Data tables, 2016 Census

Mother Tongue (263), Single and Multiple Mother Tongue Responses (3), Age (7) 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 mother tongue , single and multiple mother tongue responses , age and sex for the population excluding institutional residents in Waterloo
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Mother Tongue (263) Single and multiple mother tongue responses (3)
Total - Single and multiple mother tongue responsesFootnote 1 Single mother tongue responsesFootnote 2 Multiple mother tongue responsesFootnote 3
Total - Mother tongueFootnote 4 529,425 519,350 10,075
Official languages 405,435 395,355 10,075
English 399,260 389,410 9,845
French 7,655 5,940 1,715
Non-official languages 132,815 123,990 8,825
Aboriginal languages 40 30 5
Algonquian languages 25 15 5
Blackfoot 0 0 0
Cree-Montagnais languages 5 5 0
Atikamekw 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0
Moose Cree 0 0 0
Naskapi 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 0 0 0
Plains Cree 0 0 0
Southern East Cree 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 5 5 0
Woods Cree 0 0 0
Cree, n.o.s. 0 5 0
Eastern Algonquian languages 5 5 0
Malecite 0 0 0
Mi'kmaq 0 0 0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 15 5 5
Algonquin 0 0 0
Ojibway 15 10 5
Oji-Cree 0 0 0
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0
Athabaskan languages 5 0 0
Northern Athabaskan languages 5 0 0
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0
Beaver 0 0 0
Carrier 0 0 0
Chilcotin 0 0 0
Dene 0 0 0
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 0
Gwich'in 0 0 0
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0
Sekani 0 0 0
Slavey-Hare languages 0 0 0
North Slavey (Hare) 0 0 0
South Slavey 0 0 0
Slavey, n.o.s. 0 0 0
Tahltan languages 0 0 0
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0
Tahltan 0 0 0
Tutchone languages 0 0 0
Northern Tutchone 0 0 0
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Haida 0 0 0
Inuit languages 5 0 0
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0
Inuktitut 0 0 0
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages 5 5 5
Cayuga 0 0 0
Mohawk 10 5 0
Oneida 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Kutenai 0 0 0
Michif 0 0 0
Salish languages 0 0 0
Comox 0 0 0
Halkomelem 0 0 0
Lillooet 0 0 0
Okanagan 0 0 0
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 0 0 0
Squamish 0 0 0
Straits 0 0 0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 0 0 0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Siouan languages 0 0 0
Dakota 0 0 0
Stoney 0 0 0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Tlingit 0 0 0
Tsimshian languages 0 0 0
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 0 0 0
Nisga'a 0 0 0
Tsimshian 0 0 0
Wakashan languages 0 0 0
Haisla 0 0 0
Heiltsuk 0 0 0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 0 0 0
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 0 0 0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 5 5 0
Non-Aboriginal languages 132,780 123,960 8,820
Afro-Asiatic languages 10,810 9,930 885
Berber languages 25 25 5
Kabyle 25 20 0
Berber languages, n.i.e. 5 0 0
Cushitic languages 1,285 1,210 75
Bilen 100 95 0
Oromo 85 85 0
Somali 1,060 990 75
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 35 40 0
Semitic languages 9,495 8,685 810
Amharic 850 795 50
Arabic 7,205 6,555 650
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 305 285 25
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 35 35 0
Harari 15 15 0
Hebrew 120 115 10
Maltese 80 60 15
Tigrigna 835 780 55
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 45 40 5
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5
Austro-Asiatic languages 4,180 3,955 225
Khmer (Cambodian) 280 265 15
Vietnamese 3,900 3,685 210
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
Austronesian languages 2,550 2,215 335
Bikol 10 15 0
Cebuano 115 110 5
Fijian 0 0 0
Hiligaynon 50 45 5
Ilocano 125 115 5
Malagasy 5 5 0
Malay 190 170 25
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 10 10 0
Pangasinan 0 5 0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2,000 1,710 295
Waray-Waray 5 5 0
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 35 30 5
Creole languages 250 155 95
Haitian Creole 10 5 5
