Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Ottawa, Census division (CD) - Ontario

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Ottawa, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 923,375 100 872,450 100
English 549,395 59.5 522,980 59.9
French 12,680 1.4 12,915 1.5
English and French 347,510 37.6 324,690 37.2
Neither English nor French 13,790 1.5 11,865 1.4

Mother tongue3, Ottawa, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 923,370 100 872,450 100
English 591,915 64.1 567,455 65.0
French 145,750 15.8 139,195 16.0
Other languages 221,775 24.0 193,725 22.2
Aboriginal languages 795 0.1 660 0.1
Immigrant languages 220,645 23.9 192,780 22.1

Language spoken at home4, Ottawa, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 562,660 118,235 53,855 86,060 820,815
French 40,730 45,180 20,470 66,425 172,805
Other languages 51,365 48,035 44,680 69,820 213,895
Aboriginal languages 85 120 180 430 820
Immigrant languages 51,000 47,885 44,320 69,080 212,285
2011
English 544,170 108,290 39,565 80,125 772,140
French 42,990 43,045 16,170 61,345 163,550
Other languages 47,885 44,110 31,190 63,270 186,455
Aboriginal languages 70 70 130 425 695
Immigrant languages 47,565 44,020 30,920 62,535 185,035

Language of work

English used at work, Ottawa, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 531,140 98.2 476,255 98.0
Only 373,810 69.1 335,085 69.0
Mostly 111,515 20.6 104,980 21.6
Equally with another language 26,855 5.0 15,990 3.3
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 18,960 3.5 20,195 4.2
No mention 9,785 1.8 9,620 2.0
Total population9 540,925 100 485,870 100

French used at work, Ottawa, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 152,555 28.2 139,205 28.7
Only 7,855 1.5 7,860 1.6
Mostly 17,370 3.2 18,890 3.9
Equally with another language 23,665 4.4 14,520 3.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 103,670 19.2 97,935 20.2
No mention 388,370 71.8 346,665 71.3
Total population9 540,925 100 485,870 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 17,780 3.3 14,205 2.9
Only 1,720 0.3 1,585 0.3
Mostly 1,735 0.3 1,425 0.3
Equally with another language 4,025 0.7 1,890 0.4
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 10,295 1.9 9,310 1.9
No mention 523,145 96.7 471,665 97.1
Total population9 540,925 100 485,870 100

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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