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Number of people and proportion of the population reporting French by selected language characteristic, Canada, 2006 and 2011
This table displays the results of table 1 number of people and proportion of the population reporting french by selected language characteristic. The information is grouped by language characteristic (appearing as row headers), canada, 2006 and 2011, calculated using number and percentage units of measure (appearing as column headers).
|Language spoken at home||7,463,665||23.9||7,892,195||23.8|
|On a regular basis||686,000||2.2||777,095||2.3|
|First official language spoken||7,370,350||23.6||7,691,705||23.2|
|Ability to conduct a conversation||9,590,700||30.7||9,960,590||30.1|
Notes: The percentages in tables 1 to 7 indicate the proportion of the population, for the given geographical unit, with French as mother tongue, language spoken at home or first official language spoken, or with the ability to conduct a conversation in French. The percentages should therefore not be totalled.
Information for the 2011 Census of Population came from 100% data, while information for earlier censuses came from 20% sample data.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2006 and 2011.