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 Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 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 4,047,175 3,328,725 76,195
Single responses 7,663,135 352,615 4,014,445 3,220,655 75,415
English 599,230 187,430 5,155 406,130 505
French 6,102,210 2,490 3,763,870 2,334,520 1,330
Non-official languages 961,700 162,690 245,425 480,000 73,575
Aboriginal languages 43,665 17,325 13,475 7,725 5,150
Algonquian languages 32,480 10,990 12,830 5,675 2,990
Algonquin 1,500 235 600 640 20
Atikamekw 5,815 0 4,965 200 650
Blackfoot 0 5 0 0 0
Cree languages 15,140 9,740 115 3,610 1,675
Cree, n.o.s. 15,140 9,745 115 3,605 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 20 155 10
Innu/Montagnais 8,710 80 7,115 955 565
Naskapi 600 420 10 95 70
Ojibway 25 10 5 10 0
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 0 0
Michif 0 0 0 5 0
Athapaskan languages 30 5 10 15 0
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0
Wetsuweten 0 0 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0
Dene 5 0 0 5 0
Tlicho (Dogrib) 0 0 0 0 0
Gwich'in 0 0 0 0 0
North Slavey (Hare) 5 0 5 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 20 0 5 5 0
Sarcee 0 0 0 0 0
Beaver 5 0 0 0 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. 0 0 0 5 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 5
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 10 0 0 5 5
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0
Salish languages 0 0 5 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 0 0
Siouan languages 0 0 0 5 0
Dakota 0 0 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 5
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 11,015 6,285 595 1,975 2,155
Inuktitut 10,920 6,225 585 1,965 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. 50 5 30 10 0
Romance languages 311,455 14,350 90,400 186,905 19,805
Italian 113,815 4,815 18,320 84,105 6,575
Portuguese 34,265 1,835 10,185 20,280 1,965
Romanian 31,250 1,005 8,095 20,605 1,550
Spanish 131,850 6,680 53,725 61,745 9,705
Catalan 225 10 75 145 0
Romance languages, n.i.e. 50 5 10 35 5
Germanic languages 29,320 9,970 1,390 15,945 2,020
Dutch 3,245 765 160 2,305 15
Flemish 595 15 105 465 5
Frisian 15 5 0 10 0
German 15,025 4,415 1,040 9,430 145
Yiddish 9,035 4,195 35 2,955 1,845
Scandinavian languages 1,135 505 10 610 10
Danish 305 155 0 145 0
Icelandic 40 15 0 25 0
Norwegian 270 125 0 140 5
Swedish 520 205 10 300 5
Afrikaans 100 60 0 35 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 180 5 35 135 0
Celtic languages 170 35 40 90 0
Gaelic languages 65 30 5 30 0
Welsh 30 10 0 20 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 75 0 35 40 0
Slavic languages 63,635 12,580 11,325 36,400 3,330
Belarusian (Byelorussian) 80 20 15 40 0
Bosnian 1,505 85 770 545 100
Bulgarian 6,500 595 1,530 4,055 315
Croatian 2,375 560 305 1,445 70
Czech 1,645 435 135 1,055 20
Macedonian 200 45 30 125 5
Polish 15,250 3,720 1,530 9,520 485
Russian 24,085 4,695 4,990 12,475 1,930
Serbian 2,955 365 725 1,745 125
Serbo-Croatian 1,910 110 650 1,075 75
Slovak 1,180 320 65 775 15
Slovenian 840 405 15 410 10
Ukrainian 4,780 1,145 515 2,955 175
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 330 80 60 175 15
Baltic languages 980 345 25 600 15
Latvian 330 135 5 185 10
Lithuanian 650 210 20 415 10
Greek 39,825 12,550 595 23,070 3,610
Armenian 15,035 1,610 1,225 11,255 945
Albanian 2,410 245 810 1,135 215
Georgian 145 35 20 75 15
Finno-Ugric languages 7,295 2,415 530 4,030 310
Estonian 195 90 5 105 5
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 15 110 15
Turkish 6,910 1,305 2,225 2,535 845
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 450 80 120 195 55
Mongolian 125 30 35 55 5
Afro-Asiatic languages 160,485 12,820 58,565 80,795 8,315
Berber languages (Kabyle) 5,650 35 3,530 1,870 220
