Data tables, 2016 Census

First Official Language Spoken (7), Language Spoken Most Often at Home (269), Age (15A) and Sex (3) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 100% Data The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correction

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This table details first official language spoken , language spoken most often at home , age and sex for the population excluding institutional residents in Waterloo
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Language spoken most often at home (269) First official language spoken (7)
Total - First official language spoken English French English and French Neither English nor French Official language minority (number)Footnote 1 Official language minority (percentage)Footnote 2
Total - Language spoken most often at homeFootnote 3 529,425 511,840 5,830 2,605 9,140 7,135 1.3
Single responses 506,010 489,255 5,425 2,195 9,145 6,520 1.3
Official languages 441,795 436,480 5,315 0 0 5,315 1.2
English 440,135 436,355 3,780 0 0 3,780 0.9
French 1,660 125 1,535 0 0 1,540 92.8
Non-official languages 64,220 52,780 105 2,190 9,145 1,205 1.9
Aboriginal languages 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Algonquian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Cree-Montagnais languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Atikamekw 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Moose Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Naskapi 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Northern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Plains Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Swampy Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Woods Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Cree, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Eastern Algonquian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ojibway 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Athabaskan languages 0 5 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Northern Athabaskan languages 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Dene 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Gwich'in 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Sekani 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
South Slavey 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tahltan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tahltan 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tutchone languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Haida 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Inuit languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Inuktitut 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Iroquoian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Mohawk 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Oneida 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Kutenai 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Michif 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Salish languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Halkomelem 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Lillooet 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Squamish 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Straits 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Siouan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Stoney 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tsimshian 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Wakashan languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Haisla 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Heiltsuk 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Non-Aboriginal languages 64,215 52,770 105 2,195 9,145 1,200 1.9
Afro-Asiatic languages 6,380 4,655 35 265 1,430 165 2.6
Berber languages 15 0 0 10 0 5 33.3
Kabyle 15 0 0 5 5 5 33.3
Berber languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Cushitic languages 800 635 0 15 145 10 1.3
Bilen 85 60 0 0 20 0 0.0
Oromo 50 40 0 5 15 0 0.0
Somali 650 535 0 10 105 10 1.5
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Semitic languages 5,565 4,010 35 240 1,280 155 2.8
Amharic 525 480 0 10 40 5 1.0
Arabic 4,235 2,865 30 215 1,125 135 3.2
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 175 140 0 0 35 0 0.0
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 25 20 0 0 5 0 0.0
Harari 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hebrew 55 45 0 0 5 0 0.0
Maltese 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tigrigna 510 425 0 15 75 5 1.0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 30 20 0 0 10 0 0.0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Austro-Asiatic languages 2,515 1,905 10 45 560 30 1.2
Khmer (Cambodian) 130 100 0 0 25 5 3.8
Vietnamese 2,380 1,805 5 40 535 25 1.1
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Austronesian languages 780 765 0 0 15 0 0.0
Bikol 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Cebuano 25 25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Fijian 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Hiligaynon 25 25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Ilocano 30 30 0 0 0 0 0.0
Malagasy 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Malay 60 55 0 0 10 0 0.0
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Pangasinan 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 645 635 0 0 5 0 0.0
Waray-Waray 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Creole languages 85 40 5 40 0 20 23.5
Haitian Creole 5 0 0 5 0 0 0.0
Creole, n.o.s. 50 20 5 30 0 20 40.0
Creole languages, n.i.e. 30 25 0 5 0 0 0.0
Dravidian languages 925 840 0 15 60 10 1.1
Kannada 35 35 0 0 0 0 0.0
Malayalam 360 330 0 5 25 0 0.0
Tamil 360 335 0 5 20 5 1.4
Telugu 160 140 0 5 15 0 0.0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hmong-Mien languages 190 150 0 0 40 5 2.6
Indo-European languages 40,615 33,715 55 1,575 5,265 845 2.1
Albanian 540 440 0 5 95 0 0.0
Armenian 410 295 0 55 60 30 7.3
Balto-Slavic languages 8,810 7,600 5 380 825 195 2.2
Baltic languages 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Latvian 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Lithuanian 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Slavic languages 8,795 7,585 5 380 825 195 2.2
Belarusan 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Bosnian 260 225 0 10 30 5 1.9
