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The table shows total, male and female data grouped by geography (appearing as column headers) for selected characteristics (appearing as row headers).
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Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population and dwelling counts
Population in 2011Census data footnote 1 33,476,688  ...Data not available ...Data not available 921,727 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 31,612,897  ...Data not available ...Data not available 913,462 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 5.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 14,569,633 ...Data not available ...Data not available 442,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 13,320,614 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,279 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 3.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17.4 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 8,965,121.42 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,939.44 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 33,476,685 16,414,225 17,062,460 921,730 445,585 476,140
0 to 4 years 1,877,095 961,150 915,945 43,985 22,565 21,415
5 to 9 years 1,809,895 925,965 883,935 44,425 22,660 21,765
10 to 14 years 1,920,355 983,995 936,360 49,810 25,555 24,260
15 to 19 years 2,178,135 1,115,845 1,062,295 57,440 29,235 28,205
15 years 423,755 216,765 206,985 11,060 5,555 5,505
16 years 432,490 222,445 210,045 11,095 5,690 5,405
17 years 434,060 223,015 211,045 11,425 5,800 5,625
18 years 439,700 225,050 214,650 11,775 6,065 5,705
19 years 448,130 228,570 219,560 12,085 6,125 5,965
20 to 24 years 2,187,450 1,108,775 1,078,670 59,620 30,055 29,560
25 to 29 years 2,169,590 1,077,275 1,092,315 51,920 25,405 26,515
30 to 34 years 2,162,905 1,058,810 1,104,095 51,545 24,470 27,070
35 to 39 years 2,173,930 1,064,200 1,109,735 56,380 26,835 29,545
40 to 44 years 2,324,875 1,141,720 1,183,155 62,115 29,895 32,220
45 to 49 years 2,675,130 1,318,715 1,356,420 76,275 37,010 39,265
50 to 54 years 2,658,965 1,309,030 1,349,940 77,465 37,465 39,995
55 to 59 years 2,340,635 1,147,300 1,193,335 70,960 34,200 36,760
60 to 64 years 2,052,670 1,002,690 1,049,985 66,425 32,310 34,115
65 to 69 years 1,521,715 738,010 783,705 48,920 23,840 25,075
70 to 74 years 1,153,065 543,435 609,630 36,395 17,300 19,095
75 to 79 years 922,700 417,945 504,755 27,655 12,460 15,195
80 to 84 years 702,070 291,085 410,985 20,015 8,040 11,975
85 years and over 645,515 208,300 437,215 20,385 6,285 14,105
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 40.6 39.6 41.5 43.7 42.7 44.6
% of the population aged 15 and over 83.2 82.5 84.0 85.0 84.1 85.8
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 27,869,340 13,543,130 14,326,215 783,510 374,810 408,700
Married or living with a common-law partner 16,084,490 8,045,795 8,038,700 453,095 226,305 226,790
Married (and not separated) 12,941,960 6,470,300 6,471,660 376,020 187,865 188,155
Living common law 3,142,525 1,575,495 1,567,035 77,075 38,440 38,635
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 11,784,855 5,497,335 6,287,515 330,420 148,505 181,915
Single (never legally married) 7,816,045 4,206,320 3,609,730 209,180 109,775 99,405
Separated 698,240 299,655 398,585 23,545 10,105 13,445
Divorced 1,686,035 680,415 1,005,620 46,065 18,690 27,375
Widowed 1,584,530 310,940 1,273,590 51,625 9,940 41,690
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 9,389,695 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 4,679,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 150,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 2,048,560 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 1,870,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 44,395 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 791,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 16,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 9,389,700 ...Data not available ...Data not available 270,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 7,861,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available 223,330 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 6,293,950 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,870 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 2,891,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 3,402,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 1,288,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 1,475,220 ...Data not available ...Data not available 