Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Region 6, Region (CD) - Northwest Territories

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Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Region 6, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Region 6, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Region 6, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Region 6, 2006 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Region 6, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 19,920 100 19,485 100
English 16,510 82.9 16,520 84.8
French 55 0.3 40 0.2
English and French 3,275 16.4 2,860 14.7
Neither English nor French 80 0.4 70 0.4

Mother tongue3, Region 6, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 19,925 100 19,485 100
English 15,990 80.3 15,740 80.8
French 1,010 5.1 905 4.6
Other languages 3,485 17.5 3,120 16.0
Aboriginal languages 775 3.9 935 4.8
Immigrant languages 2,700 13.6 2,195 11.3

Language spoken at home4, Region 6, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 15,485 1,780 880 865 19,015
French 275 255 130 660 1,315
Other languages 610 635 790 1,215 3,240
Aboriginal languages 75 95 165 420 750
Immigrant languages 530 540 620 785 2,480
2011
English 15,805 1,775 290 790 18,660
French 210 260 50 515 1,030
Other languages 595 555 255 1,335 2,740
Aboriginal languages 90 50 65 630 835
Immigrant languages 505 505 195 710 1,915

Language of work

English used at work, Region 6, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 13,840 99.6 13,265 99.4
Only 12,750 91.8 12,410 93.0
Mostly 760 5.5 660 4.9
Equally with another language 160 1.2 50 0.4
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 175 1.3 140 1.0
No mention 55 0.4 80 0.6
Total population9 13,895 100 13,345 100

French used at work, Region 6, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 730 5.3 590 4.4
Only 35 0.3 50 0.4
Mostly 135 1.0 115 0.9
Equally with another language 50 0.4 20 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 505 3.6 405 3.0
No mention 13,165 94.7 12,755 95.6
Total population9 13,895 100 13,345 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Region 6, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 430 3.1 360 2.7
Only 20 0.1 30 0.2
Mostly 30 0.2 25 0.2
Equally with another language 115 0.8 30 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 265 1.9 270 2.0
No mention 13,470 96.9 12,985 97.3
Total population9 13,895 100 13,345 100

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
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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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