2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: Mother Tongue (8), First Official Language Spoken (7), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (25) 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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This table details mother tongue , first official language spoken , knowledge of official languages , age groups and sex for the population excluding institutional residents in CanadaFootnote 1
Knowledge of official languages (5) First official language spoken (7)
Total - First official language spoken English French English and French Neither English nor French Official language minority (number)Footnote 2 Official language minority (percentage)Footnote 3
Total - Knowledge of official languages 33,121,175 24,662,895 7,507,885 367,635 582,755 7,691,710 23.2
English only 22,564,670 22,564,665 0 0 0 0 0.0
French only 4,165,015 0 4,165,015 0 0 4,165,015 100.0
English and French 5,795,575 2,087,610 3,340,550 367,415 0 3,524,255 60.8
Neither English nor French 595,920 10,620 2,320 220 582,755 2,435 0.4

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

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

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Footnote 2

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Footnote 3

English is the first official language spoken by Quebec's official language minority, which consists of all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. French is the first official language spoken by the official language minority in the country overall and in every province and territory outside Quebec, which consists of all individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-314-XCB2011045.

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