35,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 638,740 ...Data not available ...Data not available 13,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 1,567,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 38,460 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 861,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,475 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 706,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 321,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 273,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 111,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 1,527,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 1,200,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available 37,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 710,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 352,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 137,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,025 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 327,545 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 216,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,295 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 85,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 24,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 625 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 9,971,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 248,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 2,217,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,315 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 3,322,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 84,720 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 1,240,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available 32,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 2,062,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 1,128,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...Data not available ...Data not available 0.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 32,856,980 16,153,945 16,703,035 906,175 439,230 466,940
Number of persons not in census families 5,634,105 2,678,530 2,955,575 163,895 74,725 89,165
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 735,685 309,510 426,175 17,670 7,250 10,420
Living with non-relatives only 1,225,115 689,960 535,150 37,430 20,250 17,180
Living alone 3,673,310 1,679,055 1,994,250 108,795 47,225 61,570
Number of census family persons 27,222,870 13,475,410 13,747,460 742,285 364,505 377,775
Average number of persons per census family 2.9 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 4,551,900 2,081,795 2,470,110 143,825 65,235 78,595
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 1,527,630 445,865 1,081,770 48,920 14,375 34,550
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 224,755 52,375 172,380 6,250 1,570 4,675
Living with non-relatives only 87,185 42,230 44,955 2,710 1,275 1,430
Living alone 1,215,695 351,260 864,435 39,970 11,530 28,440
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 3,024,275 1,635,935 1,388,340 94,905 50,860 44,045
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 9,103,965 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 8,263,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 244,655 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 7,070,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 207,890 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 3,394,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available 112,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 3,676,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,110 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 1,193,210 ...Data not available ...Data not available 36,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 840,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 572,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 389,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 144,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,200 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 245,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 182,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,670 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 268,065 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,490 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 4,216,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available 125,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 3,673,305 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 