Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Laval, Territoire équivalent (CD) - Quebec

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Laval, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 418,000 100 397,565 100
English 21,180 5.1 19,905 5.0
French 144,750 34.6 145,655 36.6
English and French 243,635 58.3 224,625 56.5
Neither English nor French 8,435 2.0 7,380 1.9

Mother tongue3, Laval, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 417,995 100 397,570 100
English 40,830 9.8 36,240 9.1
French 253,205 60.6 253,990 63.9
Other languages 145,865 34.9 124,490 31.3
Aboriginal languages 25 0.0 20 0.0
Immigrant languages 145,695 34.9 124,365 31.3

Language spoken at home4, Laval, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 25,660 29,650 20,110 39,285 114,700
French 208,615 48,535 32,210 39,080 328,440
Other languages 34,890 31,930 31,870 47,555 146,245
Aboriginal languages 10 5 5 10 30
Immigrant languages 34,785 31,915 31,765 47,480 145,940
2011
English 22,925 28,410 15,045 34,670 101,055
French 216,510 42,580 22,915 34,170 316,175
Other languages 31,290 27,760 22,710 42,835 124,595
Aboriginal languages 0 0 0 10 15
Immigrant languages 31,215 27,755 22,590 42,785 124,345

Language of work

English used at work, Laval, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 141,210 60.0 117,730 55.8
Only 10,670 4.5 7,875 3.7
Mostly 22,855 9.7 22,125 10.5
Equally with another language 35,765 15.2 19,130 9.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 71,925 30.6 68,595 32.5
No mention 94,075 40.0 93,385 44.2
Total population9 235,285 100 211,115 100

French used at work, Laval, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 221,725 94.2 200,760 95.1
Only 90,510 38.5 90,450 42.8
Mostly 72,945 31.0 69,625 33.0
Equally with another language 35,910 15.3 19,110 9.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 22,370 9.5 21,575 10.2
No mention 13,555 5.8 10,360 4.9
Total population9 235,285 100 211,115 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 11,700 5.0 9,925 4.7
Only 855 0.4 745 0.4
Mostly 925 0.4 805 0.4
Equally with another language 3,080 1.3 1,990 0.9
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 6,835 2.9 6,385 3.0
No mention 223,585 95.0 201,190 95.3
Total population9 235,285 100 211,115 100

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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