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

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Characteristic Victoria
British Columbia
[Census metropolitan area]
British Columbia

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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Counts (unless otherwise specified)
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 103 357,690 172,630 185,065 4,560,240 2,237,490 2,322,750
North American Aboriginal origins 21,925 10,195 11,730 302,810 146,530 156,280
First Nations (North American Indian) 15,430 7,205 8,230 220,245 106,595 113,650
Inuit 260 120 145 2,615 1,280 1,340
Métis 7,135 3,255 3,880 90,515 43,460 47,050
Other North American origins 92,140 45,525 46,610 922,690 460,355 462,335
Acadian 535 280 255 3,940 1,960 1,980
American 8,485 3,960 4,520 78,170 37,765 40,405
Canadian 86,000 42,575 43,425 866,530 432,975 433,560
New Brunswicker 10 10 0 60 45 15
Newfoundlander 145 95 50 1,875 995 880
Nova Scotian 15 0 10 185 95 85
Ontarian 25 0 30 130 55 75
Québécois 275 125 155 1,830 945 880
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 104 30 10 20 405 175 230
European origins 279,965 134,765 145,205 2,857,080 1,408,510 1,448,575
British Isles origins 215,945 104,040 111,900 1,926,040 945,580 980,460
Channel Islander 95 45 50 455 230 220
Cornish 135 80 60 610 340 265
English 140,510 67,335 73,180 1,203,540 585,700 617,845
Irish 73,170 33,440 39,730 675,135 318,455 356,675
Manx 240 125 120 1,810 835 975
Scottish 98,475 46,700 51,775 860,775 417,080 443,700
Welsh 14,140 6,515 7,625 113,905 54,260 59,645
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 105 14,995 6,940 8,055 122,700 59,225 63,475
French origins 38,815 17,640 21,180 388,815 184,705 204,110
Alsatian 25 20 10 210 95 115
Breton 30 15 20 110 45 65
Corsican 15 10 10 105 40 65
French 38,775 17,610 21,165 388,580 184,595 203,980
Western European origins (except French origins) 71,290 33,945 37,345 839,860 411,165 428,695
Austrian 4,260 1,950 2,315 48,510 23,030 25,485
Bavarian 50 15 35 225 105 120
Belgian 2,095 1,000 1,095 19,980 9,615 10,360
Dutch 17,790 8,480 9,310 213,670 105,040 108,630
Flemish 235 85 145 2,215 1,145 1,075
Frisian 95 45 45 850 425 425
German 50,440 24,010 26,430 603,265 294,860 308,410
Luxembourger 55 0 50 695 340 355
Swiss 2,775 1,350 1,420 31,390 15,510 15,880
Western European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 106 105 50 60 905 425 485
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 31,500 14,880 16,620 346,525 166,100 180,425
Danish 6,075 2,955 3,120 58,205 27,985 30,220
Finnish 2,710 1,270 1,445 34,150 16,285 17,870
Icelandic 2,645 1,255 1,385 26,410 12,860 13,545
Norwegian 12,130 5,690 6,445 138,430 66,870 71,565
Swedish 9,380 4,280 5,095 110,030 51,000 59,030
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 107 1,645 845 795 15,080 7,610 7,470
Eastern European origins 46,440 22,090 24,345 569,260 275,900 293,360
Bulgarian 285 130 155 4,015 1,875 2,140
Byelorussian 215 110 100 2,760 1,400 1,365
Czech 2,015 925 1,085 23,375 11,500 11,875
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 108 610 275 335 7,970 3,795 4,175
