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Population Count: Origins Deaths and Statistics Canada

population count: The review said the decline is most likely linked to the removal of Jewish on a list of examples that goes along with the question about ethnic and cultural origins, according to National Observer. Deaths and emigration couldn't account for the dramatic decline, nor were there errors in how the information was compiled. The number of people identifying themselves as ethnically Jewish on the census has been steadily declining since 2001, but the 53.6 per cent drop between 2011 and 2016 was far too precipitous to be part of an ongoing trend.A newly released review by Statistics Canada said the census could have identified between 270,000 and 298,000 Jews in Canada in 2016 if response patterns remained steady, instead of the almost 144,000 captured in the population count. Dropping the examples entirely wasn't an option, the review said, because doing so could cause additional problems that would affect the results, such as respondents not understanding the question. This whole matter has raised a larger issue about the meaning of ethnic origins how people understand ethnic origins, he said. The national statistics agency has opted to test a new way to ask people about their ethnic origins, trying to wrangle a complex issue into a simple-to-understand question in time for the 2021 population counts. ; Jack Jedwab, president of the Association for Canadian Studies, said the concerns Jewish groups first raised about the 2016 census results has become a much larger issue affecting ethnic and cultural groups. ( As reported in the news.