Chinese reach majority in Richmond


2016 marks the first time in 25 years that Richmond has recorded a visible majority of people in Richmond along ethnic lines.

Ethnic Chinese people now account for 52.5 per cent of the city’s population, according to the 2016 census.

Over the past 10 years, since the previous long-form census of 2006, the ethnic Chinese population has risen significantly, from 75,725 to 104,185. In 2011, the National Household Survey indicated Chinese people accounted for 47 per cent of the population. No visible group has been a majority since 1991, when Caucasians accounted for about 66 per cent of the population.


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