Census Profile, 2016 Census
Northwest Territories [Territory] and Canada [Country]

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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 41,135 20,905 20,230 34,460,065 16,971,575 17,488,485
North American Aboriginal origins 20,720 10,185 10,530 2,130,520 1,026,675 1,103,840
First Nations (North American Indian) 15,155 7,505 7,645 1,525,570 731,410 794,155
Inuit 4,515 2,170 2,340 79,130 38,695 40,435
Métis 2,915 1,395 1,525 599,995 291,310 308,690
Other North American origins 8,220 4,195 4,020 11,628,535 5,745,695 5,882,835
Acadian 250 125 120 119,675 57,805 61,865
American 495 285 210 377,405 182,690 194,715
Canadian 7,655 3,865 3,785 11,135,965 5,501,595 5,634,370
New Brunswicker 0 0 0 1,490 800 685
Newfoundlander 70 35 30 22,215 11,420 10,800
Nova Scotian 20 0 15 3,700 1,770 1,930
Ontarian 0 0 0 3,925 1,980 1,945
Québécois 35 10 20 194,560 99,320 95,235
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 104 0 0 0 1,895 950 945
European origins 18,115 9,335 8,780 19,683,320 9,687,715 9,995,605
British Isles origins 12,815 6,630 6,185 11,211,850 5,474,735 5,737,115
Channel Islander 0 0 0 3,595 1,740 1,855
Cornish 0 0 0 1,975 995 975
English 6,560 3,315 3,245 6,320,085 3,069,515 3,250,570
Irish 5,060 2,580 2,480 4,627,000 2,195,620 2,431,385
Manx 15 10 0 6,125 3,090 3,040
Scottish 6,090 3,175 2,915 4,799,005 2,323,390 2,475,620
Welsh 555 260 295 474,805 226,600 248,210
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 105 765 410 350 644,695 307,090 337,610
French origins 4,230 2,085 2,150 4,680,820 2,283,480 2,397,340
Alsatian 10 0 0 2,800 1,300 1,495
Breton 0 0 0 11,845 5,765 6,080
Corsican 0 0 0 1,750 950 805
French 4,230 2,075 2,150 4,670,595 2,278,430 2,392,165
Western European origins (except French origins) 4,480 2,240 2,240 4,600,855 2,258,095 2,342,760
Austrian 185 100 80 207,050 100,775 106,275
Bavarian 0 0 0 940 485 455
Belgian 145 50 95 186,665 91,395 95,270
Dutch 1,015 540 480 1,111,655 546,565 565,090
Flemish 0 0 0 11,685 5,730 5,960
Frisian 0 0 0 4,590 2,395 2,195
German 3,410 1,670 1,745 3,322,405 1,626,785 1,695,615
Luxembourger 0 0 0 3,915 2,025 1,890
Swiss 140 75 65 155,120 76,935 78,185
Western European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 106 0 0 0 3,365 1,645 1,720
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 1,720 900 820 1,201,320 579,005 622,315
Danish 350 150 195 207,470 100,660 106,810
Finnish 75 40 40 143,645 69,045 74,600
Icelandic 200 105 90 101,795 49,875 51,915
Norwegian 710 400 310 463,275 223,075 240,200
Swedish 370 175 200 349,645 163,545 186,095
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 107 125 80 50 52,780 26,965 25,820
Eastern European origins 2,865 1,435 1,430 3,431,245 1,666,740 1,764,505
Bulgarian 10 0 0 34,565 16,935 17,625
Byelorussian 10 0 10 20,710 10,190 10,515
Czech 90 65 25 104,580 51,555 53,030
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 108 30 20 15 40,715 19,235 21,480
Estonian 0 0 0 24,530 11,715 12,815
Hungarian 260 150 110 348,085 170,040 178,045
Latvian 50 35 15 30,725 14,920 15,805
Lithuanian 30 15 15 59,285 28,745 30,535
Moldovan 0 0 0 14,915 7,265 7,650
