2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: Detailed Mother Tongue (232), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2011 Census

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This table details detailed mother tongue , knowledge of official languages , age groups and sex for the population excluding institutional residents in Quebec / QuébecFootnote 1
Detailed mother tongue (232) Knowledge of official languages (5)
Total - Knowledge of official languages English only French only English and French Neither English nor French
Total - Detailed mother tongue 7,815,955 363,860 4,047,170 3,328,725 76,195
Single responses 7,663,130 352,615 4,014,450 3,220,655 75,415
English 599,225 187,430 5,155 406,135 505
French 6,102,210 2,490 3,763,870 2,334,525 1,330
Non-official languages 961,695 162,690 245,425 480,000 73,580
Aboriginal languages 43,665 17,320 13,475 7,725 5,150
Algonquian languages 32,475 10,990 12,825 5,675 2,990
Algonquin 1,500 235 605 645 15
Atikamekw 5,815 0 4,960 200 655
Blackfoot 5 0 0 0 0
Cree languages 15,135 9,745 115 3,610 1,675
Cree, n.o.s. 15,140 9,740 110 3,610 1,675
Swampy Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Plains Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Woods Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Cree, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Malecite 5 0 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 675 490 20 150 10
Innu/Montagnais 8,710 80 7,115 955 565
Naskapi 600 420 10 95 70
Ojibway 25 10 5 15 0
Oji-Cree 0 5 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 0 0
Michif 0 0 0 5 0
Athapaskan languages 35 5 15 15 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0
Wetsuweten 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 5 0 0 0 0
Tlicho (Dogrib) 0 0 0 0 0
Gwich'in 0 0 0 0 0
North Slavey (Hare) 5 0 0 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 20 0 10 5 0
Sarcee 0 0 0 0 0
Beaver 0 0 0 5 0
Sekani 0 0 0 0 0
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 0 0
Tahltan 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0
Tutchone, n.o.s. 5 0 0 0 0
Athapaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Haida 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages 80 35 0 35 5
Mohawk 70 30 0 30 0
Cayuga 5 0 0 0 0
Oneida 0 0 0 5 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 10 5 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages 0 0 0 0 0
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0
Halkomelem 0 0 0 0 0
Lillooet 0 0 0 0 0
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0
Squamish 0 0 0 0 0
Straits 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 5 0
Siouan languages 5 0 0 5 0
Dakota 5 5 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 0 0
Gitksan 0 0 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 5 0 0 0 0
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) 5 0 0 0 0
Haisla 0 0 0 0 0
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 0 0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0
Inuit languages 11,010 6,285 600 1,975 2,155
Inuktitut 10,920 6,225 580 1,960 2,150
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0 0 0
Inuvialuktun 0 0 0 0 0
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 95 60 15 15 5
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. 45 10 25 10 0
Romance languages 311,455 14,345 90,400 186,910 19,800
Italian 113,815 4,820 18,320 84,105 6,575
Portuguese 34,270 1,835 10,185 20,285 1,965
Romanian 31,245 1,005 8,090 20,600 1,545
Spanish 131,850 6,680 53,730 61,745 9,705
Catalan 225 10 70 140 0
Romance languages, n.i.e. 50 0 10 35 5
Germanic languages 29,320 9,970 1,385 15,940 2,025
Dutch 3,245 765 160 2,300 20
Flemish 590 15 105 460 5
Frisian 15 10 0 10 0
German 15,020 4,420 1,035 9,425 145
Yiddish 9,035 4,195 35 2,960 1,845
Scandinavian languages 1,135 505 15 615 10
Danish 305 160 0 150 0
Icelandic 45 15 0 25 0
Norwegian 270 125 5 140 0
Swedish 520 205 10 295 5
Afrikaans 100 60 5 35 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 175 5 35 135 0
Celtic languages 175 40 45 95 0
Gaelic languages 65 30 5 35 0
Welsh 30 10 5 20 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 80 0 35 40 0
Slavic languages 63,640 12,580 11,325 36,400 3,330
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 80 20 15 45 5
Bosnian 1,505 85 770 545 95
Bulgarian 6,500 595 1,525 4,055 320
Croatian 2,380 565 305 1,445 70
Czech 1,645 435 135 1,055 20
Macedonian 195 45 30 120 5
Polish 15,250 3,720 1,525 9,520 485
Russian 24,085 4,690 4,995 12,475 1,925
Serbian 2,955 360 725 1,740 125
Serbo-Croatian 1,910 110 650 1,075 75
Slovak 1,180 315 65 780 15
Slovenian 840 405 15 415 10
