Racial demographics of Toronto (CMA): 42.9% visible minorities

Visible minorities accounted for 42.9% or 2,174,100 of the population in Toronto (Census Metropolitan Area), according to the 2006 Census. The largest visible minority groups in Toronto were South Asian (684,100), Chinese (486,300), Black (352,200), and Filipino (172,000).

South Asian, 13.5%. Chinese, 9.6%. Black, 6.9%. Filipino, 3.4%. Other visible minorities, 9.5%. Individuals who are not visible minorities, 57.1%.

The census metropolitan area (CMA) of Toronto had the largest proportion of visible minorities among all CMAs in Canada. 94.0% of the visible minority population in Toronto (CMA) lived in one of six municipalities: the City of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Richmond Hill, or Vaughan. The municipalities of Markham and Brampton had the highest proportion of visible minorities within the Toronto CMA.

Markham: 65.4% visible minorities

The municipality of Markham, Ontario had the highest percentage (65.4%) of visible minorities in Canada, surpassing the visible minority percentage of Richmond, British Columbia (65.1%). The two largest visible minority groups in Markham are Chinese (89,300) and South Asian (45,000).

Chinese, 34.2%. South Asian, 17.3%. Black, 3.1%. Other visible minorities, 10.9%. Individuals who are not visible minorities, 34.6%.

Brampton: 57.0% visible minorities

The municipality with the second-highest proportion of visible minorities within the Toronto CMA was Brampton, Ontario, with 57.0% visible minorities. The largest visible minority groups in Brampton were South Asian (136,800) and Black (53,300).

South Asian, 31.7%. Black, 12.4%. Other visible minorities, 13.0%. Individuals who are not visible minorities, 43.0%.

Visible minorities made up 49.0% of Mississauga, 46.9% of the City of Toronto, and 45.7% of Richmond Hill.

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4 Responses to “Racial demographics of Toronto (CMA): 42.9% visible minorities”

  1. Thea Says:

    What do you think of the UN’s claim that the term “visible minority” is discriminatory?

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/03/08/canada-minorities.html

  2. Restructure! Says:

    Heh, I already blogged about this: United Nations is racially colorblind, and thinks that Canadian term “visible minorities” is racist.

  3. AseanBouy Says:

    the term ‘visible minority’ just an indication how people are so much into skin color. In a society like this where skin color plays the largest role while choosing your mate. and generalizing a group like if ur color is black n ur female then ur more masculine, if ur color is yellow then ur a nerd………, isnt multiculturism sux.

  4. DE Says:

    Markham: Individuals who are not part of a visible minority: 34.6.
    Brampton: Individuals who are not part of a visible minority: 43.0

    Obviously they are in the minority, so what, then, are they: invisible?
    I think the way we talk about race needs to change as “europeans” (read whites), for the first time since Native Americans still outnumbered them, become minorities in this country.


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