Polish 860 400 465 1,106,585 533,830 572,750
Romanian 115 55 60 238,050 114,705 123,345
Russian 510 260 255 622,445 297,600 324,850
Slovak 65 35 30 72,285 35,360 36,925
Ukrainian 1,290 590 700 1,359,655 663,560 696,095
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 109 10 0 10 20,415 9,895 10,520
Southern European origins 1,215 630 580 3,012,375 1,494,605 1,517,775
Albanian 0 0 0 36,185 18,385 17,800
Bosnian 0 0 0 26,740 13,320 13,420
Catalan 10 0 0 1,280 740 535
Croatian 30 25 0 133,970 67,825 66,140
Cypriot 0 0 0 5,650 2,850 2,795
Greek 50 35 15 271,410 137,405 134,005
Italian 500 275 225 1,587,965 794,525 793,445
Kosovar 0 0 0 2,865 1,470 1,395
Macedonian 45 15 30 43,110 21,650 21,460
Maltese 15 10 10 41,920 20,955 20,965
Montenegrin 0 0 0 4,160 2,180 1,985
Portuguese 205 105 100 482,605 239,360 243,250
Serbian 10 0 0 96,530 49,095 47,440
Sicilian 0 10 0 6,940 3,500 3,435
Slovenian 20 15 10 40,470 20,105 20,365
Spanish 315 135 180 396,460 184,520 211,945
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 110 30 20 15 38,480 18,620 19,860
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 111 10 10 0 2,170 1,030 1,135
Other European origins 255 135 115 226,695 115,110 111,580
Basque 0 0 0 6,965 3,690 3,275
Jewish 95 50 50 143,660 72,625 71,035
Roma (Gypsy) 10 0 0 4,630 2,195 2,440
Slavic, n.o.s.Census data footnote 112 10 0 0 4,870 2,560 2,310
Other European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 113 140 80 60 67,890 34,730 33,160
Caribbean origins 215 105 110 749,155 349,810 399,345
Antiguan 0 0 0 4,500 2,115 2,385
Bahamian 0 0 0 3,675 1,915 1,760
Barbadian 0 0 0 37,780 17,745 20,035
Bermudan 0 0 0 3,075 1,435 1,640
Carib 0 0 0 3,030 1,175 1,860
Cuban 0 0 0 29,065 13,800 15,270
Dominican 40 15 25 23,130 11,000 12,125
Grenadian 0 0 0 17,915 7,835 10,080
Guadeloupean 0 0 0 1,125 515 605
Haitian 0 0 0 165,095 76,460 88,635
Jamaican 120 60 60 309,485 145,080 164,410
Kittitian/Nevisian 0 0 0 2,915 1,460 1,460
Martinican 0 0 0 2,010 900 1,110
Montserratan 0 0 0 930 460 470
Puerto Rican 0 0 0 3,405 1,645 1,765
St. Lucian 10 0 0 8,985 4,095 4,890
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 30 10 15 78,965 37,325 41,635
Vincentian/Grenadinian 0 0 0 17,420 7,475 9,945
West Indian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 114 10 10 10 70,270 31,625 38,645
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 115 0 0 0 26,830 12,520 14,310
Latin, Central and South American origins 205 90 110 674,640 325,210 349,430
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya) 10 0 0 22,725 10,875 11,850
Arawak 0 0 0 1,440 610 830
Argentinian 0 0 0 20,680 10,130 10,545
Belizean 0 0 0 1,755 915 845
Bolivian 0 10 0 5,055 2,480 2,580
Brazilian 15 10 0 36,830 17,380 19,455
Chilean 15 10 10 45,190 22,280 22,910
Colombian 25 0 20 96,325 45,590 50,735
Costa Rican 0 0 0 5,535 2,680 2,855
Ecuadorian 0 0 0 25,405 11,995 13,415
Guatemalan 10 10 0 26,275 13,360 12,915
Guyanese 0 0 0 84,275 39,530 44,745
Hispanic 10 10 10 11,055 5,380 5,670
Honduran 0 0 0 10,650 5,235 5,415
Maya 10 10 0 6,285 3,350 2,940
Mexican 50 25 30 128,485 62,890 65,595
Nicaraguan 10 0 10 13,705 6,650 7,055
Panamanian 0 10 0 4,700 2,210 2,495
