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 Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 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 British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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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 4,598,415 4,373,335 55,320 17,995 151,755 64,325 1.4
Single responses 4,365,875 4,147,760 51,620 14,735 151,760 58,990 1.4
Official languages 3,648,500 3,597,805 50,690 0 0 50,695 1.4
English 3,631,700 3,596,795 34,910 0 0 34,910 1.0
French 16,800 1,010 15,785 0 0 15,785 94.0
Non-official languages 717,380 549,955 930 14,735 151,760 8,300 1.2
Aboriginal languages 1,560 1,520 5 10 30 10 0.6
Algonquian languages 100 95 0 5 5 0 0.0
Blackfoot 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Cree-Montagnais languages 85 80 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 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Plains Cree 20 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Southern East Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Swampy Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Woods Cree 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Cree, n.o.s. 65 55 0 0 5 0 0.0
Eastern Algonquian languages 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Malecite 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Mi'kmaq 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Ojibway-Potawatomi languages 15 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Algonquin 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ojibway 15 10 0 0 0 5 33.3
Oji-Cree 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Ottawa (Odawa) 0 0 0 0 5 0 not applicable ...
Algonquian languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Athabaskan languages 610 595 0 5 15 5 0.8
Northern Athabaskan languages 605 590 0 5 15 0 0.0
Babine (Wetsuwet'en) 20 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Beaver 40 40 0 0 0 0 0.0
Carrier 240 240 0 0 0 0 0.0
Chilcotin 255 245 0 0 10 0 0.0
Dene 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dogrib (Tlicho) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Gwich'in 0 0 0 0 5 0 not applicable ...
Sarsi (Sarcee) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Sekani 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Slavey-Hare languages 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
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. 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tahltan languages 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Kaska (Nahani) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tahltan 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tutchone languages 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Northern Tutchone 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Southern Tutchone 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Athabaskan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Haida 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Inuit languages 10 5 0 0 0 5 50.0
Inuinnaqtun (Inuvialuktun) 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Inuktitut 5 5 0 0 0 5 100.0
Inuit languages, n.i.e. 0 5 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Iroquoian languages 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Cayuga 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Mohawk 0 5 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 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Michif 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Salish languages 280 270 0 5 0 0 0.0
Comox 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Halkomelem 50 50 0 0 0 0 0.0
Lillooet 25 25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Okanagan 80 80 0 0 0 0 0.0
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) 50 50 0 0 0 0 0.0
Squamish 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Straits 25 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Thompson (Ntlakapamux) 25 25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Salish languages, n.i.e. 20 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Siouan languages 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dakota 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Stoney 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Siouan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tlingit 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Tsimshian languages 405 405 0 0 0 0 0.0
