Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Wetaskiwin, (CA) - Alberta

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

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 595 34.6 4.8
German 330 19.2 2.7
Cree, n.o.s. 85 4.9 0.7
Spanish 70 4.1 0.6
Plains Cree 50 2.9 0.4

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, Wetaskiwin, 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) 650 43.8 5.3
German 160 10.8 1.3
Cree, n.o.s. 120 8.1 1.0
Spanish 85 5.7 0.7
Plains Cree 55 3.7 0.4

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Wetaskiwin, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 12,375 100 12,235 100
English 11,880 96.0 11,740 96.0
French 0 0.0 5 0.0
English and French 450 3.6 460 3.8
Neither English nor French 40 0.3 30 0.2

Mother tongue4, Wetaskiwin, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 12,375 100 12,235 100
English 10,665 86.2 10,715 87.6
French 215 1.7 200 1.6
Other languages 1,720 13.9 1,460 11.9
Aboriginal languages 160 1.3 120 1.0
Immigrant languages 1,555 12.6 1,335 10.9

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

Language spoken at home1, Wetaskiwin, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 10,760 630 440 260 12,080
French 25 20 15 90 145
Other languages 270 240 425 550 1,485
Aboriginal languages 5 5 45 125 180
Immigrant languages 255 235 385 420 1,290
2011
English 11,020 555 270 190 12,035
French 5 15 20 85 120
Other languages 190 180 260 485 1,120
Aboriginal languages 5 0 15 70 95
Immigrant languages 175 180 240 410 1,000

Language of work

English used at work, Wetaskiwin, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 6,880 99.9 6,385 99.7
Only 6,700 97.2 6,210 97.0
Mostly 140 2.0 160 2.5
Equally with another language 0 0.0 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 30 0.4 10 0.2
No mention 15 0.2 20 0.3
Total population9 6,890 100 6,405 100

French used at work, Wetaskiwin, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 35 0.5 45 0.7
Only 10 0.1 0 0.0
Mostly 15 0.2 10 0.2
Equally with another language 0 0.0 0 0.0
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 15 0.2 35 0.5
No mention 6,855 99.5 6,365 99.4
Total population9 6,890 100 6,405 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 150 2.2 160 2.5
Only 10 0.1 25 0.4
Mostly 15 0.2 0 0.0
Equally with another language 0 0.0 10 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 125 1.8 135 2.1
No mention 6,740 97.8 6,240 97.4
Total population9 6,890 100 6,405 100

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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