543,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 7,329,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 1,234,770 ...Data not available ...Data not available 17,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 183,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 4,573,185 ...Data not available ...Data not available 97,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 646,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,450 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 791,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available 9,180 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 704,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available 11,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 2,397,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 56,485 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 33,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 13,320,615 ...Data not available ...Data not available 390,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 3,673,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available 108,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 4,544,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 2,081,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 62,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 1,903,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available 47,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 724,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 392,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available 6,480 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 32,856,975 ...Data not available ...Data not available 906,175 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 910,620 441,190 469,425
  Single responses  32,481,635 15,955,395 16,526,240 904,285 438,165 466,125
    English  18,858,980 9,345,225 9,513,750 836,085 404,330 431,760
    French  7,054,975 3,452,380 3,602,590 31,105 15,005 16,100
    Non-official languages  6,567,680 3,157,785 3,409,895 37,090 18,825 18,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 177,360 86,870 90,490 4,685 2,280 2,405
        Atikamekw    5,820 2,975 2,845 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  77,900 38,055 39,845 25 15 15
        Dene  11,215 5,500 5,720 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  10,785 5,205 5,580 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  33,500 16,725 16,775 25 5 20
        Mi'kmaq  7,635 3,715 3,920 4,620 2,255 2,370
        Ojibway  17,625 8,340 9,285 15 5 10
        Oji-Cree  9,835 4,890 4,945 0 0 0
        Stoney  3,050 1,465 1,580 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 6,312,435 3,032,860 3,279,570 31,675 16,170 15,510
        African languages, n.i.e 9,125 4,920 4,205 70 40 35
        Afrikaans  8,770 4,370 4,400 75 45 35
        Akan (Twi)  12,680 6,145 6,535 50 25 30
        Albanian  23,820 12,205 11,610 245 130 120
        Amharic  18,020 8,745 9,275 150 80 70
        Arabic  327,870 175,535 152,335 5,965 3,525 2,440
        Armenian  29,795 14,525 15,265 50 30 20
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 7,150 3,565 3,590 100 55 45
        Bengali  59,370 30,555 28,815 375 210 165
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5,855 3,210 2,645 0 0 5
        Bisayan languages  16,240 6,185 10,055 85 30 55
        Bosnian  11,685 5,805 5,875 90 45 45
        Bulgarian  19,050 9,305 9,740 50 30 25
        Burmese  2,985 1,515 1,470 10 10 5
        Cantonese  372,460 173,510 198,955 590 275 315
        Chinese, n.o.s.  425,210 200,800 224,410 2,750 1,395 1,355
        Creoles  61,725 27,620 34,105 45 20 25
        Croatian  49,730 24,395 25,335 210 110 100
        Czech  23,585 11,350 12,230 180 95 90
        Danish  14,145 6,950 7,200 175 95 85
        Dutch  110,490 54,060 56,425 1,725 860 865
        Estonian  6,385 2,755 3,630 55 25 25
        Finnish  17,415 7,390 10,020 95 40 50
        Flemish  4,690 2,060 2,635 30 10 15
        Fukien  5,925 2,730 3,190 15 10 10
        German  409,200 195,415 213,785 3,275 1,545 1,735
        Greek  108,925 55,085 53,840 775 385 385
        Gujarati  91,450 45,570 45,875 105 60 50
        Hakka  5,115 2,360 2,755 0 5 0
        Hebrew  18,450 9,865 8,585 75 45 30
        Hindi  90,545 45,170 45,375 515 265 250
        Hungarian  67,920 32,740 35,180 280 130 150
        Ilocano  17,915 6,945 10,965 25 5 15
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 5,255 2,860 2,395 45 25 20
        Italian  407,485 201,985 205,510 790 445 345
        Japanese  39,985 14,035 25,955 305 95 210
