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: Single and multiple ethnic origin responses (3)


Ethnic origin

'Ethnic origin' refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the person's ancestors. An ancestor is usually more distant than a grandparent.


  1. Total - Single and multiple ethnic origin responses Footnote 1
  2. Single ethnic origin responses Footnote 2
  3. Multiple ethnic origin responses Footnote 3


Footnote 1

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 2

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

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Footnote 3

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

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