"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How Ethnic We Are!

Statscan's Data, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agencies' modified map. This shows the highest-ranking response for the ethnic origin question on the 2006 census, single- and multiple-responses combined. That is, when asked what do you consider your ethnic origin to be, this shows the largest response, by census division, among people who considered their sole ethnic origin, or one of their ethnic origins, to be X.

Data for the St. John's Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) has been extracted from Census Division 1 of which it is a part.

The data in this map (and subsequent ones) for Census Division 1 represents the rest of CD 1 excluding metro St. John's; that is to say, the Avalon Peninsula outside Capital City and its suburbs.

"Canadian" (red on this map) was the highest-ranking ethnic origin in every division except greater St. John's, the St. George's-Port au Port area, and Labrador outside Nunatsiavut, where the largest single- or multiple-origin was... English (orange).

You don't hear that often, do you, boasts about how very English the City of St. John's is?

The other exception, of course, is CD 11, Nunatsiavut, in purple, where the dominant ethnic origin is Inuit.


At 10:00 PM, April 15, 2008 , Blogger Geoff Meeker said...

I have read this three times but still can't find the word 'Irish'. Ah well, must be my eyes. I will read it again...


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