        Khmer (Cambodian)  19,440 9,095 10,345 5 5 5
        Korean  137,925 64,090 73,835 815 360 455
        Kurdish  9,805 5,350 4,445 70 45 30
        Lao  12,970 6,375 6,590 10 10 0
        Latvian  6,200 2,700 3,505 65 35 30
        Lingala  3,085 1,440 1,645 10 0 10
        Lithuanian  7,245 3,080 4,165 35 15 20
        Macedonian  17,245 8,405 8,840 15 5 5
        Malay  10,910 4,845 6,060 65 20 45
        Malayalam  16,080 8,200 7,875 115 55 55
        Maltese  6,220 3,125 3,100 20 10 5
        Mandarin  248,705 116,480 132,225 905 435 470
        Marathi  5,830 3,030 2,805 30 15 15
        Nepali  8,480 4,350 4,135 225 120 105
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 14,075 7,385 6,685 110 60 45
        Norwegian  5,800 2,745 3,055 125 70 55
        Oromo  11,140 6,075 5,060 35 30 10
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  430,705 217,015 213,685 375 205 170
        Pashto  12,465 6,470 5,990 70 35 35
        Persian (Farsi)  170,045 86,810 83,235 1,185 635 550
        Polish  191,645 87,905 103,745 825 385 440
        Portuguese  211,335 102,320 109,015 380 195 185
        Romanian  90,300 43,475 46,820 170 80 85
        Rundi (Kirundi)  3,975 1,875 2,100 15 5 5
        Russian  164,330 75,275 89,050 815 395 430
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  3,895 1,710 2,185 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 16,970 8,395 8,575 15 10 10
        Serbian  56,420 28,125 28,290 115 55 55
        Serbo-Croatian  10,155 4,940 5,215 105 55 55
        Shanghainese  2,920 1,230 1,695 5 5 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 3,815 2,050 1,760 120 60 60
        Sindhi  11,330 5,290 6,040 15 10 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  14,185 7,070 7,110 110 65 45
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 4,360 2,225 2,135 0 0 5
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 3,630 1,850 1,785 10 5 10
        Slovak  17,580 8,045 9,540 120 50 70
        Slovenian  10,775 5,015 5,760 30 15 15
        Somali  31,380 14,260 17,120 40 20 20
        Spanish  410,670 199,110 211,565 1,545 750 800
        Swahili  10,090 5,050 5,045 75 45 35
        Swedish  7,350 3,170 4,175 85 40 50
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  327,445 131,405 196,045 1,185 500 685
        Taiwanese  9,635 4,450 5,185 40 15 25
        Tamil  131,265 65,145 66,120 270 155 110
        Telugu  9,315 4,910 4,405 125 75 50
        Thai  7,935 2,505 5,425 110 20 90
        Tibetan languages  4,640 2,365 2,270 5 0 0
        Tigrigna  10,220 4,990 5,230 55 30 30
        Turkish  29,640 15,865 13,775 275 160 110
        Ukrainian  111,540 49,570 61,975 300 130 165
        Urdu  172,800 88,295 84,500 540 290 250
        Vietnamese  144,880 68,255 76,625 450 220 230
        Yiddish  15,205 7,400 7,805 25 10 10
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 77,890 38,055 39,835 725 380 345
  Multiple responses          639,540 310,480 329,060 6,335 3,025 3,305
    English and French  144,685 69,975 74,710 3,035 1,400 1,635
    English and non-official language  396,330 192,000 204,330 2,855 1,385 1,470
    French and non-official language  74,430 36,535 37,890 315 170 150
    English, French and non-official language 24,095 11,965 12,130 130 75 55
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English only 22,564,665 11,222,185 11,342,485 814,670 398,830 415,845
  French only 4,165,015 1,925,340 2,239,680 875 385 490
  English and French 5,795,570 2,876,560 2,919,005 93,435 41,245 52,185
  Neither English nor French 595,920 241,790 354,135 1,635 735 900
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,875 16,855,300 910,615 441,190 469,430
  English 24,662,900 12,172,545 12,490,350 877,990 425,370 452,620
  French 7,507,890 3,671,815 3,836,075 29,550 14,410 15,135
  English and French 367,635 186,235 181,405 1,565 740 820
  Neither English nor French 582,755 235,280 347,475 1,515 670 845
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 7,691,705 3,764,930 3,926,770 30,330 14,780 15,550
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 23.2 23.1 23.3 3.3 3.4 3.3
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,875 16,855,300 910,620 441,195 469,425
  Single responses 31,958,800 15,701,165 16,257,640 903,215 437,540 465,675
    English 21,457,075 10,585,620 10,871,455 868,765 420,340 448,425
    French 6,827,865 3,348,235 3,479,625 15,935 7,625 8,315
    Non-official languages 3,673,865 1,767,310 1,906,555 18,510 9,570 8,940
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 114,610 58,055 56,550 2,770 1,395 1,380
        Atikamekw   5,365 2,800 2,565 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 44,520 22,555 21,970 5 0 0
