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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Ethnic Origin (264), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3), 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 ethnic origin , single and multiple ethnic origin responses , generation status , age groups and sex for the population in private households in Ottawa - Gatineau
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 1 = 22.3 %
Ethnic origin (264) Single and multiple ethnic origin responses (3)
Total - Single and multiple ethnic origin responsesFootnote 2 Single ethnic origin responsesFootnote 3 Multiple ethnic origin responsesFootnote 4
Total - Ethnic originsFootnote 5 1,215,735 638,275 577,455
North American Aboriginal origins 62,060 8,235 53,820
First Nations (North American Indian) 48,035 6,280 41,760
Inuit 1,445 270 1,180
Métis 14,005 1,685 12,320
Other North American origins 464,630 215,085 249,550
Acadian 5,220 720 4,500
American 14,270 1,000 13,270
Canadian 447,090 210,605 236,485
New Brunswicker 65 0 60
Newfoundlander 885 95 795
Nova Scotian 60 20 40
Ontarian 760 130 635
Québécois 5,595 2,495 3,095
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Footnote 6 115 0 110
European origins 762,905 224,755 538,150
British Isles origins 448,810 81,080 367,740
Channel Islander 150 20 135
Cornish 65 0 65
English 221,955 32,415 189,540
Irish 228,035 25,165 202,870
Manx 145 0 145
Scottish 182,800 16,420 166,375
Welsh 17,420 840 16,575
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Footnote 7 33,185 6,215 26,965
French origins 304,865 61,780 243,085
Alsatian 90 0 85
Breton 755 350 405
French 304,235 61,425 242,810
Western European origins (except French origins) 124,635 18,715 105,920
Austrian 5,940 600 5,340
Belgian 6,240 965 5,275
Dutch 30,220 6,700 23,520
Flemish 570 125 445
Frisian 135 20 115
German 85,015 9,665 75,350
Luxembourger 125 20 100
Swiss 4,600 595 4,005
Western European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 8 155 25 130
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 23,150 2,170 20,985
Danish 5,095 590 4,510
Finnish 3,745 595 3,145
Icelandic 1,475 70 1,400
Norwegian 6,770 365 6,400
Swedish 6,515 440 6,075
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 9 1,110 105 1,005
Eastern European origins 83,670 22,930 60,740
Bulgarian 1,670 945 725
Byelorussian 995 370 630
Czech 4,130 1,045 3,080
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s. 875 75 795
Estonian 760 165 595
Hungarian 8,135 1,890 6,250
Latvian 1,115 345 775
Lithuanian 1,950 370 1,580
Moldovan 200 55 145
Polish 31,920 7,590 24,325
Romanian 6,270 2,765 3,505
Russian 13,645 2,585 11,055
Slovak 2,525 640 1,885
Ukrainian 23,885 4,045 19,835
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 10 535 45 490
Southern European origins 90,070 33,600 56,470
Albanian 890 575 315
Bosnian 1,475 950 525
Croatian 3,245 1,205 2,035
Cypriot 230 0 225
Greek 7,365 2,980 4,380
Italian 47,975 15,960 32,010
Kosovar 145 45 100
Macedonian 425 90 335
Maltese 750 100 650
Montenegrin 310 75 230
Portuguese 12,320 6,335 5,980
Serbian 3,010 1,740 1,270
Sicilian 360 105 260
Slovenian 1,340 350 985
Spanish 14,220 2,450 11,765
Yugoslavian, n.o.s. 1,600 580 1,025
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 11 70 50 15
Other European origins 14,830 4,490 10,340
Basque 390 45 350
Jewish 12,425 3,600 8,825
Roma (Gypsy) 100 0 100
Slavic, n.o.s. 115 0 110
Other European origins, n.i.e.Footnote 12 1,860 840 1,020
Caribbean origins 26,470 15,000 11,470
Antiguan 80 20 55
Bahamian 195 25 165
Barbadian 1,285 415 870
Bermudan 125 0 125
Carib 130 0 125
Cuban 1,100 305 790
Dominican 640 265 375
Grenadian 215 80 135
Haitian 12,470 9,385 3,085
Jamaican 7,070 3,055 4,015
Kittitian/Nevisian 35 15 20
Martinican 85 0 85
Montserratan 75 0 70
Puerto Rican 140 25 115
St. Lucian 485 235 250
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 1,685 435 1,250
Vincentian/Grenadinian 160 20 140
West Indian, n.o.s. 1,320 450 870
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Footnote 13 810 250 565
Latin, Central and South American origins 20,320 9,540 10,780
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Maya) 890 40 845