Bulgarian 65 55 5 5 0 5 7.7
Croatian 865 775 0 20 70 10 1.2
Czech 235 220 0 10 5 5 2.1
Macedonian 130 115 0 5 10 0 0.0
Polish 2,165 1,940 5 50 170 30 1.4
Russian 990 800 0 75 115 40 4.0
Serbian 3,230 2,735 0 170 330 90 2.8
Serbo-Croatian 225 200 0 5 20 5 2.2
Slovak 200 180 0 5 10 5 2.5
Slovene (Slovenian) 50 45 0 0 0 0 0.0
Ukrainian 270 205 0 15 50 10 3.7
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 100 95 0 0 5 0 0.0
Celtic languages 0 5 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Scottish Gaelic 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Welsh 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Germanic languages 6,700 5,900 10 110 680 65 1.0
Afrikaans 35 30 0 0 0 0 0.0
Danish 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dutch 420 345 0 25 45 15 3.6
Frisian 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
German 6,170 5,450 10 80 630 45 0.7
Icelandic 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Norwegian 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Swedish 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Vlaams (Flemish) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Yiddish 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 55 50 0 0 10 0 0.0
Greek 470 405 0 10 50 10 2.1
Indo-Iranian languages 11,920 10,035 10 310 1,560 165 1.4
Indo-Aryan languages 8,365 7,090 5 195 1,075 105 1.3
Bengali 530 485 0 15 30 10 1.9
Gujarati 1,670 1,375 0 25 275 15 0.9
Hindi 760 710 0 15 35 10 1.3
Kashmiri 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Konkani 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Marathi 65 60 0 0 5 5 7.7
Nepali 155 100 5 15 35 10 6.5
Oriya (Odia) 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 3,110 2,510 0 70 535 35 1.1
Sindhi 115 105 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 120 105 0 5 10 5 4.2
Urdu 1,805 1,615 0 45 145 25 1.4
Iranian languages 3,445 2,860 0 110 470 60 1.7
Kurdish 335 255 0 5 75 5 1.5
Pashto 615 525 0 20 70 10 1.6
Persian (Farsi) 2,495 2,080 0 85 320 45 1.8
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 110 85 0 5 10 5 4.5
Italic (Romance) languages 11,755 9,035 30 700 1,990 380 3.2
Catalan 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Italian 360 315 0 20 30 10 2.8
Portuguese 4,045 2,760 10 65 1,210 45 1.1
Romanian 2,720 2,060 10 365 285 185 6.8
Spanish 4,615 3,885 15 250 465 140 3.0
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Japanese 245 190 5 10 45 10 4.1
Kartvelian languages 0 0 0 0 5 0 not applicable ...
Georgian 0 5 0 0 5 0 not applicable ...
Korean 1,495 1,305 0 40 160 20 1.3
Mongolic languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Mongolian 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Niger-Congo languages 175 140 5 20 10 10 5.7
Akan (Twi) 20 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Bamanankan 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Edo 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ewe 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ga 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ganda 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Igbo 10 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Lingala 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Rundi (Kirundi) 5 0 0 5 0 5 100.0
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 5 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Shona 25 25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Swahili 60 45 0 10 5 5 8.3
Wolof 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Yoruba 10 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 30 25 0 5 5 5 16.7
Nilo-Saharan languages 115 110 0 0 10 0 0.0
Dinka 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 115 110 0 0 10 0 0.0
Sign languages 170 130 0 5 40 0 0.0
American Sign Language 80 70 0 5 15 5 6.3
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Sign languages, n.i.e 90 60 0 5 30 0 0.0
Sino-Tibetan languages 8,980 7,510 0 135 1,335 65 0.7
Chinese languages 8,650 7,240 0 130 1,280 65 0.8
Cantonese 1,165 920 0 10 235 5 0.4
Hakka 35 25 0 0 10 0 0.0
Mandarin 6,885 5,825 0 115 940 60 0.9
Min Dong 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 65 55 0 0 10 0 0.0
Wu (Shanghainese) 65 45 0 5 20 0 0.0
Chinese, n.o.s. 420 355 0 5 60 5 1.2
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tibeto-Burman languages 335 270 0 0 60 0 0.0
Burmese 135 125 0 0 15 0 0.0
Karenic languages 120 80 0 5 40 0 0.0
Tibetan 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 75 60 0 0 10 5 6.7
Tai-Kadai languages 560 455 0 15 90 10 1.8
Lao 510 415 0 10 90 5 1.0
Thai 50 45 0 5 0 0 0.0
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Turkic languages 430 370 0 15 40 5 1.2
Azerbaijani 20 15 0 0 5 0 0.0
Turkish 390 340 0 15 35 10 2.6
Uyghur 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Uzbek 5 5 0 5 5 0 0.0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 15 10 0 0 5 0 0.0
Uralic languages 525 465 0 25 40 15 2.9
Estonian 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Finnish 10 10 0 0 5 0 0.0
Hungarian 505 450 0 20 40 10 2.0
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Other languages, n.i.e. 20 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Multiple responses 23,410 22,590 410 410 0 610 2.6
English and French 685 200 280 205 0 380 55.5
English and non-official language 22,260 22,225 35 0 0 40 0.2
French and non-official language 65 15 45 0 0 50 76.9
English, French and non-official language 410 150 50 210 0 155 37.8

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

The official language minority population of Quebec includes all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. The official language minority population of the country overall and of every province and territory other than Quebec includes individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Footnote 2

The official language minority population of Quebec includes all individuals with English as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French. The official language minority population of the country overall and of every province and territory other than Quebec includes individuals with French as a first official language spoken and half of those with both English and French.

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Footnote 3

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-X2016070.

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