NHS Profile, Ontario, 2011

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The table shows total, male and female data (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Ontario

(Province)
Total Male Female
Ethnic origin population
Total population in private households by ethnic originsNational Household Survey data footnote 35 12,651,795 6,181,445 6,470,345
North American Aboriginal origins 441,395 210,490 230,905
First Nations (North American Indian) 345,870 165,000 180,875
Inuit 6,175 2,815 3,365
Métis 97,045 46,365 50,680
Other North American origins 3,059,480 1,507,105 1,552,380
Acadian 15,180 7,350 7,825
American 136,500 64,910 71,595
Canadian 2,946,095 1,453,390 1,492,705
New Brunswicker 265 120 150
Newfoundlander 9,590 4,820 4,770
Nova Scotian 1,135 605 525
Ontarian 2,290 1,035 1,255
Québécois 6,115 2,880 3,235
Other North American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 36 1,385 645 745
European origins 8,231,410 4,019,885 4,211,525
British Isles origins 4,989,725 2,423,095 2,566,630
Channel Islander 960 515 450
Cornish 695 355 345
English 2,925,660 1,414,400 1,511,260
Irish 2,069,110 980,610 1,088,495
Manx 1,990 1,050 945
Scottish 2,080,545 1,005,460 1,075,090
Welsh 192,650 91,285 101,365
British Isles origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 37 293,170 139,080 154,090
French origins 1,363,370 650,845 712,520
Alsatian 1,045 465 580
Breton 340 155 185
French 1,362,320 650,350 711,970
Western European origins (except French origins) 1,711,125 835,600 875,520
Austrian 68,790 33,745 35,040
Belgian 52,635 25,910 26,720
Dutch 508,595 250,305 258,290
Flemish 4,860 2,430 2,440
Frisian 2,705 1,465 1,245
German 1,154,550 561,145 593,405
Luxembourger 955 480 475
Swiss 57,270 28,440 28,830
Western European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 38 675 300 370
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 255,555 123,125 132,435
Danish 53,145 25,695 27,455
Finnish 74,505 35,655 38,850
Icelandic 13,130 6,475 6,650
Norwegian 56,215 27,490 28,725
Swedish 67,795 32,095 35,700
Northern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 39 8,985 4,350 4,640
Eastern European origins 1,219,960 589,425 630,540
Bulgarian 15,500 7,500 8,000
Byelorussian 8,785 3,920 4,860
Czech 39,795 19,100 20,700
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s. 14,380 6,765 7,615
Estonian 14,770 6,775 8,000
Hungarian 148,960 72,130 76,830
Latvian 16,320 7,825 8,495
Lithuanian 29,315 14,635 14,680
Moldovan 2,650 1,310 1,335
Polish 475,565 229,855 245,705
Romanian 85,115 41,445 43,670
Russian 186,940 88,190 98,745
Slovak 38,240 18,855 19,385
Ukrainian 342,005 165,060 176,940
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 40 5,975 2,935 3,040
Southern European origins 1,671,705 831,840 839,860
Albanian 21,170 10,725 10,445
Bosnian 13,345 6,900 6,445
Croatian 74,020 37,140 36,885
Cypriot 3,920 1,810 2,110
Greek 140,970 72,215 68,755
Italian 883,990 442,710 441,280
Kosovar 1,675 815 865
Macedonian 34,065 17,265 16,800
Maltese 33,455 16,820 16,630
Montenegrin 2,050 1,110 940
Portuguese 295,030 146,645 148,385
Serbian 56,760 28,630 28,125
Sicilian 3,200 1,670 1,530
Slovenian 24,585 12,115 12,465
Spanish 164,650 77,185 87,465
Yugoslavian, n.o.s. 25,975 12,530 13,440
Southern European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 41 460 215 240
Other European origins 196,060 98,430 97,625
Basque 1,150 635 520
Jewish 173,780 86,795 86,985
Roma (Gypsy) 2,855 1,375 1,485
Slavic, n.o.s. 1,985 1,080 910
Other European origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 42 17,500 9,220 8,280
Caribbean origins 396,485 181,805 214,675
Antiguan 2,785 1,460 1,325
Bahamian 1,360 780 585
Barbadian 23,385 10,455 12,930
Bermudan 1,710 795 920
Carib 2,430 980 1,450
Cuban 11,675 5,320 6,350
Dominican 7,085 3,440 3,650
Grenadian 11,975 5,365 6,605
Haitian 15,830 7,080 8,745
Jamaican 218,065 100,355 117,715
Kittitian/Nevisian 1,865 785 1,085
Martinican 200 80 120
Montserratan 390 205 185
Puerto Rican 895 450 440
St. Lucian 5,375 2,180 3,200
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 51,340 23,905 27,440
Vincentian/Grenadinian 10,105 4,500 5,605
West Indian, n.o.s. 46,390 21,260 25,130
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 43 13,995 6,075 7,920
Latin, Central and South American origins 271,545 130,035 141,510
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Maya) 8,175 3,910 4,265
Argentinian 9,535 4,750 4,785
Belizean 605 280 320
Bolivian 1,575 715 860
Brazilian 14,190 6,890 7,305
Chilean 12,225 6,090 6,135
Colombian 34,995 17,060 17,940
Costa Rican 2,960 1,440 1,525
Ecuadorian 15,965 7,670 8,295
Guatemalan 8,200 4,245 3,955
