Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Region 1, Region (CD) - Northwest Territories

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Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Region 1, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Region 1, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Region 1, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Region 1, 2006 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Region 1, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 6,265 100 6,640 100
English 5,975 95.4 6,395 96.3
French 0 0.0 0 0.0
English and French 285 4.5 240 3.6
Neither English nor French 0 0.0 0 0.0

Mother tongue3, Region 1, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 6,265 100 6,640 100
English 5,405 86.3 5,655 85.2
French 75 1.2 80 1.2
Other languages 870 13.9 1,100 16.6
Aboriginal languages 660 10.5 915 13.8
Immigrant languages 205 3.3 180 2.7

Language spoken at home4, Region 1, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 5,265 735 55 120 6,170
French 10 25 15 40 85
Other languages 85 100 45 700 925
Aboriginal languages 35 45 30 600 710
Immigrant languages 45 55 20 100 220
2011
English 5,885 490 5 140 6,530
French 15 25 0 45 90
Other languages 100 115 5 445 670
Aboriginal languages 70 70 5 380 520
Immigrant languages 30 55 0 65 145

Language of work

English used at work, Region 1, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 3,425 99.9 3,785 99.5
Only 3,270 95.3 3,635 95.5
Mostly 135 3.9 115 3.0
Equally with another language 15 0.4 10 0.3
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 10 0.3 25 0.7
No mention 10 0.3 15 0.4
Total population9 3,430 100 3,805 100

French used at work, Region 1, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 50 1.5 25 0.7
Only 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mostly 10 0.3 0 0.0
Equally with another language 10 0.3 10 0.3
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 40 1.2 15 0.4
No mention 3,385 98.7 3,775 99.2
Total population9 3,430 100 3,805 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Region 1, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 115 3.4 145 3.8
Only 0 0.0 20 0.5
Mostly 10 0.3 25 0.7
Equally with another language 10 0.3 10 0.3
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 95 2.8 100 2.6
No mention 3,320 96.8 3,655 96.1
Total population9 3,430 100 3,805 100

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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