Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data

Toronto, (CMA) - Ontario

Data quality

Most common mother tongue languages other than English or French, Toronto, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Cantonese 260,355 9.5 4.4
Mandarin 233,885 8.5 4.0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 186,030 6.8 3.2
Italian 164,510 6.0 2.8
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 161,515 5.9 2.7

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, Toronto, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Cantonese 267,155 10.0 4.5
Mandarin 246,210 9.2 4.2
Punjabi (Panjabi) 196,605 7.3 3.3
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 164,035 6.1 2.8
Urdu 161,680 6.0 2.7

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Toronto, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Toronto, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Toronto, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Toronto, 1996 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Toronto, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 5,883,670 100 5,541,880 100
English 5,154,905 87.6 4,872,010 87.9
French 4,855 0.1 5,005 0.1
English and French 464,980 7.9 424,265 7.7
Neither English nor French 258,930 4.4 240,600 4.3

Mother tongue4, Toronto, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 5,883,665 100 5,541,880 100
English 3,293,535 56.0 3,157,105 57.0
French 92,970 1.6 87,090 1.6
Other languages 2,741,370 46.6 2,486,120 44.9
Aboriginal languages 735 0.0 820 0.0
Immigrant languages 2,738,805 46.5 2,483,755 44.8

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, Toronto, 1996 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, Toronto, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 3,122,990 713,780 559,380 612,375 5,008,520
French 11,270 18,525 26,135 65,480 121,415
Other languages 856,725 598,610 548,755 672,315 2,676,405
Aboriginal languages 85 75 165 490 820
Immigrant languages 854,920 598,345 547,680 671,045 2,671,990
2011
English 3,045,510 668,685 397,145 576,595 4,687,935
French 10,555 17,705 19,145 63,720 111,125
Other languages 835,120 564,355 390,220 631,320 2,421,015
Aboriginal languages 115 90 160 555 915
Immigrant languages 833,565 564,110 389,320 629,970 2,416,965

Language of work

English used at work, Toronto, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 3,345,345 98.3 2,944,000 98.2
Only 3,004,215 88.3 2,631,630 87.8
Mostly 214,510 6.3 221,785 7.4
Equally with another language 80,720 2.4 46,800 1.6
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 45,895 1.3 43,780 1.5
No mention 58,855 1.7 53,555 1.8
Total population9 3,404,200 100 2,997,550 100

French used at work, Toronto, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 80,740 2.4 75,260 2.5
Only 3,775 0.1 2,910 0.1
Mostly 8,160 0.2 6,745 0.2
Equally with another language 17,650 0.5 10,495 0.4
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 51,155 1.5 55,105 1.8
No mention 3,323,455 97.6 2,922,295 97.5
Total population9 3,404,200 100 2,997,550 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Toronto, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 324,935 9.5 300,010 10.0
Only 54,935 1.6 50,295 1.7
Mostly 37,790 1.1 37,280 1.2
Equally with another language 64,405 1.9 37,370 1.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 167,800 4.9 175,065 5.8
No mention 3,079,265 90.5 2,697,545 90.0
Total population9 3,404,200 100 2,997,550 100

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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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revised
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use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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