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NHS Profile, Canada, 2011

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Characteristic Canada

(Country)
Total Male Female
Ethnic origin population
Total population in private households by ethnic originsNational Household Survey data footnote 35 32,852,325 16,163,110 16,689,210
North American Aboriginal origins 1,836,035 885,675 950,360
First Nations (North American Indian) 1,369,115 658,050 711,065
Inuit 72,615 35,895 36,720
Métis 447,655 217,405 230,250
Other North American origins 11,070,455 5,462,685 5,607,770
Acadian 115,900 56,435 59,460
American 372,575 179,465 193,115
Canadian 10,563,805 5,214,090 5,349,715
New Brunswicker 1,895 860 1,040
Newfoundlander 22,035 11,580 10,460
Nova Scotian 2,845 1,400 1,445
Ontarian 3,860 1,800 2,065
Québécois 193,885 97,450 96,430
Other North American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 36 4,050 2,010 2,040
European origins 20,157,965 9,913,150 10,244,820
British Isles origins 11,343,705 5,531,110 5,812,600
Channel Islander 3,325 1,740 1,590
Cornish 1,765 1,005 750
English 6,509,500 3,159,130 3,350,365
Irish 4,544,865 2,155,710 2,389,160
Manx 4,730 2,410 2,315
Scottish 4,714,965 2,284,200 2,430,770
Welsh 458,705 219,565 239,135
British Isles origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 37 576,030 275,345 300,685
French origins 5,077,215 2,476,125 2,601,090
Alsatian 2,700 1,280 1,420
Breton 14,290 7,105 7,190
French 5,065,690 2,470,555 2,595,130
Western European origins (except French origins) 4,439,950 2,179,305 2,260,650
Austrian 197,990 97,350 100,640
Belgian 176,620 87,360 89,260
Dutch 1,067,245 526,105 541,140
Flemish 13,840 6,880 6,970
Frisian 5,055 2,715 2,335
German 3,203,325 1,568,295 1,635,030
Luxembourger 3,790 1,915 1,875
Swiss 146,830 72,895 73,935
Western European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 38 2,740 1,380 1,355
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 1,164,425 562,395 602,035
Danish 203,080 98,545 104,535
Finnish 136,215 65,325 70,890
Icelandic 94,210 46,140 48,065
Norwegian 452,710 220,440 232,270
Swedish 341,845 160,560 181,280
Northern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 39 43,070 21,650 21,415
Eastern European origins 3,142,775 1,532,520 1,610,250
Bulgarian 30,485 14,965 15,520
Byelorussian 15,565 7,240 8,320
Czech 94,805 46,650 48,150
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s. 40,030 18,980 21,055
Estonian 23,185 10,575 12,610
Hungarian 316,760 156,285 160,480
Latvian 27,355 13,310 14,040
Lithuanian 49,130 24,420 24,710
Moldovan 8,055 4,095 3,960
Polish 1,010,700 488,180 522,525
Romanian 204,630 99,560 105,070
Russian 550,515 264,370 286,145
Slovak 66,545 32,700 33,845
Ukrainian 1,251,170 610,890 640,275
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 40 11,330 5,665 5,665
Southern European origins 2,798,395 1,391,820 1,406,575
Albanian 28,270 14,520 13,745
Bosnian 22,915 11,610 11,310
Croatian 114,880 57,845 57,030
Cypriot 4,820 2,240 2,580
Greek 252,955 129,805 123,160
Italian 1,488,420 744,730 743,695
Kosovar 2,765 1,365 1,400
Macedonian 36,985 18,740 18,250
Maltese 38,780 19,555 19,230
Montenegrin 2,970 1,555 1,415
Portuguese 429,850 213,330 216,525
Serbian 80,320 40,660 39,655
Sicilian 5,980 3,130 2,845
Slovenian 37,175 18,400 18,775
Spanish 368,305 173,590 194,715
Yugoslavian, n.o.s. 48,320 23,685 24,635
Southern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 41 965 450 520
Other European origins 371,710 187,060 184,650
Basque 5,565 2,970 2,600
Jewish 309,650 154,375 155,275
Roma (Gypsy) 5,255 2,495 2,760
Slavic, n.o.s. 4,660 2,445 2,220
Other European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 42 48,765 25,990 22,770
Caribbean origins 627,590 291,640 335,945
Antiguan 3,630 1,925 1,705
Bahamian 2,505 1,395 1,110
Barbadian 34,340 15,660 18,680
Bermudan 2,765 1,290 1,475
Carib 3,295 1,365 1,930
Cuban 21,440 10,500 10,940
Dominican 16,715 8,055 8,660
Grenadian 14,890 6,605 8,280
Haitian 137,995 63,915 74,075
Jamaican 256,915 119,275 137,640
Kittitian/Nevisian 2,225 925 1,300
Martinican 1,415 765 655
Montserratan 825 440 380
Puerto Rican 2,340 1,170 1,175
St. Lucian 6,645 2,700 3,945
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 68,230 32,665 35,560
Vincentian/Grenadinian 14,180 6,135 8,045
West Indian, n.o.s. 56,650 25,820 30,835
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 43 21,960 10,025 11,930
Latin, Central and South American origins 544,375 264,635 279,740
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Maya) 16,685 7,875 8,810
Argentinian 16,910 8,375 8,540
Belizean 1,125 525 600
Bolivian 3,780 1,795 1,985
Brazilian 25,395 12,520 12,875
Chilean 38,135 18,835 19,305
Colombian 76,580 37,050 39,530
Costa Rican 5,340 2,555 2,780
Ecuadorian 20,115 9,640 10,475
Guatemalan 20,765 10,555 10,215