        Dene 7,960 4,025 3,940 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 9,630 4,700 4,935 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 27,170 13,780 13,390 0 0 0
        Mi'kmaq 4,160 2,100 2,060 2,770 1,390 1,375
        Ojibway 6,850 3,555 3,295 5 0 5
        Oji-Cree 6,875 3,525 3,350 0 0 0
        Stoney 2,070 1,025 1,045 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 3,531,990 1,695,585 1,836,405 15,500 8,060 7,440
        African languages, n.i.e. 4,130 2,085 2,045 35 15 20
        Afrikaans 4,465 2,230 2,235 20 10 10
        Akan (Twi) 6,545 2,980 3,560 10 10 5
        Albanian 13,765 6,985 6,775 125 60 60
        Amharic 10,760 5,065 5,695 70 35 35
        Arabic 181,790 92,840 88,950 3,495 2,030 1,465
        Armenian 19,140 9,035 10,105 15 10 10
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 1,815 865 950 10 5 10
        Bengali 42,065 21,140 20,925 230 115 110
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 1,995 1,045 950 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 5,390 2,395 2,995 30 15 15
        Bosnian 6,705 3,385 3,315 50 25 25
        Bulgarian 12,075 5,940 6,135 10 5 10
        Burmese 1,895 970 925 5 5 5
        Cantonese 288,620 133,355 155,265 320 165 155
        Chinese, n.o.s. 297,295 141,425 155,870 1,985 1,040 950
        Creoles 25,475 11,045 14,435 30 10 15
        Croatian 18,730 8,950 9,780 75 40 35
        Czech 7,415 3,595 3,820 45 20 25
        Danish 945 475 465 15 5 10
        Dutch 11,530 5,485 6,040 190 85 105
        Estonian 1,450 550 895 5 0 5
        Finnish 3,335 1,480 1,855 10 5 0
        Flemish 455 210 245 0 0 5
        Fukien 1,900 875 1,030 5 0 0
        German 126,375 61,350 65,030 1,170 565 605
        Greek 47,705 22,800 24,905 270 115 150
        Gujarati 55,725 27,220 28,505 50 25 25
        Hakka 2,050 945 1,110 0 0 0
        Hebrew 8,400 4,245 4,150 25 15 10
        Hindi 47,080 23,215 23,870 215 110 105
        Hungarian 22,945 10,780 12,165 65 30 30
        Ilocano 6,160 2,610 3,550 0 5 0
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 2,285 1,165 1,120 20 5 10
        Italian 139,480 61,990 77,485 170 75 95
        Japanese 18,850 8,010 10,835 130 60 70
        Khmer (Cambodian) 11,330 5,250 6,075 5 0 0
        Korean 104,905 49,660 55,245 560 265 295
        Kurdish 6,000 3,125 2,875 55 35 20
        Lao 6,980 3,445 3,540 0 0 0
        Latvian 1,625 715 910 15 10 10
        Lingala 880 400 485 5 5 5
        Lithuanian 2,115 915 1,205 5 5 5
        Macedonian 7,775 3,740 4,035 5 0 5
        Malay 3,940 1,935 2,005 20 10 10
        Malayalam 7,955 4,010 3,940 35 20 20
        Maltese 1,330 640 690 0 0 0
        Mandarin 203,275 97,960 105,320 660 340 320
        Marathi 2,800 1,450 1,345 25 15 10
        Nepali 6,320 3,215 3,105 210 110 100
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 3,785 1,800 1,985 30 10 15
        Norwegian 575 275 300 20 10 10
        Oromo 4,745 2,445 2,305 20 15 5
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 317,075 158,375 158,700 180 95 80
        Pashto 8,700 4,390 4,310 35 20 15
        Persian (Farsi) 118,830 58,420 60,415 935 480 455
        Polish 85,210 39,945 45,260 255 125 130
        Portuguese 97,210 46,445 50,760 120 55 60
        Romanian 54,460 26,580 27,880 85 35 40
        Rundi (Kirundi) 1,335 610 720 10 5 0
        Russian 109,735 52,320 57,420 510 260 245
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 1,180 540 640 0 0 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 11,670 5,640 6,030 10 10 5
        Serbian 34,885 17,100 17,780 60 25 35
        Serbo-Croatian 5,040 2,465 2,580 50 20 25
        Shanghainese 1,325 610 715 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 6,305 3,685 2,620 195 110 85
        Sindhi 4,870 2,175 2,695 5 0 5
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 6,850 3,410 3,440 45 25 25
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 3,525 1,795 1,730 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 1,135 545 590 5 0 5
        Slovak 5,370 2,545 2,825 30 10 20
        Slovenian 2,475 1,095 1,380 5 0 0
        Somali 21,665 9,665 12,000 20 5 10
        Spanish 252,015 123,085 128,935 775 390 385
        Swahili 4,175 2,040 2,130 20 10 15
        Swedish 1,130 535 595 10 5 5
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 161,080 71,145 89,935 550 275 275
        Taiwanese 4,830 2,315 2,515 15 10 5
        Tamil 98,940 48,355 50,590 130 80 50
        Telugu 5,205 2,675 2,530 55 30 25
        Thai 3,215 1,470 1,745 60 5 55
        Tibetan languages 3,620 1,835 1,785 0 0 0