Estonian 400 160 240 4,840 2,250 2,590
Hungarian 4,930 2,395 2,530 56,535 27,450 29,090
Latvian 510 255 260 4,935 2,565 2,370
Lithuanian 840 415 420 7,225 3,465 3,755
Moldovan 75 30 40 1,085 510 580
Polish 13,610 6,510 7,100 149,635 71,605 78,030
Romanian 2,340 1,085 1,255 31,250 15,125 16,125
Russian 8,565 4,130 4,435 131,060 62,880 68,180
Slovak 745 355 385 11,220 5,440 5,780
Ukrainian 19,410 9,090 10,320 229,205 111,285 117,915
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 109 350 165 190 3,555 1,645 1,915
Southern European origins 24,660 11,670 12,990 334,740 164,780 169,960
Albanian 205 130 75 1,925 975 950
Bosnian 95 40 55 3,290 1,635 1,655
Catalan 30 15 10 120 85 30
Croatian 1,745 925 820 23,845 12,180 11,660
Cypriot 35 10 25 440 230 205
Greek 1,990 930 1,055 24,460 12,410 12,050
Italian 11,665 5,585 6,080 166,095 83,095 83,000
Kosovar 10 0 0 280 135 145
Macedonian 100 50 50 1,205 620 580
Maltese 310 150 160 2,645 1,350 1,295
Montenegrin 30 20 10 710 360 350
Portuguese 3,365 1,560 1,805 41,770 20,620 21,145
Serbian 610 295 315 12,895 6,625 6,270
Sicilian 70 35 35 545 295 255
Slovenian 445 225 225 5,555 2,725 2,825
Spanish 4,750 2,065 2,680 64,470 29,245 35,225
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 110 570 275 295 7,080 3,360 3,725
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 111 65 50 20 395 200 195
Other European origins 3,420 1,710 1,705 34,700 17,800 16,900
Basque 130 60 70 840 470 375
Jewish 1,675 830 845 17,580 8,950 8,635
Roma (Gypsy) 100 40 60 805 320 485
Slavic, n.o.s.Census data footnote 112 70 35 30 965 520 450
Other European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 113 1,470 755 710 14,715 7,635 7,080
Caribbean origins 2,245 1,020 1,225 25,010 12,350 12,660
Antiguan 15 10 0 220 115 105
Bahamian 10 0 0 255 140 110
Barbadian 165 65 105 1,870 945 930
Bermudan 70 35 35 335 155 175
Carib 0 10 0 70 50 25
Cuban 140 50 95 1,320 615 700
Dominican 60 15 45 735 330 410
Grenadian 60 15 40 380 195 185
Guadeloupean 0 0 0 15 0 15
Haitian 100 60 35 1,140 530 615
Jamaican 980 480 505 10,545 5,425 5,120
Kittitian/Nevisian 10 10 10 130 70 55
Martinican 0 0 0 25 0 20
Montserratan 10 10 0 25 15 10
Puerto Rican 70 25 50 570 260 310
St. Lucian 10 0 10 190 85 110
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 290 135 155 4,170 2,085 2,085
Vincentian/Grenadinian 15 15 10 415 180 230
West Indian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 114 215 85 130 2,120 930 1,190
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 115 145 75 65 1,920 945 975
Latin, Central and South American origins 4,965 2,225 2,735 69,920 33,580 36,335
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya) 220 95 120 2,625 1,350 1,275
Arawak 0 0 0 90 45 45
Argentinian 165 55 110 2,025 910 1,120
Belizean 15 0 10 125 60 65
Bolivian 40 20 20 375 145 230
Brazilian 280 115 170 5,455 2,465 2,990
Chilean 405 185 220 5,700 2,740 2,955
Colombian 465 210 260 5,860 2,805 3,055
Costa Rican 105 50 55 810 385 425
Ecuadorian 125 55 70 1,040 490 550
Guatemalan 155 85 75 2,575 1,310 1,265
Guyanese 180 70 110 1,925 995 935
