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Topic-based tabulation: Detailed Mother Tongue (186), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2001 and 2006 Censuses - 20% Sample Data

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Catalogue number:97-555-XCB2006015
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: Data on knowledge of official languages

According to studies on data certification, the 2006 Census statistics on knowledge of official languages could underestimate the category 'English and French' and overestimate the category 'French only,' particularly for the francophone population, but also for the whole population in general. More information on the subject will be available in the Languages Reference Guide, to be published in 2008.

Note: Historical comparison of census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2001 and 2006

A few census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) have different geographical boundaries in 2006 as compared to 2001. In order to facilitate data comparisons, the 2001 CMA and CA data have been adjusted to reflect as closely as possible the 2006 CMA and CA boundaries. Care should then be taken when looking at the 2001 Census data. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE or 92-566-XPE.

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 , knowledge of official languages , age groups and sex for the population in NunavutFootnote 1
Detailed mother tongue (186) Knowledge of official languages (5)
Total - Knowledge of official languages English only French only English and French Neither English nor French
Total - Detailed mother tongue 29,325 25,830 20 1,170 2,305
Single responses 29,025 25,560 20 1,140 2,305
English 7,765 7,155 0 610 0
French 370 15 10 345 0
Non-official languages 20,885 18,390 15 180 2,295
Aboriginal languages 20,520 18,105 15 120 2,285
Algonquian languages 20 20 0 0 0
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0
Cree 20 20 0 0 0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0
Montagnais-Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0
Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Athapaskan languages 20 20 0 0 10
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Chipewyan 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0 0 0
Dogrib 10 10 0 0 0
Kutchin-Gwich'in (Loucheux) 0 0 0 0 0
North Slave (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0
South Slave 0 0 0 0 0
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Haida 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Mohawk 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages 0 10 0 0 0
Shuswap 0 10 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages (Dakota/Sioux) 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Gitksan 0 0 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Nootka 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Inuktitut 20,480 18,060 15 115 2,285
Inuinnaqtun 295 285 0 0 10
Inuktitut, n.i.e. 20,185 17,775 10 120 2,280
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Romance languages 55 40 0 15 0
Italian 10 0 0 0 0
Portuguese 10 10 0 10 0
Romanian 10 0 0 0 0
Spanish 30 25 0 0 0
Romance languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 65 50 0 15 0
Dutch 15 10 0 0 0
Flemish 0 0 0 0 0
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0
German 40 35 0 10 0
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0
Scandinavian languages 10 10 0 0 0
Danish 0 0 0 0 0
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0
Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0
Swedish 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Gaelic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh 0 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages 35 35 0 10 0
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 0 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgarian 0 0 0 0 0
Croatian 0 0 0 0 0
Czech 0 0 0 0 0
Macedonian 0 0 0 0 0
Polish 15 15 0 0 0
Russian 0 0 0 0 0
Serbian 10 0 0 0 0
Serbo-Croatian 0 0 0 0 0
Slovak 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenian 0 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 10 10 0 0 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 0 0
Baltic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Latvian 0 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 0 0 0 0 0
Finno-Ugric languages 10 10 0 0 0
Estonian 0 0 0 0 0
Finnish 0 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 0 0 0 10 0
Armenian 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 0 0 0 0 0
Azerbaijani 0 0 0 0 0
Turkish 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages 20 15 0 10 0
Berber languages (Kabyle) 0 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages 10 10 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0 0 0
Somali 10 10 0 0 0
Semitic languages 10 0 0 0 0
Amharic 0 0 0 0 0
Arabic 10 0 0 0 0
Hebrew 0 0 0 0 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 0 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages 30 25 0 0 0
Indo-Aryan languages 20 20 0 0 0
Bengali 0 0 0 0 0
Gujarati 0 0 0 0 0
Hindi 0 10 0 10 0
Konkani 10 0 0 0 0
Marathi 0 0 0 0 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 10 10 0 0 0
Sindhi 0 0 0 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 0 0 0 0 0
Urdu 0 10 0 0 0
Iranian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Kurdish 0 0 0 0 0
Pashto 0 0 0 0 0
Persian (Farsi) 0 0 0 0 0
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 0 10 0 0 0
Dravidian languages 0 10 0 10 0
Kannada 0 0 0 0 0
Malayalam 0 10 0 0 0
Tamil 10 0 0 0 0
Telugu 0 0 0 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese 10 10 0 0 0
Korean 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages 40 30 0 10 0
Chinese languages 40 30 0 10 10
Cantonese 10 10 0 10 0
Chaochow (Teochow) 0 0 0 0 0
Fukien 0 0 0 0 0
Hakka 0 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 10 15 0 10 0
Shanghainese 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwanese 0 0 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s.Footnote 2 20 20 0 10 0
Tibetan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Tai languages 10 0 0 0 0
Lao 0 0 0 0 0
Thai 0 0 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 10 10 0 0 0
Khmer (Cambodian) 0 0 0 0 0
Vietnamese 0 10 0 0 0
Malayo-Polynesian languages 65 60 0 0 0
Bisayan languages 0 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 10 10 0 0 0
Malay 0 0 0 0 0
Pampango 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 45 45 0 0 0
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 10 0 0 0 0
Akan (Twi) 0 10 0 0 0
Bantu languages 10 0 0 0 0
Lingala 0 0 0 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 0 0 0 0 0
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 0 0 0 0 0
Shona 0 0 0 0 0
Swahili 0 0 0 0 0
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Edo 0 0 0 0 0
Igbo 0 0 0 0 0
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
African languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Creoles 0 0 0 0 0
Non-verbal languages 15 0 0 0 10
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e. 0 10 0 0 0
Other languages 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 305 270 0 25 0
English and French 20 10 0 15 0
English and non-official language 260 255 0 10 0
French and non-official language 20 15 0 0 10
English, French and non-official language 0 0 0 0 0

Footnotes

Footnote 1

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%.

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Footnote 2

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-XCB2006015.

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