Statistics Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

(Note: Content area on this page may be wider than usual.)

Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Visual census: Language, Canada (Reference map)

Select a view

Figures

Figure 4.1 Mother tongue, Canada, 2006

This is a vertical bar graph showing mother tongue, Canada, 2006.

The Y axis shows counts.

The X axis shows English, French, Non-official language, English and French, English and non-official language, French and non-official language, and English, French and non-official language.

The counts are as follows:

  • English: 17,882,775
  • French: 6,817,655
  • Non-official language: 6,147,840
  • English and French: 98,625
  • English and non-official language: 240,005
  • French and non-official language: 43,335
  • English, French and non-official language: 10,790

Figure 4.2 Knowledge of official language, Canada, 2006

This is a vertical bar graph showing knowledge of official language, Canada, 2006.

The Y axis shows counts.

The X axis shows English only, French only, English and French, and neither English nor French.

The rates are as follows:

  • English only: 21,129,945
  • French only: 4,141,850
  • English and French: 5,448,850
  • Neither English nor French: 520,385

Figure 4.3 Language spoken most often at home, Canada, 2006

This is a vertical bar graph showing language spoken most often at home, Canada, 2006.

The Y axis shows counts.

The X axis shows English, French, non-official language, English and French, English and non-official language, French and non-official language, and English, French and non-official language.

The rates are as follows:

  • English: 20,584,775
  • French: 6,608,120
  • Non-official language: 3,472,130
  • English and French: 94,060
  • English and non-official language: 406,455
  • French and non-official language: 58,885
  • English, French and non-official language: 16,600

Figure 4.4 Language most used at work, Canada, 2006

This is a vertical bar graph showing language most used at work, Canada, 2006.

The Y axis shows counts.

The X axis shows English, French, non-official language, English and French, English and non-official language, French and non-official language, and English, French and non-official language.

The rates are as follows:

  • English: 14,064,105
  • French: 3,724,975
  • Non-official language: 273,830
  • English and French: 252,295
  • English and non-official language: 86,820
  • French and non-official language: 5,055
  • English, French and non-official language: 11,025

Sources

Figure 4.1

Statistics Canada. 2007. Language Highlight Tables. 2006 Census.
Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-555-XWE2006002. Ottawa. Released December 4, 2007.

Figure 4.2

Statistics Canada. 2007. 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census.
Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.

Figure 4.3

Statistics Canada. 2007. 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census.
Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.

Figure 4.4

Statistics Canada. 2007. 2006 Community Profiles. 2006 Census.
Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13, 2007.

How to cite

Statistics Canada. 2010. Visual census. 2006 Census. Ottawa. Released December 7, 2010. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/fs-fi/index.cfm?Lang=ENG&TOPIC_ID=8&PRCODE=01 (accessed July 19, 2024).

Additional information

Additional information is available on the Census release page for this topic.