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Topic-based tabulation: Detailed Mother Tongue (192), Single and Multiple Language Responses (3), Age Groups (7) and Sex (3) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 Census

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Catalogue number :98-314-XCB2011017
Release date :October 24, 2012
Topic :Language
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Note: Population excluding institutional residents universe

The population excluding institutional residents includes Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants (permanent residents) excluding those who live in institutions (institutional collective dwellings). Canadian citizens and landed immigrants either: (1) have a usual place of residence in Canada; (2) are abroad either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission; or (3) are at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry or Canadian government vessels. Since 1991, the target population also includes persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status, who hold study permits, or who hold work permits, as well as family members living with them; for census purposes, this group is referred to as non-permanent residents. The population universe does not include foreign residents.

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This table details detailed mother tongue , single and multiple language responses , age groups and sex for the population excluding institutional residents in CanadaFootnote 1
Detailed mother tongue (192) Single and multiple language responses (3)
Total - Single and multiple language responsesFootnote 2 Single language responsesFootnote 3 Multiple language responsesFootnote 4
Total - Detailed mother tongueFootnote 5 33,121,175 32,481,635 639,540
English 19,424,085 18,858,975 565,110
French 7,298,180 7,054,970 243,210
Algonquin 1,755 1,590 165
Atikamekw 5,910 5,820 90
Blackfoot 3,255 2,860 395
Cree, n.o.s. 83,145 77,895 5,250
Swampy Cree 80 75 10
Plains Cree 160 155 10
Woods Cree 70 75 0
Cree, n.i.e. 10 5 5
Malecite 485 415 65
Mi'kmaq 8,035 7,635 400
Innu/Montagnais 10,960 10,785 175
Naskapi 615 605 10
Ojibway 19,280 17,625 1,650
Oji-Cree 10,180 9,835 345
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 70 60 10
Michif 645 445 195
Carrier 1,525 1,285 235
Wetsuweten 140 120 15
Chilcotin 930 765 165
Dene 11,855 11,215 640
Tlicho (Dogrib) 2,080 2,030 50
Gwich'in 375 355 20
North Slavey (Hare) 225 220 5
South Slavey 520 510 10
Slavey, n.o.s. 1,600 1,535 65
Sarcee 165 150 20
Beaver 360 245 115
Sekani 65 55 10
Kaska (Nahani) 295 255 45
Tahltan 130 100 25
Northern Tutchone 210 175 35
Southern Tutchone 145 115 30
Tutchone, n.o.s. 15 10 0
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 75 70 5
Haida 75 45 30
Mohawk 545 410 135
Cayuga 240 210 30
Oneida 180 155 20
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 80 75 5
Kutenai 105 85 10
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 675 575 105
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 435 370 65
Halkomelem 570 455 115
Lillooet 310 255 45
Okanagan 360 285 80
Squamish 65 55 10
Straits 170 140 30
Salish languages, n.i.e. 360 305 55
Dakota 1,165 1,055 105
Stoney 3,150 3,050 110
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 105 95 15
Tlingit 130 105 25
Gitksan 925 785 135
Nisga'a 615 530 80
Tsimshian 275 235 45
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) 320 275 50
Haisla 165 140 25
Heiltsuk 95 75 20
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 495 435 65
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Inuktitut 34,110 33,500 610
Inuinnaqtun 410 385 25
Inuvialuktun 625 475 150
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 355 305 45
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 1,010 760 250
Italian 437,725 407,485 30,240
Portuguese 225,530 211,335 14,190
Romanian 93,135 90,295 2,840
Spanish 439,110 410,670 28,440
Catalan 630 600 35
Romance languages, n.i.e. 260 205 55
Dutch 116,280 110,490 5,795
Flemish 5,120 4,695 425
Frisian 2,195 2,130 65
German 430,055 409,195 20,855
Yiddish 16,310 15,205 1,105
Danish 14,910 14,145 760
Icelandic 1,665 1,500 170
Norwegian 6,280 5,800 480
Swedish 8,090 7,345 745
Afrikaans 9,810 8,770 1,040
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 445 405 40
Gaelic languages 2,320 1,645 675
Welsh 1,430 1,255 175
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 135 105 30
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 570 565 15
Bosnian 12,180 11,690 490
