Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Oshawa, (CMA) - Ontario

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

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Italian 4,100 8.3 1.1
Spanish 3,495 7.1 0.9
Polish 3,410 6.9 0.9
Urdu 3,280 6.6 0.9
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,590 5.2 0.7

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

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Spanish 3,680 8.6 1.0
Urdu 3,500 8.1 0.9
Polish 2,840 6.6 0.8
Italian 2,805 6.5 0.7
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,315 5.4 0.6

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Oshawa, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Oshawa, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Oshawa, 1996 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Oshawa, 1996 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Oshawa, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 376,805 100 353,455 100
English 346,675 92.0 326,960 92.5
French 255 0.1 245 0.1
English and French 27,545 7.3 24,640 7.0
Neither English nor French 2,330 0.6 1,605 0.5

Mother tongue4, Oshawa, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 376,805 100 353,455 100
English 325,340 86.3 310,520 87.9
French 7,950 2.1 7,960 2.3
Other languages 49,415 13.1 39,115 11.1
Aboriginal languages 45 0.0 30 0.0
Immigrant languages 49,220 13.1 38,935 11.0

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, Oshawa, 1996 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, Oshawa, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 326,065 20,160 10,375 9,650 366,250
French 975 1,455 1,145 5,185 8,750
Other languages 9,350 8,365 9,600 15,660 42,975
Aboriginal languages 0 5 15 45 65
Immigrant languages 9,225 8,335 9,490 15,490 42,545
2011
English 313,700 17,830 6,200 7,470 345,195
French 1,050 1,420 845 4,815 8,140
Other languages 7,030 6,185 5,580 13,715 32,505
Aboriginal languages 0 0 0 25 25
Immigrant languages 6,915 6,175 5,490 13,555 32,135

Language of work

English used at work, Oshawa, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 213,205 99.6 193,205 99.8
Only 206,195 96.4 186,670 96.4
Mostly 4,505 2.1 4,925 2.5
Equally with another language 1,500 0.7 760 0.4
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 1,010 0.5 850 0.4
No mention 795 0.4 445 0.2
Total population9 214,000 100 193,650 100

French used at work, Oshawa, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 4,660 2.2 4,650 2.4
Only 340 0.2 260 0.1
Mostly 725 0.3 600 0.3
Equally with another language 940 0.4 480 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 2,655 1.2 3,310 1.7
No mention 209,335 97.8 189,000 97.6
Total population9 214,000 100 193,650 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 3,230 1.5 2,460 1.3
Only 450 0.2 180 0.1
Mostly 285 0.1 250 0.1
Equally with another language 585 0.3 285 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 1,915 0.9 1,740 0.9
No mention 210,770 98.5 191,190 98.7
Total population9 214,000 100 193,650 100

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
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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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