Ukrainian 4,780 1,145 515 2,955 175
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 325 80 65 175 15
Baltic languages 980 345 20 600 15
Latvian 335 135 5 185 5
Lithuanian 650 210 15 410 5
Greek 39,825 12,555 595 23,070 3,610
Armenian 15,035 1,610 1,225 11,255 945
Albanian 2,410 245 810 1,140 220
Georgian 145 40 25 70 15
Finno-Ugric languages 7,290 2,420 530 4,035 310
Estonian 200 85 5 100 0
Finnish 415 155 10 245 0
Hungarian 6,675 2,175 515 3,680 305
Turkic languages 7,575 1,455 2,365 2,840 920
Azerbaijani 210 65 20 110 20
Turkish 6,915 1,310 2,225 2,540 845
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 450 80 120 190 60
Mongolian 125 25 35 55 10
Afro-Asiatic languages 160,485 12,820 58,565 80,795 8,310
Berber languages (Kabyle) 5,645 35 3,525 1,870 215
Cushitic languages 7,890 155 4,180 3,275 290
Oromo 7,035 50 3,910 2,840 230
Somali 855 105 270 430 55
Semitic languages 145,230 12,620 49,960 74,900 7,755
Amharic 690 220 35 415 25
Arabic 140,040 10,950 49,765 71,730 7,590
Hebrew 3,975 1,265 105 2,490 110
Maltese 30 15 0 15 0
Tigrigna 350 120 25 185 25
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 150 40 30 70 10
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 1,720 15 900 755 50
Indo-Iranian languages 64,675 25,765 5,230 26,055 7,620
Indo-Aryan languages 42,460 20,195 1,765 15,345 5,155
Bengali 10,405 4,945 590 3,840 1,025
Gujarati 5,940 2,825 200 2,205 710
Hindi 2,750 1,545 40 1,035 120
Konkani 90 40 15 35 0
Marathi 155 100 0 50 5
Panjabi (Punjabi) 11,150 5,450 345 3,710 1,635
Sindhi 305 110 15 170 10
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 585 365 10 190 25
Urdu 9,800 4,570 425 3,745 1,060
Nepali 1,280 235 130 350 565
Iranian languages 21,650 5,380 3,350 10,525 2,395
Kurdish 825 125 295 315 85
Pashto 990 285 150 375 180
Persian (Farsi) 19,835 4,970 2,905 9,830 2,130
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 560 185 120 185 75
Dravidian languages 14,105 7,070 635 4,925 1,475
Kannada 175 120 0 50 5
Malayalam 310 185 10 120 5
Tamil 13,245 6,490 620 4,680 1,450
Telugu 365 270 5 70 20
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 15 5 0 5 5
Japanese 2,175 920 160 990 105
Korean 4,090 1,900 160 1,660 370
Sino-Tibetan languages 65,025 22,780 7,385 23,165 11,695
Chinese languages 64,760 22,680 7,355 23,055 11,670
Cantonese 10,980 2,985 905 4,545 2,540
Chaochow (Teochow) 225 30 35 115 45
Fukien 75 35 5 30 0
Hakka 105 25 5 55 15
Mandarin 11,290 4,575 1,285 4,015 1,415
Shanghainese 90 35 0 35 15
Taiwanese 405 185 15 135 70
Chinese, n.o.s. 41,595 14,815 5,100 14,120 7,560
Tibetan languages 115 35 10 65 10
Burmese 60 35 5 20 5
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 95 35 15 35 10
Tai languages 4,915 355 1,765 2,395 395
Lao 4,185 140 1,645 2,055 345
Thai 725 215 115 340 50
Austro-Asiatic languages 35,180 3,730 9,625 17,335 4,495
Khmer (Cambodian) 8,615 575 3,065 3,885 1,100
Vietnamese 26,560 3,160 6,555 13,450 3,395
Malayo-Polynesian languages 18,470 12,385 550 5,265 275
Bisayan languages 955 675 15 255 10
Ilocano 1,685 1,320 5 325 40
Malay 625 315 30 260 25
Pampango 160 125 0 30 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 13,745 9,710 60 3,805 165
Bikol 100 70 0 30 0
Malagasy 900 0 405 495 5
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0
Pangasinan 75 60 0 10 5
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 220 105 35 60 25
Niger-Congo languages 19,285 1,455 8,780 8,685 365
Akan (Twi) 1,140 575 15 530 15
Bantu languages 10,270 445 5,100 4,525 210
Lingala 2,045 10 1,360 665 10
Rundi (Kirundi) 2,375 20 1,130 1,165 60
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 2,005 40 710 1,225 40
Shona 105 55 0 50 0
Swahili 2,065 130 1,145 725 65
Ganda 35 20 0 15 5
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 1,645 175 755 680 35
Edo 55 35 0 15 0
Igbo 105 75 0 25 5
Wolof 1,880 10 805 1,020 40
Bamanankan 740 0 435 300 5
Ewe 425 20 175 225 10
Ga 105 55 0 45 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 4,565 230 2,250 2,005 80
African languages, n.i.e. 930 95 350 475 15
Creoles 49,475 415 29,475 17,890 1,685
Non-verbal languages 1,015 40 440 135 400
American Sign Language 45 20 5 10 10
Quebec Sign Language 450 5 265 75 105
Sign languages, n.i.e. 520 20 170 50 285
Other languages 245 20 85 110 25
Multiple responses 152,825 11,245 32,725 108,070 780
English and French 64,800 1,045 4,000 59,685 70
English and non-official language 23,435 9,430 545 13,275 185
French and non-official language 51,635 445 27,580 23,170 440
English, French and non-official language 12,950 320 600 11,940 85

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-314-XCB2011033.

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