Guyanese 67,040 31,020 36,025
Hispanic 3,225 1,285 1,940
Honduran 2,575 1,125 1,450
Maya 1,860 905 960
Mexican 31,685 15,435 16,250
Nicaraguan 6,080 2,835 3,245
Panamanian 1,775 745 1,030
Paraguayan 665 340 325
Peruvian 13,315 6,155 7,160
Salvadorean 28,765 14,460 14,305
Uruguayan 3,800 1,935 1,865
Venezuelan 7,840 3,665 4,175
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 44 10,350 4,900 5,455
African origins 331,460 160,940 170,515
Central and West African origins 64,975 32,440 32,535
Akan 720 380 335
Angolan 1,230 555 675
Ashanti 770 405 365
Beninese 420 295 125
Burkinabe 130 70 65
Cameroonian 2,380 1,170 1,210
Chadian 115 70 40
Congolese 7,795 3,640 4,155
Gabonese 70 45 30
Gambian 260 155 105
Ghanaian 22,035 10,815 11,220
Guinean 710 335 375
Ibo 1,685 935 750
Ivorian 835 470 360
Liberian 660 395 265
Malian 255 140 115
Nigerian 20,025 10,160 9,860
Peulh 80 45 30
Senegalese 625 250 380
Sierra Leonean 865 425 440
Togolese 485 275 215
Yoruba 2,780 1,435 1,345
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 45 4,445 2,220 2,230
North African origins 63,850 33,000 30,850
Algerian 2,650 1,200 1,455
Berber 1,520 830 690
Coptic 2,445 1,225 1,220
Dinka 80 50 30
Egyptian 39,275 20,515 18,755
Libyan 2,835 1,535 1,300
Maure 295 195 100
Moroccan 8,955 4,410 4,545
Sudanese 7,355 3,755 3,605
Tunisian 1,475 755 715
North African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 46 725 430 295
Southern and East African origins 102,205 48,175 54,025
Afrikaner 575 240 335
Amhara 540 285 260
Bantu, n.o.s. 735 370 365
Burundian 2,405 1,170 1,235
Eritrean 7,475 3,670 3,810
Ethiopian 17,320 8,250 9,075
Harari 605 240 365
Kenyan 4,815 2,205 2,615
Malagasy 345 200 145
Mauritian 2,885 1,215 1,670
Oromo 1,015 575 440
Rwandan 2,230 900 1,330
Seychellois 250 85 160
Somali 33,970 15,480 18,490
South African 15,165 7,635 7,530
Tanzanian 2,180 1,035 1,150
Tigrian 525 255 270
Ugandan 2,585 1,215 1,375
Zambian 640 295 350
Zimbabwean 3,420 1,625 1,795
Zulu 490 285 205
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 47 8,320 4,045 4,280
Other African origins 107,540 51,025 56,520
Black, n.o.s.National Household Survey data footnote 48 15,345 6,780 8,565
Other African origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 49 93,355 44,820 48,535
Asian origins 2,604,595 1,265,540 1,339,050
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 399,180 204,175 195,010
Afghan 40,375 20,175 20,200
Arab, n.o.s. 39,315 21,505 17,810
Armenian 24,865 12,470 12,395
Assyrian 9,420 4,840 4,575
Azerbaijani 2,690 1,450 1,235
Georgian 1,725 785 945
Iranian 92,635 47,235 45,400
Iraqi 35,215 17,905 17,310
Israeli 9,250 4,585 4,665
Jordanian 5,975 3,190 2,785
Kazakh 765 410 355
Kurd 6,835 3,700 3,135
Kuwaiti 1,450 635 805
Lebanese 73,285 36,980 36,305
Palestinian 20,130 10,545 9,585
Pashtun 2,185 1,130 1,055
Saudi Arabian 3,890 2,030 1,860
Syrian 16,070 7,790 8,275
Tajik 1,430 700 725
Tatar 1,485 755 735
Turk 29,350 14,890 14,460
Uighur 565 285 280
Uzbek 1,535 720 815
Yemeni 2,725 1,360 1,370
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 50 10,875 6,040 4,835
South Asian origins 1,003,180 501,155 502,020
Bangladeshi 21,490 10,985 10,505
Bengali 12,040 6,110 5,930
East IndianNational Household Survey data footnote 48 678,465 337,670 340,795
Goan 4,245 2,010 2,230
Gujarati 4,635 2,295 2,340
Kashmiri 1,545 810 735
Nepali 4,400 2,275 2,130
Pakistani 109,295 56,050 53,250
Punjabi 39,025 20,100 18,925
Sinhalese 4,960 2,480 2,480
Sri Lankan 112,465 55,795 56,670
Tamil 43,455 22,095 21,355
South Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 51 42,240 21,095 21,145
East and Southeast Asian origins 1,223,480 570,655 652,825
Burmese 3,810 1,830 1,980
Cambodian (Khmer) 12,620 6,170 6,450
Chinese 713,245 340,570 372,675
Filipino 295,700 126,150 169,550
Hmong 610 310 295
Indonesian 7,615 3,640 3,975
Japanese 37,910 17,740 20,165
Korean 82,640 39,870 42,775
Laotian 9,440 4,755 4,680
Malaysian 5,905 2,570 3,335
Mongolian 1,960 980 975
Singaporean 815 405 410
Taiwanese 8,960 4,145 4,810
Thai 5,730 2,270 3,460
Tibetan 4,995 2,470 2,525
Vietnamese 100,520 48,520 52,000
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 52 4,965 2,455 2,510
Other Asian origins 13,775 7,020 6,755
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 53 13,775 7,025 6,755
Oceania origins 19,410 9,855 9,555
Australian 12,835 6,515 6,315
New Zealander 4,180 2,130 2,050
Pacific Islands origins 2,715 1,355 1,355
Fijian 1,245 600 640
Hawaiian 480 245 235
Maori 285 110 175
Polynesian, n.o.s. 170 110 65
Samoan 130 80 50
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.National Household Survey data footnote 54 435 230 200

