Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Calgary, (CMA) - Alberta

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

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 47,840 11.4 3.5
Punjabi (Panjabi) 42,135 10.0 3.0
Cantonese 36,320 8.6 2.6
Spanish 30,610 7.3 2.2
Mandarin 29,765 7.1 2.2

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

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 50,200 12.3 3.6
Punjabi (Panjabi) 44,300 10.8 3.2
Cantonese 35,620 8.7 2.6
Spanish 34,995 8.6 2.5
Mandarin 30,740 7.5 2.2

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Calgary, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,381,345 100 1,205,175 100
English 1,249,525 90.5 1,088,785 90.3
French 1,270 0.1 1,040 0.1
English and French 100,430 7.3 89,350 7.4
Neither English nor French 30,125 2.2 26,000 2.2

Mother tongue4, Calgary, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,381,340 100 1,205,170 100
English 976,255 70.7 880,765 73.1
French 26,170 1.9 23,175 1.9
Other languages 419,975 30.4 328,575 27.3
Aboriginal languages 1,020 0.1 1,140 0.1
Immigrant languages 418,550 30.3 327,115 27.1

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

Language spoken at home1, Calgary, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 949,825 115,250 86,610 100,230 1,251,915
French 3,595 5,035 4,130 15,810 28,565
Other languages 124,480 96,165 84,550 103,335 408,530
Aboriginal languages 135 75 165 680 1,060
Immigrant languages 124,000 96,090 84,135 102,300 406,525
2011
English 873,045 94,695 51,020 77,860 1,096,620
French 3,080 4,225 3,000 13,940 24,250
Other languages 104,135 74,490 49,745 84,335 312,705
Aboriginal languages 115 100 150 690 1,060
Immigrant languages 103,735 74,380 49,405 83,310 310,825

Language of work

English used at work, Calgary, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 860,240 99.2 703,850 99.3
Only 811,910 93.7 669,455 94.4
Mostly 32,830 3.8 25,480 3.6
Equally with another language 10,075 1.2 4,355 0.6
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 5,425 0.6 4,560 0.6
No mention 6,650 0.8 5,300 0.7
Total population9 866,890 100 709,150 100

French used at work, Calgary, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 12,700 1.5 10,850 1.5
Only 670 0.1 435 0.1
Mostly 1,465 0.2 1,095 0.2
Equally with another language 1,855 0.2 1,160 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 8,710 1.0 8,165 1.2
No mention 854,190 98.5 698,300 98.5
Total population9 866,890 100 709,150 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 43,175 5.0 29,985 4.2
Only 5,940 0.7 4,795 0.7
Mostly 3,985 0.5 3,515 0.5
Equally with another language 8,400 1.0 3,300 0.5
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 24,850 2.9 18,370 2.6
No mention 823,720 95.0 679,160 95.8
Total population9 866,890 100 709,150 100

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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