Common questions

What is the most common ethnicity in Canada?

What is the most common ethnicity in Canada?

Canada: Ethnic groups as of 2016

Characteristic Share of total population
French 13.6%
Scottish 13.9%
English 18.3%
Canadian 32.3%

What is the percentage of ethnic groups in Canada?

Racial/Ethnic Group

Racial/Ethnic Group Percentage of Canada’s People of Colour Population
South Asian 25.1%
Chinese 20.5%
Black 15.6%
Filipino 10.2%

What were the ethnic or cultural origins of your ancestors?

Ethnic origin refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent’s ancestors. An ancestor is someone from whom a person is descended and is usually more distant than a grandparent. Other than Aboriginal persons, most people can trace their origins to their ancestors who first came to this continent.

What ethnicity makes up Canada?

Ethnic ancestry

Ethnic origin % Population
Canadian 32.32% 11,135,965
English 18.34% 6,320,085
Scottish 13.93% 4,799,010
French 13.55% 4,670,595

What are the four main ethnic groups of Canada?

Major Ethnic Groups of Canada

  • Canadians – 32.32% Although all citizens of Canada are considered Canadians, many Canadians also feel that is the term that best represents their ethnicity.
  • English – 18.34%
  • Scottish – 13.93%
  • French – 13.55%
  • Irish – 13.43%
  • German – 9.64%
  • Italian – 4.61%
  • First Nations – 4.43%

What is the language of Canada?

Canada/Official languages
Canada has 2 official languages, French and English. Across Canada, you’ll hear many other unofficial languages in restaurants, on buses and at school. In fact, more than 200 languages from around the world are spoken.

What is the largest ethnic group in Toronto?

East Asians
East Asians made up the largest ethnic group (33 percent), with South Asians (28 percent) coming in second of the city of Toronto’s overall population.

How many ethnic origins are there in Canada?

The 2011 NHS includes data for more than 200 ethnic origins reported by people living in Canada. For each ethnic origin published, total, single and multiple response counts are provided. A single ethnic origin response occurs when a respondent provides one ethnic origin only.

How is ethnicity question asked in Statistics Canada?

Statistics Canada’s long-standing practice is to ask respondents for the ethnic and cultural origins of their ancestors, listing just over two dozen examples based on the most frequent responses from the previous census.

What was the response rate to the 2011 Canadian census?

The 2011 Census is the fifteenth decennial census and is required by section 8 of the Constitution Act, 1867. As with other decennial censuses, the data was used to adjust federal electoral district boundaries. As of August 24, 2011, Canada’s overall collection response rate was 98.1%, up over a percentage point from 96.5% in the 2006 Census.

How does the census of population in Canada work?

A multi-census-year data portal providing users with streamlined access to selected datasets from the 1991 to 2016 Census as well as the 2011 National Household Survey. Data users and interested parties across Canada are asked for their views on the type and extent of information they believe should be available from the census.