Table 2
Number of people and proportion of the population reporting French by selected language characteristic, Quebec, 2006 and 2011

Table 2 Number of people and proportion of the population reporting French by selected language characteristic, Quebec, 2006 and 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 2 number of people and proportion of the population reporting french by selected language characteristic. The information is grouped by language characteristic (appearing as row headers), quebec, 2006 and 2011, calculated using number and percentage units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Description This table displays the results of table 2 number of people and proportion of the population reporting french by selected language characteristic. The information is grouped by language characteristic (appearing as row headers), quebec, 2006 and 2011, calculated using number and percentage units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Language characteristic Quebec
2006 2011
number percentage number percentage
Mother tongue 5,957,865 80.1 6,231,600 79.7
Language spoken at home 6,465,000 86.9 6,801,890 87.0
Most often 6,146,595 82.7 6,450,370 82.5
On a regular basis 318,405 4.3 351,520 4.5
First official language spoken 6,373,225 85.7 6,684,125 85.5
Ability to conduct a conversation 7,028,745 94.5 7,375,900 94.4
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2006 and 2011.