Data tables, 2016 Census

Mother Tongue (8), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (187), Other Language Spoken Regularly at Home (9), Generation Status (6), Age (8B) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details mother tongue , language spoken most often at home , other language spoken regularly at home , generation status , age and sex for the population in private households in Quebec / Québec
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Language spoken most often at home (187) Mother tongue (8)
Total - Mother tongue English French Non-official language English and French English and non-official language French and non-official language English, French and non-official language
Total - Language spoken most often at homeFootnote 2 7,965,450 598,050 6,129,855 1,062,890 67,995 25,730 64,900 16,035
Single responses 7,652,940 578,255 6,066,980 912,725 43,605 14,350 29,980 7,045
Official languages 7,064,050 570,515 6,050,370 361,540 42,450 10,910 23,395 4,875
English 780,745 515,945 71,515 162,985 16,080 10,165 1,290 2,765
French 6,283,305 54,570 5,978,855 198,560 26,365 745 22,105 2,105
Non-official languages 588,890 7,740 16,610 551,190 1,155 3,440 6,585 2,170
Aboriginal languages 40,065 480 430 38,880 0 85 170 10
Non-Aboriginal languages 548,825 7,260 16,180 512,305 1,150 3,355 6,415 2,155
Afro-Asiatic languages 93,255 885 4,190 84,925 245 530 2,015 475
Berber languages 7,585 0 295 7,140 0 0 145 10
Kabyle 5,185 0 175 4,900 0 0 110 0
Berber languages, n.i.e. 2,400 0 120 2,245 0 0 35 10
Cushitic languages 550 15 10 520 10 0 0 0
Bilen 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Oromo 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Somali 525 15 10 495 0 0 0 0
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Semitic languages 84,950 865 3,885 77,095 240 525 1,860 470
Amharic 340 15 0 300 10 10 0 0
Arabic 82,560 730 3,760 75,025 215 510 1,855 470
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 160 0 0 155 0 0 0 0
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harari 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Hebrew 1,720 105 130 1,455 10 10 10 0
Maltese 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tigrigna 115 10 0 100 10 0 0 0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 55 0 0 50 0 0 0 0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 165 0 0 165 0 0 0 0
Austro-Asiatic languages 25,090 425 1,365 22,685 110 45 325 130
Khmer (Cambodian) 5,370 35 210 4,970 10 0 100 35
Vietnamese 19,710 390 1,155 17,705 95 40 225 95
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Austronesian languages 10,260 700 15 9,090 20 420 10 10
Bikol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cebuano 140 0 0 120 0 20 0 0
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hiligaynon 210 15 0 200 0 0 0 0
Ilocano 615 15 0 575 0 20 0 0
Malagasy 420 10 15 400 0 0 0 0
Malay 130 0 0 130 0 0 0 0
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 40 0 0 40 0 0 0 0
Pangasinan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 8,600 645 10 7,545 20 370 10 0
Waray-Waray 25 0 0 10 0 15 0 0
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 85 15 0 70 0 0 0 0
Creole languages 20,930 110 2,365 17,610 90 20 685 45
Haitian Creole 860 0 105 735 0 0 10 0
Creole, n.o.s. 19,655 110 2,235 16,530 60 20 660 35
Creole languages, n.i.e. 415 0 25 340 25 0 15 10
Dravidian languages 11,735 360 235 10,700 30 270 75 65
Kannada 110 0 0 85 0 15 0 0
Malayalam 180 10 0 165 0 10 0 0
Tamil 11,075 340 235 10,100 30 230 75 65
Telugu 370 10 0 350 0 10 0 0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hmong-Mien languages 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Indo-European languages 303,280 3,390 5,395 288,875 395 1,620 2,510 1,100
Albanian 1,575 10 35 1,485 0 10 30 10
Armenian 12,165 35 90 11,865 10 55 45 60
Balto-Slavic languages 40,215 365 535 38,515 30 165 410 190
Baltic languages 190 20 0 175 0 0 0 0
Latvian 80 0 0 75 0 0 0 0
Lithuanian 115 20 0 95 0 0 0 0
Slavic languages 40,025 350 535 38,340 30 170 410 190
Belarusan 25 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Bosnian 835 0 10 770 0 0 50 10
Bulgarian 4,865 40 35 4,695 0 25 60 0
Croatian 1,040 15 0 1,010 0 10 0 0
Czech 450 10 10 430 0 0 0 10
Macedonian 85 10 0 70 0 0 0 0
Polish 6,070 30 80 5,860 0 30 35 35
Russian 20,820 205 345 19,840 20 70 220 115
Serbian 1,980 10 20 1,910 0 10 25 15
Serbo-Croatian 1,065 0 10 1,045 0 0 10 0
Slovak 265 0 0 255 0 0 0 0
Slovene (Slovenian) 270 0 0 265 0 0 0 0
Ukrainian 2,245 30 45 2,145 0 20 15 0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scottish Gaelic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic languages 9,395 170 80 8,915 10 135 50 40
Afrikaans 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Danish 50 0 0 50 0 0 0 0
Dutch 410 0 0 395 0 0 0 10
Frisian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
German 2,425 40 55 2,280 0 10 30 10
Icelandic 30 0 0 20 0 0 10 0
Norwegian 15 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Swedish 70 0 0 65 0 10 0 0
