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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 3,645,257  ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,903,001  ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population in 2006Census data footnote 1 3,290,350  ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,546,131  ...Data not available ...Data not available
2006 to 2011 population change (%) 10.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available 4.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total private dwellingsCensus data footnote 2 1,505,007 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,685,926 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsCensus data footnote 3 1,390,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,395,343 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Population density per square kilometre 5.7 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5.8 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Land area (square km) 640,081.87 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,356,547.02 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Age characteristics
Total population by age groupsCensus data footnote 4 3,645,260 1,827,815 1,817,440 7,903,000 3,875,860 4,027,140
0 to 4 years 244,880 125,665 119,210 440,840 225,525 215,320
5 to 9 years 218,990 112,005 106,990 399,575 203,675 195,900
10 to 14 years 220,920 113,415 107,505 418,205 213,540 204,665
15 to 19 years 238,205 122,065 116,145 491,980 249,960 242,020
15 years 46,985 23,995 22,995 93,955 47,690 46,265
16 years 47,235 24,330 22,910 96,095 48,880 47,210
17 years 47,280 24,370 22,910 97,795 49,925 47,875
18 years 47,780 24,435 23,345 100,210 50,910 49,305
19 years 48,920 24,935 23,985 103,915 52,545 51,370
20 to 24 years 258,475 131,510 126,965 489,185 246,850 242,340
25 to 29 years 288,735 146,330 142,405 490,665 245,695 244,970
30 to 34 years 274,390 138,600 135,795 531,445 264,980 266,460
35 to 39 years 260,135 131,810 128,325 498,225 249,610 248,615
40 to 44 years 258,515 130,630 127,890 520,805 261,120 259,690
45 to 49 years 280,635 140,575 140,060 623,575 311,320 312,250
50 to 54 years 279,705 141,370 138,335 648,695 320,695 327,995
55 to 59 years 233,785 118,750 115,030 579,280 285,295 293,990
60 to 64 years 182,160 90,975 91,185 512,830 250,675 262,155
65 to 69 years 125,700 61,790 63,905 403,210 194,305 208,905
70 to 74 years 94,775 45,220 49,555 291,755 135,830 155,925
75 to 79 years 76,040 35,205 40,835 232,355 101,675 130,680
80 to 84 years 57,725 24,810 32,915 176,420 69,170 107,250
85 years and over 51,485 17,095 34,390 153,945 45,945 108,005
Median age of the populationCensus data footnote 5 36.5 35.9 37.1 41.9 40.7 43.0
% of the population aged 15 and over 81.2 80.8 81.6 84.1 83.4 84.7
Marital status
Total population 15 years and over by marital statusCensus data footnote 6 2,960,470 1,476,730 1,483,735 6,644,380 3,233,120 3,411,260
Married or living with a common-law partner 1,756,855 881,840 875,015 3,745,320 1,875,415 1,869,905
Married (and not separated) 1,484,700 745,670 739,035 2,353,770 1,177,720 1,176,050
Living common law 272,155 136,180 135,980 1,391,550 697,695 693,850
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 1,203,610 594,890 608,725 2,899,060 1,357,705 1,541,360
Single (never legally married) 823,935 460,575 363,355 1,942,090 1,045,540 896,545
Separated 70,860 31,685 39,170 105,195 46,465 58,720
Divorced 177,375 75,875 101,500 463,830 188,265 275,565
Widowed 131,440 26,745 104,695 387,945 77,430 310,515
Family characteristics
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 7 999,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,203,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 2 persons 484,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,158,055 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 3 persons 213,675 ...Data not available ...Data not available 473,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 4 persons 203,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 407,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Size of census family: 5 or more persons 97,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available 164,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of census families in private householdsCensus data footnote 8 999,530 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,203,630 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total couple families by family structure and number of children 855,015 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,838,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Married couples 719,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,143,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 