Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Kelowna, (CMA) - British Columbia

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

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
German 5,740 24.1 3.0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 2,245 9.4 1.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,155 4.8 0.6
Spanish 1,130 4.7 0.6
Dutch 1,115 4.7 0.6

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

Language Number Percentage of population who spoke at least one language other than English or French at home Percentage of total population
German 3,225 18.0 1.7
Punjabi (Panjabi) 2,340 13.1 1.2
Spanish 1,365 7.6 0.7
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 1,155 6.5 0.6
Mandarin 785 4.4 0.4

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

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

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

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

Knowledge of official languages, Kelowna, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 192,830 100 177,615 100
English 179,040 92.8 165,365 93.1
French 65 0.0 70 0.0
English and French 12,850 6.7 11,520 6.5
Neither English nor French 880 0.5 665 0.4

Mother tongue4, Kelowna, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 192,830 100 177,615 100
English 167,375 86.8 154,230 86.8
French 3,595 1.9 3,595 2.0
Other languages 23,860 12.4 21,620 12.2
Aboriginal languages 150 0.1 140 0.1
Immigrant languages 23,630 12.3 21,405 12.1

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

Language spoken at home1, Kelowna, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 172,285 9,040 3,885 3,495 188,700
French 285 435 290 1,920 2,930
Other languages 3,815 3,075 3,680 7,310 17,880
Aboriginal languages 0 5 25 125 150
Immigrant languages 3,755 3,065 3,620 7,085 17,530
2011
English 160,000 8,460 2,540 3,055 174,050
French 325 395 245 1,890 2,845
Other languages 3,210 2,675 2,360 6,830 15,075
Aboriginal languages 10 10 15 85 125
Immigrant languages 3,145 2,670 2,315 6,655 14,785

Language of work

English used at work, Kelowna, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 112,255 99.7 93,605 99.7
Only 109,415 97.2 91,220 97.1
Mostly 1,915 1.7 1,875 2.0
Equally with another language 520 0.5 210 0.2
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 400 0.4 295 0.3
No mention 340 0.3 320 0.3
Total population9 112,595 100 93,920 100

French used at work, Kelowna, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 1,360 1.2 1,025 1.1
Only 95 0.1 35 0.0
Mostly 190 0.2 95 0.1
Equally with another language 170 0.2 100 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 910 0.8 805 0.9
No mention 111,245 98.8 92,895 98.9
Total population9 112,595 100 93,920 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 1,900 1.7 1,815 1.9
Only 245 0.2 285 0.3
Mostly 215 0.2 195 0.2
Equally with another language 375 0.3 135 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 1,060 0.9 1,195 1.3
No mention 110,700 98.3 92,105 98.1
Total population9 112,595 100 93,920 100

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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