Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Northern Rockies, Regional district (CD) - British Columbia

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Northern Rockies, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 5,380 100 5,570 100
English 5,230 97.2 5,385 96.7
French 0 0.0 0 0.0
English and French 135 2.5 170 3.1
Neither English nor French 15 0.3 20 0.4

Mother tongue3, Northern Rockies, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 5,385 100 5,570 100
English 4,860 90.3 5,095 91.5
French 70 1.3 80 1.4
Other languages 575 10.7 490 8.8
Aboriginal languages 200 3.7 215 3.9
Immigrant languages 365 6.8 270 4.8

Language spoken at home4, Northern Rockies, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 4,895 235 90 75 5,290
French 5 10 10 25 45
Other languages 85 60 85 220 450
Aboriginal languages 15 15 25 75 135
Immigrant languages 70 50 55 140 310
2011
English 5,165 200 70 65 5,500
French 10 5 5 30 50
Other languages 65 60 65 175 360
Aboriginal languages 15 10 35 55 115
Immigrant languages 50 50 30 115 245

Language of work

English used at work, Northern Rockies, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 3,405 100.0 4,125 99.9
Only 3,340 98.1 4,075 98.7
Mostly 60 1.8 35 0.8
Equally with another language 10 0.3 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 0 0.0 0 0.0
No mention 0 0.0 10 0.2
Total population9 3,405 100 4,130 100

French used at work, Northern Rockies, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 15 0.4 15 0.4
Only 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mostly 0 0.0 0 0.0
Equally with another language 10 0.3 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 15 0.4 20 0.5
No mention 3,390 99.6 4,110 99.5
Total population9 3,405 100 4,130 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 50 1.5 35 0.8
Only 0 0.0 10 0.2
Mostly 0 0.0 0 0.0
Equally with another language 0 0.0 10 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 45 1.3 20 0.5
No mention 3,355 98.5 4,090 99.0
Total population9 3,405 100 4,130 100

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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