Census Profile, 2016 Census
Nunavut [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 35,580 18,140 17,445 34,460,065 16,971,575 17,488,485
North American Aboriginal origins 30,420 15,340 15,075 2,130,520 1,026,675 1,103,840
First Nations (North American Indian) 690 345 350 1,525,570 731,410 794,155
Inuit 29,950 15,095 14,855 79,130 38,695 40,435
Métis 185 95 95 599,995 291,310 308,690
Other North American origins 1,815 960 860 11,628,535 5,745,695 5,882,835
Acadian 105 50 55 119,675 57,805 61,865
American 230 120 110 377,405 182,690 194,715
Canadian 1,305 685 630 11,135,965 5,501,595 5,634,370
New Brunswicker 10 10 0 1,490 800 685
Newfoundlander 125 70 50 22,215 11,420 10,800
Nova Scotian 10 0 10 3,700 1,770 1,930
Ontarian 0 0 0 3,925 1,980 1,945
Québécois 50 40 15 194,560 99,320 95,235
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 104 0 0 0 1,895 950 945
European origins 8,315 4,345 3,975 19,683,320 9,687,715 9,995,605
British Isles origins 5,815 3,015 2,790 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 1,625 825 800 6,320,085 3,069,515 3,250,570
Irish 1,745 895 850 4,627,000 2,195,620 2,431,385
Manx 10 0 0 6,125 3,090 3,040
Scottish 3,265 1,695 1,575 4,799,005 2,323,390 2,475,620
Welsh 160 85 80 474,805 226,600 248,210
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 105 355 200 150 644,695 307,090 337,610
French origins 1,485 785 700 4,680,820 2,283,480 2,397,340
Alsatian 0 0 0 2,800 1,300 1,495
Breton 10 0 10 11,845 5,765 6,080
Corsican 0 0 0 1,750 950 805
French 1,475 780 695 4,670,595 2,278,430 2,392,165
Western European origins (except French origins) 975 470 505 4,600,855 2,258,095 2,342,760
Austrian 35 25 15 207,050 100,775 106,275
Bavarian 0 0 0 940 485 455
Belgian 30 20 15 186,665 91,395 95,270
Dutch 190 90 105 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 745 355 390 3,322,405 1,626,785 1,695,615
Luxembourger 0 0 0 3,915 2,025 1,890
Swiss 20 0 10 155,120 76,935 78,185
Western European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 106 10 10 0 3,365 1,645 1,720
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 675 335 340 1,201,320 579,005 622,315
Danish 290 145 150 207,470 100,660 106,810
Finnish 50 25 25 143,645 69,045 74,600
Icelandic 30 10 25 101,795 49,875 51,915
Norwegian 145 70 80 463,275 223,075 240,200
Swedish 115 65 55 349,645 163,545 186,095
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 107 85 45 40 52,780 26,965 25,820
Eastern European origins 515 260 255 3,431,245 1,666,740 1,764,505
Bulgarian 10 10 0 34,565 16,935 17,625
Byelorussian 0 0 0 20,710 10,190 10,515
Czech 15 0 10 104,580 51,555 53,030
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 108 0 0 0 40,715 19,235 21,480
Estonian 10 0 0 24,530 11,715 12,815
Hungarian 45 20 25 348,085 170,040 178,045
Latvian 10 0 10 30,725 14,920 15,805
Lithuanian 0 0 0 59,285 28,745 30,535
Moldovan 0 0 0 14,915 7,265 7,650
Polish 145 90 55 1,106,585 533,830 572,750
Romanian 20 10 15 238,050 114,705 123,345
Russian 100 60 40 622,445 297,600 324,850
Slovak 15 10 0 72,285 35,360 36,925
Ukrainian 190 90 100 1,359,655 663,560 696,095
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 109 30 15 15 20,415 9,895 10,520
Southern European origins 420 215 205 3,012,375 1,494,605 1,517,775
Albanian 10 0 0 36,185 18,385 17,800
Bosnian 0 0 0 26,740 13,320 13,420
Catalan 0 0 0 1,280 740 535
Croatian 10 10 0 133,970 67,825 66,140
Cypriot 0 0 0 5,650 2,850 2,795
Greek 20 10 0 271,410 137,405 134,005
Italian 175 95 85 1,587,965 794,525 793,445
Kosovar 0 0 0 2,865 1,470 1,395
Macedonian 0 0 0 43,110 21,650 21,460