314,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 596,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 405,125 ...Data not available ...Data not available 547,225 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 146,820 ...Data not available ...Data not available 216,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 174,625 ...Data not available ...Data not available 226,985 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 83,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 104,010 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Common-law couples 135,660 ...Data not available ...Data not available 694,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children at home 83,430 ...Data not available ...Data not available 334,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children at home 52,230 ...Data not available ...Data not available 360,500 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 26,160 ...Data not available ...Data not available 152,120 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 17,235 ...Data not available ...Data not available 155,020 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 8,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available 53,360 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 144,510 ...Data not available ...Data not available 365,515 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Female parent 110,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available 277,930 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 64,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available 169,760 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 32,100 ...Data not available ...Data not available 81,365 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 13,875 ...Data not available ...Data not available 26,810 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Male parent 33,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available 87,580 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 child 22,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available 57,910 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 children 8,595 ...Data not available ...Data not available 23,780 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 or more children 2,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 5,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total children in census families in private households 1,097,320 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,201,800 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Under six years of age 284,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 520,710 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 to 14 years 386,605 ...Data not available ...Data not available 728,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
15 to 17 years 134,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 279,620 ...Data not available ...Data not available
18 to 24 years 202,260 ...Data not available ...Data not available 453,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
25 years and over 89,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 219,980 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of children at home per census family 1.1 ...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 3,567,935 1,793,260 1,774,675 7,732,835 3,812,190 3,920,640
Number of persons not in census families 616,070 324,140 291,930 1,489,290 717,115 772,170
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 86,005 42,230 43,775 145,795 64,175 81,615
Living with non-relatives only 187,325 112,605 74,725 249,085 141,300 107,785
Living alone 342,730 169,305 173,430 1,094,410 511,640 582,770
Number of census family persons 2,951,870 1,469,120 1,482,750 6,243,545 3,095,075 3,148,470
Average number of persons per census family 3.0 ...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 366,105 171,780 194,330 1,128,815 510,045 618,775
Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 114,455 34,650 79,805 413,235 124,645 288,590
Living with relativesCensus data footnote 9 15,895 3,895 12,000 45,530 11,850 33,680
Living with non-relatives only 7,200 3,595 3,605 24,935 11,985 12,950
Living alone 91,355 27,160 64,195 342,775 100,810 241,965
Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 251,650 137,125 114,525 715,580 385,395 330,185
