Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Region 2, Region (CD) - Northwest Territories

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Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Region 2, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Region 2, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Region 2, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Region 2, 2006 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Region 2, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 2,435 100 2,340 100
English 2,320 95.3 2,230 95.3
French 0 0.0 5 0.2
English and French 95 3.9 80 3.4
Neither English nor French 20 0.8 30 1.3

Mother tongue3, Region 2, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 2,435 100 2,340 100
English 1,735 71.3 1,675 71.6
French 30 1.2 15 0.6
Other languages 710 29.2 660 28.2
Aboriginal languages 670 27.5 625 26.7
Immigrant languages 45 1.8 35 1.5

Language spoken at home4, Region 2, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 1,685 380 40 200 2,305
French 0 5 5 15 25
Other languages 125 195 40 365 725
Aboriginal languages 110 195 30 345 680
Immigrant languages 5 5 10 25 45
2011
English 1,710 315 0 190 2,220
French 5 0 0 10 20
Other languages 120 190 5 305 615
Aboriginal languages 120 190 0 300 610
Immigrant languages 0 0 0 5 5

Language of work

English used at work, Region 2, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 1,415 99.3 1,360 98.6
Only 1,145 80.4 1,050 76.1
Mostly 185 13.0 240 17.4
Equally with another language 10 0.7 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 85 6.0 60 4.3
No mention 10 0.7 20 1.4
Total population9 1,425 100 1,380 100

French used at work, Region 2, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 10 0.7 10 0.7
Only 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mostly 0 0.0 0 0.0
Equally with another language 0 0.0 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 10 0.7 0 0.0
No mention 1,415 99.3 1,370 99.3
Total population9 1,425 100 1,380 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Region 2, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 270 18.9 320 23.2
Only 15 1.1 20 1.4
Mostly 85 6.0 65 4.7
Equally with another language 0 0.0 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 170 11.9 230 16.7
No mention 1,155 81.1 1,060 76.8
Total population9 1,425 100 1,380 100

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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