Census Profile, 2016 Census
Vancouver [Census metropolitan area], British Columbia and British Columbia [Province]

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British Columbia
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Ethnic origin populationThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census data on ethnic origin
Total - Ethnic origin for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 103 2,426,235 1,185,400 1,240,830 4,560,240 2,237,490 2,322,750
North American Aboriginal origins 74,700 35,655 39,050 302,810 146,530 156,280
First Nations (North American Indian) 52,305 24,845 27,460 220,245 106,595 113,650
Inuit 600 275 330 2,615 1,280 1,340
Métis 24,505 11,775 12,730 90,515 43,460 47,050
Other North American origins 353,945 177,115 176,830 922,690 460,355 462,335
Acadian 1,520 775 745 3,940 1,960 1,980
American 32,115 15,550 16,565 78,170 37,765 40,405
Canadian 331,205 166,010 165,200 866,530 432,975 433,560
New Brunswicker 10 0 0 60 45 15
Newfoundlander 660 370 290 1,875 995 880
Nova Scotian 75 40 35 185 95 85
Ontarian 35 25 15 130 55 75
Québécois 750 440 310 1,830 945 880
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 104 170 80 90 405 175 230
European origins 1,195,185 593,595 601,590 2,857,080 1,408,510 1,448,575
British Isles origins 763,525 379,940 383,585 1,926,040 945,580 980,460
Channel Islander 155 90 70 455 230 220
Cornish 245 125 120 610 340 265
English 470,340 232,230 238,110 1,203,540 585,700 617,845
Irish 275,355 132,540 142,820 675,135 318,455 356,675
Manx 770 365 405 1,810 835 975
Scottish 341,075 167,685 173,390 860,775 417,080 443,700
Welsh 44,935 21,730 23,205 113,905 54,260 59,645
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 105 55,695 27,505 28,190 122,700 59,225 63,475
French origins 147,835 71,180 76,660 388,815 184,705 204,110
Alsatian 115 50 60 210 95 115
Breton 45 15 30 110 45 65
Corsican 75 35 45 105 40 65
French 147,715 71,115 76,595 388,580 184,595 203,980
Western European origins (except French origins) 312,330 154,110 158,220 839,860 411,165 428,695
Austrian 21,260 10,070 11,185 48,510 23,030 25,485
Bavarian 80 50 35 225 105 120
Belgian 8,205 4,065 4,135 19,980 9,615 10,360
Dutch 77,635 38,345 39,290 213,670 105,040 108,630
Flemish 955 485 465 2,215 1,145 1,075
Frisian 195 70 125 850 425 425
German 222,025 109,675 112,350 603,265 294,860 308,410
Luxembourger 330 175 150 695 340 355
Swiss 11,340 5,720 5,625 31,390 15,510 15,880
Western European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 106 455 200 250 905 425 485
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 130,095 62,650 67,445 346,525 166,100 180,425
Danish 23,025 11,200 11,820 58,205 27,985 30,220
Finnish 14,085 6,665 7,420 34,150 16,285 17,870
Icelandic 11,055 5,475 5,580 26,410 12,860 13,545
Norwegian 49,335 24,045 25,290 138,430 66,870 71,565
Swedish 40,690 18,725 21,965 110,030 51,000 59,030
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 107 5,320 2,705 2,615 15,080 7,610 7,470
Eastern European origins 256,190 124,165 132,020 569,260 275,900 293,360
Bulgarian 2,940 1,370 1,570 4,015 1,875 2,140
Byelorussian 1,825 945 880 2,760 1,400 1,365
Czech 11,710 5,670 6,040 23,375 11,500 11,875
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 108 2,560 1,310 1,250 7,970 3,795 4,175
Estonian 2,540 1,175 1,375 4,840 2,250 2,590
Hungarian 25,860 12,720 13,135 56,535 27,450 29,090