Gitxsan (Gitksan) 310 305 0 0 5 0 0.0
Nisga'a 70 70 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tsimshian 25 30 0 0 0 0 0.0
Wakashan languages 75 70 0 0 0 0 0.0
Haisla 20 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Heiltsuk 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) 20 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) 25 30 0 0 0 0 0.0
Wakashan languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Aboriginal languages, n.o.s. 40 40 0 0 0 0 0.0
Non-Aboriginal languages 715,815 548,435 925 14,725 151,730 8,285 1.2
Afro-Asiatic languages 13,990 9,640 140 760 3,450 515 3.7
Berber languages 45 10 10 15 10 15 33.3
Kabyle 20 5 5 10 5 10 50.0
Berber languages, n.i.e. 25 5 5 5 5 10 40.0
Cushitic languages 770 610 0 5 155 0 0.0
Bilen 5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0
Oromo 90 85 0 0 5 0 0.0
Somali 660 510 0 5 145 0 0.0
Cushitic languages, n.i.e. 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Semitic languages 13,155 9,010 130 735 3,275 495 3.8
Amharic 595 535 5 5 55 0 0.0
Arabic 10,415 6,810 115 680 2,805 460 4.4
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 405 260 0 0 140 0 0.0
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 310 175 0 0 135 0 0.0
Harari 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Hebrew 900 800 10 55 35 35 3.9
Maltese 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tigrigna 410 335 0 0 75 0 0.0
Semitic languages, n.i.e. 100 65 0 0 25 0 0.0
Afro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e. 15 15 0 0 5 0 0.0
Austro-Asiatic languages 17,870 13,215 60 335 4,255 230 1.3
Khmer (Cambodian) 795 580 0 25 195 15 1.9
Vietnamese 17,050 12,625 60 310 4,055 215 1.3
Austro-Asiatic languages, n.i.e 15 10 0 0 5 0 0.0
Austronesian languages 40,605 39,555 20 150 880 95 0.2
Bikol 75 65 0 0 0 0 0.0
Cebuano 1,300 1,275 0 0 25 0 0.0
Fijian 115 110 0 0 5 0 0.0
Hiligaynon 415 405 0 5 5 5 1.2
Ilocano 1,620 1,545 0 5 70 0 0.0
Malagasy 15 5 5 5 0 5 33.3
Malay 1,120 1,035 0 15 75 5 0.4
Pampangan (Kapampangan, Pampango) 150 145 0 0 5 0 0.0
Pangasinan 60 50 0 0 0 0 0.0
Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 35,375 34,595 15 115 645 75 0.2
Waray-Waray 60 55 0 0 5 0 0.0
Austronesian languages, n.i.e. 305 255 0 0 55 0 0.0
Creole languages 335 90 25 210 15 130 38.8
Haitian Creole 5 0 5 0 0 0 0.0
Creole, n.o.s. 240 35 20 175 10 105 43.8
Creole languages, n.i.e. 90 55 0 40 0 20 22.2
Dravidian languages 3,940 3,615 5 45 275 25 0.6
Kannada 110 100 0 5 0 0 0.0
Malayalam 1,225 1,145 5 5 70 5 0.4
Tamil 2,055 1,850 0 30 170 20 1.0
Telugu 535 505 0 5 30 0 0.0
Dravidian languages, n.i.e. 15 15 0 0 5 0 0.0
Hmong-Mien languages 55 45 0 0 15 0 0.0
Indo-European languages 282,090 224,060 445 9,325 48,260 5,105 1.8
Albanian 690 595 0 15 85 5 0.7
Armenian 545 420 0 65 55 35 6.4
Balto-Slavic languages 31,635 27,335 50 1,590 2,665 840 2.7
Baltic languages 205 200 0 10 5 0 0.0
Latvian 80 80 0 0 0 5 6.3
Lithuanian 125 120 0 5 0 0 0.0
Slavic languages 31,435 27,140 45 1,585 2,660 840 2.7
Belarusan 15 5 0 5 5 0 0.0
Bosnian 595 525 5 25 45 10 1.7
Bulgarian 1,035 820 5 135 70 75 7.2
Croatian 2,235 2,070 0 45 115 25 1.1
Czech 1,600 1,475 5 65 55 40 2.5
Macedonian 155 130 0 10 10 5 3.2
Polish 5,695 5,120 10 230 325 125 2.2
Russian 13,310 11,070 15 685 1,540 360 2.7
Serbian 3,695 3,165 5 255 270 130 3.5
Serbo-Croatian 500 445 0 25 25 15 3.0
Slovak 1,000 910 0 45 45 20 2.0
Slovene (Slovenian) 145 140 0 0 5 0 0.0
Ukrainian 1,430 1,225 0 60 145 30 2.1
Slavic languages, n.i.e. 40 35 0 0 5 0 0.0
Celtic languages 70 65 0 0 0 0 0.0
Scottish Gaelic 35 30 0 0 0 0 0.0
Welsh 25 25 0 0 0 0 0.0
Celtic languages, n.i.e. 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Germanic languages 14,430 12,580 60 1,255 540 685 4.7
Afrikaans 1,475 1,405 0 50 20 25 1.7
Danish 310 285 5 20 0 10 3.2
Dutch 1,895 1,555 5 300 40 150 7.9
Frisian 15 10 0 0 5 0 0.0
German 10,090 8,775 50 810 450 455 4.5
Icelandic 75 70 0 0 0 5 6.7
Norwegian 140 130 0 5 5 5 3.6
Swedish 360 315 0 40 10 20 5.6
Vlaams (Flemish) 50 20 0 30 0 15 30.0