Maltese 0 10 0 41,920 20,955 20,965
Montenegrin 0 0 0 4,160 2,180 1,985
Portuguese 115 60 55 482,605 239,360 243,250
Serbian 0 0 10 96,530 49,095 47,440
Sicilian 0 0 0 6,940 3,500 3,435
Slovenian 0 0 0 40,470 20,105 20,365
Spanish 75 35 40 396,460 184,520 211,945
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 110 10 0 0 38,480 18,620 19,860
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 111 10 0 0 2,170 1,030 1,135
Other European origins 345 190 155 226,695 115,110 111,580
Basque 0 0 0 6,965 3,690 3,275
Jewish 30 20 15 143,660 72,625 71,035
Roma (Gypsy) 0 0 0 4,630 2,195 2,440
Slavic, n.o.s.Census data footnote 112 0 0 0 4,870 2,560 2,310
Other European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 113 305 170 140 67,890 34,730 33,160
Caribbean origins 95 50 45 749,155 349,810 399,345
Antiguan 0 0 0 4,500 2,115 2,385
Bahamian 0 0 0 3,675 1,915 1,760
Barbadian 10 10 0 37,780 17,745 20,035
Bermudan 0 0 0 3,075 1,435 1,640
Carib 0 10 0 3,030 1,175 1,860
Cuban 0 0 0 29,065 13,800 15,270
Dominican 10 0 0 23,130 11,000 12,125
Grenadian 10 0 10 17,915 7,835 10,080
Guadeloupean 0 0 0 1,125 515 605
Haitian 10 0 0 165,095 76,460 88,635
Jamaican 40 20 20 309,485 145,080 164,410
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 0 0 0 8,985 4,095 4,890
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 10 10 0 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 15 10 10 70,270 31,625 38,645
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 115 10 0 10 26,830 12,520 14,310
Latin, Central and South American origins 65 30 35 674,640 325,210 349,430
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya) 0 0 0 22,725 10,875 11,850
Arawak 0 0 0 1,440 610 830
Argentinian 10 0 0 20,680 10,130 10,545
Belizean 0 0 0 1,755 915 845
Bolivian 0 0 0 5,055 2,480 2,580
Brazilian 0 0 0 36,830 17,380 19,455
Chilean 10 0 0 45,190 22,280 22,910
Colombian 10 0 10 96,325 45,590 50,735
Costa Rican 0 0 0 5,535 2,680 2,855
Ecuadorian 10 10 0 25,405 11,995 13,415
Guatemalan 0 0 0 26,275 13,360 12,915
Guyanese 10 0 0 84,275 39,530 44,745
Hispanic 10 0 10 11,055 5,380 5,670
Honduran 0 0 0 10,650 5,235 5,415
Maya 0 0 0 6,285 3,350 2,940
Mexican 10 10 0 128,485 62,890 65,595
Nicaraguan 0 0 0 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 10 10 10 66,220 32,960 33,255
Uruguayan 0 0 0 6,795 3,390 3,410
Venezuelan 0 0 0 26,345 12,220 14,125
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 116 10 0 0 28,455 13,930 14,525
African origins 465 255 210 1,067,930 539,805 528,120
Central and West African origins 65 35 30 230,110 118,040 112,070
Akan 10 10 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 15 10 10 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 10 10 10 35,495 17,720 17,770
Guinean 0 0 0 7,240 3,785 3,455
Ibo 10 10 0 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 20 15 10 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 10 0 2,620 1,330 1,295
Togolese 10 0 0 5,300 2,870 2,430
Wolof 0 0 0 840 495 345
Yoruba 15 0 10 9,585 5,075 4,515
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 117 10 0 0 15,380 7,940 7,445
North African origins 30 15 10 355,045 185,775 169,270
Algerian 0 0 0 67,335 34,755 32,580
Berber 0 10 0 37,060 19,685 17,375
Coptic 0 0 0 3,535 1,860 1,680
Dinka 0 0 0 900 500 400
Egyptian 15 0 10 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 10 10 0 103,940 54,005 49,945
Sudanese 0 10 0 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 80 60 25 260,145 128,325 131,815
Afrikaner 10 0 0 1,870 955 915
Amhara 0 0 0 1,530 815 715
