Table 6
Number of people and proportion of the population reporting French by selected language characteristic, Western provinces, 2006 and 2011

Table 6 Number of people and proportion of the population reporting French by selected language characteristic, Western provinces, 2006 and 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 6 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), 2006, 2011, number and percentage, calculated using manitoba, saskatchewan, alberta and british columbia units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Description This table displays the results of table 6 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), 2006, 2011, number and percentage, calculated using manitoba, saskatchewan, alberta and british columbia units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Language characteristic 2006 2011 2006 2011
number percentage number percentage number percentage number percentage
Manitoba Saskatchewan
Mother tongue 47,100 4.2 47,670 4.0 17,575 1.8 18,930 1.9
Language spoken at home 39,490 3.5 42,555 3.6 12,725 1.3 14,915 1.5
Most often 21,550 1.9 21,550 1.8 4,780 0.5 5,550 0.5
On a regular basis 17,940 1.6 21,005 1.8 7,945 0.8 9,365 0.9
First official language spoken 43,120 3.8 41,365 3.5 14,855 1.6 14,290 1.4
Ability to conduct a conversation 105,450 9.3 104,630 8.8 47,935 5.0 47,000 4.6
  Alberta British Columbia
Mother tongue 68,435 2.1 81,085 2.2 63,295 1.6 70,760 1.6
Language spoken at home 56,685 1.7 74,220 2.1 57,105 1.4 69,535 1.6
Most often 23,515 0.7 32,390 0.9 19,990 0.5 24,445 0.6
On a regular basis 33,170 1.0 41,830 1.2 37,115 0.9 45,090 1.0
First official language spoken 62,790 1.9 71,370 2.0 61,740 1.5 62,195 1.4
Ability to conduct a conversation 225,085 6.9 238,770 6.6 297,720 7.3 298,695 6.9
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2006 and 2011.