MLHU - Health Status Resource

Figure 1.7.2: Visible minority status time trends

Percent of population, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.7.2: Visible minority status time trends
Source: Statistics Canada, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 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 proportion of people identifying themselves as a visible minority increased since 1996 in Middlesex-London, although at a lower rate of change than Ontario overall