Latvian 2,455 1,260 1,195 4,935 2,565 2,370
Lithuanian 4,155 2,000 2,155 7,225 3,465 3,755
Moldovan 720 340 375 1,085 510 580
Polish 70,590 33,860 36,725 149,635 71,605 78,030
Romanian 17,490 8,455 9,030 31,250 15,125 16,125
Russian 58,535 27,690 30,850 131,060 62,880 68,180
Slovak 6,345 2,945 3,400 11,220 5,440 5,780
Ukrainian 94,400 46,150 48,250 229,205 111,285 117,915
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 109 2,230 1,015 1,220 3,555 1,645 1,915
Southern European origins 196,295 97,515 98,785 334,740 164,780 169,960
Albanian 1,330 665 665 1,925 975 950
Bosnian 2,675 1,315 1,360 3,290 1,635 1,655
Catalan 65 55 15 120 85 30
Croatian 15,670 8,100 7,570 23,845 12,180 11,660
Cypriot 345 195 150 440 230 205
Greek 16,085 8,275 7,810 24,460 12,410 12,050
Italian 87,875 44,495 43,380 166,095 83,095 83,000
Kosovar 170 90 80 280 135 145
Macedonian 865 470 390 1,205 620 580
Maltese 1,185 655 535 2,645 1,350 1,295
Montenegrin 600 280 315 710 360 350
Portuguese 24,575 12,050 12,520 41,770 20,620 21,145
Serbian 10,160 5,285 4,875 12,895 6,625 6,270
Sicilian 210 135 80 545 295 255
Slovenian 3,050 1,475 1,575 5,555 2,725 2,825
Spanish 43,990 20,385 23,605 64,470 29,245 35,225
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 110 3,275 1,470 1,805 7,080 3,360 3,725
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 111 230 110 125 395 200 195
Other European origins 18,865 9,790 9,070 34,700 17,800 16,900
Basque 475 280 195 840 470 375
Jewish 11,230 5,795 5,435 17,580 8,950 8,635
Roma (Gypsy) 325 120 205 805 320 485
Slavic, n.o.s.Census data footnote 112 505 255 255 965 520 450
Other European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 113 6,470 3,400 3,065 14,715 7,635 7,080
Caribbean origins 16,395 8,195 8,205 25,010 12,350 12,660
Antiguan 130 60 70 220 115 105
Bahamian 160 90 65 255 140 110
Barbadian 1,310 690 620 1,870 945 930
Bermudan 155 75 85 335 155 175
Carib 60 40 20 70 50 25
Cuban 870 440 430 1,320 615 700
Dominican 535 250 290 735 330 410
Grenadian 280 150 130 380 195 185
Guadeloupean 10 10 10 15 0 15
Haitian 635 285 345 1,140 530 615
Jamaican 6,455 3,365 3,085 10,545 5,425 5,120
Kittitian/Nevisian 95 55 45 130 70 55
Martinican 20 10 20 25 0 20
Montserratan 15 0 10 25 15 10
Puerto Rican 280 115 165 570 260 310
St. Lucian 115 60 60 190 85 110
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 3,120 1,550 1,565 4,170 2,085 2,085
Vincentian/Grenadinian 325 145 180 415 180 230
West Indian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 114 1,440 655 785 2,120 930 1,190
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 115 1,485 715 770 1,920 945 975
Latin, Central and South American origins 49,100 23,700 25,405 69,920 33,580 36,335
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya) 1,790 935 860 2,625 1,350 1,275
Arawak 55 30 30 90 45 45
Argentinian 1,360 610 745 2,025 910 1,120
Belizean 35 20 15 125 60 65
Bolivian 185 60 125 375 145 230
Brazilian 4,065 1,830 2,230 5,455 2,465 2,990
Chilean 3,840 1,840 2,000 5,700 2,740 2,955
Colombian 4,600 2,240 2,355 5,860 2,805 3,055
Costa Rican 460 225 230 810 385 425
Ecuadorian 740 355 385 1,040 490 550
Guatemalan 1,985 1,050 935 2,575 1,310 1,265
Guyanese 1,240 635 600 1,925 995 935
Hispanic 1,200 575 625 1,535 720 810
Honduran 1,120 585 530 1,445 750 695
Maya 620 335 290 930 475 455
Mexican 15,115 7,170 7,945 23,055 11,025 12,035
