Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Nanaimo, Regional district (CD) - British Columbia

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Nanaimo, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 153,160 100 144,920 100
English 142,505 93.0 135,215 93.3
French 15 0.0 50 0.0
English and French 10,015 6.5 9,235 6.4
Neither English nor French 620 0.4 425 0.3

Mother tongue3, Nanaimo, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 153,155 100 144,920 100
English 137,065 89.5 130,415 90.0
French 2,565 1.7 2,530 1.7
Other languages 15,085 9.8 13,250 9.1
Aboriginal languages 195 0.1 130 0.1
Immigrant languages 14,855 9.7 13,080 9.0

Language spoken at home4, Nanaimo, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 139,785 6,010 2,420 2,160 150,375
French 180 235 210 1,555 2,175
Other languages 2,590 1,940 2,265 4,580 11,375
Aboriginal languages 5 0 40 150 190
Immigrant languages 2,555 1,935 2,210 4,380 11,080
2011
English 133,585 5,880 1,535 1,770 142,770
French 210 225 175 1,400 2,010
Other languages 1,910 1,570 1,410 4,675 9,560
Aboriginal languages 10 10 10 210 240
Immigrant languages 1,860 1,560 1,370 4,405 9,205

Language of work

English used at work, Nanaimo, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 79,705 99.7 73,725 99.6
Only 77,815 97.4 71,760 97.0
Mostly 1,375 1.7 1,505 2.0
Equally with another language 260 0.3 180 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 250 0.3 275 0.4
No mention 205 0.3 270 0.4
Total population9 79,910 100 73,990 100

French used at work, Nanaimo, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 850 1.1 990 1.3
Only 30 0.0 70 0.1
Mostly 125 0.2 125 0.2
Equally with another language 75 0.1 65 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 610 0.8 720 1.0
No mention 79,060 98.9 73,005 98.7
Total population9 79,910 100 73,990 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 1,270 1.6 1,350 1.8
Only 170 0.2 200 0.3
Mostly 115 0.1 145 0.2
Equally with another language 200 0.3 125 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 780 1.0 880 1.2
No mention 78,635 98.4 72,645 98.2
Total population9 79,910 100 73,990 100

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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