National Household Survey data: Footnotes

Footnote 35

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

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Footnote 36

Includes general responses indicating North American origins (e.g., 'North American') as well as more specific responses indicating North American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maritimer,' 'Manitoban').

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Footnote 37

Includes general responses indicating British Isles origins (e.g., 'British,' 'United Kingdom') as well as more specific responses indicating British Isles origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Celtic').

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Footnote 38

Includes general responses indicating Western European origins (e.g., 'Western European') as well as more specific responses indicating Western European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Liechtensteiner').

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Footnote 39

Includes general responses indicating Northern European origins (e.g., 'Northern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Northern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Faroese,' 'Scandinavian').

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Footnote 40

Includes general responses indicating Eastern European origins (e.g., 'Eastern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Eastern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baltic').

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Footnote 41

Includes general responses indicating Southern European origins (e.g., 'Southern European') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Gibraltarian').

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Footnote 42

Includes general responses indicating Other European origins (e.g., 'European') as well as more specific responses indicating European origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Central European').

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Footnote 43

Includes general responses indicating Caribbean origins (e.g., 'Caribbean') as well as more specific responses indicating Caribbean origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Guadelupian,' 'Aruban').

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Footnote 44

Includes general responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins (e.g., 'South American') as well as more specific responses indicating Latin, Central or South American origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Surinamese').

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Footnote 45

Includes general responses indicating Central or West African origins (e.g., 'West African') as well as more specific responses indicating Central or West African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Ewe,' 'Wolof').

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Footnote 46

Includes general responses indicating North African origins (e.g., 'North African') as well as more specific responses indicating North African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Maghreb').

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Footnote 47

Includes general responses indicating Southern or East African origins (e.g., 'East African') as well as more specific responses indicating Southern or East African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Hutu,' 'Shona').

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Footnote 48

Some respondents may choose to provide very specific ethnic origins in the National Household Survey (NHS), while other respondents may choose to give more general responses. This means that two respondents with the same ethnic ancestry could have different response patterns and thus could be counted as having different ethnic origins. For example, one respondent may report 'East Indian' ethnic origin while another respondent, with a similar ancestral background, may report 'Punjabi' or 'South Asian' origins; one respondent may report 'Black' while another, similar respondent, may report 'Ghanaian' or 'African.' As a result, ethnic origin data are very fluid, and counts for certain origins, such as 'East Indian' and 'Black,' may seem lower than initially expected. Users who wish to obtain broader response counts may wish to combine data for one or more ethnic origins together or use counts for ethnic categories such as 'South Asian origins' or 'African origins.' (Please note, however, that 'African origins' should not be considered equivalent to the 'Black' population group or visible minority status, as there are persons reporting African origins who report a population group or visible minority status other than 'Black.' Conversely, many people report a population group or visible minority status of 'Black' and do not report having 'African' origins. For information on population group and visible minority population in the 2011 NHS, refer to the appropriate definitions in this publication.)

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Footnote 49

Includes general responses indicating Other African origins (e.g., 'African') as well as more specific responses indicating Other African origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Saharan').

