ERIC Number: ED212732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Regional Patterns of Ethnicity in Nova Scotia: A Geographical Study. Ethnic Heritage Series, Volume VI.
Millward, Hugh A.
In this sixth volume of the Ethnic Heritage Series, the pattern of ethnicity in Nova Scotia (Canada) is examined by deriving indices of diversity for counties and larger towns. The historical development of ethnic patterns from 1767 to 1971 and recent changes in the ethnic pattern are discussed. Ethnic origin data is mapped for 1871 and 1971 and compared with 1971 patterns for mother tongue and birthplace. Locational quotient maps show the distribution of French (grouped in four main pockets), Germans (concentrated in Lunenburg), blacks (in Halifax County), and Native Indians (in Cape Breton Island). It is reported that of recent immigrant groups, British and American born are dispersed, while Europeans and Asians cluster in certain neighborhoods of metropolitan Halifax. Factor analysis is used to regionalize the province's ethnic character. (Author/JCD)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnology, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution, Human Geography, Regional Characteristics
International Education Centre, Saint Mary's University, Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3 ($4.25 Canadian).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Saint Mary's Univ., Halifax (Nova Scotia). International Education Centre.
Identifiers: Canada; Nova Scotia
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