NHS Profile, Ontario, 2011

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NHS data, Ontario. Table summary
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
Citizenship
Total population in private households by citizenshipNational Household Survey data footnote 1 12,651,795 6,181,445 6,470,345
Canadian citizens 11,784,075 5,777,980 6,006,095
Canadian citizens aged under 18 2,563,970 1,318,410 1,245,560
Canadian citizens aged 18 and over 9,220,105 4,459,570 4,760,540
Not Canadian citizensNational Household Survey data footnote 2 867,715 403,465 464,250
Immigrant status and period of immigration
Total population in private households by immigrant status and period of immigrationNational Household Survey data footnote 3 12,651,795 6,181,445 6,470,350
Non-immigrantsNational Household Survey data footnote 4 8,906,000 4,410,240 4,495,765
ImmigrantsNational Household Survey data footnote 5 3,611,365 1,706,385 1,904,985
Before 1971 723,030 341,820 381,210
1971 to 1980 464,380 217,990 246,390
1981 to 1990 538,285 258,095 280,190
1991 to 2000 866,220 408,270 457,950
2001 to 2011National Household Survey data footnote 6 1,019,460 480,210 539,250
2001 to 2005 518,405 245,850 272,550
2006 to 2011National Household Survey data footnote 6 501,060 234,360 266,695
Non-permanent residentsNational Household Survey data footnote 7 134,425 64,825 69,600
Age at immigration
Total immigrant population in private households by age at immigrationNational Household Survey data footnote 8 3,611,365 1,706,380 1,904,985
Under 5 years 350,090 173,590 176,505
5 to 14 years 640,595 323,135 317,460
15 to 24 years 845,915 378,010 467,905
25 to 44 years 1,447,265 684,940 762,330
45 years and over 327,500 146,710 180,790
Immigrant status and selected places of birth
Total population in private households by immigrant status and selected places of birthNational Household Survey data footnote 9 12,651,795 6,181,445 6,470,345
Non-immigrantsNational Household Survey data footnote 10 8,906,000 4,410,235 4,495,765
Born in province of residence 7,916,105 3,934,410 3,981,695
Born outside province of residence 989,900 475,825 514,070
ImmigrantsNational Household Survey data footnote 11 3,611,365 1,706,385 1,904,985
Americas 580,045 256,295 323,750
United States 115,045 49,740 65,305
Jamaica 111,475 46,140 65,330
Guyana 80,070 35,575 44,500
Haiti 9,280 3,800 5,480
Mexico 27,185 12,665 14,515
Trinidad and Tobago 54,680 24,370 30,310
Colombia 26,720 12,535 14,190
El Salvador 19,650 9,975 9,670
Peru 10,315 4,465 5,855
Chile 8,630 4,140 4,490
Other places of birth in Americas 117,000 52,895 64,100
Europe 1,206,005 576,930 629,075
United KingdomNational Household Survey data footnote 12 291,935 137,350 154,590
Italy 170,710 85,695 85,015
Germany 68,175 31,450 36,720
Poland 101,815 46,325 55,490
Portugal 103,765 50,910 52,855
Netherlands 53,395 26,960 26,435
France 12,935 6,020 6,915
Romania 40,700 19,140 21,555
Russian Federation 41,920 18,965 22,955
Greece 39,410 19,940 19,465
Ukraine 38,955 17,170 21,790
Croatia 27,940 13,370 14,565
Hungary 23,510 11,030 12,480
Bosnia and Herzegovina 22,105 11,265 10,835
Serbia 23,845 11,385 12,455
Ireland, Republic of 16,995 7,900 9,090
Other places of birth in Europe 127,905 62,045 65,860
Africa 195,905 95,160 100,740
Morocco 5,395 2,535 2,865
Algeria 2,415 1,340 1,075
Egypt 26,200 14,035 12,160
South Africa, Republic of 18,405 9,230 9,175
Nigeria 17,220 8,740 8,480
Ethiopia 13,150 6,060 7,095
Kenya 14,170 6,400 7,770
Other places of birth in Africa 98,955 46,830 52,120
Asia 1,617,325 772,130 845,200
India 310,410 153,835 156,570
ChinaNational Household Survey data footnote 13 267,780 123,410 144,370
Philippines 204,035 83,860 120,175
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 105,855 49,885 55,970
Viet NamNational Household Survey data footnote 14 79,645 37,480 42,160
Pakistan 114,595 58,165 56,430
Sri Lanka 110,800 54,755 56,050
IranNational Household Survey data footnote 15 70,305 36,070 34,240
Korea, SouthNational Household Survey data footnote 16 55,485 26,190 29,295
Lebanon 30,135 15,770 14,365
Taiwan 17,420 7,765 9,660
Iraq 36,355 18,645 17,700
Bangladesh 30,210 15,595 14,615
Afghanistan 26,390 13,325 13,065
Japan 8,015 2,510 5,505
Turkey 13,875 7,215 6,660
Other places of birth in Asia 136,030 67,670 68,355
Oceania and otherNational Household Survey data footnote 17 12,085 5,860 6,220
Fiji 2,395 1,140 1,255
Other places of birthNational Household Survey data footnote 18 9,685 4,720 4,970
Non-permanent residentsNational Household Survey data footnote 19 134,425 64,825 69,600
Recent immigrants by selected place of birth
Total recent immigrant population in private households by selected places of birthNational Household Survey data footnote 20 501,060 234,365 266,695
Americas 82,225 38,805 43,425
United States 20,675 10,260 10,415
Mexico 6,640 3,010 3,625
Cuba 2,620 1,265 1,360
Haiti 3,785 1,505 2,285
Jamaica 8,610 4,135 4,480
Brazil 3,885 1,825 2,060
Colombia 10,720 5,115 5,605
Guyana 5,615 2,420 3,195
Peru 1,955 790 1,170
VenezuelaNational Household Survey data footnote 21 2,100 1,050 1,050
Other places of birth in Americas 15,615 7,430 8,185
Europe 59,945 28,535 31,410
France 1,805 885 915
Germany 2,040 995 1,040
Poland 3,190 1,135 2,050
Romania 4,725 1,990 2,740
MoldovaNational Household Survey data footnote 22 1,415 665 745
Russian Federation 7,885 3,500 4,385
Ukraine 5,635 2,285 3,355
United KingdomNational Household Survey data footnote 12 11,145 6,215 4,930
Other places of birth in Europe 22,105 10,860 11,245
Africa 40,950 19,620 21,325
Nigeria 7,410 3,665 3,740
Ethiopia 2,475 1,080 1,400
Mauritius 1,520 675 840
Somalia 2,430 1,050 1,380
Algeria 595 270 330
Egypt 6,240 3,215 3,020
Morocco 1,115 520 590
Tunisia 270 130 140
Cameroon 1,210 600 610
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the 1,790 800 985
South Africa, Republic of 1,430 725 710
Other places of birth in Africa 14,465 6,895 7,575
Asia 316,080 146,340 169,740
Philippines 53,235 21,660 31,570
ChinaNational Household Survey data footnote 13 53,950 24,195 29,755
India 67,170 32,785 34,385
Pakistan 23,370 11,210 12,160
IranNational Household Survey data footnote 15 16,925 8,060 8,860
South KoreaNational Household Survey data footnote 16 9,950 4,590 5,360
Sri Lanka 16,600 7,815 8,785
Iraq 12,085 5,925 6,155
Bangladesh 9,520 4,795 4,725
Lebanon 3,650 1,885 1,760
Viet NamNational Household Survey data footnote 14 4,810 1,825 2,990
Taiwan 2,280 1,045 1,235
Afghanistan 4,885 2,535 2,350
Japan 1,905 500 1,400
Turkey 3,255 1,670 1,580
Israel 2,825 1,400 1,420
Nepal 2,780 1,490 1,295
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 2,120 860 1,265
United Arab Emirates 3,570 1,785 1,780
Saudi Arabia 2,470 1,330 1,140
SyriaNational Household Survey data footnote 23 2,030 1,050 975
Other places of birth in Asia 16,700 7,920 8,775
Oceania and otherNational Household Survey data footnote 17 1,860 1,060 795
Generation status
Total population in private households by generation statusNational Household Survey data footnote 24 12,651,795 6,181,445 6,470,350
First generationNational Household Survey data footnote 25 3,779,630 1,788,770 1,990,855
Second generationNational Household Survey data footnote 26 2,849,290 1,420,780 1,428,515
Third generation or moreNational Household Survey data footnote 27 6,022,870 2,971,895 3,050,975