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Footnote 50

Includes general responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins (e.g., 'West Asian,' 'Middle Eastern') as well as more specific responses indicating West Asian, Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Baloch,' 'Circassian').

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Footnote 51

Includes general responses indicating South Asian origins (e.g., 'South Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating South Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bhutanese').

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Footnote 52

Includes general responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins (e.g., 'Southeast Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating East and Southeast Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Bruneian,' 'Karen').

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Footnote 53

Includes general responses indicating Other Asian origins (e.g., 'Asian') as well as more specific responses indicating Other Asian origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Eurasian').

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Footnote 54

Includes general responses indicating Pacific Islands origins (e.g., 'Pacific Islander') as well as more specific responses indicating Pacific Islands origins that have not been included elsewhere (e.g., 'Tahitian').

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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Ontario (Code 35) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 National Household Survey. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released September 11, 2013.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed December 11, 2017).

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Ontario

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Census data, Ontario. Table summary
The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
Characteristic Ontario

(Province)
Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 12,851,821  ... ...
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 12,160,282  ... ...
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.7 ... ...
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 5,308,785 ... ...
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 4,887,508 ... ...
Population density per square kilometre 14.1 ... ...
Land area (square km) 908,607.67 ... ...
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 12,851,820 6,263,140 6,588,685
0 to 4 years 704,260 360,590 343,670
5 to 9 years 712,755 365,290 347,465
10 to 14 years 763,755 391,630 372,125
15 to 19 years 863,635 443,680 419,950
15 years 168,840 86,700 82,140
16 years 172,840 89,195 83,645
17 years 171,405 88,230 83,170
18 years 173,930 89,225 84,705
19 years 176,620 90,330 86,290
20 to 24 years 852,910 432,490 420,415
25 to 29 years 815,120 400,045 415,075
30 to 34 years 800,365 383,340 417,030
35 to 39 years 844,335 405,845 438,485
40 to 44 years 924,075 447,920 476,155
45 to 49 years 1,055,880 517,510 538,370
50 to 54 years 1,006,140 492,560 513,580
55 to 59 years 864,620 418,755 445,865
60 to 64 years 765,655 370,370 395,275
65 to 69 years 563,485 270,875 292,610
70 to 74 years 440,780 206,350 234,435
75 to 79 years 356,150 161,345 194,805
80 to 84 years 271,510 113,620 157,890
85 years and over 246,400 80,925 165,475
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.4 39.4 41.3
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.0 82.2 83.9
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 10,671,050 5,145,630 5,525,420
Married or living with a common-law partner 6,158,605 3,078,940 3,079,665
Married (and not separated) 5,367,400 2,681,320 2,686,075
Living common law 791,210 397,620 393,590
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 4,512,440 2,066,690 2,445,750
Single (never legally married) 2,985,020 1,583,760 1,401,260
Separated 319,805 133,790 186,015
Divorced 593,730 231,160 362,570
Widowed 613,880 117,980 495,905
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 3,612,200 ... ...
Size of census family: 2 persons 1,686,655 ... ...
Size of census family: 3 persons 812,960 ... ...
Size of census family: 4 persons 783,500 ... ...
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 329,085 ... ...
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 3,612,205 ... ...
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 3,007,560 ... ...
Married couples 2,612,895 ... ...
Without children at home 1,090,740 ... ...
With children at home 1,522,150 ... ...
1 child 559,155 ... ...
2 children 676,880 ... ...
3 or more children 286,110 ... ...
Common-law couples 394,670 ... ...
Without children at home 236,010 ... ...
With children at home 158,660 ... ...
1 child 77,160 ... ...
2 children 55,605 ... ...
3 or more children 25,890 ... ...
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 604,645 ... ...
Female parent 486,470 ... ...
1 child 282,085 ... ...
2 children 145,375 ... ...
3 or more children 59,015 ... ...
Male parent 118,175 ... ...
1 child 77,820 ... ...
2 children 31,265 ... ...
3 or more children 9,085 ... ...
Total children in census families in private households 4,083,925 ... ...
Under six years of age 839,960 ... ...
6 to 14 years 1,323,750 ... ...
15 to 17 years 496,005 ... ...
18 to 24 years 888,985 ... ...
25 years and over 535,230 ... ...
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ... ...
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 12,655,130 6,179,005 6,476,125
Number of persons not in census families 1,951,440 889,600 1,061,845
