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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 7,903,001  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,400,057  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 7,546,131  ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,113,487  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 4.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 3,685,926 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,945,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 3,395,343 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,637 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 1,356,547.02 ...Data not available ...Data not available 922,509.29 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 7,903,000 3,875,860 4,027,140 4,400,055 2,156,600 2,243,455
0 to 4 years 440,840 225,525 215,320 219,665 112,885 106,775
5 to 9 years 399,575 203,675 195,900 218,915 112,200 106,715
10 to 14 years 418,205 213,540 204,665 238,780 122,465 116,315
15 to 19 years 491,980 249,960 242,020 275,165 141,670 133,500
15 years 93,955 47,690 46,265 53,725 27,620 26,110
16 years 96,095 48,880 47,210 54,885 28,475 26,410
17 years 97,795 49,925 47,875 55,400 28,510 26,885
18 years 100,210 50,910 49,305 55,380 28,425 26,955
19 years 103,915 52,545 51,370 55,785 28,640 27,140
20 to 24 years 489,185 246,850 242,340 279,825 142,290 137,535
25 to 29 years 490,665 245,695 244,970 288,780 143,475 145,305
30 to 34 years 531,445 264,980 266,460 275,985 135,220 140,755
35 to 39 years 498,225 249,610 248,615 280,870 135,455 145,415
40 to 44 years 520,805 261,120 259,690 313,765 151,430 162,335
45 to 49 years 623,575 311,320 312,250 350,600 170,580 180,020
50 to 54 years 648,695 320,695 327,995 354,610 172,060 182,550
55 to 59 years 579,280 285,295 293,990 323,335 157,455 165,880
60 to 64 years 512,830 250,675 262,155 291,040 142,645 148,395
65 to 69 years 403,210 194,305 208,905 210,900 103,785 107,115
70 to 74 years 291,755 135,830 155,925 160,715 77,350 83,360
75 to 79 years 232,355 101,675 130,680 127,480 60,720 66,760
80 to 84 years 176,420 69,170 107,250 96,945 42,745 54,200
85 years and over 153,945 45,945 108,005 92,675 32,150 60,520
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 41.9 40.7 43.0 41.9 41.1 42.7
% of the population aged 15 and over 84.1 83.4 84.7 84.6 83.9 85.3
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 6,644,380 3,233,120 3,411,260 3,722,695 1,809,045 1,913,650
Married or living with a common-law partner 3,745,320 1,875,415 1,869,905 2,154,575 1,074,965 1,079,610
Married (and not separated) 2,353,770 1,177,720 1,176,050 1,832,605 913,430 919,175
Living common law 1,391,550 697,695 693,850 321,965 161,530 160,435
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 2,899,060 1,357,705 1,541,360 1,568,120 734,075 834,040
Single (never legally married) 1,942,090 1,045,540 896,545 1,014,270 550,830 463,435
Separated 105,195 46,465 58,720 102,040 43,570 58,470
Divorced 463,830 188,265 275,565 246,515 98,130 148,385
Widowed 387,945 77,430 310,515 205,300 41,550 163,750
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 2,203,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 1,158,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available 645,245 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 473,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 407,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available 238,525 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 164,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 2,203,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,238,155 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 1,838,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,048,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 1,143,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 887,990 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 596,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 422,310 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 547,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 465,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 216,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 181,895 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 226,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available 205,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 104,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available 78,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 694,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 160,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 334,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 105,425 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 360,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available 54,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 152,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 155,020 ...Data not available ...Data not available 19,145 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 53,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 8,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 365,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available 