Total number of private households by household typeCensus data footnote 10 1,390,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,395,340 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Census-family households 969,755 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,174,255 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family-only householdsCensus data footnote 11 870,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available 2,050,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 12 764,130 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,738,280 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 354,595 ...Data not available ...Data not available 880,690 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 409,535 ...Data not available ...Data not available 857,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 106,550 ...Data not available ...Data not available 312,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other family householdsCensus data footnote 13 99,070 ...Data not available ...Data not available 123,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-family households with persons not in a census family 71,170 ...Data not available ...Data not available 95,000 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Couple-family householdsCensus data footnote 14 49,400 ...Data not available ...Data not available 61,250 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Without children 20,350 ...Data not available ...Data not available 27,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
With children 29,050 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,840 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Lone-parent-family households 21,775 ...Data not available ...Data not available 33,750 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-family households 27,900 ...Data not available ...Data not available 28,420 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Non-census-family households 420,520 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,221,090 ...Data not available ...Data not available
One-person households 342,735 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,094,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Two-or-more-person households 77,790 ...Data not available ...Data not available 126,680 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwellingCensus data footnote 15 1,390,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,395,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Single-detached house 883,265 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,560,405 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 58,205 ...Data not available ...Data not available 171,115 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Movable dwellingCensus data footnote 16 46,590 ...Data not available ...Data not available 22,995 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other dwellingCensus data footnote 17 402,215 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,640,825 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Semi-detached house 71,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available 171,435 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Row house 97,865 ...Data not available ...Data not available 86,040 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, duplex 33,505 ...Data not available ...Data not available 263,860 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 197,940 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,103,845 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Other single-attached house 1,060 ...Data not available ...Data not available 15,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Total number of private households by household sizeCensus data footnote 18 1,390,275 ...Data not available ...Data not available 3,395,345 ...Data not available ...Data not available
1 person 342,730 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,094,410 ...Data not available ...Data not available
2 persons 477,095 ...Data not available ...Data not available 1,181,240 ...Data not available ...Data not available
3 persons 224,925 ...Data not available ...Data not available 496,140 ...Data not available ...Data not available
4 persons 211,645 ...Data not available ...Data not available 421,080 ...Data not available ...Data not available
5 persons 85,495 ...Data not available ...Data not available 142,555 ...Data not available ...Data not available
6 or more persons 48,385 ...Data not available ...Data not available 59,920 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Number of persons in private households 3,567,935 ...Data not available ...Data not available 7,732,835 ...Data not available ...Data not available
Average number of persons in private households 2.6 ...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 3,610,185 1,811,450 1,798,730 7,815,950 3,841,260 3,974,690
  Single responses  3,547,680 1,781,135 1,766,545 7,663,135 3,764,810 3,898,325