National Household Survey data: Footnotes

Footnote 1

Citizenship refers to the legal citizenship status of a person. Citizenship can be by birth or naturalization. A person may have more than one citizenship. A person may be stateless, that is, they may have no citizenship.

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Footnote 2

Includes persons who are stateless.

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Footnote 3

Period of immigration refers to the period in which the immigrant first obtained his or her landed immigrant/permanent resident status. A landed immigrant/permanent resident refers to a person who has been granted the right to live permanently in Canada by immigration authorities.

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Footnote 4

Non-immigrant refers to a person who is a Canadian citizen by birth.

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Footnote 5

Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 6

Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 7

Non-permanent resident refers to a person from another country who has a work or study permit, or who is a refugee claimant, and any non-Canadian-born family member living in Canada with them.

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Footnote 8

Age at immigration refers to the age at which an immigrant first obtained landed immigrant/permanent resident status. Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live permanently in Canada by immigration authorities.

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Footnote 9

The places of birth selected are the most frequently reported by immigrants at the Canada level.

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Footnote 10

Non-immigrant refers to a person who is a Canadian citizen by birth.

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Footnote 11

Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 12

The official name of United Kingdom is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. United Kingdom includes Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland (excludes Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British Overseas Territories).

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Footnote 13

China excludes Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region.

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Footnote 14

The official name of Viet Nam is Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

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Footnote 15

The official name of Iran is Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Footnote 16

The official name of South Korea is Republic of Korea.

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Footnote 17

The category 'Oceania and other' includes places of birth in Oceania and responses not included elsewhere, such as 'born at sea.'

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Footnote 18

The category 'Other places of birth' includes other places of birth in Oceania and responses not included elsewhere, such as 'born at sea.'

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Footnote 19

Non-permanent resident refers to a person from another country who has a work or study permit, or who is a refugee claimant, and any non-Canadian-born family member living in Canada with them.

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Footnote 20

Recent immigrants are immigrants who landed in Canada between January 1, 2006 and May 10, 2011. Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. The places of birth selected are the most frequently reported by recent immigrants at the Canada level.

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Footnote 21

The official name of Venezuela is Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Footnote 22

The official name of Moldova is Republic of Moldova.

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Footnote 23

The official name of Syria is Syrian Arab Republic.

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Footnote 24

Generation status refers to whether or not the person or the person's parents were born in Canada. It identifies persons as being first generation, second generation or third generation or more.

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Footnote 25

'First generation' includes persons who were born outside Canada. For the most part, these are people who are now, or have ever been, immigrants to Canada.

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Footnote 26

'Second generation' includes persons who were born in Canada and had at least one parent born outside Canada. For the most part, these are the children of immigrants.

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Footnote 27

'Third generation or more' includes persons who were born in Canada with both parents born in Canada.

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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 October 18, 2017).

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2011 National Household Survey

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Ontario

  • Global non-response rate (GNR) = 27.1%
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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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