Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Fort St. John, (CA) - British Columbia

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Most common mother tongue languages other than English or French, Fort St. John, 2016

Language Number Percentage of population with a mother tongue other than English or French Percentage of total population
German 615 21.2 2.2
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 540 18.6 1.9
Punjabi (Panjabi) 215 7.4 0.8
Russian 205 7.1 0.7
Spanish 90 3.1 0.3

Most common languages other than English or French spoken at home1, Fort St. John, 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) 580 23.1 2.1
German 395 15.7 1.4
Punjabi (Panjabi) 215 8.6 0.8
Russian 210 8.4 0.7
Hindi 125 5.0 0.4

Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Fort St. John, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Fort St. John, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Fort St. John, 2001 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Fort St. John, 2001 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Fort St. John, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 28,200 100 26,275 100
English 26,770 94.9 24,940 94.9
French 0 0.0 5 0.0
English and French 1,345 4.8 1,265 4.8
Neither English nor French 80 0.3 60 0.2

Mother tongue4, Fort St. John, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 28,200 100 26,275 100
English 25,260 89.6 24,230 92.2
French 365 1.3 330 1.3
Other languages 2,905 10.3 1,890 7.2
Aboriginal languages 75 0.3 95 0.4
Immigrant languages 2,820 10.0 1,780 6.8

Figure 1.3 Mother tongue other than English or French, Fort St. John, 2001 to 2016

Language spoken at home1, Fort St. John, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 25,400 1,070 645 545 27,660
French 15 35 40 230 325
Other languages 515 515 615 870 2,510
Aboriginal languages 5 5 5 45 60
Immigrant languages 505 510 605 815 2,435
2011
English 24,505 910 215 290 25,920
French 15 40 20 225 300
Other languages 325 255 205 700 1,485
Aboriginal languages 5 5 5 70 85
Immigrant languages 325 250 190 610 1,375

Language of work

English used at work, Fort St. John, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 18,270 99.8 16,875 99.9
Only 18,000 98.4 16,705 98.9
Mostly 180 1.0 120 0.7
Equally with another language 55 0.3 20 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 45 0.2 30 0.2
No mention 25 0.1 15 0.1
Total population9 18,300 100 16,890 100

French used at work, Fort St. John, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 105 0.6 95 0.6
Only 10 0.1 0 0.0
Mostly 20 0.1 25 0.1
Equally with another language 10 0.1 10 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 65 0.4 55 0.3
No mention 18,195 99.4 16,795 99.4
Total population9 18,300 100 16,890 100

Languages other than English or French used at work, Fort St. John, 2006 and 2016

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 200 1.1 90 0.5
Only 20 0.1 10 0.1
Mostly 25 0.1 0 0.0
Equally with another language 45 0.2 10 0.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 110 0.6 65 0.4
No mention 18,105 98.9 16,795 99.4
Total population9 18,300 100 16,890 100

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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