Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Cape Breton, County (CD) - Nova Scotia

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Cape Breton, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 97,250 100 100,105 100
English 93,215 95.9 95,865 95.8
French 15 0.0 25 0.0
English and French 3,950 4.1 4,120 4.1
Neither English nor French 70 0.1 95 0.1

Mother tongue3, Cape Breton, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 97,250 100 100,100 100
English 92,315 94.9 94,885 94.8
French 935 1.0 1,070 1.1
Other languages 4,460 4.6 4,520 4.5
Aboriginal languages 2,780 2.9 2,965 3.0
Immigrant languages 1,655 1.7 1,540 1.5

Language spoken at home4, Cape Breton, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 91,530 2,395 555 1,460 95,940
French 95 110 90 685 980
Other languages 1,205 1,360 465 1,745 4,775
Aboriginal languages 830 1,010 185 1,230 3,250
Immigrant languages 350 350 270 510 1,480
2011
English 94,680 2,135 405 1,645 98,865
French 135 120 85 640 980
Other languages 1,085 1,535 330 1,525 4,485
Aboriginal languages 680 1,265 110 975 3,025
Immigrant languages 385 265 215 525 1,395

Language of work

English used at work, Cape Breton, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 47,605 99.6 50,260 99.7
Only 45,910 96.1 48,565 96.3
Mostly 930 1.9 975 1.9
Equally with another language 270 0.6 130 0.3
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 495 1.0 590 1.2
No mention 180 0.4 155 0.3
Total population9 47,790 100 50,410 100

French used at work, Cape Breton, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 770 1.6 825 1.6
Only 75 0.2 60 0.1
Mostly 110 0.2 135 0.3
Equally with another language 160 0.3 95 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 430 0.9 535 1.1
No mention 47,015 98.4 49,590 98.4
Total population9 47,790 100 50,410 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 1,115 2.3 1,045 2.1
Only 110 0.2 90 0.2
Mostly 385 0.8 460 0.9
Equally with another language 110 0.2 35 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 510 1.1 460 0.9
No mention 46,675 97.7 49,370 97.9
Total population9 47,790 100 50,410 100

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
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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