    English  2,780,200 1,405,655 1,374,545 599,225 297,875 301,355
    French  68,545 35,355 33,195 6,102,210 2,994,300 3,107,910
    Non-official languages  698,930 340,125 358,805 961,700 472,635 489,060
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 22,005 10,540 11,470 41,290 20,530 20,760
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 5,815 2,975 2,845
        Cree, n.o.s.  16,745 8,035 8,710 15,135 7,570 7,565
        Dene  1,680 825 855 0 5 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 8,715 4,200 4,515
        Inuktitut  65 20 40 10,915 5,430 5,485
        Mi'kmaq  20 15 10 670 340 325
        Ojibway  455 190 260 30 15 15
        Oji-Cree  5 5 10 5 0 0
        Stoney  3,035 1,465 1,570 0 0 0
Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 665,865 324,165 341,705 908,480 445,970 462,515
        African languages, n.i.e 3,380 1,855 1,525 930 530 400
        Afrikaans  2,420 1,200 1,220 100 50 45
        Akan (Twi)  1,100 620 485 1,140 560 585
        Albanian  1,685 915 770 2,405 1,240 1,170
        Amharic  5,110 2,595 2,515 690 340 355
        Arabic  28,000 15,335 12,665 140,035 74,985 65,050
        Armenian  390 185 195 15,030 7,335 7,700
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 1,265 635 625 1,645 875 770
        Bengali  5,030 2,640 2,385 10,405 5,305 5,100
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  60 30 25 5,645 3,095 2,550
        Bisayan languages  3,255 1,340 1,910 955 280 670
        Bosnian  1,745 875 875 1,505 745 760
        Bulgarian  1,280 635 650 6,495 3,165 3,330
        Burmese  320 160 160 60 25 35
        Cantonese  34,985 16,440 18,540 10,975 5,185 5,790
        Chinese, n.o.s.  49,270 23,520 25,745 41,590 19,745 21,850
        Creoles  1,180 610 570 49,475 21,965 27,510
        Croatian  3,960 1,950 2,005 2,375 1,220 1,160
        Czech  2,880 1,405 1,475 1,645 790 855
        Danish  2,805 1,445 1,360 305 145 160
        Dutch  17,950 9,095 8,855 3,245 1,595 1,645
        Estonian  195 100 95 200 75 125
        Finnish  895 355 545 415 155 255
        Flemish  345 175 170 590 250 340
        Fukien  445 205 235 75 30 45
        German  80,905 39,730 41,175 15,025 6,920 8,105
        Greek  2,965 1,565 1,405 39,825 20,135 19,690
        Gujarati  8,675 4,300 4,375 5,940 2,915 3,025
        Hakka  325 135 190 105 40 60
        Hebrew  780 415 370 3,975 2,105 1,870
        Hindi  12,290 6,260 6,030 2,745 1,435 1,310
        Hungarian  6,700 3,315 3,385 6,675 3,250 3,430
        Ilocano  3,010 1,265 1,745 1,685 615 1,075
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 1,070 580 490 560 320 240
        Italian  11,960 6,145 5,815 113,815 56,530 57,285
        Japanese  4,560 1,640 2,920 2,175 680 1,495
        Khmer (Cambodian)  1,745 810 930 8,620 4,035 4,580
        Korean  13,885 6,545 7,340 4,085 1,785 2,300
        Kurdish  1,230 705 525 820 465 360
        Lao  1,035 515 520 4,185 2,050 2,140
        Latvian  330 160 165 335 125 205
        Lingala  155 80 75 2,045 980 1,070
        Lithuanian  380 170 210 650 275 370
        Macedonian  275 140 135 195 105 95
        Malay  1,080 470 610 625 250 375
        Malayalam  2,760 1,425 1,330 315 165 150
        Maltese  75 35 35 30 15 15
        Mandarin  19,325 9,120 10,210 11,290 5,155 6,130
        Marathi  850 460 395 160 90 65
        Nepali  1,605 870 735 1,280 620 660
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 2,075 1,120 960 4,565 2,470 2,090
        Norwegian  1,180 540 635 275 130 140
        Oromo  1,405 790 610 7,035 3,865 3,170
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  49,940 25,350 24,590 11,150 5,990 5,160
        Pashto  1,850 950 900 990 545 445
        Persian (Farsi)  10,655 5,630 5,025 19,835 10,340 9,500
        Polish  19,890 9,335 10,560 15,250 6,695 8,555
        Portuguese  7,380 3,610 3,770 34,265 16,505 17,760
        Romanian  6,550 3,335 3,215 31,245 15,115 16,130
        Rundi (Kirundi)  235 110 120 2,370 1,150 1,220
        Russian  13,840 6,355 7,490 24,085 10,765 13,320
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  440 225 215 2,005 875 1,130
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 680 360 325 150 80 75
        Serbian  3,560 1,795 1,765 2,955 1,485 1,470
        Serbo-Croatian  930 455 475 1,910 945 970
        Shanghainese  130 50 80 95 40 50
        Sign languages, n.i.e 465 250 215 520 305 215
        Sindhi  2,560 1,205 1,355 305 145 155
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  1,940 1,030 915 585 305 280
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 650 335 315 95 55 40
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 325 160 165 325 180 145
        Slovak  2,145 1,045 1,100 1,180 525 660
        Slovenian  745 350 395 840 375 460