Vlaams (Flemish) 45 0 10 40 0 0 0 0
Yiddish 6,300 125 0 6,005 10 120 0 35
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 20 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Greek 17,965 195 50 17,495 10 125 35 65
Indo-Iranian languages 54,645 1,300 540 51,465 150 695 245 250
Indo-Aryan languages 32,145 860 275 30,125 85 545 95 155
Bengali 8,010 195 100 7,435 65 145 30 40
Gujarati 4,210 45 25 4,030 10 55 25 20
Hindi 1,480 80 0 1,340 0 45 0 10
Kashmiri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Konkani 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Marathi 70 10 0 60 0 10 0 0
Nepali 1,115 10 15 1,075 0 0 15 0
Oriya (Odia) 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 9,435 210 45 9,025 15 90 0 50
Sindhi 105 0 0 80 0 30 0 0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 500 15 0 465 0 20 0 0
Urdu 7,180 295 80 6,575 0 160 20 45
Iranian languages 22,185 425 265 21,055 65 135 150 95
Kurdish 490 0 0 480 0 0 0 0
Pashto 1,085 30 25 1,010 0 10 0 20
Persian (Farsi) 20,610 395 240 19,565 65 125 145 75
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 320 10 0 285 0 20 0 0
Italic (Romance) languages 167,315 1,315 4,060 159,135 190 440 1,690 485
Catalan 160 0 0 150 0 0 0 0
Italian 33,440 390 375 32,290 30 140 140 90
Portuguese 17,340 170 375 16,490 15 55 195 50
Romanian 25,085 135 435 24,065 55 25 235 130
Spanish 91,245 625 2,880 86,100 90 215 1,120 210
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 45 0 0 45 0 0 0 0
Japanese 930 10 35 875 0 0 0 0
Kartvelian languages 80 0 0 80 0 0 0 0
Georgian 85 0 0 80 0 0 0 0
Korean 3,600 65 15 3,455 0 35 10 0
Mongolic languages 175 0 10 160 0 0 0 0
Mongolian 175 0 0 160 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages 7,810 70 720 6,770 35 20 180 0
Akan (Twi) 405 45 0 320 25 10 0 0
Bamanankan 280 0 20 250 0 0 10 0
Edo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ewe 155 0 0 145 0 0 10 0
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 450 0 65 370 0 10 10 0
Ga 20 10 0 10 0 0 0 0
Ganda 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Igbo 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Lingala 710 0 150 535 0 0 25 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 1,145 0 95 1,025 0 0 20 0
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 435 0 55 350 0 0 15 0
Shona 30 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Swahili 1,180 10 70 1,080 0 0 25 0
Wolof 1,265 0 110 1,105 0 0 50 0
Yoruba 60 0 0 60 0 0 0 0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 1,650 0 150 1,470 0 0 25 0
Nilo-Saharan languages 180 0 10 165 0 0 0 0
Dinka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 175 0 10 165 0 0 10 0
Sign languages 1,835 165 530 965 10 20 160 0
American Sign Language 110 55 0 55 0 0 0 0
Quebec Sign Language 730 0 195 435 0 0 100 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 995 110 330 475 0 15 55 0
Sino-Tibetan languages 60,395 1,015 1,035 57,165 205 360 340 290
Chinese languages 60,195 1,000 1,030 56,965 205 355 340 290
Cantonese 17,665 235 130 17,040 50 110 50 45
Hakka 175 0 15 155 0 0 0 0
Mandarin 37,075 650 705 34,885 145 205 240 240
Min Dong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 1,865 15 55 1,780 0 0 10 0
Wu (Shanghainese) 665 0 10 645 0 10 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 2,675 105 110 2,390 0 35 30 0
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 65 0 0 70 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages 205 10 0 195 0 0 0 0
Burmese 60 0 0 60 0 0 0 0
Karenic languages 80 0 0 85 0 0 0 0
Tibetan 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 45 10 0 40 0 0 0 0
Tai-Kadai languages 2,540 10 75 2,405 10 0 30 20
Lao 2,320 0 55 2,210 0 0 30 25
Thai 220 10 15 195 0 0 0 0
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages 4,660 40 160 4,375 0 0 70 0
Azerbaijani 120 0 0 120 0 0 0 0
Turkish 4,245 40 165 3,965 0 10 70 10
Uyghur 135 0 0 130 0 0 0 10
Uzbek 125 0 0 125 0 0 0 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 40 0 0 40 0 0 0 0
Uralic languages 1,805 10 15 1,770 0 0 0 0
Estonian 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Finnish 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Hungarian 1,765 10 15 1,730 0 10 0 0
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 260 15 15 225 0 0 0 0
Multiple responses 312,510 19,795 62,875 150,165 24,390 11,375 34,920 8,990
English and French 82,935 13,640 35,245 8,685 22,410 620 1,050 1,295
English and non-official language 53,420 4,425 435 38,300 305 8,690 250 1,005
French and non-official language 137,285 240 23,025 82,575 390 290 29,630 1,135
English, French and non-official language 38,870 1,490 4,170 20,610 1,290 1,775 3,985 5,555

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

For more information on generation status variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

n.i.e. = not included elsewhere
n.o.s. = not otherwise specified

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016196.

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