Paraguayan 0 0 0 4,325 2,165 2,160
Peruvian 0 0 0 42,145 19,645 22,505
Salvadorean 25 10 20 66,220 32,960 33,255
Uruguayan 0 0 0 6,795 3,390 3,410
Venezuelan 15 10 10 26,345 12,220 14,125
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 116 20 10 10 28,455 13,930 14,525
African origins 780 455 330 1,067,930 539,805 528,120
Central and West African origins 110 70 40 230,110 118,040 112,070
Akan 0 0 0 1,955 1,090 870
Angolan 0 0 0 2,960 1,475 1,480
Ashanti 0 0 0 1,585 855 735
Beninese 0 0 0 4,995 2,670 2,320
Burkinabe 0 0 0 3,150 1,665 1,485
Cameroonian 10 0 0 24,615 12,390 12,230
Chadian 0 0 0 1,845 955 885
Congolese 0 0 0 38,365 18,925 19,440
Edo 0 0 0 1,945 1,095 855
Ewe 0 0 0 845 470 375
Gabonese 0 0 0 1,405 660 750
Gambian 0 0 0 975 495 475
Ghanaian 30 20 10 35,495 17,720 17,770
Guinean 0 0 0 7,240 3,785 3,455
Ibo 30 25 10 5,315 2,850 2,470
Ivorian 0 0 0 10,935 5,485 5,450
Liberian 0 0 0 2,485 1,130 1,360
Malian 0 0 0 4,490 2,280 2,210
Malinké 0 0 0 1,125 585 535
Nigerian 50 35 15 51,835 27,025 24,805
Peulh 0 0 0 2,435 1,270 1,170
Senegalese 0 0 0 10,175 5,500 4,670
Sierra Leonean 0 0 0 2,620 1,330 1,295
Togolese 0 0 0 5,300 2,870 2,430
Wolof 0 0 0 840 495 345
Yoruba 15 10 0 9,585 5,075 4,515
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 117 10 0 10 15,380 7,940 7,445
North African origins 175 105 65 355,045 185,775 169,270
Algerian 35 15 15 67,335 34,755 32,580
Berber 10 0 10 37,060 19,685 17,375
Coptic 0 10 0 3,535 1,860 1,680
Dinka 0 0 0 900 500 400
Egyptian 0 10 0 99,140 51,730 47,410
Libyan 0 0 0 7,740 4,135 3,605
Maure 0 0 0 1,190 655 535
Moroccan 30 15 10 103,940 54,005 49,945
Sudanese 95 60 30 19,960 10,315 9,645
Tunisian 0 0 0 25,645 13,985 11,665
North African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 118 0 0 0 6,115 3,320 2,795
Southern and East African origins 275 160 115 260,145 128,325 131,815
Afrikaner 0 0 10 1,870 955 915
Amhara 0 0 0 1,530 815 715
Bantu, n.o.s.Census data footnote 119 0 0 0 3,965 2,175 1,785
Burundian 0 0 0 10,990 5,405 5,580
Djiboutian 0 0 0 1,710 790 920
Eritrean 30 25 10 25,255 12,830 12,430
Ethiopian 20 10 10 44,065 21,680 22,385
Harari 0 0 0 665 355 305
Kenyan 0 0 0 10,915 5,230 5,685
Malagasy 0 0 0 4,500 2,175 2,325
Mauritian 10 10 10 9,325 4,655 4,665
Oromo 0 0 0 3,350 1,745 1,605
Rwandan 0 0 0 10,775 5,065 5,705
Seychellois 0 0 0 1,285 575 710
Somali 70 40 30 62,550 30,215 32,330
South African 25 15 10 41,375 20,575 20,800
Tanzanian 0 0 0 4,710 2,400 2,310
Tigrian 0 0 0 2,155 1,160 995
Ugandan 30 30 0 5,705 2,875 2,830
Zambian 0 0 0 1,860 935 920
Zimbabwean 70 35 35 8,090 3,975 4,110
Zulu 0 0 0 945 475 475
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 120 10 0 0 17,305 8,445 8,860
Other African origins 240 120 125 239,560 116,400 123,165
Black, n.o.s.Census data footnote 121 50 30 20 30,385 14,015 16,370
Other African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 122 205 90 110 212,005 103,790 108,215
Asian origins 3,125 1,500 1,625 6,095,235 2,958,120 3,137,115
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 215 105 105 1,011,145 518,170 492,980
Afghan 10 10 10 83,995 42,320 41,675
Arab, n.o.s.Census data footnote 123 45 30 15 111,400 58,930 52,475