Cushitic languages 7,890 155 4,175 3,275 290
Oromo 7,035 50 3,910 2,840 235
Somali 855 100 265 430 55
Semitic languages 145,230 12,615 49,960 74,900 7,755
Amharic 690 220 30 415 20
Arabic 140,040 10,950 49,765 71,730 7,595
Hebrew 3,975 1,265 105 2,490 110
Maltese 25 15 0 10 0
Tigrigna 350 120 30 180 20
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 150 40 30 70 10
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 1,715 15 900 755 45
Indo-Iranian languages 64,675 25,765 5,235 26,055 7,625
Indo-Aryan languages 42,465 20,195 1,765 15,345 5,155
Bengali 10,405 4,945 585 3,845 1,030
Gujarati 5,940 2,820 205 2,205 710
Hindi 2,745 1,545 40 1,035 125
Konkani 90 40 15 35 0
Marathi 160 105 0 50 0
Panjabi (Punjabi) 11,145 5,450 345 3,715 1,635
Sindhi 305 110 10 170 10
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 585 360 10 195 25
Urdu 9,805 4,565 430 3,745 1,060
Nepali 1,280 235 125 350 565
Iranian languages 21,650 5,385 3,350 10,525 2,395
Kurdish 820 125 295 320 85
Pashto 990 285 150 375 180
Persian (Farsi) 19,835 4,970 2,905 9,835 2,130
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 565 185 120 185 70
Dravidian languages 14,105 7,075 635 4,925 1,475
Kannada 175 120 0 55 5
Malayalam 310 185 10 115 0
Tamil 13,245 6,490 625 4,680 1,450
Telugu 360 270 0 70 20
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 0 5 0
Japanese 2,175 925 155 990 100
Korean 4,090 1,900 160 1,660 370
Sino-Tibetan languages 65,025 22,780 7,380 23,165 11,695
Chinese languages 64,760 22,675 7,360 23,050 11,670
Cantonese 10,980 2,985 905 4,545 2,540
Chaochow (Teochow) 225 35 35 115 40
Fukien 75 35 5 35 5
Hakka 105 25 10 55 20
Mandarin 11,290 4,570 1,285 4,015 1,420
Shanghainese 90 35 5 35 15
Taiwanese 405 185 15 135 70
Chinese, n.o.s. 41,595 14,810 5,105 14,120 7,560
Tibetan languages 115 30 5 65 10
Burmese 60 35 0 20 0
Sino-Tibetan languages, n.i.e. 95 35 15 35 15
Tai languages 4,915 360 1,760 2,395 395
Lao 4,190 145 1,645 2,060 340
Thai 725 220 115 335 50
Austro-Asiatic languages 35,175 3,730 9,620 17,335 4,495
Khmer (Cambodian) 8,615 570 3,065 3,880 1,100
Vietnamese 26,560 3,160 6,560 13,450 3,395
Malayo-Polynesian languages 18,470 12,385 550 5,265 270
Bisayan languages 955 675 15 255 10
Ilocano 1,685 1,325 5 320 40
Malay 630 310 25 260 30
Pampango 160 125 0 30 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 13,740 9,710 65 3,805 165
Bikol 95 65 0 25 0
Malagasy 905 5 400 490 10
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0
Pangasinan 75 60 0 10 0
Malayo-Polynesian languages, n.i.e. 225 105 35 60 20
Niger-Congo languages 19,290 1,450 8,780 8,690 365
Akan (Twi) 1,140 575 20 530 20
Bantu languages 10,270 440 5,095 4,520 205
Lingala 2,050 10 1,360 665 10
Rundi (Kirundi) 2,370 20 1,130 1,165 55
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) 2,010 35 710 1,220 35
Shona 100 55 0 50 0
Swahili 2,065 130 1,145 730 65
Ganda 35 20 0 15 5
Bantu languages, n.i.e. 1,640 175 750 680 30
Edo 55 35 0 10 0
Igbo 110 75 0 25 5
Wolof 1,880 10 805 1,020 40
Bamanankan 740 0 435 300 5
Ewe 430 20 175 225 5
Ga 105 55 5 45 5
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 4,565 230 2,250 2,005 85
African languages, n.i.e. 930 95 350 470 15
Creoles 49,475 420 29,480 17,895 1,685
Non-verbal languages 1,015 40 440 135 405
American Sign Language 45 20 5 10 10
Quebec Sign Language 450 0 265 75 110
Sign languages, n.i.e. 520 20 170 50 285
Other languages 240 20 85 115 25
Multiple responses 152,820 11,245 32,725 108,070 780
English and French 64,800 1,045 4,000 59,680 70
English and non-official language 23,435 9,430 545 13,275 180
French and non-official language 51,640 445 27,575 23,170 440
English, French and non-official language 12,950 320 600 11,945 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-XCB2011031.

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