Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

St. John's, (CMA) - Newfoundland and Labrador

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Most common mother tongue languages other than English or French, St. John's, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Arabic 985 12.7 0.5
Mandarin 975 12.6 0.5
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 535 6.9 0.3
Spanish 505 6.5 0.2
Bengali 335 4.3 0.2

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, St. John's, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Arabic 1,040 13.7 0.5
Mandarin 1,010 13.3 0.5
Spanish 605 8.0 0.3
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 540 7.1 0.3
Bengali 310 4.1 0.2

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), St. John's, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), St. John's, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, St. John's, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, St. John's, 1996 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, St. John's, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 204,390 100 194,935 100
English 187,430 91.7 180,240 92.5
French 45 0.0 45 0.0
English and French 16,380 8.0 14,345 7.4
Neither English nor French 535 0.3 305 0.2

Mother tongue4, St. John's, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 204,390 100 194,935 100
English 196,385 96.1 189,575 97.3
French 1,335 0.7 1,090 0.6
Other languages 7,725 3.8 4,925 2.5
Aboriginal languages 60 0.0 60 0.0
Immigrant languages 7,570 3.7 4,745 2.4

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, St. John's, 1996 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, St. John's, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 194,315 4,320 1,750 1,885 202,275
French 185 255 290 1,935 2,665
Other languages 1,870 1,665 1,555 2,515 7,610
Aboriginal languages 0 5 15 50 65
Immigrant languages 1,785 1,655 1,460 2,385 7,285
2011
English 188,135 3,355 820 1,200 193,510
French 180 165 160 1,630 2,145
Other languages 1,225 1,040 705 1,850 4,825
Aboriginal languages 20 0 10 25 65
Immigrant languages 1,125 1,030 640 1,710 4,510

Language of work

English used at work, St. John's, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 122,120 99.8 105,155 99.8
Only 119,375 97.6 103,075 97.9
Mostly 1,865 1.5 1,575 1.5
Equally with another language 340 0.3 155 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 535 0.4 360 0.3
No mention 195 0.2 155 0.1
Total population9 122,315 100 105,315 100

French used at work, St. John's, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 2,345 1.9 1,775 1.7
Only 120 0.1 80 0.1
Mostly 475 0.4 285 0.3
Equally with another language 255 0.2 85 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 1,495 1.2 1,325 1.3
No mention 119,970 98.1 103,540 98.3
Total population9 122,315 100 105,315 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, St. John's, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 640 0.5 500 0.5
Only 75 0.1 80 0.1
Mostly 55 0.0 70 0.1
Equally with another language 105 0.1 65 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 400 0.3 285 0.3
No mention 121,675 99.5 104,810 99.5
Total population9 122,315 100 105,315 100

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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