        Somali  5,515 2,875 2,640 855 435 420
        Spanish  44,020 22,045 21,975 131,850 64,490 67,365
        Swahili  1,455 775 680 2,065 1,060 1,010
        Swedish  950 420 530 515 240 280
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  60,085 25,720 34,370 13,740 4,655 9,090
        Taiwanese  340 150 190 405 190 215
        Tamil  2,645 1,425 1,215 13,245 6,645 6,595
        Telugu  1,085 565 520 365 200 160
        Thai  1,310 420 890 725 190 535
        Tibetan languages  335 170 165 110 60 50
        Tigrigna  2,340 1,245 1,095 350 160 190
        Turkish  2,460 1,415 1,050 6,915 3,605 3,305
        Ukrainian  24,575 11,095 13,475 4,785 2,095 2,690
        Urdu  19,900 10,265 9,630 9,800 5,115 4,690
        Vietnamese  21,195 9,930 11,265 26,560 12,675 13,885
        Yiddish  165 85 80 9,035 4,515 4,520
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 11,055 5,420 5,635 11,930 6,140 5,790
  Multiple responses          62,505 30,325 32,185 152,820 76,455 76,365
    English and French  8,410 4,045 4,365 64,800 32,390 32,405
    English and non-official language  49,970 24,210 25,760 23,435 11,455 11,975
    French and non-official language  2,945 1,500 1,440 51,640 25,810 25,825
    English, French and non-official language 1,185 565 620 12,950 6,790 6,155
Knowledge of official languages
Knowledge of official languages - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,185 1,811,450 1,798,735 7,815,955 3,841,260 3,974,690
  English only 3,321,810 1,679,330 1,642,480 363,860 180,175 183,690
  French only 3,205 1,430 1,780 4,047,175 1,871,500 2,175,675
  English and French 235,565 110,485 125,075 3,328,725 1,758,410 1,570,310
  Neither English nor French 49,600 20,210 29,395 76,190 31,175 45,015
First official language spoken
First official language spoken - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,180 1,811,455 1,798,735 7,815,955 3,841,265 3,974,695
  English 3,484,240 1,751,785 1,732,460 935,635 465,965 469,675
  French 65,105 33,810 31,295 6,561,510 3,216,790 3,344,720
  English and French 12,530 6,305 6,225 245,230 128,655 116,575
  Neither English nor French 48,310 19,555 28,750 73,580 29,860 43,720
Official language minority (number)Census data footnote 23 71,370 36,960 34,405 1,058,250 530,290 527,960
Official language minority (percentage)Census data footnote 23 2.0 2.0 1.9 13.5 13.8 13.3
Detailed language spoken most often at home
Detailed language spoken most often at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,185 1,811,455 1,798,730 7,815,955 3,841,260 3,974,695
  Single responses 3,499,490 1,757,090 1,742,400 7,570,900 3,720,195 3,850,710
    English 3,095,250 1,557,420 1,537,830 767,415 379,915 387,500
    French 24,690 12,545 12,140 6,249,080 3,071,635 3,177,450
    Non-official languages 379,550 187,125 192,425 554,400 268,640 285,760
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 9,525 4,800 4,730 37,955 19,060 18,895
        Atikamekw   0 0 0 5,365 2,805 2,560
        Cree, n.o.s. 6,470 3,255 3,215 14,155 7,085 7,075
        Dene 880 475 400 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais 0 0 0 7,730 3,760 3,965
        Inuktitut 10 5 5 10,360 5,230 5,130
        Mi'kmaq 5 0 5 330 175 155
        Ojibway 95 35 60 10 5 5
        Oji-Cree 0 5 0 0 0 0
        Stoney 2,070 1,025 1,045 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 366,215 180,370 185,850 511,880 247,275 264,610
        African languages, n.i.e. 1,880 990 885 220 105 115
        Afrikaans 1,435 715 715 25 10 15
        Akan (Twi) 460 235 225 565 260 310
        Albanian 915 505 410 1,510 765 745
        Amharic 3,555 1,770 1,790 360 165 195
        Arabic 16,655 8,765 7,890 72,955 37,360 35,590
        Armenian 205 100 100 10,980 5,195 5,785
        Bantu languages, n.i.e. 395 190 205 290 140 155
        Bengali 3,540 1,820 1,720 8,285 4,110 4,170
        Berber languages (Kabyle) 35 15 15 1,915 1,005 915
        Bisayan languages 1,125 530 595 235 95 140
        Bosnian 885 450 430 1,030 525 505
        Bulgarian 755 375 375 4,940 2,430 2,505
        Burmese 215 115 105 30 10 15
        Cantonese 24,790 11,520 13,270 8,340 3,980 4,360
        Chinese, n.o.s. 32,395 15,515 16,880 33,890 16,270 17,620
        Creoles 630 315 310 19,430 8,295 11,135
        Croatian 1,375 645 735 1,060 510 545
        Czech 755 380 375 510 240 275
        Danish 175 95 80 35 20 15
        Dutch 2,390 1,180 1,210 525 245 280
        Estonian 25 10 15 30 15 15
        Finnish 115 50 60 65 25 40
        Flemish 40 20 20 95 45 55
        Fukien 120 45 75 15 10 5
        German 35,485 17,490 18,000 3,025 1,435 1,590
        Greek 905 440 460 20,060 9,685 10,380
        Gujarati 5,040 2,450 2,590 3,955 1,905 2,050
        Hakka 110 50 60 20 5 15
        Hebrew 370 190 180 1,735 885 845