Hispanic 75 40 35 1,535 720 810
Honduran 55 25 30 1,445 750 695
Maya 75 30 45 930 475 455
Mexican 1,880 870 1,010 23,055 11,025 12,035
Nicaraguan 150 80 65 1,520 735 785
Panamanian 20 10 20 325 140 185
Paraguayan 25 10 15 895 475 420
Peruvian 190 85 105 3,905 1,775 2,135
Salvadorean 220 100 120 6,815 3,390 3,425
Uruguayan 10 0 0 410 205 205
Venezuelan 90 30 60 1,900 915 980
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 116 295 150 145 3,310 1,605 1,705
African origins 5,070 2,610 2,460 59,985 30,635 29,345
Central and West African origins 505 245 255 7,075 3,810 3,265
Akan 0 0 0 40 30 10
Angolan 0 0 0 90 55 35
Ashanti 0 0 0 85 30 50
Beninese 10 0 0 35 20 15
Burkinabe 0 0 0 45 30 15
Cameroonian 10 0 0 150 85 70
Chadian 20 10 10 70 50 25
Congolese 65 25 40 810 405 400
Edo 0 0 0 85 55 30
Ewe 0 0 0 55 25 30
Gabonese 0 0 0 10 0 10
Gambian 0 0 0 25 10 15
Ghanaian 70 40 30 1,600 865 730
Guinean 0 0 0 130 45 80
Ibo 10 10 0 280 160 115
Ivorian 25 0 25 100 55 50
Liberian 0 0 0 250 95 150
Malian 15 10 10 80 55 25
Malinké 0 0 0 10 0 0
Nigerian 215 115 100 2,615 1,430 1,185
Peulh 0 0 0 20 0 15
Senegalese 25 25 10 95 75 25
Sierra Leonean 20 0 15 130 60 65
Togolese 15 10 0 100 70 40
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yoruba 10 0 0 255 135 125
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 117 70 35 35 620 305 315
North African origins 860 480 380 9,840 5,210 4,630
Algerian 25 25 0 770 465 305
Berber 20 15 0 210 130 80
Coptic 0 0 0 150 90 65
Dinka 0 0 0 45 25 15
Egyptian 395 220 175 4,520 2,340 2,180
Libyan 175 110 60 420 275 140
Maure 0 0 0 150 60 90
Moroccan 175 95 80 2,005 1,105 895
Sudanese 30 15 15 1,225 535 695
Tunisian 60 35 25 500 290 215
North African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 118 20 0 15 215 115 105
Southern and East African origins 2,225 1,110 1,115 24,800 12,345 12,450
Afrikaner 125 60 60 705 355 355
Amhara 0 0 0 115 60 50
Bantu, n.o.s.Census data footnote 119 10 10 10 255 140 120
Burundian 10 0 10 215 95 120
Djiboutian 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eritrean 65 30 35 1,055 550 505
Ethiopian 220 105 115 2,550 1,280 1,270
Harari 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenyan 165 90 75 1,615 775 845
Malagasy 0 0 0 105 65 40
Mauritian 35 20 20 975 520 450
Oromo 20 10 15 140 75 65
Rwandan 70 35 35 420 225 195
Seychellois 0 0 0 25 15 15
Somali 130 70 60 2,295 1,115 1,180
South African 1,140 565 575 11,060 5,510 5,550
Tanzanian 25 15 10 490 220 275
Tigrian 10 0 0 205 110 95
Ugandan 50 30 10 775 390 380
Zambian 30 15 15 210 95 110
Zimbabwean 65 40 30 855 445 405
Zulu 0 0 0 75 25 45
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 120 155 80 75 1,840 910 930
Other African origins 1,560 800 760 19,215 9,745 9,465
Black, n.o.s.Census data footnote 121 220 115 105 2,660 1,315 1,340
Other African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 122 1,365 700 670 16,740 8,515 8,225
Asian origins 46,940 21,645 25,295 1,312,445 624,270 688,175
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 4,675 2,365 2,310 99,560 51,315 48,245
Afghan 165 90 75 7,895 4,005 3,885