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 295,100 113,180 181,925
Living with non-relatives only 425,360 233,900 191,465
Living alone 1,230,980 542,525 688,455
Number of census family persons 10,703,690 5,289,410 5,414,280
Average number of persons per census family 3.0 ... ...
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 1,752,725 796,110 956,615
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 563,605 155,405 408,200
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 105,130 22,345 82,785
Living with non-relatives only 30,835 14,715 16,125
Living alone 427,640 118,350 309,290
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 1,189,120 640,705 548,415
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 4,887,510 ... ...
Census-family households 3,475,030 ... ...
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 3,103,515 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 2,642,680 ... ...
Without children 1,171,505 ... ...
With children 1,471,175 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 460,840 ... ...
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 371,515 ... ...
One-family households with persons not in a census family 242,850 ... ...
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 167,865 ... ...
Without children 52,945 ... ...
With children 114,920 ... ...
Lone-parent-family households 74,985 ... ...
Two-or-more-family households 128,660 ... ...
Non-census-family households 1,412,480 ... ...
One-person households 1,230,980 ... ...
Two-or-more-person households 181,500 ... ...
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 4,887,505 ... ...
Single-detached house 2,718,880 ... ...
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 789,970 ... ...
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 15,800 ... ...
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 1,362,860 ... ...
Semi-detached house 279,470 ... ...
Row house 415,225 ... ...
Apartment, duplex 160,460 ... ...
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 498,160 ... ...
Other single-attached house 9,540 ... ...
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 4,887,505 ... ...
1 person 1,230,975 ... ...
2 persons 1,584,415 ... ...
3 persons 803,030 ... ...
4 persons 783,925 ... ...
5 persons 310,860 ... ...
6 or more persons 174,305 ... ...
Number of persons in private households 12,655,135 ... ...
Average number of persons in private households 2.6 ... ...
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730
  Single responses  12,434,770 6,071,955 6,362,815
    English  8,677,040 4,276,970 4,400,065
    French  493,300 232,785 260,510
    Non-official languages  3,264,435 1,562,190 1,702,240
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 15,625 7,315 8,305
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  3,930 1,835 2,095
        Dene  20 5 10
        Innu/Montagnais  5 5 5
        Inuktitut  300 85 215
        Mi'kmaq  70 20 45
        Ojibway  8,255 3,925 4,330
        Oji-Cree  3,030 1,440 1,590
        Stoney  5 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 3,222,400 1,542,155 1,680,245
        African languages, n.i.e 3,080 1,585 1,495
        Afrikaans  2,060 1,030 1,030
        Akan (Twi)  9,680 4,565 5,115
        Albanian  17,440 8,870 8,565
        Amharic  9,190 4,295 4,895
        Arabic  133,390 69,890 63,500
        Armenian  13,070 6,330 6,740
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 3,040 1,445 1,595
        Bengali  38,685 19,745 18,935
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  120 70 60
        Bisayan languages  6,380 2,395 3,985
        Bosnian  6,140 3,045 3,095
        Bulgarian  9,015 4,390 4,625
        Burmese  1,400 685 715
        Cantonese  186,870 87,020 99,850
        Chinese, n.o.s.  195,120 92,170 102,950
        Creoles  9,650 4,355 5,295
        Croatian  33,830 16,505 17,320
        Czech  12,115 5,675 6,440
        Danish  4,745 2,230 2,515
        Dutch  58,135 28,150 29,985
        Estonian  5,025 2,170 2,850
        Finnish  11,350 4,905 6,450
        Flemish  2,710 1,180 1,530
        Fukien  3,410 1,620 1,795
        German  140,315 65,815 74,500
        Greek  56,890 28,455 28,435
        Gujarati  68,105 34,110 33,995
        Hakka  3,535 1,685 1,850
        Hebrew  11,415 6,085 5,330
        Hindi  47,645 23,880 23,765
        Hungarian  41,010 19,455 21,555
        Ilocano  8,050 2,990 5,060
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 2,845 1,520 1,330
        Italian  251,330 123,830 127,505
        Japanese  12,215 4,415 7,800
        Khmer (Cambodian)  7,210 3,345 3,860
        Korean  64,080 30,065 34,015
        Kurdish  5,760 3,100 2,660
        Lao  5,350 2,620 2,730
        Latvian  4,640 1,970 2,670
        Lingala  755 325 430
        Lithuanian  5,600 2,375 3,230
        Macedonian  16,305 7,930 8,370
        Malay  5,305 2,395 2,910
        Malayalam  10,745 5,460 5,285
        Maltese  5,830 2,930 2,905
        Mandarin  118,390 55,825 62,565
        Marathi  4,155 2,135 2,025
        Nepali  3,640 1,850 1,795
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 5,780 2,925 2,860
        Norwegian  1,060 465 595
        Oromo  1,770 890 875
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  173,975 88,090 85,885
        Pashto  8,165 4,200 3,965
        Persian (Farsi)  98,905 50,110 48,790
        Polish  128,440 58,835 69,600
        Portuguese  147,725 71,605 76,125
        Romanian  41,980 19,835 22,140
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,035 455 580
        Russian  93,080 42,590 50,490
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,120 450 670
