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 British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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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 4,598,415 4,494,995 103,420
Official languages 3,330,955 3,227,530 103,415
English 3,271,420 3,170,110 101,315
French 71,705 57,420 14,280
Non-official languages 1,360,810 1,267,465 93,355
Aboriginal languages 10,450 8,435 2,020
Algonquian languages 1,375 1,045 330
Blackfoot 45 35 5
Cree-Montagnais languages 1,110 840 270
Atikamekw 0 0 0
Montagnais (Innu) 0 0 0
Moose Cree 5 0 0
Naskapi 0 0 0
Northern East Cree 20 15 5
Plains Cree 185 150 40
Southern East Cree 0 0 0
Swampy Cree 35 30 10
Woods Cree 65 60 10
Cree, n.o.s. 790 585 205
Eastern Algonquian languages 20 15 5
Malecite 5 0 5
Mi'kmaq 15 15 0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 205 155 45
Algonquin 5 10 0
Ojibway 180 140 45
Oji-Cree 10 10 0
Ottawa (Odawa) 5 5 0
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages 2,775 2,305 465
Northern Athabaskan languages 2,755 2,295 465
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 130 110 20
Beaver 180 160 20
Carrier 1,200 1,005 195
Chilcotin 780 650 130
Dene 130 90 40
Dogrib (Tlicho) 5 0 5
Gwich'in 15 15 0
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0
Sekani 95 85 10
Slavey-Hare languages 95 75 25
North Slavey (Hare) 10 5 5
South Slavey 20 20 5
Slavey, n.o.s. 70 50 20
Tahltan languages 120 100 15
Kaska (Nahani) 15 15 0
Tahltan 100 90 15
Tutchone languages 5 5 0
Northern Tutchone 5 5 0
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 20 10 5
Haida 125 75 55
Inuit languages 105 80 25
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 20 10 5
Inuktitut 65 50 15
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 25 20 0
Iroquoian languages 25 15 10
Cayuga 0 0 0
Mohawk 15 10 10
Oneida 0 0 0
Iroquoian languages, n.i.e. 5 5 5
Kutenai 115 100 10
Michif 55 35 20
Salish languages 2,820 2,270 555
Comox 85 80 5
Halkomelem 585 475 105
Lillooet 360 310 50
Okanagan 330 265 65
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 625 440 185
Squamish 55 40 20
Straits 110 80 30
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 375 335 45
Salish languages, n.i.e. 290 250 40
Siouan languages 55 45 15
Dakota 35 30 5
Stoney 10 5 5
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 10 5 0
Tlingit 30 30 0
Tsimshian languages 1,690 1,455 235
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 1,010 880 135
Nisga'a 450 385 65
Tsimshian 230 195 30
Wakashan languages 1,045 795 250
Haisla 145 95 50
Heiltsuk 120 95 25
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 425 320 100
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 350 275 70
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 240 185 55
Non-Aboriginal languages 1,350,360 1,259,030 91,335
Afro-Asiatic languages 27,695 24,875 2,820
Berber languages 170 120 50
Kabyle 50 45 10
Berber languages, n.i.e. 120 80 40
Cushitic languages 1,635 1,505 130
Bilen 5 5 0
Oromo 230 205 20
Somali 1,380 1,275 105
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 15 20 0
Semitic languages 25,825 23,195 2,625
Amharic 1,460 1,365 90
Arabic 19,645 17,480 2,160
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 695 645 45
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 455 440 15
Harari 20 25 0
Hebrew 2,260 2,065 200
Maltese 245 215 30
Tigrigna 880 805 80
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 170 150 15
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 70 55 15
Austro-Asiatic languages 30,790 28,740 2,045
Khmer (Cambodian) 1,695 1,555 135
Vietnamese 29,050 27,150 1,905
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 40 35 5
Austronesian languages 112,395 96,535 15,860
Bikol 395 375 20
Cebuano 4,525 4,065 460
Fijian 530 470 65
Hiligaynon 1,630 1,470 165
Ilocano 5,700 5,240 465
Malagasy 30 20 5
Malay 4,280 3,900 390
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 765 700 65
Pangasinan 315 300 20
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 92,870 78,765 14,100
Waray-Waray 230 215 15
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 1,115 1,020 100
Creole languages 1,235 840 390
Haitian Creole 50 40 15
Creole, n.o.s. 750 500 255
Creole languages, n.i.e. 430 305 125
Dravidian languages 8,695 7,505 1,190