Arab, n.o.s.Census data footnote 123 360 195 160 5,660 3,125 2,540
Armenian 300 150 150 3,715 1,905 1,815
Assyrian 20 15 10 545 295 250
Azerbaijani 40 25 20 990 570 425
Georgian 40 25 15 740 380 355
Hazara 0 0 0 55 30 20
Iranian 1,460 690 765 47,985 24,290 23,695
Iraqi 110 75 35 5,575 2,860 2,715
Israeli 150 75 70 2,655 1,370 1,285
Jordanian 115 70 45 785 425 355
Kazakh 25 10 20 385 205 175
Kurd 30 25 10 2,120 1,165 950
Kuwaiti 15 10 10 125 85 40
Kyrgyz 10 0 10 175 90 85
Lebanese 700 335 370 7,980 4,175 3,805
Palestinian 165 80 80 2,625 1,410 1,210
Pashtun 0 0 0 360 200 160
Saudi Arabian 240 140 100 975 615 360
Syrian 400 195 210 3,955 1,905 2,055
Tajik 15 10 0 260 135 125
Tatar 50 20 35 790 365 425
Turk 410 220 185 6,355 3,485 2,865
Turkmen 25 10 15 120 70 55
Uighur 25 15 15 130 65 60
Uzbek 10 0 0 270 150 120
Yemeni 20 15 10 300 185 115
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 124 200 105 95 2,635 1,340 1,295
South Asian origins 10,780 5,475 5,310 363,885 182,650 181,235
Bangladeshi 65 30 40 1,840 925 920
Bengali 40 20 25 850 405 445
Bhutanese 20 0 10 120 65 55
East Indian 9,180 4,640 4,535 309,315 154,795 154,520
Goan 75 50 25 485 245 240
Gujarati 60 25 35 700 335 365
Kashmiri 0 0 0 185 100 85
Nepali 105 30 80 1,495 690 805
Pakistani 460 270 190 12,585 6,565 6,015
Punjabi 760 385 370 38,725 19,700 19,025
Sinhalese 15 0 10 620 325 300
Sri Lankan 165 65 95 5,710 2,970 2,740
Tamil 65 30 30 1,235 670 560
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 125 200 95 100 8,245 4,070 4,170
East and Southeast Asian origins 31,815 14,000 17,820 855,345 393,475 461,875
Burmese 65 20 40 2,310 1,135 1,175
Cambodian (Khmer) 230 125 105 3,235 1,580 1,655
Chinese 17,825 8,195 9,625 540,155 253,065 287,090
Filipino 6,650 2,630 4,025 158,215 68,710 89,505
Hmong 0 0 0 130 70 60
Indonesian 405 145 260 6,625 3,115 3,510
Japanese 2,975 1,170 1,810 51,150 22,200 28,945
Karen 0 0 0 895 450 445
Korean 2,150 975 1,175 63,300 29,330 33,975
Laotian 90 60 35 2,530 1,275 1,255
Malaysian 290 105 185 5,060 2,260 2,800
Mongolian 75 40 35 1,495 740 760
Singaporean 60 35 30 1,055 490 560
Taiwanese 435 165 270 21,455 9,810 11,650
Thai 500 180 320 5,065 1,870 3,195
Tibetan 25 10 15 550 290 260
Vietnamese 1,660 775 885 41,435 20,205 21,230
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 126 45 0 40 785 310 470
Other Asian origins 180 80 100 2,500 1,250 1,250
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 127 180 80 100 2,500 1,250 1,255
Oceania origins 2,560 1,220 1,345 41,125 20,605 20,520
Australian 1,330 620 715 16,240 8,385 7,855
New Zealander 615 335 280 6,565 3,405 3,155
Pacific Islands origins 715 325 390 19,135 9,240 9,890
Fijian 125 75 45 14,145 6,895 7,250
Hawaiian 305 130 175 2,200 970 1,235
Maori 155 55 105 1,120 595 530
Polynesian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 128 50 25 30 600 275 325
Samoan 75 45 25 485 255 230
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 129 40 25 10 905 440 465

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Victoria [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 March 5, 2021).

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