Guyanese 75,350 35,065 40,280
Hispanic 6,495 3,025 3,470
Honduran 8,720 4,210 4,510
Maya 4,695 2,425 2,270
Mexican 96,055 47,900 48,160
Nicaraguan 11,445 5,570 5,875
Panamanian 3,650 1,675 1,975
Paraguayan 3,425 1,775 1,650
Peruvian 34,385 15,855 18,530
Salvadorean 63,965 32,160 31,805
Uruguayan 5,500 2,760 2,735
Venezuelan 18,165 8,520 9,645
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 44 19,985 9,950 10,035
African origins 766,735 387,360 379,380
Central and West African origins 142,780 73,680 69,100
Akan 1,065 600 470
Angolan 1,925 950 975
Ashanti 985 505 480
Beninese 2,665 1,455 1,205
Burkinabe 1,380 710 675
Cameroonian 10,555 5,525 5,020
Chadian 1,070 560 510
Congolese 24,965 11,975 12,990
Gabonese 1,105 560 540
Gambian 595 335 260
Ghanaian 29,355 14,965 14,385
Guinean 4,835 2,455 2,380
Ibo 2,795 1,475 1,320
Ivorian 5,200 2,865 2,335
Liberian 1,695 940 755
Malian 2,530 1,200 1,330
Nigerian 31,735 16,655 15,075
Peulh 1,370 715 655
Senegalese 6,335 3,345 2,990
Sierra Leonean 1,820 940 875
Togolese 3,115 1,775 1,335
Yoruba 5,340 2,875 2,465
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 45 11,390 5,960 5,435
North African origins 252,055 132,630 119,415
Algerian 49,110 25,695 23,415
Berber 25,880 14,270 11,615
Coptic 3,570 1,795 1,770
Dinka 715 450 265
Egyptian 73,250 38,210 35,040
Libyan 5,510 2,965 2,550
Maure 1,040 605 430
Moroccan 71,915 36,640 35,270
Sudanese 16,595 8,785 7,810
Tunisian 15,130 8,750 6,375
North African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 46 2,875 1,635 1,245
Southern and East African origins 187,140 91,065 96,075
Afrikaner 1,945 970 975
Amhara 1,305 720 585
Bantu, n.o.s. 1,825 945 880
Burundian 7,395 3,755 3,640
Eritrean 13,430 6,535 6,895
Ethiopian 30,810 15,135 15,670
Harari 675 265 415
Kenyan 8,060 3,820 4,235
Malagasy 2,925 1,465 1,455
Mauritian 6,695 3,015 3,680
Oromo 1,825 995 835
Rwandan 8,100 3,795 4,310
Seychellois 1,035 495 540
Somali 44,995 21,330 23,665
South African 34,000 16,875 17,130
Tanzanian 4,065 1,975 2,090
Tigrian 1,005 545 455
Ugandan 4,535 2,205 2,335
Zambian 1,425 695 730
Zimbabwean 6,425 3,130 3,300
Zulu 840 470 370
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 47 14,510 7,200 7,310
Other African origins 199,900 97,980 101,920
Black, n.o.s.National Household Survey data footnote 48 25,150 11,595 13,555
Other African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 49 177,190 87,605 89,585
Asian origins 5,011,225 2,435,540 2,575,680
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 778,470 402,825 375,640
Afghan 62,815 31,640 31,175
Arab, n.o.s. 94,640 52,235 42,405
Armenian 55,745 28,040 27,700
Assyrian 10,815 5,630 5,180
Azerbaijani 4,580 2,450 2,130
Georgian 3,155 1,530 1,625
Iranian 163,290 83,495 79,800
Iraqi 49,680 25,245 24,435
Israeli 15,015 7,330 7,685
Jordanian 9,425 5,050 4,370
Kazakh 2,265 1,095 1,175
Kurd 11,680 6,295 5,385
Kuwaiti 2,240 1,090 1,150
Lebanese 190,275 97,840 92,435
Palestinian 31,245 16,530 14,720
Pashtun 3,315 1,715 1,595
Saudi Arabian 7,955 4,680 3,275
Syrian 40,840 20,575 20,265
Tajik 2,395 1,150 1,245
Tatar 2,850 1,370 1,485
Turk 55,435 28,675 26,755
Uighur 1,155 540 615
Uzbek 2,720 1,305 1,420
Yemeni 3,945 2,080 1,865
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 50 16,540 9,095 7,440
South Asian origins 1,615,920 812,980 802,940
Bangladeshi 34,205 17,535 16,670
Bengali 17,960 9,220 8,740
East IndianNational Household Survey data footnote 48 1,165,145 584,245 580,900
Goan 5,125 2,435 2,690
Gujarati 5,890 2,890 3,000
Kashmiri 2,120 1,105 1,020
Nepali 9,785 5,020 4,770
Pakistani 155,310 80,440 74,870
Punjabi 76,150 39,045 37,105
Sinhalese 7,220 3,635 3,585
Sri Lankan 139,415 69,625 69,795
Tamil 48,965 24,915 24,045
South Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 51 53,390 26,925 26,465
East and Southeast Asian origins 2,650,000 1,236,405 1,413,595
Burmese 7,850 3,770 4,075
Cambodian (Khmer) 34,340 16,990 17,345
Chinese 1,487,580 708,975 778,605
Filipino 662,605 289,055 373,550
Hmong 830 430 400
Indonesian 18,125 8,655 9,475
Japanese 109,740 49,155 60,590
Korean 168,890 80,525 88,360
Laotian 22,090 11,070 11,020
Malaysian 14,165 6,490 7,680
Mongolian 5,350 2,605 2,750
Singaporean 2,045 1,000 1,050
Taiwanese 30,335 14,305 16,025
Thai 15,080 6,145 8,935
Tibetan 5,820 2,915 2,905
Vietnamese 220,420 107,010 113,415
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 52 9,040 4,410 4,635
Other Asian origins 20,115 10,140 9,975
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 53 20,115 10,140 9,975
Oceania origins 74,875 37,490 37,385
Australian 36,345 18,455 17,895
New Zealander 13,890 7,000 6,890
Pacific Islands origins 25,740 12,570 13,175
Fijian 17,815 8,730 9,085
Hawaiian 3,135 1,465 1,665
Maori 2,015 915 1,100
Polynesian, n.o.s. 860 445 420
Samoan 820 515 305
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 54 1,550 700 850

