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Diversity By The Numbers

 Toronto
Visible minority groups (15)
Generation status (4)
Total - Generation status
1st generation 1
2nd generation 2
3rd generation or more 3
       
Total - Population by visible minority groups
4,122,820 
2,263,570 
882,500 
976,750 
Total visible minority population 4
1,689,960 
1,455,110 
217,050 
17,800 
Chinese
405,795 
354,655 
48,915 
2,215 
South Asian 5
514,855 
459,555 
54,300 
1,000 
Black
258,230 
193,955 
56,365 
7,910 
Filipino
135,630 
122,520 
12,735 
365 
Latin American
80,330 
71,360 
8,805 
155 
Southeast Asian 6
54,080 
48,555 
5,260 
265 
Arab
40,650 
37,175 
3,360 
115 
West Asian 7
60,600 
58,880 
 1,650 
65 
Korean
46,100 
41,200 
4,825 
75 
Japanese
15,940 
6,135 
5,025 
4,780 
Visible minority, n.i.e. 8
37,765 
30,850 
6,660 
255 
Multiple visible minority 9
39,990 
30,260 
9,145 
585 
Not a visible minority 10
2,432,865 
808,465 
665,450 
958,950 
 
Note(s) :

i. Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations crossing provincial boundaries
There is one census metropolitan area (Ottawa - Gatineau) and three census agglomerations (Campbellton, Hawkesbury and Lloydminster) that cross provincial boundaries. The data for their respective provincial parts are included with the appropriate census metropolitan area or census agglomeration, with data for the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration within the province of the provincial part that contributes the majority of the population to the area. For example, Ottawa - Gatineau can be found in Ontario, Campbellton in New Brunswick, Hawkesbury in Ontario and Lloydminster in Alberta.

1. 1st generation
Persons born outside Canada. For the most part, these are people who are now, or have ever been, landed immigrants in Canada. Also included in the first generation are a small number of people born outside Canada to parents who are Canadian citizens by birth. In addition, the first generation includes people who are non-permanent residents (defined as people from another country living in Canada on Work or Study Permits or as refugee claimants, and any family members living with them in Canada).
2. 2nd generation
Persons born inside Canada with at least one parent born outside Canada. This includes (a) persons born in Canada with both parents born outside Canada and (b) persons born in Canada with one parent born in Canada and one parent born outside Canada (these persons may have grandparents born inside or outside Canada as well).
3. 3rd generation or more
Persons born inside Canada with both parents born inside Canada (these persons may have grandparents born inside or outside Canada as well).
4. Total visible minority population
The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour'.
5. South Asian
For example, 'East Indian', 'Pakistani', 'Sri Lankan', etc.
6. Southeast Asian
For example, 'Vietnamese', 'Cambodian', 'Malaysian', 'Laotian', etc.
7. West Asian
For example, 'Iranian', 'Afghan', etc.
8. Visible minority, n.i.e.
The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere'. Includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as 'Guyanese', 'West Indian', 'Kurd', 'Tibetan', 'Polynesian', 'Pacific Islander', etc.
9. Multiple visible minority
Includes respondents who reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian'.
10. Not a visible minority
Includes respondents who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal identity question (Question 18) as well as respondents who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-562-XCB2006010.