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Ontario: Census 2016 and National Household Survey 2011: Visible Minorities by Gender

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Demographics
Information:Census 2016 and National Household Survey 2011: Visible Minorities by Gender
Selected Year: 2016
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016 and National Household Survey, 2011.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

2016 Census data is 25% sample data.

a Visible minority refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act and, if so, the visible minority group to which the person belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.' The visible minority population consists mainly of the following groups: South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean and Japanese.

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

c For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Laotian,' 'Thai,' etc.

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

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

f Includes persons who gave more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in responses, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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

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    2016
    2011

   
  Male Female Total

Total - Visible minority for the population in private households6,472,240 6,769,920 13,242,160
Total visible minority populationa1,878,075 2,007,505 3,885,585
South Asianb582,010 568,400 1,150,415
Chinese359,230 395,315 754,550
Black296,270 331,445 627,715
Filipino132,440 179,230 311,675
Latin American93,645 102,310 195,950
Arab109,585 100,850 210,435
Southeast Asianc63,255 70,605 133,855
West Asiand77,385 77,280 154,670
Korean42,445 46,495 88,935
Japanese13,595 17,235 30,830
Visible minority, n.i.e.e46,105 51,860 97,970
Multiple visible minoritiesf62,105 66,485 128,585
Not a visible minorityg4,594,165 4,762,410 9,356,575

Notes:

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

2016 Census data is 25% sample data.

a Visible minority refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act and, if so, the visible minority group to which the person belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.' The visible minority population consists mainly of the following groups: South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean and Japanese.

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

c For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Laotian,' 'Thai,' etc.

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

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

f Includes persons who gave more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in responses, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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

Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016 and National Household Survey, 2011.

Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Data last updated on December 27, 2017

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