2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Detailed Knowledge of Aboriginal Languages (79), Knowledge of Languages: Single and Multiple Language Responses (3), Aboriginal Identity (8), Registered or Treaty Indian Status (3), Aboriginal Mother Tongue (11), Area of Residence: On Reserve (3) and Age Groups (8) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details detailed knowledge of aboriginal languages , knowledge of languages: single and multiple language responses , aboriginal identity , registered or treaty indian status , aboriginal mother tongue , area of residence: on reserve and age groups for the population in private households in CanadaFootnote 3
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 4 = 26.1 %
Detailed knowledge of Aboriginal languages (79) Single and multiple language responses - Knowledge of languages (3)
Total - Knowledge of languages: Single and multiple language responsesFootnote 5 Single language responsesFootnote 6 Multiple language responsesFootnote 7
Total - Detailed Aboriginal languagesFootnote 8 32,852,320 20,819,655 12,032,670
English 28,187,515 16,542,730 11,644,785
French 9,881,145 3,774,750 6,106,390
Aboriginal languages 245,115 10,025 235,090
Algonquian languages 165,130 4,345 160,785
Algonquin 2,400 25 2,380
Atikamekw 6,205 635 5,570
Blackfoot 4,395 10 4,390
Cree languages 96,690 2,255 94,430
Cree, n.o.s. 95,950 2,250 93,700
Swampy Cree 65 0 65
Plains Cree 240 0 245
Woods Cree 395 10 390
Cree, n.i.e. 35 0 35
Malecite 760 0 760
Mi'kmaq 8,935 50 8,885
Innu/Montagnais 11,450 780 10,670
Naskapi 690 70 620
Ojibway 25,160 245 24,910
Oji-Cree 10,180 285 9,895
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 150 0 150
Michif 1,020 0 1,015
Athapaskan languages 23,665 655 23,005
Carrier 2,010 0 2,010
Wetsuweten 210 0 205
Chilcotin 1,195 15 1,175
Dene 12,950 480 12,470
Tlicho (Dogrib) 2,390 85 2,300
Gwich'in 450 0 450
North Slavey (Hare) 345 10 335
South Slavey 730 15 715
Slavey, n.o.s. 1,820 35 1,775
Sarcee 285 0 290
Beaver 310 0 305
Sekani 100 0 105
Kaska (Nahani) 330 0 330
Tahltan 270 0 265
Northern Tutchone 210 0 210
Southern Tutchone 140 0 140
Tutchone, n.o.s. 10 0 15
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 140 0 140
Haida 175 0 175
Iroquoian languages 2,420 0 2,420
Mohawk 1,485 0 1,485
Cayuga 720 0 720
Oneida 235 0 240
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 160 0 160
Kutenai 135 0 130
Salish languages 4,440 0 4,440
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 1,145 0 1,145
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 535 0 530
Halkomelem 785 0 790
Lillooet 475 0 480
Okanagan 625 0 625
Squamish 150 0 145
Straits 180 0 180
Salish languages, n.i.e. 680 0 680
Siouan languages 5,320 10 5,320
Dakota 1,565 0 1,565
Stoney 3,500 10 3,495
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 325 0 325
Tlingit 185 0 180
Tsimshian languages 2,560 0 2,560
Gitksan 1,100 0 1,100
Nisga'a 1,045 0 1,040
Tsimshian 485 0 490
Wakashan languages 1,295 0 1,290
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) 425 0 420
Haisla 205 0 205
Heiltsuk 95 0 95
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 575 0 575
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Inuit languages 38,740 5,000 33,740
Inuktitut 36,950 4,975 31,970
Inuinnaqtun 685 10 675
Inuvialuktun 685 0 685
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 435 15 425
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 1,415 0 1,410
Other languagesFootnote 9 7,922,265 492,145 7,430,115

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the National Household Survey (NHS). In 2011, there were a total of 36 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated' in the NHS. For these reserves or settlements, NHS enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario). For additional information, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, National Household Survey, 2011.

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Footnote 2

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the National Household Survey (NHS). In 2011, there were a total of 36 Indian reserves and Indian settlements that were 'incompletely enumerated' in the NHS. For these reserves or settlements, NHS enumeration was either not permitted or was interrupted before it could be completed, or was not possible because of natural events (specifically forest fires in Northern Ontario). For additional information, please refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, National Household Survey, 2011.

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Footnote 3

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 4

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 5

The category 'Total - Knowledge of languages: 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 NHS.

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Footnote 6

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

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Footnote 7

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

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Footnote 8

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

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Footnote 9

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the NHS that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the NHS, please refer to Appendix 1.3 in the National Household Survey Dictionary, 2011.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-011-X2011030.

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