189,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 277,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available 149,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 169,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available 90,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 81,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available 43,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 26,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available 14,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 87,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available 40,795 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 57,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 23,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available 10,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 5,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,005 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 2,201,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,230,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 520,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 260,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 728,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 409,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 279,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available 156,650 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 453,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 255,855 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 219,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available 148,375 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1.0 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Household and dwelling characteristics
Total number of persons in private households 7,732,835 3,812,190 3,920,640 4,324,505 2,122,320 2,202,185
Number of persons not in census families 1,489,290 717,115 772,170 807,660 383,540 424,120
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 145,795 64,175 81,615 105,450 42,525 62,925
Living with non-relatives only 249,085 141,300 107,785 203,285 111,935 91,345
Living alone 1,094,410 511,640 582,770 498,920 229,075 269,850
Number of census family persons 6,243,545 3,095,075 3,148,470 3,516,850 1,738,780 1,778,070
Average number of persons per census family 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of persons aged 65 years and over in private households 1,128,815 510,045 618,775 643,410 302,320 341,095
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 413,235 124,645 288,590 211,820 65,460 146,365
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 45,530 11,850 33,680 32,900 7,490 25,410
Living with non-relatives only 24,935 11,985 12,950 13,560 6,770 6,790
Living alone 342,775 100,810 241,965 165,365 51,195 114,165
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 715,580 385,395 330,185 431,590 236,860 194,730
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 3,395,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 2,174,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,183,075 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 2,050,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,041,470 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 1,738,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available 898,030 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 880,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available 458,880 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 857,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 439,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 312,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,445 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 123,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 141,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 95,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,190 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 61,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available 66,105 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 27,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,805 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 33,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 42,300 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 33,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available 25,085 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 28,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available 50,415 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 1,221,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available 581,565 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 1,094,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 126,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 82,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 3,395,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,635 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 1,560,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available 842,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 171,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available 143,970 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 