National Household Survey data: Footnotes

Footnote 35

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 36

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 37

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 38

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 39

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 40

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 41

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 42

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 43

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 44

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 45

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 46

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 47

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 48

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 49

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 50

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 51

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 52

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 53

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 54

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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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Canada (Code 01) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released September 11, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed November 14, 2019).

Data source

2011 National Household Survey

NHS data quality

Canada

  • Global non-response rate (GNR) = 26.1%
  • Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Census data

Census data

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Census data, Canada. Table summary
The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Canada

(Country)
Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 33,476,688  ... ...
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 31,612,897  ... ...
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.9 ... ...
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 14,569,633 ... ...
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 13,320,614 ... ...
Population density per square kilometre 3.7 ... ...
Land area (square km) 8,965,121.42 ... ...
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 33,476,685 16,414,225 17,062,460
0 to 4 years 1,877,095 961,150 915,945
5 to 9 years 1,809,895 925,965 883,935
10 to 14 years 1,920,355 983,995 936,360
15 to 19 years 2,178,135 1,115,845 1,062,295
15 years 423,755 216,765 206,985
16 years 432,490 222,445 210,045
17 years 434,060 223,015 211,045
18 years 439,700 225,050 214,650
19 years 448,130 228,570 219,560
20 to 24 years 2,187,450 1,108,775 1,078,670
25 to 29 years 2,169,590 1,077,275 1,092,315
30 to 34 years 2,162,905 1,058,810 1,104,095
35 to 39 years 2,173,930 1,064,200 1,109,735
40 to 44 years 2,324,875 1,141,720 1,183,155
45 to 49 years 2,675,130 1,318,715 1,356,420
50 to 54 years 2,658,965 1,309,030 1,349,940
55 to 59 years 2,340,635 1,147,300 1,193,335
60 to 64 years 2,052,670 1,002,690 1,049,985
65 to 69 years 1,521,715 738,010 783,705
70 to 74 years 1,153,065 543,435 609,630
75 to 79 years 922,700 417,945 504,755
80 to 84 years 702,070 291,085 410,985
85 years and over 645,515 208,300 437,215
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.6 39.6 41.5
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.2 82.5 84.0

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Census data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Canada (Code 01) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released June 26, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed November 14, 2019).

Data source

2011 Census of Population

Census data quality

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