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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 Greater Vancouver
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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 2,440,145 2,265,310 25,705 14,465 134,655 32,940 1.3
Single responses 2,252,465 2,082,210 23,420 12,175 134,655 29,510 1.3
Official languages 1,631,365 1,608,705 22,665 0 0 22,665 1.4
English 1,622,735 1,608,220 14,515 0 0 14,515 0.9
French 8,630 480 8,145 0 0 8,145 94.4
Non-official languages 621,100 473,505 760 12,175 134,655 6,850 1.1
Aboriginal languages 100 95 0 0 10 0 0.0
Algonquian languages 25 25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Blackfoot 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Cree-Montagnais languages 20 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
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 5 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 5 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Cree, n.o.s. 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
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 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ojibway 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
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 15 10 0 0 5 5 33.3
Northern Athabaskan languages 15 10 0 5 5 0 0.0
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Beaver 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Carrier 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Chilcotin 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Dene 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
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 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
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 5 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Salish languages 15 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Halkomelem 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Lillooet 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Okanagan 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Squamish 0 0 0 5 0 0 not applicable ...
Straits 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 0 5 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Siouan languages 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dakota 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
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 15 10 0 0 5 0 0.0
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 5 5 0 0 5 0 0.0
Nisga'a 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tsimshian 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Wakashan languages 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
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 5 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 20 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Non-Aboriginal languages 620,995 473,415 760 12,175 134,650 6,845 1.1
Afro-Asiatic languages 11,905 8,280 120 640 2,860 445 3.7
Berber languages 35 5 10 15 10 15 42.9
Kabyle 15 0 0 10 0 10 66.7
Berber languages, n.i.e. 20 5 5 10 5 10 50.0
Cushitic languages 695 535 0 10 150 5 0.7
Bilen 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Oromo 75 70 0 0 10 0 0.0
Somali 615 465 0 10 140 5 0.8
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Semitic languages 11,160 7,725 115 620 2,695 425 3.8
Amharic 540 485 0 0 45 5 0.9
Arabic 8,680 5,755 105 565 2,255 390 4.5
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 400 260 0 0 140 5 1.3
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 305 165 0 0 135 0 0.0
Harari 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hebrew 785 695 10 45 30 30 3.8
Maltese 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tigrigna 355 290 0 0 65 0 0.0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 85 60 5 5 25 0 0.0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 10 5 0 0 5 0 0.0
Austro-Asiatic languages 15,000 10,990 55 275 3,680 195 1.3
Khmer (Cambodian) 615 435 0 20 160 10 1.6
Vietnamese 14,365 10,540 50 260 3,510 185 1.3
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 20 15 0 0 5 0 0.0
Austronesian languages 35,340 34,440 15 120 765 75 0.2
Bikol 65 65 0 0 0 0 0.0
Cebuano 1,085 1,065 0 5 20 0 0.0
Fijian 100 95 0 0 5 0 0.0
Hiligaynon 355 350 5 5 5 5 1.4
Ilocano 1,465 1,395 0 5 60 5 0.3
Malagasy 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Malay 1,050 970 0 15 65 5 0.5
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 140 135 0 0 0 0 0.0
Pangasinan 55 55 0 0 5 0 0.0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 30,695 30,040 15 95 555 55 0.2
Waray-Waray 55 50 0 5 0 0 0.0
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 260 215 0 0 45 0 0.0
Creole languages 285 60 25 195 10 115 40.4
Haitian Creole 5 0 5 0 0 5 100.0
Creole, n.o.s. 205 20 20 155 15 100 48.8
Creole languages, n.i.e. 75 40 0 35 0 20 26.7
Dravidian languages 3,350 3,060 5 45 245 25 0.7
Kannada 95 85 0 10 0 5 5.3
Malayalam 885 820 0 5 60 0 0.0
Tamil 1,930 1,740 0 25 160 15 0.8
Telugu 425 400 0 0 20 5 1.2
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hmong-Mien languages 55 40 0 0 15 0 0.0
Indo-European languages 220,600 176,145 350 7,340 36,770 4,020 1.8
Albanian 525 450 0 10 65 5 1.0
Armenian 505 390 0 65 50 30 5.9
Balto-Slavic languages 25,650 22,155 35 1,350 2,105 715 2.8
Baltic languages 160 150 0 5 0 5 3.1
Latvian 65 65 0 0 0 0 0.0
Lithuanian 90 85 0 5 0 0 0.0
Slavic languages 25,485 22,005 35 1,345 2,100 705 2.8
Belarusan 15 5 0 0 5 0 0.0
Bosnian 540 480 0 20 40 10 1.9
Bulgarian 925 730 5 130 55 70 7.6
Croatian 1,795 1,660 0 35 100 20 1.1
Czech 1,025 950 5 40 40 25 2.4
Macedonian 120 110 0 5 10 5 4.2
Polish 4,490 4,035 5 185 265 100 2.2
Russian 10,795 9,020 10 590 1,170 305 2.8
Serbian 3,475 2,975 5 240 255 125 3.6
Serbo-Croatian 435 385 0 25 25 10 2.3
Slovak 775 705 0 35 35 15 1.9
Slovene (Slovenian) 65 55 0 0 5 0 0.0
Ukrainian 1,005 865 0 40 105 20 2.0
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 25 25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Celtic languages 30 30 0 0 5 0 0.0
Scottish Gaelic 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Welsh 15 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 0 5 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Germanic languages 4,665 3,955 20 565 125 300 6.4
Afrikaans 515 490 0 15 5 10 1.9
Danish 180 165 0 10 5 5 2.8
Dutch 690 540 0 130 15 65 9.4
Frisian 0 0 0 0 5 0 not applicable ...