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 14,930 7,345 7,590
        Serbian  41,910 20,750 21,165
        Serbo-Croatian  5,250 2,565 2,685
        Shanghainese  1,410 585 830
        Sign languages, n.i.e 1,580 835 745
        Sindhi  6,530 3,055 3,475
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  9,335 4,555 4,780
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 1,780 900 875
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 2,005 1,000 1,005
        Slovak  10,250 4,665 5,585
        Slovenian  7,505 3,475 4,030
        Somali  22,685 9,750 12,930
        Spanish  178,335 85,410 92,915
        Swahili  4,745 2,255 2,490
        Swedish  2,505 1,060 1,440
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  140,805 53,595 87,210
        Taiwanese  3,020 1,390 1,625
        Tamil  111,060 54,760 56,300
        Telugu  6,730 3,525 3,205
        Thai  2,915 995 1,915
        Tibetan languages  3,965 2,005 1,960
        Tigrigna  5,560 2,605 2,955
        Turkish  16,615 8,755 7,865
        Ukrainian  41,455 18,275 23,185
        Urdu  128,730 65,470 63,260
        Vietnamese  65,915 30,920 34,990
        Yiddish  5,105 2,350 2,760
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 26,410 12,725 13,690
  Multiple responses          287,290 138,385 148,910
    English and French  46,605 21,805 24,795
    English and non-official language  219,425 106,790 112,635
    French and non-official language  13,645 6,285 7,365
    English, French and non-official language 7,615 3,495 4,115
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,730
  English only 10,984,360 5,445,050 5,539,310
  French only 42,980 18,805 24,175
  English and French 1,395,805 627,725 768,085
  Neither English nor French 298,920 118,765 180,155
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730
  English 11,844,580 5,819,520 6,025,055
  French 500,270 235,620 264,655
  English and French 84,230 39,330 44,895
  Neither English nor French 292,980 115,860 177,115
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 542,390 255,285 287,100
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 4.3 4.1 4.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,065 6,210,340 6,511,730
  Single responses 12,156,790 5,936,965 6,219,825
    English 10,044,810 4,930,610 5,114,200
    French 284,115 133,495 150,620
    Non-official languages 1,827,870 872,860 955,010
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 5,935 3,000 2,930
        Atikamekw   0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 1,920 950 970
        Dene 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 5 0 0
        Inuktitut 80 20 60
        Mi'kmaq 10 5 5
        Ojibway 2,855 1,510 1,345
        Oji-Cree 1,065 505 555
        Stoney 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,811,985 864,990 946,995
        African languages, n.i.e. 1,405 675 730
        Afrikaans 775 385 390
        Akan (Twi) 5,305 2,390 2,915
        Albanian 10,055 5,075 4,980
        Amharic 5,280 2,400 2,880
        Arabic 76,410 38,095 38,315
        Armenian 7,375 3,435 3,940
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 885 420 465
        Bengali 26,895 13,495 13,405
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 40 20 20
        Bisayan languages 2,045 895 1,150
        Bosnian 3,525 1,765 1,760
        Bulgarian 5,165 2,535 2,630
        Burmese 885 425 460
        Cantonese 147,795 68,295 79,500
        Chinese, n.o.s. 135,665 64,765 70,895
        Creoles 4,720 2,120 2,600
        Croatian 13,185 6,320 6,865
        Czech 4,325 2,055 2,265
        Danish 335 170 170
        Dutch 5,395 2,535 2,855
        Estonian 1,260 475 785
        Finnish 2,280 1,005 1,270
        Flemish 230 105 130
        Fukien 1,045 495 550
        German 39,180 18,925 20,255
        Greek 23,590 11,185 12,405
        Gujarati 42,445 20,860 21,585
        Hakka 1,595 740 855
        Hebrew 5,240 2,630 2,610
        Hindi 24,650 12,200 12,450
        Hungarian 15,440 7,260 8,175
        Ilocano 2,920 1,170 1,745
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 1,175 590 590
        Italian 88,835 39,140 49,695
        Japanese 5,765 2,535 3,235
        Khmer (Cambodian) 4,065 1,860 2,205
        Korean 47,245 22,575 24,675
        Kurdish 3,580 1,835 1,745
        Lao 2,855 1,445 1,410
        Latvian 1,270 535 730
        Lingala 240 95 140
        Lithuanian 1,780 765 1,015
        Macedonian 7,290 3,495 3,795
        Malay 1,925 920 1,005
        Malayalam 5,315 2,665 2,645
        Maltese 1,295 625 670
        Mandarin 96,610 46,980 49,630
        Marathi 1,980 1,015 965
        Nepali 2,480 1,260 1,220
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 1,830 870 960
        Norwegian 120 50 75
        Oromo 1,040 490 545
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 124,100 62,105 61,995
        Pashto 5,765 2,875 2,890
        Persian (Farsi) 69,200 33,860 35,335
        Polish 60,730 28,490 32,240
        Portuguese 70,210 33,690 36,520
        Romanian 22,845 10,960 11,880
        Rundi (Kirundi) 375 180 195
        Russian 64,425 30,385 34,045
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 395 165 230
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 10,360 4,980 5,375
        Serbian 26,000 12,665 13,335
        Serbo-Croatian 2,500 1,220 1,285
        Shanghainese 660 300 365
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 2,650 1,535 1,115
        Sindhi 2,835 1,265 1,565
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 4,480 2,195 2,280
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 1,410 710 695