22,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available 46,960 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 1,640,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 731,585 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 171,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available 52,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 86,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available 130,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 263,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available 184,355 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,103,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 361,150 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 15,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,885 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 3,395,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,764,640 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 1,094,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available 498,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 1,181,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available 613,270 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 496,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available 264,135 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 421,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available 237,725 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 142,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available 91,600 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 59,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available 58,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 7,732,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4,324,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.3 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2.5 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Detailed mother tongue
Detailed mother tongue - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,815,950 3,841,260 3,974,690 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  Single responses  7,663,135 3,764,810 3,898,325 4,273,930 2,098,055 2,175,870
    English  599,225 297,875 301,355 3,062,435 1,526,350 1,536,085
    French  6,102,210 2,994,300 3,107,910 57,275 28,315 28,965
    Non-official languages  961,700 472,635 489,060 1,154,215 543,395 610,825
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 41,290 20,530 20,760 1,210 540 675
        Atikamekw    5,815 2,975 2,845 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  15,135 7,570 7,565 955 435 525
        Dene  0 5 0 70 35 35
        Innu/Montagnais  8,715 4,200 4,515 5 5 0
        Inuktitut  10,915 5,430 5,485 25 10 10
        Mi'kmaq  670 340 325 15 10 5
        Ojibway  30 15 15 140 50 90
        Oji-Cree  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 5 5
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 908,480 445,970 462,515 1,137,420 535,395 602,025
        African languages, n.i.e 930 530 400 620 330 295
        Afrikaans  100 50 45 2,735 1,330 1,405
        Akan (Twi)  1,140 560 585 455 235 220
        Albanian  2,405 1,240 1,170 1,335 695 635
        Amharic  690 340 355 1,255 615 640
        Arabic  140,035 74,985 65,050 13,050 7,505 5,550
        Armenian  15,030 7,335 7,700 1,105 560 545
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,645 875 770 530 235 295
        Bengali  10,405 5,305 5,100 2,410 1,265 1,145
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5,645 3,095 2,550 15 10 5
        Bisayan languages  955 280 670 3,870 1,445 2,430
        Bosnian  1,505 745 760 1,275 635 640
        Bulgarian  6,495 3,165 3,330 1,945 960 985
        Burmese  60 25 35 945 485 465
        Cantonese  10,975 5,185 5,790 133,245 61,790 71,455
        Chinese, n.o.s.  41,590 19,745 21,850 120,040 55,735 64,305
        Creoles  49,475 21,965 27,510 640 315 320
        Croatian  2,375 1,220 1,160 7,820 3,860 3,955
        Czech  1,645 790 855 5,610 2,800 2,810
        Danish  305 145 160 5,250 2,575 2,675
        Dutch  3,245 1,595 1,645 23,080 11,190 11,890
        Estonian  200 75 125 820 345 475
        Finnish  415 155 255 4,090 1,705 2,390
        Flemish  590 250 340 445 215 235
        Fukien  75 30 45 1,920 835 1,085
        German  15,025 6,920 8,105 73,625 35,140 38,485
        Greek  39,825 20,135 19,690 6,250 3,360 2,885
        Gujarati  5,940 2,915 3,025 6,595 3,060 3,540
        Hakka  105 40 60 1,110 475 630
        Hebrew  3,975 2,105 1,870 1,755 970 785
        Hindi  2,745 1,435 1,310 24,640 11,840 12,800
        Hungarian  6,675 3,250 3,430 9,855 4,915 4,940
        Ilocano  1,685 615 1,075 3,755 1,465 2,290
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 560 320 240 475 265 205
        Italian  113,815 56,530 57,285 24,060 12,180 11,880
        Japanese  2,175 680 1,495 19,665 6,840 12,825
        Khmer (Cambodian)  8,620 4,035 4,580 1,465 700 770
        Korean  4,085 1,785 2,300 48,975 22,350 26,625
        Kurdish  820 465 360 1,415 775 645
        Lao  4,185 2,050 2,140 1,155 550 600
        Latvian  335 125 205 615 305 310
        Lingala  2,045 980 1,070 35 20 20
        Lithuanian  650 275 370 435 190 245
