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Table 1
Out-group pairing by visible minority group, 2006

Visible minority group Couples
Total Mixed union Same visible minority group
number percentage
All visible minority groups1 1,214,400 23.8 76.2
Japanese 29,700 74.7 25.3
Latin American 85,200 47.0 53.0
Black 136,000 40.6 59.4
Filipino 107,400 33.1 66.9
Southeast Asian 58,100 31.1 68.9
Arab/West Asian 105,700 25.0 74.9
Korean 34,800 19.5 80.5
Chinese 321,700 17.4 82.6
South Asian 327,200 12.7 87.3
Multiple groups or n.i.e.2 50,400 58.4 41.6
1. Belonging to multiple visible minority groups means that respondents reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., Black and South Asian. Less common visible minority groups are reported in the visible minority n.i.e. (not included elsewhere) category. This category includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as Guyanese, West Indian, Kurd, Tibetan, Polynesian and Pacific Islander.
2. The number of couples by specific visible minority group does not sum to the total because if the two persons in a couple belong to two different visible minority groups, these couples are counted in each group.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2006.