Data tables, 2016 Census

Aboriginal Mother Tongue (90), Single and Multiple Mother Tongue Responses (3), Aboriginal Identity (9), Registered or Treaty Indian Status (3), Residence by Aboriginal Geography (10) and Age (12) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details aboriginal mother tongue , single and multiple mother tongue responses , aboriginal identity , registered or treaty indian status , residence by aboriginal geography and age for the population in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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Aboriginal mother tongue (90) Single and multiple mother tongue responses (3)
Total - Single and multiple mother tongue responsesFootnote 4 Single mother tongue responsesFootnote 5 Multiple mother tongue responsesFootnote 6
Total - Mother tongueFootnote 7 4,560,240 4,460,595 99,640
Official languages 3,299,015 3,199,380 99,640
English 3,240,015 3,142,270 97,745
French 70,500 57,105 13,400
Non-official languages 1,351,290 1,261,220 90,070
Aboriginal languages 10,190 8,190 1,995
Algonquian languages 1,335 1,005 335
Blackfoot 35 40 10
Cree-Montagnais languages 1,070 805 270
Atikamekw 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0
Moose Cree 0 10 0
Naskapi 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 15 15 0
Plains Cree 200 160 40
Southern East Cree 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 70 45 20
Woods Cree 50 45 10
Cree, n.o.s. 730 530 200
Eastern Algonquian languages 15 15 10
Malecite 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 15 10 0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 210 150 65
Algonquin 10 10 0
Ojibway 195 135 65
Oji-Cree 10 10 0
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 2,750 2,270 485
Northern Athabaskan languages 2,725 2,255 475
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 115 100 15
Beaver 170 150 20
Carrier 1,220 1,005 215
Chilcotin 790 650 135
Dene 100 75 25
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 0
Gwich'in 10 0 0
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0
Sekani 110 100 10
Slavey-Hare languages 100 70 25
North Slavey (Hare) 10 0 0
South Slavey 20 15 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 70 50 20
Tahltan languages 120 100 20
Kaska (Nahani) 15 15 0
Tahltan 100 85 10
Tutchone languages 0 0 0
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0
Southern Tutchone 10 0 0
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 20 15 10
Haida 140 85 55
Inuit languages 105 105 0
Inuinnaqtun 0 0 0
Inuktitut 70 65 0
Inuvialuktun 10 10 0
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 30 30 0
Iroquoian languages 25 10 15
Cayuga 0 0 0
Mohawk 25 10 10
Oneida 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Kutenai 95 85 10
Michif 65 45 15
Salish languages 2,670 2,145 520
Comox 100 95 10
Halkomelem 525 435 90
Lillooet 355 315 45
Okanagan 325 260 65
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 570 375 195
Squamish 50 30 20
Straits 100 70 30
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 385 335 45
Salish languages, n.i.e. 255 235 20
Siouan languages 45 40 0
Dakota 20 25 0
Stoney 15 10 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0
Tlingit 25 25 0
Tsimshian languages 1,675 1,435 235
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 990 850 140
Nisga'a 435 360 75
Tsimshian 250 225 30
Wakashan languages 1,075 815 255
Haisla 130 85 45
Heiltsuk 110 95 10
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 445 330 120
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 380 305 75
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 185 125 55
Non-Aboriginal languages 1,341,100 1,253,030 88,070

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the 2016 Census of Population. For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the Census of Population.

For more information on Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 3

Residence on or off reserve refers to whether the person's usual place of residence is in a census subdivision (CSD) that is defined as 'on reserve' or 'off reserve.'

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the Census of Population.

For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 4

The category 'Total - Single and multiple mother tongue responses' indicates the number of respondents who reported each language, either as their only response, or in combination with another language. Total responses represent the sum of single mother tongue responses and multiple mother tongue responses received in the census.

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Footnote 5

A single mother tongue response occurs when a respondent provides one language only.

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Footnote 6

A multiple mother tongue response occurs when a respondent provides two or more languages.

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Footnote 7

This is a total population count. The sum of the languages in this table is greater than the total population count because a person may report more than one language in the census.

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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-X2016362.

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