Proportion of Total Population of Major Asian Ethnic Groups by Selected Metropolitan Areas

In the 2011 Census, over 41% of Vancouver-area residents indicated an Asian ethnicity; for Toronto, over 35% of their population belong to an Asian ethnic group. In the city of Vancouver, Chinese Canadians alone accounted for 18.7% of the city’s total population. Canadians of Asian origins also make up more than one-fifth (22.5%) of Calgary’s population.

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Proportion of Total Population of Asian Major Ethnic Groups
by Selected Metropolitan Areas
(%)
Western Canada
 VancouverEdmontonCalgarySaskatoonWinnipeg
Chinese18.705.237.102.462.80
East Indian9.424.295.491.332.72
Filipino5.223.694.332.788.02
Japanese1.470.310.540.190.28
Korean2.160.440.730.130.39
Pakistani0.380.470.870.650.22
Punjabi0.800.310.380.090.21
Sri Lankan0.210.140.150.040.10
Tamil0.050.020.030.030.02
Vietnamese1.341.121.520.490.62
Other Asian*1.901.051.360.890.77
      
Total41.6517.0822.499.0816.14

 

Proportion of Total Population of Asian Major Ethnic Groups
by Selected Metropolitan Areas
(%)
Central & Eastern Canada
 TorontoOttawa - GatineauMontrealQuebecHalifax
Chinese10.653.462.400.391.38
East Indian10.252.071.190.070.92
Filipino4.410.960.860.020.38
Japanese0.460.250.120.040.10
Korean1.160.220.160.030.27
Pakistani1.620.320.320.010.11
Punjabi0.610.110.0500.01
Sri Lankan1.880.230.430.000.06
Tamil0.730.110.080.000.01
Vietnamese1.270.801.020.160.12
Other Asian*2.051.091.160.230.31
      
Total35.099.627.780.943.65

Source: Ethnic Origin, Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses, Generation Status, Age Groups and Sex for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=0&PID=105396&PRID=0&PTYPE=105277&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2013&THEME=95&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=, May 8, 2013.  2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada catalogue no. 99-010-X2011028. May 18, 2013.

Statistics Canada information is used with the permission of Statistics Canada.

Note: 1. Ethnic origin refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent’s ancestors.
2. Figures are taken from the total responses category. Multiple responses may be given.
* Other Asian includes: Afghan, Bangladeshi, Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian (Khmer), Goan, Gujarati, Hmong, Indonesian, Kashmiri, Laotian, Malaysian, Mongolian, Nepali, Pashtun, Sinhalese, Singaporean, Taiwanese, Thai and Tibetan. 

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