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 565 265 300
        Slovak 3,185 1,485 1,700
        Slovenian 1,815 830 990
        Somali 15,450 6,520 8,935
        Spanish 106,735 51,645 55,085
        Swahili 2,025 940 1,080
        Swedish 410 200 210
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 65,225 27,135 38,095
        Taiwanese 1,495 710 785
        Tamil 83,645 40,665 42,980
        Telugu 3,820 1,955 1,870
        Thai 1,320 650 675
        Tibetan languages 3,200 1,615 1,585
        Tigrigna 3,075 1,390 1,680
        Turkish 10,395 5,265 5,135
        Ukrainian 15,240 6,810 8,425
        Urdu 83,520 41,750 41,770
        Vietnamese 47,355 22,240 25,120
        Yiddish 530 260 275
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 9,950 4,865 5,085
  Multiple responses         565,270 273,370 291,895
    English and French 37,955 17,250 20,705
    English and non-official language 509,105 248,050 261,055
    French and non-official language 6,370 2,855 3,520
    English, French and non-official language 11,845 5,225 6,620
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 12,722,060 6,210,335 6,511,725
  None 10,611,255 5,199,975 5,411,280
  Single responses  2,066,620 989,785 1,076,835
    English  848,410 416,070 432,340
    French  227,040 101,685 125,355
    Non-official languages  991,165 472,030 519,140
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 10,750 4,985 5,770
        Atikamekw    0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  2,120 980 1,140
        Dene  15 10 10
        Innu/Montagnais  5 0 5
        Inuktitut  220 85 135
        Mi'kmaq  50 20 30
        Ojibway  6,505 3,030 3,470
        Oji-Cree  1,840 870 970
        Stoney  0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 966,445 460,560 505,885
        African languages, n.i.e 1,340 675 665
        Afrikaans  1,285 630 660
        Akan (Twi)  4,585 2,195 2,390
        Albanian  4,625 2,315 2,310
        Amharic  3,085 1,430 1,655
        Arabic  45,670 24,305 21,360
        Armenian  3,700 1,785 1,910
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,490 675 810
        Bengali  8,115 4,155 3,960
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  50 25 20
        Bisayan languages  1,600 585 1,010
        Bosnian  1,790 875 915
        Bulgarian  2,240 1,050 1,185
        Burmese  405 200 205
        Cantonese  41,885 19,995 21,890
        Chinese, n.o.s.  35,080 16,715 18,365
        Creoles  7,720 3,355 4,370
        Croatian  13,060 6,290 6,770
        Czech  3,765 1,645 2,115
        Danish  1,690 740 950
        Dutch  18,365 8,275 10,095
        Estonian  1,850 785 1,065
        Finnish  3,725 1,530 2,195
        Flemish  590 230 355
        Fukien  1,440 695 750
        German  44,850 20,385 24,470
        Greek  29,400 14,815 14,580
        Gujarati  17,855 8,935 8,915
        Hakka  1,010 480 530
        Hebrew  8,795 4,415 4,380
        Hindi  31,720 16,115 15,605
        Hungarian  11,610 5,225 6,380
        Ilocano  2,215 830 1,385
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,050 550 505
        Italian  100,275 49,240 51,035
        Japanese  5,765 2,425 3,350
        Khmer (Cambodian)  2,105 985 1,120
        Korean  11,915 5,615 6,300
        Kurdish  1,355 730 625
        Lao  1,600 815 785
        Latvian  1,525 620 900
        Lingala  1,220 505 715
        Lithuanian  1,685 675 1,010
        Macedonian  5,710 2,780 2,930
        Malay  2,010 875 1,135
        Malayalam  4,210 2,120 2,085
        Maltese  2,270 1,045 1,225
        Mandarin  22,435 10,105 12,330
        Marathi  1,255 620 640
        Nepali  655 325 335
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 4,890 2,350 2,540
        Norwegian  475 205 265
        Oromo  450 235 225
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  36,175 18,600 17,575
        Pashto  1,565 845 715
        Persian (Farsi)  19,325 10,130 9,195
        Polish  36,540 16,475 20,070
        Portuguese  56,065 27,195 28,865
        Romanian  11,640 5,370 6,265
        Rundi (Kirundi)  535 225 310
        Russian  20,915 9,535 11,380
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  555 220 335
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 3,145 1,560 1,585
        Serbian  11,025 5,500 5,525
        Serbo-Croatian  1,355 675 675
        Shanghainese  460 185 275
        Sign languages, n.i.e 1,530 620 905
        Sindhi  2,660 1,255 1,410
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  4,160 2,055 2,105
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 175 85 95
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 570 280 295
        Slovak  2,965 1,305 1,665
        Slovenian  2,445 1,075 1,370
        Somali  7,410 3,415 4,000
        Spanish  64,810 31,120 33,695
        Swahili  3,240 1,485 1,755
        Swedish  1,240 520 720
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  48,070 17,385 30,690
        Taiwanese  1,050 480 570
        Tamil  23,860 11,970 11,885
        Telugu  1,730 910 820
        Thai  1,120 375 745
        Tibetan languages  445 235 210
        Tigrigna  1,945 930 1,015
        Turkish  4,610 2,460 2,150
        Ukrainian  12,170 5,285 6,880
        Urdu  34,535 17,635 16,895
        Vietnamese  15,425 7,320 8,105
        Yiddish  1,540 660 875
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 13,970 6,485 7,490
  Multiple responses          44,190 20,580 23,610
    English and French  6,970 3,210 3,760
    English and non-official language  15,600 7,690 7,910
    French and non-official language  21,270 9,505 11,765
    English, French and non-official language  350 170 180