Nicaraguan 1,060 485 570 1,520 735 785
Panamanian 195 105 90 325 140 185
Paraguayan 285 145 135 895 475 420
Peruvian 3,100 1,435 1,665 3,905 1,775 2,135
Salvadorean 5,310 2,690 2,620 6,815 3,390 3,425
Uruguayan 285 150 135 410 205 205
Venezuelan 1,555 750 800 1,900 915 980
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 116 2,450 1,205 1,245 3,310 1,605 1,705
African origins 40,665 20,870 19,795 59,985 30,635 29,345
Central and West African origins 4,965 2,665 2,305 7,075 3,810 3,265
Akan 30 20 10 40 30 10
Angolan 55 25 25 90 55 35
Ashanti 65 25 40 85 30 50
Beninese 30 15 15 35 20 15
Burkinabe 20 15 10 45 30 15
Cameroonian 85 45 40 150 85 70
Chadian 10 0 10 70 50 25
Congolese 675 355 325 810 405 400
Edo 60 40 15 85 55 30
Ewe 55 25 25 55 25 30
Gabonese 10 0 10 10 0 10
Gambian 20 10 10 25 10 15
Ghanaian 1,270 705 565 1,600 865 730
Guinean 125 45 80 130 45 80
Ibo 200 120 80 280 160 115
Ivorian 45 25 15 100 55 50
Liberian 205 90 115 250 95 150
Malian 20 15 10 80 55 25
Malinké 10 0 0 10 0 0
Nigerian 1,680 920 760 2,615 1,430 1,185
Peulh 20 10 15 20 0 15
Senegalese 45 35 15 95 75 25
Sierra Leonean 90 40 50 130 60 65
Togolese 80 45 35 100 70 40
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yoruba 130 70 60 255 135 125
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 117 400 190 205 620 305 315
North African origins 7,325 3,840 3,490 9,840 5,210 4,630
Algerian 615 360 255 770 465 305
Berber 185 115 70 210 130 80
Coptic 120 70 55 150 90 65
Dinka 15 10 10 45 25 15
Egyptian 3,405 1,785 1,620 4,520 2,340 2,180
Libyan 210 150 60 420 275 140
Maure 105 40 65 150 60 90
Moroccan 1,480 780 700 2,005 1,105 895
Sudanese 940 405 535 1,225 535 695
Tunisian 380 205 175 500 290 215
North African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 118 170 100 65 215 115 105
Southern and East African origins 17,295 8,745 8,550 24,800 12,345 12,450
Afrikaner 365 175 190 705 355 355
Amhara 115 60 55 115 60 50
Bantu, n.o.s.Census data footnote 119 235 125 115 255 140 120
Burundian 195 90 105 215 95 120
Djiboutian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eritrean 950 505 445 1,055 550 505
Ethiopian 2,020 1,060 965 2,550 1,280 1,270
Harari 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenyan 1,170 570 605 1,615 775 845
Malagasy 80 50 30 105 65 40
Mauritian 760 420 335 975 520 450
Oromo 120 70 50 140 75 65
Rwandan 305 170 140 420 225 195
Seychellois 15 10 10 25 15 15
Somali 2,105 1,015 1,090 2,295 1,115 1,180
South African 6,485 3,305 3,180 11,060 5,510 5,550
Tanzanian 425 170 250 490 220 275
Tigrian 180 100 85 205 110 95
Ugandan 595 295 300 775 390 380
Zambian 120 65 60 210 95 110
Zimbabwean 565 290 270 855 445 405
Zulu 65 25 40 75 25 45
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 120 1,390 690 695 1,840 910 930
Other African origins 11,685 5,945 5,745 19,215 9,745 9,465
Black, n.o.s.Census data footnote 121 1,460 750 710 2,660 1,315 1,340
Other African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 122 10,325 5,240 5,085 16,740 8,515 8,225
Asian origins 1,128,155 536,680 591,470 1,312,445 624,270 688,175
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 86,090 44,390 41,705 99,560 51,315 48,245
Afghan 7,500 3,785 3,715 7,895 4,005 3,885
Arab, n.o.s.Census data footnote 123 4,655 2,510 2,140 5,660 3,125 2,540
Armenian 2,845 1,460 1,390 3,715 1,905 1,815
Assyrian 450 245 205 545 295 250
Azerbaijani 890 510 375 990 570 425
