Black population in Canada – 1871 to 2006

Black population in Canada – 1871 to 2006

Black population in Canada by year

Year      Population            %
1871      21,500                0.6
1881      21,400                0.5
1901      17,500                0.3
1911      16,900                0.2
1921      18,300                0.2
1931      19,500                0.2
1941      22,200                0.2
1951      18,000                0.1
1961      32,100                0.2
1971      34,400                0.2
1981      239,500              1.0
1991      504,300              1.9
2001      662,200              2.2
2006      783,795              2.5

Regions with significant population in Canada as of 2006

Province                                     by number    by %

Ontario                                        473,765       3.9%
Quebec
                                        188,070      2.5%
Alberta                                          47,075       1.4%
British Columbia
                            28,315       0.7%
Nova Scotia                                   19,230       2.1%
Manitoba                                       15,660       1.4%
Saskatchewan                                5,090        0.5%
New Brunswick                               4,455        0.6%
Newfoundland and Labrador
           905         0.2%
Prince Edward Island
                        640        0.5%
Northwest Territories
                        375         0.9%
Yukon
                                              125         0.4%
Nunavut
                                            100         0.3%
Canada                                     783,795         2.5%

Statistics

  • Nearly 30% of Black Canadians have Jamaican heritage.
    • An additional 32% have heritage elsewhere in the Caribbean or Bermuda.
  • 60% of Black Canadians are under the age of 35.
  • 60% of Black Canadians live in the province of Ontario.
  • 97% of Black Canadians live in urban areas.
  • There are 32,000 more black women than black men in Canada.
  • Compared:
    • Black Canadians – 783,795 (2.5% of Canadian population)
    • Black British – 1,464,000 (2.5% of British population)
    • Afro Australians – 160,000 (0.8% of Australian population)
    • African Americans – 39,500,000 (12.4% of American population)
    • Afro-Brazilians – 92,690,000 (49.5% of Brazilian population)
    • Afro-Colombians – 10,500,000 (21% of Colombian population)

 

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