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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Visible Minority (15), Generation Status (4), Age Groups (10) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details visible minority , generation status , age groups and sex for the population in private households in Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 1 = 31.4 %
Visible minority (15) Generation status (4)
Total - Generation status First generationFootnote 2 Second generationFootnote 3 Third generation or moreFootnote 4
Total - Population by visible minority 507,270 11,450 11,525 484,295
Total visible minority populationFootnote 5 6,930 4,495 1,720 715
South AsianFootnote 6 1,855 1,260 445 145
Chinese 1,645 1,035 465 145
Black 1,450 815 360 285
Filipino 350 230 120 0
Latin American 185 165 15 0
Arab 370 330 40 0
Southeast AsianFootnote 7 320 240 65 15
West AsianFootnote 8 150 145 0 0
Korean 80 70 0 0
Japanese 65 35 20 0
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 9 210 95 70 40
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 10 245 90 105 60
Not a visible minorityFootnote 11 500,340 6,955 9,805 483,580


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not available for a specific reference period


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not applicable


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suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act


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too unreliable to be published



Footnote 1

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 2

'First generation' includes persons who were born outside Canada. For the most part, these are people who are now, or have ever been, immigrants to Canada.

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Footnote 3

'Second generation' includes persons who were born in Canada and had at least one parent born outside Canada. For the most part, these are the children of immigrants.

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Footnote 4

'Third generation or more' includes persons who were born in Canada with both parents born in Canada.

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Footnote 5

The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'

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Footnote 6

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 7

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Malaysian,' 'Laotian,' etc.

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Footnote 8

For example, 'Iranian,' 'Afghan,' etc.

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Footnote 9

The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.

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Footnote 10

Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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Footnote 11

Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal identity question (Question 18) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-010-X2011029.

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