        Hindi 6,955 3,525 3,425 1,450 720 725
        Hungarian 1,900 920 980 2,390 1,070 1,315
        Ilocano 1,060 490 575 585 225 360
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 510 260 245 275 145 130
        Italian 3,235 1,455 1,785 39,540 17,925 21,615
        Japanese 2,125 890 1,235 915 390 525
        Khmer (Cambodian) 960 445 510 5,350 2,475 2,875
        Korean 10,340 4,980 5,370 2,955 1,360 1,590
        Kurdish 785 435 350 380 200 180
        Lao 530 250 285 2,395 1,160 1,235
        Latvian 85 55 35 90 35 55
        Lingala 45 25 25 545 250 290
        Lithuanian 85 40 40 150 60 90
        Macedonian 110 55 55 125 65 60
        Malay 370 200 165 225 115 120
        Malayalam 1,495 760 735 75 40 35
        Maltese 5 5 5 0 0 0
        Mandarin 14,910 7,300 7,610 9,325 4,485 4,835
        Marathi 430 230 205 65 40 25
        Nepali 1,190 625 570 1,170 575 600
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 595 285 305 975 465 505
        Norwegian 190 95 95 40 20 25
        Oromo 1,050 565 485 2,115 1,110 1,010
        Panjabi (Punjabi) 38,215 19,220 19,000 8,345 4,415 3,925
        Pashto 1,235 625 610 805 430 380
        Persian (Farsi) 7,260 3,680 3,580 14,380 7,125 7,255
        Polish 7,935 3,805 4,125 6,955 3,160 3,800
        Portuguese 2,915 1,400 1,515 16,015 7,615 8,405
        Romanian 3,735 1,930 1,805 22,790 11,190 11,605
        Rundi (Kirundi) 100 40 60 665 305 355
        Russian 8,360 4,115 4,250 18,465 8,740 9,725
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 220 115 105 450 210 235
        Semitic languages, n.i.e. 375 185 190 75 40 35
        Serbian 2,025 1,010 1,015 2,015 985 1,025
        Serbo-Croatian 435 225 210 1,180 580 600
        Shanghainese 65 35 35 30 15 20
        Sign languages, n.i.e. 685 415 270 975 625 355
        Sindhi 1,105 490 610 175 85 90
        Sinhala (Sinhalese) 1,000 530 465 330 165 170
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 500 260 240 55 20 30
        Slavic languages, n.i.e. 70 35 35 145 65 75
        Slovak 680 340 335 255 115 140
        Slovenian 120 50 70 295 130 170
        Somali 4,110 2,130 1,985 520 245 275
        Spanish 27,405 13,830 13,575 88,380 43,095 45,290
        Swahili 580 310 275 750 365 385
        Swedish 115 55 55 115 55 55
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 33,190 15,940 17,255 7,280 2,815 4,465
        Taiwanese 130 60 70 220 115 100
        Tamil 1,515 805 715 11,270 5,585 5,685
        Telugu 565 295 270 220 120 105
        Thai 595 270 325 210 95 115
        Tibetan languages 235 120 110 80 40 40
        Tigrigna 1,595 820 775 170 80 90
        Turkish 1,610 860 750 4,945 2,470 2,475
        Ukrainian 2,985 1,365 1,620 1,925 835 1,090
        Urdu 13,740 7,005 6,735 7,125 3,595 3,530
        Vietnamese 15,080 7,140 7,945 20,740 9,845 10,895
        Yiddish 5 5 0 6,275 3,225 3,050
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 3,810 1,955 1,850 4,565 2,310 2,265
  Multiple responses         110,695 54,360 56,335 245,055 121,070 123,985
    English and French 4,945 2,520 2,425 71,555 35,860 35,695
    English and non-official language 102,995 50,465 52,535 43,765 21,305 22,460
    French and non-official language 1,115 570 550 100,110 48,590 51,525
    English, French and non-official language 1,640 815 825 29,625 15,315 14,310
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home
Detailed other language spoken regularly at home - Total population excluding institutional residentsCensus data footnote 19 3,610,185 1,811,455 1,798,730 7,815,950 3,841,260 3,974,690
  None 3,175,225 1,598,555 1,576,670 6,691,145 3,279,620 3,411,525
  Single responses  427,270 209,070 218,200 1,046,580 522,335 524,245
    English  175,275 88,065 87,205 459,125 234,190 224,935
    French  36,995 17,270 19,730 298,090 147,040 151,050
    Non-official languages  215,005 103,740 111,265 289,365 141,100 148,260
      Selected Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 20 11,185 5,305 5,880 3,380 1,585 1,795
        Atikamekw    0 0 0 470 205 270
        Cree, n.o.s.  9,370 4,490 4,885 1,250 630 620
        Dene  655 290 365 0 0 0
        Innu/Montagnais  0 0 0 920 435 490
        Inuktitut  55 20 35 485 205 275
        Mi'kmaq  20 10 10 250 110 135
        Ojibway  220 90 130 5 5 5
        Oji-Cree  5 0 5 5 0 0
        Stoney  855 405 450 0 0 0
      Selected non-Aboriginal languagesCensus data footnote 21 197,700 95,500 102,195 279,095 136,070 143,025
        African languages, n.i.e 970 540 430 625 335 295
        Afrikaans  935 475 455 65 35 30
        Akan (Twi)  620 350 270 475 240 240
        Albanian  490 265 230 400 200 200
        Amharic  1,395 750 650 195 95 100
        Arabic  12,895 6,955 5,945 49,400 26,430 22,965
