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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Ethnic Origin (264), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3), Generation Status (4), Age Groups (10) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

About this variable: Single and multiple ethnic origin responses (3)


Ethnic origin

Part A - Short definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Ethnic origin refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the respondent's ancestors. 


  1. Total - Single and multiple ethnic origin responses Footnote 1
  2. Single ethnic origin responses Footnote 2
  3. Multiple ethnic origin responses Footnote 3


Footnote 1

The category 'Total - Single and multiple ethnic origin responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported a specified ethnic origin, either as their only ethnic origin or in addition to one or more other ethnic origins. The sum of all total responses for all ethnic origins is greater than the total population estimate due to the reporting of multiple origins.

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Footnote 2

A single ethnic origin response occurs when a respondent provides one ethnic origin only.

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Footnote 3

A multiple ethnic origin response occurs when a respondent provides two or more ethnic origins.

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