Argentinian 570 135 435
Belizean 45 0 15
Bolivian 175 75 100
Brazilian 1,305 300 1,000
Chilean 1,035 375 655
Colombian 3,250 2,185 1,065
Costa Rican 280 60 220
Ecuadorian 355 85 265
Guatemalan 665 350 315
Guyanese 1,590 560 1,035
Hispanic 475 275 205
Honduran 185 65 115
Maya 165 15 150
Mexican 3,165 1,205 1,965
Nicaraguan 1,100 675 425
Panamanian 90 45 45
Paraguayan 35 0 30
Peruvian 1,425 555 870
Salvadorean 3,085 1,995 1,090
Uruguayan 85 0 70
Venezuelan 880 160 725
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Footnote 14 815 330 485
African origins 55,690 38,305 17,390
Central and West African origins 12,700 9,335 3,365
Akan 50 0 40
Angolan 170 70 100
Ashanti 35 0 20
Beninese 340 220 115
Burkinabe 250 175 70
Cameroonian 1,130 960 170
Chadian 110 35 75
Congolese 4,275 3,395 880
Gabonese 65 25 40
Gambian 10 0 10
Ghanaian 1,345 1,000 340
Guinean 430 220 210
Ibo 290 160 135
Ivorian 635 415 220
Liberian 115 70 40
Malian 165 130 40
Nigerian 1,825 1,240 580
Peulh 170 65 105
Senegalese 445 275 170
Sierra Leonean 120 0 115
Togolese 445 270 175
Yoruba 295 120 180
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 15 1,115 475 640
North African origins 13,660 9,325 4,335
Algerian 1,720 1,175 540
Berber 1,210 740 470
Coptic 295 0 295
Dinka 0 0 0
Egyptian 5,440 3,205 2,235
Libyan 860 675 180
Maure 0 0 0
Moroccan 2,960 2,170 790
Sudanese 965 745 225
Tunisian 760 480 280
North African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 16 295 130 160
Southern and East African origins 20,955 15,910 5,045
Afrikaner 75 20 50
Amhara 170 85 80
Bantu, n.o.s. 245 140 110
Burundian 2,340 2,035 305
Eritrean 1,290 935 355
Ethiopian 2,065 1,230 835
Harari 0 0 0
Kenyan 625 320 300
Malagasy 200 170 30
Mauritian 400 155 245
Oromo 220 35 185
Rwandan 1,580 1,230 350
Seychellois 40 0 35
Somali 9,115 7,900 1,210
South African 1,015 110 905
Tanzanian 200 145 55
Tigrian 125 15 110
Ugandan 470 270 205
Zambian 65 30 35
Zimbabwean 265 175 100
Zulu 125 20 105
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 17 1,995 890 1,105
Other African origins 9,575 3,735 5,840
Black, n.o.s.Footnote 18 940 110 830
Other African origins, n.i.e.Footnote 19 8,895 3,625 5,275
Asian origins 170,650 127,225 43,425
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 61,155 43,060 18,090
Afghan 2,275 1,855 410
Arab, n.o.s. 9,035 5,530 3,505
Armenian 1,425 435 990
Assyrian 115 85 25
Azerbaijani 160 80 75
Georgian 165 35 130
Iranian 6,610 5,335 1,280
Iraqi 3,910 2,585 1,330
Israeli 385 65 315
Jordanian 705 325 375
Kazakh 85 50 35
Kurd 795 425 375
Kuwaiti 950 510 435
Lebanese 26,615 18,595 8,025
Palestinian 3,315 2,060 1,260
Pashtun 305 170 135
Saudi Arabian 870 655 215
Syrian 3,130 1,280 1,845
Tajik 125 25 95
Tatar 55 0 45
Turk 3,275 1,800 1,480
Uighur 55 50 0
Uzbek 100 0 80
Yemeni 695 345 350
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Footnote 20 1,265 735 530
South Asian origins 37,965 27,290 10,675
Bangladeshi 2,205 1,795 410
Bengali 690 435 255
East IndianFootnote 21 25,550 17,100 8,450
Goan 85 20 65
Gujarati 80 30 55
Kashmiri 30 0 30
Nepali 785 675 110
Pakistani 3,910 2,430 1,480
Punjabi 1,370 575 795
Sinhalese 320 170 150
Sri Lankan 2,900 1,980 915
Tamil 1,370 800 575
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 22 1,980 1,280 700
East and Southeast Asian origins 72,785 56,575 16,210
Burmese 760 495 265
Cambodian (Khmer) 2,495 1,475 1,020
Chinese 42,740 33,625 9,115
Filipino 11,905 8,460 3,445
Hmong 0 0 0
Indonesian 515 135 375
Japanese 3,085 1,075 2,005
Korean 2,765 2,260 505
Laotian 920 505 410
Malaysian 440 100 340
Mongolian 255 50 210
Singaporean 55 15 40
Taiwanese 510 270 235
Thai 775 345 430
Tibetan 25 0 15
Vietnamese 9,860 7,285 2,570
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 23 615 455 160
Other Asian origins 635 300 335
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Footnote 24 640 300 340
Oceania origins 1,850 140 1,710
Australian 1,360 110 1,250
New Zealander 330 0 300
Pacific Islands origins 170 0 175
Fijian 55 0 55
Hawaiian 40 0 40
Maori 0 0 0
Polynesian, n.o.s. 20 0 25
Samoan 10 0 10
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Footnote 25 45 0 45

