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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 Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2011 Census

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Catalogue number :98-314-XCB2011016
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.


Note: Impact of municipal restructuring

The boundaries and names of municipalities (census subdivisions) can change from one census to the next because of annexations, dissolutions and incorporations. To minimize the impact of these municipal changes on data dissemination, the 2011 Census team is producing a profile for dissolved census subdivisions. For additional information, please refer to the 2011 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 98-301-X.

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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 19,424,090 18,858,980 565,110
French 7,298,180 7,054,975 243,210
Algonquin 1,755 1,585 165
Atikamekw 5,915 5,820 90
Blackfoot 3,250 2,860 390
Cree, n.o.s. 83,145 77,900 5,250
Swampy Cree 85 70 15
Plains Cree 160 155 5
Woods Cree 75 70 0
Cree, n.i.e. 15 5 5
Malecite 485 420 65
Mi'kmaq 8,035 7,635 400
Innu/Montagnais 10,960 10,785 175
Naskapi 615 605 10
Ojibway 19,275 17,625 1,650
Oji-Cree 10,175 9,835 340
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 70 60 15
Michif 645 450 195
Carrier 1,525 1,290 235
Wetsuweten 135 120 15
Chilcotin 930 765 165
Dene 11,855 11,215 640
Tlicho (Dogrib) 2,080 2,030 50
Gwich'in 370 355 15
North Slavey (Hare) 225 220 5
South Slavey 525 510 15
Slavey, n.o.s. 1,600 1,535 65
Sarcee 165 150 15
Beaver 365 240 120
Sekani 60 50 10
Kaska (Nahani) 295 250 45
Tahltan 130 100 25
Northern Tutchone 210 175 35
Southern Tutchone 140 110 30
Tutchone, n.o.s. 10 10 5
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 75 70 5
Haida 75 45 30
Mohawk 540 410 140
Cayuga 240 210 30
Oneida 180 160 20
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 85 75 5
Kutenai 100 85 15
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 680 575 105
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 435 370 70
Halkomelem 570 455 115
Lillooet 305 260 45
Okanagan 365 285 80
Squamish 70 60 10
Straits 170 140 30
Salish languages, n.i.e. 360 305 60
Dakota 1,160 1,060 105
Stoney 3,155 3,045 110
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 105 95 15
Tlingit 130 100 25
Gitksan 925 785 135
Nisga'a 610 530 80
Tsimshian 275 230 40
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) 320 275 45
Haisla 165 140 20
Heiltsuk 90 75 15
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 500 435 65
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 5 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. 1,010 755 250
Italian 437,725 407,485 30,240
Portuguese 225,530 211,335 14,195
Romanian 93,135 90,300 2,840
Spanish 439,110 410,670 28,440
Catalan 630 595 35
Romance languages, n.i.e. 260 200 60
Dutch 116,285 110,485 5,795
Flemish 5,120 4,695 425
Frisian 2,195 2,135 65
German 430,055 409,195 20,860
Yiddish 16,310 15,205 1,105
Danish 14,905 14,145 760
Icelandic 1,665 1,500 170
Norwegian 6,275 5,800 480
Swedish 8,090 7,345 740
Afrikaans 9,810 8,770 1,040
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 445 405 40
Gaelic languages 2,320 1,645 680
Welsh 1,435 1,255 175
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 135 105 25
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 575 560 15
Bosnian 12,175 11,685 490
Bulgarian 19,625 19,050 580
Croatian 52,330 49,735 2,595
Czech 24,540 23,580 955
Macedonian 18,340 17,250 1,090
Polish 201,235 191,650 9,590
Russian 169,950 164,330 5,620
Serbian 58,470 56,415 2,050
Serbo-Croatian 10,445 10,155 295
Slovak 18,490 17,585 900
Slovenian 11,335 10,775 560
Ukrainian 120,270 111,540 8,725
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 3,830 3,630 200
Latvian 6,455 6,200 255
Lithuanian 7,600 7,245 350
Greek 117,890 108,925 8,965
Armenian 31,680 29,790 1,885
Albanian 25,010 23,820 1,190
Georgian 1,230 1,195 30
Estonian 6,610 6,385 225
Finnish 18,485 17,415 1,070
Hungarian 71,100 67,925 3,180
Azerbaijani 2,545 2,490 55
Turkish 31,245 29,640 1,600
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 2,960 2,885 75
Mongolian 1,065 1,020 40
Berber languages (Kabyle) 6,660 5,855 805
Oromo 12,190 11,135 1,050
Somali 33,695 31,385 2,305
Amharic 19,155 18,025 1,130
Arabic 374,410 327,870 46,545
Hebrew 20,155 18,455 1,700
Maltese 7,005 6,220 785
Tigrigna 10,810 10,225 590
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 18,045 16,970 1,075
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 2,945 2,365 585
Bengali 64,460 59,370 5,090
Gujarati 101,310 91,450 9,860
Hindi 106,305 90,540 15,765
Konkani 3,535 2,825 710
Marathi 6,660 5,830 820
Panjabi (Punjabi) 459,990 430,705 29,285
Sindhi 12,940 11,325 1,610
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 15,680 14,185 1,500
Urdu 194,100 172,800 21,300
Nepali 8,945 8,485 460
Kurdish 10,325 9,800 520
Pashto 13,100 12,460 640
Persian (Farsi) 177,015 170,050 6,970
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 5,645 5,255 390
Kannada 3,140 2,725 415
Malayalam 17,695 16,080 1,620
Tamil 143,395 131,265 12,130
Telugu 10,675 9,315 1,355
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 385 340 40
Japanese 43,040 39,980 3,055
Korean 142,880 137,930 4,955
Cantonese 388,935 372,460 16,475
Chaochow (Teochow) 2,670 2,575 95
Fukien 6,320 5,925 395
Hakka 5,460 5,115 340
Mandarin 255,155 248,705 6,455
Shanghainese 2,985 2,925 60
Taiwanese 9,825 9,635 190
Chinese, n.o.s. 441,265 425,210 16,050
Tibetan languages 4,955 4,635 320
Burmese 3,255 2,985 265
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 4,525 4,365 165
Lao 14,200 12,970 1,230
Thai 8,420 7,935 485
Khmer (Cambodian) 21,105 19,440 1,665
Vietnamese 153,355 144,885 8,470
Bisayan languages 18,105 16,245 1,865
Ilocano 19,520 17,910 1,610
Malay 11,880 10,905 975
Pampango 2,990 2,715 275
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 384,055 327,450 56,605
Bikol 1,330 1,220 110
Malagasy 1,200 1,015 185
Fijian 1,060 940 120
Pangasinan 1,085 1,035 50
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 2,530 2,315 210
Akan (Twi) 14,580 12,685 1,895
Lingala 4,280 3,085 1,200
Rundi (Kirundi) 4,505 3,975 530
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 4,350 3,895 460
Shona 3,200 2,695 505
Swahili 12,115 10,090 2,025
Ganda 1,165 1,020 140
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 8,300 7,150 1,145
Edo 1,600 1,350 250
Igbo 3,670 2,920 745
Wolof 2,700 2,240 460
Bamanankan 1,050 885 170
Ewe 1,510 1,315 195
Ga 1,105 950 155
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 17,015 14,070 2,940
African languages, n.i.e. 10,220 9,130 1,100
Creoles 75,260 61,725 13,530
American Sign Language 3,660 2,165 1,495
Quebec Sign Language 910 455 450
Sign languages, n.i.e. 5,780 3,810 1,965
Other languages 2,770 2,465 300

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-XCB2011016.

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