        Macedonian  195 105 95 275 130 140
        Malay  625 250 375 3,535 1,590 1,950
        Malayalam  315 165 150 1,460 735 725
        Maltese  30 15 15 220 115 115
        Mandarin  11,290 5,155 6,130 94,055 43,630 50,425
        Marathi  160 90 65 430 220 210
        Nepali  1,280 620 660 805 430 375
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 4,565 2,470 2,090 470 250 220
        Norwegian  275 130 140 2,370 1,155 1,215
        Oromo  7,035 3,865 3,170 325 185 140
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  11,150 5,990 5,160 182,915 90,900 92,020
        Pashto  990 545 445 900 485 415
        Persian (Farsi)  19,835 10,340 9,500 36,045 18,265 17,775
        Polish  15,250 6,695 8,555 17,460 8,185 9,270
        Portuguese  34,265 16,505 17,760 14,605 6,990 7,615
        Romanian  31,245 15,115 16,130 8,330 4,110 4,220
        Rundi (Kirundi)  2,370 1,150 1,220 135 60 80
        Russian  24,085 10,765 13,320 22,650 10,300 12,350
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  2,005 875 1,130 80 40 45
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 150 80 75 690 345 340
        Serbian  2,955 1,485 1,470 6,655 3,425 3,225
        Serbo-Croatian  1,910 945 970 1,425 675 755
        Shanghainese  95 40 50 1,250 530 715
        Sign languages, n.i.e 520 305 215 645 335 310
        Sindhi  305 145 155 1,770 790 975
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  585 305 280 1,405 715 685
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 95 55 40 775 400 375
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 325 180 145 495 275 225
        Slovak  1,180 525 660 3,220 1,440 1,780
        Slovenian  840 375 460 1,225 590 640
        Somali  855 435 420 975 495 480
        Spanish  131,850 64,490 67,365 40,795 19,325 21,470
        Swahili  2,065 1,060 1,010 755 390 365
        Swedish  515 240 280 2,740 1,195 1,545
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  13,740 4,655 9,090 66,120 25,835 40,285
        Taiwanese  405 190 215 5,675 2,640 3,035
        Tamil  13,245 6,645 6,595 3,135 1,635 1,500
        Telugu  365 200 160 570 295 270
        Thai  725 190 535 2,410 730 1,680
        Tibetan languages  110 60 50 200 115 85
        Tigrigna  350 160 190 590 285 300
        Turkish  6,915 3,605 3,305 2,890 1,650 1,235
        Ukrainian  4,785 2,095 2,690 9,680 4,215 5,460
        Urdu  9,800 5,115 4,690 8,450 4,315 4,140
        Vietnamese  26,560 12,675 13,885 25,100 11,745 13,360
        Yiddish  9,035 4,515 4,520 350 185 170
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 11,930 6,140 5,790 15,585 7,455 8,130
  Multiple responses          152,820 76,455 76,365 82,280 39,185 43,095
    English and French  64,800 32,390 32,405 8,600 4,065 4,535
    English and non-official language  23,435 11,455 11,975 68,800 32,875 35,925
    French and non-official language  51,640 25,810 25,825 3,345 1,520 1,830
    English, French and non-official language 12,950 6,790 6,155 1,530 725 805
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,815,955 3,841,260 3,974,690 4,356,210 2,137,240 2,218,965
  English only 363,860 180,175 183,690 3,912,950 1,943,760 1,969,190
  French only 4,047,175 1,871,500 2,175,675 2,045 950 1,095
  English and French 3,328,725 1,758,410 1,570,310 296,645 132,940 163,705
  Neither English nor French 76,190 31,175 45,015 144,555 59,590 84,965
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,815,955 3,841,265 3,974,695 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  English 935,635 465,965 469,675 4,143,245 2,044,365 2,098,885
  French 6,561,510 3,216,790 3,344,720 53,725 26,660 27,065
  English and French 245,230 128,655 116,575 16,935 7,710 9,220
  Neither English nor French 73,580 29,860 43,720 142,300 58,510 83,790
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 1,058,250 530,290 527,960 62,190 30,515 31,680
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 13.5 13.8 13.3 1.4 1.4 1.4
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,815,955 3,841,260 3,974,695 4,356,205 2,137,245 2,218,965
  Single responses 7,570,900 3,720,195 3,850,710 4,193,385 2,059,465 2,133,915
    English 767,415 379,915 387,500 3,506,595 1,733,775 1,772,820
    French 6,249,080 3,071,635 3,177,450 16,685 8,015 8,665
    Non-official languages 554,400 268,640 285,760 670,100 317,670 352,430
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 37,955 19,060 18,895 175 85 85
        Atikamekw   5,365 2,805 2,560 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s. 14,155 7,085 7,075 135 70 65
        Dene 0 0 0 15 5 5
        Innu/Montagnais 7,730 3,760 3,965 0 0 0
        Inuktitut 10,360 5,230 5,130 5 5 5
        Mi'kmaq 330 175 155 0 0 0
        Ojibway 10 5 5 15 10 5
        Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 511,880 247,275 264,610 665,750 315,485 350,265
        African languages, n.i.e. 220 105 115 190 80 105
        Afrikaans 25 10 15 1,385 685 690
        Akan (Twi) 565 260 310 120 60 60
        Albanian 1,510 765 745 700 345 350
        Amharic 360 165 195 555 245 310
        Arabic 72,955 37,360 35,590 7,640 4,065 3,575
        Armenian 10,980 5,195 5,785 490 250 240
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 290 140 155 115 50 65
        Bengali 8,285 4,110 4,170 1,465 715 750