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Footnote(s)

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

The category 'Total - Single and multiple ethnic origin responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported a specified ethnic origin, either as their only ethnic origin or in addition to one or more other ethnic origins. The sum of all total responses for all ethnic origins is greater than the total population estimate due to the reporting of multiple origins.

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Footnote 3

A single ethnic origin response occurs when a respondent provides one ethnic origin only.

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Footnote 4

A multiple ethnic origin response occurs when a respondent provides two or more ethnic origins.

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Footnote 5

This is a total population estimate. The sum of the ethnic groups in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ethnic origin in the NHS.

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Footnote 6

Includes general responses indicating North American origins (e.g., 'North American') as well as more specific responses indicating North American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maritimer,' 'Manitoban').

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Footnote 7

Includes general responses indicating British Isles origins (e.g., 'British,' 'United Kingdom') as well as more specific responses indicating British Isles origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Celtic').

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Footnote 8

Includes general responses indicating Western European origins (e.g., 'Western European') as well as more specific responses indicating Western European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Liechtensteiner').

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Footnote 9

Includes general responses indicating Northern European origins (e.g., 'Northern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Northern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Faroese,' 'Scandinavian').

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Footnote 10

Includes general responses indicating Eastern European origins (e.g., 'Eastern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Eastern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baltic').

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Footnote 11

Includes general responses indicating Southern European origins (e.g., 'Southern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Gibraltarian').

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Footnote 12

Includes general responses indicating Other European origins (e.g., 'European') as well as more specific responses indicating European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Central European').

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Footnote 13

Includes general responses indicating Caribbean origins (e.g., 'Caribbean') as well as more specific responses indicating Caribbean origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Guadelupian,' 'Aruban').

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Footnote 14

Includes general responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins (e.g., 'South American') as well as more specific responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Surinamese').

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Footnote 15

Includes general responses indicating Central or West African origins (e.g., 'West African') as well as more specific responses indicating Central or West African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Ewe,' 'Wolof').

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Footnote 16

Includes general responses indicating North African origins (e.g., 'North African') as well as more specific responses indicating North African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maghreb').

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Footnote 17

Includes general responses indicating Southern or East African origins (e.g., 'East African') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern or East African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Hutu,' 'Shona').

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Footnote 18

Some respondents may choose to provide very specific ethnic origins in the National Household Survey (NHS), while other respondents may choose to give more general responses. This means that two respondents with the same ethnic ancestry could have different response patterns and thus could be counted as having different ethnic origins. For example, one respondent may report 'East Indian' ethnic origin while another respondent, with a similar ancestral background, may report 'Punjabi' or 'South Asian' origins; one respondent may report 'Black' while another, similar respondent, may report 'Ghanaian' or 'African.' As a result, ethnic origin data are very fluid, and counts for certain origins, such as 'East Indian' and 'Black,' may seem lower than initially expected. Users who wish to obtain broader response counts may wish to combine data for one or more ethnic origins together or use counts for ethnic categories such as 'South Asian origins' or 'African origins.' (Please note, however, that 'African origins' should not be considered equivalent to the 'Black' population group or visible minority status, as there are persons reporting African origins who report a population group or visible minority status other than 'Black.' Conversely, many people report a population group or visible minority status of 'Black' and do not report having 'African' origins. For information on population group and visible minority population in the 2011 NHS, refer to the appropriate definitions in this publication).

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Footnote 19

Includes general responses indicating Other African origins (e.g., 'African') as well as more specific responses indicating Other African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Saharan').

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Footnote 20

Includes general responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins (e.g., 'West Asian,' 'Middle Eastern') as well as more specific responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baloch,' 'Circassian').

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Footnote 21

Some respondents may choose to provide very specific ethnic origins in the National Household Survey (NHS), while other respondents may choose to give more general responses. This means that two respondents with the same ethnic ancestry could have different response patterns and thus could be counted as having different ethnic origins. For example, one respondent may report 'East Indian' ethnic origin while another respondent, with a similar ancestral background, may report 'Punjabi' or 'South Asian' origins; one respondent may report 'Black' while another, similar respondent, may report 'Ghanaian' or 'African.' As a result, ethnic origin data are very fluid, and counts for certain origins, such as 'East Indian' and 'Black,' may seem lower than initially expected. Users who wish to obtain broader response counts may wish to combine data for one or more ethnic origins together or use counts for ethnic categories such as 'South Asian origins' or 'African origins.' (Please note, however, that 'African origins' should not be considered equivalent to the 'Black' population group or visible minority status, as there are persons reporting African origins who report a population group or visible minority status other than 'Black.' Conversely, many people report a population group or visible minority status of 'Black' and do not report having 'African' origins. For information on population group and visible minority population in the 2011 NHS, refer to the appropriate definitions in this publication).

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Footnote 22

Includes general responses indicating South Asian origins (e.g., 'South Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating South Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bhutanese').

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Footnote 23

Includes general responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins (e.g., 'Southeast Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bruneian,' 'Karen').

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Footnote 24

Includes general responses indicating Other Asian origins (e.g., 'Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating Other Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Eurasian').

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Footnote 25

Includes general responses indicating Pacific Islands origins (e.g., 'Pacific Islander') as well as more specific responses indicating Pacific Islands origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Tahitian').

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-010-X2011028.

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