Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Shawinigan, (CA) - Quebec

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Most common mother tongue languages other than English or French, Shawinigan, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Spanish 100 21.1 0.2
Arabic 85 17.9 0.2
Atikamekw 40 8.4 0.1
Mandarin 35 7.4 0.1
Greek 30 6.3 0.1

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, Shawinigan, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Spanish 180 35.6 0.3
Arabic 70 13.9 0.1
Mandarin 45 8.9 0.1
Atikamekw 35 6.9 0.1
German 20 4.0 0.0

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Shawinigan, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Shawinigan, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Shawinigan, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Shawinigan, 2001 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Shawinigan, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 52,895 100 53,140 100
English 70 0.1 50 0.1
French 40,755 77.0 41,660 78.4
English and French 12,045 22.8 11,395 21.4
Neither English nor French 25 0.0 40 0.1

Mother tongue4, Shawinigan, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 52,890 100 53,140 100
English 760 1.4 720 1.4
French 51,990 98.3 52,385 98.6
Other languages 475 0.9 305 0.6
Aboriginal languages 45 0.1 25 0.0
Immigrant languages 425 0.8 280 0.5

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, Shawinigan, 2001 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, Shawinigan, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 125 205 245 1,500 2,075
French 50,435 1,640 320 255 52,655
Other languages 75 75 105 240 505
Aboriginal languages 5 5 15 25 45
Immigrant languages 65 75 90 210 440
2011
English 120 160 145 1,320 1,750
French 51,100 1,430 215 185 52,935
Other languages 65 45 80 175 360
Aboriginal languages 5 0 5 10 20
Immigrant languages 55 45 70 160 325

Language of work

English used at work, Shawinigan, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 3,275 12.9 2,755 10.3
Only 90 0.4 95 0.4
Mostly 230 0.9 195 0.7
Equally with another language 425 1.7 195 0.7
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 2,520 9.9 2,270 8.5
No mention 22,160 87.1 24,005 89.7
Total population9 25,430 100 26,765 100

French used at work, Shawinigan, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 25,330 99.6 26,655 99.6
Only 22,125 87.0 23,985 89.6
Mostly 2,530 9.9 2,280 8.5
Equally with another language 430 1.7 200 0.7
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 245 1.0 190 0.7
No mention 105 0.4 110 0.4
Total population9 25,430 100 26,765 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 80 0.3 50 0.2
Only 0 0.0 10 0.0
Mostly 10 0.0 0 0.0
Equally with another language 30 0.1 15 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 40 0.2 25 0.1
No mention 25,350 99.7 26,720 99.8
Total population9 25,430 100 26,765 100

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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