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Visual Census – Language, Nova Scotia
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Figure 4.1 Population by knowledge of official languages, Nova Scotia, 2011
This bar graph shows the population (in percentage) by knowledge of official languages, Nova Scotia, 2011.
The Y axis shows percentage of population.
The X axis shows, from left to right, English only, French only, English and French and neither English nor French.
|Official language||Population (percentage)|
|English and French||10.3|
|Neither English nor French||0.2|
Figure 4.2 The most common non-official-language mother tongues,Footnote 1 Nova Scotia, 2011
This vertical bar graph shows the most common non-official-language mother tongues, Nova Scotia, 2011.
The Y axis shows the following mother tongues:
- Chinese, n.o.s.
- Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)
- Persian (Farsi)
The X axis shows number of responses.
|Mother tongue||Number of responses|
|Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino)||1,390|
Figure 4.3 Mother-tongue retention,Footnote 2 Nova Scotia, 2011
This stacked bar graph shows mother-tongue retention, Nova Scotia, 2011. There are two data series, one showing complete retention (language spoken most often at home) and the other showing partial retention (language spoken regularly at home).
The Y axis shows the following mother tongues: English, French and non-official language.
The X axis shows mother-tongue retention in percentage.
|Mother tongue||Mother-tongue retention (in percentage)|
|Complete retention: Language spoken most often at home||Partial retention: Language spoken regularly at home|
- Footnote 1
Counts for mother tongue include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
- Footnote 2
Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French. Retention refers to the situation where people speak their mother tongue at home. Retention is defined as 'complete' when the mother tongue is the language spoken most often and 'partial' when it is spoken on a regular basis but not most often. The (complete or partial) retention rate refers to the proportion of the population with a given mother tongue that speaks that language at home most often or on a regular basis. The retention rate provides an indication of a group's linguistic vitality, particularly the importance of transmitting languages between generations.
Figure 4.1, Figure 4.2, Figure 4.3
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of population.
How to cite
Statistics Canada. 2012. Visual Census. 2011 Census. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/vc-rv/index.cfm?Lang=ENG&TOPIC_ID=4&GEOCODE=12 (accessed January 25, 2020).
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