Georgian 550 290 260 740 380 355
Hazara 55 30 20 55 30 20
Iranian 44,355 22,490 21,865 47,985 24,290 23,695
Iraqi 5,205 2,635 2,565 5,575 2,860 2,715
Israeli 2,075 1,100 965 2,655 1,370 1,285
Jordanian 585 310 275 785 425 355
Kazakh 275 170 100 385 205 175
Kurd 1,980 1,075 900 2,120 1,165 950
Kuwaiti 100 70 30 125 85 40
Kyrgyz 155 85 70 175 90 85
Lebanese 5,320 2,830 2,490 7,980 4,175 3,805
Palestinian 2,245 1,190 1,060 2,625 1,410 1,210
Pashtun 325 190 140 360 200 160
Saudi Arabian 550 320 220 975 615 360
Syrian 2,780 1,340 1,440 3,955 1,905 2,055
Tajik 240 120 115 260 135 125
Tatar 650 325 325 790 365 425
Turk 5,185 2,865 2,325 6,355 3,485 2,865
Turkmen 75 45 25 120 70 55
Uighur 100 45 50 130 65 60
Uzbek 245 135 110 270 150 120
Yemeni 255 160 90 300 185 115
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 124 2,135 1,105 1,030 2,635 1,340 1,295
South Asian origins 287,900 143,920 143,985 363,885 182,650 181,235
Bangladeshi 1,510 745 760 1,840 925 920
Bengali 755 355 405 850 405 445
Bhutanese 100 50 45 120 65 55
East Indian 243,135 121,175 121,960 309,315 154,795 154,520
Goan 320 160 160 485 245 240
Gujarati 615 300 320 700 335 365
Kashmiri 145 75 70 185 100 85
Nepali 1,155 550 605 1,495 690 805
Pakistani 10,825 5,610 5,210 12,585 6,565 6,015
Punjabi 30,670 15,525 15,145 38,725 19,700 19,025
Sinhalese 530 290 240 620 325 300
Sri Lankan 5,065 2,665 2,405 5,710 2,970 2,740
Tamil 1,060 580 475 1,235 670 560
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 125 7,200 3,550 3,655 8,245 4,070 4,170
East and Southeast Asian origins 759,850 351,250 408,605 855,345 393,475 461,875
Burmese 1,970 1,000 965 2,310 1,135 1,175
Cambodian (Khmer) 2,510 1,205 1,310 3,235 1,580 1,655
Chinese 499,175 234,015 265,160 540,155 253,065 287,090
Filipino 133,925 59,375 74,555 158,215 68,710 89,505
Hmong 115 55 55 130 70 60
Indonesian 4,935 2,355 2,575 6,625 3,115 3,510
Japanese 37,630 16,280 21,350 51,150 22,200 28,945
Karen 890 445 440 895 450 445
Korean 55,505 25,720 29,790 63,300 29,330 33,975
Laotian 1,775 870 905 2,530 1,275 1,255
Malaysian 4,230 1,955 2,275 5,060 2,260 2,800
Mongolian 1,000 485 525 1,495 740 760
Singaporean 895 420 475 1,055 490 560
Taiwanese 20,345 9,320 11,025 21,455 9,810 11,650
Thai 3,330 1,300 2,030 5,065 1,870 3,195
Tibetan 445 235 215 550 290 260
Vietnamese 34,915 17,065 17,850 41,435 20,205 21,230
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 126 630 265 365 785 310 470
Other Asian origins 1,805 910 890 2,500 1,250 1,250
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 127 1,805 915 895 2,500 1,250 1,255
Oceania origins 26,820 13,345 13,465 41,125 20,605 20,520
Australian 8,360 4,370 3,990 16,240 8,385 7,855
New Zealander 3,340 1,695 1,645 6,565 3,405 3,155
Pacific Islands origins 15,550 7,520 8,025 19,135 9,240 9,890
Fijian 13,085 6,375 6,705 14,145 6,895 7,250
Hawaiian 865 370 495 2,200 970 1,235
Maori 565 320 245 1,120 595 530
Polynesian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 128 345 145 195 600 275 325
Samoan 245 125 120 485 255 230
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 129 680 320 355 905 440 465

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Vancouver [Census metropolitan area], British Columbia and British Columbia [Province] (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed April 26, 2019).

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