        Tigrigna 5,975 2,845 3,130 25 15 10
        Turkish 18,705 9,510 9,190 140 70 70
        Ukrainian 25,565 11,505 14,065 25 5 20
        Urdu 113,785 57,100 56,680 320 155 165
        Vietnamese 104,960 49,550 55,410 280 145 135
        Yiddish 6,860 3,515 3,350 0 0 0
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 27,265 13,670 13,595 235 120 115
  Multiple responses         1,162,370 564,710 597,665 7,405 3,655 3,755
    English and French 131,205 63,475 67,730 1,815 860 950
    English and non-official language 875,135 425,370 449,765 5,295 2,640 2,655
    French and non-official language 109,700 53,010 56,690 115 60 60
    English, French and non-official language 46,330 22,845 23,485 180 85 90
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 33,121,175 16,265,870 16,855,305 910,620 441,190 469,425
  None 28,418,595 13,988,140 14,430,455 863,715 418,680 445,030
  Single responses  4,554,525 2,205,595 2,348,935 46,065 22,110 23,960
    English  1,910,475 948,755 961,715 16,325 8,230 8,095
    French  678,940 318,530 360,415 15,705 6,975 8,730
    Non-official languages  1,965,110 938,305 1,026,805 14,035 6,900 7,130
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 62,935 29,835 33,100 1,945 900 1,045
        Atikamekw    470 205 265 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  32,750 15,645 17,105 10 5 5
        Dene  3,245 1,535 1,710 5 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  1,065 490 580 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  7,230 3,510 3,720 30 10 20
        Mi'kmaq  3,135 1,435 1,700 1,890 880 1,015
        Ojibway  10,870 5,040 5,835 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree  3,300 1,570 1,730 0 0 0
        Stoney  865 410 455 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 1,857,185 887,115 970,070 11,385 5,685 5,705
        African languages, n.i.e 3,625 1,930 1,695 15 10 10
        Afrikaans  4,185 2,075 2,110 55 25 30
        Akan (Twi)  6,105 3,010 3,095 35 20 20
        Albanian  6,155 3,095 3,055 95 45 45
        Amharic  5,665 2,785 2,875 40 25 20
        Arabic  116,375 62,625 53,755 1,995 1,175 825
        Armenian  6,690 3,270 3,420 20 10 5
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 3,595 1,735 1,860 45 25 25
        Bengali  11,405 5,925 5,475 95 60 35
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  2,040 1,085 955 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages  4,015 1,515 2,500 15 5 10
        Bosnian  3,365 1,635 1,730 35 20 15
        Bulgarian  3,985 1,850 2,135 25 15 10
        Burmese  860 425 435 5 0 0
        Cantonese  83,955 40,200 43,755 195 100 90
        Chinese, n.o.s.  74,930 35,840 39,090 490 225 265
        Creoles  44,100 19,795 24,305 80 25 55
        Croatian  19,045 9,240 9,805 70 25 40
        Czech  7,540 3,415 4,120 55 20 35
        Danish  4,800 2,145 2,655 60 30 30
        Dutch  34,465 15,800 18,660 550 260 285
        Estonian  2,240 955 1,285 20 5 15
        Finnish  5,670 2,355 3,310 25 10 10
        Flemish  995 405 585 5 0 5
        Fukien  2,315 1,080 1,235 10 0 5
        German  117,070 54,490 62,585 1,255 605 645
        Greek  50,670 25,670 25,005 435 225 205
        Gujarati  25,635 12,745 12,890 40 15 20
        Hakka  1,490 685 805 0 0 0
        Hebrew  14,270 7,170 7,095 85 45 35
        Hindi  55,375 28,080 27,290 310 165 145
        Hungarian  19,135 8,770 10,360 90 35 50
        Ilocano  4,880 1,895 2,990 5 0 5
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,845 980 870 15 5 5
        Italian  156,885 77,220 79,665 365 190 170
        Japanese  19,050 7,875 11,175 205 85 115
        Khmer (Cambodian)  5,425 2,545 2,880 5 0 0
        Korean  22,870 10,620 12,255 205 95 110
        Kurdish  2,295 1,245 1,045 10 5 5
        Lao  3,830 1,915 1,915 0 0 0
        Latvian  1,880 760 1,125 25 10 10
        Lingala  4,235 1,965 2,270 5 0 5
        Lithuanian  2,120 855 1,260 5 0 5
        Macedonian  5,950 2,890 3,060 5 5 5
        Malay  4,320 1,915 2,405 30 10 15
        Malayalam  6,110 3,085 3,020 55 20 35
        Maltese  2,405 1,110 1,300 15 5 10
        Mandarin  47,785 21,575 26,205 225 110 120
        Marathi  1,740 870 875 5 5 5
        Nepali  1,175 605 565 5 5 5
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 10,610 5,245 5,365 65 30 35
        Norwegian  1,935 885 1,050 55 25 30
        Oromo  3,315 1,740 1,580 5 5 0
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  83,180 42,490 40,695 125 60 60
        Pashto  2,315 1,245 1,075 10 5 5
        Persian (Farsi)  32,275 17,085 15,190 210 125 85
        Polish  54,580 24,580 30,005 280 135 140
        Portuguese  77,850 37,635 40,215 175 85 85