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 1,915 1,005 915 0 0 0
        Bisayan languages 235 95 140 1,265 540 720
        Bosnian 1,030 525 505 705 370 340
        Bulgarian 4,940 2,430 2,505 1,085 530 555
        Burmese 30 10 15 585 315 270
        Cantonese 8,340 3,980 4,360 103,550 47,585 55,970
        Chinese, n.o.s. 33,890 16,270 17,620 81,270 37,740 43,525
        Creoles 19,430 8,295 11,135 315 145 165
        Croatian 1,060 510 545 2,540 1,200 1,340
        Czech 510 240 275 1,570 795 775
        Danish 35 20 15 325 160 170
        Dutch 525 245 280 2,230 1,055 1,175
        Estonian 30 15 15 110 40 70
        Finnish 65 25 40 795 350 445
        Flemish 95 45 55 50 25 20
        Fukien 15 10 5 690 310 380
        German 3,025 1,435 1,590 11,555 5,430 6,120
        Greek 20,060 9,685 10,380 2,105 1,015 1,095
        Gujarati 3,955 1,905 2,050 3,045 1,335 1,710
        Hakka 20 5 15 320 145 175
        Hebrew 1,735 885 845 780 395 390
        Hindi 1,450 720 725 12,390 5,900 6,490
        Hungarian 2,390 1,070 1,315 2,560 1,235 1,325
        Ilocano 585 225 360 1,190 530 660
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 275 145 130 180 85 85
        Italian 39,540 17,925 21,615 6,250 2,730 3,520
        Japanese 915 390 525 9,540 3,985 5,555
        Khmer (Cambodian) 5,350 2,475 2,875 750 370 385
        Korean 2,955 1,360 1,590 38,810 17,985 20,830
        Kurdish 380 200 180 945 490 460
        Lao 2,395 1,160 1,235 545 270 275
        Latvian 90 35 55 105 50 50
        Lingala 545 250 290 10 5 5
        Lithuanian 150 60 90 65 30 35
        Macedonian 125 65 60 140 70 70
        Malay 225 115 120 1,320 655 660
        Malayalam 75 40 35 690 350 340
        Maltese 0 0 0 15 10 5
        Mandarin 9,325 4,485 4,835 78,070 36,945 41,130
        Marathi 65 40 25 230 120 105
        Nepali 1,170 575 600 525 275 250
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 975 465 505 140 65 75
        Norwegian 40 20 25 160 80 80
        Oromo 2,115 1,110 1,010 175 80 95
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 8,345 4,415 3,925 137,390 67,955 69,430
        Pashto 805 430 380 565 295 270
        Persian (Farsi) 14,380 7,125 7,255 24,750 12,095 12,655
        Polish 6,955 3,160 3,800 6,395 3,065 3,330
        Portuguese 16,015 7,615 8,405 5,195 2,405 2,785
        Romanian 22,790 11,190 11,605 4,155 2,050 2,105
        Rundi (Kirundi) 665 305 355 75 30 45
        Russian 18,465 8,740 9,725 12,205 5,880 6,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 450 210 235 25 10 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 75 40 35 465 230 235
        Serbian 2,015 985 1,025 4,020 2,020 2,000
        Serbo-Croatian 1,180 580 600 615 300 315
        Shanghainese 30 15 20 555 260 295
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 975 625 355 980 535 450
        Sindhi 175 85 90 675 295 385
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 330 165 170 595 295 300
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 55 20 30 620 315 300
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 145 65 75 80 35 45
        Slovak 255 115 140 1,080 515 570
        Slovenian 295 130 170 165 70 100
        Somali 520 245 275 625 310 315
        Spanish 88,380 43,095 45,290 20,585 10,025 10,555
        Swahili 750 365 385 250 130 125
        Swedish 115 55 55 430 195 235
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 7,280 2,815 4,465 29,380 12,780 16,600
        Taiwanese 220 115 100 2,910 1,390 1,515
        Tamil 11,270 5,585 5,685 1,965 1,010 960
        Telugu 220 120 105 290 145 140
        Thai 210 95 115 845 375 475
        Tibetan languages 80 40 40 100 55 45
        Tigrigna 170 80 90 295 135 160
        Turkish 4,945 2,470 2,475 1,365 725 645
        Ukrainian 1,925 835 1,090 1,070 475 595
        Urdu 7,125 3,595 3,530 5,430 2,700 2,730
        Vietnamese 20,740 9,845 10,895 17,270 8,085 9,180
        Yiddish 6,275 3,225 3,050 10 5 5
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 4,565 2,310 2,265 4,180 2,100 2,075
  Multiple responses         245,055 121,070 123,985 162,820 77,775 85,050
    English and French 71,555 35,860 35,695 4,700 2,240 2,460
    English and non-official language 43,765 21,305 22,460 155,065 74,155 80,905
    French and non-official language 100,110 48,590 51,525 930 435 495
    English, French and non-official language 29,625 15,315 14,310 2,130 940 1,185
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 7,815,950 3,841,260 3,974,690 4,356,205 2,137,240 2,218,965
  None 6,691,145 3,279,620 3,411,525 3,740,260 1,844,645 1,895,615
  Single responses  1,046,580 522,335 524,245 604,495 287,270 317,220
    English  459,125 234,190 224,935 249,765 122,305 127,455
    French  298,090 147,040 151,050 38,175 17,315 20,865
    Non-official languages  289,365 141,100 148,260 316,550 147,655 168,900
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 3,380 1,585 1,795 845 400 445
        Atikamekw    470 205 270 0 0 0
        Cree, n.o.s.  1,250 630 620 705 335 365
        Dene  0 0 0 30 15 20
        Innu/Montagnais  920 435 490 0 0 0
        Inuktitut  485 205 275 20 10 5
        Mi'kmaq  250 110 135 10 5 5
        Ojibway  5 5 5 80 35 45
        Oji-Cree  5 0 0 0 0 0
        Stoney  0 0 0 5 0 5
