Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Region 5, Region (CD) - Northwest Territories

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Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Region 5, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Region 5, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Region 5, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Region 5, 2006 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Region 5, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 6,875 100 6,530 100
English 6,350 92.4 6,100 93.4
French 5 0.1 5 0.1
English and French 510 7.4 420 6.4
Neither English nor French 10 0.1 15 0.2

Mother tongue3, Region 5, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 6,880 100 6,535 100
English 5,845 85.0 5,650 86.5
French 195 2.8 140 2.1
Other languages 890 12.9 770 11.8
Aboriginal languages 565 8.2 525 8.0
Immigrant languages 320 4.7 250 3.8

Language spoken at home4, Region 5, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 6,000 510 40 130 6,675
French 35 20 15 105 175
Other languages 155 120 25 420 720
Aboriginal languages 65 85 15 295 460
Immigrant languages 90 30 5 115 250
2011
English 5,865 315 25 215 6,415
French 15 25 5 60 105
Other languages 105 190 15 255 565
Aboriginal languages 65 150 15 185 415
Immigrant languages 40 40 0 60 145

Language of work

English used at work, Region 5, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 4,105 99.4 4,245 99.4
Only 3,850 93.2 4,010 93.9
Mostly 195 4.7 190 4.4
Equally with another language 15 0.4 10 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 40 1.0 35 0.8
No mention 25 0.6 25 0.6
Total population9 4,130 100 4,270 100

French used at work, Region 5, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 105 2.5 60 1.4
Only 15 0.4 10 0.2
Mostly 15 0.4 10 0.2
Equally with another language 10 0.2 10 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 65 1.6 35 0.8
No mention 4,020 97.3 4,210 98.6
Total population9 4,130 100 4,270 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Region 5, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 175 4.2 205 4.8
Only 10 0.2 15 0.4
Mostly 25 0.6 25 0.6
Equally with another language 10 0.2 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 130 3.1 160 3.7
No mention 3,955 95.8 4,065 95.2
Total population9 4,130 100 4,270 100

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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