Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Abitibi-Ouest, Municipalité régionale de comté (CD) - Quebec

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Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Abitibi-Ouest, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Abitibi-Ouest, 2006 to 2016

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Abitibi-Ouest, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 20,365 100 20,790 100
English 15 0.1 20 0.1
French 17,175 84.3 17,720 85.2
English and French 3,165 15.5 3,050 14.7
Neither English nor French 5 0.0 0 0.0

Mother tongue3, Abitibi-Ouest, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 20,365 100 20,790 100
English 200 1.0 185 0.9
French 20,160 99.0 20,570 98.9
Other languages 85 0.4 100 0.5
Aboriginal languages 5 0.0 15 0.1
Immigrant languages 80 0.4 75 0.4

Language spoken at home4, Abitibi-Ouest, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 35 30 60 375 500
French 19,795 405 70 50 20,310
Other languages 10 20 15 45 85
Aboriginal languages 0 0 0 5 5
Immigrant languages 10 20 10 35 75
2011
English 35 40 55 345 475
French 20,250 370 70 50 20,740
Other languages 10 10 20 45 90
Aboriginal languages 0 5 0 10 15
Immigrant languages 10 10 20 40 70

Language of work

English used at work, Abitibi-Ouest, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 1,280 12.1 1,255 11.7
Only 65 0.6 20 0.2
Mostly 150 1.4 105 1.0
Equally with another language 100 0.9 155 1.4
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 970 9.2 975 9.1
No mention 9,260 87.9 9,505 88.3
Total population9 10,540 100 10,760 100

French used at work, Abitibi-Ouest, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 10,480 99.4 10,740 99.8
Only 9,260 87.9 9,490 88.2
Mostly 970 9.2 980 9.1
Equally with another language 100 0.9 155 1.4
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 150 1.4 110 1.0
No mention 65 0.6 20 0.2
Total population9 10,540 100 10,760 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Abitibi-Ouest, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 0 0.0 25 0.2
Only 0 0.0 10 0.1
Mostly 0 0.0 0 0.0
Equally with another language 0 0.0 10 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 0 0.0 15 0.1
No mention 10,540 100.0 10,735 99.8
Total population9 10,540 100 10,760 100

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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