Census Profile, 2016 Census
Nova Scotia [Province] and Canada [Country]

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Characteristic Nova Scotia

[Province]
Canada

[Country]
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Percentages (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 103 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
North American Aboriginal origins 8.2 7.9 8.4 6.2 6.0 6.3
First Nations (North American Indian) 5.4 5.2 5.5 4.4 4.3 4.5
Inuit 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Métis 2.9 2.8 2.9 1.7 1.7 1.8
Other North American origins 45.2 44.9 45.5 33.7 33.9 33.6
Acadian 2.6 2.5 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.4
American 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.1
Canadian 42.6 42.4 42.9 32.3 32.4 32.2
New Brunswicker 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Newfoundlander 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Nova Scotian 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ontarian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Québécois 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.5
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 104 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
European origins 68.4 68.0 68.8 57.1 57.1 57.2
British Isles origins 56.6 55.8 57.2 32.5 32.3 32.8
Channel Islander 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cornish 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
English 28.9 28.3 29.5 18.3 18.1 18.6
Irish 21.6 20.7 22.4 13.4 12.9 13.9
Manx 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Scottish 30.0 29.4 30.6 13.9 13.7 14.2
Welsh 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.4 1.3 1.4
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 105 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.9
French origins 16.5 15.9 17.0 13.6 13.5 13.7
Alsatian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breton 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Corsican 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
French 16.5 15.9 17.0 13.6 13.4 13.7
Western European origins (except French origins) 13.8 13.5 14.0 13.4 13.3 13.4
Austrian 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.6
Bavarian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Belgian 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5
Dutch 3.5 3.3 3.7 3.2 3.2 3.2
Flemish 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Frisian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
German 10.7 10.5 10.9 9.6 9.6 9.7
Luxembourger 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Swiss 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.4
Western European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 106 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 1.6 1.6 1.7 3.5 3.4 3.6
Danish 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6
Finnish 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.4
Icelandic 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3
Norwegian 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.3 1.3 1.4
Swedish 0.4 0.4 0.4 1.0 1.0 1.1
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 107 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
Eastern European origins 3.3 3.2 3.3 10.0 9.8 10.1
Bulgarian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Byelorussian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Czech 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 108 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Estonian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hungarian 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.0 1.0 1.0
Latvian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Lithuanian 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Moldovan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Polish 1.3 1.3 1.3 3.2 3.1 3.3
Romanian 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.7 0.7
Russian 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.8 1.8 1.9
Slovak 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Ukrainian 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.9 3.9 4.0
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Southern European origins 3.2 3.1 3.2 8.7 8.8 8.7
Albanian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Bosnian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Catalan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Croatian 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.4
Cypriot 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Greek 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.8
Italian 1.7 1.7 1.7 4.6 4.7 4.5
Kosovar 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Macedonian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Maltese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Montenegrin 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Portuguese 0.4 0.4 0.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Serbian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3
Sicilian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Slovenian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Spanish 0.5 0.4 0.5 1.2 1.1 1.2
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other European origins 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6
Basque 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jewish 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4
Roma (Gypsy) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Slavic, n.o.s.Census data footnote 112 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 113 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Caribbean origins 0.6 0.6 0.6 2.2 2.1 2.3
Antiguan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bahamian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Barbadian 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Bermudan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Carib 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cuban 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Dominican 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Grenadian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Guadeloupean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Haitian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5
Jamaican 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.9 0.9 0.9
Kittitian/Nevisian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Martinican 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Montserratan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Puerto Rican 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
St. Lucian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
Vincentian/Grenadinian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
West Indian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 114 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 115 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Latin, Central and South American origins 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.0 1.9 2.0
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Arawak 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Argentinian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Belizean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bolivian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Brazilian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Chilean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Colombian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3
Costa Rican 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecuadorian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Guatemalan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Guyanese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.3
Hispanic 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Honduran 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Maya 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mexican 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.4
Nicaraguan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Panamanian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Paraguayan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Peruvian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Salvadorean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
Uruguayan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Venezuelan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 116 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
African origins 1.9 1.9 1.9 3.1 3.2 3.0
Central and West African origins 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.7 0.7 0.6
Akan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Angolan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ashanti 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beninese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Burkinabe 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cameroonian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Chadian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Congolese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Edo 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ewe 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gabonese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gambian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ghanaian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Guinean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ibo 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ivorian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Liberian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Malian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Malinké 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nigerian 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1
Peulh 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Senegalese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sierra Leonean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Togolese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wolof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Yoruba 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 117 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
North African origins 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.1 1.0
Algerian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
Berber 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Coptic 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dinka 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Egyptian 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3
Libyan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Maure 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Moroccan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3
Sudanese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Tunisian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
North African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 118 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Southern and East African origins 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.8 0.8
Afrikaner 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Amhara 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bantu, n.o.s.Census data footnote 119 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Burundian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Djiboutian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Eritrean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Ethiopian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Harari 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kenyan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Malagasy 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mauritian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Oromo 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rwandan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Seychellois 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Somali 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
South African 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Tanzanian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tigrian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ugandan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Zambian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Zimbabwean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Zulu 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 120 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Other African origins 1.4 1.4 1.4 0.7 0.7 0.7
Black, n.o.s.Census data footnote 121 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1
Other African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 122 1.2 1.1 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.6
Asian origins 4.7 4.9 4.5 17.7 17.4 17.9
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 1.9 2.0 1.8 2.9 3.1 2.8
Afghan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
Arab, n.o.s.Census data footnote 123 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Armenian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
Assyrian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Azerbaijani 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Georgian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hazara 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Iranian 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.6
Iraqi 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Israeli 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Jordanian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kazakh 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kurd 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Kuwaiti 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kyrgyz 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lebanese 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6
Palestinian 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Pashtun 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Saudi Arabian 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Syrian 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Tajik 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tatar 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Turk 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Turkmen 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Uighur 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Uzbek 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Yemeni 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 124 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
South Asian origins 0.9 1.1 0.8 5.7 5.9 5.5
Bangladeshi 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Bengali 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Bhutanese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
East Indian 0.7 0.8 0.6 4.0 4.1 3.9
Goan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gujarati 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kashmiri 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nepali 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Pakistani 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.7 0.6
Punjabi 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.3
Sinhalese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sri Lankan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4
Tamil 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 125 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
East and Southeast Asian origins 1.8 1.8 1.9 9.2 8.6 9.7
Burmese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cambodian (Khmer) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Chinese 1.1 1.1 1.1 5.1 4.9 5.3
Filipino 0.4 0.4 0.4 2.4 2.2 2.7
Hmong 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Indonesian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Japanese 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4
Karen 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Korean 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.6
Laotian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Malaysian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Mongolian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Singaporean 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Taiwanese 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Thai 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Tibetan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vietnamese 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.7 0.7
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 126 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Asian origins 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 127 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Oceania origins 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2
Australian 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
New Zealander 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Pacific Islands origins 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Fijian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Hawaiian 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Maori 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Polynesian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 128 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Samoan 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 129 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Nova Scotia [Province] and Canada [Country] (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 November 28, 2021).

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