Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Sherbrooke, Territoire équivalent (CD) - Quebec

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Sherbrooke, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 159,195 100 152,445 100
English 2,190 1.4 2,025 1.3
French 86,730 54.5 85,820 56.3
English and French 69,185 43.5 63,810 41.9
Neither English nor French 1,085 0.7 795 0.5

Mother tongue3, Sherbrooke, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 159,195 100 152,450 100
English 7,580 4.8 7,530 4.9
French 142,615 89.6 137,535 90.2
Other languages 11,140 7.0 9,300 6.1
Aboriginal languages 10 0.0 10 0.0
Immigrant languages 11,100 7.0 9,260 6.1

Language spoken at home4, Sherbrooke, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 3,570 2,495 1,645 9,895 17,600
French 131,890 11,645 3,165 4,965 151,665
Other languages 3,290 2,970 2,120 3,125 11,505
Aboriginal languages 0 5 5 5 15
Immigrant languages 3,265 2,965 2,110 3,095 11,430
2011
English 3,685 2,160 1,375 8,460 15,680
French 128,705 9,825 2,460 4,570 145,560
Other languages 2,680 2,800 1,490 2,540 9,510
Aboriginal languages 0 0 0 5 5
Immigrant languages 2,665 2,800 1,475 2,505 9,450

Language of work

English used at work, Sherbrooke, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 29,125 33.1 25,610 31.0
Only 1,430 1.6 1,085 1.3
Mostly 2,580 2.9 2,460 3.0
Equally with another language 3,085 3.5 1,640 2.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 22,040 25.0 20,420 24.7
No mention 58,925 66.9 56,955 69.0
Total population9 88,050 100 82,570 100

French used at work, Sherbrooke, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 86,375 98.1 81,325 98.5
Only 58,380 66.3 56,560 68.5
Mostly 22,285 25.3 20,660 25.0
Equally with another language 3,140 3.6 1,675 2.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 2,575 2.9 2,425 2.9
No mention 1,670 1.9 1,240 1.5
Total population9 88,050 100 82,570 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 1,090 1.2 845 1.0
Only 130 0.1 40 0.0
Mostly 85 0.1 50 0.1
Equally with another language 165 0.2 95 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 710 0.8 655 0.8
No mention 86,960 98.8 81,720 99.0
Total population9 88,050 100 82,570 100

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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