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Census data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

Statistics Canada is committed to protect the privacy of all Canadians and the confidentiality of the data they provide to us. As part of this commitment, some population counts of geographic areas are adjusted in order to ensure confidentiality.

Counts of the total population are rounded to a base of 5 for any dissemination block having a population of less than 15. Population counts for all standard geographic areas above the dissemination block level are derived by summing the adjusted dissemination block counts. The adjustment of dissemination block counts is controlled to ensure that the population counts for dissemination areas will always be within 5 of the actual values. The adjustment has no impact on the population counts of census divisions and large census subdivisions.

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Footnote 2

A separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human habitation in which a person or group of persons reside or could reside. In addition, a private dwelling must have a source of heat or power and must be an enclosed space that provides shelter from the elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from wind, rain and snow.

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Footnote 3

A separate set of living quarters which has a private entrance either directly from outside or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway leading to the outside, and in which a person or a group of persons live permanently.

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Footnote 4

Refers to the age at last birthday before the reference date, that is, before May 10, 2011.

Refer to the Census Dictionary for more information.

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Footnote 5

The median age is an age 'x', such that exactly one half of the population is older than 'x' and the other half is younger than 'x'.

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Footnote 6

Refers to the marital status of the person, taking into account his/her common-law status. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Marital status.

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Footnote 7

Census family - Refers to a married couple (with or without children), a common-law couple (with or without children) or a lone parent family. For more information, refer to the Census Dictionary: Census family.

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Footnote 8

Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

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Footnote 9

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Refers to the basic division of private households into family and non-family households. Family household refers to a household that contains at least one census family, that is, a married couple with or without children, or a couple living common-law with or without children, or a lone parent living with one or more children (lone-parent family). One-family household refers to a single census family (with or without other persons) that occupies a private dwelling. Multiple-family household refers to a household in which two or more census families (with or without additional persons) occupy the same private dwelling. Family households may also be divided based on the presence of persons not in a census family.

Non-family household refers to either one person living alone in a private dwelling or to a group of two or more people who share a private dwelling, but who do not constitute a census family.

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Footnote 11

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Refers to one-census family households with additional persons and to multiple-census family households, with or without additional persons.

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Footnote 14

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Structural type of dwelling - Characteristics that define a dwelling's structure, for example, the characteristics of a single-detached house, a semi-detached house, a row house, or an apartment or flat in a duplex. Refers to the structural characteristics and/or dwelling configuration, that is, whether the dwelling is a single-detached house, an apartment in a high-rise building, a row house, a mobile home, etc.

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Footnote 16

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

The category 'Other dwelling' is a subtotal of the following categories: semi-detached house, row house, apartment or flat in a duplex, apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys and other single-attached house.

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Footnote 18

Household, private - Person or group of persons occupying the same dwelling. Refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy a private dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada.

Household size - Number of persons occupying a private dwelling. Refers to the number of usual residents in a private household.

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Footnote 19

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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Footnote 20

The languages shown were selected based on the Aboriginal mother tongues most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 21

The languages shown were selected based on the non-Aboriginal mother tongues (other than English or French) most often reported as single responses in Canada in the 2011 Census of Population.

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Footnote 22

This is a subtotal of all languages collected by the census that are not displayed separately here. For a full list of languages collected in the census, please refer to Appendix D in the 2011 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 23

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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How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2013. Ontario (Code 35) (table). National Household Survey (NHS) Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-004-XWE. Ottawa. Released June 26, 2013.
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