        Armenian  95 40 55 2,500 1,235 1,265
        Bantu languages, n.i.e 550 265 285 945 495 450
        Bengali  1,010 515 490 1,140 635 505
        Berber languages (Kabyle)  5 5 0 1,980 1,050 930
        Bisayan languages  830 330 505 250 80 165
        Bosnian  580 280 305 310 145 165
        Bulgarian  320 150 175 835 380 450
        Burmese  115 60 55 10 5 5
        Cantonese  9,235 4,460 4,775 1,890 935 955
        Chinese, n.o.s.  10,445 5,115 5,330 5,395 2,480 2,920
        Creoles  720 360 355 34,645 15,580 19,065
        Croatian  1,555 775 780 600 280 325
        Czech  990 480 515 445 205 240
        Danish  945 430 515 130 50 75
        Dutch  5,765 2,795 2,965 930 415 515
        Estonian  50 30 25 60 25 35
        Finnish  300 130 175 140 60 85
        Flemish  70 40 35 110 45 65
        Fukien  155 75 80 25 10 15
        German  18,255 8,815 9,440 5,900 2,720 3,175
        Greek  1,720 850 870 14,520 7,350 7,165
        Gujarati  2,970 1,465 1,500 1,185 600 585
        Hakka  105 40 65 50 20 30
        Hebrew  600 300 290 2,975 1,475 1,505
        Hindi  7,045 3,685 3,365 1,870 985 890
        Hungarian  2,015 970 1,040 1,580 715 865
        Ilocano  845 360 480 505 180 325
        Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e 320 175 140 210 110 95
        Italian  5,390 2,700 2,685 39,030 19,225 19,810
        Japanese  2,250 960 1,290 1,070 465 610
        Khmer (Cambodian)  525 255 270 2,300 1,070 1,230
        Korean  2,420 1,125 1,290 650 275 375
        Kurdish  300 165 135 230 125 110
        Lao  365 190 175 1,095 530 565
        Latvian  80 30 50 90 35 55
        Lingala  230 115 115 2,585 1,255 1,325
        Lithuanian  95 45 45 180 65 120
        Macedonian  90 40 50 45 20 25
        Malay  460 205 255 235 105 130
        Malayalam  960 485 470 135 70 70
        Maltese  15 10 10 5 5 0
        Mandarin  4,300 1,965 2,335 1,880 810 1,075
        Marathi  240 130 110 55 30 30
        Nepali  235 135 90 40 25 25
        Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e 1,685 860 830 2,705 1,350 1,355
        Norwegian  355 160 195 110 60 55
        Oromo  255 130 130 2,435 1,275 1,160
        Panjabi (Punjabi)  8,810 4,560 4,245 1,755 960 795
        Pashto  340 170 170 80 50 30
        Persian (Farsi)  2,105 1,130 980 2,920 1,600 1,325
        Polish  6,180 2,890 3,290 3,465 1,400 2,065
        Portuguese  3,195 1,565 1,630 9,950 4,785 5,165
        Romanian  1,715 865 850 4,475 2,070 2,410
        Rundi (Kirundi)  120 65 55 1,140 565 575
        Russian  4,020 1,825 2,200 4,610 2,105 2,500
        Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)  195 100 100 920 390 530
        Semitic languages, n.i.e 185 100 90 55 35 25
        Serbian  1,135 575 555 540 275 265
        Serbo-Croatian  260 125 140 350 185 165
        Shanghainese  40 15 25 50 25 25
        Sign languages, n.i.e 645 270 375 445 205 240
        Sindhi  1,185 560 630 110 50 60
        Sinhala (Sinhalese)  755 395 360 175 95 80
        Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e 115 65 50 25 15 15
        Slavic languages, n.i.e 85 50 40 95 55 45
        Slovak  605 300 300 310 140 175
        Slovenian  250 120 130 225 95 130
        Somali  1,435 745 690 250 135 120
        Spanish  18,355 9,210 9,145 40,335 19,665 20,670
        Swahili  1,145 610 540 1,245 615 630
        Swedish  450 205 245 320 150 175
        Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)  18,450 6,985 11,460 4,875 1,540 3,335
        Taiwanese  125 60 65 135 65 70
        Tamil  880 460 420 1,510 790 720
        Telugu  360 195 165 80 50 30
        Thai  575 185 390 320 100 215
        Tibetan languages  60 35 30 30 15 10
        Tigrigna  740 395 345 90 45 45
        Turkish  640 370 270 1,270 690 575
        Ukrainian  7,440 3,335 4,105 1,245 535 715
        Urdu  4,905 2,555 2,355 2,205 1,200 1,010
        Vietnamese  4,960 2,345 2,615 4,620 2,245 2,375
        Yiddish  60 30 30 1,690 765 920
      Other languagesCensus data footnote 22 6,125 2,940 3,190 6,890 3,445 3,445
  Multiple responses          7,690 3,825 3,865 78,230 39,305 38,925
    English and French  995 520 475 30,610 15,760 14,845
    English and non-official language  2,860 1,445 1,405 24,795 12,330 12,465
    French and non-official language  3,785 1,820 1,960 21,860 10,720 11,145
    English, French and non-official language  55 35 25 965 500 465

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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.

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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. Alberta (Code 48) and Quebec (Code 24) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
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