Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Comox Valley, Regional district (CD) - British Columbia

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Comox Valley, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 65,930 100 63,110 100
English 59,655 90.5 57,490 91.1
French 45 0.1 40 0.1
English and French 6,055 9.2 5,440 8.6
Neither English nor French 165 0.3 140 0.2

Mother tongue3, Comox Valley, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 65,930 100 63,105 100
English 60,080 91.1 57,835 91.6
French 1,795 2.7 1,620 2.6
Other languages 4,590 7.0 4,070 6.4
Aboriginal languages 40 0.1 40 0.1
Immigrant languages 4,530 6.9 4,015 6.4

Language spoken at home4, Comox Valley, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 60,980 2,625 675 760 65,030
French 225 285 125 1,065 1,695
Other languages 655 490 565 1,625 3,340
Aboriginal languages 0 0 10 30 40
Immigrant languages 640 485 550 1,560 3,235
2011
English 58,890 2,380 425 660 62,360
French 190 265 80 965 1,500
Other languages 555 405 355 1,490 2,810
Aboriginal languages 5 0 5 30 35
Immigrant languages 535 405 350 1,415 2,705

Language of work

English used at work, Comox Valley, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 35,050 99.6 32,290 99.7
Only 33,760 95.9 31,150 96.2
Mostly 1,025 2.9 880 2.7
Equally with another language 85 0.2 45 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 180 0.5 215 0.7
No mention 135 0.4 85 0.3
Total population9 35,185 100 32,375 100

French used at work, Comox Valley, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 955 2.7 890 2.7
Only 50 0.1 45 0.1
Mostly 115 0.3 115 0.4
Equally with another language 30 0.1 40 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 760 2.2 690 2.1
No mention 34,230 97.3 31,485 97.3
Total population9 35,185 100 32,375 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 505 1.4 350 1.1
Only 85 0.2 35 0.1
Mostly 70 0.2 100 0.3
Equally with another language 55 0.2 10 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 300 0.9 205 0.6
No mention 34,680 98.6 32,025 98.9
Total population9 35,185 100 32,375 100

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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