MLHU - Health Status Resource

Figure 1.7.1: Visible minority status and group affiliation

Number and percent, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2016

Figure 1.7.1: Visible minority status and group affiliation
Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, 25% sample

Visible minority refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1995, and, if so, the visible minority group to which the person belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as "persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour." The visible minority population consists mainly of the following groups: South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Arab, Southeast Asian, West Asian, Korean and Japanese.

The visible minority population of Middlesex-London included 76,460 people or 17.0% of the total population in 2016.  This was much lower than Ontario overall (29.3%).

The five visible minority groups with the largest populations in Middlesex-London in order of size were: Arab, South Asian, Black, Chinese, Latin American.