Creole, n.o.s. 150 80 65
Creole languages, n.i.e. 100 70 30
Dravidian languages 2,055 1,775 285
Kannada 110 90 25
Malayalam 705 620 85
Tamil 850 735 115
Telugu 375 320 60
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 15 10 5
Hmong-Mien languages 600 485 115
Indo-European languages 90,510 84,715 5,795
Albanian 1,075 985 85
Armenian 690 645 40
Balto-Slavic languages 19,320 18,400 920
Baltic languages 170 165 5
Latvian 85 85 0
Lithuanian 90 90 0
Slavic languages 19,150 18,235 920
Belarusan 15 15 0
Bosnian 565 535 35
Bulgarian 155 145 5
Croatian 2,215 2,090 120
Czech 770 740 35
Macedonian 265 255 5
Polish 5,550 5,270 285
Russian 1,855 1,775 80
Serbian 5,300 5,070 235
Serbo-Croatian 535 515 20
Slovak 600 570 30
Slovene (Slovenian) 270 255 10
Ukrainian 835 780 55
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 220 210 10
Celtic languages 50 30 20
Scottish Gaelic 20 10 15
Welsh 20 15 0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 5
Germanic languages 18,690 18,000 690
Afrikaans 115 110 5
Danish 185 180 10
Dutch 2,195 2,095 100
Frisian 35 30 5
German 15,950 15,400 550
Icelandic 5 5 5
Norwegian 35 30 5
Swedish 80 75 5
Vlaams (Flemish) 70 65 5
Yiddish 10 5 0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 5
Greek 1,465 1,330 135
Indo-Iranian languages 21,800 19,610 2,190
Indo-Aryan languages 16,065 14,205 1,865
Bengali 1,060 915 140
Gujarati 3,095 2,775 320
Hindi 1,870 1,565 310
Kashmiri 5 5 0
Konkani 55 45 10
Marathi 190 155 35
Nepali 265 255 15
Oriya (Odia) 20 20 0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 5,215 4,745 475
Sindhi 260 235 20
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 290 250 40
Urdu 3,740 3,240 500
Iranian languages 5,505 5,195 315
Kurdish 680 635 45
Pashto 1,100 1,020 75
Persian (Farsi) 3,725 3,540 190
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 225 210 15
Italic (Romance) languages 27,420 25,705 1,715
Catalan 15 15 0
Italian 2,125 1,915 215
Portuguese 10,445 9,780 670
Romanian 5,780 5,560 220
Spanish 9,045 8,435 615
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0
Japanese 450 425 25
Kartvelian languages 5 5 5
Georgian 10 5 5
Korean 2,195 2,090 105
Mongolic languages 5 10 0
Mongolian 10 10 0
Niger-Congo languages 815 660 155
Akan (Twi) 95 65 25
Bamanankan 0 0 0
Edo 15 10 5
Ewe 30 20 10
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 0 0 0
Ga 15 5 5
Ganda 15 10 5
Igbo 50 30 20
Lingala 5 0 0
Rundi (Kirundi) 20 20 0
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 35 35 0
Shona 110 90 15
Swahili 170 140 30
Wolof 10 10 0
Yoruba 100 75 20
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 150 140 15
Nilo-Saharan languages 310 285 25
Dinka 5 5 0
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 305 280 25
Sign languages 180 120 55
American Sign Language 100 70 30
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 80 55 30
Sino-Tibetan languages 13,520 13,055 460
Chinese languages 13,125 12,685 440
Cantonese 2,360 2,200 155
Hakka 80 80 5
Mandarin 9,650 9,400 255
Min Dong 5 5 0
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 260 240 10
Wu (Shanghainese) 105 105 5
Chinese, n.o.s. 650 640 10
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0
Tibeto-Burman languages 400 375 25
Burmese 150 140 10
Karenic languages 130 125 5
Tibetan 5 10 5
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 115 105 10
Tai-Kadai languages 1,245 1,150 95
Lao 1,115 1,025 90
Thai 130 125 5
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 0 0 0
Turkic languages 985 910 75
Azerbaijani 70 70 5
Turkish 860 785 75
Uyghur 15 15 0
Uzbek 15 15 0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 30 30 0
Uralic languages 2,025 1,955 70
Estonian 100 100 5
Finnish 155 150 5
Hungarian 1,770 1,710 60
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Other languages, n.i.e. 75 60 15

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

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 2

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

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Footnote 3

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

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Footnote 4

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-X2016060.

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