Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census language data

Colchester, County (CD) - Nova Scotia

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Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Colchester, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Colchester, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Colchester, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Colchester, 2006 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Colchester, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 49,995 100 50,420 100
English 46,910 93.8 47,590 94.4
French 5 0.0 10 0.0
English and French 3,035 6.1 2,795 5.5
Neither English nor French 50 0.1 30 0.1

Mother tongue3, Colchester, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 50,000 100 50,425 100
English 48,375 96.8 48,790 96.8
French 610 1.2 660 1.3
Other languages 1,230 2.5 1,200 2.4
Aboriginal languages 130 0.3 200 0.4
Immigrant languages 1,070 2.1 985 2.0

Language spoken at home4, Colchester, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 48,175 1,050 295 235 49,755
French 50 65 65 550 730
Other languages 195 175 225 530 1,130
Aboriginal languages 10 0 30 90 135
Immigrant languages 160 170 185 420 940
2011
English 48,780 905 225 220 50,130
French 80 45 50 455 630
Other languages 210 175 185 465 1,040
Aboriginal languages 25 25 15 120 185
Immigrant languages 180 155 155 325 810

Language of work

English used at work, Colchester, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 27,470 99.8 27,415 99.7
Only 26,950 97.9 26,730 97.2
Mostly 365 1.3 555 2.0
Equally with another language 70 0.3 55 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 85 0.3 75 0.3
No mention 60 0.2 75 0.3
Total population9 27,535 100 27,490 100

French used at work, Colchester, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 480 1.7 560 2.0
Only 60 0.2 55 0.2
Mostly 75 0.3 50 0.2
Equally with another language 45 0.2 50 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 295 1.1 400 1.5
No mention 27,055 98.3 26,930 98.0
Total population9 27,535 100 27,490 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Colchester, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 125 0.5 225 0.8
Only 0 0.0 20 0.1
Mostly 15 0.1 20 0.1
Equally with another language 25 0.1 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 85 0.3 185 0.7
No mention 27,410 99.5 27,265 99.2
Total population9 27,535 100 27,490 100

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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revised
E
use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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