157. South Sudan
  158. Tanzania Footnote 158
  159. Uganda
  160. Zambia
  161. Zimbabwe
  162. Northern Africa
  163. Algeria
  164. Egypt
  165. Libya
  166. Morocco
  167. Sudan Footnote 167
  168. Tunisia
  169. Western Sahara
  170. Central Africa
  171. Angola
  172. Cameroon
  173. Central African Republic
  174. Chad
  175. Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  176. Congo, Republic of the
  177. Equatorial Guinea
  178. Gabon
  179. Sao Tome and Principe
  180. Southern Africa
  181. Botswana
  182. Lesotho
  183. Namibia
  184. South Africa, Republic of
  185. Swaziland
  186. Asia
  187. West Central Asia and the Middle East
  188. Afghanistan
  189. Armenia
  190. Azerbaijan
  191. Bahrain
  192. Cyprus
  193. Georgia
  194. Iran Footnote 194
  195. Iraq
  196. Israel
  197. Jordan
  198. Kazakhstan
  199. Kuwait
  200. Kyrgyzstan
  201. Lebanon
  202. Oman
  203. Qatar
  204. Saudi Arabia
  205. Syria Footnote 205
  206. Tajikistan
  207. Turkey
  208. Turkmenistan
  209. United Arab Emirates
  210. Uzbekistan
  211. West Bank and Gaza Strip (Palestine) Footnote 211
  212. Yemen
  213. Eastern Asia
  214. China Footnote 214
  215. Hong Kong Footnote 215
  216. Japan
  217. Korea, North Footnote 217
  218. Korea, South Footnote 218
  219. Macao Footnote 219
  220. Mongolia
  221. Taiwan
  222. Southeast Asia
  223. Brunei Darussalam
  224. Burma (Myanmar)
  225. Cambodia
  226. Indonesia
  227. Laos Footnote 227
  228. Malaysia
  229. Philippines
  230. Singapore
  231. Thailand
  232. Timor-Leste
  233. Viet Nam
  234. Southern Asia
  235. Bangladesh
  236. Bhutan
  237. British Indian Ocean Territory
  238. India
  239. Maldives
  240. Nepal
  241. Pakistan
  242. Sri Lanka
  243. Oceania
  244. American Samoa
  245. Australia
  246. Christmas Island
  247. Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  248. Cook Islands
  249. Fiji
  250. French Polynesia
  251. Guam
  252. Kiribati
  253. Marshall Islands
  254. Micronesia, Federated States of
  255. Nauru
  256. New Caledonia
  257. New Zealand
  258. Niue
  259. Norfolk Island
  260. Northern Mariana Islands
  261. Palau
  262. Papua New Guinea
  263. Pitcairn
  264. Samoa
  265. Solomon Islands
  266. Tokelau
  267. Tonga
  268. Tuvalu
  269. United States Minor Outlying Islands
  270. Vanuatu
  271. Wallis and Futuna
  272. Other places of birth Footnote 272

Footnotes

Footnote 1

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 8

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

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Footnote 50

The official name of Bolivia is Plurinational State of Bolivia.

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Footnote 63

The official name of Venezuela is Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Footnote 83

The official name of Moldova is Republic of Moldova.

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Footnote 96

Ireland is also referred to as Republic of Ireland.

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Footnote 103

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 113

The official name of Kosovo is Republic of Kosovo.

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Footnote 114

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

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Footnote 119

Serbia excludes Kosovo.

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Footnote 137

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

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Footnote 158

The official name of Tanzania is United Republic of Tanzania.

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Footnote 167

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

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Footnote 194

The official name of Iran is Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Footnote 205

The official name of Syria is Syrian Arab Republic.

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Footnote 211

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 214

China excludes Hong Kong and Macao.

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Footnote 215

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

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Footnote 217

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

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Footnote 218

The official name of South Korea is Republic of Korea.

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Footnote 219

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

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Footnote 227

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

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Footnote 272

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

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