Kannada 340 280 60
Malayalam 2,735 2,385 345
Tamil 4,190 3,610 575
Telugu 1,365 1,170 190
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 65 45 20
Hmong-Mien languages 145 140 5
Indo-European languages 633,895 588,175 45,720
Albanian 1,570 1,470 105
Armenian 1,290 1,195 90
Balto-Slavic languages 87,455 83,110 4,345
Baltic languages 1,115 1,065 50
Latvian 585 565 20
Lithuanian 530 505 25
Slavic languages 86,345 82,040 4,300
Belarusan 95 95 5
Bosnian 1,430 1,360 70
Bulgarian 2,100 2,025 80
Croatian 7,930 7,475 455
Czech 6,175 5,925 250
Macedonian 335 325 15
Polish 17,810 16,910 895
Russian 27,180 25,955 1,225
Serbian 7,315 7,045 265
Serbo-Croatian 1,445 1,390 55
Slovak 3,565 3,400 165
Slovene (Slovenian) 1,210 1,160 45
Ukrainian 9,395 8,635 755
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 365 345 20
Celtic languages 845 615 230
Scottish Gaelic 320 240 80
Welsh 325 280 45
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 195 95 100
Germanic languages 107,730 101,730 6,000
Afrikaans 3,705 3,265 445
Danish 4,870 4,665 210
Dutch 22,170 21,025 1,150
Frisian 305 290 15
German 70,580 66,885 3,700
Icelandic 310 275 30
Norwegian 2,160 2,010 150
Swedish 2,730 2,520 210
Vlaams (Flemish) 480 440 40
Yiddish 330 290 40
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 85 65 20
Greek 6,660 6,115 545
Indo-Iranian languages 324,720 297,800 26,920
Indo-Aryan languages 275,515 250,995 24,515
Bengali 3,515 3,175 340
Gujarati 8,075 6,895 1,185
Hindi 31,470 26,725 4,750
Kashmiri 70 60 5
Konkani 320 255 65
Marathi 725 620 105
Nepali 1,255 1,160 100
Oriya (Odia) 70 70 5
Punjabi (Panjabi) 214,600 198,810 15,790
Sindhi 1,975 1,675 295
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 1,910 1,675 235
Urdu 11,540 9,880 1,655
Iranian languages 48,750 46,390 2,355
Kurdish 1,915 1,770 145
Pashto 1,240 1,150 90
Persian (Farsi) 45,590 43,470 2,120
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 460 415 45
Italic (Romance) languages 103,625 96,135 7,490
Catalan 175 160 15
Italian 24,535 22,680 1,860
Portuguese 18,520 17,450 1,065
Romanian 9,165 8,730 435
Spanish 51,105 47,015 4,095
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 125 105 20
Japanese 23,130 21,350 1,780
Kartvelian languages 85 85 5
Georgian 90 90 0
Korean 54,395 52,155 2,240
Mongolic languages 375 360 15
Mongolian 375 360 15
Niger-Congo languages 4,710 3,725 985
Akan (Twi) 600 495 105
Bamanankan 15 15 0
Edo 100 85 15
Ewe 105 85 15
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 55 45 10
Ga 60 45 15
Ganda 105 90 15
Igbo 325 245 75
Lingala 115 75 40
Rundi (Kirundi) 150 110 40
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 165 155 15
Shona 255 215 45
Swahili 1,065 805 260
Wolof 60 50 10
Yoruba 460 330 125
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 1,075 890 190
Nilo-Saharan languages 390 345 45
Dinka 115 105 10
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 275 240 35
Sign languages 1,720 1,160 560
American Sign Language 740 470 275
Quebec Sign Language 5 0 0
Sign languages, n.i.e 970 685 285
Sino-Tibetan languages 427,275 410,915 16,360
Chinese languages 424,645 408,415 16,230
Cantonese 202,705 193,530 9,175
Hakka 2,445 2,320 125
Mandarin 191,980 186,325 5,660
Min Dong 235 230 5
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 11,720 11,210 510
Wu (Shanghainese) 4,630 4,540 90
Chinese, n.o.s. 10,715 10,050 665
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 210 205 5
Tibeto-Burman languages 2,630 2,500 125
Burmese 1,175 1,125 50
Karenic languages 850 820 30
Tibetan 345 330 15
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 260 230 25
Tai-Kadai languages 4,310 3,985 325
Lao 1,220 1,100 115
Thai 3,065 2,865 200
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 30 20 10
Turkic languages 4,340 4,140 200
Azerbaijani 540 530 10
Turkish 3,295 3,145 150
Uyghur 175 170 10
Uzbek 115 105 15
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 210 190 15
Uralic languages 14,190 13,495 695
Estonian 735 705 30
Finnish 3,955 3,755 200
Hungarian 9,490 9,025 465
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 5 0 5
Other languages, n.i.e. 595 500 95

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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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