Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Baffin, Region (CD) - Nunavut

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Baffin, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 18,835 100 16,850 100
English 16,160 85.8 13,805 81.9
French 45 0.2 25 0.1
English and French 1,215 6.5 970 5.8
Neither English nor French 1,410 7.5 2,050 12.2

Mother tongue3, Baffin, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 18,830 100 16,850 100
English 4,435 23.6 3,715 22.0
French 545 2.9 385 2.3
Other languages 14,115 75.0 12,895 76.5
Aboriginal languages 13,580 72.1 12,565 74.6
Immigrant languages 535 2.8 330 2.0

Language spoken at home4, Baffin, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 3,655 2,655 165 6,030 12,500
French 180 135 25 215 555
Other languages 6,125 5,920 145 2,495 14,680
Aboriginal languages 6,045 5,800 130 2,190 14,165
Immigrant languages 70 125 15 300 505
2011
English 3,440 2,210 105 4,935 10,685
French 100 120 5 240 465
Other languages 6,040 4,845 100 2,020 12,995
Aboriginal languages 5,990 4,785 90 1,875 12,740
Immigrant languages 45 60 10 145 255

Language of work

English used at work, Baffin, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 8,740 93.0 7,070 89.2
Only 3,215 34.2 2,690 33.9
Mostly 3,015 32.1 2,290 28.9
Equally with another language 105 1.1 130 1.6
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 2,405 25.6 1,965 24.8
No mention 655 7.0 865 10.9
Total population9 9,395 100 7,930 100

French used at work, Baffin, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 435 4.6 310 3.9
Only 20 0.2 10 0.1
Mostly 45 0.5 40 0.5
Equally with another language 15 0.2 10 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 355 3.8 245 3.1
No mention 8,960 95.4 7,620 96.1
Total population9 9,395 100 7,930 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 5,800 61.7 4,985 62.9
Only 630 6.7 855 10.8
Mostly 2,360 25.1 1,925 24.3
Equally with another language 95 1.0 120 1.5
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 2,715 28.9 2,090 26.4
No mention 3,590 38.2 2,945 37.1
Total population9 9,395 100 7,930 100

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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