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Statistique Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Summary table
  People of South Asian origin Total Canadian population
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Total population in thousands 487.5 475.7 963.2 14,564.3 15,074.8 29,639.0
Percentage change between 1996 et 2001 33.2 33.1 33.2 3.7 4.1 3.9
Percentage immigrant 67.1 68.6 67.9 18.0 18.7 18.4
Percentage with Canadian citizenship 75.1 73.4 74.3 94.9 94.5 94.7
Language
Percentage able to speak English/French 95.2 91.1 93.1 98.8 98.2 98.4
Percentage speaking only non-official language at home 45.6 46.1 45.9 9.6 9.9 9.7
Age distribution
Percentage aged less than 15 25.7 24.4 25.0 20.2 18.6 19.4
Percentage aged 25 to 44 33.0 34.4 33.7 30.4 30.6 30.5
Percentage aged 65 and over 5.7 6.3 6.0 10.9 13.4 12.2
Family status
Percentage lone parents1 1.5 6.2 3.8 2.1 8.7 5.5
Percentage living alone1 4.2 3.4 3.8 11.3 13.7 12.5
Percentage seniors living alone 5.8 10.1 8.0 16.8 38.3 28.9
Education, employment and income
Percentage with university degree1 28.1 22.6 25.3 16.0 14.9 15.4
Percentage employed1 70.3 53.7 62.0 67.2 56.1 61.5
Unemployment rate 8.2 11.1 9.5 7.6 7.2 7.4
Percentage with low income 22.7 22.7 22.7 14.7 17.7 16.2
1. Include people aged 15 and over.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census of Canada.