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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 Ottawa - Gatineau
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 1 = 22.3 %
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 1,215,730 254,880 202,260 758,595
Total visible minority populationFootnote 5 234,010 157,215 68,825 7,970
South AsianFootnote 6 34,790 23,580 10,275 940
Chinese 37,135 25,230 10,340 1,565
Black 60,660 38,260 19,740 2,660
Filipino 10,970 8,225 2,410 335
Latin American 14,265 11,730 2,445 95
Arab 38,960 26,705 12,010 245
Southeast AsianFootnote 7 15,030 9,760 4,650 625
West AsianFootnote 8 8,195 6,495 1,665 35
Korean 2,475 1,965 475 35
Japanese 2,350 685 935 730
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 9 2,475 1,485 745 245
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 10 6,700 3,095 3,130 470
Not a visible minorityFootnote 11 981,720 97,665 133,435 750,625


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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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