Number of visible minorities in Hamilton has doubled over last 2 decades

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Hamilton’s visible minority population has more than doubled over the last 20 years, new data shows, now making up 18.6 per cent of the total population in the city.

According to the results of the 2016 census, there are now 100,055 people who identify as visible minorities in Hamilton.

The largest groups are South Asian, Black, Chinese and Arab residents. Between 2006 and 2016, the fastest growing visible minority groups were Filipino and Arab, while Chinese and Southeast Asian groups experienced the slowest growth.

“It’s important that Hamilton celebrates this milestone that we reached 100,000 people who identifies as visible minorities,” said Sara Mayo, the social planner at the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, which released a bulletin about the results this week.

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Article and Image Source: CBC Hamilton

 

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