Armenian 25 15 15 63,810 31,505 32,305
Assyrian 0 0 0 13,835 7,115 6,720
Azerbaijani 0 0 10 6,425 3,230 3,200
Georgian 0 0 0 4,775 2,430 2,345
Hazara 0 0 0 1,515 810 705
Iranian 60 20 35 210,405 106,565 103,840
Iraqi 0 10 0 70,925 35,965 34,955
Israeli 0 0 0 28,735 15,065 13,675
Jordanian 0 0 0 14,250 7,520 6,735
Kazakh 0 0 0 3,330 1,615 1,710
Kurd 0 0 0 16,315 8,810 7,515
Kuwaiti 0 0 0 2,235 1,185 1,055
Kyrgyz 0 0 0 1,060 510 550
Lebanese 20 10 10 219,555 112,970 106,590
Palestinian 0 0 0 44,820 23,900 20,920
Pashtun 0 0 0 4,810 2,565 2,245
Saudi Arabian 0 0 10 6,810 3,935 2,880
Syrian 25 10 15 77,045 38,445 38,600
Tajik 0 0 0 2,905 1,410 1,495
Tatar 0 0 0 4,825 2,155 2,670
Turk 15 10 0 63,955 32,855 31,100
Turkmen 0 0 0 1,040 540 500
Uighur 0 0 0 1,555 775 785
Uzbek 0 0 0 3,920 1,920 2,000
Yemeni 0 0 0 6,645 3,335 3,305
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 124 0 0 0 25,280 13,180 12,100
South Asian origins 615 355 260 1,963,330 993,595 969,735
Bangladeshi 70 35 30 45,940 23,645 22,300
Bengali 50 30 15 22,900 11,730 11,180
Bhutanese 0 0 0 3,600 1,765 1,835
East Indian 355 220 135 1,374,710 694,990 679,720
Goan 0 0 0 6,070 2,915 3,155
Gujarati 0 0 0 8,350 4,305 4,050
Kashmiri 0 0 0 3,115 1,605 1,510
Nepali 20 10 10 17,140 8,715 8,420
Pakistani 85 45 40 215,555 110,420 105,140
Punjabi 15 10 0 118,400 61,155 57,240
Sinhalese 0 0 0 7,285 3,605 3,685
Sri Lankan 25 20 10 152,595 75,010 77,585
Tamil 10 0 0 48,670 24,845 23,825
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 125 15 0 10 76,400 38,815 37,585
East and Southeast Asian origins 2,315 1,050 1,265 3,163,360 1,467,205 1,696,155
Burmese 0 0 0 9,335 4,535 4,795
Cambodian (Khmer) 0 0 0 38,490 18,515 19,980
Chinese 375 175 200 1,769,195 836,150 933,045
Filipino 1,415 620 790 837,130 369,105 468,025
Hmong 0 0 0 805 420 390
Indonesian 10 0 0 21,390 9,950 11,440
Japanese 200 85 120 121,485 53,415 68,070
Karen 0 0 0 4,510 2,275 2,240
Korean 105 45 55 198,210 93,680 104,525
Laotian 0 0 0 24,580 12,190 12,390
Malaysian 0 0 0 16,920 7,735 9,185
Mongolian 10 0 10 7,480 3,560 3,915
Singaporean 0 0 0 2,850 1,325 1,520
Taiwanese 20 10 15 36,510 16,570 19,945
Thai 0 0 10 19,010 7,330 11,680
Tibetan 0 0 0 8,040 4,055 3,985
Vietnamese 245 120 120 240,615 115,935 124,680
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 126 0 0 0 6,500 3,150 3,355
Other Asian origins 15 10 0 22,745 11,280 11,460
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 127 15 10 0 22,740 11,280 11,460
Oceania origins 85 35 50 85,470 43,030 42,440
Australian 35 15 25 42,315 21,710 20,605
New Zealander 45 20 20 15,395 8,065 7,330
Pacific Islands origins 10 0 0 29,485 14,240 15,250
Fijian 0 0 0 19,375 9,280 10,090
Hawaiian 0 0 0 3,295 1,500 1,795
Maori 0 0 0 2,500 1,310 1,195
Polynesian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 128 10 0 10 1,530 725 805
Samoan 0 0 0 1,100 625 475
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 129 0 0 0 2,335 1,145 1,185

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Northwest Territories [Territory] 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 July 4, 2020).

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