        Romanian  20,800 9,715 11,085 60 25 35
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,925 925 1,000 5 0 0
        Russian  38,805 17,710 21,095 230 105 120
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  1,805 775 1,030 5 5 0
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 3,685 1,850 1,835 10 5 5
        Serbian  14,890 7,460 7,425 40 25 20
        Serbo-Croatian  2,565 1,255 1,315 45 20 25
        Shanghainese  1,045 445 595 0 0 0
        Sign languages, n.i.e 4,300 1,800 2,505 220 90 135
        Sindhi  4,935 2,285 2,645 0 5 0
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  6,060 3,030 3,030 45 30 20
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 465 240 225 0 0 0
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 970 490 485 0 0 0
        Slovak  5,150 2,240 2,910 55 25 30
        Slovenian  3,415 1,515 1,900 15 5 5
        Somali  9,725 4,625 5,095 15 10 5
        Spanish  152,210 73,850 78,365 1,050 485 560
        Swahili  6,860 3,325 3,535 75 40 35
        Swedish  3,515 1,535 1,985 60 20 35
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  107,960 40,085 67,870 435 165 275
        Taiwanese  4,065 1,915 2,145 15 10 5
        Tamil  27,625 13,960 13,665 105 60 45
        Telugu  2,550 1,365 1,190 40 20 15
        Thai  3,380 1,135 2,240 30 5 20
        Tibetan languages  595 320 280 5 5 0
        Tigrigna  3,330 1,640 1,690 20 10 10
        Turkish  7,815 4,250 3,565 120 65 50
        Ukrainian  32,740 14,290 18,450 75 30 45
        Urdu  45,580 23,440 22,145 170 90 80
        Vietnamese  32,280 15,455 16,830 105 45 55
        Yiddish  3,510 1,555 1,955 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 44,985 21,360 23,630 705 325 380
  Multiple responses          148,055 72,140 75,915 840 400 435
    English and French  40,280 20,290 19,995 95 45 45
    English and non-official language  49,905 24,725 25,180 175 80 90
    French and non-official language  56,385 26,370 30,010 560 265 300
    English, French and non-official language  1,485 755 730 5 5 5

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Footnotes

Footnote 1

2011 and 2006 population

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

Total private dwellings

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

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents

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

Age

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

Median age

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

Total population 15 years and over by marital status

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

Total number of census families in private households

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

Total number of census families in private households

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

Living with relatives

Non-relatives may be present.

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Footnote 10

Total number of private households by household type

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

One-family-only households

Refers to households that consist solely of one census family without additional persons.

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Footnote 12

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 13

Other family households

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

Couple-family households

Refers to households with opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

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Footnote 15

Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling

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

Movable dwelling

Includes mobile homes and other movable dwellings such as houseboats and railroad cars.

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Footnote 17

Other dwelling

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

Total number of private households by household size

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

Total population excluding institutional residents

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

Selected Aboriginal languages

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

Selected non-Aboriginal languages

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

Other languages

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

Official language minority

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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Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.

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