Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Québec, Territoire équivalent (CD) - Quebec

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Québec, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 560,305 100 544,475 100
English 1,390 0.2 1,170 0.2
French 330,785 59.0 337,370 62.0
English and French 226,265 40.4 204,385 37.5
Neither English nor French 1,875 0.3 1,550 0.3

Mother tongue3, Québec, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 560,310 100 544,475 100
English 11,100 2.0 10,645 2.0
French 525,055 93.7 516,175 94.8
Other languages 30,425 5.4 22,385 4.1
Aboriginal languages 670 0.1 375 0.1
Immigrant languages 29,540 5.3 21,830 4.0

Language spoken at home4, Québec, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 2,130 3,815 3,630 26,495 36,070
French 496,570 34,445 9,255 10,410 550,680
Other languages 6,630 7,240 6,685 10,865 31,420
Aboriginal languages 150 140 170 225 675
Immigrant languages 6,370 7,090 6,345 10,520 30,325
2011
English 2,105 3,405 2,655 21,810 29,975
French 494,525 27,720 5,835 8,375 536,450
Other languages 5,235 5,500 3,880 8,230 22,840
Aboriginal languages 60 80 75 130 345
Immigrant languages 5,060 5,400 3,675 7,990 22,115

Language of work

English used at work, Québec, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 78,070 23.7 65,600 21.3
Only 1,695 0.5 1,455 0.5
Mostly 5,135 1.6 4,415 1.4
Equally with another language 8,850 2.7 5,180 1.7
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 62,390 19.0 54,550 17.7
No mention 250,740 76.3 242,270 78.7
Total population9 328,815 100 307,870 100

French used at work, Québec, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 326,760 99.4 305,935 99.4
Only 248,845 75.7 240,850 78.2
Mostly 63,360 19.3 55,150 17.9
Equally with another language 9,205 2.8 5,390 1.8
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 5,350 1.6 4,545 1.5
No mention 2,055 0.6 1,945 0.6
Total population9 328,815 100 307,870 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 3,665 1.1 3,075 1.0
Only 180 0.1 305 0.1
Mostly 330 0.1 280 0.1
Equally with another language 800 0.2 460 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 2,355 0.7 2,035 0.7
No mention 325,150 98.9 304,795 99.0
Total population9 328,815 100 307,870 100

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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revised
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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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