Table 5: Ethnic Community Specific Challenges

 

Visible Minority Group

(% Total Population)

Economic disadvantage

Discrimination

(% hate crimes based on race/ethnicity

Settlement Challenges

for Foreign-Born and Immigrants (2001-2006)

Diaspora Politics, Inter-Community / Imported Conflicts

Unemploy. Rate

Low-Income Incidence*

Foreign-born

Immigrants

Non-Visible Minority

6.2%

12%

N/A

12%

1.2%

European conflicts
Black

2.5 %

10.7%

29%

(62% Somali)

40%

71%

15.6%

Somalia

Gang violence

Aboriginal

3.8 %

13.9%

17%

3%**

N/A

N/A

Gang violence
Arab /West Asian (WA)

1.3 %

12.1%

39%

(48%  Afghani; 21% Egyptian)

9%

83%

(Arab)

92% WA

31.2% (Arab)

40.5% WA

Middle East

Afghanistan

Chinese

3.9 %

7.5%

28%

8%***

82%

17.2%

Human rights

Tibet, Enclaves

South Asian

4.0 %

8.5%

21%

12%

84%

22.7%

Sri Lanka

India/Pakistan

Latin American

1.0 %

9.0%

28%

N/A

80%

24.7%

N/A

 

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