|Introduction to the Dictionary, A to Z Index, Modifications|
Modified on February 19, 2003
Part A – Plain Language Definition
Part B – Detailed Definition
Refers to the population group to which the respondent belongs.
Censuses: 2001 (1/5 sample), 1996 (1/5 sample)
Reported for: Total population, excluding institutional residents and persons who reported "Yes" to Question 18 (Aboriginal Peoples)
Question No.: Direct variable: Question 19
Responses: Response categories included 11 mark-in circles and one write-in space. Respondents were asked to mark or specify one or more of the following:
Remarks: In 2001, a note on the census questionnaire informed respondents that this information is collected to support programs which promote equal opportunity for everyone to share in the social, cultural and economic life of Canada.
In addition, the 2001 Census Guide provided the following instructions:
Three of the population groups included on the 2001 Census questionnaire were followed by examples in parentheses. Examples were provided for only a few of the population groups to serve as guidelines and to help respondents who may be more familiar with one term instead of another (e.g. East Indian instead of South Asian, Vietnamese instead of Southeast Asian, Iranian instead of West Asian).
For further information, refer to the definition of Visible Minorities.
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