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Topic-based tabulation: Mother Tongue (8), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (8) and Generation Status (4) for the Population 15 Years and Over of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number:97-555-XCB2006042
Release date:December 4, 2007
Topic:Language
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Note

Note: Population universe

The population universe of the 2006 Census includes the following groups:
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Study Permits and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Work Permits and members of their families living with them.

For census purposes, the last three groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent resident found in the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

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This table details mother tongue , language spoken most often at home and generation status for the population 15 years and over in CanadaFootnote 1
Mother tongue (8) Language spoken most often at home (8)
Total - Language spoken most often at home English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Total - Mother tongue 25,664,220 16,776,840 5,511,370 2,923,010 73,175 322,395 44,720 12,720
English 14,309,045 14,152,770 63,325 59,185 13,135 20,105 150 370
French 5,730,250 411,145 5,263,425 12,190 37,390 545 4,495 1,065
Non-official language 5,328,615 2,060,015 151,690 2,817,640 7,535 251,390 32,410 7,930
English and French 73,135 39,275 19,080 965 13,125 255 125 305
English and non-official language 182,330 105,170 890 26,995 385 48,235 90 570
French and non-official language 33,175 5,885 12,230 4,955 845 960 7,120 1,185
English, French and non-official language 7,665 2,590 730 1,080 755 895 315 1,295

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006042.

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