Bulgarian 19,630 19,050 580
Croatian 52,330 49,735 2,600
Czech 24,535 23,585 950
Macedonian 18,335 17,245 1,090
Polish 201,240 191,650 9,590
Russian 169,950 164,330 5,620
Serbian 58,475 56,415 2,050
Serbo-Croatian 10,445 10,155 295
Slovak 18,490 17,580 905
Slovenian 11,335 10,775 560
Ukrainian 120,265 111,540 8,730
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 3,830 3,630 200
Latvian 6,450 6,200 250
Lithuanian 7,600 7,250 350
Greek 117,890 108,925 8,965
Armenian 31,675 29,790 1,885
Albanian 25,010 23,820 1,190
Georgian 1,225 1,195 30
Estonian 6,610 6,385 225
Finnish 18,490 17,415 1,075
Hungarian 71,100 67,925 3,175
Azerbaijani 2,545 2,490 55
Turkish 31,245 29,640 1,605
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 2,960 2,885 75
Mongolian 1,060 1,025 40
Berber languages (Kabyle) 6,660 5,855 805
Oromo 12,190 11,135 1,050
Somali 33,690 31,385 2,305
Amharic 19,150 18,025 1,130
Arabic 374,410 327,870 46,540
Hebrew 20,155 18,450 1,700
Maltese 7,005 6,225 785
Tigrigna 10,810 10,220 590
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 18,045 16,975 1,070
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 2,945 2,365 580
Bengali 64,460 59,370 5,090
Gujarati 101,310 91,450 9,860
Hindi 106,305 90,545 15,760
Konkani 3,535 2,820 710
Marathi 6,655 5,830 820
Panjabi (Punjabi) 459,990 430,700 29,285
Sindhi 12,935 11,330 1,605
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 15,685 14,180 1,495
Urdu 194,095 172,800 21,300
Nepali 8,945 8,485 460
Kurdish 10,320 9,800 520
Pashto 13,100 12,465 640
Persian (Farsi) 177,015 170,050 6,965
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 5,640 5,255 390
Kannada 3,140 2,725 415
Malayalam 17,695 16,075 1,615
Tamil 143,395 131,265 12,125
Telugu 10,670 9,315 1,355
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 380 340 40
Japanese 43,035 39,985 3,050
Korean 142,880 137,925 4,955
Cantonese 388,935 372,465 16,470
Chaochow (Teochow) 2,670 2,580 90
Fukien 6,320 5,925 395
Hakka 5,455 5,115 340
Mandarin 255,160 248,705 6,455
Shanghainese 2,980 2,925 60
Taiwanese 9,825 9,635 185
Chinese, n.o.s. 441,260 425,210 16,055
Tibetan languages 4,955 4,640 320
Burmese 3,255 2,990 265
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 4,525 4,360 165
Lao 14,195 12,970 1,230
Thai 8,420 7,935 485
Khmer (Cambodian) 21,105 19,440 1,665
Vietnamese 153,355 144,880 8,470
Bisayan languages 18,105 16,240 1,865
Ilocano 19,520 17,915 1,610
Malay 11,880 10,905 970
Pampango 2,990 2,715 275
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 384,050 327,450 56,605
Bikol 1,335 1,220 115
Malagasy 1,200 1,015 185
Fijian 1,060 940 120
Pangasinan 1,085 1,035 50
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 2,525 2,320 210
Akan (Twi) 14,580 12,680 1,895
Lingala 4,285 3,085 1,200
Rundi (Kirundi) 4,505 3,975 530
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 4,355 3,895 460
Shona 3,200 2,700 500
Swahili 12,110 10,090 2,025
Ganda 1,165 1,025 140
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 8,300 7,150 1,145
Edo 1,600 1,350 250
Igbo 3,665 2,925 745
Wolof 2,700 2,240 460
Bamanankan 1,050 880 170
Ewe 1,510 1,315 195
Ga 1,110 955 155
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 17,015 14,070 2,945
African languages, n.i.e. 10,225 9,125 1,095
Creoles 75,255 61,725 13,530
American Sign Language 3,660 2,160 1,495
Quebec Sign Language 910 455 450
Sign languages, n.i.e. 5,780 3,815 1,965
Other languages 2,770 2,470 305

Footnotes

Footnote 1

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

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Footnote 2

The category 'Total - Single and multiple language responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported each language, either as their only response or in addition to one or more other languages. Total responses represent the sum of single language responses and multiple language responses received in the census.

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Footnote 3

A single language response occurs when a respondent provides one language only.

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Footnote 4

A multiple language response occurs when a respondent provides two or more languages.

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Footnote 5

This is a total population count. The sum of the languages in this table is greater than the total population count because a person may report more than one language in the census.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-314-XCB2011017.

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