Figure 3
Number and proportion of Canadians who reported being able to conduct a conversation in both official languages, Canada, 1971 to 2011

Description

This figure illustrates the change in the number, in millions, and in the proportion of Canadians who reported being able to conduct a conversation in both official languages from 1971 to 2011. Data for the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2006 and 2011 censuses are presented. The values for each year are as follows: 2.9 million and 13.4% of the population in 1971, 3.7 million and 15.3% of the population in 1981, 4.4 million and 16.3% of the population in 1991, 5.2 million and 17.7% of the population in 2001, 5.4 million and 17.4% of the population in 2006, 5.8 million and 17.5% of the population in 2011.

Figure 3 Number and proportion of Canadians who reported being able to conduct a conversation in both official languages, Canada, 1971 to 2011
  1971 1981 1991 2001 2006 2011
number in millions 2.9 3.7 4.4 5.2 5.4 5.8
percentage 13.4 15.3 16.3 17.7 17.4 17.5
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1971 to 2011.

Figure 3 Number and proportion of Canadians who reported being able to conduct a conversation in both official languages, Canada, 1971 to 2011

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