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Topic-based tabulation: Detailed Mother Tongue (148), Single and Multiple Language Responses (3) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number:97-555-XCB2006007
Release date:December 4, 2007
Topic:Language
Data dimensions:

Note

Note: Data quality - Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux)

When comparing the census results to those of the 2001 Census, it appears that there is some overestimation of persons reporting Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) in British Columbia and, as a result, also at the Canada level. Although it affects a relatively small population, it is best to apply caution when analysing the census data for Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) in these geographies.

For more information on factors that may explain such variances in census data, such as response errors and processing errors, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, Appendix B Data quality, sampling and weighting, confidentiality and random rounding.

Note: Population universe

The population universe of the 2006 Census includes the following groups:
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants with a usual place of residence in Canada;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants who are abroad, either on a military base or attached to a diplomatic mission;
- Canadian citizens (by birth or by naturalization) and landed immigrants at sea or in port aboard merchant vessels under Canadian registry;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who are claiming refugee status and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Study Permits and members of their families living with them;
- persons with a usual place of residence in Canada who hold Work Permits and members of their families living with them.

For census purposes, the last three groups in this list are referred to as 'non-permanent residents'. For further information, refer to the variable Immigration: Non-permanent resident found in the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

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This table details detailed mother tongue , single and multiple language responses and sex for the population in MontréalFootnote 1
Detailed mother tongue (148) Single and multiple language responses (3)
Total - Single and multiple language responsesFootnote 2 Single language responsesFootnote 3 Multiple language responsesFootnote 4
Total - Detailed mother tongueFootnote 5 3,588,520 3,514,480 74,035
English 472,670 425,635 47,035
French 2,387,210 2,328,400 58,810
Algonquin 15 10 0
Atikamekw 30 25 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0
Cree 200 155 40
Malecite 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 20 20 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 50 50 0
Ojibway 0 10 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0
Carrier 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0
Chipewyan 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0
Dogrib 0 0 0
Kutchin-Gwich'in (Loucheux) 0 0 0
North Slave (Hare) 0 0 0
South Slave 0 0 0
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Haida 0 0 0
Mohawk 75 60 15
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) 10 10 0
Tlingit 0 0 0
Gitksan 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0
Nootka 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 200 195 10
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 45 30 10
Italian 125,575 120,145 5,430
Portuguese 30,480 29,310 1,170
Romanian 25,115 24,555 560
Spanish 94,645 90,105 4,535
Romance languages, n.i.e. 205 195 0
Dutch 2,245 2,115 130
Flemish 345 320 25
Frisian 30 25 0
German 11,815 11,205 610
Yiddish 8,545 8,185 360
Danish 405 380 25
Icelandic 80 75 0
Norwegian 290 240 50
Swedish 485 470 20
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 245 195 45
Gaelic languages 45 35 10
Welsh 20 20 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 50 45 0
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 115 110 10
Bosnian 330 315 15
Bulgarian 4,885 4,720 165
Croatian 2,115 2,065 55
Czech 1,470 1,450 15
Macedonian 185 180 0
Polish 15,370 14,830 540
Russian 18,145 17,735 405
Serbian 1,560 1,485 75
Serbo-Croatian 825 810 15
Slovak 1,280 1,205 75
Slovenian 975 925 45
Ukrainian 5,040 4,850 185
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 515 495 20
Latvian 385 380 10
Lithuanian 750 680 65
Estonian 280 265 10
Finnish 345 330 10
Hungarian 6,910 6,780 130
Greek 42,675 40,575 2,095
Armenian 15,665 14,975 690
Azerbaijani 115 115 0
Turkish 5,660 5,480 180
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 430 425 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 2,055 1,835 220
Oromo 0 0 0
Somali 695 665 30
Amharic 610 590 15
Arabic 109,730 97,905 11,820
Hebrew 4,320 4,080 235
Maltese 15 15 0
Tigrigna 210 180 30
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 110 110 0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 6,185 5,570 620
Bengali 10,000 9,480 520
Gujarati 6,160 5,920 235
Hindi 2,670 2,455 215
Konkani 65 45 20
Marathi 125 120 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 12,135 11,735 400
Sindhi 280 240 45
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 675 565 110
Urdu 10,095 9,435 660
Kurdish 790 775 15
Pashto 805 800 0
Persian (Farsi) 13,460 12,975 480
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 1,205 1,160 40
Kannada 95 95 0
Malayalam 325 305 15
Tamil 12,235 11,525 705
Telugu 235 215 20
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0
Japanese 1,700 1,615 85
Korean 3,870 3,755 115
Cantonese 9,535 9,390 145
Chaochow (Teochow) 95 90 0
Fukien 60 60 0
Hakka 90 90 0
Mandarin 6,990 6,870 125
Shanghainese 30 35 0
Taiwanese 750 750 0
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 6 42,750 41,845 900
Tibetan languages 70 70 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 55 60 0
Lao 3,950 3,805 150
Thai 520 490 30
Khmer (Cambodian) 7,875 7,580 295
Vietnamese 24,130 23,235 890
Bisayan languages 740 615 125
Ilocano 1,400 1,365 30
Malay 410 365 45
Pampango 135 135 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 13,655 11,495 2,160
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 680 590 95
Akan (Twi) 1,410 1,265 145
Lingala 2,340 1,985 355
Rundi (Kirundi) 980 880 100
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 770 730 45
Shona 215 185 25
Swahili 1,245 1,045 195
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 2,285 2,035 250
Edo 65 65 0
Igbo 130 85 40
Wolof 885 735 155
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 3,680 3,220 465
African languages, n.i.e. 770 690 75
Creoles 47,975 42,550 5,420
American Sign Language 45 25 20
Quebec Sign Language 425 285 140
Sign languages, n.i.e. 365 305 60
Other languages 1,915 1,815 100

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

Data quality index showing, for the short census questionnaire (100% data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.

Data quality index showing, for the long census questionnaire (20% sample data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.

2001 adjusted count; most of these are the result of boundary changes.

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Footnote 2

The category 'Total - Single and multiple language responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported each language, either as their only response or in addition to one or more other languages. Total responses represent the sum of single language responses and multiple language responses received in the census.

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Footnote 3

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

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Footnote 4

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

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Footnote 5

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

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Footnote 6

The 2006 category 'Chinese, n.o.s.' includes responses of 'Chinese' as well as all Chinese languages other than Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Chaochow (Teochow), Fukien, Hakka and Shanghainese. Data for the 'Chinese, n.o.s.' category in 2001 and 2006 are not directly comparable. The 2001 category 'Chinese, n.o.s.' is equivalent to the sum of the 2006 categories 'Chinese, n.o.s.' and 'Chaochow (Teochow),' 'Fukien,' 'Shanghainese' and Taiwanese.'

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-555-XCB2006007.

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