Bantu, n.o.s.Census data footnote 119 10 0 10 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 0 10 0 25,255 12,830 12,430
Ethiopian 30 15 10 44,065 21,680 22,385
Harari 0 0 0 665 355 305
Kenyan 0 10 0 10,915 5,230 5,685
Malagasy 0 0 0 4,500 2,175 2,325
Mauritian 0 0 0 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 10 0 0 62,550 30,215 32,330
South African 10 0 0 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 0 0 0 5,705 2,875 2,830
Zambian 0 0 0 1,860 935 920
Zimbabwean 15 10 10 8,090 3,975 4,110
Zulu 0 0 10 945 475 475
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 120 0 0 10 17,305 8,445 8,860
Other African origins 285 145 140 239,560 116,400 123,165
Black, n.o.s.Census data footnote 121 50 25 25 30,385 14,015 16,370
Other African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 122 240 120 120 212,005 103,790 108,215
Asian origins 615 280 335 6,095,235 2,958,120 3,137,115
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 100 60 40 1,011,145 518,170 492,980
Afghan 10 0 0 83,995 42,320 41,675
Arab, n.o.s.Census data footnote 123 10 10 0 111,400 58,930 52,475
Armenian 10 0 0 63,810 31,505 32,305
Assyrian 0 0 0 13,835 7,115 6,720
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 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 20 15 0 210,405 106,565 103,840
Iraqi 10 0 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 10 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 40 20 15 219,555 112,970 106,590
Palestinian 0 0 0 44,820 23,900 20,920
Pashtun 0 0 0 4,810 2,565 2,245
Saudi Arabian 0 0 0 6,810 3,935 2,880
Syrian 0 0 0 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 10 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 130 65 65 1,963,330 993,595 969,735
Bangladeshi 20 10 10 45,940 23,645 22,300
Bengali 0 0 0 22,900 11,730 11,180
Bhutanese 0 0 0 3,600 1,765 1,835
East Indian 65 35 35 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 0 0 0 17,140 8,715 8,420
Pakistani 15 10 0 215,555 110,420 105,140
Punjabi 10 0 0 118,400 61,155 57,240
Sinhalese 0 0 0 7,285 3,605 3,685
Sri Lankan 10 0 10 152,595 75,010 77,585
Tamil 0 0 0 48,670 24,845 23,825
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 125 15 0 0 76,400 38,815 37,585
East and Southeast Asian origins 385 155 225 3,163,360 1,467,205 1,696,155
Burmese 0 0 10 9,335 4,535 4,795
Cambodian (Khmer) 0 0 0 38,490 18,515 19,980
Chinese 115 50 70 1,769,195 836,150 933,045
Filipino 245 100 145 837,130 369,105 468,025
Hmong 0 0 0 805 420 390
Indonesian 10 0 0 21,390 9,950 11,440
Japanese 15 0 10 121,485 53,415 68,070
Karen 0 0 0 4,510 2,275 2,240
Korean 10 0 0 198,210 93,680 104,525
Laotian 0 0 0 24,580 12,190 12,390
Malaysian 10 0 0 16,920 7,735 9,185
Mongolian 0 0 0 7,480 3,560 3,915
Singaporean 0 0 0 2,850 1,325 1,520
Taiwanese 0 0 0 36,510 16,570 19,945
Thai 10 0 0 19,010 7,330 11,680
Tibetan 0 0 0 8,040 4,055 3,985
Vietnamese 10 0 0 240,615 115,935 124,680
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 126 0 0 0 6,500 3,150 3,355
Other Asian origins 10 10 0 22,745 11,280 11,460
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 127 10 10 0 22,740 11,280 11,460
Oceania origins 15 0 0 85,470 43,030 42,440
Australian 10 0 0 42,315 21,710 20,605
New Zealander 0 0 0 15,395 8,065 7,330
Pacific Islands origins 0 0 0 29,485 14,240 15,250
Fijian 0 0 10 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 0 0 0 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. Nunavut [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 December 12, 2019).

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