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 279,095 136,070 143,025 305,355 142,340 163,020
        African languages, n.i.e 625 335 295 310 165 140
        Afrikaans  65 35 30 1,340 650 690
        Akan (Twi)  475 240 240 260 130 125
        Albanian  400 200 200 405 200 205
        Amharic  195 95 100 460 220 245
        Arabic  49,400 26,430 22,965 3,845 2,280 1,570
        Armenian  2,500 1,235 1,265 320 160 165
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 945 495 450 215 95 125
        Bengali  1,140 635 505 570 285 285
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  1,980 1,050 930 0 5 0
        Bisayan languages  250 80 165 920 345 575
        Bosnian  310 145 165 395 190 205
        Bulgarian  835 380 450 495 215 275
        Burmese  10 5 5 235 110 130
        Cantonese  1,890 935 955 29,240 13,945 15,290
        Chinese, n.o.s.  5,395 2,480 2,920 20,595 9,830 10,760
        Creoles  34,645 15,580 19,065 490 250 235
        Croatian  600 280 325 3,195 1,585 1,615
        Czech  445 205 240 1,940 900 1,045
        Danish  130 50 75 1,705 765 940
        Dutch  930 415 515 6,930 3,130 3,805
        Estonian  60 25 35 235 100 135
        Finnish  140 60 85 1,290 550 740
        Flemish  110 45 65 125 50 70
        Fukien  25 10 15 670 295 380
        German  5,900 2,720 3,175 23,905 10,935 12,970
        Greek  14,520 7,350 7,165 3,310 1,730 1,580
        Gujarati  1,185 600 585 3,185 1,485 1,705
        Hakka  50 20 30 315 135 175
        Hebrew  2,975 1,475 1,505 1,090 575 515
        Hindi  1,870 985 890 12,695 6,190 6,505
        Hungarian  1,580 715 865 2,950 1,405 1,545
        Ilocano  505 180 325 945 360 590
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 210 110 95 175 90 85
        Italian  39,030 19,225 19,810 9,605 4,715 4,890
        Japanese  1,070 465 610 9,050 3,635 5,415
        Khmer (Cambodian)  2,300 1,070 1,230 365 170 195
        Korean  650 275 375 6,890 3,125 3,765
        Kurdish  230 125 110 270 160 110
        Lao  1,095 530 565 410 200 210
        Latvian  90 35 55 120 45 75
        Lingala  2,585 1,255 1,325 65 25 40
        Lithuanian  180 65 120 115 55 60
        Macedonian  45 20 25 60 25 35
        Malay  235 105 130 1,450 645 805
        Malayalam  135 70 70 520 260 260
        Maltese  5 5 0 80 30 50
        Mandarin  1,880 810 1,075 17,925 8,150 9,775
        Marathi  55 30 30 125 65 65
        Nepali  40 25 25 155 80 75
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 2,705 1,350 1,355 295 155 135
        Norwegian  110 60 55 715 330 380
        Oromo  2,435 1,275 1,160 65 45 25
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  1,755 960 795 34,010 17,040 16,970
        Pashto  80 50 30 235 120 120
        Persian (Farsi)  2,920 1,600 1,325 7,025 3,725 3,300
        Polish  3,465 1,400 2,065 5,450 2,475 2,975
        Portuguese  9,950 4,785 5,165 5,640 2,625 3,010
        Romanian  4,475 2,070 2,410 2,410 1,135 1,270
        Rundi (Kirundi)  1,140 565 575 40 25 25
        Russian  4,610 2,105 2,500 6,140 2,715 3,425
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  920 390 530 30 15 15
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 55 35 25 160 85 70
        Serbian  540 275 265 1,855 955 905
        Serbo-Croatian  350 185 165 435 190 245
        Shanghainese  50 25 25 485 215 265
        Sign languages, n.i.e 445 205 240 865 345 520
        Sindhi  110 50 60 930 400 530
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  175 95 80 570 285 290
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 25 15 15 65 35 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 95 55 45 150 75 75
        Slovak  310 140 175 1,035 400 635
        Slovenian  225 95 130 345 155 190
        Somali  250 135 120 365 190 175
        Spanish  40,335 19,665 20,670 20,930 10,065 10,865
        Swahili  1,245 615 630 580 280 300
        Swedish  320 150 175 1,220 535 680
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  4,875 1,540 3,335 24,810 9,040 15,775
        Taiwanese  135 65 70 2,675 1,275 1,395
        Tamil  1,510 790 720 910 480 430
        Telugu  80 50 30 195 100 95
        Thai  320 100 215 1,110 370 740
        Tibetan languages  30 15 10 45 30 25
        Tigrigna  90 45 45 175 85 90
        Turkish  1,270 690 575 1,020 575 445
        Ukrainian  1,245 535 715 1,930 830 1,100
        Urdu  2,205 1,200 1,010 2,425 1,260 1,170
        Vietnamese  4,620 2,245 2,375 5,945 2,880 3,060
        Yiddish  1,690 765 920 90 35 50
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 6,890 3,445 3,445 10,345 4,910 5,435
  Multiple responses          78,230 39,305 38,925 11,455 5,320 6,130
    English and French  30,610 15,760 14,845 1,090 495 595
    English and non-official language  24,795 12,330 12,465 4,540 2,185 2,350
    French and non-official language  21,860 10,720 11,145 5,760 2,610 3,145
    English, French and non-official language  965 500 465 70 30 40

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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.

How to cite

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2012. Quebec (Code 24) and British Columbia (Code 59) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed July 16, 2019).

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