Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

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

Montréal, Ville (CSD) - Quebec

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Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Montréal, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.1 description Figure 1.1 Official language minority (number and proportion), Montréal, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Montréal, 2006 to 2016

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Rate of English-French bilingualism, Montréal, 2006 to 2016

Knowledge of official languages, Montréal, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,680,910 100 1,627,950 100
English 170,490 10.1 167,770 10.3
French 503,105 29.9 506,665 31.1
English and French 965,480 57.4 908,090 55.8
Neither English nor French 41,835 2.5 45,420 2.8

Mother tongue3, Montréal, 2011 and 2016

Language 2016 2011
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,680,905 100 1,627,950 100
English 253,130 15.1 243,330 14.9
French 898,350 53.4 872,020 53.6
Other languages 618,785 36.8 585,340 36.0
Aboriginal languages 555 0.0 540 0.0
Immigrant languages 617,655 36.7 584,370 35.9

Language spoken at home4, Montréal, 2011 and 2016

Language Only5 Mostly6 Equally7 Regularly8 Total
2016
English 182,305 123,320 82,080 173,810 561,510
French 704,710 198,475 125,730 164,535 1,193,450
Other languages 176,105 138,985 128,070 178,310 621,475
Aboriginal languages 80 105 115 265 565
Immigrant languages 175,585 138,795 127,600 177,845 619,830
2011
English 179,820 119,135 64,955 156,380 520,295
French 706,045 180,030 96,940 158,135 1,141,145
Other languages 184,180 135,780 100,120 169,985 590,065
Aboriginal languages 50 115 85 230 480
Immigrant languages 183,755 135,615 99,775 169,525 588,680

Language of work

English used at work, Montréal, 2006 and 2016

English used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 628,075 66.5 570,655 63.6
Only 92,325 9.8 88,050 9.8
Mostly 128,115 13.6 131,185 14.6
Equally with another language 133,830 14.2 78,860 8.8
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 273,810 29.0 272,565 30.4
No mention 316,150 33.5 326,700 36.4
Total population9 944,220 100 897,360 100

French used at work, Montréal, 2006 and 2016

French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 831,190 88.0 788,005 87.8
Only 296,520 31.4 305,160 34.0
Mostly 277,485 29.4 277,995 31.0
Equally with another language 133,675 14.2 78,590 8.8
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 123,515 13.1 126,265 14.1
No mention 113,030 12.0 109,355 12.2
Total population9 944,220 100 897,360 100

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

Languages other than English or French used at work 2016 2006
Number Percent Number Percent
All instances 61,060 6.5 61,150 6.8
Only 6,705 0.7 7,425 0.8
Mostly 5,675 0.6 6,220 0.7
Equally with another language 13,910 1.5 10,225 1.1
Regularly (in addition to the main language) 34,770 3.7 37,280 4.2
No mention 883,160 93.5 836,205 93.2
Total population9 944,220 100 897,360 100

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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