Immigrant / Ethnic Populations - Statistics in Niagara

Immigrants

Overall, 10.4% of the population of Niagara has immigrated to Niagara in the last five years, which is lower than the 17.1% who have immigrated to Ontario. Among the municipalities of Niagara this per cent ranges from 1.8 to 12.9%.

The lowest proportions are found in:

  • Wainfleet: 1.8%
  • Pelham: 3.4%
  • West Lincoln: 4.2%

The largest proportions are found in:

  • St. Catharines: 12.9%
  • Fort Erie: 12.7%
  • Niagara Falls: 12.4%

Aboriginals

The percentage of Aboriginals within Niagara is 1.6% compared to 2.0% across Ontario.

The municipalities with the smallest proportion of Aboriginals are:

  • Pelham: 0.5%
  • Lincoln: 0.6%
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: 0.6%

Among the highest proportion of Aboriginals are:

  • Fort Erie: 3.2%
  • Wainfleet: 2.9%
  • Welland: 2.4%

It is important to note that only aboriginals who live off reserve were surveyed by the census.

Visible Minorities

In Niagara, 6.3% of residents are of a visible minority, which is much lower than Ontario (22.8%).

The municipalities with the smallest proportion of visible minority residents are:

  • West Lincoln: 1.4%
  • Port Colborne: 1.5%
  • Wainfleet: 1.8%

The largest proportions are found in:

  • St. Catharines: 10%
  • Niagara Falls: 7.8%
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: 5.9%

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