German 2,895 2,435 15 360 85 200 6.9
Icelandic 50 45 0 5 0 0 0.0
Norwegian 70 65 0 5 0 5 7.1
Swedish 220 185 0 30 5 15 6.8
Vlaams (Flemish) 20 10 0 10 0 5 25.0
Yiddish 10 10 0 5 5 5 50.0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Greek 1,730 1,515 10 60 145 40 2.3
Indo-Iranian languages 156,835 122,795 115 2,505 31,430 1,365 0.9
Indo-Aryan languages 127,625 97,950 65 1,310 28,300 715 0.6
Bengali 1,575 1,435 0 40 100 20 1.3
Gujarati 2,745 2,430 5 35 270 20 0.7
Hindi 11,230 10,075 10 95 1,055 60 0.5
Kashmiri 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Konkani 40 35 0 5 5 0 0.0
Marathi 240 230 0 5 5 0 0.0
Nepali 550 490 0 5 55 5 0.9
Oriya (Odia) 30 25 0 0 5 0 0.0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 104,855 77,475 45 1,040 26,290 565 0.5
Sindhi 595 540 0 15 35 10 1.7
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 600 560 0 5 35 0 0.0
Urdu 5,165 4,650 0 70 445 35 0.7
Iranian languages 29,035 24,705 45 1,190 3,095 640 2.2
Kurdish 1,020 845 0 15 160 10 1.0
Pashto 660 550 0 5 110 5 0.8
Persian (Farsi) 27,355 23,310 45 1,175 2,830 630 2.3
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 175 140 0 0 30 5 2.9
Italic (Romance) languages 30,665 24,855 170 2,785 2,855 1,565 5.1
Catalan 60 45 0 5 5 5 8.3
Italian 3,945 3,290 15 210 430 125 3.2
Portuguese 5,115 4,330 10 295 475 165 3.2
Romanian 3,220 2,280 20 645 275 340 10.6
Spanish 18,310 14,895 125 1,625 1,670 935 5.1
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 15 10 0 0 0 5 33.3
Japanese 8,230 7,030 10 115 1,075 70 0.9
Kartvelian languages 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Georgian 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Korean 34,225 28,190 15 485 5,535 255 0.7
Mongolic languages 165 140 0 5 15 5 3.0
Mongolian 160 140 0 5 15 0 0.0
Niger-Congo languages 725 510 45 115 65 100 13.8
Akan (Twi) 125 120 0 0 0 0 0.0
Bamanankan 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Edo 20 15 0 0 5 0 0.0
Ewe 15 10 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 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Igbo 35 30 0 0 5 0 0.0
Lingala 35 10 10 10 5 15 42.9
Rundi (Kirundi) 55 15 10 15 10 20 36.4
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 45 25 5 15 10 10 22.2
Shona 40 35 0 0 0 5 12.5
Swahili 155 90 15 40 15 35 22.6
Wolof 0 0 5 5 0 0 not applicable ...
Yoruba 40 35 0 0 5 0 0.0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 155 110 5 25 5 20 12.9
Nilo-Saharan languages 105 95 0 0 10 0 0.0
Dinka 40 40 0 0 5 0 0.0
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 65 60 0 0 5 0 0.0
Sign languages 830 475 0 5 345 5 0.6
American Sign Language 300 205 5 0 95 5 1.7
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 5 0 0 not applicable ...
Sign languages, n.i.e 530 270 0 0 255 5 0.9
Sino-Tibetan languages 285,510 199,915 105 2,630 82,850 1,425 0.5
Chinese languages 283,885 198,665 105 2,625 82,490 1,420 0.5
Cantonese 132,190 87,545 40 895 43,705 490 0.4
Hakka 670 475 0 5 195 5 0.7
Mandarin 138,680 101,820 60 1,595 35,205 855 0.6
Min Dong 65 45 0 0 20 0 0.0
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 4,640 3,450 0 40 1,155 25 0.5
Wu (Shanghainese) 2,495 1,590 0 35 870 15 0.6
Chinese, n.o.s. 5,045 3,665 5 50 1,325 25 0.5
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 105 80 0 5 20 0 0.0
Tibeto-Burman languages 1,630 1,255 0 10 360 5 0.3
Burmese 685 590 0 5 90 5 0.7
Karenic languages 685 455 0 0 230 0 0.0
Tibetan 165 130 0 0 35 5 3.0
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 90 75 0 0 15 0 0.0
Tai-Kadai languages 1,015 880 0 25 105 15 1.5
Lao 330 270 5 10 50 5 1.5
Thai 670 610 0 15 50 5 0.7
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 10 5 0 0 5 0 0.0
Turkic languages 1,550 1,275 5 85 185 50 3.2
Azerbaijani 180 140 0 10 30 10 5.6
Turkish 1,195 995 5 60 130 35 2.9
Uyghur 100 80 0 0 15 0 0.0
Uzbek 40 35 0 0 5 0 0.0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 40 30 0 5 5 5 12.5
Uralic languages 1,980 1,770 0 95 115 50 2.5
Estonian 75 60 0 10 5 0 0.0
Finnish 430 405 0 15 10 10 2.3
Hungarian 1,470 1,300 5 70 100 35 2.4
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Other languages, n.i.e. 110 95 0 0 15 0 0.0
Multiple responses 187,680 183,105 2,285 2,290 0 3,430 1.8
English and French 3,475 1,050 1,385 1,040 0 1,910 55.0
English and non-official language 181,310 181,050 260 0 0 255 0.1
French and non-official language 495 145 350 0 0 355 71.7
English, French and non-official language 2,400 860 290 1,250 0 915 38.1

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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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