Yiddish 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Germanic languages, n.i.e. 15 10 5 0 0 0 0.0
Greek 2,010 1,775 10 70 160 40 2.0
Indo-Iranian languages 194,590 150,510 120 2,930 41,035 1,585 0.8
Indo-Aryan languages 164,190 124,630 70 1,685 37,795 910 0.6
Bengali 1,815 1,650 0 40 120 20 1.1
Gujarati 2,965 2,635 0 35 295 20 0.7
Hindi 12,315 11,060 10 115 1,125 65 0.5
Kashmiri 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Konkani 45 40 0 0 5 5 11.1
Marathi 270 255 0 5 10 0 0.0
Nepali 665 590 0 10 70 5 0.8
Oriya (Odia) 35 30 0 5 5 0 0.0
Punjabi (Panjabi) 139,080 102,030 55 1,380 35,615 745 0.5
Sindhi 615 565 0 15 35 5 0.8
Sinhala (Sinhalese) 670 630 0 10 35 5 0.7
Urdu 5,705 5,140 5 80 485 40 0.7
Iranian languages 30,205 25,715 45 1,240 3,205 665 2.2
Kurdish 1,075 895 0 15 165 10 0.9
Pashto 700 580 5 5 110 5 0.7
Persian (Farsi) 28,420 24,230 40 1,220 2,930 655 2.3
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. 205 160 5 0 35 5 2.4
Italic (Romance) languages 38,115 30,795 210 3,400 3,710 1,910 5.0
Catalan 65 55 0 10 0 5 7.7
Italian 5,200 4,360 20 280 535 165 3.2
Portuguese 6,720 5,650 20 360 695 195 2.9
Romanian 3,800 2,670 20 770 340 405 10.7
Spanish 22,310 18,050 150 1,980 2,135 1,135 5.1
Italic (Romance) languages, n.i.e. 20 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Japanese 9,860 8,460 15 145 1,240 85 0.9
Kartvelian languages 30 25 0 0 5 0 0.0
Georgian 25 20 0 0 5 0 0.0
Korean 38,610 31,875 15 550 6,160 290 0.8
Mongolic languages 170 150 0 5 20 5 2.9
Mongolian 170 150 0 5 15 0 0.0
Niger-Congo languages 960 660 55 145 90 135 14.1
Akan (Twi) 150 145 0 0 5 0 0.0
Bamanankan 10 5 5 0 0 0 0.0
Edo 15 15 0 0 5 0 0.0
Ewe 20 15 0 5 5 5 25.0
Fulah (Pular, Pulaar, Fulfulde) 20 0 0 15 0 5 25.0
Ga 5 5 0 0 5 0 0.0
Ganda 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0
Igbo 40 35 0 0 5 0 0.0
Lingala 35 10 10 5 5 10 28.6
Rundi (Kirundi) 55 15 10 20 15 20 36.4
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) 60 30 10 10 10 15 25.0
Shona 65 60 0 5 5 5 7.7
Swahili 200 120 20 45 15 40 20.0
Wolof 15 0 5 15 5 10 66.7
Yoruba 65 60 0 0 5 0 0.0
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. 205 140 10 30 25 20 9.8
Nilo-Saharan languages 140 125 0 0 10 0 0.0
Dinka 55 50 0 0 5 0 0.0
Nilo-Saharan languages, n.i.e. 85 80 0 0 5 0 0.0
Sign languages 1,535 960 5 10 565 10 0.7
American Sign Language 455 310 0 5 145 0 0.0
Quebec Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Sign languages, n.i.e 1,080 650 5 0 420 5 0.5
Sino-Tibetan languages 299,420 210,570 120 2,755 85,970 1,500 0.5
Chinese languages 297,670 209,225 120 2,750 85,585 1,490 0.5
Cantonese 137,075 90,920 45 920 45,185 505 0.4
Hakka 700 490 0 5 205 5 0.7
Mandarin 146,435 108,105 65 1,680 36,585 905 0.6
Min Dong 60 45 0 0 20 0 0.0
Min Nan (Chaochow, Teochow, Fukien, Taiwanese) 4,815 3,585 0 45 1,185 25 0.5
Wu (Shanghainese) 2,595 1,660 0 40 895 20 0.8
Chinese, n.o.s. 5,885 4,340 0 60 1,490 30 0.5
Chinese languages, n.i.e. 105 80 0 5 25 0 0.0
Tibeto-Burman languages 1,745 1,350 0 10 385 5 0.3
Burmese 725 615 0 10 100 0 0.0
Karenic languages 730 485 0 0 240 0 0.0
Tibetan 205 170 0 0 35 0 0.0
Tibeto-Burman languages, n.i.e. 90 75 0 0 10 0 0.0
Tai-Kadai languages 1,380 1,190 5 35 155 25 1.8
Lao 455 365 5 20 70 10 2.2
Thai 920 825 0 15 75 10 1.1
Tai-Kadai languages, n.i.e 5 0 0 0 5 0 0.0
Turkic languages 1,690 1,395 5 105 195 55 3.3
Azerbaijani 195 155 0 10 30 5 2.6
Turkish 1,310 1,095 5 80 140 45 3.4
Uyghur 95 80 0 0 15 0 0.0
Uzbek 45 40 5 5 5 0 0.0
Turkic languages, n.i.e. 40 30 0 10 5 5 12.5
Uralic languages 3,005 2,695 5 145 165 80 2.7
Estonian 95 80 0 10 5 5 5.3
Finnish 725 685 5 20 20 15 2.1
Hungarian 2,185 1,930 0 115 140 60 2.7
Uralic languages, n.i.e. 0 0 0 0 0 0 not applicable ...
Other languages, n.i.e. 145 120 0 5 20 0 0.0
Multiple responses 232,540 225,570 3,705 3,260 0 5,335 2.3
English and French 6,160 1,945 2,505 1,700 0 3,355 54.5
English and non-official language 222,665 222,320 350 0 0 350 0.2
French and non-official language 650 175 475 0 0 480 73.8
English, French and non-official language 3,065 1,130 375 1,560 0 1,150 37.5

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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-X2016071.

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